Bartenders coming from across the border and venturing into a much smaller town then our own we did not know what to expect of the Arena but after pretty much closing down the bar with the other patrons we came to the conclusion that it was a great bar. Being bartenders too we know we can be abit critical of some bars but for a Sunday night, this place was great. We were greeted at the door by the doorman and manager ""Rob."" (not sure if they just didnt believe that our Canadian ID's were real) He was nice, welcoming, curtious, helpful with information, and not bad at making the drinks! (Thank you for the paralyzers by the way)...Not having milk was odd for us because its a popular mix for our bars but we managed.....50 taps!! WOW.....definitly a must try next time we dont need to be up at 7AM....The food was good....we did not get a chance to try everything but the pizza was good ( need to have pineapples for those weird Canadians!)....and the nachos were great!
The bartenders were ok, I could agree with the fact that they seemed to have paid more attention to the hockey team that was there, but our waitress Cassie made sure we got our drinks and we werent ever sitting empty handed. She was excellent! The crowd was good and it was busy, but it did seem that VIPs did get special treatment. Understandable when I guess they could be tipping big...but so can out of towners :D. Music was good, and the live band was awesome!!....too bad they didnt play for longer sets.
Great atmosphere for just socializing and drinks. We played pool and enjoyed meeting others from the city. We highly recommend it to others looking for an exciting night thats both fun and kind of low key. We are bringing back more of our friends in the next month to hopefully enjoy and experience the same fun and atmosphere as we had.
Thanks again for making our stay fun....Hi ROB and Cassie...the Canadian girls from Sunday :)