Welcome To The Johnsons
123 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
02/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I am laughing at the reviews below because I have totally been there & experienced how insane that bartender is (the crazy Asian). So hello Welcome to the Johnsons- has this girl been fired yet? I'm sure there are plenty of sane people more than willing to take her job. I know businesses can respond to posts so let us know when T.C.A. has been fired! Until I hear from someone, I won't be going back.
02/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
i will only go back after reading all these reviews if that crazy woman is not behind the bar... wow... i was looking forward to having my party there... back in the day i use to go there all the time and it was fun... i'm sure she just needs to helped, BETTY FORD style.
01/31/2009Provided by Citysearch -
welcome to the JOHNsons, son of JOHN, i am a brother of a JON. i am compelled to review this place cause they let you sleep there on Wednesday plus dudes their racquetball court is enormous. theres this bartender there that looks somewhat like an Asian woman she was screaming at me and me and her ended up screaming at each other for hours, at the bar. once i FOUND A PINECONE in my bloody mary. it took me thirty times to get the name right of this ONE drink i wanted to order, it was garnished with a slice of yellow american, CELLOPHANE OFF. also, last time i was there i had just one bloody mary and they tried to charge me for 27.
I'm still trying to pick my jaw up of the floor after last night's bizarre occurrence!!! Last night I went to this bar to celebrate my friend's birthday. Suddenly, completely unprovoked, the bartender, (YES I'M REFERRING TO THE SAME INSANE, 90 POUND, CRAZY HAND-WAVING ASIAN GIRL DESCRIBED BELOW) completely lost her mind and started screaming at my friend, calling her every 4 letter word I've ever heard...AND THEN SOME!! I'm pretty certain she in clinically insane, or at least bipolar. Clearly this was her normal behavior because her 15 minute rant which included a freakish throbbing vein in her forehead seemed to completely unphase her fellow bartender. This lunatic needs to be fired and thrown back in the institution she escaped from as she has no business working with the public!
I think the reviews below are way too kind...
Not only did the Asian, female bartender at Welcome to the Johnsons forget to take her medication, but I think she may potentially be Schizophrenic or bi-polar.
To start with - she LOVES to yell... AND WAVE HER ARMS MANIACALLY! When she called last call for happy hour beers - it looked and sounded like she was screaming for her life or for an audition to be scripted into the worst horror flick ever.
After she demanded tips - while her service was beyond dispicable - she proceeded to yell at patrons to clean up after themselves - HOURS BEFORE THEY PLANNED ON LEAVING!
Let's just say that on top of her being a court case waiting to happen - and a threat to those around her (and herself) she is also costing that bar money! I GUARANTEE that many ppl would have stayed and enjoyed themselves or even gone back again - had it NOT BEEN FOR HER!
It's too bad too - bc that money could have been used to fumigate the armpit stench of the bar or maybe put towards some new decor...
Either way - I WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN!
And by one, I mean Alice, the crazy speed freak bartender who traded in her strait jacket and padded room for plastic covered seats at the straight bar. All I can say is WOW. One really got away. I smell a a fat payout in the making for a good lawyer and some lucky patron that has the misfortune of coming across Ms. Prozac Nation. KA-CHING!
if you want to be cursed out by a crazy asian bartender for absolutely ZERO reason....definitely go here!!! i was here last night for a bday party & have never experienced something so ridiculous. we are a nice group of people- fun, smart & definitely not looking to start a fight with a 90 pound asian who clearly forgot to take her meds yesterday. long story short- they let my friend who hosted set a table up with a cake, snacks etc....& as we were lighting to candles to sing happy bday....the bartender walks over & tells us to ""clean everything up."" we were like, okay....we will obviously, just let us finish singing happy bday first....& all of a sudden the b*tch goes INSANE. called my friend a c*nt....dropped every form of the f-bomb possible & told all 20 of us to get the eff out of the bar! she was 2 inches away from my friends face waving her bony hands all over the place & screaming at her in a packed bar. im telling you now this is with ZERO exaggeration. i was in complete shock & literally had to hold myself back from slapping the taste out of her mouth. my friend (who i am so proud of) just looked at her- half in shock, half not even believing it was happening.....& told her that we werent leaving. the crazy asian literally went on a rant screaming every curse word in the book for (no joke) 10 minutes & when she realized we werent going anywhere....she went back to the bar to high-five her 2 friends that were there like she was in 5th grade. unless they fire this lunatic- i will never go back here. neither should you! there are plenty of other fun bars in the area. i have to say the other bartender (jack) was amazing & i feel sorry that he has to work with someone who clearly belongs on a jerry springer episode.