There's more to this hotel-lobby bar than first meets the eye. A bit minimal at the ground level, with space for maybe only about 40-50 people at most (if crowded), it has a fantastic bar staff. We were here for a private event and got to explore some of the wilder cocktails, and even had one the bartender invented on the spot (bourbon, Aztec chocolate bitters, and some other things I missed seeing, garnished with a slip of lemon peel -- elegant and delightful). Upstairs there are several games, including a fun game where you can drop soccer balls into a gigantic version of the old handheld peg game where the pegs cause the ball to fall randomly into one of several scored containers at the floor below. (Completely safe for those mingling underneath unless someone is really stupid or malevolent.) A fun place to go if you want some more upbeat fun after eating next door at the Cavalier.
GooglePlace - July 2016
Nice but groups reserved the whole area and kept giving people the stink eye if you played the planko even if they weren't using it.
GooglePlace - March 2016
Get the G & E 75 cocktail!
Foursquare - February 2016
When you walk into a bar and are immediately chastised by the bartender that your group is too large, it's a pretty big turn off. $3 for a deviled egg - half an egg, mind you, is extremely expensive. The drinks were decent and there was quite a bit of space (barring our too large a group, around 20+, that we didn't call in ahead about). I might go back just because it's near the office, but the costly drinks/food and rude service make me hesitant.
GooglePlace - February 2016
Nhung Kim Phan
I've been here many times for different occassions. A birthday party, a big group get together in the late evening, and for after work drinks.
Lets get the bad outta the way - the drinks were mediocre. And at $13 a piece, thats bad! Tried 3 different drinks, and they were all ehhh... the drinks weren't really mixed well, the flavors didn't exactly go together. The lavender drink, was really floral, and the bitter rubbing alcohol after taste was weird. Stick with beer here. Also - very overpriced for the drinks~ especially the whiskey -
Food was good. They had similar fries as their neighbor The Cavelier. The fat fries were amazing - but instead of giving you fat dripping dipping sauce, they give you a mayo type one which is only ok ~ The deviled eggs weren't very impressive. I think because I've had deviled eggs and quail eggs at the Cavelier that this didn't stand up to par. The brussell sprouts was a little more burnt tasting than I would have liked :/
The only reason to come here is really the playroom. Upstair from the bar is a fun playroom area, with shuffleboard, giant plinko (using soccer ball), pool, giant jenga, ping-pong and assorted board games. Plenty of sitting room.
It is a bit of a hidden bar/playroom. Most come here I think through word of mouth, but they come for the food and games, not the cocktails. Save your money on cocktails and get it at the Cavelier first, than come over to S&R and relax and play games :p
GooglePlace - August 2014