I just wanna start off saying, I love the bay. I love going their and singing my heart out when I can... It's my neighborhood bar, and I go there as often as I can. That being said, lemme tell you all about my experience tonight.
First off, I'd like to start by saying that the regular bartenders and karaoke dj are very much biased to sexual orientation. This being a bar, I would normally understand. Except for tonight, when apparently a customer of the male persuasion, happened to see a female customer whom he had a restraining order against. Upon seeing said patron, the male customer did as the restraining order suggested, and called the police. Not my first reaction to an ex, as I would have just left, but nonetheless still his reaction. Anyway, the cops showed up...
Now let me make it clear, I DO NOT KNOW EITHER PARTY INVOLVED. I just happened to be standing at the rear gate when 3 tpd officers arrived. They then had a short conversation with the owner Dennis, whom also, I had never met. They asked him directly if he knew what was going on. To which he replied, no, then he admitted that he did have knowledge of a restraining order issue that was being handled. At that point, one of his waitresses, said that yes, she was hiding in the bathroom, and she was leaving. I, having nothing to do with either party just sat there, enjoying my drink and the night.
Later, when I happened outside again, I saw the bartender ( an older lady with a puffed up hair do and bad makeup) and the karaoke dj argueing with the male patrons friends on why he had to leave, did I mention that I had been there when tpd had said that the girl had to leave. That they wouldn't be charging the male and also letting him go back into the bar. Suddenly, I was an issue too. I told them that I didn't want any trouble, but rather that I was just stating the truth. I truly was just telling the truth, not thinking anything else about it.
I then went back inside to check on my song selection, considering that it had been over 2 hours since my last song, only to be told that because I had the audacity to tell the truth, I was done singing for the rest of the night. When I asked why, I was told that "it was because I couldn't shut my mouth". I then stated that I had only told the truth, and that I didn't wanna start shit, but that IS what the officer said. At that point the karaoke dj told me that I was cut off and was about to get kicked out. At that, I began questioning why. I can admit (mainly because I am NOT a liar, and I had had 2 and a half beers) that I did get upset, and I did raise my voice. I said "why would you kick me out for telling the truth? " and "that IS what the officer said" over and over. Suddenly someone said that I was starting shit with the dj. I told them that they were very wrong, but that I just didn't understand why I was being persecuted for telling the truth. At which point I was grabbed by a customer and started to get escorted out by force. During my forced exit, I saw the dj talk to another patron, who then also got in my face saying that I had tried to hit said dj. He then proceeded to follow me out threatening me that if I ever came back there he would "kick my ass". Now, I can admit, that yes, at this point I went from upset to pissed off, and I also began to talk shit back. Telling the old man that I would love the chance to kick his ass back. Truthfully though the guy was so old that I was almost afraid that he might have had a heart attack in the parking lot... and no, of course, it wasn't Dennis the owner. Just some jackass friend of the dj not really knowing what was going on, but still their to defend his girl.
My point is, after all of that, obviously I wasn't drunk because I am writing this as I walk home. Obviously, the owner, Dennis, should have let the rest of the staff know what tpd said before leaving the premises . Obviously, I should not have been persecuted for telling the truth. And obviously, I will never be back here. Which is a sad statement, because I truly did enjoy the place until now. I will also be letting every single person I know, and come into contact with, know what happened to me here. On every single site, and blog I can find. Plus, because I personally know of many times they have served to people they shouldn't, and over poured to regulars. And because I live directly across the street, I will be calling the police every time I see anything that looks like it could be fucked up until I get them closed down... I promise.
So much fun, and inspiring. 4 Stars!
Behind every great fortune,there is a crime
Place just has a feel of ghetto. It's dirty with awful florescent lights and shower curtains for bathroom stall doors.
Worst food EVER!! Cole slaw was smothered in mayo only! French fries were no longer than an inch and a half----what? The end of the bag? Mashed potatoes stale and cold.
Fried fish was covered in a leathery weirdness that is indescribable. Only thing good was the beer and Cosmo but then again, it took forever to get refills. Place should have been packed given the number of TVs and that it was Final Four weekend but apparently previous guests had tasted the truly awful food and decided never to come back. Lord knows, won't be either!!!
Noreen Renier visits the Tucson - Phoenix area after more than five decades of entertaining millions while tossing out literally thousands of psychic claims. But she has also collected perhaps the largest collection of critics. Indeed Ms. Renier is often cast among her paranormal colleagues as the psychic with the most skeptics. A non-profit (and commercial free) group has posted a series of questions that she has so far refused to answer. Those considering attending one of her public performances may want to take a look at some of those questions posted. See http://www.gpinquirygroup.com/gpinquirygroup/Using%20an%20alias.html
This was the worst performance and dinner I have ever experienced. I planned this dinner for an anniversary gift for my wife. The hype on the website explains a nice “candle-lit dinner” and gift of $15 value.
First our arrival. This “dinner theater” is in the rear corner of the Great Wall of China restaurant, near the bathroom and kitchen door. The theater room consists of four small tables, where they seat three couples per table. The stage is nothing more than a tarp with a picture of a moon and castle on it. The show started 45 minutes late.
During the entire performance, workers from the restaurant were exiting the kitchen, and patrons from the restaurant were walking through to use the bathrooms. You see and smell the chinese food and think, “Oh, maybe the food will be good.” Don’t be fooled, you are going to get a budget salad, mediocre at best. The food is a cheap spaghetti noodle dish with white alfredo sauce on it, three steamed baby carrots, three steamed broccoli, and some type of chicken alfredo roll? My thoughts were, “I will probable spend the rest of the night with diarrhea.” To top it off, desert was a small serving of plain cheesecake, nothing more, which had probably been in the back kitchen for over a week.
The talent of a high school play is probably slightly greater than the performance at this theater. The actor who was killed in the play also played the role of the police officer who investigated his murder. The actors chuckled and commented, “What do you expect, this is a low-budget play.” Don’t get me wrong, I did chuckle a few times, but it was largely because I count not believe these people, this experience, was for real, it was really that getto. It was like watching the viral video on YouTube of the “I like turtles” kid, you just can’t believe what just happened.
Our anniversary gift was a dollar-store toy, a plastic ball and chain, gifted for me. How much more romantic can you get, right?
At the end, one actor pulled out a vote ballot from his coat. The ballots appeared to have been in the street for a week, run over and spit on. I was honestly afraid to touch them without having Lysol wipes for my hands afterward. They also give you a tip envelope stapled to a paper advertising 18 and 20 % gratuities. For our two tickets, they wanted $20 on top of the $90 dollars we paid for the show in the first place. On top of it, I had to pay the Great Wall of China restaurant for our two drinks, which also requested a gratuity.
People, if you go to this show, the only thing of actual value you will get is the story you will tell to your great grandchildren about how you and your significant other paid hundreds of dollars to see the worst show of your life in Tucson, Arizona. If that is what you’re looking for, you’ve found it!
This place is disgusting. I see roaches came out from the kitchen. Where's the inspector?..
This may be a wonderful theater when they're open, but last night some friends and I went down looking forward to the 7pm show of The Great Beauty indicated in the Weekly to find the place closed with no indication of anything anywhere except an upcoming "horrorfest." We should have been forewarned when we called ahead and got a recording that was made back in November, with not a word said about current or upcoming shows, but we figured they were just too busy to update their message. This was probably a mistake on the part of the Weekly rather than the Screening Room, but it was frustrating.
Kind of a rotten old place.
I had high hopes, based on advertising, but you should become Leary about the quality of the food and venue when they will not mention it anywhere on their advertisement. As soon as a purchased the tickets and they provided information on how to get there, only then did they say it was at the el parador. The food there is absolutely atrocious and the food at the theater was worse, which I didn't think was possible. If you advertise candle lit 3 course meal, I should not be looking forward to a budget banquet frozen TV dinner or taco bell for some type of improvement after the show. The acting was funny, but by no means is the show worth the horrible food (which the actors elude to also). Could not have been more disappointed.
Okay- To start off I have been going to Sky Bar since it opened and until recently have always been treated to a friendly and comfortable environment.. The open dj./mic night has always been a good place for Local Artist to be herd. I have spent a lot of money in this establishment.. drinks, pizza, tips, etc.. a place to take friends.. always a good tipper. Always treated with respect. It wasn't until the night of 1-29-13 @ 6:30pm that i felt that i was unwelcome there by The Bartender Raul, and A women bartender that would not give me her name.. though she said she was the manager. . I am a regular customer, Sky bar is on my way home. The pizza, dollar coffee, and fresh ginger-ale make it the spot to stop before a long trip home after a day teaching dance classes and capoeira at Breakout studios near by. So I am there a lot.. never really say much just eat and enjoy my coffee. About a year ago, I decided it was best for me to give up drinking and although hard a first came to terms with the fact that I Am A Alcoholic. So when friends invite me out, I have a cup of coffee or a ginger-ale instead of a drink.. With signs on the door and over the bar stating that they sell dollar coffees and ginger-ale till 2am along with other non alcoholic drinks and food from Brooklyn across the way, have always thought i was as welcome as everyone drinking alcohol with me. When RAUL the bartender batted his eyes after the first time i ordered coffee and a ginger-ale I brushed it off as just a another bartender having a long night, so i tipped him more for the trouble of having to make me a drink that was harder than opening a beer. This was the first occasion that night, when i ordered a second coffee he ask if I was not sure if he could get me something else, assuming he was trying to serve me an alcoholic drink " a beer or something" I declined said I was fine with my coffee, tipped him again for his troubles, and went home after enjoying a slice. The night after my next class me and a couple friends as usual I stop in.. I order my usual drinks, a coffee and a ginger-ale, the bartender at the time a female states to me they raised the price on the ginger-ale to $2.00 from $1.25 telling me that they raised the price but the signs have not been changed. I paid it no mind and ordered a couple times and tipped but noticed an attitude from the bartender when I ordered a couple more drinks, this was on saturday 1-26-13 around 6:00pm. The next night I had classes would be Tuesday evening 1-29-13. around 7:00pm I walk into Sky bar greet friends, go across to Brooklyn's to order myself a slice and return in to get my usual drinks. Raul, the closest bartender near me saw me come in.. But instead of taking my order went to the female bartender working with him "the manager" and talked to her after looking at me. I then waited for him or her to help me at bar, for approximately 30 mins I wait.. I see friends of mine order.. get there drinks, people that walk in the bar after me get there drinks it was obvious they did not want to serve me my coffee and ginger-ale. They made eye contact several times but still no service.. when I saw that my pizza arrived from next door, I knew for sure they were purposely ignoring me. A friend of mine pointed at me to service me.. I take it they were too good of bartenders to stop what they were doing to serve me a simple cup of coffee and make me a non alcoholic drink. Too good to do there Jobs maybe? After seeing my slice of pizza arrived and that I was waiting longer than everyone else at the bar.. I decide I would have to go up in front of the register and ask them to serve me. No one asked for my help, I waited again with my wallet out in front of Raul And "The Manager". Raul acknowledged I was their but was busy doing writing something down and could not help me let alone look me directly in the eyes. "The Manager" walked up to me and gave my friend a drink in which he did not order and placed it on his tab after he left the bar and handed it to me.. I refused it and try to proceed with my order after her confusion. Being that 40 minutes had passed and my pizza was cold when she finally took my order I told her my situation and said I did not want to wait again.. Ordered seven drinks ,two ginger-ales and five coffees, when she herd my order she told me I would have to wait, helped three other patrons with there drinks then got back to me, the coffee in all three containers was out, so she smiled and apologized said I would have to wait a long time.. So I ordered five expressos instead of the coffees. By this time everyone that was with me at Sky bar noticed my treatment. After finally getting my drinks. I tipped the bar tender $11.00 for having to do something it was obvious to everyone around me that Both bartenders had a problem with. After finishing up a couple expressos and my pizza slice, I went up to the female bartender and asked for her name, she told me she did not give her name out.. So I asked her for the name of the other bartender that ignored me. She refused to tell me, Then threatened me saying that if I asked her anymore questions she would have me kicked out. So I asked her for the manager and she replied " I am the manager tonight," still refusing to give her name so I could complain about both of their service and my unequal unfair and unwarranted treatment. By two ungrateful bartenders to good to serve coffee to a regular paying customer that tips well always. You would think in the age of twitter and social media they would have the foresight to know that you can't get away with treating people unfairly so easily. You never know how the voice of one mistreated customer can have on a businesses reputation.. These things permanently reflect the business you represent. I can't really say for sure exactly why I was treated differently. But know i have never been anything but a good patron, customer to both Sky bar and Brooklyn pizza.. drinking alcohol or not. I enjoy the pizza, coffee, ginger-ale, hero's and atmosphere, so along with all the rest of my tips.. my 11.00 tip for tonight, i would like to apologize for RAUL the bartender And his female counter part "Ms. Manager" tonight. They put a bad mark on a really good place. I hope they treat every paying customer with respect.
Nothing special. Older men tottering around getting "turned on." Wish I'd stayed home.
As most of you know. I left DT Tucson Vaudeville on Congress back in June. I was running that spot doing most of the bookings and also had my TGIF Friday night. The Owners and family-in worker(s) were just lazy, had no clue about anything, rude, and were not on top of their business along with not caring about the music scene as much as me. I was doing all the contact,booking,setting up work while they sit there and profited. Whats positive about this bad situation is learning the business ins and outs and what to do and what not to do. This made me a better person/DJ/Artist and outstanding business entity.- Grap
Don't bother calling Fandango for ticket prices. The recording says it will give the theater's phone number but it doesn't. Century Gateway is also not in the phone book. So don't bother with this theater, you will be very frustrated and get no info what so ever.
Worst karaoke dj ever! Me and my buddy spent an hour trying to figure out what song to sing, and then we went to smoke and came back to find the dj and what appeared to be his friends singing our song. He had like ten artists on tap and couldn't even play half of their songs. Shitty first karaoke experience.
Doug & Devon
I think this is 2 weeks in a row that RPM has had live music listed and both times - no band at all. Last night, no band (I drove cross town to see) and when you call to ask if "there is actually a band tonight" you get a recorded message telling you "the person you are calling is not available." REALLY? Get it together RPM!
just recently went to fatheads and ordered a piece custom made. Nothing to say except that they did not honor their work which was flawed (actually so bad designed that it wouldnt work) long story short dont expect anyone there including the owner thats a real asshole.
i dont know how the actual experience is because we never actually went there, but we had tried to plan an event with a group of friends and had called to set it up for this weekend. once we found out that several of our friends would not be available we called back to cancel our reservations, within 2 hours of setting them mind you, and were told that we would be charged anyway. the person who we talked to was rude and insisted that all reservations are a final sale. that there are no refunds or cancelling allowed. i dont know what i would be refunded for, i havent received anything yet, but they think they are allowed to charge me over $400 because we need to cancel a reservation.
This was horrible! I cannot believe I paid $39.00 for this! I wanted my money back. Very, very bad. If you want to see a show go to the gaslight theater! This is a low budget performance!
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