Me and my daughter ate at the Garden Bar and I must say it had to be one of the most entertaining meals I have ever had anywhere.
The Garden Bar is a Dive biker Bar. That is not an insult, as its real obvious what it is. They also don't suffer fools lightly. They are most interested in being bar and lunch is an after thought. to that end they have signs posted to direct you were you should be because they are busy restocking and preparing for that night. When you come in head to the window on the left and place your food order were the sign indicates. Then proceed to the bar and place your drink order, cash only please. Plenty of signs explain this.
Thing is, their are no waiters or waitresses, you have to figure this out on your own. Me and my daughter almost laughed ourselves sick watching the other tourists who did not want to think come in and leave empty handed. Their was a reason this place was mostly empty for lunch and thats because most people can't pass the service test. we watched a family of 5 walk past the bar at least five times. They sat at various tables and looked hopeful and then they finally left. unfed and probably thirsty. I would have helped them, but the stuck up look I got from the wife when they went by stayed my hand. Karma can be rather troublesome.
The bartenders must have stocked at least 20 cases of liquor while we ate lunch, making it obvious why they could care less about the lunch crowd. Hard stuff too, no mixers. their is a sign that explains that if you want a drink with an umbrella in it, leave. Also hippies should use the side door. Beer and Jack Daniels built this place and they stay true to that calling.
Your reward for being smart? A great burger with a heaping plate of fries for less than it would cost at Mcdonalds, Free drink refils, and some of the best entertainment ever.
So put your thinking cap on and head on in, well worth the effort.
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