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Jan 19, 2012 inthewaside reviewed 5 Point Cafe.
I will never go back to this place. My group (5 people) went here for dinner while the snow was falling in Seattle and our work put us up in a hotel in the area. As soon as we sat down, the bartender (Derek) threw an attitude to us. He was pretty demanding as "happy hour" was ending in 7 minutes so we had better hurry up and order our drinks. I guess he didn't realize we were sitting there for almost 10 minutes already. He took our drink order and then disappeared for roughly 20 minutes.

He then came back and took our order. We got the mediocre food. My partner ordered the chicken fried chicken that wasn't even cooked through 75%. We couldn't say anything Derek because he was too busy behind the bar to come over to us. When someone asks for a side of ranch to go with their appetizer, you don't expect it to come with your dinner after the meal is almost over. The overall food was mediocre at the best, cold gravy and the meatloaf had hard crunchy things in it. Finally when he realized we were done eating, he brought us a check with everyone on one check. We asked if he could split it up for each person and that's where the trouble started.

He said that he could split the check if we would have told him at the beginning. Since we were on an expense account we had to have split checks. He again started with his bad attitude. I tried to explain what we needed to do and he then again repeated that if we would have told him in the beginning he could have done so. I told him that if we can get 5 copies of the receipt that will satisfy our expense reports and we would run each persons card on the one tab. he said that would be okay.

When we figured out how much each person was supposed to pay, he threw a huge attitude saying that's not what he was told and that we need to pay it all at once. I tried to explain to him what we were doing and he told me i need to lose my attitude. I wasn't giving attitude, just trying to explain. I've never been in a restaurant that couldn't split a check after the fact, even if it might be a little inconvenient for the staff. Having Derek say "I've never had to put up with bullsh*t like this IN MY LIFE" pretty much sums up our thoughts as well.

We finally just put it all on one card and left, hoping to figure out how to do expense reports after the fact.

Again, I will never go to this place ever again.

Just received a reply from the owner on the review on Yelp... the owner's reply is basically "Well I wish we could review the customers" meaning he thinks he was there when we were and actually has a problem with us. This just solidifies the kind of a-holes that work in and run this place.
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Jun 13, 2011 inthewaside commented on No Pride Flag on the Space Needle?.
apologies for the double-post
Jun 13, 2011 inthewaside commented on No Pride Flag on the Space Needle?.
And now that they've announced their "exciting fundraiser opportunity" Here's an analysis of it:

It's BS... donate, essentially to the Space Needle, so that they can do "the right thing" and in return, they get the payment of the PR move for giving $50,000 total to 4 LGBT-related charities. In other words "Help us improve our PR from pissing all you guys off in the first place, and if we can look good by donating this stuff then we'll put up the flag for A MATTER OF HOURS between when the Pride parade is over and until we take the flag down later in the evening." And is the Space Needle donating anything? Nope. Just reaping the rewards of our "buy off." Now I don't give a crap if it flies or not because it will now be for all the wrong reasons
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Jun 13, 2011 inthewaside commented on No Pride Flag on the Space Needle?.
And now that they've announced their "exciting fundraiser opportunity" Here's an analysis of it:

It's BS... donate, essentially to the Space Needle, so that they can do "the right thing" and in return, they get the payment of the PR move for giving $50,000 total to 4 LGBT-related charities. In other words "Help us improve our PR from pissing all you guys off in the first place, and if we can look good by donating this stuff then we'll put up the flag for A MATTER OF HOURS between when the Pride parade is over and until we take the flag down later in the evening." And is the Space Needle donating anything? Nope. Just reaping the rewards of our "buy off." Now I don't give a crap if it flies or not because it will now be for all the wrong reasons
 
 

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