After a day at the beach and shopping in Washington St Mall, we wanted have cocktails before dinner at Peter Shields. We were originally thinking happy hour at Congress Hall, but our Innkeeper suggested we go to the King Edward's Bar at the Chalfonte Hotel - just a block away. Big mistake.
The hotel looks very pretty from the outside. However entering the bar located at the side of the hotel, it was a whole different story. The bar itself is tiny with drab, dated, and dusty decor that hasn't been updated since the 1960s. Also their clientele is geared to lets say the "social security set," if you know what I mean. There is no happy hour here, only cheese and crackers, which i guess appeals to their elderly clientele. There is no premium top shelf liquor here, the Scotch selection is bad, the beer selection is poor, and the wine is plonk. Moreover, the bartender does not know how to mix proper cocktails - he got flustered and screwed up when I ordered an Old Fashioned (oh the irony). At least he admitted he was not used to making proper cocktails as most people ordered "simple drinks." The problem is the bar charges $10/cocktail, so you'd think they can make a proper drink?
Very sad place and please avoid like the plague. Go to Congress Hall if you want a proper drink in a nice setting. I guess the old people come here because of the free cheese?
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