We have gone to the Birchmere for years, and have always enjoyed the intimate atmosphere and high-quality talent. Our practice has always been to come early, have a drink or two and then dinner, and enjoy the show. Tonight, however, we found little cards on each table advising that the Birchmere would no longer provide pitchers of water to patrons, apparently because it's not cost-effective for them to do so. When our waitress came we asked about getting a single glass of water, but we were informed that we would have to purchase a bottle of water.
What the heck? A restaurant refusing to provide a glass of water to a paying patron? This is just cheap and, speaking only for ourselves, will make us much less likely to visit the Birchmere in the future.