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“Rudest Bartender's EVER...and they can't even make a good Drink!”

Edge Social Drinkery
Ranked #39 of 101 Nightlife in Tampa
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Owner description: Living up to its name, Epicurean's rooftop bar is an edgy, social drinkery unlike any other in the Tampa area. Guests will enjoy unique cocktails designed by our Director of Spirits, Dean Hurst while sharing small, savory plates and cheese boards. Diners at Elevage should be compelled to visit Edge after their meal, while locals recognize the bar as a sophisticated hot spot.
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rudest Bartender's EVER...and they can't even make a good Drink!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

I live within walking distance of the Epicurean...I have walked there on three different occasions; for drinks with my husband twice and drinks with friends once...never again! The bar downstairs is filled with bartenders with 0 personality...but at least they can make a drink...but forget going upstairs to "The Edge" Rude, Rude, RUDE! Did I mention...that the bartenders are RUDE...and cannot make a drink to save their life! Oh, and don't complain...because they will argue with you...that they have made your drink correctly and that you don't know what you're talking about! Large ice chunks in martini's...slivers of ice is what they should have...lemon juice that they claim to have squeezed...they mean from a plastic lemon that say's "not from concentrate". Save your time and go back to Side Bern's...at least your still be supporting the neighborhood! David Laxer, you need to seriously re-vamp your staff!

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1 Thank Deanie S
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bpalm2424, Public Relations Manager at Edge Social Drinkery, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Deanie S-
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of this and had responded to you on facebook as well. We are really disappointed to hear that you haven't enjoyed your experience with us thus far but are grateful that you cared enough to let us know. Our GM, Tom Haines, would like to meet with you over a cup of coffee to hear first hand about your the issues you've had at EDGE & the Elevage Bar. Your feedback is critical to us improving our hotel & outlets for our guests & more importantly our valued neighbors. If you would email us at publicrelations@bernssteakhouse.com, he will contact you directly. Thank you.
Regrads,
Brooke Palmer
Director of Public Relations
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Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
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“Edge Bar, Epicurean Hotel”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were guests just after the hotel opened in December 2013. During our visit we went to the Edge, roof top bar, for a drink. At this time the service was very slow and the bartender s did not engage in eye contact. Nothing we ordered they had, everything was "not advertised " drinks, that's why we are called the Edge, this from a bartender. We returned last evening with 1st timers and the same attitude prevailed, same no eye contact bartender and after being told they have coke. They have their own homemade. We stayed 1 hour, sitting at the bar and was only able to get 1 drink, we were as were others ignored by the bartender. A person in our petty was deciding between a Cosmo or lemon drop martini the bartender said they are more or less the same drink, hmmmm?

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Edge bar - Ridiculous concept!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

New Year's Eve started at the Edge rooftop bar. There was 11 of us. We had the hardest time ordering a drink because they don't sell commercial liquor such as Grey Goose or Crown Royal AND they don't have regular mixers such as coke, ginger ale, etc. RIDICULOUS!!!
I drink Grey Goose and Ginger Ale.....the waiter/bartender (who knows what he was because they don't wear uniforms) offered me another brand of Vodka, okay, that is fine. But then I he used some Pellegrino ginger beer seltzer water stuff. All 11 in my group ordered a "normal" drink and they show you what they have close to it, but NOTHING tasted like what we are used to drinking and wanted to drink. Also, customers order what they know they can handle, who does the Edge think they are that they just change your drink to something they think is more elegant or classy???!!!! Since none of us could get what we enjoy drinking we left after the first drink and none of us will be returning and will be sure to tell the rest of our friends not to bother until options are offered. Also, the lighting up there is too dark in some areas and harsh flourescent lighting over the bar area.....NO GOOD!

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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Edge Bar: Great Drinks, Horrible Lighting”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

My sister and I went to the Edge bar a few days after The Epicurean opened. The service was good, the drinks some of the best I've had, and the desserts very yummy. We were there in the evening when it was dark out and the most striking thing about the place is that the lighting is absolutely horrible, like fluorescent office lighting! The lighting ruins the entire experience--very jarring. I hope the Epicurean will fix this problem quickly since it meant we cut our visit short after one quick drink. We wanted to get out of that unpleasant lighting as soon as we could.

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bpalm2424, Public Relations Manager at Edge Social Drinkery, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Dear Girl2008:

We did fix the lighting- Based on your two reviews- please reach out to me directly so we can curate a wonderful evening for you, at publicrelations@bernssteakhouse.com
we are so sorry for your experiences.
Regards,
Brooke Palmer
Director of PR
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