I recently got the DDD app and while traveling in the area found the Rivershack Tavern. I have to say I love the building and the atmosphere. I lived in the area 20 years ago and felt disappointed I didn't discover it then, but then came the long wait to be served. The place wasn't crowded and I sat at the bar. I could tell one end of the bar had a grouping of locals and the bartender was enjoying their company. It was at least 5 minutes after sitting down before she came down and asked what I would like to drink. I ordered and got a menu at the same time. I quickly decided what I wanted and then proceeded to wait another 15 minutes until she came back and asked what I wanted to order. I could understand if they were busy, and I would normally not let time go by before I made my presence known but at this point I wanted to see how long it would take. The worst part is another person who I thought was going off shift stood not 5 feet from me talking to others and checking her cell phone several times. I was shocked when I realized she was the other on duty bartender. At one point the two bartenders and a server stood in front of me signing a birthday card and never inquired about my almost empty beer or the fact that I hadn't placed a food order. After I ordered a nice local sat down beside me and we started talking - the bartender came over immediately and took his order and started talking away and it was if I wasn't there.
Great building, great atmosphere, great live music, HORRIBLE service. If you're not a local don't bother - plenty of other great locations in the area to get some good food.
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