A week ago, another couple we are friendly with called us to meet us out here for their happy hour specials. They had been told by friends, AND saw for themselves on the club's website that the club advertised Happy Hour specials. The club advertises - on their own website:
"Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm: Offering half priced tap beers and appetizers, $5 wine & martinis served with our light fare bar menu."
So exactly what would you think, reading this? (BTW, this was over a week ago, and it is STILL on their website.)
So we meet our friends there. We are given a table in the Pub Room, and our friends told us that they were told, ordinarily, we would have to sit at the (very small) bar area for the Happy Hour specials, but there was a political fundraiser taking place in that area of the room, so we had to "settle" for a table. This was fine with us, although we were told we had to be out by 7pm, as that apparently the table was reserved for others at that time. Uh, ok, way to make people feel welcome, but whatever, that would have been fine too. The ambiance was nice, the views were lovely, the service was pretty great, and it was a nice touch that the chef came out and went to each of the three occupied tables to ask how it was. We didn't tell him that we felt the food was just ok. When we ordered, we again confirmed that this was the appetizer menu and told our waitress we were there "for the happy hour specials." Oh, and what I copied and pasted from the website was ALSO printed at the bottom of the menu - "half priced appetizers."
In total, the four of us split 6 appetizers: two tempura sprimp, two dumplings, one crabmeat cocktail and one onion ring. I thought even at half off the prices were a bit outrageous, but we were here for the experience too.
So imagine our surprise when we were presented the bill and we were charged FULL price for the apps. We talked with the waitress first, she indicated that well, we should have known that only SOME appetizers are discounted each night, and that there is a board up at the bar that just tells you which ones. We said, uh, no - it says at the bottom of you menu "half priced" and we weren't allowed to sit at the bar area, anyway! After a bit of back-and-forth, we asked for her manager. After arguing with the manager, she left for a long time, and then returned with a proper bill. In case you are wondering if we were being overly cheap the difference in the bills *FOR THE FOOD ALONE* was $60!
It was just a lot of drama that ruined the end of the night and was completely DUMB and UNNECESSARY. If you are going to be open to the public, advertise "selected half priced appetizers" and you would be in the clear. It is extremely disappointing to see a full week later and they have still not remedied this situation. We will not return.