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“Truly Disgusting Food...”
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Bar
Ranked #42 of 284 Restaurants in Midland
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Texas
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Truly Disgusting Food...”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

While I'm fully aware that the main business at the Bar is liquor sales, they do offer food. The hubby & I have been eating there around once a month for years and even though it's nothing special, it has always been edible in the past.

The meal we were served last week was truly disgusting. The dinner salad had previously been frozen so the greens were limp & transparent & completely inedible. We mentioned this to the server & watched her relay the message to the manager, who glanced our way, then went on to stand around watching people.

We ordered their Chicken Fried Chicken which we've always liked. Unfortunately, this particular night we had difficulty locating ANY chicken inside all the breading. The cream gravy was so thinned you could literally swim in it and the CANNED green beans we were served weren't even heated up. Seriously. The french fries were edible but nothing to write home about.

Now, the hubby & I know the owner, Scott, and I'm quite certain Scott would be horrified to know how bad the food was in his absence. I'm just glad we decided not to order steaks. At any rate, we've sworn off eating there again and I won't be giving any more parties there either.

Furthermore, the martinis were piled to the brim with ice cubes & not much liquid. I was impressed that they were able to balance the olives atop all that ice...

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
Midland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"The Bar" is "the Pits"”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

This place is the pits. toilets stopped up, trash all over the floor. We were treated like hammered sh**, the food was horrible, and as stated elsewhere, the little fat guy was a pain in the buttocks. Why do they always come up and try to talk to you with a mouth full of food? Can they not see you are EATING? What are we supposed to do, spit it out and answer? Waitress was "ignorant" and brought the wrong drinks. @ waitresses started "griping" at each other in front of us, also. What a waste of money for food and of a lunch time. This place was the absolute pits. We saw dust and dirt "dripping" from an old dead stuffed bird, and the rest of the animals hanging on the wall were just as bad. What is this place, just for old dead or dying people? One guy mentions "cougars"...what OLD wrinkled up fat women are cougars to you?
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  • Visited November 2011
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6 Thank r s
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Dive”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

The Bar is a great dive, decent beer and great bar food. If you want upscale this is the wrong place. Great place to hide or be seen.

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Salem, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great hangout bar!”
Reviewed October 26, 2009

Went to The Bar to hear a friend's band play. This place is well set up for live bands, has good food and has both indoor and outdoor seating. It does allow smoking inside, but it was well ventilated and even people smoking at my table didn't bug me like it usually does at other restaurants.

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1 Thank raesive
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West Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Downtown bar and grill”
Reviewed July 22, 2007

The name of this bar and grill is "The Bar"...it is located in downtown Midland, sort of on the edge of the Downtown area, still close enough to walk to from the downtown office buildings. They have mixed drinks, beer etc. and also hamburgers, chicken fried steaks, etc. I always have found their food very good. Also they give you free popcorn and peanuts if you are having drinks.
The atmosphere is pretty pleasant, not rowdy or anything.
However, they don't have a jukebox which is always one of my favorite things about going to a bar.

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