After hitting Burgh's last Monday night, a friend and I stopped over to Castaways just for a change of pace.
It was Monday night, so it certainly wasn't packed, but there were a lot more people than I would expect for a Monday night, even in the summer.
If it matters, the crowd seemed younger... mostly 20 somethings.
The inside bar was pretty standard, and there was a small dance floor, and a DJ cranking out classic rock tunes at volumes that seemed excessive for the small crowd.
No big deal... my buddy and I were heading out to the deck anyway.
The outdoor area was pretty cool.
Probably twice the size as the indoor, it was obvious that they were going for that beach feel.
About half of the outdoor area is covered, and serviced by a large bar (which is also under the cover).
My buddy and I chose to pull up some seats at the bar.
The beer choices were respectible.
All the standard domestics, plus a few micro-brews.
I chose the Great Lakes - Elliot Ness and was quite pleased.
I was pretty impressed with the place, and was having a pretty good time, until we decided to have a second beer.
When our glasses emptied, the bartender was no where to be seen.
Ok, she was off getting ice or something.
She returned not long after, and asked me if I wanted another beer.
Of course, I answered in the affirmative.
She quickly filled me beer, took my money, and then wandered off to talk with some friends at the other end of the bar.
My friend stared blanky at his empty glass and said, "I think she forgot me".
I couldn't believe it.
Why would she fill my glass and not his?
I gave her the benefit of the doubt and let her finish what she was doing, thinking that she would come back.
I finally had to call her over to get my buddy another beer.
Sorry, maybe I'm being picky, but that alone dropped this place by two points.
They weren't that busy, and to see two empty glasses, but only fill one is completely unacceptable.
So, if I were to return, it would be for the atmosphere, but not the service.
Note This bar has changed ownership/re-opened since this review was written.
This was a review for when this establishment was known as "Castaways Outside Inn - Service Was SO SO".
If you've been to this since the re-open, please write a new review!