Some of you with long memories may remember when I posted about going to the T.G.I.F.s in Brooklyn. For those of you who don't it is at the bottom of this posting. To make a long story short, I didn't like it. In fact, when people have asked me which is the worst bar that I have been to of the 1000 that I visited in 2005, this one is always at or near the top of the list.
It is with no small satisfaction that I can now report that within about 3 years of it's opening it has gone out of business. And, as you can see from the picture, it isn't because they are in a location where there isn't any foot traffic. Do you think it might be the $10.50 they charge for a Dewar's and soda?
There are very few bars that Bar Man doesn't like, but this was certainly one of them.
Thank God It's Finally Gone
My original take on this place:
After getting off the subway in Brooklyn I passed by this place on the way home and it was kind of like shooting a fish in a barrel. This place used to be a very nice restaurant called Gage and Tollers. The owner got into some legal difficulties (can you say mobbed up) and ended up selling the place to TGIFs which then immediately began to disregard the land-marked status of the old place and make changes in violation of the building codes. They were stopped before they could do too much damage.
I had a Dewars and soda and was charged $9.78 which, when you add in the tax that everyplace else just counts as part of the price of the drink, made it a cool $10.50. Now this is the most expensive drink, by far, that I have had to date on my journey, and in a TGIFs, of all places. Needless to say I wouldn't go back there again if I was dragged kicking and screaming.