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Dirty Martini Lounge Reviews
Greco, Karen, Meissy, Vale, Angie, and Paloma are the best! Love the little bar. Tuesday: 2 for 1 martinis Wednesday: Karaoke Thursday: Ladys night Saturday: Karaoke more »
We stayed at a hotel right next door which was especially nice :) The owners and bartenders were super nice and they made delicious cocktails! more »
Best martini in town in my book! Lovely staff. Decor very vintage. Downside is people smoking in your face as the terrace is small but that’s true of every bar :(
Went here Thursday Night (August 8th). Loooved this place, but just can’t let this go cus I it’s a trickery used by many Bar Tenders un Playa, and usually you assume the fault and just let it go, but this time I wasn’t drunk and paying attention. The situation: The short bold bartender (with a long beard) received my $200 pesos for one beer and after a bit of not receiving my change I asked for it and he said he had put it on the counter, someone else must have taken it. Before this I had been asking the other bar tender, Jhonny, for beers (around 4 of them), this time I didn’t have a tab, was paying drink by drink, and after paying him he always gave me my change in the hand (which some I used to put in the tip jar). I switched places at the bar as we were dancing around, and in this case asked this other bar tender for a Bohemia Clara, which he mentioned was $40 pesos instead of $35. I said, fine doesn’t matter, and gave him my $200 pesos. I was a couple of steps from the bar dancing, but super aware he had to give me my change. At that moment 4 guys approached the bar and asked for drinks, nice guys and I was aware of them also, nothing special, just because I was right there. After a while of waiting I asked for my change and the short bold bartender with a long beard told me he had left the change in the counter. I’m 99% sure he didn’t as I was really aware and waiting for it. And why in the counter??? I was right there at arm’s reach where he could have just given me a sign and then the change, that’s the way we had been doing it all night with the other bar tender. Plus again, I was aware and waiting for it. He just didn’t know I was aware and assumed I was drunk and, if anything, I wasn’t going to make a fuzz about it. But I did and now I’m also posting it here because it’s a deception used by many bartenders in Playa and this guy is one of them, So I’m sure he has done it to other people and does it constantly. Still, I can’t be 100% sure, but this is how it went down and really think he stiffed me. So just putting it here so people know about this sham and if they went here and thought it happened to them, it probably did, and if you go and think it happened, it probably did also. Nice place though. To bad actions of employees take their tow on the place itself.
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