8916 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN | Directions 4621739.636294 -86.158417
Neighborhoods: Perry, Southern Homes
bad ownership – I have had a chance to go here about two dozen times after hearing about it from several people. I have been there in the afternoon with Business Customers as well as in the evening and weekends with friends. The food is some of the best around, the Prices for the food is about average, little high on some things especially the Pizza. The prices for the Drinks are some of the highest around compared to the other bars in the area. The Staff is very good and friendly, all this being said, I would not recommend it to anyone because the Owner ( I was introduced to him once when in there with Customers of mine) is normally very rude and very drunk. I have seen him stumble around, fall out of a chair, asleep at the bar and have to be helped into a back room. I have seen him argue and cuss at the staff that are trying to work and he is in their way. It is sad because could be a good Bar overall if not for this. have not been back in quite awhile and my Customers I took in there will not go back nor recommend it. See a few friends that go there occasionally that got me started initially and they tell me he is the same way and gets drunk all the time, talks vulgar and nasty about women that come in there, and an overall jerk.
Overcharged by drunk waitrss – My girlfriend and I went to the Shanty last night. We were there for three hours and had 9 beers between the two of us. The waitress was friendly but she was taking shots with one of her other tables throughout the night. When we were ready to pay our tab, for the nine beers we had ordered, she brings us a tab for 23 beers. YES 23 beers and then proceeds to argue with us and say that we did have that many.
Now let me go on a side note here. Let's just pretend for a moment that we did have 23 16oz draught beers in three hours. I'll say that I had 12 and my girlfriend had 11. I am a 164 lb male and she is a 125 lb female. My blood alcohol content (BAC) would have been 0.247% and my girlfriend would have had a BAC of 0.349%. Here are some of the effects that you would experience with a BAC of .247%: Dazed and disoriented, need help walking, loss of feeling, blackouts are likely, have little comprehension of where you are, likely hood of asphyxiation by vomit. And some effect that my girlfriend would experience: Passing out suddenly, coma is possible, possible death due to respiratory arrest.
Well I'm sorry but we experienced none of these effects. Though back to the story, the owner then gets involved, he come to our table drinking a beer and says that the waitress is right because she is sober... "No she is not" she has been drinking shots all night with the table behind us. At this point I am fed up, I slap the money down on the table, pay for all 23 beers and leave a two dollar tip (that was generous considering) and we leave. The waitress then follows us outside and takes down my license plate number! WHAT? I PAID FOR THE TAB!
I will NEVER go to the shanty again and I urge everyone who reads this not to go as well.
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