Great local spot with amazing beer and wine selections.
The Only Premier Jazz Bar in Town. This is a true experience!
Great time we had at social wednesday. Friendly hostess, accommodating wait staff, and great food & drinks!
I went to Social regularly when they opened a few years ago & always loved it...fast forward to my most recent visits, where the food was still very good but the service was so horrible that I will not be going back. The bartenders were all too involved with chatting each other up and doing shots behind the bar to take our order. When I inquired about different wines, the server attempted to upsell me to the most expensive glasses available. She did the same thing with the food, which was good, though scant, with respect to the prices. Too bad this has become yet another "see & be seen" bar, instead of the classy place it started out as.
I wanted to like this place, I really did, but I've been there three times now and have been unimpressed on each occasion. The happy hour food quality and prices are pretty good, as is the drink selection, but the service was terrible. And I'm not too picky in that department... On every occasion that I have been there, the waitress took an incredibly long time to take our orders, and then needed to be prompted several times to return with drinks, or to come back around. The third time I was there will definitely be my last. One friend received the wrong order and then was criticized by the waitress, another friend ordered drinks that never arrived, despite many polite inquiries. We left and they'll never be seeing our wallets again.
My husband and I enjoy Social for Happy Hour. It's not crowded then, service has always been great and the drinks and appetizers are really a good value. Also they had Pinot Noir from Oregon!
Great pizzas, great wine selection. I was actually surprised at their extensive craft beer selection as well. Young, hip ambience made for a nice change from other downtown restaurants.
I have heard a lot of mixed stories about Social and so I went there the other day to test out the place. I went with my girlfriends and the atmosphere was very urban. There were people crowded around the bars and the lights/art was impressive.
The service was horrible though. There was a tall blonde hostess who spilled water all over me and didn't even apologize. She kept walking back and forth stomping her feet, scrubbing tables in front of guests with a dirty rag, and looked like she detested her job.
The food was pretty good but nothing special or fancy but the drink selection was great. Lots of different wine selections! I would skip the entire food/meal part and go mingle by the bar. Also, avoid that tall blonde hostess!
I have eaten there 3x in the last 2 years, and each time my meal had something terribly wrong with it. The first time my ordered dinner was not available, (3 times after ordering...NOT kidding, and there excuse was that it was Sunday, and they were not usually open on Sunday), then it came back burnt, (mini Sliders I think...the bread was burnt, and the burger was wayyyyy overdon, but I am saving the worst part, and that was it had a hair in it. The second time, I am not kidding you, the cheese I ordered had mold on it. I KNOW: Why did I go back a second or even a third time?? The third time my meal came to ok, but it was NOT what I ordered, so I sent it back and 25 minutes later I got what I ordered but it was cooked so differently then I asked for it, and the waiter was really snobby and having a poor day.
I really want to like this place, and I have given it many chances. Additionally, it is crowded with people who are loud and obnoxious.
I am not old, nor a person who EVER sends food back. I LOVE food, I am a foodie, and love going out. But Social, for a local like myself who just wants to go out, have a great bite at a great value, be treated fairly, and not have to navigate a gross meat market where people cannot control themselves, Social is not it for me. Many of my locals friends agree. I think this place used to have a cool, chill crowd. It looks like they are making money, but it is not my kind of peoples. Or food. Or service. Decent wine list, though...
I enjoy myself every time I come here whether I go solo or with friends. I end up meeting great people! Anyone need a wing-woman?
Very sophisticated and upscale without being snobby. The service is great with a great selection for drinks and food. I always have a good time here. Check out the info pages because they have themes (like little black dress night) for different nights of the week.
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