It was my go-to place on Sunday for watching football. I was there five Sundays in a row. But on Grey Cup Sunday, I was refused service because I was wearing boots (hiking boots) and canvass pants.
I guess I was red flagged as "working class."
It was a Sunday afternoon and I wanted to watch football. Apparently, I didn't pass their eyeball test and was sent away.
It was embarrassing.
They'd rather sit half-empty than serve me.
Nice job alienating a new regular customer.
I really wanted this place to be awesome after the big reno that kept it closed forever.
First I will give you the positives.
Good views to screens
Nice beer selection
110% cleaner than the old Jacks
Now the bad.
The food, hasn't improved. It may actually have actually taken a slide.
The prices have gone WAY up to pay for the new room.
The drinks are WAY overpriced.
They have alienated their regulars, perhaps they didn't want their business anymore. I'm not one, but I noticed.
It seems like Jacks is trying, but hasn't got the formula right. Basically my opinion is "lipstick on a goat" it looks "better" but until the food is fixed they're just overpriced and pretentious.
The drink prices may be high simply because they can be, this is the only place in central Lonsdale to go for a drink, it isn't hard to go anywhere else. I think that the people that are willing to pay the premium will just go downtown anyway.
I really wanted to like the change. I hope they fix it!