The Hastings Warehouse is a brand new bar in Gastown. Following in the footsteps of its big brother The Famous Warehouse on Granville Street, The Hastings Warehouse is a place for people from all walks of life to come enjoy some food, an ice cold beer, and some tasty tunes. All food items are $4.95.
Don't bring your friends!! They automatically add $2 tip to each bill on parties of 5 or more.They also charge $2.75 to use the debit machine. $4.75 of a $13.35 bill was admin. Rip off all the way. Will never bring a group ever again and would recommend you don't either. To top it off the server asked me if her service rated a $2 tip in presence of other guests (which it didn't). Very classy! Ruined a potentially positive dining experience. The place was pretty thin on customers on $0.25 wing night. Perhaps their policies need some revision, but then I'm just a paying customer who brings in business that pays the rent. There are a lot of other choices in the Abbot / Hastings area. I have a business in the area and will be spreading the word. Never again!
I have been to the Warehouse many times. The food is alright. Decent deals. Never had I have any issues the waitress there. However, today was a different story. A waitress raged at our table for the 11% tips she received. I am used to paying at least 10% tips for meals at a restaurant. 15% for good service and 20% for great service.
To this specific waitress, I hope you read this:
Everyone should know that there are no written laws saying minimum tips one must pay the server. Tipping is always at the customers' discretion. There is no need to whine and rage about the tips you received. I am sure the restaurant pays you minimum wage at least to maintain your living. With you attitude, you deserved no tips at all. Because of you, a lot of regulars to the Warehouse will be finding a new spot for lunch in the future.