Respond to Review of The Bye and Bye
Review: There are lots of things that I love about Bye and Bye. I love that it is the DIY project of a handful of younger fellas who are actually vegan. I love that the food is simple and not trying to be anything but tasty. I love the layout - large enough to not feel cramped, open enough to not feel stuffy (can't wait until summer with the big garage door windows open!), the design is cool without being pretentious. The artwork is great! The drinks are lovely! The owners/workers and employees (I think there are 2 people who work there who don't own the place?) are all nice and appreciative of business which is great! Being a bar 1st and restaurant 2nd, it can get kinda busy weekend nights, but it has never felt so crowded that I was uncomfortable getting a drink and hanging out. Here are some pointers - - there isn't a sign so just look for the little parking lot on the corner of 10th & Alberta, it is that building. - tons of bike parking - order food at the short counter on the left of the bar for more obvious and direct service (it is counter service only) - it can get really busy and the kitchen is small, tables aren't always picked up - don't let it get you down. Just relax and have a good time. (it would actually be nice to have bus bins out....) - the drink specials on the menu are great, especially the signature Bye and Bye cocktail served in a mason jar. - Straight Edge bar-goers (or minors) can enjoy the Floor Punch "cocktail" also served in a mason jar. - minors are allowed until 9pm.... although it is a bar, and really not the place for you to get shnokered while letting your darling monster tear the place down. Unless they are well-behaved and well-rounded older kids (or your 19 year old buddy) I wouldn't even think of bringing them by. It makes it uncomfortable for them and everyone else in the place. - no smoking.... heck yeah! - back patio look like it will be a dream in spring! - lastly, I think the place could give off a "cool" vibe, but don't be intimidated about waltzing right in and making yourself at home. You may encounter some hipsters, but everyone that I have run into there (working or drinking) has been nothing but lovely and welcoming! It is your clean neighborhood bar that happens to be vegan! I hope the owner's next endeavor will be into the world of a cozier restaurant/cafe that serves the same great drinks.... maybe in the South East by the vegan mini-mall! A nice little clean lunch spot is sooooo needed in this town.