I’ve heard from one my acquaintances that Bateman’s is a great fun place for happy hour. The appetizers are half off and rail drinks are 2 for 1, and of course cheap beer! I turned 25 on Tuesday (happy birthday to me…) so I decided to kick off the festivities with a happy hour at Bateman’s in Towson. I’ve been to Bateman’s a couple of times for dinner and wasn’t super impressed, but I thought let’s try something different.
The place was packed, which is always a plus. Sometimes it is nice to go out to a bar and there’s not a whole lot of people, so you can really unwind from the work day, but in this situation the more the merrier! In addition to the environment, I would say the biggest plus was that it was cheap. Rail drinks were 2 for 1 and my friend got a Sam Adams for$2.25…holla!
The two negatives: service and my crab-less crab pretzel. The waitress we had was kinda crass and not very attentive. I understand it was somewhat packed, but she kind of looked like her dog just died or something. I was told by people for years that their crab pretzel is really good, yeah….not really. Normally, I go to Greene Turtle and get crab dip, which is great, but this hardly had any dip. If I wanted a pretzel, I could have gone to Taste of Philly up the street.
Would I give Bateman’s another try? Sure….cheap drinks and there are plenty of other starters I could get for half price. However, if there’s a pattern with the service and food I might stop.
For now, this is Ankur….