If you've enjoyed a beer at Tom Douglas's new Brave Horse Tavern ? and we're thinking many of you have given its constantly crowded state ? perhaps you've noticed the bar can be a bit of a hazard. The cowboy-industrial space upstairs in Douglas's Terry Avenue Building boasts a long wooden bar with a slanted edge that's designed as a comfortable place to rest your elbows.
The only problem? Having part of the bar be sloped means beers slide off the edge all too frequently, spilling on the counter, the floor or unlucky patrons. Dropped phones, glasses and utensils have also become a regular occurrence.
Take a seat and the bartenders instantly warn you "watch the ledge; careful not to spill your beer." However even these warnings don't stop drinks from spilling "at least 30 times a night," according to one rueful server. We're pretty sure he was exaggerating for comic effect. Another bartender said bar ledge casualties happen at least once a shift.
Team Douglas says a plan is in the works to flatten out the surface, and "it will be fixed very soon" in the interest of not having good beers go to waste.