Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GumbyDammit:
2.55/5 rDev -33.1%
Being from Cleveland, I knew a bit about this place. It has a pretty good selection of craft/import beers (about 100) in bottles. It has about another 20 drafts. It seems every time I order a draft from their draft list I am told they do not have it. Several times I ordered a certain draft and thought it tasted weird. When I got my bill, I was charged for a different beer (a more expensive one). I don't know if they gave me the wrong beer or just like to charge their customers for whatever is more expensive!
It can be hard to get the bartenders' attention at times. They seem to be too busy texting their friends...right behind the bar in view of the people they are supposed to be serving. Whether I am at a table or at the bar, the staff smells like they were in a Cheech and Chong movie...disguisting!! I have had much better service at a table as opposed to the bar. Overall the staff seems pretty friendly but servers tend to disappear for a while. When they do come back to the table is when they smell like smoke.
For being a place to get a great selection of beer, the bar staff does not seem to know much about the product they are selling. I do like the fact that it seems many of the beers have a special logo'd glass for it. I was offended when the server said that I do not get to keep the glass and that they would be watching me to make sure I didn't take the glass. Maybe some of that effort could be used for better service.
The food is decent, nothing special. I don't go there for the food though anyway. If you are hungry though, order right away. It will take 45 minutes to an hour to get a 12 pack of wings and some spinach dip.
If you just want to hang out and try new beers it is okay. Don't be in a hurry and don't come in hungry...you will regret it.
When my food took 45 minutes to get to me a manager brought it out and apologized. It was nice that the managers seem to be hands on. The only thing though is the manager was a slouch and shirt was half untucked and wrinkled. He smelled like moth balls. I overheard the bartenders talking about "Sherman". Not impressed with that.
Overall, just an okay place.
11-03-2012 20:18:16 | More by GumbyDammit
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3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
sometimes it is overcrowded, but that means they are doin a good job, right?! some of the service can be slow at times. but over all i love the place and will always stop in every chance i get. everyone i have taken there loves this location as well.
09-05-2013 15:30:57 | More by amhatfield3
4.04/5 rDev +6%
I made my way here on the way home from Cincinnati. This was about my third visit to this location. It is conveniently located off US 23. I met a buddy there, and we had a few beers and lunch. It is in an area with several chain restaurants. I think it used to be a Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Once you enter you get greeted by a hostess. The place has a chain restaurant/sports bar feel to it. There are lots of TV's with sports on them.
They have a lot of beer, so it took me a while to decide what to get. I got a local selection, Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth. I also got a Kulmbacher Pils since it was the glass of the month.
I ordered a couple of appetizers. The deep fried macaroni and cheese wedges were okay, but the southwest egg rolls were excellent. The bar was not packed, which is how I like it. The bartender was very friendly.
I was kind of surprised by the mediocre score this bar has. I have always found it enjoyable and have liked the selection of beer. I have only had appetizers here, but they were all adequate. I think this is a good place to stop on the north side of Columbus.
07-01-2013 00:37:23 | More by buschbeer
Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods in Columbus, OH
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.