Bully is back! Sagamore Hill Lounge, an upscale bar named for one of America’s most popular presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, re-opened this afternoon after a hiatus due to a paperwork snarl that necessitated its closure this summer. Earlier this week, the Portland city council renewed its license enabling it to re-open this week. That was necessary because at the end of August, the bar’s license was temporarily revoked – until the bar could reapply.
Back on July 4, 2018 this blogger panned the recently opened bar for its poor service – it seemed that the servers were more interested in chatting among themselves and with the owner than in providing good service to patrons. Getting their attention was a challenge that I gave up on. When an error was made in this blogger’s order, no acknowledgement of that error was made or effort to rectify it. At $10. per gin and tonic, that was the least they could do.
A fresh new breeze arrived at the bar this evening. His name is Tom McNichols. He’s friendly, gives good service and likes people! He worked at Sagamore on a part-time basis before the license was rejected, but by next month expects to be working on a full-time basis at Sagamore. Wednesday – Sunday. A gin and tonic costs almost $10.00. That cost precludes this blogger from returning to Sagamore Lounge.
Please visit previous posts herein dated July 4, 2018, August 31, 2018 and September 4, 2018 for background information.