Dining · Drinks

The 5th Quarter (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly) 2.5 Stars

The 5th Quarter is a?

A. Pizza Parlor?

B. Burger Joint?

C. Sushi Bar?

D. Pho Hot Spot?

E. Night Club?

F. Pool Hall?

G. All of the above?

Stan attempting to get out of his comfort zone decides to rally the crew and venture down to The 5th Quarter. This review took us on a roller coaster of emotions so put your seat belt on, we’re going for a ride!

This building previously operated as a pool hall many years back before shutting it’s doors. Now under new ownership it has since been renovated and reopened as a hot mess.  The best way to describe the 5th Quarter is: confusing.  This makes Stan sad because the interior was done up very nice and has great potential.

The Good- We did take note of the few positive aspects of the establishment. This place has 24, YES, 24 beers on tap ranging from domestic, imported, specialty brews and a full bar. The beer is cold, the drinks aren’t bad and with Lina behind the bar you can’t go wrong. She brings a spunky personality while focusing on customer service.

If you’re looking to lace up your dancing shoes and shake what your momma gave you then this is the place for you. DJ Orale is the best in the business and brings great energy with him. Good luck trying to book him for your next backyard birthday bash as he is booked into 2018 already.

The Bad- As I mentioned above Lina is the shining star behind the bar but the supporting cast falls short. You could cut the tension with a knife between I guess she’s a server and well everyone else. It’s a bit of a buzzkill hearing staff bickering back and forth over petty shit. At one point they were yelling at each other in front of patrons.

Moving on, looking to try the food we grabbed a menu and it was all over the place. They offered chicken wings, burgers, nachos and pizza. There is a Sushi bar and they also serve Pho. So we had sushi and Stan had the wings which was a disappointment to say the least. The wings were tiny and smothered in BBQ sauce and the sushi reminded me of grocery store sushi, not that I’ve ever had it..


The Ugly- This establishment is split up into four sections, with one area functioning as a pool hall, a DJ booth/dance area, a Sushi bar and finally the bar area which encourages segregation between the patrons. On our visit there was a weird mix of patrons ranging from the young, rowdy crowd, to the mid 30’s crowd that look like you don’t want to mess with them. The environment has been documented on YouTube and social media if you’re interested. It was about 9:30 (2130 hours according to Stan’s watch) when the bouncers started showing up for work. That was our cue that it was time for us to leave. So as we get up to leave there it was, a photo booth, a full size photo booth with neon lights. Yup there it was right next to the ATM machine. And the straw that broke the camel’s back…the flyers posted everywhere that were advertising the male strippers for Mother Day!!! I’m pretty sure Stan’s mom wants flowers for Mother’s Day, not a sweaty G strings bouncing in her face. Way to keep it classy!

To sum it all up, it is as if the owner (who was there on our visit) said I am going to squeeze every penny out of this place by any means. If that was the goal then well played. One should weigh variety vs quality. It’s just our opinion but if you’re looking to sit back and have good conversation with friends or the spouse in a chill environment then this is NOT the place for you. If you’re looking for the club scene then you found the right spot. As for Stan and the rest of the crew we’re walking to Applebee’s for Happy Hour.

No surprise when we go to the score card-

Customer Service

Food Quality

Drink Selection

Ambience

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