Earlier this week, Brooklyn Skeptic posted an alert to the greater Brooklyn community regarding the presence of fascists at one of our favorite local drinking establishments, The Gowanus Yacht Club. Apparently, our journalistic standards here are not really up-to-snuff, but we have the great fortune of a GYC staff member to set the record straight on a variety of topics. In an email (creepily sent to my Flickr account…), the unnamed staff member gives us a well-deserved reaming. Sorry, GYC. We were just being jerks. The text of the email after the cut.
or whatever your called.
1. why are things acceptable to happen at other bars but not gyc, like no hand towels. if things are unacceptable, they are unacceptable.
2. have you ever worked in a bar or restaurant.
i konw this tuesday you speak of, i had someone work for me and then the bartender didn’t show up.
so 1 kid had to so the work of 3 people and in order not to have many walk outs on tabs in that situation this bar goes to bar service only.
which is acceptable, because it is a bar. how many bars do you go to that give table service. full staff equals bar service. simple.
no bartender showing up means waiter becomes bartendert. having someone with our register is more important the then people being put out of the way because they must walk to get their beer.
and the no smoking, sorry your so mad causer you don’t understand why we are making you suffer by not letting you smoke outside, after all there are no walls. and really does 3 ft make a difference.
ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 3 FEET MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
AND THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WON’T PERMIT YOU TO SMOKE ANYWHERE YOU WANT AT THE GYC. and they didn’ t supply me with enough no smoking signs upon there visit. i wish they had. instead we write on the tables and floors with chalk till we get them.
maybe my co worker didn’yt do it since he had to fly solo that night.
you don’t knoe whats going on.
the beer is cold and cheap, you sit outside and it’s fucking great even wirth the shitty bathroom. and that shitty bathroom has been there for years. and you should only be colpaining if your the one who must clean it at night.
how many nice bathrooms do you see at bars.
and we @ thew gyc think its kinda sad you all blog about us, i mean really, dont you all have something better to do. journalists.
enough defending my boy at work, i got better things to do.
happy bar drinking and cheers.
this isn’t personal, you should use your talents for better writing subjects.