I just finished up my finals and my girlfriend suggested we go out to a restaurant and grab a drink to celebrate. A few of her friends were going to Boardwalk Billys right down the street from UNCC, so she asked if we could go there. I had been there a couple times before but not in a long time.
We arrived at the restaurant at about 10:30 and the place was packed. It was college night so we got in free with our school ID’s. This was a pretty big college hangout. I saw a lot of people I recognized from school. I said hello to a few friends as we walked in. We sifted our way through the crowd to find her friends sitting down in a booth towards the back.
Her friends at the table already had drinks so we waited a little bit for the waitress to come by and take our order. We waited for a good 15 minutes and still nobody came to get our drink orders. By that time the others at the table needed another drink too, and were looking around to try and grab our waitresses attention. However, she never came.
So I went up to the bar to get our drink orders. The bar was pretty crowded so I tried to get as close as I could to place my order. I wasn’t very successful though. The bar tenders seemed busy doing other things rather than trying to take drink orders. After about 10 minutes of waiting I was finally able to flag one down.
Drinks were reasonably priced. They had 2 dollar domestic bottled beers, and 2 dollar “You-call it’s.” I paid with my card and made my way back to our table.
After socializing for a bit I got up to use the restroom. I was absolutely shocked by what I saw. A line all the way back to the bar for the men’s room, and not a person in line to use the women’s room. In all my years I had never seen a line for the men’s room let a lone a line that extended 15 people deep. That was just ridiculous.
When I finally got inside the bathroom was filthy. There was broken beer bottles, spilled drinks, and urine everywhere. The place stunk so badly! I rushed in and out of there as fast as possible. It was incredibly dirty in there. From what I heard from my girlfriend later that night, the girls room wasn’t too clear either.
We spent the rest of the time socializing, but again the drink situation was terrible. We would have to wait forever. It got to the point where we would just order two rounds at once just to avoid waiting in line. It was pretty ridiculous in my opinion. I’m not sure I will be rushing back to Boardwalk Billys restaurant in Charlotte North Carolina any time soon. That experience I had there was pretty dreadful.