|Venue name:||Mo's Bar & Lounge||Contact:|
80 Lafayette Ave
|Cross street:||between South Elliott Pl and South Portland Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 3pm–3am; Fri 3pm–4am; Sat, Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C to Lafayette Ave, G to Fulton St|
|Price:||Average drink: $6|
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Average User Rating
1.7 / 5
- 5 star:0
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
My first and last visit occurred February 4th during the end cap of Happy Hour. My friends visit this place often and invited me out. At first, we were having a great time and our initial bartender so friendly and accommodating.
Once he left and as we were getting ready to leave, two of the staffers thought it was appropriate to laugh and participate in the insulting language started by two patrons at the bar regarding my body type and my outfit.
The situation escalated to the point that we involved management and he told us that there was nothing he could do and that he wouldn't apologize for the behavior of his staff and mentioned that we were interrupting his lunch break and insinuated that we were being paranoid, even though myself and my friend heard the words that were being exchanged. He was so belligerent that he made my friend angry to the point of tears and at that point, we left.
I am a small business owner and I prefer to patronize small businesses. With the plethora of bars and lounges in the city, I have a choice on where I spend my hard earned dollars. Unfortunately, that will no longer happen at this establishment.
A friend of mine was assaulted by the bouncer at Mo's on Saturday, 3/20/16 after she protested being pawed by a patron. (She yelled at the guy and the bouncer grabbed HER and tried to manhandle her out of the bar; apparently she was supposed to endure the unwanted touching from a stranger instead of speaking up.) The manager was indifferent to this assault, and my friend has filed a police report against the bouncer. Ladies, if you chose to patronize Mo's, bring some pepper spray with you, you just might need it.
They FINALLY take credit/debit. Yay!
Mo's is really hit or miss with several things:
The bartenders vary in skill/drink mixing -- so sometimes you get a really strong, well made drink... other times it's weak or poorly mixed.
The waitresses are usually friendly, but there just aren't enough of them. Usually there's only 1 when the place is packed.
The DJs are usually pretty good, but sometimes it seems as though they don't watch or pay attention to their crowd. When the music's good, it's good and people dance the night away on a rather compact dance floor.
I've never had the food, so I can't comment on that.
They have a decent number of TVs if you're there to watch sports.
The crowd is interesting. Usually the crowd is mostly late 20s to early 50s African-Americans. More often than not there are several creep 40-50 with few manners, looking for some young, which is just NOT OK. I've seen a lot of couples here on dates, so I suppose it's an OK date spot. Also, there are a lot of regulars.
Overall the experience is never BAD, and there's never a dull moment. I keep coming back b/c it's in the neighborhood and it's just an overall chill spot to go.