ignore the bad press.
I went in there for karaoke night (a Saturday) and the joint was jumping. A smallish, working-class bar with a good mix of younger kids and people my age (40ish) and older. No attitudes, the customers were laid back, the bartenders and doorman were nice, everyone was friendly. I went back the next night (also karaoke) and while it didn't hit capacity like the night before, it was definitely busy. The barmaid, Cambria, noticed I was new in there and went out of her way to come over and introduce herself and make me feel welcome. Had a nice chat with the doorman, Pat, when I went out for a smoke. Met a bunch of cool people there. I had a great time and I will definitely be going back.
PROS: down to Earth, good selection for karaoke, friendly
CONS: men's room
if you end up here,your living wrong. this place is the epitome of dive,the women have more ink than the guys(more weight to)its smells like an overflowing ashtray by the door and i found a pubic hair in my beer.as for ambiance,picture a bar on skid row and then realize by comparison skid row is nicer!this is where the losers of portsmouth hang out...im not joking.if you ever have a craving for warm beer and crabs(not the edible ones)stop in.
Don't leave your money on the bar when you go to the bathroom, because Cambria the skank will steal it, and Jason the owner will cover for her.
If you like a bunch of crackheads and junkies, this is the place for you.
Mike the Bouncer. The first time I went to Daniel Street Tavern I thought it was Ron Perlman working the door. It wasn't. He's a nice enough guy--albeit a tad righteous. Just don't show up loaded and he'll let you through.
Home town bar.
Anyone who does not get in is too drunk, so any comment before this one referring to the bouncer being rude, must have been.
The patrons here are welcoming and the bartenders quick to please.
Give this place one stop for some local flavor and allow your own opinion to follow. You will have a good, laid-back time, I promise.
This place is a dump. I would never recommend this place to anyone. The doorman is a loudmouthed and highly disturbing man who looks like jobba the hut. He was so blatantly offensive I decided to take my business elsewhere. From what I heard from my friends who did go I did not miss much
gross. total dive, but my friends and I heard that it was fun on karaoke nights. The doorman was inappropriate toward some of the girls in line, making gross comments and was being lude and obnoxous, and they left to. I didn't want to stand around and be next, so we went to another bar. Get a nicer doorman- or at least one that keeps his dirty mouth shut and maybe we'll come back. Can't recommens this place at all. what a mean guy he was. ew. glad I didn't waste my money there1!
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