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Bar Patron

Charleston, WV

#1 Jun 11, 2014
Has anybody been to The Empty Glass lately? It use to be a great place to go but the last few times I've been there it's been awful from the crowd to the rude doorman & especially the drunk beligerant owner Chris who is always trying to fight. I won't ever go back because the owner is a total douche!
Trim

Summersville, WV

#2 Jun 11, 2014
Is that a gay bar?
Bar Patron

Charleston, WV

#3 Jun 11, 2014
It may as well be a gay bar there's more gays than straight in there now days.
Bar Patron

Amherst, VA

#4 Jun 11, 2014
It's pretty much a gay bar after the Red Carpet closes.
Factoid

Charleston, WV

#5 Jun 11, 2014
Deal with it.
We wont be back

Charleston, WV

#6 Jun 11, 2014
The Empty glass is a dive that caters to the bi-sexual crown and management apparently turns a blind eye when it comes to patrons doing drugs inside. Just walk into the restroom and someone will be snorting something. recently my 21 year old son and I went there to listen to music and both he and I saw customers doing drugs inside and smoking pot outside.

My son is in from college and doesn't like to be around drugs, he just doesn't nor do I, so we decided to leave. The place is vastly overrated and management either caters to the drug culture or is just plain ignorant to their surroundings.

If you are a man who doesn't mind being propositioned by other men and you like to snort drugs then go to the Empty Glass and have at it, but for myself and my son we won't.
You are not missed

Charleston, WV

#7 Jun 11, 2014
Good you and your little boy keep your homophobic asses out. The bar was doing fine before you came in and it will do fine now that you are gone. Buh Bye!
Glass patron for 25yrs

Charleston, WV

#8 Jun 12, 2014
The Empty Glass is a bar that caters to all walks of life. I've seen shows there from the late 80's till now and it hasn't lost a beat. It seems like it's getting stronger. I'm sorry that a couple people have had a bad experience or just want to hate but the empty glass is a landmark in Charleston. They bring the best bands in town bar none. They have for the last 25 years. And for bar patron who obviously has something against the empty glass and against the owner Chris, u were probably the one who caused all the problems and got thrown out. And for talking about the doorman, try to do his job for a week and u will see how difficult it is to be a doorman. I've done it for years and it's not easy. And for we won't be back, how does anyone know what patrons r doing in the bathrooms? If that's the case it's happening in every bar in America, not just the empty glass. And for everyone else that says it's a gay bar, u r bigots and should be ashamed of yourselves. The empty glass opens it's door for all walks of life, no matter race, creed or color. And that's what the empty glass is about. Have a nice day.
Wat

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jun 12, 2014
I agree with everything the 25yr patron said with the exception of the doormen. I've been going to the glass for about 15yrs and I've also been a doorman at other bars. The guys they have a the Glass now are real jerks. They really need to get some new guys or they're going to loose some business. The regulars are getting fed up with it!
creeker

Charleston, WV

#10 Jun 12, 2014
I went to that bar several times 20-30 years ago. Everything appeared dirty, the staff looked like old time beatnicks such as Charles Manson and how they got well known bands to come there and play is beyond me unless all were doing drugs and all enjoyed each other....
Bar Patron

Amherst, VA

#11 Jun 12, 2014
It's still dirty & unkept so nothing much has changed. I heard that the happy hour bartender does drugs & can be a real be a bitch when she needs a fix or when she's drunk. Also the black bald bartender sells drugs.
Big Fella

Amherst, VA

#12 Jun 12, 2014
The owner of the glass & the doorman are great friends of mine. They're both hard workers & great fathers. This is Chris' livelihood this is how he feeds his family & for u guys to come in here & bash him & saying negative things about him & his bar is some straight up bs! Hey if u don't like it there then don't go there but to say negative things on a public forum to try to make him lose business or do whatever it is ur trying to do is not cool & whoever u are ur a coward! Use ur real name or confront him face to face & quit hidind behind a fake screen name & be a man instead of a lil bitch!
love it

Charleston, WV

#13 Jun 12, 2014
The Glass is the $hiz-nit.
Wat

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Jun 12, 2014
I can't use my real name or I would. I said what I did about the doorman because my friend has cell phone video of him making violent threats to him and his wife and he is currently filing a lawsuit in relation to it. Maybe it is or isn't the same guy you're talking about. If the owner cares that much about his business then maybe he needs to look at making some changes in his employees.
Jason Robinson

Charleston, WV

#15 Jun 12, 2014
Wat wrote:
I can't use my real name or I would. I said what I did about the doorman because my friend has cell phone video of him making violent threats to him and his wife and he is currently filing a lawsuit in relation to it. Maybe it is or isn't the same guy you're talking about. If the owner cares that much about his business then maybe he needs to look at making some changes in his employees.
What Stops you from using your real name? Somehow Magically I can use mine? The only reason you cant use your real name is because you don't want people to know who you are, there is no other reason. The other guy was right when he said all of you people are cowards. If anyone has a bad experience or a problem with a business it should be taken to the management or the owner of the business before blasting someone in public. Especially when the people who have these major problems have to hide behind screen names. The Door man is a good employee and he does his job. People get belligerent with him when he charges them a cover because they feel entitled to not pay a cover to see a band. For some reason people have this adverse reaction to paying for entertainment. Go to a movie theater and walk in and go hey i wanna watch this movie but I dont want to pay to see it, See how far you get.The The Empty Glass has been voted one of the Top 100 bars in the Country, Has been included in Rock Atlas USA and 1000 places to see before you die. Voted one of the best Happy hours in the Country and recently was voted Charlie West Best Night Time Spot by the WV Dept of Tourism. It has musical acts from all over the world and is truly world famous but if its not your taste then dont drink it. PS I would love to see that video you are talking about or let me know when that court case is gonna come about. Id love to follow it Mr I cant use my real name or I would.
Jason Robinson

Charleston, WV

#16 Jun 12, 2014
By the way. Tonight at the Empty Glass theres a great touring act, The Sioux City Kid from San Francisco CA and theres NO COVER. Come on down and if you have had any problems in the past Air your grievances and I will personally buy you a drink. You can check out his video here.

Im easy to find. Im Jason Robinson the guy who isnt afraid to use his real name. I always try to make everyone happy (within reason)
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Factoid

Charleston, WV

#18 Jun 13, 2014
Music cant be all that wrote:
Jason Robinson sounds to me like he is gay as hell. Bet, between friday night and sunday morning he has head more weenie inside him than Sams hot dogs sells. Bottom line is the Empty Glass claims their doors are open to all and when translated means it is a rump ranger bar. Nothing more nothing less. I wondered in there back in March and believe you me I won't be going back. I am a man not a friggen rump ranger.

For those who frequent that nasty dive and claim to be straight don't be shocked that others make fun of you behind your back. You are either a rump ranger or you are not there is no in between and if you are not then you wouldn't go in that cum den. Nasty people go inside there and that is all there is to it.

This fairy Jason Robinson I am sure knows all too well what I am saying. Don't worry I won't ever step back in that HIV den. it's just nasty. The music can't be that good.

There is no such thing s an alternative bar either the bar caters to rump rangers or it doesn't. The Empty Glass does so YES it is a GAY BAR!
Sounds to me like you're obsessed with anal sex with men. Maybe you should just deal with this issue, get over your hang ups, come on out, and that bitterness will all fade away. Because...real men just don't sit around and b!tch relentlessly on chat boards.
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Wat

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jun 13, 2014
Jason, I was asked by the attorney's involved not to use my name as I am a witness in the lawsuit.

Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of the Glass. A lot of people I know play there. My posts are intended to help the Glass. After others have seen this video of the doorman and how he treated my friend AND HIS WIFE, some are musicians and choosing other venues like to perform at because of this. Bottom line is if they can't control the doorman it's going to hurt their business. I've been a doorman myself and it's a tough, oftentimes very stressful job, but I always acted professional and stood my ground when I had to but was never a jerk and never physically threatened anyone or ever felt like I ever had to.
eyes

United States

#21 Jun 13, 2014
Isn't that fat blond chick a bartender there
Music cant be all that

Charleston, WV

#22 Jun 13, 2014
Hey Dufus" are you sure it's a chick? This is a gay bar you're talking about

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