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Old 01-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #21
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All I can say is "WOW", and "WOW" again!!!

I went a few weeks ago and started working on my "Rumbustion Society" membership, complete with punch card and all. Can't wait to go back, now the holidays are finally over, and work up to the next level, and then the next......

What a blessing it is to only live 2 or so miles from Smuggler's Cove!

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:25 PM   #22
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I had the pleasure of visiting the Cove for the first time the other night, and all I can say is wow. The drink list and rum selection are both mind-boggling, and it took me about 30 minutes just to decide what to get.

I can understand people having issues with the lengthy wait to get a drink, but boy is it worth it if you like a good cocktail. Thank you, Martin, for bringing this place to life!
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:59 PM   #23
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My second visit was Sunday night about 15 minutes after opening....and yes the wait was very long......it took about 30 mins to just get our order in....but their still new and learning......and hopefully things will run more smoothly soon....

I see several problems here....they don't have a cocktail waitress taking orders and the people who are not sitting at the bar proper are all bunched up and standing around the backs of the people at the bar.... however the biggest problem in my opinion is that the drink "recipe" is listed on the computer screen....(and some of these drinks have long recipes)....that is behind the backs of the bartenders....making them turn and look at the recipe over and over again.....my suggestion would be a small print out that the bartender could put in a standard ticket rail in front along the bar....

Your doing a great job Martin....

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Old 01-20-2010, 10:38 PM   #24
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Well, I got there just as they opened for the evening and was able to saddle right up to the bar on the main level, no problem. I'm just getting over a 2 week bout of the flu, but now that my taste is back, I'm headed right back over to the Cove ASAP!
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Well, I got there just as they opened for the evening and was able to saddle right up to the bar on the main level, no problem. I'm just getting over a 2 week bout of the flu, but now that my taste is back, I'm headed right back over to the Cove ASAP!

You were there on sunday too?? I sorta felt sorry for the poor guy at the door!. i actually like the downstairs...its a bit more....funky i guess..We got seats but it was a long wait....just getting to the point of giving them our order. And, Im just dying to know how many people are going to end up in the water....lol
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:30 PM   #26
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To all you people who live close to Smuggler's Cove:

...speaking for everyone on the East Coast....we hate you all....

aw, just kidding...but jealous!

...enjoy the Cove and keep it alive until I can get out there!
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #27
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To all you people who live close to Smuggler's Cove:

...speaking for everyone on the East Coast....we hate you all....

aw, just kidding...but jealous!

...enjoy the Cove and keep it alive until I can get out there!


....i knew it!....lol....you all hate us!!...lmao

LOL...well shoot...i have some 190 more rums on my punch card to go...so ya know im going back...

really they have a great place....and Martin is doing a great job....though hes gonna need a bigger venue soon!
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:59 PM   #28
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Ahem...ahem.....speaking of The Cove, I'm headed there late this afternoon with some distilling colleagues. I haven't added any rums to my punch card in a while because I keep getting colds this winter and haven't gotten out a lot, so I need to get crackin' on it.

Sorry Thrall, I hadn't seen that you had responded to an earlier post about whether or not I was at the Cove on that Sunday you were there. In fact, I was not there that day. However, let me know when you're going to the Cove next time, ok?

I think the trick is getting there at 5 pm sharp, that way you don't have the huge crowd to deal with.

Leisure Master, come out here sometime to our beautiful City and join us for a few rounds at The Cove!
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:50 PM   #29
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I'm looking to get back out there in mid-March and expect to have at least one drink at the Cove, if I can get in.
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #30
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Weekdays at 5 pm sharp seem to be the best bet for getting in at the Cove, if that is at all possible. And let those of us in SF know when you get here!

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