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Everything was great until I went to pay my tab in cash. Which was fine until I check my online banking and realized that this particular bartender ran my card, also. Brought it up the next time I came in and was told, simply to handle it with my bank. Either way, the place in general is fine. But watch your tab with some of those bartenders. We're not all 21 years old and stupid! Fortunately, I know who it was and she'll never get another gratuitous dollar from me or anyone else I know that goes there. That's just how it works!
The Union is absolute trash. Service is horrible but not only that, they racially profile at the door. So for most of South End this doesnt matter because the majority is white people. When I go by myself or if I go with another white person, I get in perfectly fine. Anytime I try to go with my boyfriend who is Hispanic, the fat white bouncer tells him his ID is fake and wont let him in. Not only is it NOT fake but he takes a .05 second glance at it and deems it fake. Never bringing any black light to look at it, never asking anyone else to look at it, or more importantly the police officers right outside the bar. Only his one very very very quick glance. So yes, for the Brittneys and Chads this place is for you. For any person of color I would advise to be ready for an obese white man to turn you away at the door. Also he plays Candy Crush on his phone rather than trying to get business for the bar he works for. Good luck doing that for the rest of your life.
We love this place its our number one but tonight we were kicked out for no reason the bouncer in the corner near the pool table had it out for us my friend slightly stumbled once and he made us leave. I feel if he cant handle more Than that he shouldnt be able to be a bouncer here and the union should do something about it. He is ruining the experience for patrons. I will share this with the meckleburg commisioners next week.
Fun, wild experience. Great music and Michaela will for sure slang you a great drink. Definitely a spot that is good for all days of the week everyone is simply superb
I love this place because of the people. From the bouncers to the bar tenders I always feel most safe and welcome. Its the friendliest team and I enjoy coming just to see them. I know Ill have a good time and not worry when coming to the union.