We went for karaoke on wensday night. 1st off thanks for even having karaoke! That being said, we got there a little late so the kitchen was closed. Thank God really, because we walked next door to the Oyster bar and had one of the best meals ever over there. Anyways we came backfor the karaoke. The sound was great, the crowd was great. The KJ was nice enough, but he dragged out the rotation by taking too many personal breaks. And the bartender literally took over 15 minutes to make my drink. Not because it was busy, because he kept stopping and talking to random people continually. He even had to come back and ask me what I ordered, and he is the one who suggested the drink. He did apologize for taking so long though. So the place was awesome, and the KJ and Bartender were both nice, but they both had no good focus on their customers at all. Would I recommend this place? Definitely! Just watch them, and keep them on their toes, or they will drag out their jobs to serve you.
Ok...So Banana Factory is not the Ritz...it' a dive...but it's a GREAT dive...it 's a typical Old Florida bar and Restaurant. The beer and drinks are reasonable...the food is cheap and REALLY good. Smokers will LOVE this place. I don't smoke so I like to drink and eat outside which is nice...quiet.....pretty lights, kinda romantic. They make THE BEST Calzone and the Philly Cheese Steak was LOADED! The pizza is great, the hamburgers cheap and yummy..Had a dinner special before - all very good. Inside they always have live music to listen and dance too. I have always had a good experience here. Our bartender Jaclyn was very attentive even though we were the only ones outside at the time and she had a full bar inside. Banana Factory is not a 5 Star over priced fancy smancy hoitey toitey snobby establishment. It is a 5 star fun, value for your buck, good food and drink dive bar. F.U.N. . . . G O O D ! Oh...
We had a good time till we got ready to leave then we couldn't get out because of cars blocking the way my friend and I almost got hit while putting things in her truck. Then people were hitting our vehicles and calling us names. I'm glad she won't b playing there anymore. Especially after the shooting.
Great place to hang out with friends and family. Great atmosphere, and great bartenders.
I give the banana factory 0 stars for failing to inform customers that blocking the access to marinas and other establishments endangers the life of others.
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