For those of you who don't know @snarfpeasels he's a freelance "flame agent" paid to write off companies publicly by the competition. Frankly I'll take the word of these other kind sounding people and their interesting experiences rather than the rantings of this sociopath.
Others comments l would agree with the pub has been hit or miss over the years.However they have a new management team now and things on my last visit were much improved so give it another try l'm sure you'll agree with me.
I like the Cotton Club because it has a great band with wonderful music. I know what is abrakadabra meaning about the service. Sometime they waiter are not so pleasant. But I hope that people can understand that the Cotton Club does not have to pay ticket to go inside. That is why the house wine is 60RMB because that price is including part of the cost from the free show! Some people don't understand that and some don't want to pay for the show they just wanna get that for free. too many people doing that so the waiter must make them follow the rules that watch the show should buy a drink at least.
I'm the one of the old customers and was quite disappointed with the service last night. I came there with a friend who was visiting Shanghai because Cotton club is well known for a great live music venues, but only stayed for a few minutes. When we got there, my friends was forced to buy a drink by Chinese staff who's name was Sandy (as she said) and I was served with a tasting glass (half size of a normal glass) of red wine for a price of 60RMB (house wine, nothing special). Shall I go there again? Most likely not (only on a very special occasion). Shall I recommend this place to my friends? Definitely NO. I live in Shanghai for 5 years and I don't like to be treated this way. One more thing, you cannot leave your review about them on smartshanghai and on their own website, which means they don't care what people think about them and most likely I'm not the first one who got treated that way.
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