Brendan's Irish Pub in Camarillo, California - NEVER AGAIN!!
Brendan's has the WORST SERVICE and their food always comes out like crap. My husband really likes the place, so I tolerate it's ridiculously overpriced food and beverage when he really wants to go, but after tonight NEVER AGAIN! A group of friends and I were participating in a national event called World Book Night - we got some free books from the organization putting it together and were to head to our local hang out to give them to people that passed by. We emailed Brendan's in advance and communicated on their Facebook page as well. When we got there, the hostesses were overjoyed at what we were doing and took two of the free books themselves. When our slower-than-slow cocktail waitress realized what we were doing, though, she told us we couldn't. We couldn't move to a table where more people would see us either. And we couldn't put up any make-shift signs indicating what we were doing. We just couldn't. Had Brendan's told us before tonight that we couldn't give their patrons free books we would have found somewhere else to do it. But as our waitress said "I'm trying to say this without being rude, and you guys are more than welcome to just stay and drink!" Sadly this isn't the first time I've felt the people at Brendan's were rude, and whether she was trying or not that is exactly what they were doing. Never again!