After some mysterious “renovations”, hidden bar Su Casa reopened on Thursday night at 10 PM. We swung by over the weekend to see what the deal was (plus, we were hungry for another Qdoba burrito from the shop downstairs).
Originally billed as a speakeasy style bar, Su Casa has done away with any pretense of being a lounge. The management got rid of the cocktail list, which had some interesting choices (and took some flak for being way too expensive). The bartender stated that it was getting way too busy to make specialty drinks, a claim supported by the thirty or so meatheads who swarmed the bar on our visit.
We couldn’t tell what other changes were made to the space. They certainly didn’t take out the empty paper towel dispenser in the bathroom. When you wave your hand in front of the little motion sensor, nothing comes out. Never fear, there is a “bathroom attendant” standing outside the washroom door that will hand you a paper towel and then extort you for his tip.
The back lounge space was empty, with all the tables setup for bottle service. It looked like plenty of people wanted to get in. Even though those 30 meatheads didn’t take up that much space, the bouncers outside seemed to enjoy turning people away. We witnessed one gentleman making his case for entry, to no avail: “Don’t you see this girl I’m with, you guys are dickheads if you don't let us in.” He was politely told that he should try somewhere else. Burritos, anyone?