Everyone seems welcome. Haven't tried the food, but the menu looks interesting. The drinks are O.K.. I have been there four or five times, and I have always felt welcome and comfortable. The drinks aren't strong, but that works for me. I haven't figured out the music. but I would know a slow song if I ever heard one.The staff is friendly and seems happy to serve you. HURLEY WI thinks Tarra rocks!
Less than thrilling - weak drinks. Ok, maybe my expectations were a little high coming from the east coast. This place seems as though they are trying hard, but it really has not connected well with the community of women visiting the establishment. We were served intially at the bar, where the bartended seemed hesitant in pouring drinks. One can always count on a gay bar to serve a decent cocktail. This is not the case at this bar. We were treated to a karaoke drag show that showed a little promise. The waitressses tended to be snooty at times, for no reason with some of the customers Customer service is NOT a focus for the team that works here. There seemed to be a good mix of people earlier in the evening and the mood was light. I can't say that there is anything exciting here that makes you want to come back I'll check in again in the summer. Not much diversity here either. The food was average. The place has alot of promise to be a great womens hangout serving the mulitiple needs of the community and celebrating the diversity of women. FOCUS ON YOUR CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE OVER THE TOP SERVICE! You'll turn this place around. Good luck....Can you believe i can't use the L word on this site?
worst experience ever.
Okay ladies! I've been known to not give "our community" a fair shake but my experience at PI was one for the books. The music was terrible! I have no problem with alternative music but that is all they played!!! Do you think the DJ really cared about playing music across the board? umm~ NO! As far as the staff .....they act as if they are doing you a favor by making you an over priced drink~ which was weak.. might I add!
Where are my sistah's? To the owners of PI~ I suggest that you add some decor, possibly paint, and open your doors so that more woman of color will be compelled to visit your establishment.
Choosey Lezzies Choose Pi.
I must be honest. The first time few times I met friends for a drink at Pi I found much to be desired. The cavernous space is quite like a 'before' picture awaiting a makeover. The food bounces between miserable and edible, crying out for a bit of enthusiasm and know-how in the kitchen. The experience as a whole feels a little like an evening at a rural VFW hall.
In a perfect world, there would be lesbian bars. Plural. Fancy bars for Uptown chicks, down-home bars for the Cheers crowd, trendy bars for BabyDykes, and so on and so on. As a lezzy in my mid-40's who cut her teeth at Ladie's Night, I now wonder where my sky high expectations come from. I look forward now to meeting friends at Pi, know what to steer clear of on the menu and love having a welcoming, safe space to hang with members of my community. Like the ancient flannel shirt hanging in my wife's closet, Pi is what to put on when comfort counts.
Great girls night out... :) Fantastic food.... Two words: Nibbler plate! :) It blew my mind when our server brought out this heaping plate of deliciousness :) !!! We also had the trio of dips, which consisted of hummus, artichoke dip, and queso cheese dip, and the tater tots. I am such a fan of the food at Pi, and love the warm (super attractive!) staff and enviornment. We've had outstanding food, beverages, and service every trip. The food is priced just right, and much higher quality than you'd expect at a "bar." I love the fact that Pi is gay/ straight/ and transgender friendly. You could bring your girlfriend, your boyfriend, or both. :) Definately much more "girl friendly" than other gay bars in the city. They seem to always have something fun going on, Tuesday Trivia, Karaoke a few nights a week, and pool tournaments. :)
Great food, welcoming environment, alternative to corporate blandness. We live in the neighborhood, about 2 blocks away, so we don't have to worry about parking, but Pi is our new family favorite for dining. We've eaten there a dozen times and have never been disappointed in the food. Its hard to try other things on the menu because the Gaysian wraps are SO good! Also, the french fries with tomato aioli are the best in bar food. We've brought our 11 year old a number of times and while I used to say the service was always prompt and welcoming, our last visit was not up to normal standards. I'm surprised people think the food is overpriced, our experience is excellent, fresh, homemade food worthy of any sit-down restaurant for bar food prices. (A huge slab, big enough for two to split with an app, of fresh roasted veggie lasagna with cream sauce for $8!) Plus Happy Hour and free pool until 8:00 to boot. Obviously, if you're offended by gay, transgender, uppity women, this isn't the place for you, better off at Rosen's Sport's Bar, but we are glad Pi chose our neighborhood!
Pi--best bar on the planet!. I can't say enough about how much I love Pi! It's nothing like the negative reviews included here. I find it hard to believe that we visited the same bar, though it sounds like some of us just have different perspectives on what is and isn't cool. For example, the last reviewer seems bothered by not being able to determine the gender of the person who asked for her ID, and in fact goes so far as to disparagingly label the person "It." I see it as an incredible strength that Pi celebrates an all-gender friendly atmosphere, and I love it that I see sapphists (this site is telling me that the 'L' word is "inappropriate"!), gay men and transfolk all getting it down together! I've experienced the waitstaff to be friendly and efficient, even during the busy BINGO nights. Bars are bars; there will always be a certain amount of posturing, etc. But this one is as fun and friendly as a GLBT bar could get, and has contributed incredibly to the local GLBT community. I'd say the food is around average, with the highlight for me being the enormous plates of tater tots. Highly recommend BINGO last Thursday of each month! Woo-hoo! Go to Pi!
"Not" the Place to go!. My girlfriend and I finally decided to go check out this bar/resteraunt after all the positive and cliche publicity it got in the community. Not only is it not easy to find, when we did walk in the door the first thing that was said to us was, "Give me your IDS." I'm not even sure what the "IT" thing was that checked out ids. But then the place was very cheaply and poorly decorated, the music was of poor taste, there were not very many people except for in the overpriced resteraunt. When you walked by, you just got glared at and there was NOT anything going on in this excuse for a bar at all. I was very dissapointment but also entertained by the distastefulness of this establishment by the time I left which was like 12 seconds. I would never go back to this bar! I do not reccomend this place at all!
Great bar, snotty staff. Tara's awesome; we'd go just to see her alone. The rest of the staff can get kinda snotty tho. But it's still worth going!
Worst "club" I've ever been to. I started an account for the sole purpose of warning people that this bar has the SNOTTIEST staff I have ever seen. The food is overpriced and average. The music wasn't that great. NO ONE talked to me or my girlfriend all night and when we talked to other people, they looked at us like we were crazy. My experience at this bar was so bad, I have sworn off the entire bar scene in the Twin Cities. I have had many friends who have gone here and had the exact same experience. The overall worst part is the staff, they act like they are doing you favor for even letting you into this poor excuse for a club. Don't go, these people don't deserve ANYONE'S money.
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