O Bar won me over with fantastic bartenders (by the way, the bartender nastily referenced in some of the other reviews appears to have been canned) -- warm and friendly, great at remembering favorite drinks from past visits, and talented at mixing special drinks, including the martinis on the menu and various original shots unlisted. Great atmosphere whether it's relaxing during the week or clubby (with great DJ!) on a weekend night.Review Source:
Here is how you earn one star and have your business go down hill fast....
Stopped down last Thursday , 3 days after the hurricane. Wanted to sit at the bar , eat some comfy food and feel warmed and relaxed. Place was dead , no lights on and I don't think the heat was on.
The food was awful , frozen raviolis for $17 !!!!!!!!
Not sure if this was just an off night or the place has been abandoned.
This place has so much potential: great location, decent venue and even decent live DJs.
Unfortunately, the bartenders ruin it. I stood at a half empty counter for 5 minutes--no exaggeration--watching the bartender look straight at me, turn around and start texting while eating her nachos at the register (this was 10o'clock on a weekend). Â I'm not sure what I did to make her blatantly ignore us while occasionally serving other people standing around us--other than paying no attention to her fake'n'baked double-D's. After literally calling to her to get her attention she finally served us with $11, 8oz long-island iced teas with no discernible alcohol in it. I made the mistake of paying with cash and tipping before tasting it. A friend in our group found several beers on his tab despite having only ordered liquor.
If you do decide to go to O Bar, order beer (they can't screw that up, except for counting I suppose). If you pay with cash, count your change. If you pay with card, watch your receipt closely and DO contest the "mistakes" that will show up on your tab.
This is the kind of experience I expect in NYC, not downtown Fairfield.
Met a friend here for a drink a few weeks ago on a Monday night. Â The place was damn-near empty. Luckily, the bartenders breasts did their level best to occupy as much space as possible, spilling valiantly out of her T-shirt. Â She was a petite girl, but the T-shirt looked like a child or maybe a toddler size. Â The only thing detracting from the effect of a full-front assault by D-cups was the a) make-up--even in low lighting, I got the impression her make-up person has a full-time gig doing drag shows or funeral parlors; and b) the fake tan. Â Come on ladies. Â Malibu Barbie has been out of production for forty years. Â Also the bartender did a bit of a hard sell on the refills. Â She asked about every 10 seconds if we were okay, needed another drink, needed another drink, could she possibly refill our glasses for another drink. Â My friend paid and I don't know if her obnoxious persistence was rewarded in the form of a tip. Â At the other end of the bar, three gentlemen of a certain age seemed to think Barbie was da bomb. Â Small place. Â Neighborhoody in the way that neighborhoody places are when everyone else in the joint knows you're not from the neighborhood.Review Source:
Probably the most popular bar in Fairfield right now, it's been around for years. Â The crowd is pretty lively most nights Wednesday through Saturday. Â Bartenders are nice. Â The place is tiny, there isn't much to it and sometimes when it is crowded, it's a hassle. Â It's also the type of crowd where you feel that most people know each other, which I would call a townie bar.Review Source:
I go to a bar for three things: drinks, atmosphere, and (often) food.
The drinks are nicely done, and the bartenders know their thing, so asking for recommendations always yields good results. Â Feel free to experiment with cocktails or wine.
Except for late on a Thurs/Fri/Sat evening, when it can be a bit of a scene, the atmosphere is casual and you can generally find a seat somewhere.
The bar is attached to St Tropez (a Corsican bistro). Â So if you get a little hungry, you can order bar food prepared by the restaurant, or order from the restaurant menu. Â The fries are amazing.