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There’s not a lot to do in Fayette County for singles so my friends and I were excited to hear that a new restaurant was going to open in the old Macaroni Grill building that planned to have live bands and karaoke. The first night that they had a band a group of us went. There were about 18 of us. And the place was packed. The band was great, good setup but they were ill prepared for the crowd. They ran out of Miller lite draft at 8pm and a salad took 2 hours to get. There were some glitches with equipment. Still we had a blast. Oh well we said. It was their first big night.

The second time we went about a week later was for karaoke. If you wanted to sing you had to have your own music and words. We didn’t stay long. I don’t think anyone did. The last time we went was last Saturday night. They advertised a live band. But there was no band. Seems the manager fired them the night before for being too loud and didn’t bother to post any notices at the door or on the sign. Each time we went the manager (at least the lady that I was told is the manager) was standing in some corner of the room staring into space.

Now you may ask, why are you bothering to post this? The answer is BECAUSE A LOT PEOPLE WANT THIS PLACE TO SUCCEED. Without feedback and someone to get involved and correct these issues I don’t think Mulligan’s will survive. And that would be a shame !

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Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 12:10am.

I didn't realize that a new buisness had opened.

Sounds like they had a rough start, guess they will get a do-over...which is fitting considering the name of the place.

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Submitted by pentapenguin on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 11:05pm.

Not to ask the obvious, but how's the food? After all, what's the point of going to a restaurant if they have bad food? Sticking out tongue

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 8:58am.

We went to Mulligan's last Friday night.

We were heading to Chili's and saw the huge crowds over at Mulligans..hadn't even heard of the place so we opted to investigate.

You know how all-important first impressions are? Well, the hostess/host stand was deserted. For about 15 minutes there was a sizeable crowd in the front lobby. "do we seat ourselves?" Several waitstaff hurried by on their way to the kitchen "Someone will be with you shortly". Eventually someone did show up.

While waiting for a table I noticed the layout of the place: they had a nice band area but the band's amplifier stacks were huge and very very close to the tables. Maybe they cater to the hard of hearing?

Waiter was very enthusiastic but a bit rough around the edges...typical for a new restaurant. He went through a long litany of food items and beer they were sold out of (what BAR runs out of MILLER LIGHT and MICHELOB?) We let him convince us to try a house special, which ended up being $12 for a pitcher. Most other (out-of-stock) pitchers were $8 I believe.

Waitstaff pushed "bourbon steak" products (sandwiches, salads,etc) hard. "Bourbon steak" appears to be a lesser cut of meat soaked in marinade. Menu is primarily sandwiches. I had a totally unremarkable Italian Sausage sandwich, the rest in my party had various permutations of "Bourbon steak".

Asked the waiter what time the band went on, he didn't know ("basically whenever they feel like showing up"). Some guy did spend quite a bit of time tuning his guitar onstage the entire time we ate, practicing disco wah-wah licks. Never did get to see the band.

As we left, I noticed that the bar was pretty packed for being early in the evening. Clientele seemed a bit blue-collar, imho.

All in all, it was an okay experience, definitely nothing special. I hope the place irons out it's kinks, PTC needs a live music revue (RIP Wyndham, Hangar 74, heck even the Y-knot used to have a band downstairs).

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Submitted by pentapenguin on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 1:09pm.

Thanks for the review, Sniffles. I guess I probably won't be going there anytime soon until they get things straightened out.

Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 10:52am.

I've seen them in there, and I've also seen live entertainment in the Red Room.

Just an FYI.

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 9:05am.

So it was the usual PTC restaurant, nothing special? Thanks for the warning.

Submitted by sageadvice on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 7:45am.

They can't keep the beer flowing even.
More of that good old inept management.
Anyway, it will be wings when they do serve!

Submitted by Arf on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 1:30pm.

I was also at Mulligan’s on the Friday night you mentioned. There may have been 18 in your party, but the place was full of older singles who are desperate for a place to go in this community to socialize and dance and have some fun. I would estimate about 60 people were there in this older single group. It was a great time. The band (Boogie Shoes) was great and played a lot of classic rock that was good for dancing. There were some problems with service etc, but everyone seemed to understand that things were new and I didn’t hear any complaints. Some of our friends gathered again to meet last Friday night, and again I saw many familiar faces and people who hadn’t been there before, but had heard about last week. This time was very different. The service was a little better, but when the band started, they played some really awful music (at least to these old ears). It was so loud it was like being assaulted. All at once, the crowd who can make Mulligan’s work left quickly. I heard a lot of complaining as people “fled.”

I also would like to see Mulligan’s succeed. Contrary to popular belief, there is a very large community of older singles (and older married people) in this area who would like to go out on weekends and enjoy a good meal and good entertainment with dancing. Every since the Wyndham bailed out of the business of offering a good place to go, there has been no venue in this area for this group. Most places that offer live music with dancing cater to the younger crowd, which is fine, but the music and the atmosphere just isn’t enjoyable for someone older.

Supporting the needs of the mature customer base should be a money-maker for somebody. Maybe Mulligan’s will get their act together and be the answer.

Submitted by Spyglass on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 12:37pm.

Talk with April if you have any problems..

That and the City needs to get the tunnel from the Avenue to that area open so we carters can come on under.

Submitted by sageadvice on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 12:17pm.

Is this place in PTC?
Never heard of it!

Just another place to loudly get drunk and fondle women, sounds like!

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Submitted by pentapenguin on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 11:08pm.

No worries, $niticker$, at least we know we won't have to worry about bumping into you there since we all know how you dislike women a lot. Eye-wink

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Submitted by G35 Dude on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 2:07pm.

Muligans is in Peachtree City. And it's a great place to get drunk and fondle women. (But then name a place that isn't) *LOL*

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