Aurora >Food & Dining > Foundry
85 Executive Dr, Aurora, IL | Directions 6050441.755381 -88.218270
Terrible Service, Lot of TVs – Wafts of smoke come into the main seating area every time someone enters or exits the smoking room. Awful!
The huge TVs are great, but if you don't want to strain your neck, better sit on the second level. I have to say, if you come for NFL as we did, you pretty much have your choice of games to watch. More TVs tunes to Bears when their games air.
Beer selection not the greatest. No free refill on soft drinks. Service was terrible! Even for the eh beers we were drinking, our drinks were sitting empty on the table at least 10 minutes before the server came to ask if we'd like another. We ordered one snack item, which came to us cold, and even then the server failed to ask about our drink order.
I get that they get busy on big game days, but the poor service we got was unacceptable. Management should know to have more servers there on big game days. Lots of giant-sized TVs do not make this experience worth repeating.
Pretty cool place – So I guess I had better luck than most of the other reviewers because the bartenders at the bar I was sitting at were pretty nice...one was actually friendly! The atmosphere was cool and casual. The televisions against the wall were huge...it was a wall of TV's...I have never seen anything like it. I didn't partake in the OTB, darts, billiards, etc but loved the fact that I had options and probably will next time. The only complaint I had was that it was Saturday night and the only sound in there was coming from one of the college football games that was on one of the huge screens...it's Saturday night...PUT SOME GOOD MUSIC ON!!!!
Great place to meet a ton of your friends at – Talk about room to spare. I was tired of cramming into those small corporate bars where all of your money goes to some other state. New managers have taken over.... it is locally owned...... at least that what my friend told me.
I had heard of The Foundry but was told it was a little high in price. Are you kidding me? The downtown Naperville scene is what is over priced these days. And, you might as well count on getting pulled over by the local black and whites down there. Guess they make a ton off DUI's every year. $3.50 for most mixed drinks and a 32oz mug for $4.00 you can't beat that!
We had a pizza which was surprisingly good. Great band playing on the Friday we went. Definately a must return!
Dissappointed and uncomfortable – I can see how people would think this place is a great sports bar, but the TV's are dated, the service was awful, and the prices are absolutely ridiculous. The seating is terrible, and many often find themselves standing trying to get a decent view of a game. Another interesting thing I noticed and had recently heard is that it has started to pick up a gay crowd. Not that it is terrible, just not my scene.
Big place.. tons of stuff to do – Big place, ton of stuff to do, live music,, service a little slow, but then again nothing is perfect, and prices are reasonable for beer and liquor, heck even a little on the cheap side of reasonable, so i cant complain
Terrible Service – Again, I am totally not one to complain ... but we had TERRIBLE service. First we went to the martini bar where the waitress yelled at us for moving tables (we had a large group). Then took about a half hour to get all our drinks ... which wasn't so bad considering we had a large group. Although the bar area was pretty empty ... I decided to overlook this. So later in the night we were downstairs listening to the band ... i decided to order another drink and the bartender told me to go up to martini bar he was to busy to make that drink. So I went a waitress who was walking around and asked her to get us the martini and she went to the same bartender and I watched him make our drink. He was so rude ... he looked like he had herpes ... his name was Dave and he screamed creep. Anywayz. Amy was the only nice server we had the whole night. I heard from other people in our group they waited 30 minutes for 1 MGD on draft. Seriously the bartenders are retarded at this place and they can't serve a drink to save their lives. I probably won't go back unless my friends drag me out ... I'd rather hang out in the city without the lame bartenders.
Great place Bad Service – I have been to this place about 5 times. The first time I went I thought it was incredible. The place was huge and there were so many things to do. Since then I now realize that the huge televisions and fun activities were all smoke and mirrors to distract you from the terrible service and overpriced food and drinks. I can imagine a place like that needs to up their prices to maintain all the bar activities but at least tell your service staff to pretend that they give a cr@p that I am paying them to get me drunk. WORST SERVICE EVER! I would not go back until management restructures.
Do you feel lucky?? – In general, I like this place... mostly because I'm an extremely patient person and a huge sports fan. I come here a lot to watch sports because there are TONS of TVs and they can get just about any game you would want to see. However, the service can range anywhere from ok to just plain bad. I can't say that I've ever had great service, but I can definitely say that I've had really crappy service too. For example, I had a waitress that we saw 3 times during the 2 hours we were there, who was extremely unfriendly, and who stood behind us waiting while we wrote out her tip! Let's just say it was NOT a big one! The food is really overpriced, but generally pretty tasty. So, if you need somewhere to go to watch sports and you're willing to press your luck with the service, give this place a shot.
Great Atmosphere/Very Cool Place...But Good Service Not Guaranteed – I live in the Naperville/Aurora area and my friends and I are always looking for a good bar to hang out at. The Foundry is huge, always has great sporting events on televison from horse racing to nascar to football, pool tables that aren't too hard to get if you're willing to wait a little while, and is a great place to hang out. The food is good, but a bit overpriced in my opinion, and if it's a sport night or after a certain time, your options will be limited by having to order on a different menu than the regular one. I'm definitely a fan of mixed drinks and martinis and The Foundry certainly doesn't go cheap on the liquor. My drinks are always on the strong side (the way I like em), but it takes a little bit for them to get to you after you order. Your service really depends on how busy they are and who you get. I've had great experiences at The Foundry, but I've also had really crappy service as well. The managers could care less what you have to say if the service is bad. All you get is a half-assed apology and they move on.
Bottom line, it's a great place with lots to do, a great drink menu, and good food.
Be prepared to spend a little more money than you'd really like to and...
Hope that the server you get that night is having a good day.
rudest service ever! Read the other recent reviews and you will be convinced never to go here! – ok I am not a person that complains and this is the first time I am writing a review. This is because the service was THAT BAD. The manager actually told us that if we dont like the service we could leave! Im being totally honest with you guys DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT EVER!!!!!!! Recently, a friend told me about an experience where the food was cold and the manager simply didnt care and denied that the food was cold!!! The next day they called to complain and the manager told them not to call any more or else he/she would call the police!!! By the way--these would middle aged female nurses that were calling-real threatening PLEASE DONT GO HERE!!!!
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