Raleigh >Bars & Clubs > The Grille At Goodnight's
861 Morgan St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760335.780668 -78.656055
Not what it used to be! – Following is an email comment that was sent to the owner's of Goodnight's Comedy Club:
Unfortunately, this is NOT GOOD FEEDBACK!
My wife and I, and a few friends came to your Club last night (amateur night) for dinner and the show. We have not been there for a few years, and it was not how we remembered it. The place was run down and filthy. My wife was quite concerned about sanitation and having dinner there.
Even the before entering the Club; one of the two outside entry lights was burned out (left side facing), the front windows looked as though they haven't been cleaned in months. There were cobwebs all over the interior. Discolored and bare spots in the paint (and this was just in the foyer)! Electrical boxes hanging off the walls!
And this is all before you even get downstairs... should I even mention the Men's restroom and the peeling floor paint, and apparently you cannot afford a hand towel dispenser!
Without writing an essay... the place was a DUMP !!!
Are you in financial distress? If not, you certainly will be soon if changes are not made. We were not the only people to notice the decay.
On a positive note, you would be a great candidate for Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares TV show!
BIG NOTE! Just Realized that CitySearch's 5-Star Grade System is Far From Accurate !
The Rating above is 4 out of 5 Stars ...if you divide 38 Stars into 13 Reviews...which is what they have,
that comes out to a RATING of 2.9 STARS .....
what's up with tht CitySearch ?????
HORRIBLE, MOST HORRIBLE – Beware--make sure your beverages are what you order. Orange juice served in place of margueritas. Manager rude. Service slow because not enough staff. Owner will not call despite several emails requesting. They also serve drinks removed from one table to another. I SAW IT HAPPEN AFTER i PLACE MY FINGERS IN THE PITCHER!!!! fOOD BEST OF NIGHT AND WAS NOT WORTH THE $10.07 PAID FOR FAJITAS.
GUESS OWNER DOES NOT CARE
Awesome for something different. – I went to Goodnight's about a month ago to see Chris Titus. I had so much fun. It is nice to have the option to do something different and this was it. The food was great and the show was hilarious. Just like any busy bar you might wait a little while for a drink, but that goes with the territory. I could probably get drinks a little faster if there were not so many people there, but then the atmosphere wouldn't be so energetic and fun. The seating is a little tight, but again that adds to the feel. I have been to comedy clubs in New York City and the seating is much tighter there. All around the set-up may be a little frustrating but it is part of going to a Comedy Club if I wanted space and super fast drinks I would go to a dead bar or stay home. If you want to do something new and have a blast I suggest going to Goodnight's, but be willing to go with the flow and have a great time laughing like crazy.
Not what it used to be. – Charlie Goodnights is no longer the comedy club it once was. Wednesday open mic night is still cool (free admission if you eat in the upstairs restaurant), but otherwise it's rarely worth the $17 charge. Headliners are C-List at best, drinks are overpriced and the tables are crammed so closely together that you can't move.
After Bruce Bruce – I went to the Bruce Bruce show and boy was it weak. Bruce Bruce rocked but there was no one at the show may be 100 people. And the wait staff didn't come order my drink until the opening act was off the stage. I will not be coming back and as for the other reviews they must have been posted by people that work at Charlie Goodnight's.
Family Fun Saturdays – The other Saturday I took my two young children ages 6 and 8 to Goodnights for the Family Fun Saturday show with Brad Reeder. We arrived and had a great lunch that my kids loved! Hot dogs and Hamburgers, what every kid enjoys. The show was great and interactive. The kids were allowed up on stage to tell their own knock-knock jokes and also got balloon hats at the end of the show. They enjoyed the magic tricks, the voice impersonations, balloon animals and the jokes. It's a great way to spend a day with your kids and still have time to go out and enjoy the weather!
The last review writer was an idiot – I have recently moved to Raleigh from San Francisco and love good food and stand up comedy. Having gone to many comedy clubs, I have found that Goodnights is the best one that I have visited. Having been here since January, I have enjoyed the club several times for both dinner and the show and found out that a new owner and management team has taken over. I have never had a bad experience. The service was outstanding and the food was flawless. and I was most impressed with the customer service and attention to detail that was provided.
Do you remove the bad ratings – The food and service is horrible. All the postitive ratingss are atleast as old as 2002. The only recen review is 2006. I bet you remove the bad ones because many people tell me the food has gone down hill. Be fair. Goodnights needs an overhaul and the reviews will force them to do it. This will save their restuarant. Call it tough love. Do the right thing. The food cam be very embarassing on first dates as well.
last night @ badnights – I was first presented my bill at the end of the show unawary that there would be an 18% grat on a party of 2. I had no prior knowledge of this. When I asked to speak to a manager, the waitress said that he would be over. The show ended and I proceeded to wait upstairs at the bar in a mass of people. Eventually, a staff member from the bar upstairs asked if I needed anything and I proceeded to tell him that I was waiting for a manager. The staff member which said he was sorry for the hassel but the owner is busy and has a hard time getting to all the guest. The long and short if this is what 18%, ticket price, and drinks is getting me, I would rather go somewhere else and I recommend everyone doing the same.
Grab a bite to eat and laugh a little or a lot at this Raleigh comedy spot. – In Short
Friends and couples out for a few laughs make the Triangle's largest comedy club one of the busiest places in town. Jerry Seinfeld, Rosie O'Donnell and Robin Williams have performed at this bright three-story hot spot. The first two floors house the large stage and lots of seating while an upscale restaurant and bar occupies the third. Come early to dine on traditional American fare and get first dibs on a front-row view of the show.
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