Sleek modernism and a flirty crowd marry at this beautiful bar bordering North Beach.. In Short Single-stem flowers brighten a front cutout window, while rosewood-paneled walls add an elegant vibe. Young professionals and uber-friendly 20-somethings can kick back on armless leather love seats, or fill an impromptu dance space just beyond the bar. Two connecting back rooms, often reserved for private parties, are equipped with a second bar, lounge area and film screening room.Lined with bamboo plants, the courtyard is stocked with pine patio furniture and is the perfect sit-and-sip refuge.
that's the attitude the bartenders have at rosewood. i went there on a friday night recently, meeting my friends and after i received my beer, dolling out a twenty, i got four dollars back. i figure a bollington doesn't cost $16 but i asked anyway, bartender confirmed it only cost $6 but that i had giving him a ten, not a twenty. back and forth we went, 20, 10, 20, 10.
he gave me ten back...and some change: wittingly he prosed: "put it up your a ss"
it doesn't matter if i'm right or if he's right, treating a patron like that sends the message rosewood really doesn't give a shi t about you.
it's too bad. all he had to do was look in his till and find the twenty in the wrong place.
Inexcusably Rude Service.
Tried to have a birthday party here. Phoned every day for a week, never got a call back. We went anyway since we had heard such good things. We were treated with distain and absolute rudeness by the door staff who insulted most of my friends outright. Absolutely terrible experience with the staff. The music and crowd was, however, reasonably good.
Great VIP treatment.
I hosted a surprise Birthday party for a friend. The VIP rooms and garden were ours all night for a $1000 bar guarantee. Surprisingly cheap for such a great space and cool bar staff. Highly recommend.
Thursdays are great here... the place has VERY NICE bartenders and other bar help (thanks for the great service, BRITNEY and DAVID)...
However, come Friday and Sat., the place kind of loses its cool, laid-back vibe, and transforms into a semi-strict/snotty-dress-code, only-for-the-see-and-be-seen-crowd spot. But, to their defence, isn't that the case with almost every popular joint?
All in all, the bartenders and the staff are great and what keeps us coming back... (if you can catch them at a not-so-busy time!)
Fun with friends.
The place isn't that big, and I wouldn't call the back bar 'magnificent'. But it's a decent size for a group of friends to come chill, have a few drinks, and just mingle. Some of the people were a little stuffy but overall the place has a good vibe.
Parking is the worst though, especially on weekend nights. I'd cab it or carpool with friends.