The Kites in Aggieville is not my kind of bar. Poor beer selection, mediocre food (its basically more expensive rustyís food, I cant knock the burgers and fries too much but other wise just cheap bar food. Always poor slow service. It was better as 12th street pub years ago. Its also the big greek oriented bar if thats what your into, and according to my folks, it was like that it the seventies too. Two things i can say for the bar is that they serve free fresh popped salty popcorn, and they used to sell four lokos for ridiculously cheap (loss leader?) but now no one drinks four lokos so the place pretty much just has the popcorn going for it now.
AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 3/20
There are two locations in Manhattan..this one is on the east edge of Manhattan. Have visited this place a few times and each time is a horrible experience in atmosphere, service, cleanliness, and qualilty. TVs are everywhere and usually at an annoying level. The seating is uncomfortable. I have waited an excessively long period of time to be served even when they were not busy. Servers are usually standing in a group talking to each other or talking to friends etc seated at tables. Also, check your change from the servers as it may be short. Beer is off tasting and selection is basic fare....mass produced stuff...nothing special and usually served improperly in glassware or temperature. Obviously, staff is uninformed as I had to tell another patron what ingredients are in a Manhattan when the server didnít know and made no effort to find out from the bar staff. Food is inconsistent and usually greasy and not at proper temperature. Also, food handling is not up to standards in plain sight. Flies permeate the place and once observed a server using over the counter insectide to fog the restaurant..condiments and all. Definately have not returned and have no plans to take the risk.