Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Waitresses dare to bare at Bikinis


Move over, Hooters, there are some new girls in town.


Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill opens tonight in University City. Its motto: "Sports with a View," and indeed you get an eyeful, thanks to the waitresses uniforms -- bikini tops, cutoff jean shorts and cowboy boots.


And yes, there are some sports involved, too. The restaurant-bar has more than 30 large, flat-panel TVs located throughout the space and you're in luck, Steelers fans, because the bar affiliates itself with the team, so bring your Terrible Towels this Sunday. (Sunday Funday specials include $2 well drinks, $2 10-ounce domestic drafts and $4 25-ounce domestic drafts.)

I checked the place out last night during a mock-service training day for the girls -- all of whom are cute, friendly and welcoming, even if you're not a guy ogling them. But I have to say it had the feel of a strip club where women are paid to be friendly to guys, sit at the tables with them and flirt -- except the tips aren't as good.

The whole place is designed to make men feel, well, manly. A 10-ounce draft beer is called a "lil guy" while the 25-ounce size is the "Big Daddy." There's even a four-pound Big Buckin' Burger on the menu (at the bargain price of $19.99). If you finish it, you get a T-shirt.



Decor includes Maxim magazine covers of bikini-clad women and photos of women wearing (you guessed it) bikinis while washing a car.

With that said, you won't see a lot of female paying customers there, so guys, this one's all you.

Enjoy the pics!

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

might want to impose a weight limit. Those women seem to have had no problem with the burgers!

Anonymous said...

To the previous comment: Are you for real? This girls look great! You must be one of those freaks who like anorexic-looking sticks that appear to be on crack.

Anonymous said...

Let's see how long it takes before Women's groups protest this restaurant. I give it a day.

Anonymous said...

Those waitresses do look a little thick as well. Maybe they should get some thinner girls.

Anonymous said...

You guys that are saying that these girls are thick obviously like women that doesn't eat at all. All of these women look great! Everyone doesn't like size
-1 girls.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't seem sanitary. It's also just sad. If you have to use girls in bikini tops to draw in customers, the food and atmosphere must not be worth the trip for anyone, guy or girl. I know I know, these girls are just trying to make a buck to get through college, right? This makes hooters look like a 4 star restaurant. Charlotte is getting less and less classy by the day.

Gene Lazo said...

You might want to add

520 University Center Blvd.

And to the troll who keeps making fat comments, ask your Mom to adjust your meds.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte was classy?

Anonymous said...

These girls are thick? You have obviously been raised by the media and likely to be just one more sad soul who can never be satisfied in life because you have bought into the reality portrayed in movies and television. And, just as likely you will always fall short of your own unrealistic expectations of what you should be. Sad for you. That said - yes, it is pathetic but then again men have always, and always will enjoy looking at women so what's the big deal? So the food isn't great - do you really think anyone who eats there cares about that? NO. Classy? Not at all, but really - who cares? To each his own, and they aren't hurting anyone.

Anonymous said...

really sad!! let's see...don't believe there are any restaurants where men are shirtless and in shorts. regardless, these girls are probably very nice but it's not a good idea.. and the guys that go...there sad too!!

Anonymous said...

Bewbies!

Anonymous said...

The girls look alright...if you like Mountain/Banjo "*lookin" Type-women...I know they are trying to make a buck...but why does it have to be sexual? Girls are out of their league..poor things...

Unknown said...

Really why does the Observer continue to promote this type of establishment. Come on, there's got to be something of more interest. Those that are interested in this will find it on their own.

Anonymous said...

If that bar is affiliated with the Steelers, the girls need to gain about 100 pounds at least. Then the Pittsburgh folks will feel right at home.

STFU said...

Hell I think it's a good idea. What does class have to do with it? This is a self-enterprise nation so if you don't like it, then don't go, but don't come on here bashing people who might want to go for your own personal reasons... keep them to yourself. People don't tell you how to vote, so don't tell them where they should be able to eat and have a beer and watch some red-blooded football.

Anonymous said...

I've seen thicker at Hooters. I'm heading there Friday to check it out while they're still open.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather just go to Uptown Cabaret. You get the real deal and the food is a lot better.

Anonymous said...

I give 'em about two months before they shut the doors. They are thick, too.

Anonymous said...

seriously, if these girls are thick, I must be super sized! scary...

Max said...

What kind of footwear do they wear? High heels??

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to go in with me on a business venture? My restaurant will be called weIners. We will serve all types of hot dog type of food: from regular "Oscar Meyer" ones like you cook at home to brats and sausages and foot longs- chili cheese dogs. Plus we'll even have a "kiddie" menu that'll have cocktail sized weiners in mini buns and pigs in the blankets! Oh, and lest I forget our waitstaff will be mostly well- built men in muscle shirts and body-builer short tight shorts. Who's in with me?

Anonymous said...

Is that foot long?

And then some.

Anonymous said...

i heard that any order comes with a side of cottage cheese.

Anonymous said...

I'm a woman, and I think these girls look great! Whoever said they were "thick" must love chicks like Amy Winehouse. I like the concept, as a matter of fact one of my guy friends is having a birthday in a few days and I think the husband and I will treat him to dinner here! I don't think it's sexist; if you've got it I think you should flaunt it to your advantage.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte is sooooo college. No class at all. World class city? In your dreams.

Anonymous said...

Give this restuarant less then 6 months in business.

Anonymous said...

University City is turning into a red light district. Roberries, carjackings, I wouldn't venture there after dark. Heck, I would'nt go there for lunch!

Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzzz, huh, oh yea, babes.

Anonymous said...

I was three last night and have to say that I really enjopyed myself. I work just down the road and had the opportunity to check out the Family&Friends night and I have to say that Hooters better watch out. I do not understand all the people saying the girls are fat. That's crazy. They were all very nicely shaped. They were all nice and friendly, made a strong effort to get to know your name and have a conversation. Sure, that's what they are paid to do, but it is a lot more than you get at Hooters.

The food was great. I really really loved the flavor. I did not indulge in any of the adult beverages, however.

The decore was cool, the sound system needed a little work, but the manager said they were working on that. He was a nide guy too.

I wholeheartedly endorse Bikinis. For a place with girls in bikinis serving you, it was rather classy and fun.

Anonymous said...

All these comments about the girls being "thick" yet not one about the chubby dude scarfing that HUGE burger. Typical. Family and friends night? There is no way I would take any member of my family there. Can you imagine bringing your children to such a place? Yet I bet there are some idiots who will do just that.

Anonymous said...

By the looks of the Observer pictures with this story, the girls are plus size Lane Bryant types. Uptown Cabaret is way better then to sit at this place and look at the plus size. If your over a size 3 or 4 put your clothes back on, and obviously theses girls are.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the guy is big too. But he's not walking around trying to make tip money showing his fat rolls either.

Anonymous said...

wait a second... there are attractive girls in charlotte that arent "mountain banjo" lookin? im from the west coast and i havent seen any girls in charlotte yet. guess ill steer clear of this place judging from the pictures

Anonymous said...

I was at Friends and Family too and the girls are thick. Nice is appropriate, and thick (physically and mentally). The kicker is about 6 of the "ringers" are from their other location.
The thing that got me, and I mean got me was the comment by the manager. "Bikinis is bringing spice to the bible belt"

That comment alone sealed the deal of doomed from the get go.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 4:05:

There is not one girl in any of those pics that is over a size 8....not even close to Lane Bryant sizes!!! You really should get your eyes checked.

James said...

I want to know what the interview process was like. I bet it was like an amateur "So You Think You're Hot."

Anonymous said...

Yes they are thick girls, not to mention they are the ones that you see out every night of the week in uptown drunk and falling over.

Anonymous said...

Dinner at the "Y" anyone?

no thanks said...

redneck girls are gross

Anonymous said...

There aren't any hot girls here. The actual hot ones were smart enough to leave for someplace better.

Anonymous said...

Hey stupid girl who keeps posting negative comments, grow the f up and find something else to amuse yourself with. To all the guys...YES!!!! I can't wait to check it out!

Little girls shouldn't be allowed to post here...

Anonymous said...

5:23
Do you work there? Kind of sounds like it. People are hammering this place because it focuses on the worst of the industry. There is no class here. This is T&A and for T&A it ain't any good.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:23

"...Little girls shouldn't be allowed to post here..."

*nods*
They should be working at this Bikinis! HA

Anonymous said...

Will the food be be better than the foods coming out of the microwave at the average stripper bar? They also have food with a view.

Anonymous said...

I will not go to this restaurant. There is something unbelievably pathetic about paying a woman to be nice to you.

Gold Knight said...

Couple of points:
1. No one goes to Sports bars to eat healthy.
2. Men like to look at women. Been that way for a few years.
3. Women know less clothes means more money. Been that way for a few years.
4. Different men like different women. Been that way...
5. Lane Bryant does not begin at Size 5. L.B. starts at Size 14. These girls are nowhere near 14s. Maybe a Size 10, but likely 7-9. That's below the National average.
6. Tell a Steelers fan his girl is fat and he'll punch your lights out...right after SHE does.

Anonymous said...

Who ever said Charlotte wanted to be classy? Frankly I love Hooters -- their wings are great!

Anonymous said...

I don't think you can count University area as being part of the 'Charlotte: World Class City argument'...that would be like discussing Eastland Mall as part of the Charlotte shopping scene. Those girls appear to be the leftovers from Rock of Love, btw.

Lamont said...

To all of you sayin these girls are fat...or not classy because they work in bikini tops... go get a life!! Your moms,gf or wife is probaly a size 12!!!Lets talk about that!

Anonymous said...

This is disgusting. Girls ARE NOT FOR "a view"! They're not to be CONSUMED. It's sad that girls would willingly let themselves be a part of this degradation, not just of themselves, but of us all.

Also, it's really disgusting that anyone would then "consume" the pictures and pass judgment about the girls' WEIGHT! What, they're TOO FAR ABOVE ANOREXIC to be a SEX OBJECT for you?

This is so incredibly offensive. Not that I expected more out of The Observer commenters, considering the tons of racist comments on every article.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I wonder if any married men who go to a place like this and have a partly naked waitress schmooze up to you?

Anonymous said...

I vote for name change of the restaurant let's just go ahead and rename it to "SKANKIES" regardless - they'll be closed within 6 months. The QC won't support this establishment. No how, no way.

Anonymous said...

I don't care who you are, the pictures of these girls says it all. They are plump, not attractive, and need to put their shirts back on. I agree with the other posts, these girls are thick. Don't tell me the girl on the bottom right is not a size 10. Because she is, or bigger then that.
And if my momma was a size 12, that's o.k....shes not trying to make a living flaunting it like these thickity thicks.

par said...

The January 28, 2009 1:11 PM post must have hit the incorrect link. He can not be serious!

Anonymous said...

Most of those girls look like dudes.

Anonymous said...

these girls are not plump. Anyone who says that obviously dates a crack or meth ho!

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha "Skankies" now that's FUNNY - I don't care who you are.. much better than "bikinis"

Corey said...

Wow, what outrage . . and for what? A bunch of 5.8s that can't cut it as waitresses at real restaurants, so they choose to work at this place instead? Seriously, leave 'em be. FWIW, I wouldn't say any of them is thick, but I also wouldn't say any of them is attractive either. Reminds me of a strip club's slogan I saw once "100's of ugly girls and one hot one". These guys just haven't hired the hot girl yet.

Anonymous said...

Thick?? I think they're 'thick' in all the right places. Cute...just like I (and a few other guys) like 'em. You think they'll be out of business in 6 months? Remember nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American male, e.g. Hooters, etal. I suspect they'll give Hooters and every other sports bar some competition. It's all up to the manager and his employees to make the concept work. And remember, the story's author was a Gurl...

Anonymous said...

Seriously people, if these girls are going to put themselves out there in the public eye by wearing this kind of attire and working at this kind of establishment, then they should only expect to get evaluated. And these girls are butch. They can probably bench press more than I can.

Anonymous said...

Sexist??? Guess this "woman" doesn't wear make up or stylish outfits. Wouldn't want anyone to look twice at you would ya? Sweetie?
Anonymous @ 1/28 06:43
"This is disgusting. Girls ARE NOT FOR "a view"! They're not to be CONSUMED. It's sad that girls would willingly let themselves be a part of this degradation, not just of themselves, but of us all."

Anonymous said...

I think the place sounds fun! Who are all of you people to judge these girls & their weight!!! First of all, no-one is making any of you go to this resturaunt! It's not advertised for a "family enviroment" or "kid friendly" or to steal someone's married man! If you don't like the sound of it, then DON'T GO!!!!!!!!! I think it's CRAZY to hear all the fuss over this place when there are 1000's of strip clubs around(for men & women) which show WAY MORE then these girls do! So, what is the fuss about???? They aren't naked, they have shorts & a bikini top on...nothing different then being at the beach or local pool!!! With your kids at that! So, what is the BIG DEAL??? Second of all, with the economy downward spiraling these days, people are trying to do anything they can to survive. So, leave people the H&%# alone. If it doesn't concern you then shut your mouth! You know, I grew up with a VERY religious mother, and she would never step foot in a place like this, but she's also Christian enough not to bash it and talk bad about it! If it's somewhere that you are not interested in going then don't go, it's that simple. But, don't write up hateful remarks just because it's a place that's not in your beliefs or that you agree with!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG where do we live? This is the heart of the redneck back woods bar, let me guess you can park your trailer out side next to the port-a-john?? Then after your drunk marry your cousin in the back?!?

Anonymous said...

You're all funny! Did you see the look on the brunette in the red top (first picture). She may have a nice sized chest but her eyes are freaky!! She looks a little red-necky too for my taste.

Anonymous said...

They're all hot. You just haven't had enough to drink yet.

Anonymous said...

I guess their slogan is more along the lines of "no shoes, no shirt, NO PROBLEM!" Less than sanitary.

Anonymous said...

I never ever told the time to post a comment but on what James said about the interview process" so you think youre hot" hahaha now thats funny!!

Anonymous said...

Old people, while slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can serve a purpose.

Anonymous said...

People, don't be morons! If you don't care for the business, don't go. If you want to complain about a lack of restaurants that cater to women this way, open one up and see how much business you get. This is a free enterprise.

Anonymous said...

What does it matter about the size of these women...the simple fact is that there is some forms of exploiation here. I am not sure if it for the money or because these women feel the need to have men look at them to make themselves feel better.

Anonymous said...

I don't care one way or another about the place, but to all of you making your stereotypical comments about southern people, then you obviously aren't from here so go the hell back where you came from! To the guy from the West Coast -- GO BACK IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT -- we sure don't want your a** here. And if where you're from is so much better, then why aren't you THERE instead of HERE?

Anonymous said...

One thing for sure is that the QC has plenty of uptown establishments to cater to the men "Uptown Cabaret," "Hooters," "Coyote Ugly" and now "Bikinis" (after reading the post, I ALMOST wrote Skankies - hahaha). What a shame that there is nothing uptown that caters to the classy women of the QC, maybe since Latorre shut down HOM, we can get him to open up something to bring the women uptown.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it will be better than the Uptown Hooters where the girls are disgusting. They hired to many ethnic women too. The girls are not even worth talking to.
Bikinis looks like it's going to be a great place. There's nothing like a southern white woman in a pair of "Daisy Dukes" and cowboy boots! I'm sold!