This year, I decided to participate in the annual Bathroom Blogfest. This year the theme is “Still Stuck in the 60’s”. Well I found a place that is still stuck in the 60’s but I have to say it was a gosh darn clean, well-stocked bathroom. My friend Suzanne and I decided to have dinner at the Turf Supper Club in Golden Hill. Here you are responsible for cooking your own food on their not very modern grill. It is pretty entertaining when you burn your hamburger bun and under-cook your veggie kabob. I am not very patient when it comes to cooking my own food on a grill. I actually have no patience at all but that is a different story. This post isn’t about the food, it is about the bathroom. The women’s bathroom was a very interesting shade of Pepto-Bismol Pink. The decor was definitely stuck in the 60’s or even the 50’s. The beauty of San Diego is that there are still a few establishments that stay to their historical roots, I can honestly say this is one of them.
Bathrooms really do make or break a restaurant or a bar. I have been in restrooms that are overflowing with paper towels, have no toilet paper left or just looks like it hasn’t been cared for a in a week. Not a good sign. It is a sign that the establishment does not care about their brand. Maintaining your bathroom is really essential, it is part of an overall service experience. The Turf Supper Club definitely has a brand and the brand is retro. The restaurant has old Budweiser memorabilia and old horse paintings decorating their dining area. The bathrooms are old and the decor isn’t the most ideal to most but it fits with the theme. I definitely will be worried if this bathroom decor catches on again, but I have accepted the plastic flowers and gaudy copper hangings. The bathrooms wouldn’t be the same in the Turf Supper Club without them.