Mark G picked the wrong bar to diss on Yelp. His negative review of the Ten Bells Tavern in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District caught the eye of the bar’s owner, Meri Dahlke.
Fox 4 reports that Mark G left a 1-star review for Ten Bells Tavern on Yelp, saying:
“I live in Oak Cliff and really wanted to like this place. But, frankly, it smells. Maybe if you sit outside you can’t smell the nastiness, but inside is gross. It smells like it has been there for 50 years and never been clean, but it is a newer place. Some of the staff look cracked out. Looks like something you’d find a seedy part of town. I will avoid this place in the future. There are plenty of other places in the area to have a better experience.”
Ten Bells has an average rating of 4 stars, so the negative review caught the notice of the bar’s owner. Meri Dahlke wouldn’t let the bad reviewer get the better of her, so she posted a response to Mark G.
“Which part made it smell worse? The part where we didn’t serve you any alcohol or the part where you harassed the female staff by exposing your chest hair in lieu of showing your ID? Next time you want a Miller Lite, please bring the appropriate ID that is required when you go to a bar and we’ll gladly serve you.”
Her response got posted to Reddit, and from there it went viral. Dahlke made a promise to anyone visiting her bar. Anyone who says “Mark G is a < insert insult of choice here >” gets their first drink on the house.