The party went perfectly, the staff was great, we’ll be here every year.

Would it be the same deal if we got everyone together again during the year? $40 a head for 4-hour open bar and an entree each? We were thinking of trying to reserve the room for a random Sunday in the Summer or Tuesday July 15th.



All of my comments are in the superior range. I cannot think of anything you could do to improve the party.  You exceeded all of my expectations and I can be pretty anal at times.  The staff was excellent. Emily was efficient and friendly. She was able to make me relax and enjoy the afternoon. The bartender (sorry I forgot her name) was excellent. She even knew what people were drinking.  The food came out warm and it tasted good.  I was too busy and nervous to actually eat myself, but many people told me the food was good.

Thank you,


The party was fantastic.  The guests loved the room and the service.  The waitress, the party organizer, and the bouncer were AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! We will definitely recommend this space to everyone.

I had my sister’s bridal shower on 3/21/10 in the “Havana Room” at Stumble Inn.  The place and atomsphere couldn’t have been any better.  The service and staff were wonderful and attentive.  The food was very good and tasty.  Everyone loved the place, they felt it had a very warm feeling.  Would like to thank you again for the wonderful service provided.  I would definitely recommend Eat, Drink & Be Merry to everyone!!!!!



The Gin Mill was FANTASTIC! Our party went very smoothly and we were overall impressed.

Thank you so much helping us with our successful fundraiser. We hope to work together again in the future!



The event was great!  Everything went off as smooth as possible for my husband’s 30th surprise birthday party at the Havana Room.  The planning process was so easy – everything was organized beforehand so there was no ‘surprises’ at the event.  The staff was great to work with – especially since I was planning the party from CT.  They were easy to get a hold of and ask questions about menu items, parking, room set up, even where I could get helium balloons.  No question was too silly.  The food was very good as well!  Having worked with other caterers in the past – I never expect stellar food, but I was pleasantly surprised that the food was very good.  All the guests were saying it was great.  I also had vegans at the party – and there diet restrictions were accommodated.  I have absolutely no complaints with my event – from the planning process to the event.  The cost was incredibly reasonable as well.  We had tons of food and open bar for a very affordable price!!!!  I will definitely refer people and use Eat, Drink & Be Merry again!




Christine, Kate, Niki & Cortney,

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help in planning my boyfriend’s surprise party on Saturday night.  Everything went so well- he was totally surprised and had a great time!  So many of the guests told me how great the thought the room and the service was, and I can’t thank you enough for everything!

On our way out Mike and I were looking for the cocktail waitress that served drinks during the party because he wanted to tip her- I asked a bartender or waitress where she was and she said she left already, but that she would leave the money for our cocktail waitress.  I just wanted to make sure that she received the money 🙂

Thanks again for everything!

— Robyn

Good Afternoon!

Thank you so much for everything! The location and time was absolutely perfect! From the planning to the drinking, you all made it very relaxing and a pleasurable birthday. I was considering cancelling at the last minute, and the staff at eat, drink and be merry was so nice and understanding. In the end I went through with it and I’m so glad I did. The bouncers were great, the bartenders were awesome and it was just overall a great evening.

Thank you for all of your help!!

Rachel =)

Everything went great for my birthday could not of been a better night.  We had no issues when we got to the bar we got our wrist bands and immediatly had an incredible time.  The staff at Down the Hatch was great from bartenders to bouncers everybody was a nice as could be even when it came to recommending other places to go after we left there.  It was my first time in the city and I plan on making more trips up there, you will be hearing from me the next time we plan on coming back to the city.  Thanks for everything.

Hi there!

My party was absolutely amazing!  My party planner Emily was extremely helpful, friendly and attentive and the bartender, Travis, was the best!  From the first time I called to reserve the room to very last minute of my party, everything went smoothly.  It was the best time ever and all my friends are asking about  Jake’s Dilemma was an awesome location and the private room was comfortable and had a great ambiance.  It was slightly smaller than I anticipated, but was still able to fit all 40 of my guests.  It was a memorable birthday and i’m so happy I planned a party with you and will definitely do it again!!  Thanks 🙂

The party was excellent, as usual!!  And Eric, the bartender, was great!  Really attentive and excellent bartender!

Thanks again ED&BM team!  See you next year for our 6th tourney!



Hey all,

The surprise party went great on Sat. I’ve heard great things from the guests, and it was really a fun time.

Heather, who ran the party did an exceptional job, I didn’t have to worry about a thing, and the bartender, Eric, was also wonderful. Both very cool & down to earth people. Heather gave me a call the day before to finalize details. I thought that was GREAT, b/c she eased my nerves on last minute things. I really appreciated that.

I would def recommend for people to have a party w/ you guys, & I’m sure I’ll host another event here down the line.

This was the 1st time I ever hosted a party outside of my own house, and I must say, it was the best thing to do. I loved not having to clean afterwards!   = )

Great job, and thanks so much!!!


Hi Everyone,

Yes, the party was a success.  Thank you for all your efforts.  Eric the manager / bartender was a joy to work with.  We really appreciate all his kindness and patience, and are thankful for being able to open a little early and stay much later.

Everyone had a blast!



Well as always my party at the Gin Mill was a huge success.  For the past two years, the Bar Manager had been Louie (who was great don’t get me wrong), but this year it was Heather and she was wonderful!  She called me a few days before the event to make sure I didn’t have any questions, and hours before the event even started, the Gin Mill was beautifully set up and ready to go.  In addition to what Heather did to prepare, I must say that the recent construction at the Gin Mill is great!  The flat screen tv’s being up against the wall make the room appear bigger and things just look ‘newer’…we loved it.  The waitress, Chloe, was also a huge help and couldn’t be nicer.  We had over 100 people make their way into the Gin Mill last Saturday afternoon so hopefully that was good news for the Gin Mill!  My roommate and I are already talking about next year’s event!  I have loved every minute w/ the Gin Mill and Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…you make planning events stress-free and are completely professional and reliable.  Thanks!  I already reserved the Speak Easy room for marathon Sunday, so I’ll see you all soon enough! =)