Glen’s
5110 Corporate Drive
 
Glen’s is the latest nightlife endeavor and namesake of Glen Bynum, who has owned or managed over 20 bars in the Baton Rouge area over the years.  The most famous would have to be the old Glen’s Bombay Club that set up shop in the remains of the Corporate Square Mall during the 1990’s.  (Almost the same location as their present offering.)
 
Our bartender billed it as a happy hour place for professionals. From 4 to 7, Glen’s features $5 house wine and champagne and $5 house drinks.  Wednesday through Saturday the bar has live entertainment.  She also admitted that the hours vary and they usually roll up the welcome mat just after the band calls it quits. Which explains why the bar was shut down on our first attempt to visit, at 9:30 p.m. on a Wednesday.
 
Everything about the place is pleasantly generic and appropriate.  Portraits of Audrey Hepburn-esque ladies flanked the dark wood bar while Motown played softly in the background. Their scotch and whiskey selection was above average, but DBG could have been in a hotel bar in Cincinnati or the back room of an upscale steakhouse in Indianapolis.
 
This forces her ask the questions:  How uniform and generic should a bar be?  Can Glen’s compete with its competitors that are housed in the same complex—mainly the two bars inside Sullivan’s, which already use live music to pull in the happy hour crowd? And could she have gotten by with a one-word review?  The word being “Meh.” 
 
 
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