By Steve Hubrecht

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Get ready for some horrendously poor service. Horrendously poor service on purpose, that is. Ullr Bar is bringing back its Slow and S*%&@# Service Night.

The event is a lighthearted evening that doubles as a charity fundraiser for the Mountain of Hope Society, and gives diners the exact opposite of what they’d expect when it comes to restaurant and pub service.

“There’ll be snippy comments, we’ll make fun of you, we’ll get your order wrong. And there will be dunce caps. Basically, you get a ticket to our event, and you get treated badly, but you get treated badly so that others get the help they need,” explained Ullr owner Richard Matthews. 

Ullr held its first Slow and S*%&@# Service Night two years ago. The event was a big success, so after a break last year, the bar is bringing it back on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The two-hour dinner begins at 8 p.m. and is by reservation only. The reservations are to ensure that people who show up at Ullr that night know exactly what they are getting into. 

“It’s all done in a lighthearted manner,” said Matthews. “But if you are easily offended by language or adult topics, for instance, we suggest not booking.”

Matthews himself will be hosting and emceeing the night, and there will be three celebrity guests on hand. 

As with the first Slow and S*%&@# Service Night the celebrity guests are folks that are well known in the Columbia Valley, and who are guaranteed to add to the evening’s entertainment.

One of the guests is locally-famous drag performer April Storm, but the other two are a surprise.

Even the food will be interesting. 

“There will be things like tongue tacos, and a lot of different and funny cakes,” said Matthews.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Mountain of Hope Society, a charitable organization founded by valley residents that anonymously helps local residents in times of need. In other words, for people who suddenly come upon difficult times and do not have other resources to call on.

Tickets are $20 per person and there are only 98 seats available. Last time the event sold out very quickly, so those who want to attend are advised to buy their tickets as soon as possible.

For those interested in attending, email [email protected].