The tavern had a mock underground decor made from plaster and rock rubble. Stuffed spiders hung from the ceiling, giving the tavern its namesake. Waitresses wore all-black body-suits, short chainmail, and drow masks.
Many of the "cave" mouths led to private chambers, the jakes, and even a cellar-level dance floor.
Food offerings varied each night, but the fee was always 1 sp per person. The fare included a soup, a loaf of bread, meat, and fried greens. Ale was 2 cp per tankard, stout 4 cp, and zzar or wine was 5 cp per tallglass. Poor-tasting whisky was offered at 1 sp per flagon.
In 1364 DR, Elaith Craulnober had a brief meeting with serving wench, thief, and part-time lover, Winnifer Fleetfingers, when he learned of the quiet infiltration of the Knights of the Shield into Waterdeep.