by jessica s. on
Def a fan of jackrabbits due to the music they play. All hip-hop.The first night i went it was packed, not sure if it is always that busy or just becasue J-Cole happened to show up that night. People dancing everywhere instead of just standing around like at some clubs, the drinks were pretty expensive, think i spent around 40 bucks just on two drinks, which is pretty damn high in my book. ( for sure pregame before you head here, so at least you have a good buzz going so you dont need to buy so many drinks). Overall its a fun place, good music and good mix of people.
by Erin D. on
I've never missed an episode of any season of Top Chef, so Richard Blais to me is like Zac Efron to most pre-teen girls. Unfortunately, I wasn't too psyched about his venture into the burger world, but I figured I had to see what the hype was all about. On a Wednesday night at 7 p.m., it was definitely crowded. There was a brief wait, and it definitely got longer as the night wore on. I was lucky to find parking right away, but it looked pretty chaotic as drivers desperately circled around, hunting down any patron on their way out the door. As a low-carb, calorie conscious female, I was worried I'd leave Flip starving and with a considerably lighter wallet, but neither concern seemed to be a problem. I opted for the mushroom swiss burger (vegetarian option) and a side of pickled vegetables. They were very accommodating to my low-carb demands and put the burger on a bed of lettuce. I was pleasantly surprised by the pickled veggies. Served in a small jar with a light vinegar base, the zucchini, beets, and squash had just the right amount of an acidic kick (and the little jar was precious). The burger was definitely not huge, but it was filling. The patty itself was a bit mushy and oily, but the flavors were satisfying, and I left nothing on the plate. One of my friends got the lamb burger, and my other friend got the original Flip hamburger. Both got fries and enjoyed everything. They also split a Burnt Marshmallow & Nutella shake (the restaurant is very willing to split a shake for you in two smaller, less sinful sized glasses), and they raved about it. Everything came out pretty fast, and the service was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. My total check, without tip, came to around $11. No complaints here. I'll be back soon to treat my dad to one of those Krispy Kreme milkshakes!
by Gwendolyn Aleyandrez on
I dance at a lot of places in San Francisco and when anyone expresses an interest in going to a large, rocking dance club, I always choose Suite 181. I have a few things that are important to me about any dance club: 1. Music: I prefer hip hop, r&b and/or quality 70's and 80's music (Police, Clash, etc.). Since they have, basically, 2 dance floors (upstairs and downstairs) I usually can find one playing good music. There's also a dance floor in the back of the upstairs that is always pretty much empty and spinning pretty good tunes. 2. Security: It is super important to me that the security staff is active and responsive about trouble or potential trouble. I find their staff to be excellent at both, and cool. 3. Bartenders: I like the bartenders to work hard and be nice. 9 out of 10 times it works here. In particular, find Dominic, he's just about the best there is (he's usually upstairs). And, btw, Adam, who manages the place is outstanding. One drawback of Suite 181 is that it attracts guys who can be very aggressive about hitting on women. I like to meet and dance with women of course, but it's never worth causing problems over (for the woman or with the guys who are territorial (almost always illogically) about them. Another is that it can get VERY packed. People have noted to me before that 181 can be too ghetto. It does attract a wide variety of people. However, I've found almost every time, that the guys there who I find out are from the "hood" or whatever are always really cool. It's the dudes that are from the burbs or the upper middle class ones that create a lot of the problems. There aren't many fights. Although if there's one, there's usually several throughout the night. But most of the time there's none. It's in a really rough area so I would suggest (particularly for women) that you either cab or park in the lot across the street. If you are comfortable walking around down there, I find parking almost every time near the cable car turnaround and feel comfortable leaving my car there. It's well worth your while to take a trip to the Suite.