by Stephanie D. on
I come here with friends on Wednesday night for Latin Night. I usually try to get in before 10 (complimentary valet and free entry). Also, from 9-10 they offer free dance classes - salsa and bachata. There is usually a good mix of people that come to these classes. Ladies, you don't have to worry about dancing with each other. There are plenty of men to lead us. Yay!! I really enjoy the music selection as well as the occasional live band. The only two things that disappoint me about Tongue and Groove is the bar in the middle of the main dance floor. It encourages a lot of traffic throughout the room and is not helpful to those dancing. Also, the smoke is a turn off. I am not a big fan of smelling like an ash tray. All this aside, I will say that I am not turned off enough to not return.
by Robin J. on
Embarrassingly, I went here to watch this season's premiere of every queer girl's favorite show that they hate to love to hate, "The L Word". I got here early, but still stood in line with my friends for about a billion years, then walked right past the Human Rights Campaign people (shame on you for not speaking out about transpeople being taken out of ENDA, HRC!!!) and up the stairs... into Hell. The interior of this place looks like if Hot Topic barfed all over the jousting set at Medieval Times. It's awful- cheesy plaster candelabras hanging from the walls, dark velvet curtains, goth-looking ornate mirrors at every turn. To top it all off, there were cheesy silhouettes of dancing girls with total icky beauty standards-type bodies being projected onto the wall. Cos you know, lesbians LOVE looking at shit like that. Really. We're exactly like men, except that we're women. All the JP queers ended up crowding together uncomfortably in the corner, running up bar tabs that we knew were gonna bite us in the ass at the end of the night (and hoo boy, did they ever). We watched "The L Word" with a bunch of obsessed, uptight girls who kept shushing us whenever we opened our mouths or dared to laugh at the ridiculous of the entire situation both onscreen and off. Then it was over and they brought out... the go-go dancers. Hoo boy. We danced around them til the wee hours, then piled six deep into a cab and rolled our asses home. Oh yeah, but back to the topic at hand- this place sucks. It's ridiculous that there are about twice as many full bars as there are toilets, the decor is seriously the cheesiest shit I have encountered since moving here, and the drinks are grossly expensive. They do, however, merit an extra star because they tolerated a bunch of ridiculous drunken behavior on my part, none of which I am brave enough to delve very deeply into in a rateclubs review.
by Bradley Landenberger on
Best place to go on a full moon evening....the perspective from the rooftop view is a very clear and positive one.. Listen to me - this isn't my normal reviewing - I must be getting soft. ;)