by Kiki N. on
Perhaps it was because I had high expectations, but My House was a let down. Chaotic entrance. There was NO line, just a mob of people standing in front like a herd of cattle and you had to yell out the right promoter's name or else you'd be ignored. I dislike how they favor certain promoters but I guess that's business. Me and my gf had to combine forces with another pair of girls so that they would finally let our group of 4 girls in, but at least it was free cover. 2 long islands = $26. The norm for any LA club, but these were worth it as they were poured with a heavy hand! I made sure to come on a Friday night instead of Saturday to avoid fob night as described by other rateclubsers. Thanks for the rescue. Mixed crowd. Not as gorgeous as expected, but decent. A lot of girls wearing very tight revealing clothing with muffin tops. A lot of internationals and out of towners. A lot of chubs and shorties and smellies. I was definitely not drunk enough. Typical top 40's and hip hop jams. Dance floor very jam packed and sweaty. Girls were throwing up in the restroom's toilets, trashcans, and sinks. Ick!! I thought this place was supposed to be bit classier. Ok, I get the theme. The bar looks like a kitchen island with a fridge and sink. There's a bed thrown randomly outside. Other than that, it was a regular club. Worst of all, they wouldn't let my guy friend in and he had to flash the bouncer $40 to finally get in. Total rip off.
by lemonjelly l. on
This is not the kind of place I expected to dine at during a vacation, but two very energetic and perhaps slightly tipsy hair stylists I'd just met convinced me and a friend to join them. It was a bit scene-like, so bleh for that. The sake one stylist is used to ordering and ordinarily loves was very disappointing, and bleh for that, too. Also, so freaking dark inside. Am I eating the lacquered roast pork or the broccoli with bean sauce? I dunno, I'm just poking around in the dark with my chopsticks. But it's not all grousing. The interior is very grand, the big buddha is big. It's cool to have finally been to the Vegas Tao and the NY one. The company was great. The waiter put up with our antics. We appreciated the late night dining. The rolls were super yum, especially the soft shell crab roll with the endive and that weird crunchy mint-like herb. And best of all...ladies room decorated with those colorful pachinko machines! Since it was the most well-lit part of the restaurant, that's where I took my photos - sitting on the pot, panties down, being pensive. The only place a girl can think in peace, I swear.
by Jimmy Waiki on
Bowery Presents books a ton of great bands here (the Broken Social Scene show in January '06 was particularly strong) and the sound system can push a band's big sounds even bigger, but the venue all in all is kinda weird. Very cavernous and mazelike, pushy bouncers, not entirely comfortable. Sort of a buyer-beware situation - certain bands fit the venue well (i.e., Flaming Lips), others don't (i.e., Iron and Wine). It seems to be popular to play since it's a good bumper, size-wise, between playing the Bowery and playing Hammerstein. In all honesty, I'm usually wary of shows that play there.