by Bonnie S. on
I have been to the gallery for a good number of events and I am a fan. Great balance of art, music, and space. The drinks are decent, the crowd is friendly, and it is a few minutes walk from the Bart station. It is wonderful that they support emerging artists as well!
by mochi b. on
Due to Slide's shady antics, they deserve a 1 star. Cons: 1.Girl/Guy ratio: It was around 10:30 and there were people outside the clubbing begging to "borrow" girls from my group so they could get their guy friends in the club. Quote from an email I received from the table service contact "Also, we kindly ask that all parties are equal ratio of men to women (having more women is OK)." What is with the blatant sexism? Unfortunately, a group of my guy friends did not make into the club. (They came later than the rest of the group) It is disappointing when people come out to celebrate your birthday and the club will not let the people in due to their shady policies. 2. Forced Table/bottle Service: When you get the the front of the line, the bouncer asks the size of the group. We were told we needed to get a table because we had 10 people. For a group our size, we would have to get a table with a 2 bottle minimum. (bottles start at $260 each) The table service does not include entrance, because it is free. If you go, LIE to the bouncer. 3. Closes at 2 am. 4. small Pro I am still trying to think of something.
by Ed Slomba on
You can keep your velvet-rope, suede-banquette, leather-pants VIP lounges. I'll be at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on E. 3rd Street, or, as it's more commonly known, Reverend Pedro Pietri Way. Having escaped the scourge of the East Village - gentrification - this bar/performance space retains all its old-school charm: grungy door, plywood floors, ultra-high ceilings, and a small stage at the back of the space, replete with a mangy black curtain. Tables and chairs in the open area in front of the stage, bar stools up front by the entrance. The artwork hung on the exposed brick walls changes from time to time, but the bar itself is always your same old friend. "What would you like?" the bartender asked one undeniably well-dressed patron on a recent night. "I'll have a Stoli and tonic." "Take another look at the bar," Bill replied, moving on to fill another's order. Three Coronas and two Merlots later, he was back, and the hapless customer had at last caught on: beer and wine only. At $4.00 a beer, who could complain? The NPC hosts performances every night except Mondays: spoken word, theater, poetry & slam, hip hop, live music, and film. But let's not tell anyone else about it, ok? http://www.nuyorican.org