by Ernest Archilla on
I realize that the following is a semi-ridiculous complaint, but I can't help how I feel: there are just too many squares involved in the decor at the Middlesex Lounge. It isn't that I'm opposed to regular geometry in interior design as such, it's just that I would have liked to see a rounded edge or two to balance out all those right angles. I mean, there's a reason I was a liberal arts major. I don't want my bar-going experience to remind me of math. I will concede that they mix an excellent Manhattan, and in fact the bartender was so impressed that I am a woman who drinks Manhattans (which, I was unaware that this is uncommon and upon this discovery I must say I am highly disappointed in my gender) that he mixed me several more than wound up on my bar tab. On a Saturday night it is as crowded as all-get-out, and if you want to talk you will find yourself screaming over dance music to little avail, but still, you could do far, far worse than here.
by Marco d. on
So, 10 fantastic DJ's later, been hanging out at this place a lot. I'm a convert. 3.5 stars -------------------------------- The website indeed made the place looked so much cooler and bigger than it really is (Talk about false advertising). It looked very rave 80/90's scene, pretty much had the feeling of a warehouse (and to think that they renovated the venue), but come on, we're no longer 18, okay? The only reason I've heard of this place and decided to check it out is to see Paul Van Dyk for a gig last night. Never will I set foot here again..UNLESS, another "great" DJ will do his thing here. If there are sloppy drunks, there are sloppy druggies and this place is like their hive, fallen on the dance floor, on the steps...everywhere (Note: I've said this before and I'll say this again: If you guys are going to party, party right, damn it!) There are a couple of redeeming elements: the sound and light systems were pretty decent. And yes, carry a lot of cash. An 8oz plastic cup of Vodka/Red Bull will cost you $12.