by Idell Nejman on
I love this place. It is one of my favorite place to see a band play. I have been here at least 8 times now and I must say that it is such an intimate setting. They do have a stage but the stage is not that high off the ground. It is at the perfect height where you can see from anywhere but they aren't looking like god's on a pedestal, you feel more in touch with the music. I am all about ambiance when you are at a show and this place has got it. I am not a huge fan of their food and that is why they got one star off. I think that it is just okay; nothing special. The drinks are great though and the bartenders are super friendly and nice. I am always excited when I see that one of my favorite bands are playing here because I know that it is going to be an awesome time. Oh and also the people that frequent this place are so great. I have never been crowded or smashed needlessly. I always hate it when you are at a mellow show and people are pushing their way to the front to tell the band how much they love them. The people here are always chill at a mellow show and always dancing at a more upbeat show. All that to say that the people that come here rock too!
by Laci Janosko on
Gross. Tacky. Mainstream. Uncomfortable. Overpriced. Went to Ruby Skye last Sat night for my best friend's birthday and my first time. Had high expectations...for apparently no reason. Yes, they do have some of the most word class DJs spinning there. And that's about the only nice thing I have to say...and even then, I felt as though the DJ was playing it safe/mainstream just to please his clientel. (in regards to any art form, that's sad...) The layout of the club would be much better used for a concert venue. It looks cool and all, but it forces the people inside to be uncomfortable. You can't just dance for longer than 20 seconds at a time because people are constantly walking around the room without a designated space to do so... The crowd was really lame and cheesy. ALL the men look the SAME. Imagine: a guy wearing a "mostly" buttoned up club shirt or a tight "ed hardy" tee, probably spends to much time in the gym, probably spends too much time in the mirror...and isn't hot, just sleazy. He's either bald or styles his hair with LA Looks. Wears too much cologne and keeps his sunglasses on all night inside the club. I think I just threw up a little... Furthermore... This place is basically a bunch of typical, uninventive randoms trying to culturally appropriate gay culture and it's music. This place was BREEDER CENTRAL. GAG.
by Lauren S. on
I wasn't particularly impressed. I think I just went on the wrong night. I don't really care for MC shows. And the music is usually too loud or the acoustics not really right to accomodate the song being attempted. I wanted to love Nuyorican. I really did. But I don't at this moment. I would consider it a rip-off had it not been for Captin Planit. You can't charge 12 dollars for me to sit and listen to your DJ for an hour while you problem-solve sir. That's not how it works. You communicate with the venue. Knock half off the price. Apologize for the delay and move on with an abbreviated version of what you had planned. You have to do something to make up for the paper cups the coffee comes in and the inadequate bathroom facilities. I forget the host's name. He wasn't very memorable except for he rhymes like a boy I used to like which makes me want to forget his name even more. He wasn't very talented off the top and his big thing was making a joke about that. The DJ was alright. The Beats Battle was an ass-whoopin' from Captin Planit for poor P.O. who couldn't even compare remotely to the talent of the Captin. Then some MCs followed who were not very good with the exception of Northstar from Division X. I was bored. And wished for my 12 bucks to magically reappear in front of me. I'll try it again but it'll have to be free and for the love of chocolate people, please start on time.