by David B. on
The upstairs on weekends varies quite differently from the downstairs/main floor. There is a restaurant below the main floor and a nice bar. The main floor has a piano player singing and playing various tunes with a nice crowd of people mostly 30 and up. The upstairs is the dance floor and there usually is a line to enter after 11pm, as the room only can fit so many. The crowd is usually 20somethings to early 30's, maybe a few in other age categories. The owners, manager, and bartenders are very friendly, no attitude. I just want people who have never visited to know what the place is like. Yes you will find a few stray 20somethings downstairs at the piano or 2 bars, but it's mostly 30+, differing drastically from the upstairs. Very nice place, and it's homey to me.
by Jed Sadorra on
This is definitely one of my favorite places in the city to see live music (sorta tied with Cafe Du Nord). Recently, I caught the band Beirut from New York there, and in the middle of the show the frontman asked the house to turn on the lights. He then drew the crowd's attention to just how beautiful the venue was saying something like, "Really, we're from New York and we've played all over the country, but this is the most beautiful venue we've ever seen!" Seriously, the venue is beautiful, the acoustics are great, the lineup is continually amazing (I've personally seen the National, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Of Montreal, Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine, and others here). I'm always super happy when a band I'm looking forward to seeing is booked for GAMH.