by Martin O. on
We strolled in at 9 am on the Labor Day Weekend even though the website had it opening at 10 am. There was a Aquarium Ticket Rep outside with a clipboard that sold us some tickets that included a 45 minute private behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium. This ticket package was not available from the Ticket Agents at the window. This is a very spacious and modern Aquarium. I thought the highlights of the tour were: 1) The Asian small-clawed otters - if the they are sleeping, make sure you check back to see if they are awake and playing in the water; 2) The Poison Dart Frogs; 3) The Penguins 4) California Sea Otter and the 5) Whale Sharks. The Behind the Scenes Tour also gave us a close up of the Whale Sharks! We ended our tour just before noon. By then, the Aquarium was very, very crowded including a very long line to buy tickets and large crowds around each exhibit station. In other words, if you go during the weekend, get there early! There is a very large parking garage next to the Aquarium. You can take the elevator to the front of the Aquarium.
by Courtney Digrande on
Went on a Saturday with a few girlfriends for a birthday party of a friend of a friend of a friend haha. Got there around 1am to a huge line and a mean looking bouncer. Friend of friend said our name would be left at the door. Had to talk to three different people before we were let in. I was patient and polite and I think it paid off. We were given these paper tickets which entitled us to get stamped and go into the upstairs room. We walked past the curtain and were pretty awestruck at the scene...beautiful people everywhere, green leaves on the walls, lighting was amazing, bottles everywhere. The dj was one of the best I have heard...I didnt stop dancing all night. The downstairs had a different vibe and I only went down there to use the ladies room. I went to the left of the bar downstairs and there was a nice girl employee who unlocked a bathroom for me no questions asked. So everytime I would go to her and never wait in a line for the other bathrooms. This place was still hoppin at 5am when we stumbled out..and there was even a line to get in at the time! Amazing! I will be back!
by Gayle Bergmark on
They have a metal show here maybe once a year and that's when I will show up. The staff here is pretty nice except for the big fat guy (400 pound club) with the crooked hat whose smoking outside all the time and just thinks he's way too cool for anyone because he's part of the scene here and thinks he's some kinda security guard. Only thing he might be able to protect is a meatball sandwich in his fanny pack. It's real big inside and you can really see the stage well from upstairs or down. The sound guy here when I was here didn't know what the shit he was doing but again since they only do metal like once a year he's setting the dials for a techno show and probably doesn't know about making metal sound good so it's understandable. Food here is WAY overpriced and sub-par. Go to bowzers next door if your hungry. If you want tickets to a show here you can ONLY buy them online. They don't sell tickets to shows they have here because there is no box office. They will only sell paper tickets to a show there on the night of a venue. THAT is retarded. I asked big fatty about it and he said the owner is a tech geek who doesn't want to do paper tickets. I COULD NOT BELIEVE that you can't buy tickets to an upcoming show AT the venue. Minus another star for the owner of this place being retarded.