by Chloe N. on
Boring boring. I'll go anyway, cuz it's by where I stay all the time, and my best friend seems to love it. The food gave me that almost-sick feeling, that's almost worse than being sick. The drinks are stiff, I'll say that, though you might have to get on your knees and beg the bartender/manager/owner/stoner woman to pour you one. Order doubles, you'll save time. I don't know. It's a dark dive bar, it's fine, the crowd is still locals, which is fine. It's just not my favorite place, but the staff being mean is kind of dive-bar par for the course, so maybe I should stop being such a baby.
by Keith Pitel on
We considered this space for our wedding and reception. Very cool space and very very cool event planner. This is an urban modern blank slate as others have mentioned. The lighting is stage/show lighting more than gallery. Like a giant warehouse until it is dressed up, and then the event planner's drama comes to life. He is extremely passionate and into his space. It also has a great view of city skyline, but if you walk too close to the windows and look down you will see a gas station or the freeway below. My fiance really had a problem with that. But there's no denying the wall to wall beautiful Brazilian cherry (I think) floors dress up nicely, and this space does too I think. The art gallery part, though perhaps genuine, feels more like show to reinforce a chic image than a real art gallery. For doing the wedding and the reception in the one place, we were advised to stage a wedding ceremony, then move everyone into the lounge for a cocktail hour while the main space/gallery is transformed to wedding decor, with tables rolled out and set, flowers added, etc, and then open the curtains for the big reveal upon completion. A bit cumbersome, though I am sure that this event planner would have pulled it off with flair and made a show out of amazing the attendees at the remarkable transformation of the cool space. Cost is $5,000 for 9 hours of a weekend (including setup and breakdown) plus $50 per hour event manager (don't pay for setup or breakdown). They have a very cool reservation policy where you can put your name on a day and have first right of refusal until someone else says they want it and then you have 48 hours or something to come up with a deposit. They will manage your catering or you can hire your own caterer (no list!), both options are very cool of them. You must use them for drinks, cost is about $32 per person for beer wine and liquor for 4 hours and does not include dinner wine. This is a fairly unique space. Urban and modern relative to many venues. And the event coordinator is truly unique and a huge asset to the space.