by andy m. on
First off let me say this review isn't based on one visit. So I will break it down a bit. 1st visit: seriously had the time of my life..the entire place was so full and ALIVE and it was easy to dance. Great dj great people..just completely awesome. If I stopped here this place would get 5 stars. All other visits following: everyone is pretentious. Is full of douche bags. And crappy people overall. Seriously people did you come to dance and have fun???!! Or did you come to judge and be a big snob?? I have always made sure I dance and have a blast with a big retarded smile on my face regardless of those snobby people. But wouldnt it be nice if we all had that attitude?? It would be alot more fun thats for sure. This place needs an attitude adjustment and a less douchey dress code. I mean tight dress shirts with graffiti on them sporting jeans is cool and all..but not when you all look like clones. I won't ever go back unless I'm dragged there against my will. Or I know I'm going with someone that is like me and will dance and smile no matter what. 16/365 #rateclubs365
by Jeffrey D. on
This was another restaurant week stop my girlfriend and I went to. The decor at Amalia was probably what was most memorable. The wait staff was pretty nice, gave just the right amount of attention without coming off as snobby or overly caring. We got identical meals, the main course being the hanger steak, which was definitely a good choice. The drinks were made pretty well which is always a plus when considering how many restaurants actually mess up drink orders or drink quality. I've been waiting for a chance to go back and sample their menu a little better but I haven't had the time. If i do, I'll be back on rateclubs for a more detailed review.
by Jim Bookter on
The problem with dance clubs is this: if you go in as a single woman, the men tend to think, "Ooo. She's single. She must want to do me." So they leer, they grab, they grope, they grind against you, they act like those guys from that SNL skit. Yick. Enter the Granda, which allows me to get my salsa fix with a minimum of yickiness. Most people are here to dance, period. It's a classy joint (hey, I'm a classy broad); very clean with nice hardwood flooring, more like a dance studio than a club. The pre-dance dance lessons seem to be pretty good, and the live music tends to be top-notch. Some amazing dancers come here to show off their moves, and there are plenty of beginners, too. There doesn't seem to be a lot of pretensiousness, which is nice. My only complaint is how crowded it gets, but what club doesn't get crowded? I just leave when it becomes too claustrophobic. So, yeah, the Granada is definitely a good place to get your groove on. Unless, of course, you like being groped by horny strangers.