by Soo Jin K. on
I've been to Cat Club once. Mind you, I am a bay area gal, and I've been to almost every bar in SF, yet, for some reason, Cat Club was one of those places I heard about...especially Thursday "80's" night, but never went inside. Well, NYE, I went inside. What a hot mess! But in the best possible way. The people get messy and loud. People are dancing and yelling and laughing. The music is a mash up of 80's and whatever else was made before the age of facebook, twitter and youtube. I had a blast. The crowd is super diverse, mostly people who wear wigs (because it's a Saturday). If you want a drink spilled on you or want to dance around in circles...this is the jam. Meow.
by Clark G. on
Amalia is sure good at run-on sentences in their descriptions. But there is more I'd add, notably the unique placement of artwork and old-world paintings...on the ceilings! The dark atmosphere and candlelight combine with a trendy crowd to make a pretty happening restaurant. I'd say that Amalia isn't quite a formal restaurant but it is definitely upscale (and pricey - luckily this meal was compliments of my alma mater, thanking me for my donations). We had excellent service throughout our three-course meal with wine. The food was very good and the menu had some interesting selections, with a handful of words I'd probably have to look up before ordering. I think I'd go back if I had the budget for a fancy pre-theater meal, or a guest who'd appreciate the cool crowd and atmosphere.
by Alissa Danielle on
Man, oh man. Have I spent too much time here. Beyond the standard trips for game play, we've done several birthday parties including the pool table room, their dance club Atlas and their Fire & Ice restaurant. I've done corporate parties at the Bowling center. Basically, we've been all over it. And I have to say - it's always a good time. The bowling area is a bit small, but it has a cool feel to it, and the seating areas are nice while you wait for your turn. The dance club is... well... easy to take over. It's not the hottest spot in the area so if you walk in with a crowd you can definitely expect to take over the place. Pleasant bonus that's hard to get in this part of town. The restaurants are good. Nothing over the top amazing or anything, but holds it's own against similar places fairly well. You can choose from Fire & Ice that does "Bowls" where you put in all the frozen ingredients and then they cook them all for you on one of those gigantic flat wok's. Then you've got a basic Applebee's kind of food right around the bar upstairs. This is popular for us so some of us can eat while others on the same level are playing video games. The bar downstairs has a nice feeling to it. Big over-sized booths and a huge wood bar against the wall make it seem like a "nicer" spot than the video games upstairs would suggest. And you can order food while you are there as well. And the video games themselves are very cool. Virtual reality games, skee ball, those motorcycle/water-ski games, shooting games, hoops, even some funky pseudo-bowling with these giant screens. Even ones where you can get a prize. Pretty much something for everyone. The simple ability to make so many different folks happy, in so many different situations is super awesome. The fact that it's 18 and over after 10pm - priceless.