by Philip D. on
I've been here about half a dozen times since they opened and the crowd is very hit or miss. My biggest problem is they don't carry Bacardi, but instead some crappy rum they try to sell as 'premium'. The dance floor is unorganized, not sure if it is a dance floor. The decor is pretty cool and the music is current dance/techno. Definitely worth a pop in if you're looking for something new in the Castro.
by Maye Sadler on
The Velvet Margarita always seems to come up in my group's "where should we meet" conversation, but lately, I've been steering away from it. There's always a lengthy wait for a table but, inconveniently, there's not really anywhere to stand/sit and wait. Once seated, conversation ceases abruptly. The restaurant is simply too loud to hear what your fellow diners are saying, especially across a gigantic table. All of this would be fine if the food were amazing. But it's not. It's basic, bland, and uninspired. Okay, fine, then. On to the bar. The drinks are strong, but otherwise, nothing special. (Did I mention the wait almost as long for a margarita as it is to get a table?) The barstool to patron ratio is about 1:10. Therefore: Milling about + Sloping concrete floors + High-heeled co-eds + Alcohol = Inevitable disaster every time. Don't get me wrong, I totally dig the Dia de los Muertos theme they're rocking, but it's hard to fully appreciate the black light mariachi skeletons with all those damn stand-and-stare hipsters in the way. (Does that officially make me old? Yikes!)