by Alise Terri on
Very cool space but very inconsistent. You need clairvoyance to know what what the music and crowd will be like on a given night due to constantly shifting nights. Asian, Latin, lesbian, or evil twin night are equally likely to prevail any given Saturday. The only consistent night "Popstars" is itself inconsistent musically. The music shifts from genera to genera randomly leaving you mid hip hop step into an unfortunate and unexpected Britney Spears change over. The effect is like a three year old running your car radio. The result is the herds rushing on and off the dance floor as their musical pallets are tickled and offended every song change. Generating a consistent schedule and more consistent music would go a long way towards making this a more of a mainstay than a haphazard touristy event space. Pros: When this cool space is on its game its hot, who cares how much drinks and cover are. Cons: Expensive cover and drinks, inconsistent crowd and music, You don't know if the place is on its game or not till you've already committed and walked up the stairs.
by Coco D. on
Mezzanine is hella gay. There's no other way to put it really. It's so bad that it WITHOUT FAIL causes me to get so mad that I just get determined to get really drunk. And I really really succeed at this. And I end up in situations so shameful that I can't even rateclubs about it. Really. So let's get down to the sucking. Why does it suck my ass? Well, friends.... 1. They charge nightclub prices, but serve in plastic. Huge pet peeve of mine. 2. No ins and outs. Sucks for so many obvious reasons. 3. I feel like the bar setup is awkward and bizarre. 4. Hello, there's a FUCKING POLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM! 5. They book a lot of shows that I want to see. Normally, this would not cause them to suck ass, but because I hate the fucking venue, this just means that they force me to see bands I like in a shitty place. Thus making them suck a much plumper ass. 6. How could I forget? The crowds here are always amazingly lame. Without fail. It mystifies me. There you have it. However, I can say that neither the bartenders nor the bathrooms suck ass here. Well, I mean, I haven't noticed them do it. So if they are sucking ass, they're doing it discreetly. Whew. I've been waiting to get that out for a while. I have a longstanding feud with Mezzanine, which doesn't look like it will be ending anytime soon. Until next time.......
by L D. on
I, for one, truly love the Middlesex. The food is delicious and well priced (mini tacos!) and the drinks are great. They even have tiny bottles of Veuve for the budget-minded. I tend to go out on the early side of the night (9-10ish) so don't usually worry about the line. It helps to have your friends wait in line while you head to Miracle for a beer. Sneaky! When it gets crowded in here, you can still find a corner to call your own, unlike most other bars (Phoenix Landing comes to mind). The music is excellent and the DJs don't get too annoyed when drunken idiots request the same song every five minutes (I hereby apologize publicly for my intense M.I.A. obsession of two summers ago). The clientele is, for lack of a better word, diverse. You get some ghetto fabulous locals shaking booty alongside MIT super-nerds (see the picture as a reference, we once witnessed this couple dancing up a storm for hours; it was impressive, to say the least). Wear your crappy old jeans or your favorite slutty dress. It doesn't matter! I'm only going for four stars here because the waitstaff can be a bit rough while the bartenders are beyond awesome. Plus the whole line thing and the tendency of the doormen to make people wait outside when it's actually empty in the bar. What's up with that? There's a door charge after a certain hour (10?) on the weekends but weeknights are free. Special plug: A friend of mine who does the Saturday night gig at ZuZu started a soul night at The Middlesex on Wednesdays. You should check it out. No cover.