by Antione Curfman on
Maybe it's me, but I am over the bars where you have to shout to talk to anyone. Here, you definitely have to. The main source of volume, of course, is the Sound of Music tunes coming from the piano. The many a man standing around it belting out lyrics. And the drunk girl screaming them incoherently into a mic. This aside, it is what it is. Our group of ten or so were out for a friend's birthday last night. We stayed downstairs. The beer selection offers the standard unsatisfying options of Amstel, Blue Moon, Yuengling, Miller Lite, etc. Given the clientele, this seems to make sense. Nonetheless, I cringed to hear someone order a Miller Lite and to pay $4.50 for a Yuengling. To get your money's worth, you have to order liquor at TOC. Sonny/Sunny, the bartender, serves up good drinks. And they're only six or seven dollars. People here also seem to be big on shots. I'm regetting it now, but I went along with it last night. As far as the bathroom, it's okay. Couples go have sex andor serious talks in the either gender one. So I wouldn't say it's THAT clean, you know?
by Emma C. on
No cover, lovely decor, relaxed atmosphere, mixed crowd! It's great! The downstairs is perfect if you want to sit down and chat with friends at a table in the low-key, romantically light atmosphere. Yes, there are tables for you to sit at, and no, you don't have to pay for them! Head upstairs if you want to get your moves on and start a dance party. It's perfect for a group if not everyone wants to dance all night long, but The Park is definitely more of a lounge kind of place. Come here if you are sick of the pretentious scene in the Meatpacking and want to just relax after clubbing. The crowd is mixed but not creepy and there's a Halal food cart right outside the front doors if you're craving for a food nosh after the alcohol.
by Danny Zehrbach on
I have a friend who is ALWAYS coming to the bars we want to go to. Always doing what we want to do. Always letting us make the plans. Lately he's been telling us that one of these nights, we're going to HIS bar. And last night - that finally happened. I had never been here before but heard nothing but good things about this legendary bar on Piedmont Park. I was amazed when we arrived to find a line stretching all the way down the walkway to the door and out into the parking lot! It did move pretty quickly at least, and once we walked in the door I was shocked how much space this place has. From the entry, at the back, it looks like a little trailer. But it's actually got two levels, the lower level being the best in my opinion. There's a huge bar down there that takes up the entire center of the room, and at the front by the windows facing the park is the best place to perch because you'll get a front row view for the drag shows. Andrea the bartender here is AWESOME. She is super friendly and pours a strooooong drink. I only had two drinks here but I'll admit, things were a bit blurry. I will say that it's nice to go to a bar where I'm told how nice my hair smells and how fab my outfit is for a change, haha! I didn't experience one bit of pretentiousness, everyone was really nice and friendly. I am an outgoing person so if you don't start up a conversation, I'm likely to just start one with you myself. But at Blake's, people were coming up to talk to me, so I don't know what these other reviewers that say people there are stuck up are talking about.....