by Daniel S. on
It can't be THAT fabulous if they let me in, yo'. That said, I wouldn't suggest trying to come here unless you're a member of a celebrity entourage or have bulging pockets of cash. The staff is rather nice. I got trapped in the elevator with a well-groomed lady wearing nice heels and carrying some official work papers or something who guiltily told me they were clearing out the paparazzi. Thanks, lady, but I'm nobody, you shouldn't make them leave on my account. The rest of the staff didn't seem bothered that I just slumped on the beige couch and drooled while everybody else stood around and talked about how "Californian" it all is. Granted, I was extremely drunk, but, GEEZ, ordering just a beer here is REALLY HARD. From what I could figure out, they only had one from some microbrewery in Darkest Peru. It was...ok...I'm sure I must've misunderstood something. Shocking, right? Word of advice. Don't ask the Clark Kent/James Franco look-a-like what he's carrying in his back pack. It's just a portfolio...which he will make you look at...and don't say "Oh, hey, that's a great photo, I love the composition" for the first one, because there's going to be 20 more and it's a little tacky to have nothing else to say except for "geez, your pecs sure do look nice there"...not like I would do that or anything. Let's be real here, though. It's far classier than any place I normally drink, (in other words, it's clean, it's nice, you won't run into too many ugly people, and if you do, they're guaranteed to at least be well dressed or have lots of money/connections) it's just not really (I love using this phrase) "my scene" or somewhere I'm exactly clamoring to return to... ...of course, after running out of the elevator with my arms spread making diving airplane noises...they're probably not exactly clamoring for my return either. *oh, yeah, and WORST NAME EVER.
by Eileen Krivanek on
Part of a chain of bars that attract the college/ young professional crowd on the upper west side. The bar has the routine trappings of a college dive bar, but also has some specific perks. A private room in the back and a private bar room down stairs give the bar an edge over its similar neighbors. The bar also has a fooseball table, (broken) pool table, and a beer pong table that folds up. Drinks and food are typical prices, but happy hour specials are always available.
by Karen F. on
A great place to see a show (downstairs at any rate.) We got great seats for Black47 and had dinner there pre-show. The food was Irish themed (for Black47 and it was March 16!!!) I thought my "boiled" dinner of corned beef and cabage was good. The rest of the menu was typical bar food. Not great - but not inedible as others have said. The show itself was great and we had a balcony front row sofa to sit on - and beer to drink. No problems for me.