by Pornsakdi T. on
Amazing mashup of jams (from lady gaga to queen to david bowie to enrique igelsias) i mean c'moooon! Live band/singer were also WAAY better than i thought they were going to be. Crowd was eclectic, but in an amazing, only in SF kind of way. Drinks were strong, and its a cash only bar so make sure you hit up the ATM before you come in. Also its half-price ($6) before 10pm...
by Allan Drillock on
My kids had been here several times, but this was my first visit. I had high expectations, which is always a bad way to start anything off. My mantra has always been if you have low expectations, then you will never be disappointed. But anywhoo, on to the review. After the obligatory picture that they take of you while you try to smile while guessing how much the picture is going to set you back at the end of your visit, you enter the fabulous building. It looked like an amusement park inside. I felt like I was at Six Flags instead of a serious, intellectual exhibit. So here are the pros: 1. There are some unique exhibits that you may not be able to see in other places. 2. There are several "hands-on" exhibits that allow you to interact with the fish and other marine life. I am not sure how the animals feel about this interaction, however, which is a thought I couldn't shake while my children gently prodded the anemone. And I spelled that correctly on my first try! 3. There is a huge dead squid in a tank. It's pretty fascinating to look at, although creepy. 4. The glass hallway with fish overhead was really cool, as were the piranhas. 5.. That's it. Except for perhaps that you need to go just to say you've been. Now for the cons: 1. You may leave feeling slightly disturbed with the state of our youth and culture in general. In order to be interesting, and thus successful, we need to have a highly commercialized place with corporate sponsors everywhere you look. 2. There was a lot of walking and dead space where there wasn't anything to look at. 3. We went later in the evening and a lot of the exhibits weren't active or visible. 4. It was really crowded. 5. It's really expensive. Maybe I will go back once more to give it another chance. Someone recommended weekday mornings.
by Nathanial Hildago on
It used to be gross yet vaguely good. Now it is so overpriced that any good feelings quickly dissipate. Just because an Urban Outfitters opened two doors down doesn't mean grits cost $3.00 or whatever you charge now!!! Basically, it's marginally better than the Waffle House but twice the price. I enjoy the weird nighttime hallucinatory Twin Peaks feeling, though.