by Natacha Elshair on
We went to Trinity on Halloween night. It was kindof nice that we could get in without cover if we got in line before 10pm. Most other clubs were already charging cover at that point. We were a little disappointed with how they handled the line but all that aside it's not too bad of a place. They have several different rooms and places to hang out or shake your booty. I really love clubs that have different rooms for techno and top 40, that way all of the friends can dance somewhere and be happy rather than sitting on the side grumbling. Drinks here are pretty strong, and are the usual price you'd pay at a club (read: on the expensive side). We got there before 10 and things were not too crowded. Around 11 or 12 though it got so crowded that you couldn't dance any longer, and were just jammed up against the person next to you, bobbing up and down for air. Not exactly fun. If you like to actually dance with some space it might be better to come here on a less busy night, or to come a little earlier in the night to dance and stay to drink and people watch. (oh and BOY are there some crazy people to watch) The music was pretty good too. I'm normally not a techno fan, but the techno room had some good beats going. The main floor had interesting mashups where they used the backbeat of one song with the lyrics of another... It was strangely interesting! Halloween festivities: Costumes were really great, but you saw a lot of the same ol - skinny girls wearing a maid/police/nurse costume. No discount for having a costume on or not (as far as I know). The costume contest was interesting, but the people who won did not have the best costumes... Key Points: Staff: Meh, typical club staff Drinks: Moderately strong, usual "club" price Atmosphere: Before 11, not too crowded, room to dance. After 11, waaay too crowded, but still could move from room to room. Not much room to actually dance. Great for: Dancing, drinking, de-stressing from the week
by Alida Haid on
To borrow an over-used cliche', going to Asia S.F. isn't just dinner; it's an experience! There is a lot of confusion around even when you go knowing that it's a up-and-coming night club in San Francisco that's hosted by cross-dressers. The waitresses of the night are not women, but transgender men. Knowing this does help, but not too much when you're there. I went with my girlfriend and her co-workers for a birthday bash/ company gathering. The place was packed and the ladies of the night were walking handsomely down the aisles. We took a preview of the dance floor on the bottom cellar and waited for our table to be cleared, a table for fourteen. As our pre-set meal started coming, we got ourselves comfortable by ordering drinks and making small talk. Naturally the focus was on the waitresses. For the men, it was mass confusion; for the women, it was a guilty stare of shock and envy. I mean, they have made-up faces, tone stomachs, and shaved legs - not to mention well-endowed tops. Surgery can do wonders I guess. But besides that, the food was good. Our appetizers came and a small show ensued. I guess if this was the old days, I'd describe it as "burlesque". I guess it's cabaret, which reminds me of the word kyaba-kura, or cabaret club for short in Japanese. I enjoyed the pre-set dinner. It was four courses with a baby-back rib entre' and a memorable lamb course. I didn't care too much for the grilled banana dessert nor the ice-cream cones in the end, but it received spectacular response from my fellow dinner mates. I think they were all still gawking at the men/women. When we finished our food, which came with a gigantic bill, we went down to hang out with the bachelorettes dancing and acting wild. It's one of the gimmicks for Asia SF, and they have regular bachelorette parties. I guess you feel safer getting crazy in a gay bar than a straight one. I ate, I drank, and I danced. I don't think there is much to say about the place besides to just go see it for yourself. The behavior is quite scandalous, but at the same time you're not sure if you should behave or set yourself apart. Boys will be boys I guess.
by karina a. on
i went here with my girlfriends last year for my birthday on a friday. the line was ridiculous - even though we had table service and it was so gross/sweaty/crowded upstairs. lots of euro trash, but good music. we spent about 90 minutes here before hitting up the next club.