by Burton Gillmor on
Meh. I don't like house music. The place seems pretty big, so it's good for private parties (it was my boyfriend's high school reunion). Other than that, kinda shitty. Maybe it's better in the summer, I don't know (it was a rainy November fri night). It was EXPENSIVE. We got $10 off the cover, since it was a big high school reunion. $3 for coat check. $10 bucks for a mixed drink (the bartender used bottom-shelf liquor too). Find a small corner to put all your coats in and carry around your valuables. The Go-go dancers were a nice touch. Although one of them spent more time checking her cell phone than dancing on the platform. Overall, don't go, unless you have reservations, or part of a big group. This place is definitely not worth returning to.
by Johnson Wilkenson on
After many long waits at the 38 Geary bus stop right in front of KoKo, I finally decided to just step inside. I'm happy that I needed to poop that night. Even more so than usual. From outward appearance it looks like a skeezy dive advertising a pool table. It is neither skeezy or a dive. There is no pool table. There is a bar, its clean, there's loud but good music and the most of the bartenders I've run into make a damn tasty beverage, without pretension. The drink menu changes regularly and there are little cups of fresh Chex mix on the bar staring into space. It gets a little crowded on the weekends and the music gets a little too loud. Also, don't bring your skate with you. It makes it awkward to get to the bar. You'll end up wearing someone's Dark and Stormy as your new socks. Try it on a weekday, it's way more chill, and ask the bartender to make you something delicious.
by Mallory P. on
This is a cool place. I can't say that I go here often (not in my neighborhood), nor do I enjoy it on crowded nights, but as a neighborhood bar, it's great. It's also a rad venue, although R5 was quick to take that over. They have a good beer selection and a nice menu. Not the cheapest, but it's about par for a hip dive.