by Candice K. on
Das Bunker: true industrial club. I've been here several times for live shows (Combichrist, C/A/T, Nachtmahr, etc.), and this place never disappoints. First off, free parking. GET HERE CLOSE TO WHEN DOORS ARE SUPPOSED TO OPEN! They have a private lot, which makes me really happy because I don't believe in paying for the privilege to park somewhere for a set amount of time. Meters are one of the reasons I hate major cities. Secondly, the lines aren't too bad. It used to be unbearable (I once had to wait out here for 2-3 hours before being let in), but DB has really improved their system. I do however think the metal detectors are a bit ghetto. As for entry, you hand the lady your money, she lets you in. Simple as that. Make sure to bring cash, since some events are cash only. It's sort of amazing how big this place is. You'd never think it'd have this many floors/rooms just by looking at it from the outside. The main dance floor where the live acts perform is quite dark, spacious, and always thumping. Exactly how I like it. The acoustics are okay here. Plus, there's no barrier between you and the stage. Very convenient for me, since I like squishing right up there. Here is the fundamental difference between an industrial show and a metal show: the people. At metal shows like Summer Slaughter, I have to fuck people up (usually pushy assholes) so they don't fuck me up. Don't get me wrong, I love the adrenaline rush, but it can get exhausting after a while. At industrial shows, I get standing AND breathing room. No other fellow freaks touch me; there is no pushing, crowding, surfing, douchery, etc. It's a completely different atmosphere--not as a charged and exciting as a metal show but still pretty nice and definitely a good change of pace in that I don't constantly feel the need to defend myself. Other than that, bathrooms are somewhat clean, lighting is good, couches provide respite, and stripper poles are readily available for brave/drunk souls.
by Jeff S. on
Interesting crowd. Wasn't too into the place on the night I was there, but I'd go back to give it a second chance. I did get a little thrown when peeing in the bathroom and noticing I can see everyone in the bar out the bathroom window... took me a second to realize it was one way glass.
by Earlie Chiodini on
I've been here for only two reasons: rock shows and a fashion event. The fashion event was a blast, and the rock shows are usually pretty good - I like being able to watch from the balcony, or elbow my way on to the dance floor in front of the stage. Don't bother with drinks - even a lowly Coca-Cola will cost you a fiver. Oh, and the decor is sumptuous.