by Olivia G. on
I came here several months ago and had a lackluster experience that was redeemed this weekend. Took some peeps our for a work related event on Sunday night and found both the drinks and the food to be great. They cooked us up some fried okra for our vegan homies, and the housemade ketchup appears to have raspberries in it which was a yummy and fun surprise. The drinks were delicious although they took forever to get to us. However, they practice the Art of the Cocktail here and beautiful vintage cocktails take time and I appreciate the effort and care that goes into their product. Just wanted to give fair warning, if you're looking for something quick and cheap you may want to hit up the "other 6th street." Everyone in the party was impressed by the decor and the live music alongside the old b&w movie playing on the brick wall. It's just a cool little place. :) The only reason that I am denying it the 5th star is because the cheese on our cheese plate was virtually inedible. As in, we couldn't cut through it with a knife. We were told by the server that it was because it is local cheese and it's just hard and dry right now. Eating local is wonderful, but I also believe it's okay to substitute, or suspend an item that may not be at its peak perfection. I'm going back soon and I'm pretty sure it'll end up being 5 star in my book.
by Sarah Carty on
Chill atmosphere and usually cool staff too. Thursday has the best dance night in the city (not hard to accomplish...) The unchanging soundtrack of their Saturdays; Madonna and Bon Jovi; is definitely my Kryptonite, but I've definitely met people here.
by Lin Ringeisen on
I had heard lots about this place, "too cool for school" comes to mind. When a friend wanted to meet here, I was curious about how cool is cool. I arrived on the scene and saw an orderly line to one side. Being the rule-following girl I am, I went to the back of the line. But, I noticed that it wasn't moving and some other girls were just walking right up to the front and being let in. Confused, I just went up to the front and asked the hottest doorman ever (seriously, so hot), "Is this the line?" He almost laughs at me and says, "There's no line." I'm clearly confused by this, and he asks me, "Have you ever gone to a club in New York?" At this point, I lie and say, "Yeah." I haven't, but he made me feel all not-cool-enough. He replies, "It's just like that." Half of me wanted to be like, "But, this isn't New York... we're in California. San Francisco." But, instead, I stood there and waited w/ my two girlfriends until he let me in after 5 minutes. Very strange. But, I think I understand the psychology behind it -- being made to wait there and not feel cool enough makes you want it even more, so when you do finally go in, you're relieved and your sense of self-worth is re-established. I suppose. And then, there's a $20 cover. I make a good-enough living, but that's freaking expensive. On the other hand, my friends and I had more than $20 worth of fun inside, so I guess it evens out. Another experience that tells you good company is all you need. Free coatcheck was the best thing about the place. Otherwise, everything was alright, but not THAT cool. Then again... I may just be really uncool.