by Claude Rudio on
Happy hour goes until 9pm, jolly good ol' chap! Try the house ritas. I love the fried pub grub here. I hate the nights when there is an attendant in the bathroom. I don't want to feel like I need to tip each time I want to drain the vein. I also think this place needs a good cleaning and some new carpet. Sometimes it smells like cheap cleaning chemicals, but the patio is always perfect! I've had good service and bad service here but on average it's been good. They usually have good patio heaters so one can enjoy a fine cigar while sipping a drink. The wait times at the bars can get a little silly at times, but that's the price of popularity I guess. This is a good hookup bar if you like skanks, if you want cougars you'll have to try cool river further north, lol. Seriously though try the fish and chips, it's delicious and fried oh so perfectly. I usually park in front of Cavenders as the parking lot fills up from Olive garden. Texas rib kings is next door, sometimes when I don't want pub grub I go there for tasty brisket and then pop into Sherlock's for some beers, great combination! But don't park directly in front of any of the other stores as they will tow (there are signs).
by Warner Reuber on
I had not been to the California Academy of Sciences prior to Nightlife on 3/6/2009. I've been trying to avoid the long lines that I see every weekend. It still has the novelty factor; therefore, Nightlife offered me a taste of what I will be seeing in a few months. Luckily, my colleagues and I got there rather early before the long lines and they were able to get tickets to the 7:30 planetarium show, which was REALLY COOL. Piece of advice: don't bring food, drinks or candy into the planetarium (the guy with the mic will call you out *DOH*) and yes, they do collect those tickets, so don't try to sneak in. The alcohol and food is ridiculously priced...so my advice? Drink ahead of time *haha* and make your way over to C-A-S lit. *JUST KIDDING* (well, about being lit). The rainforest was closed and the albino alligator was MIA, so I really feel that I'll need to return soon. Tix were 10 dollars and I feel that for the most part, it was a cool socializing/science thing to do. I plan on going next week :).
by paul d. on
Let's start with the design of the place. If you want to astonish your friends/family from out of town, Atlantic station is a great place to start. This restaurant is situated at the core of Atlantic station with the outdoor seating area facing the central plaza which typically has an event taking place for your viewing pleasure. The building is designed with clean lines just like a contemporary japanese building would. As you enter through the vestibule, you're greeted by a nicely dressed doorman making sure you're not too underdressed. Then you're greeted by the hostess which gives you the option of sitting by the bar, outside, downstairs, or upstairs by the sushi bar. The color schemes and furniture reflect those of the exterior, contemporary japanese. There is a private party room, that's worth taking a peek. It's got a divider with a red/white backlit acrylic panels that I just gotta point out. Their bar is well stocked which displays extra large bottles that rise from floor to ceiling, which is a nice background to take a picture infront of. Now, the food. When I come here, I go specifically for the sushi. Shiiiet, forget ordering sandwichs and soup. Their variety of sushi is enough for you to ask the waiter for their recommendation cause there's just so many to chose from. If you decide to sit by the Sushi-bar, ask to be seated by Jimmy. He's the head sushi chef there, and even has his own menu item, "Jimmy's Special." He, like the rest of the staff is very welcoming. He's very entertaining and makes you feel like vip when you see him. The dragon roll is dope, and the Jimmy Special is a good way to sample a little bit of everything. For the fellas, this is a great first date place.