by Dina G. on
I'm giving it 4 stars because I really like the food, but: -It's like impossible to get a seat -- even when the place is empty -It's like impossible to get service -- even when the place is empty -The waitress person who is always there is kind of rude -Cash only? WTF.
by Christy A. on
This is one of my top picks for booty-shaking in Seattle. My favorite time to engage in said booty-shaking is the monthly Emerald City Soul Club event (sometimes held at another club). I find the crowd to be fun, hilarious and unpretentious compared with other establishments that cater to a similar demographic. The hipster factor is high, but at least they're getting their groove on and not standing around looking affected and trying not to muss their perfectly-coiffed-but-deliberately-shaggy hair. I don't drink, but those who do remarked that the beverages were stiff (and so, apparently, were a few other things from the looks in the eyes of a few Rateclubers last Saturday). At it's best, the lo-fi is absolutely buzzing with the energy generated by some great vintage Soul music playing on 2-3 different dance floors and the uninhibited dance floor action that typically occurs. At it's worst, it's too crowded and hot and a few douches might somehow stumble their way in, but really, like a doughnut, even when it's bad it's still pretty good. Check out their website for events, but really, I've never had a bad time here. It can get crowded after 11:30 and you might not get in, so come early, but remember that the serious dance-floor action won't be happening until the witching hour. Consider yourselves warned.