by Daniel J. on
I'm with Ashley S. I don't understand all the hate that Sherlock's gets from people, so I'll take a stand and give it the love I feel it deserves. I have been to Sherlock's maybe a dozen times. I am self-admittedly high-brow enough that I usually turn tail and walk right back out when I see "Affliction" shirts or douchebags-a-plenty within sight of the front door, but I've never personally witnessed that at Sherlock's. The last time I went was for a work happy hour and we got there around 3 and stayed until around 6. We all ordered food and were sharing because we wanted to try a bit of this and a bit of that. I honestly thought the food was a great portion and I didn't feel like I was over-paying like, say, at Fado's. I felt there was a wide and good selection of brews, enough that I had a hard time settling on one and ordered multiple drinks. And the glasses they came in were very tall, but also pretty cheap. I usually end up sitting in the area directly in front of the entrance and like the cozy booths with the little ceilings above them. It makes it feel like you are in your own little place and you don't have people standing right behind you butting in to conversation or spilling a drink on you. There's also an area in the back for live music and room to dance. It's a fun atmosphere and I've seen all "types" of people hanging out here. It has always been conducive to mingling and meeting people, much friendlier and less pressure than at some swanky downtown place (don't get the wrong idea, I have a rule about not picking up girls from bars). As for cops. Here's a bit of friendly advice: if you have been drinking enough to need to be paranoid about cops I hope they catch your ass driving or trying to drive and stick you in an overnight cell. No one should be driving in an condition that is dangerous to the other lives on the road. Get a designated driver or learn how to exhibit some self-control. All in all, I've always found Sherlock's to be fun and the staff to be friendly and nice. No more haters!
by Heidi Joy G. on
So, I went here in late March while in LA. My experience was so true to the area. My good guy friend, my best friend and I go there...all attractive people and my guy friend even tried to slip the door a guy a couple of benjamins but he just wasn't having it. Complete a$$holes at the door and were telling people that if they weren't on the list that they needed to just walk away and go somewhere else because they weren't letting anyone in. We stood out there for about 40 minutes when some short guy with scraggly dark hair that looked like a hippie comes out of the door and just starts pointing and picking people out of the line...we finally got in. We get inside, the decor in the main room is nothing special...they had the lights going but I wasn't impressed at all. I explored the back lounge which is open air for smokers but was much nicer than the main room. One main dance floor and several elevated VIP areas around it with tables. While there we ended up making friends with a couple of guys from the Clippers and ended up going back 2 nights later with them and the velvet rope was wide open for us upon arrival, no lip from the door guys...can you say SWEET and a completely different experience from the first night?! As far as celeb spotting, the first night we saw Rayjae (singer, don't know if I spelled his name right), Paris and Nicky Hilton and the guys from the Clippers. Second night was Tara Reid, Chris Judd and the girl that was Drew Lachey's dance partner on that Dancing with the Stars show. I definitely have to say the best thing about this was the DJ's who were excellent! Playing and mixing everything from Ms. New Booty to Billy Jean. Mostly hip-hop with some old school R&B and Rock mixed in.
by Brendon Mccier on
For salsa lovers only! What's lacking in decor is certainly made up for in music, generous drinks and a dependable salsa crowd. Thursdays are great ($10 which includes a class at 8pm) and Saturdays are also good- if not a little crowded ($15 includes class at 8pm). Cocomo's is quite the melting pot of young, old, Latin, Asian, African, and White. And less groping than I originally anticipated, which is always a plus in my book.