by Matt C. on
Of all the places I've been to only once in my life, this is one of them. And it will stay that way. I was here last night. Some things to consider: - We said we may have as many as 10 people, so they waved us out of a corner booth saying that it needed to be "at most" 10 people to keep the ailse free. We had 7 show up, but the booth they didn't let us use, had not less than 15 people sitting at it (and they weren't blocking the ailse). - The server was irritable, wouldn't take food and drink orders at the same time, got bitter when someone wanted to pay for just the food portion on a seperate check (fries, poppers, onion rings. That's it. Not rocket science), made a rude remark to the bar tender that I could hear when I finally got tired of being waived off for a second round and just got it myself, and added 18% for parties of 5 or more automatically. Oh yeah, now I get why this guy can get away with crappy service. Almost half the place was full of parties of 5 or more. - We just ordered beers and shots, so I can't speak to the quality of the drinks/bar tender. She seemed nice, but she wouldn't get be food. She said she had enough to do and it would make her crazy to do that too. Serioulsy? Do I have to fight everyone to get an order in around here? She saw it was a little annoying so she flagged down the waiter and told him. He made some remark about how he'd told me he'd be right with me. No complaints about the prices. The finger foods were a little "out of the bag" looking. Anyway, we're not going here for our next club meeting.
by Jen K. on
Had a kickass birthday there... Wanted to go out dancing with friends to celebrate. My friend Damian was DJing in the side room on a Friday night, so worked with the manager Michael to get a table and some bottles over there. Hadn't been here since this place used to be Lotus Lounge, and did love the old T&G in Buckhead. By the time we got there, we had a group of about 20 people and had no problem getting everyone in immediately. The door guys were super nice, and so were the waitresses and bartenders. What I love about this place is not only that it is fun, not too meat-markety, but that it doesn't get packed. Nothing I hate worse than getting to a club and hardly even being able to dance because people are too squished onto the dancefloor. All of my friends had plenty of room to move around our table and on the floor. The crowd here overall was pretty cool, had an acceptable douchebag to normal people ratio. The bathrooms are clean and never had a line, which is of the utmost importance when chugging screwdrivers. I do have a bit of nostalgia for the old Tounge & Groove which used to be super hot back in my party days, so I don't think this new one will ever live up to that. Truthfully though, I would have had an amazing time no matter where I took my friends, because they are one hell of a fun crowd no matter where you're at, but T&G met all my expectations and made for a memorable evening. Kudos!
by Abe Mathus on
Located in the industrial area of Potrero Hill, there's nothing much in the area except for the club. Driving up in the quiet darkness, you can tell you've reached your destination by the colourful shiny lights strung around the property. As you enter the property, you see this neat chillout patio just waiting for guests to loll around to catch a breath in between dances. The club itself is nothing to write home about. But the band!! wow. great sound and high energy, so much so that I even got over the kitchy coordinated dance steps. The environment is definitely friendly. Everyone who's there are people who enjoy dancing and are there to dance. No sleazy dudes trying to feel you up... (okay I did encounter *one* blatantly nasty dude...but I called timeout within 40 secs of dancing with him)... and because everyone there wants to dance, if you ever find yourself standing by yourself beside the dancefloor, a gentleman is bound to ask you to dance with 15 sec (seriously, I counted!). If you're shy about your dancing, show up at 8pm for their dance lesson and you can test out your new dancing feet between 9 to 10 when it's mostly "beginners" on the floor. So that when the band kicks in at 10pm, you'll be comfortable enough to dance with the more experienced dancers who join in and show off their sexy moves. DEFINITELY have to come here if you want to truly experience salsa dancing!