by Vianey C. on
First and last time that I ever go to this place. I was here last Fri to support my friend who was gonna dj there. I went with 3 other guys and 6 girls. We were told everyone would be free before 12. Just as we're standing outside waiting to have our ids checked, I see my friends in front of me walk up so I naturally follow, and the 7'9 bouncers pokes me in the shoulder to stop me. I'm 5'0 130lbs, and this guys poke feels much more painful than a normal person's. I said very calmly and low, "Whoa! No need to touch". Big man loses his shit and says to me, "Ok! Just for that you're not coming in. Good night." I say."OK" and leave the line, and my friend eventually begged the guy to let me. I could have cared less, but we were a big group. Anyway, once in, we're told it's a $10 cover. It's 10:30. So we spoke up and said we were told it'd be free, and the girls at the door say, "Oh yeah, thats right." COME ON! Don't play with ppl like that! I bet they fooled others on line. Once inside, tthe place looks nothing like it does in pictures, and the crowd was incredibly pretentious for such a small whole in the wall venue. Never coming back here again.
by Colton Brotman on
I used to go to the old Silk City on a regular basis, both to the bar and the diner. When it was closed, I missed it. So when it reopened, of course I was excited. Unfortunately, the remodeling was hideous. The bar area looks like some creepy guys basement, although I must say, good job on the bathrooms. They are pretty clean, fully functioning, and there are more of them. The diner is no longer 24 hours and I almost miss waiting outside for a table at 2:30am. For the first few months it was reopened, I did go to the bar at least once a week, but I quickly grew tired of the sweaty crowds of teeny boppers from Jersey. When the beer garden was being worked on, I was excited to see that, but it too was decorated In in extremely poor taste. Then last week I ended up here twice. The first was for a show in the bar, and I was happy to see the stage back in its original place. I only stayed for a few beers and left to the comfort of the Barbary after my friends went offstage. But then I went for dinner on Friday, partly out of curiosity and partly because it was the only place with parking. I was happy to see Tony, the friendliest door man in town, but I was really surprised that we needed to be carded to eat dinner. We were seated pretty quickly but then had to wait a while to order. The menu was really appealing, and had lots of fish specials - maybe for lent? I had a carrot soup and a flounder sandwich and both were great. I think I will come back for more food, but leave the bar to the kiddies.
by Gaylord Netter on
I always have a good time where I go here. My company always throws the company Christmas party here..well, they past 2 years they have. The food is good. Good music. Overall nice vibe. Drinks are nice. Outside the company Christmas party, I'll come here and get a drink with a friend.