by HARVEY C. on
Decided to stop by here with N, W, & P after bowling on a Saturday night. This spot has been here forever as I think i can recall my first visit being in 95 or so. It's still a very popular place because it was beyond packed. Here's some random thoughts: 1) food: nothing special. It's mediocre if you ask me... 2) lighting: it's too damn dark in there 3) volume: it's kinda noisy in there. Some might view it as a positive but i get tired of shouting. 4) stand bar: i kinda liked it better before they had it. After the renovation, it's like a pain to get to the bathroom. I'm giving it 3 stars because it's just average to me...
by Vicky W. on
I've been here twice now and had pretty different experiences each time. I've come to the conclusion that the experience and the type of crowd heavily depend on what the event of the night is. The first time I went there were having an art show, so the place was def. that of an art gallery, except with drinks and loud house music. Minimal dancing, and it wasn't packed to the floor with people. The crowd was really city hipster that night, pretty typical of S.F. The 2nd time I went they had a couple performances by some local Asian artists. That night it was a full on nightclub with some art hanging on the wall. I'm talking packed with people, rude bouncers, loud techno music... the works. The crowd was a lot of Asian club going SF'ers, you know the kind. Both times I was unimpressed. But I very much prefer 111 Mina as an art gallery, save the club mantra for the Temples and Slides of SF. I was ultimately turned off by one of their rude bouncers, the beast of a lady at the ticket counter, their "guest list" policy which by the way... is hardly a guest list at all, and their fake lines around the corner.
by Sean C. on
Its usually hit or miss for me at this club. Some really horrible nights, some great nights. Resident DJ's are usually horrible, sorry. I usually frequent this club for Migs and Papp and have had a great time - more recently DJ Neil Armstrong, great times indeed. Parking has never been a problem coming here, dance floor is usually packed, but the venue is still spacious enough to find your own spot with your party. Cash bar, but bartenders are usually cool and don't skimp on the alcohol. One thing that is cool is that freakin step to the front bar. I swear, if you just lean back on their cool industrial brick walls near the bathrooms, you'll see at least one or two people stumble and "gracefully" catch themselves and look around to see if anyone almost saw them trip. Pretty hilarious. Oh and there's a bathroom in the back room that no one seems to know... never a line there if you need to throw up. Just use your cell phone for a light. Holla!