by Ileana S. on
It was a tough choice...three or four stars. The only thing that put a slight damper to the night is the $7 Blue Moon on tap and the $7 bottle of Red Stripe. I think $7 for a bottle is a bit ridiculous but perhaps I am used to more divey places and their prices. Here's what you will find: + A blue awning that says 218. Don't try to enter there. Enter to the right of that through the double doors. + You will find a doorman inside who will check your ID. + Go further and you will likely pay an entry fee. I paid $5 for a Monday night. + Inside you will find Sullivan Room: semi-brick interior, plenty of seating, plenty of dance space, pretty different colored flashing lights on the ceiling, pretty good sound system (if you want to hear/feel the bass, this is the place) + Cold bathrooms with no soap...which means that the female bartenders have not properly washed their hands. + Bartenders who get down behind the bar...meaning that they are also dancing. I think that's awesome.
by Ian P. on
Packed like sardines in a sweaty can. Somehow a friend of mine chanced upon the name of this club on an aimless weekend. Game's on. After some tasty seatown clam chowder grub, we scour the maze that is Seattles transportation venues for a good 15 minutes before settling for a 12$ parking spot. The big plus is that in spite of the ridiculous cost, the lot was well lit and there were enough drunks afoot to cower the most desperate of vandals. Hardly phased most of the homeless, however. We descended upon a line of about 15 people all waiting to get into the club when a homeless woman approached us (and everyone else in line) asking if we could give her change for the hot dog stand 20 feet away. The gentlemen in front of me opted to give the woman some change and when lifting money out of his pocket, dropped what looked like a 10 or 5 dollar bill. The woman kneeled to grab the bill and rolled out before anyone knew what happened. WTF? After a couple jokes and copping a feel to make sure my wallet was still in my back pocket, the bouncer gave us a go and we finally got in (might have been waiting 15 minutes). There were three different rooms and some VIP areas I didn't really bother checking out. The main floor played what seemed top 40 hiphop/r&b/pop music, there was the techno room which had pretty decent music but was ultimately dead. And there was the bar/room area (house music) that I only passed by going to and fro the two prior dance floors. I was surprised the bathroom was well kept. No toilet paper rolls mapping out where people have urinated all over the floor. The toilet stall was clean enough to do your biz. I stayed most of the time on the main floor where by midnight it was literally packed elbow to elbow. Fly like a buttafly, sting like a bee. That's a great aphorism for when things get cramped, and I found myself shouldering (or getting shouldered) by everybody and anybody leaving/coming/going this way and that. Re: body heat causes temperature to rise well above what is comfortable for most patrons, the club might want to see about better ventilation in the main floor. Most everyone was friendly from what I remember. I could have done without the incessant blinding of flashlights from bouncers directing you to clear the path for their royal highness. 5$ for most of the beers. The patron was either 9 or 12$, can't really remember. I do recall ordering three drinks a couple times and hearing "that's 39$" echoing in my ears. I won't hold grudges, the bartender hooked it up with 5 free passes. The ladies looked pretty good; I'm new to Seattle and can't complain, really. Speaking of echoes, after you've had a couple drinks, danced all night, and grabbed some denny's on the way home before going to bed only to wake up six hours later from a case of bothersome cotton mouth...are you supposed to hear a ringing in your ears? Pretty sure I'll be back before the years up.
by Perry Freidet on
I was here for drinks during a business trip and it's a place to see and be seen. Case in point, we were here on the night Usher threw a birthday bash for his brother. The cabana's and outdoor bar upstairs are nice, and the view is great. Bartenders upstairs not so great. Overall staff is attentive however. Prices are inline with most bars in major cities.