by Nick B. on
If you go to Middlesex Lounge (and I encourage you to do so), be prepared to be "friendly"... this place is jam packed! Imagine being on the T around rush hour, drunk-ish, with a DJ in the corner. That's Middlesex for you. But, that's what makes it enjoyable once you get over it. I've gone to Middlesex twice now, and both nights had a decent line to get in; and, it's hit-or-miss whether or not the line moves quickly. I suggest getting there around 10:30 to ensure it's not too late once you get inside. Cover is only $5, which is quite nice to someone used to partying in NYC once a month! Drink prices are rather moderate, but unfortunately, the bartenders don't mind keeping you waiting... actually, last time I was there, they found it quite funny as I convinced a cute girl to help me out. Given the crowdedness of the dance floor, I suggest ordering two bottled beers at once; not only is this the cheaper alternative that prevents accidental spillage, it'll also spare you precious dancing time by cutting down the long wait for the bar. Now, for the music. Old school hip hop? Yes, please. "I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller..." Yea, love it. What makes this place so great is its unpretentious attitude toward dancing. If you want swank and a club that you can pretend you're way cooler than you actually are, this simply is not it. This is a place to unwind, let go, and just bust a move. Last time I was there, I believe I busted out the robot (obviously my double beer strategy was to blame), but hey, people laughed then joined in with the most awkward dance move they could think of at that moment. Hilarity. Lastly, be sure to leave a little before close and you'll have no problem catching a cab right outside the doors!
by Ashley H. on
i went with a bunch of boys one night. luckily i got this pink drink that glows in the dark drink so i didnt feel so bad afterall. i liked the ladies dance on the bar top but it makes me want to do that to. its a little small but like that all the vip tables were facing the floor. we had the booth closest to the stage and they gave us fruit with our bottle service.
by Conception Kono on
This place is bar crawl central! We had the rateclubs Politely Elevated Bar Tour, a lesbian bar crawl and a bachelorette party all on the same night! Get your Scorpion Bowls here. However, depending on which bartender you go to, you either get animals in your scorpion bowl or you dont. If that is not enough "bartenders playing god with animals", the music is controlled by the bartenders using two ipods and a mixer. That explains why it is soooo cheesy. Hong Kong has it's place in the world. It's a stone's throw from passed out in the gutter and a plastic animal away from the looney bin.