by Tomas Jakubczak on
After hearing much about it both in rateclubs ads and from friends, we (me and the hubby) decided to give greenhouse a try last night (christmas day). We arrived close to 12am, didn't have a table reservation but luckily there wasn't much of a line. I don't know if it was specially for last night, but there was no cover, instead, we each had to spend a minimum of $50 at the bar, which is much better in my opinion, since I'd rather spend money on drinks than paying a cover. So, after handing a credit card and ID to a hostess at the door, she accompanied us to the bar and handed the card&ID to a bartender. Since it wasn't even 12 yet, it was somewhat empty. We both ordered cocktails ($15) but we couldn't really taste the alcohol in them so we switched to corona ($9). I would take off a star for poor cocktails, but then again, I don't mind drinking beer as long as there is good music and dance!! Coat check and bathrooms are downstairs where there is different music, but I liked the upstairs music much better. Bathroom stalls were extremely small but clean and the attending lady was very nice. Music was GREAT!! Contemporary pop, exactly what I like to dance to. Around 1pm, it started getting crowded, but never to the point that one can't move. Two times, we stepped out for a smoke, and maybe it's coz of it being christmas day, but the line was never very long. All in all, we had a great time, and would totally go back!
by Tomas Mccandlish on
This place is absolutely intolerable. Am I in Vegas? Even if you are on the guestlist, you need a strict 1:1 girl to guy ratio, which is good for the guys on the inside, but it takes so much planning ahead of time to do that. After that, the cover and the prices on the inside are just ridiculous for a place in San Francisco. The workers inside and outside are plain rude. The only saving attribute about this place is that it is always crowded on the inside and that part is actually fun. But, the effort that it takes to have a good time on the inside for maybe an hour to two hours is just not a good return on my investment.
by Annie G. on
Fiiiinally made it to the much buzzed about Harlot. First of all, let me say that I had a really fun time overall. But there may have been some "laughing at" along with the "laughing with" if you catch my drift. Do they bus people in from like Paramus, New Jersey to fill this place? I have never seen so many men with schelacked hair, bedazzled t-shirts and flared desginer jeans in one place. What's more, who seem to GENuinely enjoy dancing to Britney and Rihanna but also believe that the song "Return of the Mack" applies to them. Automatic three stars for playing Return of the Mack. Also, for a club called Harlot, it struck me as oddly...PG. The music was pretty bad, yet inoffensive, like what they would have played at my (CATHOLIC) high school dances. The bathrooms were oddly clean and not crowded. The security guy was...kinda nice!? I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I've just been going to the wrong places. Maybe I have developed a hostile personality disorder meaning that when I go to certain clubs I expect to get into fights and go home pissed. One big extra star for the awesome chick visiting from LA who declared that I was "too hot for SF" and allowed me and like 20 of my friends to crash their table, drink all their vodka and mingle with their posse of ibankers. Seriously, thanks! Minus one star for the lame list guy who resembled an aging member of Creed. He left my beautiful friends standing in the cold for way too long. All in all...moderately good. Thanks, Harlot!