by Alexa g. on
Ok, so this is my 3rd time to Cosmo Lava, and each time I have enjoyed myself. The different rooms and levels give you opportunity to escape crazy men, if need be. The bartenders are quick, efficient, and pour a strong drink. The eye candy and crowd was definitely better on a Friday night in my opinion. They have large areas for dancing as well as patio areas if you need to step out and have a conversation away from the crowd. The cover was originally $10 a piece ,but we ended up paying that for both of us. Parking around there is a bit tricky, there is one parking attendant that advertises a $4 rate.. but beware that price is only for an hour..so park in the $7 lot next to it!
by Gil Favila on
OK this is pretty much a pointless act on my part because this place is exactly what it seems to be. Either your going to love this place, or your going to hate it. And you don't need some random person on rateclubs to tell you that. It's a club (actually a pair of them) that seem to be in several old houses joined together by renovations over the years. If you've ever had the dream to see what a dance club would look like in your Grandmother's house this is it. Now to show the pointlessness of this review-- I don't know whether the following attributes would be pluses or minuses for you. 1. The music on the dance floor is headache inducingly loud. 2. Expect plenty of contact, on the weekends this place is packed like a sardine factory. Friends would just vanish into the crowd like quicksand, and reappear minutes later seemingly vomited by the dance floor. 3. Come in a big group because by the time you find your place some of your group will have managed to stay with you...However you will take losses. 10 of us entered the club, 5 of us managed to find a place to hang 15 minutes later. We never heard again from 3 of the others. 4. The music is not that creative, give yourself 20 minutes on I-tunes and you can pick out a better "dance" playlist as the DJ had last weekend. This was totally not my scene so I probably shouldn't submit this review, but hey it's a free country right? On the plus side the drinks were not as watered down as I had expected from experience in other "dance clubs". I guess if your already blitzed and want to be a dancin fool, (or more importantly your date does) then I guess it's OK. Heads up though we had a $10 cover on Saturday night, and there was a line. One tip to beat the line go around the corner and check the other "club" out. We were able to just walk right in, instead of waiting minutes in line on the other side (it's all connected inside).
by Jasmine D. on
WARNING: The 2 stars given to this place were solely for the decent decor in the club and the decent music. Which might not have been so decent had I been sober. I'm starting to think that MAYBE the 2 beers and 6 or 7 shots of god knows what I drank before arriving to this club kinda made me less critical. And I should probably add that the husband knows Andrew B, who was DJing that night, and has sold records to him in the past. First off, the bouncer who walked through the bus checking us for dress code before letting us even step foot off the bus was WAY too uptight. Loosen up! We're bringing you some business. Plus, we were some polite ass drunk people. The interior was nice. Red lighting, plush booths(even though I didn't sit the whole time), pretty chandelier lighting. The bar was nice looking, but to was so wide/deep that even when you and the bartender are leaning as far as you can over it you're still almost 3 feet away from each other. Combine that with loud music and it makes for a really hard/frustrating drink ordering experience. Nice form, terrible functionality. Plus, the kamakazi shot we ordered was super sweet, way way too sweet, I have no idea what they put in it. The bathroom was kinda nasty for it being the start of a night. There were only two stalls and one didn't flush very well. There isn't much room in the actual bathroom and hardly any room in the hallway to the bathroom. When you get a line of drunk girls waiting in this cramped space, it can get interesting. The music was good for drunken ass shaking. Top 40, commercial hip hop, mixed with some hip hop-rock-80s mash-ups, and a few less known, but good hip hop tracks. But the dance floor was way small. And I don't know if it's not common to see a group of mid-20s/early 30s Asians in this club, or if it was something else, but we were getting some dirty looks from some of the other patrons. A few even shot us dirty looks and left right after seeing us on the dance floor. Bottom line on that though, is that I had a damn good time dancing for the hour and a half we were there before boarding our party bus for the next location.