by Trudy Krenke on
Disclaimer: While I, myself, am in the San Francisco nightlife industry, I have no vested interest in this venue, so I speak with all sincerity & objectivity. The minds behind Manor West have successfully gone great lengths to transform both the space AND the experience formerly known as Boss into the exceptional new destination nightclub that it is today. From the beautiful lighting, modified open floor plan, VIP booth design- yes, they were purposely designed so that ladies can dance behind & ON TOP of the booth- and overall interior design, to the bar & support staff, DJ's & promoters they have partnered with, Manor West has raised the nightlife industry standard in San Francisco in the short time it has been open. Manor West has earned its spot in the ranks of a very few venues in San Francisco that can be considered world-class not just with it's beautiful design, but also through providing top notch guest service- from the professional door staff to the bartenders to the VIP bottle servers; offering only the best DJs in the region, if not the country, thanks to a seasoned management & creative team. And as you would expect with any newly-opened, world-class venue, it will be difficult to get inside. It will be especially difficult to get inside if you are in a large-disproportionately-male-group. Do you really want to go to a club where males outnumber females? Or where it is more 50/50? It will be difficult to get inside if you are obnoxious or unfriendly to the door staff. Your behavior outside the club is an indication of how you will behave inside. If you act inappropriately outside, how do you think the security staff thinks you'll act once you're inside interacting with other guests? Their job is to preserve & maintain a positive, fun atmosphere inside. It will be difficult to get inside if you are inappropriately dressed. Do a little research before you go out & make sure you are dressed for the occasion. Again, this is about maintaining the atmosphere & integrity of the experience once you are inside. If you are a fan of big nightclubs, with DJs spinning top 40, hip-hop, some house & electronic music; if you wanna dance; if you have patience & just do a little research & prep before you get in line at the door; you will appreciate what Manor West has to offer San Francisco.
by Nish N. on
Really? Aloof bouncers at 5:30pm on a Wednesday? Hmm. I wanted to check this new bar out for happy hour since, if I know the SF night scene correctly, the place will soon be over-trendy in no time flat. The layout is kind of strange, with a DJ booth in front; I can imagine some serious bumping and flow issues on packed evenings. Maybe that's intentional? I'm not sure I get the concept of why it's called Eve, but there are some vivid paintings that evoke, well, a mini Harlot ( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...). Some nice chandeliers as well, but nothing so extravagantly original. Still, it's from the John Colins guys so I could be underestimating what's going on... The bartenders were relatively proficient, although one nearly yelled at me for asking for Bombay (as opposed to Sapphire). She kept on telling me "We don't carry that," but when I pointed to the shelf with the bottle, she was cute and apologetic. Guess it's just a few days in, so that's a small hiccup, just like their credit card machine crashing twice while we were there. Is this the Garden of Eden? Probably not. I'm always looking for temptation but sadly didn't find it here.
by Shantel Carattini on
Went here for two birthday dinners. Of all the "restaurant by day and club by night" places, this has to be the best. Nice decor. Easy -to-make reservations. Staff was attentive and NOT snooty! For large parties, the options on their prixe fix menus were all delicious and moderately priced. Food was brought in a timely manner despite our large group. I would recommend this place for a large dinner party.