by Christopher N. on
The Rite spot is Right mess. First; the room is small and rather intimate. A boxier room with booths along the right side and the bar on the left side. There is a tiny stage area towards the back of the room. The room elbows to the left where there is a bench and three or four more tables. I like the room, its comfortable and great for listening to music. Second; The fact that the Rite spot has regular free music, that is truly a great thing. I have seen two GREAT performers here. Now, on to the bad. Hands down I had the WORST cocktail of my life here. The quality of their cocktails is so mind numbingly poor, its enough to make a lush board that wagon and ride it on til sunset. My company I arrived early so that we might partake in the food. I had read the reviews and was expecting only something edible to soak up the libations. Well on this particular Saturday there simply was no food offered. The bar maid simply said " no food tonight". There are many comments on how bad the bar staff is. While I have nothing glowing to say of this maid, I also have nothing really bad to say about her. She was very basic, minimal. There are also many comments on how cheap the drinks are, WRONG! The drinks are of a standard price that for the quality is painfully obscene. When there is a band here you want to see, grab a drink or two nearby, keep a close tab as to when that band goes on, get in, see the band and get the HEll out.
by Terrence Yoder on
Came here on a Friday night after trying Guesthouse, which sucked. We got in right away w/ no cover around midnight. There wasn't even a line. (I don't understand why people worry so much about the door. If you don't want to deal with it, just get there early!) The set up is cool if you're getting bottle service / there with a group of people because the leather benches are set up so each group gets their own little space. But there is no main dance floor or open space, so it's hard to move around or find a spot to dance in that isn't in the way of everyone trying to get by. Loved the DJ. He played mostly hip hop with a few rock songs. As I recall he didn't play a lot of extremely current songs, but a lot of great throwback rap songs. So in the end I didn't get to dance to some songs I really wanted to dance to, but enjoyed the music anyway. The crowd was early 20s to early 30s and in a festive mood. It seemed like everyone was having a good time with the people they came with. Not as much random mixing between people as other clubs... which can be good or bad depending on your preferences. ;) Did not like the smoking though, and yeah it's overpriced. $4 for coatcheck and $12 for a vodka tonic.