by Joy D. on
It's very sobering during the weekdays and overcrowded on weekends, but usually promising for a good time with friends. I use to go here very often when I lived near Woodside. On weekdays the customers can be very sparse watching games on the plasma at the bar. When I went on a low key day it was mostly a few white guys between their late 20s and early 40s chilling with a few beers. I have to say this place is usually packed with more men regardless of the day. On the weekday there use to be a very sweet and attentive bartender from Ireland. But I think she moved back home. When I went there on weekends, the new bartender looked like a very pretty but very gaunt model with a little bit too much makeup. She looked particularly pissed and defensive most times I was there too. Which could be the overly populated male crowd cramped into the place, lining the walls as well as flooding the bar stools and dance floor. Drinks are priced fairly high imo for a small Queens joint, it's almost about the same as a nightclub in Manhattan. On weekends there use to be huge mixed Asian crowds swarming the place. Mostly Tibetan or of similar ethnicity. The dance floor is usually popping. More white people dancing than the Asians, who usually just hang out and talk with each other. The huge crowd tends to spill out to the sidewalks outside as well. If your a girl you might get a bit too much unnecessary attention from the weekend crowd since it's really a sausage fest. But if you go with friends it can be very fun because of the vibe of the place. If your a guy don't expect to pick up girls there, because you have about 5000 other guys to compete with. But will prob have a great time if you're there to mingle and even just meet new people.
by Adriana D. on
if you like places where it's all about who you know then LIV is for you! if you don't happen to be well connected, wear your sexiest outfit, grab as many hot girlfriends as you can, and get ready to wait in line. lucky for me I happened to be with the right people on the right night and so we were able to walk right in. first, I must say the hotel, the club, everything is really just beautiful. I am not rating it based on those factors in any way (it's get 5 otherwise)...I am simply reviewing my experience at the club - music, crowd, drinks, vibe. of course, your perception of 'good' is subjective...but this is just not my type of place. the music on the night I went was mashup (mix of pretty much any random music), which can be fun sometimes (and was this night). the crowd is very "Miami" and they are packed in there (place was sl-ammed on a Wed), also not my style. and the drinks are ridonculously expensive! the VIP is a bit better if only because you are above and away from the throngs of people and can watch the dancing/drinking/primping hordes from the balcony. so, even though I had a great time with my friends, and even though the club is really pretty to look at, it's unlikely this will be a place where you'd catch me very often!
by Diamond Lungstrom on
How does one even begin to review The Varsity? It is the definition of "Atlanta institution" and if you're my houseguest, you aren't getting out of the city without stopping in. The frosted orange takes me back to my childhood more than any other flavor I can think of. Not that we came here that often, just that the almost sickly sweet taste is something that I think only children can really truly enjoy (although trust me, I still order them!). The onion rings are the way to go, always.