by Adam B. on
It's so hard to figure the best way to rate a music venue. The talent is so transient that it doesn't seem fair to let a real dog of a performance or, alternatively, a kick butt diva performance dictate your rating. The venue is very comfortable with lots of seats and a center dance floor for those inclined. Old school charm, definitely not a place where you'll stand shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers all night. Service is a bit slow and they don't seem to enforce the whole drink minimum so grabbing something at the bar yourself is a good way to get the job done. Mixology is lacking with no formal cocktail list and no exotic ingredients. Best to grab a beer or a boring mixed drink. The food is abysmal, so don't arrive hungry. Unlike a Yoshi's, it's not a place where you can say "At least the dinner and drinks were good" if the performance sucks so it's best to know your artist or at least research them on YouTube before you show up. The "Bimbo" Burger: There is no concept of medium-rare to well-done here. The patty is so thin (and probably frozen) that everyone gets a consistently gray disk with barely any char marks. The menu says "Neiman Ranch"... wonder if that's a typo or a bootleg of the real Niman Ranch. The buns aren't anything fancy, very fast food like. The veggies were very bland. The fries tasted frozen, definitely not fresh cut. Rigatoni al Pomodoro: I had much higher expectations for pasta in North Beach. This tasted like ziti from Safeway with some jarred tomato sauce. Granted, the sauce may have been fresh but it sure didn't taste it. Also, the parmesan cheese and chili flakes came in packets... so tacky!
by Wilton Klunk on
I'm not gonna lie and say I didn't have fun here because I actually did on Valentine's Day with a group of my friends. Actually this was the second club we hopped to that night and Mist was empty compared to Suede that night. This event was promoted by Synergy & Element. Networking = No line & No cover ^ ^ YAY !! and Boy did me and one other girl had to go use to ladies soooo bad lol and there was a line outside even around 12am 0.0 whhaaa !! btw once we got in we rushed to the ladies and IT WAS PACKED !!! This is actually the second time I came here and last time it was packed as well but more so this time. The crowd was better not was Fobby as last time..sorry guys =x If you want a drink it's best to go to the bar up front(less people) then the one in the back. There's also another bar upstairs that's quite crowded as well. Let's just say it was definetly a meat market that night lol Here's a list: 1 bathroom (downstairs) 3 bars(1 up front, 1i n the back, & 1 upstairs) 1 dancefloor 2-3 poles for the ladies to dance on 2 smoke rooms( 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs) asian/fob crowd lots of drunk people falling over...(including myself =x) Overall I had fun that night,but for the most part i think it was because i got drunk =x ahahha 6-7 shots of grey goose and 1 shot of 151 yeah...that's gonna do it lol oh yeah ! drinks were $9 from being sober with all those shots of grey goose...151 took me straight to drunkness,skipping the buzz phase lol