by Ervin Macapagal on
You know, I really don't know how to rate this place. I had one day in Philadelphia, and I figured it was the type of city to have 1 or 2 locations on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network. Sure enough I was right, and from the Food Network website I just saw "Silk City Diner" with the address. I did not do any further research, nor did I look up the rateclubs rating; it was somewhat of a last minute trip. I went here after a game at Citizens Bank. I wanted food. I was expecting a diner. You know, a real diner. When I arrived (at about 10:45pm) I realized that it was more than a diner. Actually, it isn't even a diner at all. I don't recall seeing any eggs on the menu. It's basically someone trying to turn the diner atmosphere into a fancier dining experience. Except there's all the club music. The bouncer told me there was still food, so I went for it. Hey, I was on vacation technically. I sat at the bar. You know, the diner bar. With the stools. Where you're supposed to eat. Cool, I guess. I was surprised at the menu because I wanted real diner food. Nope, not here. Oh, btw, the whole place has moodlighting. Well, the only lights are neon lights. Looks like the inside of Virgin America planes... lol. It is a lounge... I don't know if they transform the diner bar into a real bar-bar at night, but sure enough it was. I got rather annoyed because after about a half hour, the place got crowded (with the night club people) and everyone started ordering drinks around me left and right. I was trying to eat. The asian waitress/bartender person was cute, and that's the only bright spot I guess? I didn't even really talk to her. The crowd was diverse... that was good. I'll update this review if I ever go back and need a place to drink. Which is highly unlikely.
by Dean Trojacek on
get on the guest list... i don't know what's up with sf clubs thinking they can charge $20-$30 a head, like it's a vegas club or something... i came here for my birthday with a group of friends... although it was in a shady part of town, and looked like you had to go through a chinese restaurant with triads hanging outside to get to the club, we had a good time... i felt as if the drinks i had were well made and had no problem with them... i can say though, i was faded... and when you're faded, everything tends to taste well! it's a roomy club, then again, it could've been a slow night... i have to take away a star because when we were downstairs, some big-headed bouncer decided to kick me out.... i was just having a good time with my friends dancing, and he thought that i was too trashed to be in the club... long story short, i demanded the manager, got the manager, and got let back into the club... so i had a nice tour of the club... i wanted to go back downstairs and mock the guy, but my friends wouldn't let me... if it weren't such a far drive, maybe i'd come back...
by Jetsetgirl B. on
Thursdays at the Cat Club rock. Who could ask for anything more than 1984. The regulars are quirky and there habitually , they have the routine down to avoid all the haphazards that occur in the main 80's venue of San Francisco. The Dj's do a great job of playing exactly what the crowd requests. I have never felt like it's a meat market . 1984 is one of the few places that guys don't put their hands on me and I love that! HANDS OFF always. The Angles are great too, they keep out the bridge and tunnel type. But those blasted bride-zillas are never afraid of anything. And if your the type that needs a libation to get your boogie on they serve a long pour in a plastic cup:)