by Diana W. on
Hidden lounge in the area... So if you're trying to get away from too much mainstream Hollywood but want to party in the area, this is it. No lines before 11am, treat it like a bar but it's a lounge. No attire rules, cover charge on guys $20 on sat and girls in before 11pm are free. Small chill joint, dance floors, bar annd really neat ceiling lights. But no seating, lounge part of it and sometimes you won't be able to RSVP table service. Parking? Street so good luck! Haha People, mix but definitely not that Hollywood super glam ppl.. Ppl on sneakers, and girl sandels and jeans... But there were those in heels and dresses. Ps when I went, danger dogs were being mad outside... U maybe lucky haha
by Ai Lipkind on
This review is for the Victory Beer Dinner on 11/17/09. I purchased tickets to this event on the recommendation of a friend who attended one of Victory's prior beer dinners. My friend and I arrived slightly before the start time and we were instructed to sit anywhere. The two tops were all taken so we nabbed a four top and prayed for no whammies. Luckily, the musician of the evening and his buddy asked to join us, so we were in good company. The first course was crab and arugula, and I expected a salad with some crab meat on top. What we got was a bowl full of crab in a delicious lemon wine sauce, and a smattering of arugula in the center. It was a very promising start to the meal. The Helios Ale, which was introduced that night, was the perfect pairing. Actually, all of the beers were perfectly paired with their courses, to be honest. Next up was prosciutto wrapped shrimp over jicama slaw. Total letdown. I was expecting the shrimp to be warm and the slaw to be room temp to cool, but everything was chilled and it made for a slimy texture. The sauces on top of the dish looked like tubes of ketchup and mustard (they were actually barbecue sauce and gouda aioli), and the overall effect was not appetizing. I focused on the beer during this round, Moonglow Weizenbock. The third course was a very generous filet mignon with lobster mash and grilled asparagus. This hunk of meat was no joke, and I ate less than half to conserve some room for the final two courses. No complaints with this dish, which was served with Victory's Festbier. There was a very timely break at this point, which gave our new musician friend some time to catch up on the courses that he missed while entertaining the crowd. The conversation was flowing in all directions; most likely do to the happy buzz from beers that ranged from 5.6% to 8.7% ABV. For the fourth course: carmelized scallops and roasted sweet potatoes. This was easily my favorite of the night. I'm very choosy about scallops and tend to either love them or leave them, but these were right on the money. They were perfectly prepared and the yammies were surprisingly complimentary. Who knew?! Baltic Thunder was the pairing. At this point, I was ready to haul ass straight to bed but there was still another round left. We were introduced to the brand new Yakima Twilight beer, which went along with a molten chocolate cake that was okay but dismissible. Throughout the evening, service was fantastic and the event flowed seamlessly. The chef made appearances to talk about the menu and a very gracious Victory rep thanked the crowd for attending. I'd require little to no convincing to attend another event like this... although I will need some major cardio sessions to counteract the damage.
by Ardella Mccutchen on
Whaaaaaaat...This place is the SHIT!!! Very small and gets packed quickly, but a good time. If you're huge and Jamaican and love petite pop and locking Asians, even BETTER if that's your steelo. A tip for when it becomes a little too crowded, just start throwin bows like it's 2004 and people will get out of your way or just spread your friends out in the almighty circle formation and no one will be in your way (or in your circle). A perfect night would be going to Bobs until 4am, then hitting up Chinatown for some beef chow fun then passing out at 8am. I miss NYC!!! :((((((