by Rosalinda Braver on
I must admit when I rcvd an invitation to check out a new club I was pretty excited. Then get to find out it was my old hang out place, 5 years ago. The now "Atmophere" aka Zebra Lounge. It was pretty much the same except when you walked inside, on your right there's a tiny room. Brings back old memories both good and bad. It's bit puzzling when bartenders (downstairs vs upstairs) charges differently for the same order (chilled grey goose & pineapple back)...hhmmm Before I forget, Atmosphere have the cutest bartender. He's tall, know's how to make drinks just right, he might be half caucasian/half white. Didn't get a chance to get his name coz we headed to another club. Maybe next time...*wink*
by Jenifer Blenden on
I'll admit, I was a bit dubious about this place going in. Number one, it's cheesy name, reminiscent of some skeevy dance club chock full of cougar-types. Number two, all the posts on Rateclub mentioned the "yummy drinks", and, being a cocktail snob, I had my doubts about the virtues of watermelon martinis. But, I will say, I was wrong. Martunis was totally fun, It reminded me a lot of the piano bars in New York, except it was a lot bigger and a lot more female and straight-friendly. As a matter of fact, both times I went, there was a lively, mixed crowd and a female pianist. I'm not crazy about Billy Joel or Elton John, so usually I'm pretty bored at piano bars, but when I got there the lady singer was doing a weird mash-up cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" and Jingle Bells. And the drinkls? The Cherry Blossom is actually a respectable cocktail, well-balanced and lush with a champagne float. The Peach Fuzz on the other hand is sickly-sweet, but after two of them you'll be up at the mic singing your heart out, so it doesn't really matter, now does it?
by vlad k. on
the big foot lounge was full as usual, so we ended up trying out the random bar that we found across the street. it wasn't till all of us were inside and waiting for our drinks that we realized that it was a gay bar. oh well, no big deal right? so we get our beverages and take a look around while we drink them. it was only then that we noticed the painting. there's a painting up on the wall of... a lion having sex with a man. yes, you heard that right... there is a painting of a man laying down w/ a lion mounting him doggystyle (lionstyle?). now, anything that two men (or lions) do together in the privacy of their own home is fine by me, but i gotta say that a painting featuring cross-species intercourse is pretty bizarre. (my resolution this year is to visit 50 new bars in SF. read about it at: http://fiftybars.thisi...)