by Vito Bagen on
Coming from Long Beach, I was pleasantly surprised to find this super laid back nook right in the middle of Knob Hill. And not a moment too soon! Parking is mind blowing.. we parked 6 blocks away and got harassed by every bum and prostitute on the way to and from! But we can't blame the poor Cinch for that, now can we? That's just the city for ya!! Once we got there and met the awesome bartenders (Mike was my personal fav) we forgot all about the horrors of the outside world and concentrated on something much more important.. getting drunk! The crowd is a great mix of randoms.. sorta like my own personal patch of friends. It reminded me of home a lot but still different enough to be.. well different. Cheap drinks, bartenders that know how to be entertaining and pour at the same time (very important). The music wasn't so loud that you couldn't overhear your neighbors, but it was loud enough, yanno? And it wasn't all techno either, thank heavens! Don't go if you're at all homophobic. I don't know how you could land even close to such a spot if you are, but fair warning anyway.
by Giovanni Wojtczak on
to say, i really did enjoy my time here. came with one of my friends; met up with one of my other friends and her friends; then ended up running into old friends. i dont know why people say this place is wack. ive met new people there and seating was available. dance floor can be a little bigger and the drinks, i know we're still in recession, but the drinks are bit pricey. parking is pricey too (well thats hollywood for yah). ill party here again :)
by kim p. on
Here's the deal: Wednesday night IS MJQ night and it's wonderful! highlights: dancing. DJ spinning. two bars. two rooms. dancing. lots of seating. and more dancing BUT I give four stars and not five due to the logistics of getting there... if you want close, free parking, get there at 11 and parallel park on the street on St Charles Ave. because it won't be crowded yet at all. The drawback is that it won't be crowded yet at all. In fact, the doors don't open until 11:00pm and the party doesn't get rolling until midnight. If you're with friends, you might like getting there at 11 and watching the crowd buildup and thus bring the dance floor to life. But if you're there JUST to dance or JUST to meet strangers, you'll be bored until midnight. And gosh, don't dress up. This isn't Buckhead. But it isn't Sunday School either. The style is skanky/emo/posh/grunge. I'd say...