by Evia Harkavy on
Oh my god...my head...my plans to shop today after a nice brunch with close friends were dashed to no end. I blame Lime for that! After napping for two hours on my couch, I can finally write about it. :::sips water:::hydrate::: Could it have been those Bottomless Mimosas( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...) that were delicious and never ending? Crissy, our waitress was excellent. She kept our glasses full and even took the time to show us what kind of champagne went into their refreshing...eye opening...imbibes! The Basket of biscuits( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...) arrived and were snatched up and slabbered with fresh jelly, jam, butter and woofed down. So flaky and delicious...I want another basket just writing about them! Steak and Eggs( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...) my main entree of the day was sooo perfect. Granted the 4 oz steak was a little tough, but who cares? Brunch with friends isn't about finding imperfections but rather enjoying the company of others you haven't seen in soo long. Eggs were done exactly to my liking of over medium. Home potatoes were seasoned well with a dash of garlic and sides of salsa verde paired with ketchup. Side of sourdough toast( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...) allowed me to sop up all of those yummy eggs that I didn't want to leave for the dishwasher. I cleaned my plate! Hotsauce( http://www.rateclubs.com/bi...) was sooo cute. I almost didn't want to use it. Think the size of little tiny thumbsize bottles. Very handy and took up hardly any space on our table. Atmosphere went from empty at 10:30 opening to completely packed with diners in their finest get-ups at noon. I was amazed.... I enjoyed the brunch arranged by a good friend. Time well spent and time that needs to happen more often. You pick the spot and I'm there!
by Sarah B. on
So, there are a few things you must know about MJQ. 1. THE BAR IS CASH ONLY. Y'all remember those little green pieces of paper with dead Presidents on them? Yeah, you're gonna need those. 2. TIP YOUR BARTENDER. They WILL remember you and mix your drinks accordingly. Eventually you may earn the perks that are bestowed upon good tippers: e.g. once I asked (and paid) for a single shot of whiskey and was given a giant cup of Jack Daniels. That was a goooood night. And seriously, if you're only paying $2 for a PBR, you can at least leave a decent tip. 3. PEE WHEN YOU GET THERE. Before midnight if possible. As the night progresses, without fail the bathrooms will collect water on the floor, depending on how much it rained that day. Ladies, standing ON the toilet to hover is sometimes your only option. Be warned that the toilet paper is usually sitting on the floor and thus half soaked, so you may be forced to drip dry. Gentlemen, from what I hear the urinals do tend to back up, and you don't want that on your clothes, so pee early. 4. YES, THERE ARE SMOKERS. Go somewhere else or STFU. You shouldn't be at a dive club if you're that concerned about your health anyway. 5. LADIES, THE POLE IS NOT FOR DANCING. Yes, we know you're drunk. Yes, we know you think grinding on the disco pole is sexy. But let me save you the time and tell you now: it's not. 6. THE STAGE IS NOT FOR DANCING EITHER. Well, not anymore. Now the DJ booth is there, and you risk being forcibly removed if you attempt to climb up there and shake your groove thang. 7. DANCE FLOOR IS SLIPPERY WHEN WET. I don't recommend you wear your favorite pair of shoes (or any footwear that you actually like) when you go to MJQ. By the end of the night, the dance floor is coated in an amalgamation of water, beer, and other various fluids (some of them bodily). 8. BEWARE THE RAVE RAIN. In the stifling heat that only Atlanta summers can produce, occasionally the evaporated sweat of grinding MJQ patrons will condense on the ceiling and shower back down upon you in a phenomenon best described as "disgusting". 9. MIND THE RAMP. MJQ is at the bottom of a converted parking garage, so the entrance is a fairly angled descent. Granted, it's funny as hell to see drunk people fall on their asses and go down the ramp like a kid on a slip-n-slide, but really, you might hurt yourself and that makes for a bad evening. 10. YOU MUST BE 21. Duh. 11. MJQ IS A MEAT MARKET. In other words, people get packed in like cattle. If you are creeped out by the idea of a total stranger touching you, breathing your air, piercing your "personal space bubble", or generally being closer than arm's reach from you, then you may want to pick another club. 12. HAVE FUN! (Or else!)
by Hettie Ficht on
It's incredible to me how a club that somehow ended up being the butt of all my jokes two weeks ago (yes, the pun was intended) could turn out to be a club that was ridiculous amount og fun. Let me start by saying that I frequent San Francisco only enough to know the big names (Temple, Vessel, Ruby Skye) and was delightfully surprised when my friend/master-planner Alex decided that that Saturday the party was gonna be held at Bootie. I conceded, expecting some ridiculously over-the-top gay-a-thon (which I don't mind, incidently) but it was hardly that, kiddies. Over the top? Yes, certainly. Gay-a-thon? No, not really, unless you count hundreds of people having a kick-ass- time shaking their asses to random Beyonce/U2 mashups a gay-a-thon. Bootie is a great place to hang out with a group of friends, dance to randomness, and get smashed with Absinthe. The basics, though: Cover was 6 dollars! Unheard of, honestly. We went around 9:30 to pick up our bands and were rather surprised at how quick and curteous the people there are. Even if you don't like Absinthe, check out the tiny Absinthe bar downstairs. A drink will run you 10 dollars, but it turns out Absinthe is a great drink to sip, so those 10 dollars end up being worth it. Also, the bartenders are great people who have an affinity for helping female customers first, Wait, isn't this place gay? Who cares! I got my drinks first, bitches! Also, check out the tiny Electro Bootie room in the back. It's not fabulous, but it'll do if random Top 40 fare isn't your cup of tea. All-in-all: good times! Check the place out with a large group, get squished in with everybody else, and start dancing!