by Lorrie M. on
Perhaps this is unheard of, but for once I am about to rate a club 4 stars and we're not even in Vegas. I had plenty of doubts about this place since I've never heard of it and it's got average reviews. My friend claimed they were having a hosted bar and put us all on the guest list. We actually arrived at the club early (oh my) and I was, quite literally, the first person in line. The ID and guestlist checking began, but for some reason the first three people in our party were not on the list although the rest were. However, the bouncer was nice and let us in anyway. Once inside, they had catered food! Yes we are talking shrimp cocktails, sliders, cupcakes, munchies, calamari, bruschetta, the works! I personally have not seen this at a club before, so I skidaddled over for some cupcakes and beef skewers and took off to the bar. Gin, rum and vodka (and mixed drinks with those) were free between 10-11 so we got our drinks on. Some people a little more so than others ... The downstairs area had a nice lounge section with a fish tank (and probably some highly stressed out fish ...) Upstairs dance floor wasn't bad either. Go go dancers and good music. Pretty good!
by Michael T. on
This, to my mind, is an ideal-size venue. It's big enough that you can crank the sound to a mighty level, but small enough that it really feels--to lean on an over-used word--"intimate." Admittedly, it can get powerfully crowded in here, but I actually don't mind it as much as at some other places. It's been a good crowd, in my experience, that's drawn here, and I've seen some really great shows at this place. Anyone who used to check Ledisi tearing it up here on a regular basis, or who saw The Bronx completely blow the doors off the joint, will know what I'm talking about. Good sound, a comfortable room, red velvet, gaslight fixtures wired for electricity, and a strangely appealing bar are all part of du Nord's off-kilter charm. Possibly Interesting Trivia: I'm told that this place used to be a Basque restaurant.