June 3, 2005
It used to be a Victorian Playhouse, and the building is stunning inside and out. If you are into clubs, this one is very similar to Webster Hall in New York. Ruby Skye is advertised as winning the top-five club list by Dance star.
There are fire breathers, go-go dancers, and trapeze artists. That night, we went had a guest DJ (USA DJ Christopher Lawrence), so the club had a more edgy/techno feel than I think was the norm.
We paid $20 each to get in, and it was well worth it, as the DJ rocked. The main dance floor was heaving with a mass of clubbers, and we could hardly move, let alone dance, so we went up the big curving staircase to the wrap-around balcony, where we could look down and dance more freely. You could see how this was a playhouse, with the DJ set being the stage and the dance floor the main seats. We were up on the balcony, and the VIP rooms would have been the box seats back in 1890s.
The decor included big hanging chandeliers with gold and deep reds, plush couches, and carved marble details. Another room that was equally exotic looking and crowded was the back hip-hop room with a separate DJ spinning to a better-dressed crowd.
Big red velvet couches were scattered around the entry for a chill-out feel. They had plenty of fliers lying around, telling of other great nights to come, such as Ferry Corsten, Donald Glaude, and the Mambo Ibiza Tour.
From journal Memorial Day Weekend in San Fran