Santa Monica, California
April 6, 2001
Rivertown is quite spacious so it's a nice place for groups, especially if you go early and stake out a couple of those comfy red velvet couches. For those who are fidgety, there's a pool table in the back room to keep you busy. Drinks are inexpensive, but Happy Hour (from 4-8pm every day) is a steal-- 2 mixed drinks cost only $5! Great place to start off the evening and get drunk on the cheap.
Despite the trendy decor, the atmosphere is laid back. The crowd is mixed, but you'll see your share of young professionals, girls in black, and tube tops. Friday nights tend to be preppier and yuppier than Saturdays since the uptowners figure they're already downtown and make it their big night out on the Lower East Side.
The bouncer there is great! He's a large, 50ish guy with salt and pepper hair who acts in "B" movies and has a black belt. No messing with him!
From journal Late Night New York