This place seems like a place I would love: loud 70s-80s-90s-now music, people (girls) dancing on the bars, the "seen and be seen" crowd, but I really wasn't too impressed. First of all, if you get there after 10:30, you have to wait in a huge line. Lucky for us, we missed that, and got there at 10. Walked up the 3 flights of stairs, paid the $5 cover, and walked in. It's impressively hip inside, with black & white photos painted on the walls and all kinds of "BAR"-themed top ten lists ("Top Ten reasons to go to BAR", "Top Ten things celebrities have said about BAR", etc.). The BAR itself is in the center of the room, with a bar going all the way around it with all kinds of women dancing on it (the just-got-off-work-and-had-too-many-martinis-so-now-i'm-dancing-on-a-bar-with-my-suit-on types, the young 20s dressed to impress types (the ones you'd expect), and even the occasional woman that should just NOT be up on any bar dancing). On one side is a few tables with people standing around, and on the other side is a rather small packed dance floor with the DJ booth (more dancing girls) and another small bar.
Now, the music was ok... Madonna, disco, and a couple N*Sync songs, and it seemed like it could be a lot of fun. However, there are all kinds of icky guys standing around ogling the girls on the bars! Some guys are just there, hanging out, having a good time, but mostly it's older men and other perverts! And the other bad thing about this place is the DRINKS. $4 for a domestic BEER??? $5 for a well drink?? Ridiculous! And the bartenders aren't nice about it either.
The night I went, we left after an hour and went somewhere else. Overall, it seems like a cool place, and I could probably have fun there, but it would take bringing the right group of people and having a few drinks before I got there.
February 1, 2001
From journal Living it up in Houston