January 24, 2001
This place just opened (Jan 2001) in Bayou Place in the Theater District. Bayou Place in itself is pretty cool... It's a big building that houses a movie theater, a few restaurants (Mingalone's, a sushi place, and they moved the Hard Rock Cafe here), a Slick Willie's, and now a Have a Nice Day Cafe!
I went there on a Saturday night around 10 pm. We got there "early" to avoid the line. To get in, you have to climb several flights of stairs, climbing past Slick Willie's. Once inside, you enter a medium-sized room with a small dance floor, a bar, and a DJ booth. The entire room is covered in day-glo yellows, oranges, and greens, and all kinds of 70s and 80s paraphenelia and TVs playing 70s/80s movies (HE-MAN movie!?!). Also there are quite a few people there in 70s clothes... another fun thing to watch!
The dance floor is lighted from underneath with colored lights ("Saturday Night Fever" anyone?) and the DJ is spinning good 70s and 80s party tunes. In my opinion, they play way better music than Pollyesther's... it's all totally danceable. The dance floor never got too crowded, but it was crowded enough to have fun! It's definitely a place to have a good time.
As for the bar... the $2 drinks, shots, and beers when we got there were very nice. I was not aware that the prices went up, but apparently sometime around 11, they doubled to $4. One complaint: NO BUD LIGHT? They only offered Miller light, Corona, and Coors Light. Very strange for Texas. Their mixed drinks were good (and strong). One of the best Midori Sours I've ever had. However, the specialty drink here are their Fish Bowls (a fish bowl filled with the drink and ice and 4 straws). I'm not sure how much they cost, because throughout the night they GIVE THEM AWAY from the DJ booth to any GIRL that gets there fast enough! They are good... taste like KoolAid, but they have lots of alcohol in them.
The only problem with the club being in this area is the parking. Parking downtown is never very fun, so you may have to block a few blocks away and walk if you're not up for having your car valeted. Not too bad when the weather's good, especially since the area it's in is not bad at all, but still semi-annoying.
Overall, it's a very fun club with a great crowd!
[This place closed in Summer 2003, was remodeled, and is now called Whiskey Chicks (and they still don't have Bud Light)]
From journal Living it up in Houston