June 21, 2004
From the outside, the 3-story glass walls allow you to see into the bar. Getting past the velvet rope and door guy is pretty easy, especially if you're a girl. There is no cover, and it's 21 and up only. Once inside, you are immediately drawn to the large circular bar that is the center of everyone's attention. Making your way past the people and the inconveniently placed support poles, you get to the large circular bar (over 80 feet in diameter). The bartenders are friendly, but busy. I know that Foundation, like Red Door, only hires the best of the best bartenders and they don't serve "well" liquor, so your drinks will undoubtedly be good.
On either side of the bar are two large colorfully striped canvases, curved along the walls to match the shape of the bar. And as my roommate said, "I want those for our apartment." They are very cool.
Upstairs is a loft area, overlooking the main bar below. There are several mod couches, coffee tables, low-to-the-ground seating, and another very long bar. The best "seat" in the house is standing while overlooking the main bar below.
The crowd is a mix of all ages, but mostly late 20s-early 30s.
The music is primarily house music, with a little hip-hop thrown in, but there is no dance floor.
Overall, it's a great place to take a date or a group of friends and have a few drinks in a very awe-inspiring atmosphere.
From journal Partying in Austin