The dope spot in the mid-peninsula. This is a cool spot to go and chill.. It's a cool atmosphere thats welcoming to the average or stylish type.. Their selection of music is key.. Its not the typical top 40 untalented ear-sores that is heard at every single other club with people getting crunk, pretending to be "gangstas" and what not.. They have a perfect blend of deep soulful house to underground hip hop (depending on night) that creates a warm vibe that you can either relax to, or get up and show off a few moves.. Either way, it's a win-win situation because it keeps the wanna-be thugs out.. The crowds have been very cool and positive along with friendly, approachable owners and good looking bartenders.. I'd definitely cruise by this spot if your were in the area..
Lot's of potential, but not the place to get dressed up and go dancing..
Although I wasn't totally dissatisfied with the Vinyl Room, there were some things that made it just average.
First the negatives. The biggest issue I had was the fact that they (the owners) would not allow the DJ's to play anything remotely close to Top 40. The reason behind this rule is to keep a certain type of "riffraff" out of the club. I understand playing certain music will either encourage or discourage certain clientele, but not bending the rules can sometimes push good customers away. The music they played was ok, but there weren?t enough songs that you could dance to, which made people lose interest and leave. The club?s decor is chic and the customers seemed like wanna-be thugs (I guess thugs aren?t the riffraff the owners want to keep away). The drinks were average. I was given the wrong type of alcohol even though the bartender swore she gave me what I asked for. The drinks are a bit pricey too. I believe there are two owners; one was extremely nice and promoted his club is a very professional manner. I told him to get rid of his partner, because his was a bit rude. They advertise a dance floor. The dance floor is the space where no one is standing.
Ok, now for the positives. There is no cover. There was no line when I got there (but I did get there a bit early). One of their DJ?s came later in the night and danced with some of the girls on the dance floor; he was very entertaining.
Overall I believe this is an average club. I may give a second chance and go on Saturday?s when they play house music (which is more my style). If you are looking for a place to get dressed up and go dancing, this probably isn?t the best choice (on Friday?s anyway). This club is relatively new, and has a lot of potential. If the owner?s listen to some of the customers? requests, it will definitely be a club that I would visit again.
Editorial Review. This club has a chic atmosphere with a variety of cocktails, live DJs and dancing.
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