01/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I heard about Hong Kong from some of my friends, who bragged about the scorpion bowls and dance floor, so I decided to check it out last weekend. They charged $5 at the door, plus another $5 to get upstairs to the ""dance floor"" which turned out to be a huge disappointment. Upon entering the second floor, I immediately regretted paying $5 to get up there; most people weren't even dancing, the dance space was kinda small and there were hardly any guys on the floor. The DJ was HORRIBLE, spinning mediocre hip hop with only the occasional new/hit song mixed in...he also changed songs way too quickly. Unfriendly staff and creepers stood on the edge of the dancefloor, audibly criticizing people's dance moves and just generally making fun of their customers (which was quite a diverse crowd of people).
However, the downstairs bar scene, though a bit dumpy, had a fun, upbeat, friendly atmosphere. Girls were singing karaoke to the dixi chicks and bon jovi, and the crowd and staff we much friendlier than the upstairs group. The $1 meat on a stick wasn't bad, considering the price, and the scorpion bowls were very enjoyable. I think I would go here again to start off a night of club hopping, but I plan to skip the dance scene at this place and hangout downstairs instead, where everyone seemed more relaxed and friendly.