Apparently has gone down the tubes
The Red Room to me is a waste of a very nice space. I didn't get to see it when it first opened a few years ago and I bet it might have been very classy at first. I do like the physical atmosphere there. It has a candlelit and very warm-looking decor. That warm look is deceptive though; it was freezing cold inside the night I was there (late April 2007). They had ceiling fans going full blast in anticipation of the crowds, which did arrive after a little while (around 11 PM). What wrecked the experience more than anything for me was the horrible music selection. An iPod would have done a better job as a DJ (or maybe one *was* the DJ). For example, they played Sir Mix-A-Lot's ""Baby Got Back"". Not just as a joke or for spice, they played it seriously from start to finish. This was back-to-back with Avril Lavigne's teeny-bopper stuff, Usher stuff from like four years ago, etc. Top 40 and stuff that's not old enough to be old-school and cool to hear, just slightly old and stale. This was played at earsplitting volume. A bouncer I chatted with claimed that the music selection is basically the same no matter which DJ is there. It was so smoky that I, a non-smoker, had a slightly raspy smoker's voice for about 3 days afterwards, probably because I had to yell to talk while inhaling it. I didn't try any drinks or food, so I can't say anything about them, only mention that they appeared to have a shorter menu than they used to. I saw no mention of tapas or anything, but maybe they're still there. They don't seem to enforce their dress code much, so that whittles down the ""classiness"" a bit (i. e. a few raggedy jeans, t-shirts and dirty sneakers were around). I don't plan to go back unless I hear they've gotten a decent DJ, or I might go check out one of their salsa lesson weekday nights. The people in the pictures from that look nice.