It is obviously not every gay man's cup of tea, but the place does deliver the goods. Some complain it's too "dirty" and "tacky;"(a reasonably clean former warehouse, it aims for a masculine aurra;prettification is not in keeping with the image.) To my mind, the place gets it basically right: it's just dark enough and funky enough to allow for one to indulge in some fantasies, a sort of amusement park of the male senses. If you have ever tried an Internet hook-up, and found the person showing up at your door is not remotely like the one you thought you invited over, this place provides a less problematic (and safer) option. And yes, "safe" behavior is very actively encouraged and supported throughout from the time you sign in. Refreshingly, Slammer is not the least bit ageist (nor any other "ist" that I have observed) Both young and older co-mingle minus the tired cattiness of some gay bars. One piece of advice: male assertiveness is attractive in such a place; leave your inner "shy violet" at home and join in, (safely of course,) As places for play go, it's what you make it, and a hell of a sandbox for the adventurous.
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Love the mellow vibe of this restaurant/bar and it's a great place to have a light dinner and a few drinks after a movie at Arclight. Went to see Julie and Julia last night and we were totally craving french/gourmet faire. Knowing this place has Moules Et Frites, we stopped in for a bite. Unfortunately, the mussels were tiny and really dry. The sauce, however, was loaded with flavor and chock full of garlic, leeks and butter with a hint of cayenne. The fries were a bit soggy and weren't seasoned very well and we had to ask for aöili. The crabcakes were decent, although a little to heaving on the cornmeal. For dessert, we had the butterscotch pudding with salted hazelnut brittle - this was the best part of the meal! Overall, everything was ok. I've had mussels in hundreds of restaurants around town so this place had a lot to live up to. As for the service: B+, drinks/wine list: A. We'll probably go back and maybe try something else next time.
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My husband and I recently went to Barbrix to celebrate our anniversary. I had heard that the restaurant can be extremely loud and that it's better to sit outside. It was cold the night we went so we sat inside. It was a bit loud but we were able to hear one another. If you are with a party of four or more I think the acoustics could be a challenge. The food was fantastic. What a welcome addition to the neighborhood restaurants. The menu is quite large and consists of small plates. We had delicious charcuterie, olives, amazing scallops, some delicious cheeses, the cauliflower and a few other items. The wine list was quite good too. The atmosphere was vibrant and lively and the food was delish.
The 'Red Lion' is an LA/Silver Lake institution. Good German food and drink with German expats and local Silver Lake/Echo Park bohemians rubbing shoulders and having a good time. It can get mighty crowded on weekends so try and schedule your first visit there for a weeknight or earlier in the day. Almost always an interesting crowd (including the waitresses) and a reliable menu (besides the sausage platter which is a nice treat for drinking parties try the fish and chips, and the steak tartar). Have to recommend for Sunday brunch too.
The drinks are not especially good or cheap and, you better get there early on the weekends before the cool people do around 10pm if you want a spot at the bar. All and all its fun if you don't mind crowded bars with every other dude wearing one of those tough guy leather wrist band watches. Although I went with my own date, I couldn't help but notice my poor single brethren and the poor ratio. What gets this place the four stars is the cool interior. It is very well done and worth a stop if you need one for the road.
Nice place, cool interior with higher ceilings with fireplaces, couches, nooks and crannies. Great for dimly lit conversation. This place has that hipster feel without the hipster attitude. There is a nice little porch area for the smokers in the group. I did notice a line to get in so get their early or enjoy the likes of the sidewalk for a while. That being said, I am glad they limit the number in, it allows for enough room as to not feel claustrophobic.
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The best place in the whole dtla area. Everything is "prohibition" themed: cocktail waitresses wear flapper dresses, there are black and white movies playing on the walls, live jazz music . they also have great aerial and burlesque performances. This place is a must! Only 4 stars because they started to charge a cover fee of $10 which is sad. Thursday happy hour includes 25 cents martinis!