Wow! I can't believe how terrible the Friday night scene at Alpha Bar really is. My room mate said he heard of this really cool bar in the Richmond so we looked it up here on City Search and it had rave reviews. So we show up kinda early around 9:45 thinking things will pick up and the place would be ""jumping"". Sadly, no jumping occurred and we left around 11:30 because there were about 20 people in the entire bar. The service was excellent and the couches are comfy, but having a lack of clientele really reduces the appeal of this bar. Another thing that really intrigued me about this establishment was the overwhelming population of Asian folk. Now I'm not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, but at the same time a bunch of spikey haired douches and their quasi girlfriends do not make for a good time. Another indiscretion I have is the the bouncer couldn't stop talking to seemingly underage girls long enough to see me walk outside with my friend. When I tried to returned he bumblingly asked to see my ID and I had only been outside for 2 minutes. I didn't know you could fail as a doorman, but the Alpha Bar has proven otherwisse. In conclusion, the Alpha Bar is lame, the dj is sub-par and made my ears hurt, the bathroom is tagged all ghetto-tastically and I wouldn't come back if they paid me. Word to ya mutha'...
Pros: Comfy couches, good service
Cons: Lame scene, overpriced