First time visitors, let me start off with four words... "this place is LOUD"
If you are into loud rock music and cheap Pabst, Hells Kitchen is for you. They moved from their 6th Ave location and are now on Pacific under a parking garage. The new location is bigger and easier to get around.
Most of the clientele seems to be regulars (which I would not say I am), but everyone makes you feel welcome regardless. The mood can get a little raucous by the end of the night, but I've never seen any bar fights or other crap like you might at a more "meat market" kind of bar.
It is good to see they are still going strong after so many years.