Every time I have gone to Kristauf's, generally pretty early in the evening, it has been nearly empty. I have sat with my friends at the bar, or in the comfortable red pleather chairs at the small tables, and enjoyed a few martinis. The menu is huge, and encourages experimentation of the martini kind. It's casual and relaxed, dare I say even a little tiny bit boring? The staff is usually helpful and willing to put up with all sorts of questions regarding "what's good?" The music is okay, ranging from classic rock to 80's hits. Then, at about 10:30 or 11:00, it seems that all hell breaks loose. Suddenly, there is a DJ playing hip hop and the place is full, and everyone is getting jiggy and has on sparkly outfits. And because I've had a few martinis, I either join in the jigginess or get scared and go home. So, if either of those vibes sound like your cup of tea, plan your trip to Kristauf's with time in mind, and take your pick of what seems like two very different clubs.
Pros: About a million martinis to choose from.