Haven't been to the Anchor in six months, and truth be told, when I go out in Manhattan nowadays, I really am not expecting much. After much debate, I made my triumphant return to the Anchor last Friday with a gaggle of girls and a couple of friends visiting from LA. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised to find the place packed with the same beautiful crowd I remember, and one of my favorite's Mick Boogie crushing it in the DJ booth. Seriously? A national DJ playing to a 1000 square foot room? F**k the haters, this spot is what its all about- The Anchor is truly one of NYC's hidden gems, and they have figured out the formula for a good time- the drinks are great, the crowd is great, blah blah blah, but really- at The Anchor, its all about the music. For a place this small to book some of the top DJs in the country is truly remarkable. Even more remarkable is that they don't charge a cover for it!!! They are located all the way on the west side of spring street (well worth the trip from the east side) you manage to get music, hot crowd, and a good time without the hordes of B & T and without all the Meatpacking District bullsh*t. Love it, for real- good things really do come in small packages! Get your sorry ass here immediately!!!!