Cracked black-and-burgundy paint and brushed-steel tabletops make for a dim, sleek atmosphere. The familial relationship to the popular KBar and Blue Cue is apparent in the young boisterous crowd, which floods the place at happy hour and on weekends. Wednesdays, the bar morphs into the "Vinyl Lounge," where a DJ spins funky house music after 10pm. Service is notoriously slow, and patience is a necessary virtue during a visit.
Patrons fancy the plethora of specialty drinks, including the popular Monkey Punch, a concoction of blueberry schnapps, rum and orange and cranberry juices. Also a hit is the Mandarin Cosmo, made of Absolut Mandrin, triple sec and cranberry and lime juices. For the less adventurous, a dozen beers are available on draft, but the wine list is rather shabby.