If you get there too early, you should bring a magazine... it's practically empty. Don't worry; as the night progresses, The Room gets increasingly packed -- both the comfy booths and the active dance floor. Depending on the DJ, you can hear an evening full of hip-hop, dub, dancehall or salsa and Latin jazz. Don't bother to lean through the DJ's window to offer up a request: you'll be completely ignored. The cocktail waitresses are pleasant (especially the new Swedish one) and the drinks are stiff. Enjoy a booth or mini-couch surrounded by red candles and velvet curtains. Don't be intimidated by the "Reserved" signs on just about every table in the room -- this ain't Hollywood, kids. Just strut in like you know something, plop youself down anywhere you please and confidently order something that costs over $8 -- they'll immediately recognize you're not a chump and you'll be treated accordingly. The crowd is always a diverse mix, and the music never disappoints. If you haven't been to The Room yet, definitely go... just get there before 10:30 PM and bring about $50 in spending cash!
Pros: Diverse crowd, great music, seductive atmosphere
Cons: Crowded, somewhat expensive, noisy