Since the no-smoking ban went into effect, this place is just not the same. It's just not hazy enough when you descend the stairs and the crowd is different now too. It's still a fun place to go for a beer in the U-District - probably my favorite on the Ave. They've got darts, pool, and a good juke box, plus they have deals on appetizers in the afternoons. It's the darkest bar around, since it's mostly underground. They also have a back room that you can reserve for parties I think.