A young, multi-culti, Eastside-cum-Filipinotown crowd flocks to this free weekly party for the smackdown of high-energy hip hop versus sultry reggae. In the high-ceilinged back room, you can jump around to Golden Era hip-hop gems and current hits (albeit no song seems to get more than 30 seconds of play from the flip-happy DJs), while in the lounge's eclectic, gothic-inspired front room (think deer antler chandeliers), couples grind to reggaeton and classic dancehall. Guys wear ball caps, ladies go faux upscale-casual, and someone's always smoking something skunky. Arrive early (pre-11pm) or you'll get stuck in a long line outside.
Friday August 16 2013 21:00