Don’t trip on your way down the black stairs, which are surrounded by black brick walls, hidden down a hallway, and past countless doors to make it into Bijoux, located underneath the restaurant Merkato 55. Getting in is not easy feat if you don’t know one of the Haitian owners (speak French? Might help at the door), whom you’ll likely come across in the small space comprised of several low-ceiling rooms (basketball players can forget about this joint), with nothing more than scattered candles, a mirrored ceiling, and an over-sized chandelier that looks completely out of place considering the small space. After all the hassle it took to make it into Bijoux we were expecting a more interesting and good-looking crowd, but alas! This lounge harkened to basement parties, except with $18 cocktail and bottle service tables scattered throughout the rooms.