THANX 4 RUINING MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!
I went to Blackout aka The Black Lion Cafe aka Club Sauce on 12/6/08: 1st-let me start with the pros-Blackout was easy to find, parking was readily available and the ambiance inside the club was nice. The blacklights were cute.
The cons: IT WAS CORNY AND RIDICULOUSLY UNCOMFORTABLE!! I was there on a Saturday night where ladies were free all night, and even when I finally left at 1:15am there were MAYBE 20 people in there. They advertised $3 drinks 'til 12-when I asked the bartender she acted like there was no such thing until I pointed out the HUGE flyer that stated so right behind her head. Then she gave me some NASTY vodka and cranberry thing. When I ordered a $7 LI iced tea it was in a tiny cup with more iced tea than Long Island...lol...BUT THE ABSOLUTE WORSE PART OF THE NIGHT HAD TO BE THE DJ!!! He played some good music but kept cutting the records off in the 1st few seconds of play-not mixing-but straight cutting them off and going to the next song. And the asolute clincher for me which caused my friends and I to say we'll NEVER go back is when the DJ started inciting hate and violence against gay people whenever my gay male friend started to dance. He played EVERY ANTI-GAY reggae song he could find and talked over the music amping the violence part of the songs up. I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY with Bajan blood and can tell you that even with our big West Indian community up there it's not that bad....Word to the wise business owners: don't chase away patrons when you hardly have any to begin with-especially the ones who are buying from the bar(ahem-my gay friend)....
Moreover, security was a joke-the burly bouncers just ASKED how old we were and slapped a bracelet on us saying we were old enough to drink although 1 of my friends was only 20 years old. They also barely looked in my bag and didn't pat us down-I could've brought my gun in there and they would've been none the wiser. They also advertise that there are 2 rooms of music-maybe there is, but I guess not enough people were there to warrant even opening up the other room-so we had to deal with DJ Anti-Gay.