Sunday, September 26, 2010
Club Reports: Antigua, Bliss, Vintage, Independent Bar, BAR BQ BAR, Eye Spy
Return visit to downtown Orlando Saturday night to expand my horizons. Rather slow start at Antigua but it eventually gets jammed in there as DJ Jay Mac (XL106.7) spins Top 40, Hip Hop and Mash-ups. Men and women drink free until 11pm.
When Bliss Ultra Lounge management got word that DJ Mickey Bono (Beat Thrillerz, RadioDanz) planned to play Hip Hop, armed OPD officers were brought in to make sure it didn't happen! So he played House and Dance instead. Found out that well drinks only cost $1 until 11:30pm so there's no reason to buy the good stuff!
Vintage is one of the more upscale clubs downtown and the new downstairs location of the DJ booth definitely improves the vibe there. DJ Dominic Morrison (Mannequins) plays House and Top 40 on Saturday nights and confirms he will be the New Years Eve DJ outside China in EPCOT, playing all House music. Look for incredible lighting and fireworks!
Independent Bar was jammed last night as the usual Thursday night DJ Smilin' Dan was playing Alternative New Wave/Old Wave. Always fun music with a fun crowd; free admission before 11pm and $5 after.
It's difficult to tell where BAR BQ BAR ends and Eye Spy Bar begins; they're connected in the middle. I guess if you're indoors it's BBQ and if you're outdoors it's Eye Spy. Very crowded, outdoor dance floor and the DJ's were spinning mostly Hip Hop.