Party Like it’s Friday! 111 Minna Gallery!
Who says your after-work happy hour excursion needs to be at the closest pub from your office building, or at the cantina at your local Chevys Fresh Mex. (These are all valid choices, mind you.) But, every now and then when the big hand is at number 12 and the little hand is at number 5 (translation: 5 o’clock), I crave something a little bit different.
111 Minna Gallery offers just that: something a little bit different.
Art gallery by day, fancy bar and dance club by night, this spot can appear a little bit too trendy to the naked eye. But from my own experience, I tend to encounter some really cool down-to-earth people, albeit, sometimes with their heads in the clouds.
I’m a big fan of the electronic music. I love all sorts of music, but something about the thump-thump of house music gets me hyped up.
Every Wednesday is Qool. A weekly event with some of the best local DJs. This is probably one of the only true clubbing happy hour events I’ve been to in the city.
If you work in the area in an office, and almost always dressed Business Casual like I am, then this is the place to be. About half of the people who go to Qool are dressed to the nines in their work clothes, and the other half are as happy as they can be in jeans and casual clothing, dressed to impress or dressed without stress.
I always have a good time here. Whether it’s at a private birthday event or it’s every Wednesday at Qool. I look forward to seeing what else this place has to offer.
It’s a relaxed atmosphere. The drinks on most days are on the cheap side. The artwork is almost always amazing. I have to be honest and say it’s one of my favorite local joints for that quick after work happy-hour house music Wednesday (it’s FREE before 6PM people!). I’ve yet to discover more of what they have outside of that timeframe.
I’ll definitely be coming back to explore more of what Minna has to offer. But, check this out!
Psych!!! – A BIG GAY 90s DANCE PARTY for lesbos, gays, fags, trannies, straights and everyone else too.
21+, Thursday, May 8th, 9pm, @111 Minna, 3 cover.
This is all sorts of awesome.