Did anyone go to the Metropolis Grand Opening on sat? My friends and I use to go to Club Sin all the time back when it was open, I supprised it took so long for another night club to open there. Their website (www.mnightlife.com) doesn't have any info or pics on it and the same with their facebook page. I was just wondering what the crowd was like there, hopefully it's not a bunch of rejects from the Tool Academy.
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Really curious about this club. I went to Eclipse for the first time on Saturday. Huge mistake. I think I wanted to relive part of my youth, but I'm far too old for that crowd. Most of the people looked barely this side of 18. I'd like to find a good club that caters to the more professional twenties/thirties crowd. Somewhere I can go to dance where I won't be assaulted by scantily clad baby mamas and broke baby daddies engaging in perverted mating rituals.
(laughs at the all-too-real summary of most local clubs provided ny Mesmerix)
Eclipse is hood. Didn't get to Metropolis for the opening, but it is probably the exact opposite of Eclipse.
After Club Sin, it was Dirty Martini Lounge (another club) for about a year and a half, then that BBQ place for about a month.
& Mesmerix... sadly, that is how people dance today. I go to clubs all the time, and still think it's stupid.
Well, I'm not that old. I like to think I know how people dance "nowadays," but I do believe there is a line between bootie shakin' and bootie flauntin'. For the most part, the Eclipse crowd was bootie disgustin'.
I won't be returning. I may check out Metropolis and attempt to relive my youth in a more civilized fashion. I think that means I've officially become a Yuppie. Ewww.
Heard this place is closing after this weekend, can anyone confirm that information
Well the docks were just officially sold so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
I'm hearing the same thing but not from anyone official
Blade is reporting it's closing Saturday, 3/19/11 (8th paragraph):
The place isn't cursed, it's just too big. There isn't enough demand for a "high end" club in Toledo. It takes at least 200 people to make that place look half full and the lease isn't cheap.
Someone just told me that Zumba dance/exercise classes are an excellent substitute for club dancing, for those who can't stay out so late anymore. Danceable music, no disgusting grinding, etc. I might take it up! :-)
Man, that's too bad. Despite the tough economics, that location has always been a cool venue. Hopefully something new moves in that's open more than 1-2 nights a week. They should go back to having it a restaurant during the day and evening and a club at night like Gumbo's/Club Sin was years back.
Now that Plush is closed, Avalon is turning into Quimby's At The Park, and Metropolis is closing, that leaves downtown with only one dance club. Maybe that will raise some eyebrows with potential investors... they just have to find the right spot at the right price.
Plush was over before it ever began. The place was not set up the right way and will never be sucessful the way it is.
You can somewhat say the same for metropolis. Open only Saturdays and exclusive to Toledo? Come on how many times have we seen this come and go. How much business do you think you can actually pump out of one place on a Saturday night? Enough to pay that sky high rent? I doubt it. That was a mistake on the owners part. People don't pop bottles in Toledo. You might have one or two tables with some patrons that do it but not like other markets as close as detroit where you got 15 booths all reserved with 500 dollar bar tabs. He could of made it if he opned thursday friday and saturday but just one night out the week won't cut it.
Personally, I think one dance club in downtown is one too many anyway.
^^ Not a fan of the discotechs, huh? Every thriving downtown has at least a couple dance-specific nightclubs. Go to big cities like Detroit, Chicago and New York, and there are dozens. It will probably take years before Toledo gets to this level. We need more people living in the downtown vicinity before the scene gets going. Most of the people who spend money live in the burbs and don't make it down often enough.
As a part-time dj and full-time music lover, I am insulted by your statement - just kidding. But seriously, it can't be all sports bars. How about another rock club someplace, too?
Yeah, not a big fan of the discotechs here... I'd honestly hate to see another sports bar, but feel that there were too many dance-type clubs here. I would like to see more(gasp!) gastro-pub / wine bar / tapas-style places downtown. I'd like to go out and have a conversation with my friends without shouting over music. (Maybe I'm just getting too old.) I do like having a good dance club option, but what I have seen so far here hasn't been too encouraging.
A House of Blues would be good...
I would love a Spanish tapas place. Poco Piatti jumped the shark a long time again.
Brazilian Steak house would be awesome too...
What dance club is left in Downtown Toledo?
How about a good country bar down there???
It seems the best area for downtown is by Table 44 and Blarney now... Is there room by there for a upscale dance bar?
"Poco Piatti jumped the shark a long time again"
Yep! My wife and I went a couple weeks ago and met a couple of friends then a couple more friends showed up.Then a couple more. We all ended up sitting at the bar but were charged a 20% gratuity without notice: AT the BAR!!
I miss the old menu at Poco Piatti with the focus on Spanish cuisine. Now most of the menu is Lebanese and Greek tapas. I love them both but you can get great Lebanese and Greek at just about every dinner in Toledo. I see no point in ordering a glass of Sangria with my order of grape leaves and hummus.
I haven't been there for at least a couple years, so don't quote me, but I think club Eclipse is still open. What is surprising is how it's really nothing special, yet it's outlived every other downtown club... been open eight years or more.
There is at least one bar downtown that has djs on the weekends - Tequila Shiela's - but in terms of actual dance clubs, Eclipse appears to currently have the monopoly.
A block down Huron from Table 44/Blarney/Papali's was Avalon (formerly Liquid, The Emporium) - which was nice. They are turning into Quimby's At The Park, which will likely be a full-service restaurant & bar. I'll find out how late they plan to stay open and what kind of entertainment they plan to feature.
eclipse is closed. it re-opened recently as a gay bar.
Apparently, "the plan" was to operate a couple nights a week as a night club for a year. Then close down and open up a restaurant. Owner of Metropolis says he is planning on opening Lebanese restaurant in the same space now?
Wasn't that already one of the concepts that failed there? The new owners really need to court a lessee that has a solid and established business model. Otherwise it's "here we go again". I'm sure plenty of Toledo-ans are tired of the "I don't know how to run a restaurant but let's give this a try and see what happens" crappy restaurants that have been in that space.
And before anyone calls me Negative Nelly, I have always supported the Docks. Still do. I just have grown tired of poor decision making with regards to the business that have rotated in and out of that space. Maybe it is cursed after all..