With three women for every man, it's no wonder why for years Eve's Lounge has been the destination of choice for Riverdale Adams in search of an Eve. A strict dress code (not exactly the leaf-skirt sort embraced by the biblical duo) keeps the gentlemen polished. And why not, with all the sexy singles silhouetted against a fashionably forward backdrop?
When we use the term "fashionably forward," we of course mean by Riverdale standards. Eve's divides into six rooms donning a Las Vegas hotel-lobby look circa 1984. Envision endless rooms of animal print carpeting, computerized slot machines, mirrored walls, fountains and enough bars to get the entire population of Croatia crunk.
The rooms break out from one another using a CTA-style color system. The Blue Room leaks an under-the-sea appeal with glacier-blue lamps melding with a stainless steel bar and walls. Lions prowling for prey needn't look too far beyond the zebra skin-soaked Black-and-White Room of velvet couches lined before erotic statues stamped onto glass-top tables. And Eve's heartthrobs make due in the Red Room (leased by U'leez Soul Restaurant), dropping back a few martinis over a plate of wings to share.
Usually, Eve's rounds up the 25-35 set hip to poetry readings, R&B, step and rap music, and the same crowd unhip to drinks skinny on the potion. With that said, expect your bartender Robin Cherry and her counterparts to put together generous two-ounce pours for you and your crew (average drink, $7).
Sweet deals continue when hosting a party. For a $100 deposit, snap up a room and throw a bash for the books. Leave the room tidy and leave with your deposit. Street parking is available with a $5 cover most nights.
Centerstage Reviewer: David-Anthony Gonzalez