If you're looking for a dance club, Transit is a great choice. Since it's located off the beaten path, parking won't be too much of a problem. That's good, because you'll need to save your money for the cover, which can range anywhere between $10-$20 depending on the night and the time. You'll have plenty of time to fish for bills, as the Friday and Saturday crowd basically necessitates some time in line. You'll be wise to strut your stuff in "style," as even Transit's Web site warns "smart dress essential." The girls wear skimpy outfits, the guys wear tight shirts, and most everyone understands the see-and-be-seen mentality.
Once you get through the foyer, the sizable space opens up into the main room, a large oval dance floor, surrounded by a long, orange bar and a DJ spinning house, techno, dance or contemporary music, depending on the night. The look is streamlined and arty, filled with candles to create a sultry ambiance.
Right off the main area is the brand new Marquee room, which despite looking like Anne Rice nightmare, boasts one of the coolest full-length mirrors on the circuit. Wrapped in flamboyant hieroglyphics, the colossal mirror deepens the impact of the intimate, dimly lit dancing space. Enriched by dark, cherry oak banquettes, crimson drapery and slightly raised dance-pods, the Marquee Room reinvigorates the five-year-old dance club. Also off the main room is the Light Bar, a small room with a funky black and white glowing bar.
Follow the spiraling steel staircase up to the Mezzanine room and on the way you'll come across yet another bar on the landing. Grab a quick drink before you head to the Mezzanine, which has thick, velvet stools, more tables lined with candles, and yes... another bar. Drinks are strong, the bartenders are cool, and the music is usually good.
Centerstage Reviewer: Adam White