Tasting “2012 Chinese New Year” @ Red Egg
Wednesday January 25th, 2012
Hosts: Travis Bass, Derek Lam, Philp Oh, May Kwok, Tommy Zung, Sebastian Kim, Jules Kim, Bliss Lau, Franco V, Janine Durham, Trese San Wong, Tuan Bui, Sean Tao, The Kids & Sydney Reising
Music provided by: The Kids, Justine D, May Kwok + Franco V
Chinese New Year was celebrated this past Wednesday night at Red Egg, the dim sum restaurant by day, and private dance party by night. Started by Madam Wong’s Simonez Wolf and Travis Bass, Red Egg has been added to Eater’s “5 Hardest Doors” column. Coat check was in the back by the DJ booth and a Gin and Tonic ran at $13.
* Red Egg - the early years.
Here’s what our “Tasters” thought. Click the Names to find out more about them.
earlyBIRD: Despite what I’ve read about the Red Egg being a “hard door” to get into, we’ve been here on several occasion and have gotten in with no problem. So what’s our secret?
Arrive decently early to avoid lines, and know what party to tell the door man you’re there for.
I guess if you’re going to show up without knowing a host or what DJ is spinning that night ( like we did one time at Mr H ) then you’re probably going to be denied entry. I found the hand stamp to be pretty amusing. A sad face. Try as she might, SWIRL could not conform her skin to make a different expression on our frowning temporary tattoo. So as we entered the large door of the establishment, I got to say I was pretty shocked at what I saw.
The place was already filled.
Did I miss something with starting time? Usually when we arrive 10 minutes after opening time, we’re still waiting for promoters to arrive ( like at Santos House Party across the street :p ) This was great news for me since my name lets you know how long I would be staying there. SWIRL and I immediately dropped our coats, got some drinks, and hit the dance floor running. Now I should point at that they were still removing tables off the floor when we got there, but it didn’t take long for people to start migrating towards the beats.
Lastly I should mention that this place was extremely crowded tonight. Trying to finding tiny gaps between people became a common activity and rubbing up against someone on the dance floor was inevitable. Surprisingly though, I didn’t spill any drink on me tonight.
Not that I’m complaining, because I like when there are more of us around, but did you notice all the Asians in here?
SWIRL: Well we were in China Town. Duh.
Tonight was a good night for dancing.
The music was great despite some technical errors with things turning silent for a couple of seconds. You have to love the mandatory “Awwwww…………” that came along with it though.
The dance floor was also SUPER packed once everyone finally got out there. Loved it loved it loved it. “I just can’t get enough.” Just wish smoking was allowed inside.
WHY WE WOULD COME BACK FOR SECONDS
- Fog machine
- Great dancing music
- The crowd was actually dancing !
- Easy access if you know what to tell the door man.
WHY WE WOULD SEND IT BACK
- Smoke indoors
- Semi-pricey drinks
- Music went blank on a couple of occasions.