Monday, December 24, 2007

Recap: Jin on 14th and U | Dave and Ray at Mezza Luna

Last Friday, I celebrated a Fab! chick's birthday, Aminata (my lil hoe...inside joke).

We partied at Jin (14th and U St. NW). Like most typical U Street spots, Jin is small but unlike venues such as Republic Gardens (R.I.P), Jin is a little more upscale.

With comfy couches and even comfier (Remy Martin) pillows, this place is great for a happy hour or if you'd like to go out with a group of friends.

The DJ excludes himself, as he plays from a balcony...but he wasn't that good anyway. You may not 'drink and two step' here...but you'll definitely drink and chill.

I'd go back.


On the same night, a couple streets away, Dave and Ray along with other promoters had their party, "Babes in Toyland" at Mezza Luna (1140 19th St. NW).

Now...I know it's supposed to be called Babes in Toyland but...where were the toys? It seems like everyone had a Bah, humbug spirit, because these party people didn't bring many toys to donate for Toys for Tots. Next year?...maybe?

Anyway, Mezza Luna is an unassuming spot that isn't too flashy. I must say this party was a bit urban...and I didn't think you could bring urban to 19th and M (with spots like Mai Thai and Penang bringing a grown and sexy crowd...this crowd was more like grown and hood) but the girls were dancing and guys were hawkin' so they must have been doing something right.

Here's a taste of what you missed:

(Photo: Outside of ML)

(Photo: Toys for Tots? The table is looking sparse...)

(Photo: The bar area inside ML)

(Photo: Ra Ra The Party Starter...he def kept the party poppin')

(Photo: Your girl with Ray of Dave and Ray)