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An Evening At: The Jane Hotel

Ah, the Jane Hotel. It's great. So great, that we are giving it the innaugural Best Place to Party Award for 2009. It's like a shabby, rowdy, underground version of Rose Bar, and maybe not so underground since everyone who's anyone is showing up. We checked out the new spot the other night with our new BFF, reknowned nightlife photog who we shall refer to as PM. We rolled over after a booze-filled dinner at Employees Only to find some of his photog assistants already at the Jane snapping away. Reasons we love it? Let us count thee:

  • Practically no door. Models, society types, B&T, tourists... pick your flavor. It's like the 80's.
  • $6 beers.
  • Table service (read: no bottle service).
  • Rules? We don't need no stinking rules. We observed not a single security person on premise. This means dancing on furniture, general debauchery and...

Do you like to party? You know, like, really party? Then we think the Jane and its many bathrooms may be the place for you. The downstairs men's room has only one stall, but it's big enough for three people. How do we know? There were three people in it all night and nobody was complaining. Be sure that 2 girls and a guy are the best spatial combo. The upstairs bathrooms are private stalls and you'll make fast friends in line. Everyone waiting patiently, and when they came out, they felt like the most important people in the world for the next 20 minutes. It seemed like people were even offering complete strangers the opportunity to join them. When was the last time that happened? The lines can be long for the upstairs bathrooms, but rest assured, they move quick when each stall holds 2-3 poeple.

The Jane. We crown thee.


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Reader Comments (22)

You guys are nuts! But this is a great post!!!

July 14, 2009 at 11:41AM | Unregistered CommenterBritt4ChiChi212

there goes this place

July 14, 2009 at 11:55AM | Unregistered Commenterwhere

Really hope you didn't just blow this place up.

July 14, 2009 at 12:11PM | Unregistered CommenterMDC


July 14, 2009 at 12:15PM | Unregistered Commenterxxx

Done. Deaded. Over. It was bound to happen, just hoped it wouldn't happen so quickly

July 14, 2009 at 12:18PM | Unregistered Commenteroof

I heart the jane and its secret monkey hanging thingy ciao bella

July 14, 2009 at 12:22PM | Unregistered CommenterUES

why would you write an article like that... pick any bar you could have written the same thing.

I'm done reading this site.

July 14, 2009 at 01:07PM | Unregistered Commenterwtf

yea baby yea. fake ass bitches

July 14, 2009 at 01:30PM | Unregistered Commentersheep

See you WTF - your comments have been insightful and welcome. We hope you change your mind.

July 14, 2009 at 01:30PM | Registered CommenterDBTH

good one, at least your are back to nightlife and not pointless videos of random morons. ill give this site a chance again...

July 14, 2009 at 01:39PM | Unregistered CommenterDracula

I'd argue that Whiskeytown on 3rd St has the best stalls

July 14, 2009 at 05:34PM | Unregistered Commenterxoxo

Is that an Indian Hotel or something?If that so...that would be miserable. lol..The decoration seem too antiquated one. If I were to compare that to the other one.

July 14, 2009 at 06:55PM | Unregistered CommenterJoey Coleman

Really? A preponderance of cokeheads makes a place great?! You are a fool.

July 14, 2009 at 06:56PM | Unregistered CommenterSunshine

...especially after you just posted an obit. on a scenester who just killed himself, courtesy of an OD....Dummy!!

July 14, 2009 at 07:01PM | Unregistered CommenterSunshine

oh, yeah.. it's back to 1998!

July 14, 2009 at 07:14PM | Unregistered Commentercoki's regular

Newsflash DBTH...people do drugs EVERYWHERE. If easy access to cocaine and plenty of people to partake with makes a place "hot" then my dorm at Trinity was like Bungalow 8 circa 2001...

July 14, 2009 at 07:59PM | Unregistered Commentergayisthenewstraight

amazing place BUT they have 3 types of vodka
kettle, skye, and titos.. ughhh

July 15, 2009 at 11:16AM | Unregistered Commentersbizzy

good - can we have no more posts lamenting beatrice now? if you feel the urge to write one of those coming on, power down and go get some party on at jane.

July 15, 2009 at 01:09PM | Unregistered Commenterbored

maybe you should have reported on the greatness of the jane a month ago when it opened. you really just fucked it over now.

July 15, 2009 at 03:59PM | Unregistered Commenterangry

i was there last nigth for the bastille day party and had a bloody wonderful time. Slightly chumpy decor and 14 dollar cocktails, but sense of fun and nice big room with good acoustics. Glorious carpets complemented by tasty Uptown yat doing downtown.

July 15, 2009 at 04:22PM | Unregistered Commenterdacarl

Thanks for handing over the place on a silver platter to all of the douchebags out there that think they're VIP scenesters. Ugh and annoyed.

July 16, 2009 at 01:14PM | Unregistered Commenterpeyotegems

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