| Andrea's Cha Cha Lounge |
IMAGE: Jaclyn Campanaro
LO-BALL: Literally underground (it's in the basement of the Grand Cafe), Andrea's Cha Cha Lounge (832 SE Grand Ave., 230-1166) is a Latin dance club that's small in size and big on passion. Wallflowers beware: You don't have to know how to salsa or merengue, but shaking your rump (DJs also spin Mexican hip-hop, jazz and disco) and laughing at yourself is required. On the contrary, those more interested in what happens off the dance floor should strap on their man jewelry and Forever 21 minis and stand in line at the Barracuda (618 NW Glisan St., 228-6900). The hormone-heavy beast's VIP rooms, fishbowl-sized libations and Kokomo-esque vibe try to sophisticate the joint, but it's basically a primal, sexed-up free-for-all once the uglies start bumping to the boomin' Top 40. Better yet, there's a strict dress code—for the staff.
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