Crush offers a new take on the gay
bar: not being a gay bar. Well, not exclusively. As the sign on the
door—two man symbols holding hands, two women symbols holding hands, a
man symbol and a woman symbol holding hands—indicates, it's welcoming of
everybody of every persuasion. But that doesn't mean that it's done
away with the trappings that one might expect. There's still burlesque
or boylesque twice a month, a house and techno night, and its drink menu
comes with such tongue-busting-through-cheek, house-infused selections
as "Male Order Bride" (housemade ginger ale with "lots o' vodka " and
fresh ginger, $6), "Bitter Bitch" (ginger vodka, Campari and grapefruit
juice, $7.50), "French Whore" (cucumber gin, champagne, lemon, St.
Germain, $7.50) and a few decent taps. Heh, "a few decent taps." Look
for that on Crush's menu next time it prints new ones.
Happy hour: 3 pm-midnight Tuesday, 3-7 pm Wednesday-Monday. $1.50 PBRs, $3.35 microbrews, $3 well drinks, $4 martinis.
Entertainment: Dancing, burlesque shows.