Go to Laszlo if You Want to be Physically Assulted
I joined CitySearch specifically to warn all potential patrons, specifically women, to avoid this place.
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I spent New Year's Eve here, as I was invited by friends who had reserved it for the evening, and had a relatively good time, until the end.
The bar's decent...kinda small and very small balcony. Drinks are what you'd expect for SF/Mission, minus I asked the bartender for something not much more difficult than a vodka/cran and his reply was "not right now"...you'd think that if drinks are $7-10 a piece, he could make time, but I forgave him seeing as it WAS New Year's Eve.
At the end of the night, the steroid raging manbearpig of a bouncer stormed through the bar screaming that ?everyone needs to get the F**K out of the bar!? Well, like most normal people, we took this as our cue to leave. We (my best friend and I..who are 24 year old young women and about 5?3?) walk over to where are coats and purses are, by which time the bouncer had turned around and I guess decided we weren?t moving fast enough (it was maybe 10 seconds after he yelled to the whole bar), grabbed my friend and literally pushed her out of the bar, sans purse. After verbally trying to get the bouncer to understand that all we needed was the purse so that we could leave as he requested, I turned around into the door way to try to get back in so that I could physically retrieve it, but was met with a fist in my face and was knocked to the ground. At this point, I was angry and my friend was bawling outside because, not only did we just get physically abused for no reason, but we still couldn't get her stuff back, so I called the cops.
Moral of the story:
1) The bouncer?s name is Mike and he should be fired on the spot.
2) The manager never once came to see what happened, and thus, should be fired on the spot.
3) Women BEWARE. Evidently it?s acceptable for the men in this bar to physically assult women and get away with it.