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#1 homebrewer

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:05 PM

Have the uncontrollable desire to act as pretenious as possible? Introducing the "Jellyfish" club underneath the Garrick's head pub. This all white themed pub, including white leather couches is accented with the lime coloured sparking floor. Drink menu was rather limited, sake-based drinks the most popular. There are several large flat screen t.v's around the par, playing an underwater loop which includes a phallic shaped fish, and fish eating off a turtle. The loop I would guess lasts 15-30 minutes.
We accidently stumbled across it opening night, and the crowd was about 10:1 females to males. Being a group with several males, we decided to stay and check it out :)
Maybe the waitress anticipated my review here, as she forgot my drink, the main drink of the bar. All of the others in my group were served, and she said sorry, she forgot mine. This is on top of the extreme slow service, mind you it was opening night, so perhaps they were just getting their feet wet. It was over 30 minutes until I received my drink.
To finish off the night, at 12:15 when they said their liquor licence forced them to close at that time we went to pay the tab. This became interesting when we went to pay, and they told us then that they were only accepting cash. Nice of them to tell you at the end of the night when you pickup your tab. Luckly we managed to have enough cash between us, no idea what we'd have done otherwise.
We were escorted out by presumably the manager, wearing his sunglasses of course as it's bright after midnight.
I'll give it a 3/10. One point for attempting to be a social nightclub, and two points for collecting such a great ratio of scantilly clad woman in one room.

#2 m0nkyman

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:51 PM

I'm sold. Definitely will check this place out.

#3 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:25 PM

They wouldn't let me or my friends inside. Apparently an argyle sweater, a windbreaker and jeans doesn't constitute clothing worthy of their digs.

"Come back again when you're dressed appropriately," said the bouncer.

Come back again? I'd rather drink in one of the nearby alleys instead.

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#4 Holden West

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:42 PM

Nice try.


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#5 Galvanized

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:42 PM

There's nothing wrong with a windbreaker is there?

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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 08:42 AM

:lol:

That is NOT what my friends look like.

And there's nothing wrong with being safe on the streets with reflective clothing. Street smarts!

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#7 Spurtz

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:29 PM

Something to note: that ain't leather seating, and I don't know who designed those benches, but the backrest hits an average sized guy square between the shoulder blades - the ladies will get it right in the back of the head; you cannot lean back comfortably at all. I lasted 20 minutes.

But one particular waitress made it all better. I will stand at attention for her (because the seats are uncomfortable).

16 bucks for a martini and a local beer. So I suggest arriving soused.

#8 osmich

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:28 PM

I give it six months.

#9 atwitsend

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:15 PM

The lighting for one in this place doesn't do anyone any justice, unless of course you're looking to convert ugliness to beauty and vice versa.

It has no personality, but then again neither does nearly any bar in Victoria.

People are also part of the problem though. Too many stuck-up wannabes permeate these establishments and any attempt to be social makes you look like an asshole. With or without the standard pick up routine.

#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

Jellyfish has closed "temporarily" but with no fixed re-open date. Sounds ominous.

#11 B.Bridge

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

I give it six months.


Ah, that is a bit freaky. Only 4 days off the mark.
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#12 osmich

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:25 PM

Whoa.

#13 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:42 PM

Yes, that is a good call however, this Thursday's Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall mentions an application by Soundgarden Enterprises Inc. to transfer a liquor license.

When the Soundgarden nightclub closed, the license went dormant. The owner tried to move it to Jellyfish but was turned down.

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#14 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:23 AM

Yes, that is a good call however, this Thursday's Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall mentions an application by Soundgarden Enterprises Inc. to transfer a liquor license.

When the Soundgarden nightclub closed, the license went dormant. The owner tried to move it to Jellyfish but was turned down.


OK, I have a copy of Thursdays COTW aganda. The application WRT Soundgarden is to move that license to what is currently the food-primary area of Canoe (& selling it to the Canoe owners), thereby reducing it down to 40 persons from its current 225. There will have to be a physical separation between what is now Canoe's liquor-primary area (north end of building) and the new space, and the newly converted space will have to have separate entry etc. The city and the police recommend approval.

So I'm not sure whats going on at Jellyfish.

#15 Holden West

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:27 AM

Interesting...so it has nothing to do with Jellyfish. I wonder what Mermaid Wharf residents think of this new development.
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#16 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:35 AM

Interesting...so it has nothing to do with Jellyfish. I wonder what Mermaid Wharf residents think of this new development.



It actually results in an earlier closing than the food-primary space is entitled to now, new hours to be 'til 12am Su-Th and 1am Fri/Sat.

#17 osmich

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:51 PM

Interesting...so it has nothing to do with Jellyfish. I wonder what Mermaid Wharf residents think of this new development.



Which residents, the one's outside or inside?

#18 osmich

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:51 PM

I heard today from someone on the inside of The Bedford that the Jelly Fish boys had a falling out with the management of The Bedford and that they may not be renewing the lease or whatever they had there.

Anyone hear anything?

#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

I heard today from someone on the inside of The Bedford that the Jelly Fish boys had a falling out with the management of The Bedford and that they may not be renewing the lease or whatever they had there.

Anyone hear anything?


I understand there is some difficulties there. Meanwhile, the Jelly just got a $15,000 fine and a forced closure, but they had a bit of a choice on when they closed.

#20 richardsandwich

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:20 PM

that's a pretty big fine for a liquor(?) violation.

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