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“Almost awesome.”
Review of Hive Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

Hive Bar & Restaurant
Price range: $2 - $10
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We passed by several evenings (including weekends) and spent one evening here with friends. The drinks are fine, the atmosphere outside nice, the dance floor & music inside are very inviting. But...there weren't many people there...just a few small groups sitting at the low tables outside, there was never anybody dancing. There's also not much bar area inside, so it's not conducive to meeting others.

if you go with friends, it's fantastic, but if you're looking for a dancing scene or a meeting others scene, you may be disappointed. Icon Klub or Utopia are better for meeting folks to chat with.

Thank AaoNC S
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Confess, am not a bar hopper, and when we checked the place out in the afternoon, the menu- all western pub/bar food: pizza, tapas, hot sandwiches - wasn't appealing. But so many people had recommended seeing the free ethnic fashion show which features something like 90 outfits from almost half of Lao's 49 different ethnic minorities, we felt we shouldn't miss it. So, we ate Khmer food for dinner, then went to the Hive for the 7 pm fashion show (about one hour, Tue thru Sat)., Models are students, who are paid for a whole day (rather than the 2 hours they're needed) for their efforts , since that money supports their studies. The 6 female and 1 male model were darling, spirited and earnest (NOT a NY Fashion Week Scene) as they modelled outfits . The Hive says they collected these garments over a 1-2 year period in order to present the show. Especially if you've visited the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center, this really brings the ethnic traditions to life. The music for the show is western, kind of techno, because, they explained, Lao music just doesn't have a beat to strut to. The show takes place on a long stage in the outdoor back garden and on the outdoor dance floor, so fresh air and a long runway/ stage for photo ops.

The mojitos were delicious and strong.

The club was filling with 20-30 somethings as we left, so probably a happening scene later...Service was very good and attentive, good language skills on part of staff. Very welcoming and encouraged us to stay and come back.

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Thank beardiegal
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I went to The Hive for dinner and the experience blew all my expectations out of the water.

The entertainment is fantastic: the fashion show and dancing are really well done.
The food was absolutely delicious! Try the River Weed.
The staff is super friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is almost as if you stumbled on a secret garden of awesome.
Whether for breakfast, afternoon drinks or dinner, The Hive is one of those jewels you can't wait to share with friends and go back to on your next visit.

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Thank Camila M
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Really enjoyed the Ethnik fashion show and break dancers that followed . Every Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm - well worth checking out . Cool bar, good place for a few drinks .
The food was only average though would eat somewhere else before or after the shows .

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Thank 54Bulldogs
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stopping in for the fashion and hip hop show. Had a few drinks and listened to the ok music. The fashion show was traditional Laotian. The hip hop show was more breakdancing.

Thank jess d
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