Spider Man's New Luxe Clubhouse
Photos: Courtesy Infusion
Infusion Lounge, one of San Francisco's new nightlife babies of 2009, opened on Union Square a few weeks ago with all the fanfare of a hot, new A-Gay club in NYC. How chic can one nightclub be? Let's count:
1) the 6500 square feet of subterranean club includes upscale signature cocktails (the "Fountain of Youth", they say, is "better than Botox"), an Asian-fusion tapas bar, and a healthy amount of glass and steel.
2) riding the transcultural tide of global design, San Fran-based C-Two Group (who also have a few boutique hotels in the area), hired Hong Kong-based Kinney Chan to give Infusion it's distinct atmosphere, a webby spread of golds and reds.
3) Chan's finishing touches include some pretty cool hi-tech toys: a huge holographic "Shanghai Princess" eyeing guests from behind the bar, a large sculptural dragon in the dancefloor, and LED columns to light your way.
Only time will tell if this kind of nightlife can succeed in San Francisco, but the reviews are pointing to a positive future so far! Of course, a few shirtless go-go boys in Spider-Man outfits doing gymnastic things wouldn't hurt. And it would match the décor.