Karma Lounge

The bathroom at karma lounge is interesting.  Firstly, I hate that you have to walk right past the person on stage and try not to look them in the face to get there.  If you do accidentally make eye contact with the person you always do that little hurried walk and apologetic shrug even though we should all be understanding cause when you gotta go, you gotta go!  The worst part is you have to part the silver beaded curtain which makes a decent amount of noise during the person’s set.  No, I take that back.  The worst part is if there’s someone in the restroom you can’t really go back out because you’d have to part the beaded curtain AGAIN so you stay back there and wait.  I guess the good thing is you can sometimes kind of see if someone is already waiting but usually they kinda hide back there because it’s right by the stage and people don’t really want to be looked at when they are waiting in line to urinate, doing that lil dance move or sway.  Once you get in there it is pretty cool.  It recently got some wack ass paintings that are reminiscent of Pinterest memes.  Full of glitter that say things like “Smile, Sparkle & Shine.”  Whatever, it doesn’t hurt my feelings.  The bathroom is clean.  I would sit down I guess but I don’t think I ever have.  The best part of it though is they offer free tampons which is a service that I truly believe all restrooms should be required to provide.  This should be the only option and Karma lounge is paving the way for feminists everywhere.  The bad part of this is that I am a feminist but I am of course also very greedy so I often take more than my share of the tampons which may result in a woman in need at a later time.  I vow to change or whatever.  TBH I know I’m not the only woman who does this so I feel like the playing field is pretty even at this point.  I think they provide other stuff too like pads or something but they don’t let 14 year olds in the bar so I am not sure why they have those.  One of the handles on the sink doesn’t work and there is a cutout styrofoam cup over it with a little note on it asking you not to touch it, which it seems like is the best they can do at this point.  You’d think the owner, Igor, who I have heard tale of but never seen, would get it fixed by now.  I like the bathroom here.  Lighting a little too bright, though.  Also it is crucial to turn the light off before you open the door or everyone will see you exit the restroom which is totes embarrassing because as a society we have the book “everyone poops” but it seems like it should be called “no one has read this” or at least “no one takes it seriously” because there is still a lot of stigma associated with restrooms.  You have to exit with the dumb silver beads again too and it’s probably Brendan Cooney or someone cool on stage so you rush to get out there and watch but it is going to make noise again and maybe Brendan will say something about you which is cool, he’s cool like that.  The bar staff is really cool specifically Alice and Albert who are my two favorite employees there.  5 poop emojis cause the tampon thing.


 5/5 Smiley Poops

5/5 Smiley Poops