The Silverlake Lounge boasts infamous open mics Friday Evening, Sunday Afternoon, & now Thursday Late-Night, all with great hosts. I’m partial to the Thursday night hosts, they are my friends. All the hosts are great though. Silverlake has strong drinks, dance parties, and the ever-pourin' Mario Soto. I think the Silversun Pickups used to do the music open mics there. Anyway, the restroom game could be stronger. The women’s room, unlike the mens, has a lock on the door, a plus. Also, there is a full-length mirror just outside the restroom. The line can get exceptionally long as this is a single door, single restroom. Great for privacy. Which could be a reason the line can get long. Sometimes women vomit in there and it takes a WHILE if you’re waiting. In these scenarios, a blogger, or an average customer may have to use the men’s room. Typically if this happens you will need to have a friend nearby standing guard because, as previously mentioned, the men’s room has no lock on the door. Once you go to find a friend and come back, rest assured that the women’s room will still be occupied (50/50 chance on whether you’ll hear retching or snorting from outside the door), and rest assured that when you open that men’s room door, even if you were certain it was empty before, you will accidentally see a man peeing. Oops. It happens to all of us. Kindly wait for him to come out and then take your turn. You are likely to hear your friend outside the restroom trying to explain to a gentleman that there is a lady in there. Sometimes the gentlemen do not appreciate a woman using “their” restroom, and sometimes they are kind about it. After you wash your hands, exit, and mutter your “sorry” to the man waiting as women are conditioned to do, you’ll notice that the women’s room is still occupied. If you do get the chance to use the ladies room, possibly the next time you need the facilities (let’s face it you’ve had four or five beers at this point and [insert-horrible-open-micers-name-here] just went up), you may be pleasantly surprised. You see, one thing that this blogger truly desires in a restroom is a red overhead light, to make you completely question the color of the lipstick or shirt you put on previous to heading into the mic. The smell can, at times, be not so great, but Mario is pretty good about keeping the restroom clean and stocked with toilet paper, soap and paper towels. Once or twice the toilet has clogged, and that’s a bummer, but he gets to fixing it pretty quick. The water in the sink is low-flow, and I’m always afraid that the toilet won’t flush. But it does. Overall it’s a decent open mic restroom. I’ve sat down on the seat here, but only when I couldn’t stand up anymore, ya know?