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2700 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX | Directions 7990231.777167 -106.503057
Neighborhoods: Kern Place
It might not be for everyone... but it's definitely for me! – The obvious allure that keeps the "same old crowd" coming back for more is the premium martinis/shots. The bar staff is very knowledgeable and the bar itself has one of the best top-shelves in town, and definitely THE best top shelf in the "Cinci" District. A fine selection of scotch from bleh-blended to smokey single malts, bourbons few shelves in El Paso stock, and a huge selection of flavored and infused vodkas are the main attraction. A lot of attention is paid to detail all the way down to premium garnishes such as edible orchids, fresh muddled berries, and out-of-the-ordinary juices like white-cran... which is sometimes mistaken for "slow" bar service. Beer sometimes isn't as cold as it should be on a Friday, especially domestics which are iced in-box and usually not to temp during peak hours; not surprising, who drinks that p**s anyway? Imports are good, but a very safe selection is offered at best.
The DJs are top notch (I frankly think Esteban Carrasco and Dave Is For the Children are far more in-the-know and in-the-now when it comes to music than most other locals), and are also part of the draw for there being so many "regulars."
The main bar queues up 4-deep on weekends and getting a drink is easiest by occupying a table and waiting for a waitress, or hanging out on the patio on Fridays, where the bars are just as full-service as the inside.
All-in-all I say 02 is a hip place to beat the downtown crowds and the downtown service which is worse by leaps and bounds.
Same people different week – I visited the 02 lounge just one Friday ago after oh...about 5 years, and needless to say I was surprised to see only the same crowd as 5 years ago but only with a few more wrinkles...
The place is extremely crowded with this old crowd and it smells really bad inside.
Restroom accessibilty? Only found in between a crowded narrow hallway, and when you finally get in there, it looks like a mercado restroon in Juarez. Very dirty.
The drinks are way below normal standard and the sound system is worse.
Overall, this place stinks and any good word about it is a bunch of hot air.
User review by 2pink – Unlike anyother bar O2 has made it mark on Cincinatti St. one of the best bars with the greatest staff, this city has not retired like it seems. Newer generation coming through and great people. If you don't like being with the in crowd and around lots of college students don't bother on a friday night.
Bar room – The more and more you go more and more you dont want to go. Each time you visit the same people are always there, more kids are getting in there.The vibes of this place seems to get worse as the night goes on.The drinks are horrible and the beer is most of the time is room temp., too crowded both inside and out make it impossible to buy a drink.
stay away – fail to see what the appeal is to this place. each time we visit, some aspect of this place seems to get worse. completely stopped going there. the bartenders are horrible, drinks are not that great, too crowded both inside and out. the layout of the place resembles that of a sardine can. place overall just stinks.
OH2 – It's all right. Nice looking ladies frequent the place, but you'll see the same people there every Friday so it seems. No drink specials, and beer not always cold.
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