There's something inherently manly and awesome about chilling in the basement, at least until B.E.T. put Big Tigger on 106 & Park and ruined Rap City. Proving Viacom was dead wrong and reviving the basement, The Music Room.
Now open beneath Pizzeria Vesuvius, Room's a surreptitious lair of nightly live music, low-cost/late night Mexican bites, and boozing, getting the party going with a spanking-new corner stage and bi-monthly ping pong tournaments, which they say they'll promote "just by talking sh*t", and apparently also by sharing that information with certain awesome email newsletters. After the doors open Wed thru Sat at 6pm, the til-3am kitchen plates chips-sided dips (red salsa, green tomatillo, guac, queso), smoked ribs, pork enchiladas, tacos, and fish or veggie meals w/ rice, beans, plantains & salad, while boozewise it's red & white vinos, four taps, and 10+ bottles like Grolsch, Pacifico, Terrapin, and Schlitz, which is what they're talking to promote the ping pon...ohhhh, Schlitz. Every other Friday's "Jazz night", and they've got local acts scheduled like neo-soulsters Night Moves Gold, folk guru Muleskinner MacQueen, tropical/techno tunes from Distal (tonight!), retro funkster Cadillac Jones on Sat, and The Husseins performing next Friday, about which people previously said, "that'll be the Uday"!
Before you know it, the sexy female wait staff'll be handing out samples of Vesuvius pizza in Little 5 Points to promote soon-to-come beer pong, and Wednesday night's specially priced $1.50 tacos & $1 PBR cans -- hopefully they won't go all B.E.T., and start calling it The Deal.