photo: Courtesy of Nick Flandro
This heavily Polish neighborhood is not just for old ladies wearing babushkas. The area's beautiful people gather at Cafe Lura for European-style dancing and nightlife. The dark club, medieval-like with its brick (and faux brick) walls, plaster columns and carved wood sculptures, is divided into four sections.
The first thing you see as you enter the room is a long bar toward the back of a narrow room. To the right is another room, decked out with overstuffed sofas and upholstered chairs for maximum lounging. To the left of the bar area is where the dancing happens. Cafe Lura's entertainment consists of a variety of Polish DJs, rock bands and jazz artists, but Sundays find karaoke singers performing American and Polish favorites. Proceed through the dance floor area to another lounge-like room.
Cafe Lura offers a full menu of Polish food, and the beer selection is heavy on Polish and Czech varieties. Cover charges vary depending on the entertainment, generally in the range of $5-$10. The dress code here is Euro-casual, so feel free to wear the jeans, but be prepared for heavily-hair-gelled guys and high-heeled girls. Unless you want to test the acoustics of this cavernous room, don't show up too early: The scene doesn't really get started until after 9 p.m.
Centerstage Reviewer: Aimee Hall