Tia Lou's

★★★☆☆
  • 2218 1st Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

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  • 206-733-8226

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I was here Friday night (Nov. 12th). I like the fact that the cover for guys were so cheap; I was in Seattle visiting. I didn't have any problems with the bouncer, and the drinks were good but the music could have been better. I mean who

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★★★★★

I was here Friday night (Nov. 12th). I like the fact that the cover for guys were so cheap; I was in Seattle visiting. I didn't have any problems with the bouncer, and the drinks were good but the music could have been better. I mean who

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Something changed about Tia Lou's!!! i've been going out every friday night to Tia lou's and it's been always packed!!!! I loved the DJ and the music they play!!! the Vibe in that place was amazing too!!!!! they've been having happy hour and i was really pleased with their drinks!!! highly recommended and hope you experience the same thing i had at Tia Lou's!!!!!

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★★★★★

Something changed about Tia Lou's!!! i've been going out every friday night to Tia lou's and it's been always packed!!!! I loved the DJ and the music they play!!! the Vibe in that place was amazing too!!!!! they've been having happy hour and i was really pleased with their drinks!!! highly recommended and hope you experience the same thing i had at Tia Lou's!!!!!

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I have to say, I obviously don't feel happy, but definitely vindicated, in seeing that the past few reviews have mainly focused on the disgusting individuals they have working the door/security at this place.

I've gone to Tia Lou's on and off for many years; as usual, there seems to be no mid-point in Seattle between too-cool-for-school-hipster and out-and-out-trashfest. it would be nice if they place didn't leave me feeling the need for a 5-hour long shower, but whatever, it is A place in Seattle to dress up, dance it up, and have fun.

Being employed as the person who stands at the door there to take customers' measly $5, however, is NOT what's up. I hate bouncers and doormen who try to pull rank and get on a power trip with you, but at least if a bouncer pulled that trip at an actually DECENT and high-end club, it would make sense. I don't know who the h### these guys think they are or where they think they're working, but you work at Tia Lou's buddy, you don't get to treat people at the door like you're god's gift to the world.

I attempted to go to Tia Lou's on Halloween, with another girlfriend and her guy friend. He would have let us girls in, but told us that our friend was not "dressed in a costume". This, despite the fact that some meathead jock had just walked through the door wearing jeans and a white T-shirt! When I called the doorman on that s@#$, he said "That guy went in with a cowgirl. He's dressed as a cowboy." Cowboy my a@#. No matter how I tried to talk him into letting things slide, he came up with one BS excuse after another as to why our friend couldn't get in.

I have worked at bars and clubs. I know that there was no "rule", there is never a "rule", and that bouncer could have totally let us in, but felt like bullying our guy-friend. And the next time I pass Tia Lou's and see him, I'll bully his 350 pound a@@ right back to Tricities or whatever hicktown he crawled in from.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to say, I obviously don't feel happy, but definitely vindicated, in seeing that the past few reviews have mainly focused on the disgusting individuals they have working the door/security at this place.

I've gone to Tia Lou's on and off for many years; as usual, there seems to be no mid-point in Seattle between too-cool-for-school-hipster and out-and-out-trashfest. it would be nice if they place didn't leave me feeling the need for a 5-hour long shower, but whatever, it is A place in Seattle to dress up, dance it up, and have fun.

Being employed as the person who stands at the door there to take customers' measly $5, however, is NOT what's up. I hate bouncers and doormen who try to pull rank and get on a power trip with you, but at least if a bouncer pulled that trip at an actually DECENT and high-end club, it would make sense. I don't know who the h### these guys think they are or where they think they're working, but you work at Tia Lou's buddy, you don't get to treat people at the door like you're god's gift to the world.

I attempted to go to Tia Lou's on Halloween, with another girlfriend and her guy friend. He would have let us girls in, but told us that our friend was not "dressed in a costume". This, despite the fact that some meathead jock had just walked through the door wearing jeans and a white T-shirt! When I called the doorman on that s@#$, he said "That guy went in with a cowgirl. He's dressed as a cowboy." Cowboy my a@#. No matter how I tried to talk him into letting things slide, he came up with one BS excuse after another as to why our friend couldn't get in.

I have worked at bars and clubs. I know that there was no "rule", there is never a "rule", and that bouncer could have totally let us in, but felt like bullying our guy-friend. And the next time I pass Tia Lou's and see him, I'll bully his 350 pound a@@ right back to Tricities or whatever hicktown he crawled in from.

Pros: A place to dance despite trashy atmosphere

Cons: Standing at a door is not a job to act like a d@#$ over

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GO here if your looking to have a HORRIBLE time and get a black eye! The music is some what decent- The bouncers......that's a whole other story! The bouncers gets kicks from beating up of inoccent poeple(in this case, girls), yes, thats right, BEATING girls up! BOUNCERS! The guys who are suppose to stop fights are starting them at this place! We were there a few days ago and that was our last time there, after getting pulled by my hair and my friends getting shoved around you come to realize this place hire's idiots! If you here for a review, change your plans now, get as far as possible from this horrible hole in the wall! The owner of this place should be ashamed to run it with those stupid bouncers- who cant get real jobs so they get hired at this place to push people around, talk about power trips! (doesn't even deserve 1 star)

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★☆☆☆☆

GO here if your looking to have a HORRIBLE time and get a black eye! The music is some what decent- The bouncers......that's a whole other story! The bouncers gets kicks from beating up of inoccent poeple(in this case, girls), yes, thats right, BEATING girls up! BOUNCERS! The guys who are suppose to stop fights are starting them at this place! We were there a few days ago and that was our last time there, after getting pulled by my hair and my friends getting shoved around you come to realize this place hire's idiots! If you here for a review, change your plans now, get as far as possible from this horrible hole in the wall! The owner of this place should be ashamed to run it with those stupid bouncers- who cant get real jobs so they get hired at this place to push people around, talk about power trips! (doesn't even deserve 1 star)

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Why this place is not busier for dinner I have no idea. The decor is really fun and festive. The margaritas are particularly good ?? not the standard mixer type. The food is exceptional. Now later in the evening the outdoor roof top gets busy and it is great on these hot summer nights.

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★★★★☆

Why this place is not busier for dinner I have no idea. The decor is really fun and festive. The margaritas are particularly good ?? not the standard mixer type. The food is exceptional. Now later in the evening the outdoor roof top gets busy and it is great on these hot summer nights.

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Unlike the other reviewers, I've been here several times for the food and it is fantastic. I can't vouch for the authenticity of the recipes, but every dish is well seasoned and served hot. It's the typical tex-mex kind of menu, but very well done.

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★★★★☆

Unlike the other reviewers, I've been here several times for the food and it is fantastic. I can't vouch for the authenticity of the recipes, but every dish is well seasoned and served hot. It's the typical tex-mex kind of menu, but very well done.

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I've never been during the day for food, but this place must completely transform to become the club that it is at night. Be ready for a very dark main room, with loud techno dance music. It was pretty crowded when I was there, but could be hit or miss depending on the time of year and such. Drink prices were decent, but cover was a bit steep.

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★★☆☆☆

I've never been during the day for food, but this place must completely transform to become the club that it is at night. Be ready for a very dark main room, with loud techno dance music. It was pretty crowded when I was there, but could be hit or miss depending on the time of year and such. Drink prices were decent, but cover was a bit steep.

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I've been to bad places but Tia Lou tops them all. The music is horrible. The bouncers ( power trips) earning peanuts have guts to kick people out for no good reasons.The place hardly deserve one star. I was there 2 weeks ago and damn first and last time. If you here for a review, change your plans know. To add to that the club aint all that. Am business minded...and men i feel sorry for the owner while the stupid bouncers/watchmen drive the club to the grave. And WHATS UP WITH BLINDING CUSTOMERS FACES WITH NEON FLASH LIGHTS...ohhhh I forgot its the f***** watchmen. get real jobs losers

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to bad places but Tia Lou tops them all. The music is horrible. The bouncers ( power trips) earning peanuts have guts to kick people out for no good reasons.The place hardly deserve one star. I was there 2 weeks ago and damn first and last time. If you here for a review, change your plans know. To add to that the club aint all that. Am business minded...and men i feel sorry for the owner while the stupid bouncers/watchmen drive the club to the grave. And WHATS UP WITH BLINDING CUSTOMERS FACES WITH NEON FLASH LIGHTS...ohhhh I forgot its the f***** watchmen. get real jobs losers

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I've never been to tia lous for the food but the drinks are great. It's an awesome place for dancing and it doesn't get too crowded as there are two floors and an outside patio.

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★★★★☆

I've never been to tia lous for the food but the drinks are great. It's an awesome place for dancing and it doesn't get too crowded as there are two floors and an outside patio.

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I made special arrangements for a good friends birthday party and it was a special night out. Tia Lou's is an awesome place for dancing!!! Not so crowded and many platforms to dance on. No cover charge before 10pm. They have okay music mixed to be dancable to. Also fog machines and fans to cool you down. And Bubbles blowing from the ceiling. An entire outside smoking area with a bar!! I will for sure be back for some dancing!!!

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★★★★★

I made special arrangements for a good friends birthday party and it was a special night out. Tia Lou's is an awesome place for dancing!!! Not so crowded and many platforms to dance on. No cover charge before 10pm. They have okay music mixed to be dancable to. Also fog machines and fans to cool you down. And Bubbles blowing from the ceiling. An entire outside smoking area with a bar!! I will for sure be back for some dancing!!!

Pros: Not so crowded and an outside smoking area with a bar

Cons: drunk people wanting to dance with you

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Each time I have visited Seattle, I make a point to stop into Tia Lou's for great food, and a welcome back attitude. The bartenders are pleasant, efficient, and generous. The staff here work long hard days and put up with a bunch of cr*p from none other than the nay-sayers who make a point to bad mouth them on this website. So sorry, cry-babies, that your drunken over-the-top evening was ruined by the bouncers whose job is to promote safety and keep things under control. So GET OFF THE STAIRS, move out of the way when asked the first time! Use a little common sense and understand that people are doing their jobs not out to make you miserable. ITS NOT ABOUT YOU...it's about the well-being of not only the patrons but the safety and accountability of the staff. The only problems I have ever encountered in Tia Lou's are the rude, young, drunks who welcome themselves into your personal space and into your evening. Hint, gentlemen, if a woman doesn't look your way and smile, you're not welcome. Believe it or not, people still go out these days to spend time with friends, not hook up with the first hard body, self-involved idiot who thinks he has a chance. Go to Tia Lou's with friends and if the crowd seems strange and obnoxious as it can at times, stick together, ignore the drunks and follow staff directions, it will be a better night for all. Most of all, respect the staff and they will respect you...here or anywhere. Remember, they are providing you with a SERVICE, NOT there TO SERVE you! Overall...take the time for dinner and drinks at Tia Lou's. Enjoy the deck in warm weather and enjoy good service and good food all year 'round...cheers!

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★★★★★

Each time I have visited Seattle, I make a point to stop into Tia Lou's for great food, and a welcome back attitude. The bartenders are pleasant, efficient, and generous. The staff here work long hard days and put up with a bunch of cr*p from none other than the nay-sayers who make a point to bad mouth them on this website. So sorry, cry-babies, that your drunken over-the-top evening was ruined by the bouncers whose job is to promote safety and keep things under control. So GET OFF THE STAIRS, move out of the way when asked the first time! Use a little common sense and understand that people are doing their jobs not out to make you miserable. ITS NOT ABOUT YOU...it's about the well-being of not only the patrons but the safety and accountability of the staff. The only problems I have ever encountered in Tia Lou's are the rude, young, drunks who welcome themselves into your personal space and into your evening. Hint, gentlemen, if a woman doesn't look your way and smile, you're not welcome. Believe it or not, people still go out these days to spend time with friends, not hook up with the first hard body, self-involved idiot who thinks he has a chance. Go to Tia Lou's with friends and if the crowd seems strange and obnoxious as it can at times, stick together, ignore the drunks and follow staff directions, it will be a better night for all. Most of all, respect the staff and they will respect you...here or anywhere. Remember, they are providing you with a SERVICE, NOT there TO SERVE you! Overall...take the time for dinner and drinks at Tia Lou's. Enjoy the deck in warm weather and enjoy good service and good food all year 'round...cheers!

Pros: great staff, friendly staff, good food

Cons: crowd can be a bit young and over the top

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I recently flew into Seattle this last week and was glad to see not everything in Seattle has been a loss. Yet this nightclub was an extreme disappointment . I started in clubs and owned a few in the years past (DaVinci's etc.) but this has an all time low. I'm actually embarrassed to think that Belltown has adopted this type of un-classed atmosphere and pseudo dance club erotique'. Every restaurateur/nightclub owner should have the general basics on club enjoyment, mis-managed staff, security, and high school'esque patrons are not a part of it. From Seattle to Vegas to New York, have I ever been that embarrassed as in my home town. Shame on Tia Lou's for lowering the standards Belltown had to offer. At least Axis had sub decent staff, security, and it's patrons weren't the myspace wanna be's looking like South Tacoma white trash. And what's up with the fake photographers? Please....devote a little something more than the daddy rich kids with a camera for Xmas......

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently flew into Seattle this last week and was glad to see not everything in Seattle has been a loss. Yet this nightclub was an extreme disappointment . I started in clubs and owned a few in the years past (DaVinci's etc.) but this has an all time low. I'm actually embarrassed to think that Belltown has adopted this type of un-classed atmosphere and pseudo dance club erotique'. Every restaurateur/nightclub owner should have the general basics on club enjoyment, mis-managed staff, security, and high school'esque patrons are not a part of it. From Seattle to Vegas to New York, have I ever been that embarrassed as in my home town. Shame on Tia Lou's for lowering the standards Belltown had to offer. At least Axis had sub decent staff, security, and it's patrons weren't the myspace wanna be's looking like South Tacoma white trash. And what's up with the fake photographers? Please....devote a little something more than the daddy rich kids with a camera for Xmas......

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On Saturday night I was at Tia Lou?s night club in Seattle, it was a horrible place. I was there for a bachelorette party for one of my great friends. I was helping plan and get everyone safely to and from the bar so I was not drinking. When 12:30 came around two of us were ready to leave, I was trying to find the third friend and the bar was so packed you could not see anything. I went up the stair just to see if I could see her. The bouncer there yelled at me for being on the stairs. I went to the bottom of the stairs and reached over to tap my friend when I did that I got pushed by that bouncer, and he began to yelling at me get away from the stairs. He then got into get in my face put his chest against me pushing me into the crowd. I of course tried to stand up to him and told him to get out of my face and as soon as I didn?t think he kicked my out the bar. I am not saying I was completely right about being near the stairs I realize there is fire issue, but the way I was handled was so extreme. I just feel like there is nothing I can do about this cause it is a bar and most of the time people are drinking and these things happen. So I feel by telling as many people as I can about this maybe it can be resolved by shutting down such a terrible club.

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★☆☆☆☆

On Saturday night I was at Tia Lou?s night club in Seattle, it was a horrible place. I was there for a bachelorette party for one of my great friends. I was helping plan and get everyone safely to and from the bar so I was not drinking. When 12:30 came around two of us were ready to leave, I was trying to find the third friend and the bar was so packed you could not see anything. I went up the stair just to see if I could see her. The bouncer there yelled at me for being on the stairs. I went to the bottom of the stairs and reached over to tap my friend when I did that I got pushed by that bouncer, and he began to yelling at me get away from the stairs. He then got into get in my face put his chest against me pushing me into the crowd. I of course tried to stand up to him and told him to get out of my face and as soon as I didn?t think he kicked my out the bar. I am not saying I was completely right about being near the stairs I realize there is fire issue, but the way I was handled was so extreme. I just feel like there is nothing I can do about this cause it is a bar and most of the time people are drinking and these things happen. So I feel by telling as many people as I can about this maybe it can be resolved by shutting down such a terrible club.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Everything

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DO: Hang out at Tia Lou's from whenever they open to 10pm - on a nice warm night, up on the deck.
DON'T: Stay there after 10pm, get out of there as fast as you can.

Target Market: Young greaseball guys from all over Seattle Metro. There were so many guys there that had two hoops, necklaces, shirts wide open, greasy hair - it was a joke and to all you girls who actually are quality, stay away after 10 pm.

My Story? Well, I went out on the dance floor with my wife and her two friends and I couldn't believe how many guys swarmed onto all 3 of them. I had a russian drunk dude grinding on my wife and I had two african guys grinding on the other two girls. It was as if these three girls (all married by the way) were going to turn around and respond positively to some international drunk guy helping himself to an uninvited american girl grind.?. And I get it that this happens but when the girls communicated they weren't into it, no guy stepped away and then that's when I had to sort scoop each of them closer to me, one at a time.

All we wanted to do was get a few songs in and we didn't even get one in before I had to escort all of the girls off the dancefloor meanwhile keeping my head on a swivel for the drunk russian guy who thought he could follow me off the dancefloor and sucker-punch me in the back of the head (IF I had taken my eyes off him). I literally walked away only watching him as he left one person between us as we moved through the crowd. I'm not a fighter and I'm not big but it would have gotten ugly.

You know who was the saving grace in all of this? The bouncers, and yeah that is a shocker, but they actually deserve some serious props because 10 minutes later when eastern block guy came upstairs and was bothering the girls again, I found a security guy and told him I didn't want to start any trouble but this guy was a problem. He immediately grabbed 4 guys and kicked that a-hole right out of the club & we thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks guys.

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★★☆☆☆

DO: Hang out at Tia Lou's from whenever they open to 10pm - on a nice warm night, up on the deck.
DON'T: Stay there after 10pm, get out of there as fast as you can.

Target Market: Young greaseball guys from all over Seattle Metro. There were so many guys there that had two hoops, necklaces, shirts wide open, greasy hair - it was a joke and to all you girls who actually are quality, stay away after 10 pm.

My Story? Well, I went out on the dance floor with my wife and her two friends and I couldn't believe how many guys swarmed onto all 3 of them. I had a russian drunk dude grinding on my wife and I had two african guys grinding on the other two girls. It was as if these three girls (all married by the way) were going to turn around and respond positively to some international drunk guy helping himself to an uninvited american girl grind.?. And I get it that this happens but when the girls communicated they weren't into it, no guy stepped away and then that's when I had to sort scoop each of them closer to me, one at a time.

All we wanted to do was get a few songs in and we didn't even get one in before I had to escort all of the girls off the dancefloor meanwhile keeping my head on a swivel for the drunk russian guy who thought he could follow me off the dancefloor and sucker-punch me in the back of the head (IF I had taken my eyes off him). I literally walked away only watching him as he left one person between us as we moved through the crowd. I'm not a fighter and I'm not big but it would have gotten ugly.

You know who was the saving grace in all of this? The bouncers, and yeah that is a shocker, but they actually deserve some serious props because 10 minutes later when eastern block guy came upstairs and was bothering the girls again, I found a security guy and told him I didn't want to start any trouble but this guy was a problem. He immediately grabbed 4 guys and kicked that a-hole right out of the club & we thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks guys.

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A big thank you to everyone who has written reviews here. I am planning a Bachelorette Party for 25 girls in a couple weeks and had told everyone we were going to Tia Lou's. I actually stumbled upon the review's by accident, but I will NOT be taking this party to this club because of the reviews you all have taken the time to write. It sounds like NIGHTMARE.

Thanks for saving me the trouble and the $$.

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★☆☆☆☆

A big thank you to everyone who has written reviews here. I am planning a Bachelorette Party for 25 girls in a couple weeks and had told everyone we were going to Tia Lou's. I actually stumbled upon the review's by accident, but I will NOT be taking this party to this club because of the reviews you all have taken the time to write. It sounds like NIGHTMARE.

Thanks for saving me the trouble and the $$.

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My girlfriend and I got slipped date r ape dr ugs at this club. Once I have proof (I already know it happened, now I'm out to prove it)... I'll definitely press charges. Watch the bartender make your drink, no matter where you go. These dru gs can K I L L a person. Our drinks were *never* out of our direct control except when the bartender was making it. One of the last things I remember was the very odd look in his eyes. We didn't get r aped because our third friend (who didn't drink the same drinks) took care of us. A guy did try to take my friend... it's a detail she vaguely remembers, and believes he was a bartender. I believe she was the target, but impossible to get just her since I bought us two of the same drink. It certainly won't be the last time this guy tries this, so if you care for your safety, stay FAR AWAY from Tia Lou's. I always liked it up until last night. I'll never go there again. Heck, after that, I'll probably never go clubbing again. Sorry for the spacey words; Citysearch wouldn't let me submit certain words, but I thought it critical other ladies knew about this.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I got slipped date r ape dr ugs at this club. Once I have proof (I already know it happened, now I'm out to prove it)... I'll definitely press charges. Watch the bartender make your drink, no matter where you go. These dru gs can K I L L a person. Our drinks were *never* out of our direct control except when the bartender was making it. One of the last things I remember was the very odd look in his eyes. We didn't get r aped because our third friend (who didn't drink the same drinks) took care of us. A guy did try to take my friend... it's a detail she vaguely remembers, and believes he was a bartender. I believe she was the target, but impossible to get just her since I bought us two of the same drink. It certainly won't be the last time this guy tries this, so if you care for your safety, stay FAR AWAY from Tia Lou's. I always liked it up until last night. I'll never go there again. Heck, after that, I'll probably never go clubbing again. Sorry for the spacey words; Citysearch wouldn't let me submit certain words, but I thought it critical other ladies knew about this.

Pros: Happening scene, nice place to dance, good music

Cons: Bartenders might slip you roofies

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I got punched in the face by a tia lou's patron last week!! and for no reason at all. This club is super trashy and too many would be Thugs come here with a bad vibe. And the security did nothing but watch and encourage this incident.

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★☆☆☆☆

I got punched in the face by a tia lou's patron last week!! and for no reason at all. This club is super trashy and too many would be Thugs come here with a bad vibe. And the security did nothing but watch and encourage this incident.

Pros: none

Cons: ugly people, rude staff, thugs that listen to rap music all day, too expensive

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The night I spent at Tia Lou's was the worst I have ever had. The bouncers were so rude and on power trips!!! The place was overcrowded and the drinks were expensive. Upon entering the club I was flashed in the face with one bouncers flashlight and asked if I was doing all right obviously to see how sober I was. Then about an hour later a friend went to use the restroom and immediatly returned with anouther flashlight escorting him. We all at that time were rudely told we had to go. We all got to be escorted out to the sidewalk by this powertripping a-hole. Though I take it as a thank you for getting me out of that hole. If you want to have a good time go anywhere else but here!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

The night I spent at Tia Lou's was the worst I have ever had. The bouncers were so rude and on power trips!!! The place was overcrowded and the drinks were expensive. Upon entering the club I was flashed in the face with one bouncers flashlight and asked if I was doing all right obviously to see how sober I was. Then about an hour later a friend went to use the restroom and immediatly returned with anouther flashlight escorting him. We all at that time were rudely told we had to go. We all got to be escorted out to the sidewalk by this powertripping a-hole. Though I take it as a thank you for getting me out of that hole. If you want to have a good time go anywhere else but here!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: there are none

Cons: The whole place

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You are hoping to have a fun night out on the town. Everyone wants to go dancing. One of your friends recommends Tiu Lou's in Belltown. You are skeptical, which is how you landed here. You've read the reviews. You are beginning to doubt but "can it really be that bad? My friends like it...?". Fast forward to your night. You decide to ignore the many negative reviews and go anyway. You are at Tia Lou's and you hate it. The bouncers are pushing and yelling. The patrons are handsy clubbed out leg humpers. Every few minutes, drips of cold water land on your head. Considering the crowd, you wonder if it's a loogie. This place is craaap. Why didn't we go to a good bar -- like anywhere else. You think back to this review and think...I shoulda listened. This is all my fault.

Fear not. You are still reading this review. You're not actually there. Here is your chance to make the right decision and save everyone's night - beleive the reviews. Avoid this place. Play Xbox. Play Scrabble. Go anywhere else, but here.

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★☆☆☆☆

You are hoping to have a fun night out on the town. Everyone wants to go dancing. One of your friends recommends Tiu Lou's in Belltown. You are skeptical, which is how you landed here. You've read the reviews. You are beginning to doubt but "can it really be that bad? My friends like it...?". Fast forward to your night. You decide to ignore the many negative reviews and go anyway. You are at Tia Lou's and you hate it. The bouncers are pushing and yelling. The patrons are handsy clubbed out leg humpers. Every few minutes, drips of cold water land on your head. Considering the crowd, you wonder if it's a loogie. This place is craaap. Why didn't we go to a good bar -- like anywhere else. You think back to this review and think...I shoulda listened. This is all my fault.

Fear not. You are still reading this review. You're not actually there. Here is your chance to make the right decision and save everyone's night - beleive the reviews. Avoid this place. Play Xbox. Play Scrabble. Go anywhere else, but here.

Pros: When you realize you came to wrong place, so many good places are near by.

Cons: The people. The bouncers. The water dripping on your head. The ego.

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My friend and I UNFORTUNATELY went to this place on a Saturday night without reading any of the reviews and now we wish we did. ALL OF THE REVIEWS HERE WHO TALK ABOUT THE SH**TY STAFF ARE TRUE. It was 20 minutes to 2 am when they stopped the music and people started to leave. I was waiting for my friend to finish his drink (which he got a minute ago btw), then this pi**sy bouncer approached us and told us to leave. When I told him that we would leave right after my friend finishes his drink (not to mention more than half of the people were still inside), he told us in a very rude manner that we should leave right away. The second time I told him the same thing and also told him that we have 15 more minutes, he started shouting at me. Then a few more a**hole bouncers came too and they all started to physically push us and kicked us out of the club. WE WERE TOSSED BECAUSE OF NO REASON. WE DID NOT DO ANYTHING AND WE DID NOT EVENT RESIST TO THOSE MISERABLE BAST**DS. I also ended up having a minor neck injury. The problem is these f**king bouncers think they have every right to do in that place including physical assault (probably because they are all sh**ty heads and get no respect elsewhere). DO NOT GO TO THAT PLACE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY SECURITY. If you are unfortunate like us, there's a link to the mayor of Seattle in one of the reviews here (which is written by a LADY who had a similar incident). Please DO WRITE A COMPLAINT.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I UNFORTUNATELY went to this place on a Saturday night without reading any of the reviews and now we wish we did. ALL OF THE REVIEWS HERE WHO TALK ABOUT THE SH**TY STAFF ARE TRUE. It was 20 minutes to 2 am when they stopped the music and people started to leave. I was waiting for my friend to finish his drink (which he got a minute ago btw), then this pi**sy bouncer approached us and told us to leave. When I told him that we would leave right after my friend finishes his drink (not to mention more than half of the people were still inside), he told us in a very rude manner that we should leave right away. The second time I told him the same thing and also told him that we have 15 more minutes, he started shouting at me. Then a few more a**hole bouncers came too and they all started to physically push us and kicked us out of the club. WE WERE TOSSED BECAUSE OF NO REASON. WE DID NOT DO ANYTHING AND WE DID NOT EVENT RESIST TO THOSE MISERABLE BAST**DS. I also ended up having a minor neck injury. The problem is these f**king bouncers think they have every right to do in that place including physical assault (probably because they are all sh**ty heads and get no respect elsewhere). DO NOT GO TO THAT PLACE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY SECURITY. If you are unfortunate like us, there's a link to the mayor of Seattle in one of the reviews here (which is written by a LADY who had a similar incident). Please DO WRITE A COMPLAINT.

Pros: What pros?

Cons: Horrible staff, Pyhsical assault by the bouncers

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We went there with a large group 30-40, and the service was very good. The drinks were priced right and plenty strong, we also got there early and had some great appetizers. The deck upstairs is an excellent place to cool off. Really good dance floor with TONS of hot women.

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★★★★★

We went there with a large group 30-40, and the service was very good. The drinks were priced right and plenty strong, we also got there early and had some great appetizers. The deck upstairs is an excellent place to cool off. Really good dance floor with TONS of hot women.

Pros: all of the above

Cons: none

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My friends and I went out for a bachelorette party a couple of weekends ago. My friend was standing at the top of the stairs waiting for the bachelorette to finish using the bathroom when a bouncer grabbed my friends arm and told her very rudely to move. My friend stated that she was waiting for the bachelorette because she was very intoxicated and wanted to make sure that she made it down the stairs safe. The bouncer started pushing my friend very aggressively down the stairs. As my friend was reaching her arm out to grab the bachelorette, the bouncer said that he did not care if the bachelorette made it down the stairs safely. Even though my friend was not in anyones way, the bouncer said that she needed to move and pushed her down the stairs. My friend fell down the stairs and bruised her knee. I tried to talk to the bouncer, and asked him why he pushed my friend down the stairs. He said that it was none of my business and then pushed me down the stairs. When we got back up from the bottom of the stairs, two guys had seen what happened and tried to stand up for us. The bouncers threw them out in a very aggressive manner as well. I do not understand why my friend and I were thrown down the stairs just for trying to make sure our bachelorette friend made it down the stairs safely. Tia Lou's is the place to go if you want to be thrown down a flight of stairs for laughs.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I went out for a bachelorette party a couple of weekends ago. My friend was standing at the top of the stairs waiting for the bachelorette to finish using the bathroom when a bouncer grabbed my friends arm and told her very rudely to move. My friend stated that she was waiting for the bachelorette because she was very intoxicated and wanted to make sure that she made it down the stairs safe. The bouncer started pushing my friend very aggressively down the stairs. As my friend was reaching her arm out to grab the bachelorette, the bouncer said that he did not care if the bachelorette made it down the stairs safely. Even though my friend was not in anyones way, the bouncer said that she needed to move and pushed her down the stairs. My friend fell down the stairs and bruised her knee. I tried to talk to the bouncer, and asked him why he pushed my friend down the stairs. He said that it was none of my business and then pushed me down the stairs. When we got back up from the bottom of the stairs, two guys had seen what happened and tried to stand up for us. The bouncers threw them out in a very aggressive manner as well. I do not understand why my friend and I were thrown down the stairs just for trying to make sure our bachelorette friend made it down the stairs safely. Tia Lou's is the place to go if you want to be thrown down a flight of stairs for laughs.

Pros: Getting thrown down a flight of stairs

Cons: Getting thrown down a flight of stairs

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This is the worst night club I have ever been to. Aside from the fact that the club was CLEARLY over capacity, jam packed to the hilt and is obviously a fire hazard, their staff is F@#!*! up. I went to Tia Lou's to celebrate Halloween with my friends and one of the security staff arbitrarily walked up to me and told me to move in an extremely rude manner. I was not in anyone's way and I was just standing there, not doing anything, with one of my friends. I told him he obviously needed to learn to use his manners and he grabbed me and assaulted me along with a couple more who joined in; And I am a woman. What kind of establishment hires P*$$Y guys on a powertrip who need to walk up to women they would never be able to date, and manhandle them for no reason to feel tough.

There are alot of negative reviews for Tia Lou's that involve alot of assault and petty b.s. from the security staff and the bartenders. I WAS ADVISED BY THE POLICE TO WRITE THE MAYOR OF SEATTLE REGARDING MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS VERY SHEISTY AND UNSAFE NIGHT CLUB AND SO SHOULD YOU. ALSO WRITE TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND REPORT THEM WHEN THEY ARE OVER CAPACITY; THAT IS A FIRE HAZARD AND IS A VIOLATION OF FIRE CODE. IF THEY RIP YOU OFF, THEN REPORT THEM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

To file complaints, here are the addresses to the Mayor, Fire Dept & Attorney General offices:

Link to the mayor's office: www.seattle.gov/mayor/ (Then click on the Contact Us tab)
Link to the fire department: www.seattle.gov/fire/contact/ (Then click on the Contact Us tab)
Link to Attorney General www.atg.wa.gov/ (Then click on File A Complaint)

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst night club I have ever been to. Aside from the fact that the club was CLEARLY over capacity, jam packed to the hilt and is obviously a fire hazard, their staff is F@#!*! up. I went to Tia Lou's to celebrate Halloween with my friends and one of the security staff arbitrarily walked up to me and told me to move in an extremely rude manner. I was not in anyone's way and I was just standing there, not doing anything, with one of my friends. I told him he obviously needed to learn to use his manners and he grabbed me and assaulted me along with a couple more who joined in; And I am a woman. What kind of establishment hires P*$$Y guys on a powertrip who need to walk up to women they would never be able to date, and manhandle them for no reason to feel tough.

There are alot of negative reviews for Tia Lou's that involve alot of assault and petty b.s. from the security staff and the bartenders. I WAS ADVISED BY THE POLICE TO WRITE THE MAYOR OF SEATTLE REGARDING MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS VERY SHEISTY AND UNSAFE NIGHT CLUB AND SO SHOULD YOU. ALSO WRITE TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND REPORT THEM WHEN THEY ARE OVER CAPACITY; THAT IS A FIRE HAZARD AND IS A VIOLATION OF FIRE CODE. IF THEY RIP YOU OFF, THEN REPORT THEM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

To file complaints, here are the addresses to the Mayor, Fire Dept & Attorney General offices:

Link to the mayor's office: www.seattle.gov/mayor/ (Then click on the Contact Us tab)
Link to the fire department: www.seattle.gov/fire/contact/ (Then click on the Contact Us tab)
Link to Attorney General www.atg.wa.gov/ (Then click on File A Complaint)

Pros: what Pros?

Cons: Security Staff, Bartender, Over Crowded to the point beyond capacity

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TWO WEEKENDS IN A ROW I went here on Friday night. And TWO WEEKENDS IN A ROW my bartender brought me an inordinately high bar tab that I LATER FOUND OUT WAS ARBITRARILY INFLATED BY THE BARTENDERS!

The first Friday, I asked for an itemized bill, they said they didn't have one and showed me the scrap of paper he tallied drinks on. A minute later, he came back to me with a bill that was $15 LESS than the original saying he made a mistake. Shady?

The second Friday, I closed out my tab and again I had no idea how it could be that much. I asked for an itemized tab--he refused. When I again asked to see how he got the total, in a more direct and aggressive manner, he went and got a bouncer...who went and got a second bouncer because he was about half my size.

The place is a joke. If you want to dance, go to Trinity or LSC. If you want girls, go to ANY of the other countless bars/restaurants that line 1st ave. If you'd like some skeevy mexicans and pvssy bouncers to attempt to take you for your money, well then I guess you should go to Tia Lou's.

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★☆☆☆☆

TWO WEEKENDS IN A ROW I went here on Friday night. And TWO WEEKENDS IN A ROW my bartender brought me an inordinately high bar tab that I LATER FOUND OUT WAS ARBITRARILY INFLATED BY THE BARTENDERS!

The first Friday, I asked for an itemized bill, they said they didn't have one and showed me the scrap of paper he tallied drinks on. A minute later, he came back to me with a bill that was $15 LESS than the original saying he made a mistake. Shady?

The second Friday, I closed out my tab and again I had no idea how it could be that much. I asked for an itemized tab--he refused. When I again asked to see how he got the total, in a more direct and aggressive manner, he went and got a bouncer...who went and got a second bouncer because he was about half my size.

The place is a joke. If you want to dance, go to Trinity or LSC. If you want girls, go to ANY of the other countless bars/restaurants that line 1st ave. If you'd like some skeevy mexicans and pvssy bouncers to attempt to take you for your money, well then I guess you should go to Tia Lou's.

Pros: Skip

Cons: Staff

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I don't what everyone else is talking about on this forum. Tia Lou's is the place to be on Friday and Saturday night. Huge crowds, tons of hot girls, and I have never had a problem with the staff. In fact, the bouncers started recognizing me after going there for a few weeks in a row and would even helped me cut the line. The only complaint I heard was that the door guys wouldn't accept expired ID's and were enforcing the dress code. So I guess, you should make sure your ID isn't expired and NOT show up with a hat, sports jersey, or tall-T. Great drinks, lots of bars, great DJ and a deck that is the highlight of the club. Definitely worth checking out. !!

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★★★★★

I don't what everyone else is talking about on this forum. Tia Lou's is the place to be on Friday and Saturday night. Huge crowds, tons of hot girls, and I have never had a problem with the staff. In fact, the bouncers started recognizing me after going there for a few weeks in a row and would even helped me cut the line. The only complaint I heard was that the door guys wouldn't accept expired ID's and were enforcing the dress code. So I guess, you should make sure your ID isn't expired and NOT show up with a hat, sports jersey, or tall-T. Great drinks, lots of bars, great DJ and a deck that is the highlight of the club. Definitely worth checking out. !!

Pros: Hot chicks, big dance floor, awesome deck

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I agree with the person below that this is the worst bar in belltown and I'll add worst bar in Seattle. The guys out front are on a serious power trip.....I've never ran into such an unfriendly staff. Save your night and hang out somewhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with the person below that this is the worst bar in belltown and I'll add worst bar in Seattle. The guys out front are on a serious power trip.....I've never ran into such an unfriendly staff. Save your night and hang out somewhere else!

Pros: I could be here all day trying to think of one....

Cons: staff w/ flash lights, management, etc

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I have never been treated as unfairly as I was at Tia Lou's. I've been there a few times but will NEVER go back. The bouncer stole $20 from me after he said he would get my group of friends past the line for it. They pour weak drinks. Terrible music selection. Terrible management. Honestly, avoid this place at all costs. There are wayyy better options within walking distance.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have never been treated as unfairly as I was at Tia Lou's. I've been there a few times but will NEVER go back. The bouncer stole $20 from me after he said he would get my group of friends past the line for it. They pour weak drinks. Terrible music selection. Terrible management. Honestly, avoid this place at all costs. There are wayyy better options within walking distance.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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I've never said this of any place but I'm dead serious. This place is terrible and I'm never going back. The ENTIRE bouncing staff is on a power trip. You couldn't stand anywhere with out getting pushed and harrassed and not by some drunkin itiots, no, these people actually work here. My friend had her birthday party there, about 40 to 50 people. The topic of conversation between all of us was how horrible this place was.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've never said this of any place but I'm dead serious. This place is terrible and I'm never going back. The ENTIRE bouncing staff is on a power trip. You couldn't stand anywhere with out getting pushed and harrassed and not by some drunkin itiots, no, these people actually work here. My friend had her birthday party there, about 40 to 50 people. The topic of conversation between all of us was how horrible this place was.

Pros: Nice Patio

Cons: Horrible Staff

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Best place to go if you want to be treated with complete disdain by security staff that need to exert their power to feed their egos. They are constantly shining their flashlights in your face and telling you what you can and can?t do in their snide little way. We had a group of 20 out for dinner and stayed for drinks after and first we were told not to sit on the boxes in the dance floor even though it was still the dinner crowd and no one was on the dance floor. Later one of the security guards screamed at me to move my stuff off one of the dance boxes as though he?d told me 10 times before but it wasn?t even my stuff. It belonged to the girls who were dancing on the boxes. We?d been standing in the same area for about two hours when a different security guy came by and told us to move away from the stairs. We were nowhere near the opening of the stairs. We were about two feet on the OTHER side of the railing beside the stairs, well away from the front of it. For us to get in someone?s way, they?d have to fall over the railing and out two feet and land on us. The icing on the cake though was when a couple was trying to come down the stairs and it was so packed they couldn?t move. The security kept telling them to keep it moving but they were stuck by the crowd so security grabbed the guy and dragged him outside and started kicking him. The guy looked like a clean-cut professional guy and he wasn?t drunk or out of line, just stuck?smells like an assault charge should be in order. The staff is so obnoxious it?s impossible to have a good time so we headed over to Del Ray instead?much better.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Best place to go if you want to be treated with complete disdain by security staff that need to exert their power to feed their egos. They are constantly shining their flashlights in your face and telling you what you can and can?t do in their snide little way. We had a group of 20 out for dinner and stayed for drinks after and first we were told not to sit on the boxes in the dance floor even though it was still the dinner crowd and no one was on the dance floor. Later one of the security guards screamed at me to move my stuff off one of the dance boxes as though he?d told me 10 times before but it wasn?t even my stuff. It belonged to the girls who were dancing on the boxes. We?d been standing in the same area for about two hours when a different security guy came by and told us to move away from the stairs. We were nowhere near the opening of the stairs. We were about two feet on the OTHER side of the railing beside the stairs, well away from the front of it. For us to get in someone?s way, they?d have to fall over the railing and out two feet and land on us. The icing on the cake though was when a couple was trying to come down the stairs and it was so packed they couldn?t move. The security kept telling them to keep it moving but they were stuck by the crowd so security grabbed the guy and dragged him outside and started kicking him. The guy looked like a clean-cut professional guy and he wasn?t drunk or out of line, just stuck?smells like an assault charge should be in order. The staff is so obnoxious it?s impossible to have a good time so we headed over to Del Ray instead?much better.

Pros: Wracking my brain to think of one...

Cons: Security is so obnoxious you can't have a good time if you tried

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I really like Tia Lou's. That is, I really like the Tia Lou's happy hour. Great drinks and appetizers, fantastic chips and salsa, and of course the awesome upstairs deck which is so great in the summer. This happy hour isn't the best deal in town, but the quality is there. On the other hand, if you're clubbing Belltown on the weekend it's a completely different experience: cover charge gets you up-tempo club music, crowded dance floor, crowded everywhere else, did I mention crowded? Crowded even by Belltown standards. Definitely a good time if that's what you're looking for.

2
★★★★☆

I really like Tia Lou's. That is, I really like the Tia Lou's happy hour. Great drinks and appetizers, fantastic chips and salsa, and of course the awesome upstairs deck which is so great in the summer. This happy hour isn't the best deal in town, but the quality is there. On the other hand, if you're clubbing Belltown on the weekend it's a completely different experience: cover charge gets you up-tempo club music, crowded dance floor, crowded everywhere else, did I mention crowded? Crowded even by Belltown standards. Definitely a good time if that's what you're looking for.

Pros: Great happy hour, excellent group spot

Cons: Crowded club scene even by Belltown standards

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Club's can be fun when there are lots of people, but this place was overly packed which really soured the evening out. Pushing your way through to get a drink or dance is not my idea of having fun.

1
★★★☆☆

Club's can be fun when there are lots of people, but this place was overly packed which really soured the evening out. Pushing your way through to get a drink or dance is not my idea of having fun.

Pros: music

Cons: too crowded

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I was in shock and disbelief when two of my friends were injured at the club by other patrons, and the bouncers kicked them out as well as our entire party of 26 people. If you are wanting to feel safe and secure and taken care of while whooping it up, this is not the place for you. Two women in our party that were designated drivers, (one was even pregnant) were physically pushed out on the street by the bouncers. So, bottomline is, is if you fall in the club and get trampled.....OH WELL...or if you were assulted....OH WELL......or if you were stabbed...well you get the picture. You and your whole party will just end up on your butts in the street bleeding. Sounds fun huh?

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was in shock and disbelief when two of my friends were injured at the club by other patrons, and the bouncers kicked them out as well as our entire party of 26 people. If you are wanting to feel safe and secure and taken care of while whooping it up, this is not the place for you. Two women in our party that were designated drivers, (one was even pregnant) were physically pushed out on the street by the bouncers. So, bottomline is, is if you fall in the club and get trampled.....OH WELL...or if you were assulted....OH WELL......or if you were stabbed...well you get the picture. You and your whole party will just end up on your butts in the street bleeding. Sounds fun huh?

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I've been to Tia Lou's twice and will never go back. The security staff screams at people to keep the aisle clear but pays no attention things getting out of hand on the dancefloor. I was out on the dancefloor for a total of 30 minutes and had at least two drinks spilled on me and saw several beer bottles dropped and broken on the floor. Plus people were being pushed off the platform and getting hurt. The bouncers couldn't have cared less. I was given three different names of the "owner" and no one would listen to me about the safety concerns. I would never recommend Tia Lou's to anyone I know.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Tia Lou's twice and will never go back. The security staff screams at people to keep the aisle clear but pays no attention things getting out of hand on the dancefloor. I was out on the dancefloor for a total of 30 minutes and had at least two drinks spilled on me and saw several beer bottles dropped and broken on the floor. Plus people were being pushed off the platform and getting hurt. The bouncers couldn't have cared less. I was given three different names of the "owner" and no one would listen to me about the safety concerns. I would never recommend Tia Lou's to anyone I know.

Pros: The bartenders were relatively friendly and quick

Cons: The security staff is atrocious.

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We were recently there for a b-day celebration w/about 20 people when 2 other females deliberately pushed our birthday gal friends off a tall platform down on a dance floor w/broken glass everywhere (they got cuts, swollen ankles, etc.). Upon complaining to the bouncer (the 2 females were his friends) to do something about it, we were treated as liars, misled to believe they wanted to hear our story, grouped us together, then booted out for complaining. They didn't even check to see if people were ok or offer to call emergency assistance for our friend with cuts. This establishment is unresponsive, and allows their bouncers to make poor judgment calls without any repercussions - a TRUE LIABLITY IN THEIR STAFF. It might be a good place to eat, but you can't go there for a good time dancing and expect to feel safe from anyone who thinks they can bully you (including the staff). All you'll get is a bunch of knuckleheads with muscles, and a manager and owner who is too afraid to respond to these issues - big or small as they may be. And if they have a problem with my review, maybe they will finally call me back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were recently there for a b-day celebration w/about 20 people when 2 other females deliberately pushed our birthday gal friends off a tall platform down on a dance floor w/broken glass everywhere (they got cuts, swollen ankles, etc.). Upon complaining to the bouncer (the 2 females were his friends) to do something about it, we were treated as liars, misled to believe they wanted to hear our story, grouped us together, then booted out for complaining. They didn't even check to see if people were ok or offer to call emergency assistance for our friend with cuts. This establishment is unresponsive, and allows their bouncers to make poor judgment calls without any repercussions - a TRUE LIABLITY IN THEIR STAFF. It might be a good place to eat, but you can't go there for a good time dancing and expect to feel safe from anyone who thinks they can bully you (including the staff). All you'll get is a bunch of knuckleheads with muscles, and a manager and owner who is too afraid to respond to these issues - big or small as they may be. And if they have a problem with my review, maybe they will finally call me back.

Cons: Staff is a liability, disrespectful, unsresponsive to issues/problems

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To anyone with self respect: Yes, the drinks are good and some of the staff were very friendly, HOWEVER, do not come here to dance if you don't like to be rubbed up on and threatened by the staff and groped by the patrons! That's right especially watch out for that bald guy with the space between his teeth that works the upstairs deck. Unless, of course, you have no self respect and don't mind him rubbing up on you and then telling you that he works there so there is nothing you can do about it with a menacing grimace. YUCK! SLEAZY! SLIMY! Don't be surprised if you get grabbed and molested on the dance floor. You have been warned. Not recommended for self-respecting women.

0
★☆☆☆☆

To anyone with self respect: Yes, the drinks are good and some of the staff were very friendly, HOWEVER, do not come here to dance if you don't like to be rubbed up on and threatened by the staff and groped by the patrons! That's right especially watch out for that bald guy with the space between his teeth that works the upstairs deck. Unless, of course, you have no self respect and don't mind him rubbing up on you and then telling you that he works there so there is nothing you can do about it with a menacing grimace. YUCK! SLEAZY! SLIMY! Don't be surprised if you get grabbed and molested on the dance floor. You have been warned. Not recommended for self-respecting women.

Pros: Good Drinks

Cons: Molesting staff and patrons

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Tia Lou's Ultimate Margaritas are the best I have ever had. In a word: dynamite. Whether dining alone or with a group, the service was outstanding. Their tamales are tops.

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★★★★★

Tia Lou's Ultimate Margaritas are the best I have ever had. In a word: dynamite. Whether dining alone or with a group, the service was outstanding. Their tamales are tops.

Pros: delicious food, attentive servers, beautiful setting

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We went as a dinner party of 6. The service was ok (but then, it was 7 pm on a wed and pretty dead) and the food was nothing to write home about. And apparently they no longer serve sangria. An "authentic Mexican Restaurant" without sangria? Uhhh... Helloooo!!! I can imagine that this place would be good at nigh for the "club" aspect, but skip it for dinner.

1
★★☆☆☆

We went as a dinner party of 6. The service was ok (but then, it was 7 pm on a wed and pretty dead) and the food was nothing to write home about. And apparently they no longer serve sangria. An "authentic Mexican Restaurant" without sangria? Uhhh... Helloooo!!! I can imagine that this place would be good at nigh for the "club" aspect, but skip it for dinner.

Cons: food, drinks, parking

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As long as Shelby Leyson STOPS train recking! If you like annoying peopl and a bad DJ this is the place to be!

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★★☆☆☆

As long as Shelby Leyson STOPS train recking! If you like annoying peopl and a bad DJ this is the place to be!

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A sure sign that you're about to get some ho-hum mexican food is when you're greeted as 'amigo' on your first visit. They have faithfully repoduced the signiture blandness that Seattle mexican food is known for. Forget about having a conversation there. Inspite of the handful of patrons there it manages to sound as if Carnival where taking place. This is where you take your friend for a birthday shot before heading off for a proper meal.

1
★★☆☆☆

A sure sign that you're about to get some ho-hum mexican food is when you're greeted as 'amigo' on your first visit. They have faithfully repoduced the signiture blandness that Seattle mexican food is known for. Forget about having a conversation there. Inspite of the handful of patrons there it manages to sound as if Carnival where taking place. This is where you take your friend for a birthday shot before heading off for a proper meal.

Pros: value

Cons: loud, bland, smoky

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Being a regular visitor to Puerto Vallarta Mexico for the past 12 years Tia Lu's makes me feel like I'm right back in Mexico with its fiesta atmosphere. We met Pepe as a waiter in Carlos O'Brien's in Puerto Vallarta and were pleasantly surprised to find him in Seattle! The rooftop patio is great in the summer too not to mention the best margaritas in town!

2
★★★★★

Being a regular visitor to Puerto Vallarta Mexico for the past 12 years Tia Lu's makes me feel like I'm right back in Mexico with its fiesta atmosphere. We met Pepe as a waiter in Carlos O'Brien's in Puerto Vallarta and were pleasantly surprised to find him in Seattle! The rooftop patio is great in the summer too not to mention the best margaritas in town!

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The food here was awsome, probably some of the best authentic mexican food I've had. The drinks were very good and STRONG.(try the ultimate margarita) The best part was the staff. I had my girlfreinds 40th B-Day Party here, everyone there went way beyond what I expected. They kept the cake I brought with me in the cooler and even lit the candles and came out and sang "Happy Birthday" in Spanish. The only downside to the place is the parking. I will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

The food here was awsome, probably some of the best authentic mexican food I've had. The drinks were very good and STRONG.(try the ultimate margarita) The best part was the staff. I had my girlfreinds 40th B-Day Party here, everyone there went way beyond what I expected. They kept the cake I brought with me in the cooler and even lit the candles and came out and sang "Happy Birthday" in Spanish. The only downside to the place is the parking. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Not Crowded

Cons: Parking

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The food was mediocre, in line with Azteca. As far as this being good Mexican food, as a native of Mexico I can tell you that there is better in Seattle. Try Galerias in Capitol Hill for better food and much better service. Apart from getting bland food expect bad service from your server, we spent a good amount of time chasing her down. If you are on the patio beware that the staff is extremely forceful in asking you to move, excuse me is not in their vocabulary. Overall bad service and bland food. Why go?

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was mediocre, in line with Azteca. As far as this being good Mexican food, as a native of Mexico I can tell you that there is better in Seattle. Try Galerias in Capitol Hill for better food and much better service. Apart from getting bland food expect bad service from your server, we spent a good amount of time chasing her down. If you are on the patio beware that the staff is extremely forceful in asking you to move, excuse me is not in their vocabulary. Overall bad service and bland food. Why go?

Pros: good location, pretty people

Cons: rude service, bland food

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The food here can be classifies as gourmet mexican - and it's great. Everything from the chips with salsa and guacamole to the entrees to the margaritas was awesome and worth going back for. The atmosphere is really cool, with a nice fireplace and a bar upstairs.

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★★★★★

The food here can be classifies as gourmet mexican - and it's great. Everything from the chips with salsa and guacamole to the entrees to the margaritas was awesome and worth going back for. The atmosphere is really cool, with a nice fireplace and a bar upstairs.

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My friend and I went to Tia Lou's last Saturday night, and we loved it. There were a lot of young people, and the patio upstairs was great. Our only complaint was the music. There are so many places in Seattle that play techno, and it would have been a lot more fun to dance to hip hop instead. Aside from that however, the bartenders were good, the drinks were (very) strong, and there were lots of good looking people to watch.

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★★★★☆

My friend and I went to Tia Lou's last Saturday night, and we loved it. There were a lot of young people, and the patio upstairs was great. Our only complaint was the music. There are so many places in Seattle that play techno, and it would have been a lot more fun to dance to hip hop instead. Aside from that however, the bartenders were good, the drinks were (very) strong, and there were lots of good looking people to watch.

Pros: outdoor patio, busy

Cons: loud techno

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Saturday night, after a fabulous meal at Harvest Vine, my wife and I, and another couple, went to Tia Lous for drinks.

Upon arrival, the doorman said that although they dont allow shorts, we looked okay and could go in. Then a shady-looking man (the owner) told the bouncer to tell us to leave due to my friend and I wearing shorts. Friend asked owner to address inconsistency. Meanwhile, different doorman told me I could go in anyway.

Since the owner was quite rude and arrogant, we decided on principle not to go to Tia Lous.

Instead, we got drinks at the Pampas Room at El Gaucho. A place that knows that service wins repeat business.

We live in Belltown and will not go back to Tia Lous for dinner or otherwise. If you want the best Mexican food without a snobby attitude, go to El Nino up the street.

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★☆☆☆☆

Saturday night, after a fabulous meal at Harvest Vine, my wife and I, and another couple, went to Tia Lous for drinks.

Upon arrival, the doorman said that although they dont allow shorts, we looked okay and could go in. Then a shady-looking man (the owner) told the bouncer to tell us to leave due to my friend and I wearing shorts. Friend asked owner to address inconsistency. Meanwhile, different doorman told me I could go in anyway.

Since the owner was quite rude and arrogant, we decided on principle not to go to Tia Lous.

Instead, we got drinks at the Pampas Room at El Gaucho. A place that knows that service wins repeat business.

We live in Belltown and will not go back to Tia Lous for dinner or otherwise. If you want the best Mexican food without a snobby attitude, go to El Nino up the street.

Cons: crowded, snobby, bad service

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Excellent sauces are the reason to go to Tia Lou's. The Enchiladas Rojas are deep deep deep red and rich with new mexico chilis. Also they have a great deck, serviceable margaritas, and great chilis rellenos.

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★★★★★

Excellent sauces are the reason to go to Tia Lou's. The Enchiladas Rojas are deep deep deep red and rich with new mexico chilis. Also they have a great deck, serviceable margaritas, and great chilis rellenos.

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If you like beuatiful people this place is great. If you like a well dressed crowd and good drinks. Itf you want cheap drinks and dirty women goto the square. I am not a huge fan of house music but the environment was worth it. Bartenders were fast and made good drinks.

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★★★★★

If you like beuatiful people this place is great. If you like a well dressed crowd and good drinks. Itf you want cheap drinks and dirty women goto the square. I am not a huge fan of house music but the environment was worth it. Bartenders were fast and made good drinks.

Pros: good crowd, clean, large outdoor area

Cons: house music

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Best Mexican meal in Seattle, and I have tried them all. Next to Maria, my favorite in Puerto Vallarta, these are the best Chili Rellanos around. Now a dance club at night, in order to survive, try dining a lilttle earlier and enjoy.

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★★★★★

Best Mexican meal in Seattle, and I have tried them all. Next to Maria, my favorite in Puerto Vallarta, these are the best Chili Rellanos around. Now a dance club at night, in order to survive, try dining a lilttle earlier and enjoy.

Pros: Authentic Mexican foo, chili rellanos, chicken mole

Cons: dance club at night, closed Sunday - why?

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On most night's its really fun to come with the girls and dance the night away. It's always an interesting crowd and lots of eye candy. I also like coming here after work for the happy hour appetizers and margarita's.

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★★★★☆

On most night's its really fun to come with the girls and dance the night away. It's always an interesting crowd and lots of eye candy. I also like coming here after work for the happy hour appetizers and margarita's.

 

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