Seattle >Bars & Clubs > Mercury
1009 E Union St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.612764 -122.318929
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
The mercury on new years – I drove all the way to the Mercury from Moses Lake on new years. My friends were all there but they would not let me in because I was wearing jeans! What a bunch of bull crap. None of the people even looked Goth just a bunch of riff raff! The Mercury will never get ANY of my hundred dollar bills! Screw you Merc!
Avoid Saturday, Strong Drinks, Generous Bartenders. – I can't get over the superficial reviews that are being posted about The Merc. Who doesn't remember the "goth kids" in high-shool who were not popular and were always lumped in with the "nerds"? I've always been able to spot plenty of 'eye-candy" both male and female. The drinks are strong and cheap and people are friendly, as long as you take the time to talk to them. The music is always better and the crowd more diverse on Friday's. Saturday's are good, as long as you go early. There is a female DJ there, that plays some good stuff, but tends to play more female driven dance on Saturdays. I would have to agree that the music is always better and more consistent with goth/industrial on Fridays.
get your ugly on – Seattle has a very small goth/industrial scene so don't expect a lot at The Mercury.I was shocked the first time I walked in.You will be greeted by the most rude and unfriendly female door nazi.Her constant scowl is enough to scare anyone away.Don't tip her.The employees claim they are all volunteers(I was told this place is non profit,???) but they all get paid.Along with the smoke, there is snobbiness in the air. But once you take a look at the actual people, you wonder why because they are mostly overweight, dungeon and dragon, computer software, introverts. The people don't bother to dress up. The girls wear ponytails, cargo pants, and hardly any makeup. The guys are mostly old and bald.If you're gonna be unfriendly, at least take a shower and have some glam to go along with your attitude. The weekend djs should take a DJ 101 class and learn how to spin.They don't seem to care what they play and the music is all over the place. Weekends aren't Goth but they are dark and have more of a dance club, industrial vibe/scene.I've been in the scene for many years and have never come across a place as pathetic as this.The bartenders are awesome because they make cheap, strong drinks that you will definitley be needing to last a night in this place.
Worst Goth Culb Ever! – This is the worst so-called goth club ever! The only music played is industial, and what sometimes even sounds like techno! If you are looking for eye candy this is definitely not the place for you either. The entire whole in the ground a.k.a. the Mercury, is filled with nothing but a bunch of hairy, overwieght men with no sense of fashion what so ever, and the same applies to the females that frequent this sad excuse for a "nightclub. "
Don't waste your money, good make-up, or time.
Goth Club? – I had frequented this location for a couple years now and recently made a split from it and began to frequent Noc Noc on Saturday nights. This "goth" club claims to be members only, although in the name of the mighty dollar they'll let anyone in, no matter how they are dressed. Gothlings out there, I have a question: when was the last time you went to a club in jeans and a wool sweater?
Though the staff provides great service, this club had it's glory days back when the Catwalk was cool. The music quality has gone down hill, I decided I had made my last visit when the DJ had the audacity to play The Beastie Boys. Oh, and the no smoking law...let me just say they found a loop-hole, so if you are a non-smoking gothling, be prepared.
the Mercury is one of my favs – It's not much for fetishy stuff, and you won't find white face here. This is for folks who are confortable with their darker sides. It's plagued by things that most any club is, but it's small uniqueness keeps me coming back. I like how the dance floor is never too crowded to get out there, and it feels like everyone has a place there. It's a safe dance place for the black clad.
This subterranean hideout is a popular weekend spot for the black-clad set. – The Scene
Since there's no sign (or any other indication, besides muted industrial bass drum hits) getting in is an adventure--the entrance is located in an alley under a parking garage, and the club usually requires membership or accompaniment by a member. The large space includes plenty of seating, a pool table and a reasonably big dance floor, though it can get quite crowded late on Saturday nights.
Gawkers: stay away. Between its membership policy and its dress code, the Mercury is serious about providing a safe, congenial atmosphere for Seattle's darker nightlife. Weeknights draw a small but steady crowd of regulars; things heat up on the weekends, with the latest goth, industrial, and powernoise in heavy rotation--chances of hearing the Sisters of Mercy or Bauhaus are low. The DJ is open to requests, and the drinks are strong enough to require heavy lifting.
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