whdream, I love your attitude and I agree, one should be able to meet people anywhere. Let's face it though, it's hard to strike up a conversation at a mega club like Coco Bongo (for the record I love CB). I was just looking for some good suggestions/options. For the record, I recently visited Pat O'Brien's and it is much louder with a lot of echos due to the new design. 212eric V.P.