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Apr 5, 2012 07:52 AM

seeking loud loud restaurant

I usually avoid loud restaurants, but as an experiment I would like to eat in the loudest room that exists in America's Finest City.

Where should I go?

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    1. motive, revenge against your better half?

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      1. re: cstr

        No. It's for a book I'm writing. I need the feeling of being smothered in a cacophony of human voices.

        I'll probably go alone, since I want to sit and experience the soundscape, not contribute to it myself.

        1. re: notjustastomach

          Interesting story relating to this concept. Steppenwolf's John Kay used to lay (lie?) between some apparently BIG speakers and listen to music.

          And then he wrote:

          I like to dream yes, yes right between my sound machine
          On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
          any place it goes is right
          Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

          1. Banker's Hill between 8-9 on a Friday or Saturday

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            1. re: honkman

              +1, and I would add Cucina Urbana during the same hours.

              1. re: foodiechick


                I think Banker's hill wins the loud contest by a couple db.

                1. re: Fake Name

                  Want to love the place but I think that maybe, for some reason, we are not seated in the "preferred tables" section at CU. Every time we dine there we are surrounded by tables of screaming, drunk, cackling "woo-hoo" girls. ;(

                    1. re: foodiechick


                      I've been mostly for lunch, and when I do go for dinner it's:

                      1. Early
                      2. Request via Open Table for a quiet corner table.
                      3. Sit in the atrium and wish it wasn't so loud.

                1. re: lmmsdca

                  I DON'T THINK IT GETS ANY LOUDER THAN- oh, sorry - at Wang's in North Park.

                    1. re: Lynnester

                      I've never even heard of Wang's. Is it related to Wang's in the Desert, in Palm Springs? Not the best food, but food isn't the point.

                      1. re: notjustastomach

                        Definitely not the best food. More commonly called: "P. F. Wang's" by most people I know.

                        Loudest restaurant I've ever been in is Buca de Beppo in the Gaslamp on a Friday night. Relatively small rooms with low ceilings and all hard surfaces seating about six large (10-20 people each) parties all striving to achieve chemical parity. Painfully awful with food to match. You'd have to put a gun to my head to get me to ever return.