Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Downstairs Mike Deeb
clientele here.There's a group of hardcore regulars, but it depends. The
bands get half off food, and they usually eat before people arrive. How the
band treats us is usually an identifier of their crowd. If everyone in the band
is a douchebag...
Care to name names?In all honesty, I ignore the music unless it's a band I'm
interested in, or if I wait on a band and they're really nice I might check
them out after I get off work.
Wasn't this a restaurant
before it was a club?Initially, they would have shows but only Middle Eastern
music - Belly dancing and stuff. At one point, one of the regulars or someone
who worked here pushed really hard for a rock band to come in. They let it
happen because, at the time, they weren't doing well. The rock portion gave the
Middle East the name it has now.
Any thoughts on vampires?I don't want to read "what Deeb thinks about vampires" in
your article. I think that's the last thing I ever want to read, or anyone else
wants to read. I refuse your question.
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