You approach the Night Club in a busy Manhattan area of New York. The year is 2032. A bright sign over a curved entranceway tells you that you are now looking at The Meeting Place. You pull the door open and hear the sound of music playing, people chatting, and glasses clattering behind the bar. A sign just inside the door informs you this is a non-smoking establishment and no patrons under the age of 16 are permitted on the premises without a legal guardian. Welcome to The Meeting Place Night Club.
The building is two storied, built of white brick and backs onto a concrete complex. The building is clean and obviously well kept. Benches sit along one wall with ashtrays beside it, to allow smokers to sit and finish their cigarettes before going inside. The upper floor windows are solid panels of glass. Wide alleyways run down the sides of the building. There is a single window near the rear down the right side of the building, an office.
The wide, curved entranceway offers shelter to passers by, leading to the bright red double doors. Lined with double glazed plexiglass cases set into the walls, patrons and staff alike can watch bright tropical fish or a small collection of snakes basking in soft illumination as they wait. A neon sign overhead declares this to be The Meeting Place.
TMP Interior (overview)
Walking through the double doors you notice a faint blue glow illuminating comfortable chairs and tables. Music from the hidden speaker system floats through the room. To your immediate left a large vending unit accepts hard currency and digital transfer, providing some snack foods and drinks. A long bar with stools runs almost the full length of the wall to your right and a stage lines the far end. An area off to immediate right of the entrance (before the bar itself) is set with a few computer consoles where people can sit and write notes for their friends, check business contacts, and look for items. An office door can be seen by the far end of the bar, probably the source for the sole window on the ground floor. Stairs can be seen through the window on an adjacent doorway but a sign stating "No Admittance" keeps people out.
Soft leather-look stools line the long bar for those barflies that stay where the drink flows. The counter itself has a dulled look in almost gunmetal gray. The front curves down away from the countertop and then under in a stylish S, providing shallow legroom before connecting with the floor.
Along the wall behind the bar a chrome preparation counter is divided into sections by the occasional full height refrigerator to supplement the smaller refrigeration units under the counter. The counter sections are each equipped with individual tills, soda/water stations and ice chests. The full-length refrigerators display a range of bottled drinks and premixes; the smaller units carry additional necessities -- bottles of juices, milk, chilled glasses and fruit. The refrigerators and tills remain locked when there is no live barkeep on duty. At the far end of the bar on the back wall, a doorway with a frosted window swings to permit staff access to the kitchen. At this end of the counter a coffee machine sits next to low shelves of mugs and bowls.
Above the preparation counter and refrigerators examples of rarer or more expensive liquors are visible in a long, locked cabinet.