The first thing you will notice is that it's a dump. It's not wretchedly decrepit or in need of the housing authority to condemn the space, but when you walk in, you say to yourself, "Oh! What a dump!" Though I can see how people--especially if you lived through the late '70s and early '80s--would really like the place. It has the feel of an underground 1970s lounge where guys would boogie in Bass Weegens and comment on each other's mustaches and crotches. The tiles on the floor are probably from that era in fact. Now don't get me wrong, I know for a fact that this place has gone through renovation, but dag, change the floor tiling!
On the floor below, there is a cage and a small stage with a mirror backdrop, which you can see from the floor above because the first subfloor is actually like a mezzanine to the second subfloor. The stage reminds me of a hustler "cafe/bar" that I went to in Bangkok once where all these DISGARSTING, old white sex tourists in search of "boys" where fulfilling their orientalist fantasies.
On the weekdays, the strippers do their thing on the stage and cage. It's sad. In retrospect, I am glad that the mirror background wasn't there when I was stripping there, because I might have gone homicidal. But yes, the strippers are friendly (durrr!) because THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE if they want more or better tips! In my day, I worked the room so well that I was one of the best tipped drag queens of all. The last time I was there, a stripper was so hard up on my jock, he followed me around the bar.
Relatively speaking, the drinks at The Web are cheap. Top shelf drinks don't exceed $10, but ghettorrifically, many are served in plastic cups. PLASTIC CUPS!!! I mean, are we at a church picnic or something?! But they don't make anything special. The Web won't be considered in Time Out New York or New York magazine's best of editions for their mixology.
So who and why would anyone go here? Well the answers lies in the clientele: gaysians and the men who like gaysians. Anyone else there is for a sociology project.