Originally back in 1994 this was two separate bars and then it came under the control of Mo and was renamed Voodoo. In it’s next reincarnation it was taken over by Iko and Rodger who transformed it from two small bars into one large bar with many of the features we still see today. This along with Neros was the first bar to try the oblong shaped center dance stage with rounded corners and then pack the stage out with girls. This was originally a design symbolic with Thailand bars but Neros and Insomnia took it to a new level as instead of doing rotation with two girls off and two girls on they packed the girls on stage and the result was a chaotic party atmosphere with girls and guys just enjoying life to the max.
Insomnia is a long skinny bar that’s primary space is taken up by the stage as a result they only have two levels of seating. The first level is the chairs right by the stage. This is for the guys who like to be close to the action and play with the girls. The second level is the lounge chairs that line the back walls and provide an area where the guys can relax with the girl of their choice or just simply enjoy a quiet drink or three while watching the girls frolic on the stage. To be honest in my opinion the couches could use a little refurbishing and yet most customers hardly seem to notice this and seem perfectly comfy sitting on these.
As I said in the intro there are lots of little things that show the amount of forethought and planning that went into the development of this bar. For example there is the little swing that the girls use on the stage there is the large center pole which both customers and girls slide down, there is extensive use of black lighting which highlights the fluorescent green in the bars logo, the wet bar is set back from the main area yet is highly visible and easy to reach. The speakers are placed discreetly so the music is not deafening unless cranked up to extremes by the DJ which depending on the crowd sometimes happens, the music library is extensive and they place a heavy emphasis on rock and roll especially when the mad dogs are in town. Insomnia is an interesting design because they have lots of curves which is a lot more pleasing on the eye than square blunt shapes. This bar was also the first bar to utilize wall lighting which gives it a rather unique ambience. The bar also uses a lot of aqua marine blue lighting which is particularly noticeable underneath the counter tops in between each of the couches that line the back walls. This lighting is also used underneath the counter top on the wet bar.
There are many little things which combine to make this bar stand out from others. For example they now have an excellent music system with perfect