The Loft doesn't bang as hard as east-side hotspots like Club Casino or have the hipster cachet of the underground nights like Lucas School House's Café Soul. Yet it manages to strike a middle ground between the two. A pioneer in the now-popping midtown club scene, the Loft Jazz Club is a misnomer in that it doesn't feature jazz and isn't a loft. What it does offer is a crowd that looks like it came straight off the pages of Vibe, VIP booths that encircle a tastefully decorated and expansive open room and an always-crowded dance floor. Most important, of course, is the music, which runs the gamut from R&B to neo-soul to hip-hop, often provided by the DJs from WHHL Hot 104.1 FM.