by julia c. on
Oh The Box - you did not disappoint! Heard many great, intriguing stories about this place and HAD to experience it. My husband and I did not have reservations, nor did we have a bottle service, we kinda just showed up around midnight. There were a bunch of people crowding around the door, trying to get in, everyone had a different "story" of why they should be let in. I just told the doorman that we just wanted to try this place out and he was very nice and courteous to us and let us in. I don't know what happened to other people. Once we were in, we checked in our coats, the girl was SO NICE - she told us that we will have THE BEST TIME - and she was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! We made our way to the bar, got a couple of drinks - yes the drinks are pricey, but they were STRONG and a decent size. Interesting NYC crowd, but again, I did not find anyone pretentious or rude... The only thing i was slightly disappointed with was the Music and The Dj.... the music selection ranged from top 40s w/out any mixing skills.... sorry to say, it was terrible. Our friends showed up and one of them decided to get a bottle, we were sat right by the stage on the bench with a bottle of Belvedere. The hostess (one of the performers) Evelyn was just fabulous! she introduced herself to us and assured us that we will have the best time! The show started around 1: 30 am and my jaw just fell to the floor and I was not able to pick it up the entire night; As the night proceeded, the show got more out of control shocking. LOOOOOOOOVVVVED IT! Between the shows, we danced on the stage, mingled with people and had tons of fun. We stayed till 4:30am and loved every minute of it. Unforgettable experience at The Box!
by J K. on
if you enjoy the white supremacist kkk-style treatment, here's your nightclub for friday gay night. they use lame excuses like "private party" to block out all non-whites while the whites get through without even needing to mention a list or invitation. i'm surprised the bouncer is not dressed in a white hoodie and carrying a cross. not to mention inconsistent pricing depending on the bartender and how much he likes u, the same ol' go-go boys EVERY SINGLE weekend, and poorly low-placed speakers that make you go deaf, the poor mixing of drinks, and the long coat check line. @CeceP get over your racist attitudes
by Sherril Delosier on
What a great venue! It's a throw-back to another era--attended restrooms, bow-tied bartenders, great big tables in the seating area. Minus one star for our ditzy waitress (yes, it's service job... but, please, someone with half a brain would be nice); plus one star for booking some amazing acts--Sia, Bahamadia, Blackalicious... unbelievable! So, useful fact-o-ramas: the bar doesn't take cards, so be sure to pack the cash; there's a coat check; it's on the skirts of North Beach... so good luck with the parking situation; apparently, the seated tables are not a norm, so ladies, be sure to check ahead to find out if you can wear those killer heels; and, it's a small venue.