by Will M. on
I have to give this place 5 stars because of how good a job they did when they renovated it. The way they kept a lot of the original architecture intact is what sets the mood for this new club. The marble walls and floors, red carpet stairs, tall ceilings and over all layout all seem to tie into each other. There is plenty of room for dancing and enough seating for people to sit and visit. The Funktion1 sound system delivers very good sound and their lighting rig is pretty cool. The long hallway at the entrance gives a nice atmosphere for people to sit and just visit outside of the main room. The place is not over decorated either... very simple and very chic. The bartenders were friendly and we were served pretty quickly although sometimes it can be a wait but thats like any other place. The bouncers were professional but also threw us a smile when we acknowledged them... made us feel safe but at the same time we knew that they werent going to give anyone a hard time unless they were looking for trouble. Overall we had a real good time and will be back again. A lot of thought and effort went into making this place what it is and its nice that you can get a piece of Downtown LA's History and then at the same time go dance with your friends and visit while sipping on some goose.
by Candi Tina on
Goodie Mob tore the roof off last night! I enjoyed myself to the Max!!! Club décor is pretty nice and the upstairs is pretty spacious, sound system is good crowd was so/so, security was helpful and friendly! Overall I enjoyed myself and would go back.
by Carolin Knighton on
Things in life that should not be overly complicated: Buying an apple Scratching one's ass Bowling At the 300 Long Pretentious Name Bowling Alleys at Chelsea Piers the fun of the bowling experience--the simplicity--if you will, has been taken outside shot in the head and dumped in the Hudson. What is left behind is a neon lit, club stereo mess completely with servants in faux tuxedos who bring well to do producers from Law and Order fresh balls and martinis. By comparision, think about the bowling alleys you grew up frequenting. They were sparse, perhaps they had a self service bar, or some bored waitress wearing jeans and a tee shirt. The lanes were well-lit and the balls were not-so-neatly placed against a nearby wall. You found what you needed, then you bowled. At 300 Ways to Piss on a Good Time upon entering you're greeting as if at a hotel by one of the "captains" who will make you wait until she's greeted all the people behind you before ... doing nothing. See, she then sends you across the floor to another station, where they will inquire if you've been properly greeted. And if you haven't, well Sysyphous just get your ass back to the front because at Chelsea Piers progress is secondary. Once at station two you are then fitted (that's right) for you ball, given shoes and then, only then are you led to your lane. Obviously, if you've made it this far you still need an escort. The lanes are so dark you can't see the arrow hash marks that most bowlers use to line up their shot. So, it takes a while to get your bearings in the dark. The lane floor was neither properly waxed, nor wide enough for a comfortable roll. It also didn't help that our own personal tuxedoed house servants kept coming around every few minutes asking us if we needed one of their severely overpriced beverages. Fuck 300. I can think of 300 better ways to remove my own pinky toes.