by Danielle J. on
Ugh. So, so bad. Honestly I'm shocked this place as high of an average rating as it does. My friend was having a bday, and said that she could get us all on the list here (I tried telling her we're girls, that wouldnt be a problem anywhere), but she insisted that some might have trouble, so wanted to go somewhere safe. After seeing the 2 photos of this venue, and having lived just 3 blocks away yet never venturing here, I was strongly hesitant, but its not my bday, so not my decision (one of the only 2 pics on rateclubs looks like an after work/super casual crowd, so i anticipated a lot of sweaters, jeans, etc). Get here, and first thing we do is coat check. Um, they charged, which I haven't had to pay for at any clubs/lounges for a long time now, and given how absolutely awful the crowd was, I already wasn't too pleased. We then head to the bar. One of my friends and I order 2 dirties, which were $17 (above basically anywhere in the meatpacking or village, as $15 is pretty consistently standard), the absolute LEAST dirty martini i've ever had. They have a card minimum so we put both my card and my friend gives me cash...then when i go to sign (after seeing how sh*@ty the drink was), I see thats there's a 20% auto grat. um WTF. this place is filled with middle aged balding B&Ters, literally prob the worst crowd i've seen out ANYWHERE in manhattan, and the already overpriced drinks have a 20% auto grat?? This isn't exactly a club, its pretty dive-y, so my friend asked the bartender WTF. He tried to then tell us that "everywhere" does that...um no buddy, i live in the WV, go out every single weekend, and other than Avenue (which also sucks and i havent been in almost a year), I haven't seen an auto grat in ages. And even THERE its only if you're using card (didn't seem to be the case here, given he told us re the minimum issue). We then tell the bday girl about this issue, and she says the other bar didnt do that...so we head to the other bar, maybe this was for a private event at that specific bar or something...no, this bartender tells us that 20% autograt is normal "everywhere in NY"...my friend proceeds to tell this bartender that she's lived in NYC for 11 years, and no, no where does that. He says everywhere "he goes" does. She says no where "we" go does...and yes, that includes cheesy clubs in the meatpacking. A few minutes later my friend made the mistake of putting her drink down on a table, which was immediately taken away by the busboy. She then goes to the bar to try to get another drink, saying how hers was snatched away - bartender says they're out of olive juice, so he can't make another dirty, instead makes her some disgusting olive juice-less martini. As we felt bad peacing out of our friends bday, we stayed there with the god awful crowds, and too sober to disregard the night's activities. Once the drinks were done and my friend was feeling sick, we got out of there. Stay away, unless you like middle aged/balding, tacky b&t crowds and beyond overpriced, NASTY drinks with absurd auto grat.
by laura y. on
I came here for my birthday and I had an awesome time. Love that you can smoke in the atrium without having to go outside in the cold. Great interior and good food. Especially the fries. The sangria was great but really pricey. Our group ended up spending alot. The dance floor upstairs was smaller then I expected but we still rocked it on the dance floor.
by Many Kaupu on
I went here last night and I forgot how much fun it is. Great bartenders, great ambiance, and pretty good music. The party didn't start until a little bit later in the night (but that might have been because I went on a Sunday night). The atmosphere, mirrors and low ceilings... (so be careful when your walking around)