by Lubs Y. on
I really would like to give them 5 stars because they did treat me and my party extremely well...but I can't justify it. The only reason we were all able to get in quickly without a hitch was because well, we paid for it! We had decided to reserve bottle service the night Kaskade was in town and thank goodness we did. Had we not splurged on that, we would've been stuck in the crazy long will-call line for over 2 hours! IMO, that is completely unacceptable for any venue to do to customers who have already pre-paid for their tickets online. People were pissed and I sure don't blame them! Overall, this event was so disorganized. For one, the venue and promoter should've made arrangements so that their bottle service guests did not have to deal with having to purchase tickets separately at $40-60 per person. Up until the night of, it was uncertain whether or not the remainder of our party would be able to secure tickets to even get in. The staff outside was extremely rude and condescending as well. There were only two lines: one for will-call and one for guestlist/bottle service. Bouncers were shouting at everyone to get into the right line and while I can understand their frustrations, there's no need to call me out and assume I am in the wrong line just because I was holding a will-call receipt. Inside, the venue was rather small and poorly ventilated. It got way too hot and stuffy as the VIP area filled up. Actually, it wasn't quite a VIP area at all since anyone could come up the stairs and linger around the tables. Hate to sound like a snob, but it would've been better if they had restricted entry into the upstairs area...but I can see why they can't due to one of the bars being located there. On the positive side, parking was easy peasy as there is a lot right next door. Table service was good too, our waitress checked up on us frequently and we were always well-stocked with ice, mixers, and water.
by Holden W. on
Upscale Manhattan clubs are like a beautiful woman some age well and some become wrinkled by the time we are ready to propose. And if a woman could slow down aging by avoiding sunlight, club's lifecylce seems to be more unpredictable. In that context, Avenue established a new aging record by going from supermodel (aka, top 3 clubs on the island) to a crackwhore (aka, shithole) within only few months. Confused reception at the door, MIA service inside, sleepy DJ, mediocre and overpriced food, ugly patrons makes us club aficionados wish that the corporal punishment would be more liberally applied to those who destroy so rapidly what just used to be such an amazing value. We left shortly - thank G-d, 1O is next door and still going strong.
by Kimbra Mollette on
Been here a few times; each time is always good. Large dance floor; the live Salsa is always hot. Free salsa lessons early 7pm ish. 10pm is when the live band starts and the place gets electric.