by Gaston Grat on
My first night in NY and my friend who's a local bought me here to this club. It was freezing cold outside (20° F) and we waited in line for about 15min or so. Good thing there was only about 15 people ahead of us and the security or promotor guy grabbed us out of the line and let us in for $25/ person. I personally don't believe in paying and waiting in line for a club (I get spoiled in LA since my friend promotes) but it was NY and I was freezing my butt off since I was in Mexico (95° F) a day before my NY trip. Right when we got in we checked in our coats ($5) and there were two securities arguing with each other about the line at the coat check. I do agree with the female security that they need to speed up the process, as it took us a good 15min just for coat check. After the coat check we're off for a shot at the bar. We waited for approx. 10min until the bartender took our drink order, 10mins to order or drinks is considered fast to me since the place was pretty packed. I can't rate this place on the price of their drinks since I didn't pay for it but the drinks were decent. Not too strong but yet it wasn't weak. Music was ok, but dance floor was a lil small. I'm not sure if I'll be willing to pay $25 to come back again but if the cover was free, I don't see why not.
by Johnathan H. on
I can't believe how bad the Gallery is now. When I was a kid, I remember this place being my second favorite place to go, right after Kiddie City. When I got back to Philly as an adult, I was at least expecting a decent environment for my family. Where does one begin? Between the packs of useless teenagers, the "leering squad" that turn their chairs outward in the food court so they face the passing ass, the spacey security guards that checked out a long time ago, the stores that offers less substance and even less dignity, and the regional rail riders that always have that "please don't notice me" look on their face, this place is just depressing. The Gallery is quite a reflection on the current status of America: dirty, half-assed, dysfunctional and quite unattractive under the layers of false prestige.
by Barbara J. on
What a gorgeous venue! The architecture is absolutely lovely. It has such a classy feel to it. It seems that no matter where you are, the acoustics are great. The other night, at the Colin Meloy show, we got balcony seats which was nice. The staff serving us drinks up there were fast too, and friendly! It's a nice intimate venue, perfect for the indie bands I like.