by Graham H. on
Hello, a newbie from London, UK ... I've been reading the Cielo reviews with some interest as I will be in the city during mid-March 2010 and intend going to Deep Space. Can I just ask a polite question ... why do so many people, who have been to this club, really can't understand why there is an admission (cover) fee? Believe me, I frequent massive 'house' clubs in London such as the Ministry/Matter/Fabric etc,, the usual door cover is around £15-25 GBP. Also, if you ever travel further into Europe to the mecca of 'clubbing' - Ibiza. You will pay approx' 50 euros to gain access to a big club night at Space/Amnesia/Pacha etc, drink prices are around 15 euros for one vodka & lemon ... and some of you are moaning? If you ever go clubbing to a 'dance' music club in London or Ibiza ... bring at least $100 (in GBP or Euros) or you'll be in for a BIG shock. PS// Any other 'real' house/dance venues in NYC worth checking ... Oh, I will be heading for Pacha NYC and know that some of you wouldn't be seen dead there ... until you've been to Ibiza that is! Regards
by Herb Hanauer on
OK this is pretty much a pointless act on my part because this place is exactly what it seems to be. Either your going to love this place, or your going to hate it. And you don't need some random person on rateclubs to tell you that. It's a club (actually a pair of them) that seem to be in several old houses joined together by renovations over the years. If you've ever had the dream to see what a dance club would look like in your Grandmother's house this is it. Now to show the pointlessness of this review-- I don't know whether the following attributes would be pluses or minuses for you. 1. The music on the dance floor is headache inducingly loud. 2. Expect plenty of contact, on the weekends this place is packed like a sardine factory. Friends would just vanish into the crowd like quicksand, and reappear minutes later seemingly vomited by the dance floor. 3. Come in a big group because by the time you find your place some of your group will have managed to stay with you...However you will take losses. 10 of us entered the club, 5 of us managed to find a place to hang 15 minutes later. We never heard again from 3 of the others. 4. The music is not that creative, give yourself 20 minutes on I-tunes and you can pick out a better "dance" playlist as the DJ had last weekend. This was totally not my scene so I probably shouldn't submit this review, but hey it's a free country right? On the plus side the drinks were not as watered down as I had expected from experience in other "dance clubs". I guess if your already blitzed and want to be a dancin fool, (or more importantly your date does) then I guess it's OK. Heads up though we had a $10 cover on Saturday night, and there was a line. One tip to beat the line go around the corner and check the other "club" out. We were able to just walk right in, instead of waiting minutes in line on the other side (it's all connected inside).
by Jenny L. on
It's a good venue for being up close and personal with artists. The acoustics are great for singers, who either don't project well or know how to work a large crowd. I was standing 3 feet away from Mat Kearney. The bar and crowd creates an ambiance that is easy to lounge around and socialize. We were able to chat with Mat briefly and get his autograph because the place was small and easy to spot him. If you're hungry, there are plenty of restaurants nearby with options for public transit.