by Kyle M. on
I had no idea this place existed until a friend had a bday party there and clued me in. The best summer drinking spot in nyc. Tons of bars on a pier including and upper deck with tables that you can feel rocking on the water. If you are lucky you can nab a table on the couple boats next to the pier that are available to patrons. If you like corona and drinking outside than this is a must visit spot and I guarantee you will be planning your next trip there as soon as you leave.
by Steven Nixa on
Boooootie Halloween bitches! This was possibly the greatest Halloween weekend ever, thanks to Bootie. It was my first time, but we arrived a little late and unfortunately missed Smash Up Derby, which I was really looking forward to. And apparently, my other friend said we missed the best mixes in the beginning. Either way, I had such a good time, the mashups were off the chain, and it was just an overall great environment with an eclectic mix of people. I don't like going to clubs that are overflowing with either hipsters or hip hop heads, or clubs that play too much electro/indie stuff or rap. Which is probably why I avoid clubs in the first place. Bootie hits a good balance and makes everyone a happy camper. Staff was very accommodating. My roommate lost her cell phone and out of nowhere, a staff member came around and busted out her flashlight to help us search for the phone. She eventually found the phone which was returned to lost and found by a kind soul on the dance floor. I am definitely coming back for more ass, I mean, bootie.
by Melissa T. on
Two stars (versus one) *only* because the staff is excellent. Honestly, every single employee I interacted with was courteous and seemed genuinely happy to help. But, oh, goodness the rest. I only stayed here once, for a conference, and while I generally enjoy travel for work, one of the perks is usually staying at a fancy hotel! Not a hotel that just charges a lot but fails to deliver. So, my issues: The rooms are dark. Even with all the lamps on, it just felt dim. The rooms smell weird. You know when you walk into a room, and you know it's non-smoking, but it still kind of smells like smoke? And it's just kind of the scent of the weird industrial soap they use? It smells like that. They! Have! Bugs! Okay, just crickets, but honest-to-gosh there is a sign by the front desk that just basically says, "Austin gets swarmed by crickets this time of year. There's nothing we can really do about it, and they won't hurt you." I could hear crickets chirping the entire time I was there. The walls are paper-thin. Tissue-paper thin. I heard someone sneeze, I heard my neighbor hanging things up in the closet, I heard a cell phone alarm at 6:30 am. There was a special event with a band that was directly below my room, so after work I got to listen to country music for four hours. After the first two, I called and they said it should end at 10 pm. At 10:30 I called, and they said it should end at 11. Really, they have 463 rooms. They just shouldn't rent out the ones directly above that ballroom if they're having an event there, because it wasn't just the dull thumping base of loud music. I could hear the drums, bass, lead guitar, and singer clearly and distinctly. Or they could just rent those rooms to the people organizing the event. I'm not sure where other reviewers stayed but I was not in a room with two flat screen tvs, I was in one with one small, old television. The mattress was too firm. It wasn't comfortable for me. The room didn't have a refrigerator or microwave. I hate how mid-range hotels offer free wifi but the pricier hotels charge for it. This one charges $13 a day. The water pressure was not great, and the light in the bathroom buzzed.