by Mollie W. on
Dear 'Greatest Bar' would consider the following name changes? The Mediocre Bar The Rude Bar The Disorganized bar ... ? Because these were all what we experienced last night, none of which being the 'greatest'.. More like the Greatest Hassle of your Life, but we'll be glad to take your money! I was with Amy W.'s (review below) party celebrating her fiancee's birthday. We arrived approximately 5 minutes after the main group, and Amy had arranged a reduced cover, with all our names on the list. They pretended that there wasn't a list, and charged us all the full cover of 10 dollars when we were supposed to only pay $5. The bouncer was just repeating 'there's nothing I can do' and 'I don't see his name' and this was after our host called repeatedly during the week to make sure every single person was included on the list. We got upstairs to the fourth floor and were immediately annoyed to 'move in from the door!' Well if you don't want people near the entrance, then don't put tables near it! It got very crowded very quickly, so one of our guests purchased bottle service (over 100 dollars) so we could move into the VIP area and have room to breathe, dance, etc. Here's the kicker though, as I will reiterate from Amy's review. A couple of smokers left to go outside for a few minutes, and were NOT told they wouldn't be able to return if they did so. When they tried to come back they were told they were 'at capacity' even though we had a VIP area and had ALL paid cover (many more than we were supposed to). Here's an idea 'Greatest' Bar. Either inform your patrons that there is no guarantee that they will be able to return if they leave, OR how about you only let in new people when you are certain those individuals are leaving by asking them a simple question at the door... here it is, it's really intense.. 'Are you leaving for the night?' No, ok, then don't give away my PAID spot. By the way ladies, unless you're really into the Jersey Shore dating scene don't expect to find anyone except d-bag men with faux hawks. I kid you not there was a guy with a gel-formed faux hawk.
by Cath M. on
I finally made it out here - friend has been hyping it up and since I'm single - need to mingle - via 80s music! We came right when they opened (yes we're lame but we didn't want to pay for cover and take advantage of their $1 well drinks until 10 pm) Bartender was funny and he made stiff drinks = (wow!) 2 long island ice tea later ~ I was groovin'! We sat in the sofa for a bit until the spot got crowded. After friend of friends came - chatted - then we packed up and got our groove in the front dance floor. Folks -- I danced in the cage (twice!) That's off my list! DJ was awesome, crowd kicked ass, friends and I and my visiting cousin - all good! I'll definitely be back with my friend -- it's our thing now. It's sad that they have it on a Thursday (work next day sucks!) **note** CASH ONLY! It rocked! Anything goes!
by Esteban Pippitt on
It has a couple of not entirely original but sort of cool quirks - the beds in lieu of tables (but no shoes allowed) is akin to BED; the neon-transluscent floor is not unlike several other trendy clubs in Chelsea and the Meatpacking. The (live) jellyfish wall is pretty cool; if you're ready to shell out for a real night on the town, it's not a bad option. The crowd is young, the drinks are expensive, the barkeep is HOT, and then music is good.