by Keon D. on
I'm on a boat, i'm on a boat, everybody look at me cause i'm sailing on a boat! Well... maybe I'm not sailing per se... but I'm on a boat and I'm knocking back a Corona.. or at least that was what I was doing this past saturday night. We came here rather randomly since we had a large group of people and some weren't dressed properly to go anywhere nicer. It worked out well though since this place has no dress code and was pretty chill. When you come here and start walking down the pier, it almost seems like you are intruding on something. We were walking past garbage cans, piles of rope for tying down ships and other assorted stuff. The pier has a cool but grungy feel to it. Drinks were pricey but thats to be expected in nyc. One of the best deals was a bucket of 6 corona's for $35. We got some for the birthday boy and were able to find seating in various places. One of the coolest things here was definitely the boat. You can walk up and go and find a seat on a boat they have near the dock (think more industrial seeming boat vs yacht.. def not yacht like hahah). When the wind kicks up you can feel the boat moving and at that point you can wonder if all this motion is too much booze or just the boat? Maybe a bit of both. One thing of note, I was really scared of what the bathroom would look like but when I used the bathroom on the boat it wasnt nearly as bad as I expected. Everything was automatic so you didnt have to touch anything. Fantastic! Later on in the night I had to use the bathroom and I used the one on the pier... and it reeked of urine... it smelled absolutely disgusting... So as a tip, if you have to use the bathroom, definitely walk to the boat and use it there. Avoid the pier bathroom at all costs haha.
by Herschel Weisenstein on
Bootie exceeded my expectations. The place has a big dance floor and awesome music. If you love mashups and don't like dressing up then this is the place for you. If you're bummed when you have to leave at 2am at other places, then this is the place for you because they open pretty late.
by Santiago Neubaum on
Having read many reviews of Cafe Fais Do-Do, I was looking forward to a night of fun entertainment by Sound and Fury and fine California-Cajun cooking from the kitchen. Appropriately hungry to indulge in the cuisine my eight-month pregnant wife and I arrived before the show and perused the menu, settling on Red Beans and Rice with Chicken and Jambalaya with Chicken. When the server approached, however, she told us that the kitchen only had Salad and French Fries and might be able to put together a serving of Red Beans and Rice, but definitely without chicken. This was not enough for dinner so I inquired about nearby places where we could get some actual food and if I could just pick up something to bring in and eat. The server was very lacking in the helpfulness department and gave a lot of non-committal "maybe"-type answers. So, I stepped outside and a few buildings down was a Salvadoran restaurant. I went in there, ordered up some food and then proceeded to bring it back in to the club. And that's where the real fun began. The man at the door stopped me and asked if I had alcohol in the bag I brought in. I said no, just food, to which he took great offense and began to berate me about bringing food into a restaurant. I came back saying that a place that only has two or three items from the menu with those items just being salad, fries, and maybe red beans and rice is hardly a restaurant and that I and particularly my wife needed to eat something substantial and soon as the show was about to start. The manager and one other then joined in and the three all crowded me telling me that they did have chicken and other foods, that whatever their wait-staff told me was wrong, but that it was somehow my fault that I didn't ask management to confirm this even though she had gone back to the kitchen to confirm the lack of food. I argued with them for a long while on that point while they kept telling me that I was in the wrong and finally, after I just wasn't giving up the manager told me he'd let us eat there this one time. I told him that was fine and one time was all we'd ever need as we never intended to come back. He apologized and offered us a pair of free passes but then followed that up by telling me once again that I really should have found him and verified the server and kitchen's claims. His stance and my treatment there was total BS and I still stand by my statement that I will not be going back to Cafe Fais Do-Do, which is a shame because Sound and Fury was great and they perform fairly frequently there.