by Rick V. on
This is the bowling lounge of the stars! I have been there three times. The last time i was on a lane next to Tyra Banks. Before that I was next to Hugh Jackman and his kids-great guy. The time before was for a birthday party for a friend where Joba Chamberlain from the Yankees was three lanes down. The dress code is hard core, but I'm a big boy and dress like it. I appreciate the dress code and keeping out that Chelsea Pier and Leisure Time Lanes undesirable violent crowd.. The service was spot on, the specialty drinks were great, prices below market value and the decor is very high end. If you want to have fun with a great interactive activity such as bowling-it begins and ends with Lucky Strike Lanes. Bowlmor down town is skeevotz, the new location at times square is a tourist trap and cheesy. Lucky Strike has a great DJ with awesome music. The servers are beautiful and attentive. Last thing, they have a great lounge with the NFL package and the best Super Bowl deal in the city. 75.00 all you can eat and drink!!!!? I'm down!!! See you there! My friends and I live nearby and actually take advantage of their resident program. I suggest going there just to hang out in their lounge with all the big screens and plasmas. Can't wait for Super Bowl!!!!
by Max B. on
Oh Marquee, Marquee. I don't even know where to begin... Well let's start by saying the only reason I attempted to deal with the cluster-fuck that is Marquee is because I had a friend hosting a party and was guaranteed free entree without any line waiting. Also there were going to be free bottles and drink tickets, so I figured, why not? I snaked my way to the bar and was literally aghast at what was happening. I thought that Marquee was a little past it's prime with regard to the cool factor and this was immediately confirmed by the slew of skeezy douche bags and Z-list celebrities vying to get in (Markus Schenkenberg anyone?). The staff seemed beyond incompetent at controlling the line. There was one huge line (or mob, more like it) and then all these side lines of people who felt they shouldn't have to wait in line started sprouting up and none of the like 80 people whose job it is to control the line seemed smart enough to use their critical thinking skills and do something. At this point, there were a lot of European accents dropping names, which made me giggle. Eventually I fought my way through the mob and got in. The space is actually really cool and I can only imagine what it was like during it's hey day. Other than the people I knew there, Marquee seemed to attract a weeknight B&T crowd that wasn't aware that telling your co-workers the next day that you went to Marquee is no longer impressive. The drinks I had to buy were an astronomical price and the bartenders were sub-gorgeous. There was actually some pretty great music being played and there is a spacious dance floor to get your groove on. 1 part hysterical, 1 part pathetic, Marquee is a New York reminder that if you build it, they will come.
by Lawrence Osment on
The new sound system is WAY too bass heavy, be prepared to bring earplugs or you WILL be deaf by nights' end. The venue is semi-interesting I guess because of it's multiple rooms, and the space, but that's about it. Not much character, and not very modern. I would go there occassionally if there's an artist I must see, otherwise I wouldn't make this a regular hangout.