by Emilia L. on
I have a love/hate relationship with The Box. My first visit there I was turned away twice till some hipster outside smoking a happy cigarette gave us an inside tip of how to get in AND it worked. We get in, the place is packed beyond belief, the show is about to start and they tell people to sit on the nasty floor. This chic lets us sit at her table which was super nice. The show was by far amazing! Magicians, acrobats (PG-explanation) and we knew instantly you will never experience this in any other club in the city. The DJ is amazing, playing songs that are about to hit Winter 2010 and the crowd a bit skeletal model, hipsters and hedge fund nerds but fun. We left an hour in and after 1 drink ($25.00 bucks). 2nd time Wednesday night. Arrived kind of early. A bit of haggling at the door but we got in, nice! This time the show was kosher but they gave us popcorn. I don't even like popcorn but damn even the popcorn at The Box is exclusive. 3 drinks and two shots in we leave, gotta work in the morning. 3rd time Saturday night. Get in with no issue at all. Laugh at losers getting turned away, hey I was in their place once - you can't give up that easily . This is where The Box loses a star - the show, I saw the same act at The Slipper Room earlier this year and if you know The Slipper Room its $5 bucks to get in, drinks are dirt cheap and the shows don't stop not like the once every hour The Box holds down. But we get to see everything from the second floor balcony, private bar and it really doesn't get any better when you hear "Hey, welcome back let me get you a drink". Of course I'm going to keep going back, its the hottest club in the city right now but damn it lost originality and exclusivity points.
by Saul Haglund on
Definately one of the spots I hit up if I decide to go clubbing in LA. Most of the time my girls and I get in for free and without having to wait in line thanks to hook-ups from promoters. I personally like The Highlands because of the big dance floor. It still tends to get crowded but I find it's never claustrophobic like a Vegas club for example. Not to mention there are 5 bars and a couple mini-ones which means that there is rarely any wait to get a drink from the bar. The drinks are on the pricey side though. The cups are REALLY small and one isn't enough to get you buzzing. It's not worth it in my opinion. The dj's are okay most of the time. They tend to play a lot of old school/house. If you're not feeling the dj in that room there are a couple other area's to chill at, like the outside patio, or the other floors which also have music spinning. If you find that you are getting bored with the crowd/music in one room you can always move to another which I like. The bartenders and the bouncers are really cool. I never find that I have any problems with them. lol. The crowd is diverse. It just depends on the day you go and which promoters are promoting for that night. I'm not one to judge a club on the type of crowd it attracts though so it doesn't really have an influence on my opinion of the club itself. Tip: Show up before 11 p.m and there are NO LINES at all. Most guestlists here close at 11 p.m as well, so get there in time to avoid paying the $10-$20 cover charge! (If you have to pay it's not worth it!) Overall I like this club and honestly it's one of my favorites.
by Pat Hertzog on
Can I live here? This was my first thought when I stepped into W Atlanta at Perimeter Center. The rooms are so classy, urban, contemporary and upscale, like what you see on Extreme Home Makeover or HGTV. It's definitely got most of the Atlanta area hotels beat. I've been to several events in the lobby and bar area and it's a nice atmosphere and the apple martinis are among the best I've had. Furthermore, the restaurant has an amazing view overlooking a man made lake with swans and an elegant patio. Picture this, black granite square shaped sinks, a brick coated walk in shower with a waterfall faucet, luxurious seating, clean furnishings and accents and a bed with fresh linens, high thread count sheets and a mattress so soft it's called "Heavenly". The image of this picture alone is the reason I predominately stay in Starwood Hotels like the Sheraton, Westin and W when I travel. Customers love these hotels so much that they purchase the Heavenly linens, mattresses and robes from the hotel. W Atlanta at Perimeter Center is incredible and offers three accommodation types to guests. They have the Wonderful Room which is 350 square feet, the Fantastic Suite which comes with a living room, kitchen and private balcony at 625 square feet, and the Wow Suite which is 750 square feet and similar to the Fantastic. Amenities are out of this world and regardless of where you stay you'll appreciate the lavish sofas, chairs, duvet cover and extremely modern wood furnishings and interior decor. If you're expecting guests from out of town, tell them to stay at W Atlanta at Perimeter Center. They'll love it! The view of the city is marvelous and these rooms are cool for a night or forever. Visit http://www.starwood.comfor details.