Element

★★★★☆
  • 225 E Houston St

    New York, NY 10002

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I usually don't do reviews and, in fact, created an account just to be able to comment on my experience at Element. I recently went here to celebrate a friend's birthday this past Friday and the total experience was absolutely great. I

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★★★★★

I usually don't do reviews and, in fact, created an account just to be able to comment on my experience at Element. I recently went here to celebrate a friend's birthday this past Friday and the total experience was absolutely great. I

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I rung in the 2012 New Year at Club Element with my girlfriend and this was a total disappointment to say the least. I paid for Seated VIP tickets which promised none of what we actually got!

For starters they advertised Express

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★★★★★

I rung in the 2012 New Year at Club Element with my girlfriend and this was a total disappointment to say the least. I paid for Seated VIP tickets which promised none of what we actually got!

For starters they advertised Express

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I am livid about this experience. Most of the items that led to me buying tickets for this event turned out to be a total fallacy.
I paid for 2 "Seated VIP Vault Ultra Lounge" tickets which were advertised as follows:

Live broadcast of

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★★★★★

I am livid about this experience. Most of the items that led to me buying tickets for this event turned out to be a total fallacy.
I paid for 2 "Seated VIP Vault Ultra Lounge" tickets which were advertised as follows:

Live broadcast of

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I celebrated my bday last night there (11-13-10). From the beginning, it was a nightmare. Supposed to have VIP bottle service that was paid for and was given a hard time from outside. Bouncers unprofessional and nasty. Did not have guest

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★★★★★

I celebrated my bday last night there (11-13-10). From the beginning, it was a nightmare. Supposed to have VIP bottle service that was paid for and was given a hard time from outside. Bouncers unprofessional and nasty. Did not have guest

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Where Do I start? I came here to celebrate my birthday 2/12/10 for caribbean night. It was my first time here and I signed up for the guestlist which constituted of me + one person free of charge. I get there, my names on the list but no one knew what free was. Its 23 degrees outside, me and my friend in pumps, dresses and peacoats becoming annoyed. Finally after complaining she lets me in. Door people were all rude. Anyway, We finally get in, the club is small, nothing spectacular, 2 floors, music was really really good, drinks were ok but pricey ($12 for cranberry and vodka??) . Crowd was corny, full of a mixture of old, young, fat and in-betweens. ratio of men to women was almost extinction, there were women everywhere, and if they were'nt flashing long weaves in your face, they were grinding on each other and kissing, (yuck!). I also noticed while standing on the line how strict they were on dress code, they wouldnt let a few guys in cause they had on pradas and boots, yet when we got in, there were horribly dressed men in addidas and pumas #checkplease!...If I had to pay to get in, I DEFINETLY would pass it up, other than the good DJs, I was expecting upscale reggae and soca club with a nice mature crowd. There was no difference from your local up the block club besides the bottle service and decor. I dont understand why this place was best of citysearch, thats funny..

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★★☆☆☆

Where Do I start? I came here to celebrate my birthday 2/12/10 for caribbean night. It was my first time here and I signed up for the guestlist which constituted of me + one person free of charge. I get there, my names on the list but no one knew what free was. Its 23 degrees outside, me and my friend in pumps, dresses and peacoats becoming annoyed. Finally after complaining she lets me in. Door people were all rude. Anyway, We finally get in, the club is small, nothing spectacular, 2 floors, music was really really good, drinks were ok but pricey ($12 for cranberry and vodka??) . Crowd was corny, full of a mixture of old, young, fat and in-betweens. ratio of men to women was almost extinction, there were women everywhere, and if they were'nt flashing long weaves in your face, they were grinding on each other and kissing, (yuck!). I also noticed while standing on the line how strict they were on dress code, they wouldnt let a few guys in cause they had on pradas and boots, yet when we got in, there were horribly dressed men in addidas and pumas #checkplease!...If I had to pay to get in, I DEFINETLY would pass it up, other than the good DJs, I was expecting upscale reggae and soca club with a nice mature crowd. There was no difference from your local up the block club besides the bottle service and decor. I dont understand why this place was best of citysearch, thats funny..

Pros: Great Music

Cons: Corny Crowd, Overcrowded, Bad Guestlist

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We bought a table pakage online not really sure what to expect because I've never done NYE at a club and this party was off the hook! Honestly I don't remember leaving but I do remember the countdown. There must have been a thousand people all counting at once with the live ball drop on a big screen hanging in the middle. We ended up on the dance floor with a group of girls from Virginia??? I'm still hung over.

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★★★★★

We bought a table pakage online not really sure what to expect because I've never done NYE at a club and this party was off the hook! Honestly I don't remember leaving but I do remember the countdown. There must have been a thousand people all counting at once with the live ball drop on a big screen hanging in the middle. We ended up on the dance floor with a group of girls from Virginia??? I'm still hung over.

Pros: Seriously the craziest NYE I've ever had

Cons: Crowded

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I just did my birthday here and had a great time. They have a birthday package that was really good. We got a bottle of champagne and a table and my whole party got in with no charge. We did have to pay $3 for coat check and they did try to sell us a bottle once we were inside but we just went to the bar for drinks. It was Saturday night and music was a great mix of everything. Club is really a beautiful space and crowd was a nice mix. Everyone was dressed nice. I would recommend it for a birthday.

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★★★★★

I just did my birthday here and had a great time. They have a birthday package that was really good. We got a bottle of champagne and a table and my whole party got in with no charge. We did have to pay $3 for coat check and they did try to sell us a bottle once we were inside but we just went to the bar for drinks. It was Saturday night and music was a great mix of everything. Club is really a beautiful space and crowd was a nice mix. Everyone was dressed nice. I would recommend it for a birthday.

Pros: Most beautiful club in the city

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We went to this place last night and had such a terrible experience. First we had to pay $20.00 to get in (girls) - p.s: on the website it says it was free. So we get in and the place is somewhat empty and 90% were girls. The bartender was so rude and the drinks are extremely expensive. We were there for not even 20 minutes and we decided to check out another place, and then go back there a little later hoping it would get better. We were expecting to get a stamp since we paid...but they didn't even do that! They said once you are out you can't be back in!!! The place was so bad that we didn't even care, we left and went to Sapphire (which was way better and great staff). Never going back to Element Club and I will tell everybody I can not to waste their money!! It surprises me that there are still places like this in NYC considering the number of clubs in the city. Too bad for them!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to this place last night and had such a terrible experience. First we had to pay $20.00 to get in (girls) - p.s: on the website it says it was free. So we get in and the place is somewhat empty and 90% were girls. The bartender was so rude and the drinks are extremely expensive. We were there for not even 20 minutes and we decided to check out another place, and then go back there a little later hoping it would get better. We were expecting to get a stamp since we paid...but they didn't even do that! They said once you are out you can't be back in!!! The place was so bad that we didn't even care, we left and went to Sapphire (which was way better and great staff). Never going back to Element Club and I will tell everybody I can not to waste their money!! It surprises me that there are still places like this in NYC considering the number of clubs in the city. Too bad for them!

Pros: big place

Cons: rude people and expensive

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To be fair, I only went once a Friday night (Reggae night) during Labor Day weekend so its possible I'm not making a fair assesment based on one experience. However, I can suggest that if you do go AVOID at all cost going on a Friday night. The price is WAY TOO HIGH ($30, maybe bc it was the weekend of the West Indian Day Parade but still too damn much) and the place is WAY TOO SMALL. The worse thing of all was the DJ. He was disgusting and obnoxious. I did not pay all that money to listen to some arrogant p huck spew misogynistic, homophobic, anti-anything and anyone non West Indian banter all night long. Kept interrupting the music to talk nonsense and he actually cursed a woman out for NOT letting him feel on her booty. There is nothing "upscale" about this place, I don't care what the website says. The whole no sneakers/no jeans thing is a joke. It was a regular place, with regular folks in typical club gear which there's nothing wrong with that but don't charge me 30 bucks for something I could get for 5 bucks in Queens. On the positive side, the crowd was cool; everyone was just there to party and have a good time and everyone was actually really polite, men and women. But I would never go again on a Friday night.

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★★☆☆☆

To be fair, I only went once a Friday night (Reggae night) during Labor Day weekend so its possible I'm not making a fair assesment based on one experience. However, I can suggest that if you do go AVOID at all cost going on a Friday night. The price is WAY TOO HIGH ($30, maybe bc it was the weekend of the West Indian Day Parade but still too damn much) and the place is WAY TOO SMALL. The worse thing of all was the DJ. He was disgusting and obnoxious. I did not pay all that money to listen to some arrogant p huck spew misogynistic, homophobic, anti-anything and anyone non West Indian banter all night long. Kept interrupting the music to talk nonsense and he actually cursed a woman out for NOT letting him feel on her booty. There is nothing "upscale" about this place, I don't care what the website says. The whole no sneakers/no jeans thing is a joke. It was a regular place, with regular folks in typical club gear which there's nothing wrong with that but don't charge me 30 bucks for something I could get for 5 bucks in Queens. On the positive side, the crowd was cool; everyone was just there to party and have a good time and everyone was actually really polite, men and women. But I would never go again on a Friday night.

Pros: Decent crowd, Party people

Cons: Obnoxious DJ, Overpriced, Small

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Okay the problem I have is not with Element per se, it's with that tiny hole in the wall club they have on the side called The Vault. Here's the thing me and some friends contacted Element to reserve a table for a bachlorette party. They confirmed, but said due to a private party in their main room, they were only taking table reservations for the Vault Event. We didn't know the "Vault Event" was this extremely small, ceiling low, hot at hell, one bartender down in the basement club totally separate from Element. It actually felt like we were in a vault. The table reservation was only until 12 and since we got there close to that time and would've had to share the spot - we didn't need to go into "The Vault". It's just that some of us had already gone in and the line for Element was extremely long at that point. My thing is Element should advise that the"Vault Event" is not exactly in there nice big club and let party goers know what they are getting into. I was disappointed to say the least and ready to pass out from a heatstroke for sho! I don't know who with good common sense would venture down into "The Vault". But for why???

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★★☆☆☆

Okay the problem I have is not with Element per se, it's with that tiny hole in the wall club they have on the side called The Vault. Here's the thing me and some friends contacted Element to reserve a table for a bachlorette party. They confirmed, but said due to a private party in their main room, they were only taking table reservations for the Vault Event. We didn't know the "Vault Event" was this extremely small, ceiling low, hot at hell, one bartender down in the basement club totally separate from Element. It actually felt like we were in a vault. The table reservation was only until 12 and since we got there close to that time and would've had to share the spot - we didn't need to go into "The Vault". It's just that some of us had already gone in and the line for Element was extremely long at that point. My thing is Element should advise that the"Vault Event" is not exactly in there nice big club and let party goers know what they are getting into. I was disappointed to say the least and ready to pass out from a heatstroke for sho! I don't know who with good common sense would venture down into "The Vault". But for why???

Pros: In Regards to Vault - NONE

Cons: Vault - Rude Cashier, HOT as HELL and SMALL!!!

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At first, I was put off by the crowd (I like a more mixed crowd) and this just wasn't that kind of place. I was there for a birthday and we did everything that we could to make sure that we got in the club b4 12 (as we were told it would be free).. of course, it wasn't we ended up having to pay $10 each to get in which didn't sit well with me. Then, we HAD to check our coats even though we were going to be in the VIP section where we could have easily but our coats on the chairs somewhere. Since Friday, it was Caribbean music throughout which got old at some point and so I'm glad the DJ was smart enough to throw a few different genres in there. (Only problem with the DJ was that he TALKED way too much which threw off the groove many times). Visually, the place is cool.. the sound system is good..

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★★★☆☆

At first, I was put off by the crowd (I like a more mixed crowd) and this just wasn't that kind of place. I was there for a birthday and we did everything that we could to make sure that we got in the club b4 12 (as we were told it would be free).. of course, it wasn't we ended up having to pay $10 each to get in which didn't sit well with me. Then, we HAD to check our coats even though we were going to be in the VIP section where we could have easily but our coats on the chairs somewhere. Since Friday, it was Caribbean music throughout which got old at some point and so I'm glad the DJ was smart enough to throw a few different genres in there. (Only problem with the DJ was that he TALKED way too much which threw off the groove many times). Visually, the place is cool.. the sound system is good..

Pros: VIP Section

Cons: Having to pay to get in even on the guest list before 12!

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We came here for my friend's birthday party. They open at 11 and only allow the first 10 people on the party's guestlist in free. We showed up around 11, and were towards the font of the line, but didn't make it in until 11:30 just because they were using stalling tactics. After midnight, you pay $10 once you're on the guestlist

Once you get inside, expect to pay $3 to check your coat. I know some people complained about this, but really, who wants to walk around inside a club with their coat?!

The great thing about the birthday celebration is that we were given a free bottle of house champagne. They do tell you that you can stay in the VIP section as long as no other party does bottle service (you can stay there as long as you want if you buy a bottle).

The good news is that the DJ plays a GREAT selection of music so you don't want to be seated for long!

Advice to the ladies: Go with a group of girls, or better yet, bring some guys. It's a little sketchy sometimes because the gentlemen in the club will pretty much form a circle on the perimeter and just stare at you. There are some who are very pushy and will just come up behind you and start grinding. Not a great situation.

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★★★★☆

We came here for my friend's birthday party. They open at 11 and only allow the first 10 people on the party's guestlist in free. We showed up around 11, and were towards the font of the line, but didn't make it in until 11:30 just because they were using stalling tactics. After midnight, you pay $10 once you're on the guestlist

Once you get inside, expect to pay $3 to check your coat. I know some people complained about this, but really, who wants to walk around inside a club with their coat?!

The great thing about the birthday celebration is that we were given a free bottle of house champagne. They do tell you that you can stay in the VIP section as long as no other party does bottle service (you can stay there as long as you want if you buy a bottle).

The good news is that the DJ plays a GREAT selection of music so you don't want to be seated for long!

Advice to the ladies: Go with a group of girls, or better yet, bring some guys. It's a little sketchy sometimes because the gentlemen in the club will pretty much form a circle on the perimeter and just stare at you. There are some who are very pushy and will just come up behind you and start grinding. Not a great situation.

Pros: Music

Cons: Cover charge, long wait in line for no reason!

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If you're like me and you go clubbing to dance then you will love this place. It is really layed out pefect with the vip mezzanine that overlooks the dance floor and the music is not so crazy loud up there. But when you go down onto the dance floor its like your right in the middle of the sweet spot. The DJ was awesome. He was mixing hip hop with eighties rock and even house. Things I never thought would go together but I couldn't stop dancing. The crowd kept going crazy every time the next song came on. So I would recommend it for the dancing crowd:-)

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★★★★★

If you're like me and you go clubbing to dance then you will love this place. It is really layed out pefect with the vip mezzanine that overlooks the dance floor and the music is not so crazy loud up there. But when you go down onto the dance floor its like your right in the middle of the sweet spot. The DJ was awesome. He was mixing hip hop with eighties rock and even house. Things I never thought would go together but I couldn't stop dancing. The crowd kept going crazy every time the next song came on. So I would recommend it for the dancing crowd:-)

Pros: Great dance club!

Cons: Located downtown (I'm an uptown girl)

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Ummm to all the people RAVING about this place..its OBVIOUS you have no idea what a classy upscale club is supposed to look like. First of all..you RSVP online and you get there and get stamped and you still get shoved to the back of the line...they KEEP you in line purposely so by the time you get to the cashier it is now coveniently 12:02pm and you are now forced to pay the ridiculous $20 bucks for ladies and $35 bucks for men.Now don't get me wrong money is not an option for me but its the principle of the whole situation. They then claim there is a dresscode but when you get in its clearly untrue because there are bunch of thugs running amuck in hoodies and t's.. oh before I forget there is a "mandatory" coat check which Ithink is tacky..because I should have the option whether I want to check my coat in or not.okay..where was I.... ahhh yes after having my coat checked forcibly for another extra charge per person.here's the icing on the cake..my friend put his $3 bucks for his coat into the tip jar by mistake and he told the coat girl..she prompty told him sorry..this is for tips and refused to give him his money back so he had to put out ANOTHER $3 for his coat(not that hecared..he could afford it but its the PRINCIPLE)...shocking.. I was all ready to hang it up then but they probably have a no refund policy..anyway we pressed on..inside I thought that I was in a metal box..more like a can of sardines...the crwd was not my taste..there was cheap clothing galore(Someone said earlier everyone was well dressed..question where were they..cause I did not see em) then we went to the bar..the drinks were pricey for no reason...I think my other friend payed$10 for two bottles of poland spring water.. the only semi decent highlight of our night was the music...other than that if you want a classy ..good crowd..I suggest you search elsewhere..if you want plastic weaves , cheap clothing and to feel like you are being taken the whole night then be my guest ELEMENT!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ummm to all the people RAVING about this place..its OBVIOUS you have no idea what a classy upscale club is supposed to look like. First of all..you RSVP online and you get there and get stamped and you still get shoved to the back of the line...they KEEP you in line purposely so by the time you get to the cashier it is now coveniently 12:02pm and you are now forced to pay the ridiculous $20 bucks for ladies and $35 bucks for men.Now don't get me wrong money is not an option for me but its the principle of the whole situation. They then claim there is a dresscode but when you get in its clearly untrue because there are bunch of thugs running amuck in hoodies and t's.. oh before I forget there is a "mandatory" coat check which Ithink is tacky..because I should have the option whether I want to check my coat in or not.okay..where was I.... ahhh yes after having my coat checked forcibly for another extra charge per person.here's the icing on the cake..my friend put his $3 bucks for his coat into the tip jar by mistake and he told the coat girl..she prompty told him sorry..this is for tips and refused to give him his money back so he had to put out ANOTHER $3 for his coat(not that hecared..he could afford it but its the PRINCIPLE)...shocking.. I was all ready to hang it up then but they probably have a no refund policy..anyway we pressed on..inside I thought that I was in a metal box..more like a can of sardines...the crwd was not my taste..there was cheap clothing galore(Someone said earlier everyone was well dressed..question where were they..cause I did not see em) then we went to the bar..the drinks were pricey for no reason...I think my other friend payed$10 for two bottles of poland spring water.. the only semi decent highlight of our night was the music...other than that if you want a classy ..good crowd..I suggest you search elsewhere..if you want plastic weaves , cheap clothing and to feel like you are being taken the whole night then be my guest ELEMENT!!

Pros: music

Cons: Everything else..pricey drinks..just a ripoff

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Seeing all the reviews for the element club I got so interested that I had to check it out just to see what side I would take - a lover or a hater. Turns out I fall somewhere in between. I went on Saturday and this was my experience: Line was really long when I first got there but it moved pretty good. I would say it took me about 20 minutes to get inside. This was normal to me any time I go to a crowded place. I did see them taking people off line because they had baggy pants or T-shirts so there was a dress code and there were lots of signs but I couldn't tell exactly how they decided who got in or not. I paid $20 cover (got there early - I think it goes up later) and had to check my coat. Again, typicall - every big night club I've been to makes you check your coat. I think i know why - if you didn't the place would be full of peoples coats laying everywhere and then people would probably write bad reviews about how trashy the place looks because peoples coats are piled all over. So just a hint - if you are planning to go clubbing, expect to pay a few bucks to check your coat. Sound system was good and music was mix of hip hop, house, rock, and when they started playing full on latin music I realized I was at a mostly latin party. I love all kind of music so this was fine for me but if you are freaked out by this I wouldn't go here on a Saturday. Drinks were normal club prices - I think my beer was $7 and my grey goose was $12 so I'm guessing the house drinks are $8 to $10. Another hint - if you are looking for cheap liquor don't go to a club, go to a dive bar (that's what I do when I want a cheap buz). Inside was just like the pictures with the colored light fixtures and the upstairs balcony but it was a little sloppy from people spilling drinks so my shoes were sticking to the floor all night. So overall I had a good time. I don't know if I would say a great time but there was definitely a real party going on and everyone was dancing.

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★★★★☆

Seeing all the reviews for the element club I got so interested that I had to check it out just to see what side I would take - a lover or a hater. Turns out I fall somewhere in between. I went on Saturday and this was my experience: Line was really long when I first got there but it moved pretty good. I would say it took me about 20 minutes to get inside. This was normal to me any time I go to a crowded place. I did see them taking people off line because they had baggy pants or T-shirts so there was a dress code and there were lots of signs but I couldn't tell exactly how they decided who got in or not. I paid $20 cover (got there early - I think it goes up later) and had to check my coat. Again, typicall - every big night club I've been to makes you check your coat. I think i know why - if you didn't the place would be full of peoples coats laying everywhere and then people would probably write bad reviews about how trashy the place looks because peoples coats are piled all over. So just a hint - if you are planning to go clubbing, expect to pay a few bucks to check your coat. Sound system was good and music was mix of hip hop, house, rock, and when they started playing full on latin music I realized I was at a mostly latin party. I love all kind of music so this was fine for me but if you are freaked out by this I wouldn't go here on a Saturday. Drinks were normal club prices - I think my beer was $7 and my grey goose was $12 so I'm guessing the house drinks are $8 to $10. Another hint - if you are looking for cheap liquor don't go to a club, go to a dive bar (that's what I do when I want a cheap buz). Inside was just like the pictures with the colored light fixtures and the upstairs balcony but it was a little sloppy from people spilling drinks so my shoes were sticking to the floor all night. So overall I had a good time. I don't know if I would say a great time but there was definitely a real party going on and everyone was dancing.

Pros: Good music, nice decor

Cons: A bit crowded and sloppy on the dance floor

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To the reviewer below me..face it this place sux!! First of all it looks NOTHING like what the website shows..this place looks like a warehouse..small..and I am gonna repeat it again..the crowd is way wayyy below upscale...the drinks are PRICEY..now don't get me wrong I have no problem paying for good drinks but for these types of drinks? This spot is all about taking money out of peoples pockets..they shock you with the surprise charge of 20 bucks for ladies and GASP $35 for men...because you got to the cashier at 12:01pm...then they practically drag your coats off your backs for check in for a extra charge...I will NEVER EVER go back..and for the record I think the majority of the positive reviews are by employees of ELEMENT..because from their pleasant experiences its obvious either they are talking about a different club or just trying to get more suckers to come get ripped off. And I refuse to get suckered..they better enjoy the $150 bucks they made off me and my friends, because they will never get another dime from me..I have no reason to make this up..If I have a good time at a club I am the first one to put out a positive review about it..oh yeah I forgot to mention the guys kept GRABBING at me and my friends like a bunch of hungry wolves..I felt like a piece of medium rare steak..ugh..take my advice stay away!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

To the reviewer below me..face it this place sux!! First of all it looks NOTHING like what the website shows..this place looks like a warehouse..small..and I am gonna repeat it again..the crowd is way wayyy below upscale...the drinks are PRICEY..now don't get me wrong I have no problem paying for good drinks but for these types of drinks? This spot is all about taking money out of peoples pockets..they shock you with the surprise charge of 20 bucks for ladies and GASP $35 for men...because you got to the cashier at 12:01pm...then they practically drag your coats off your backs for check in for a extra charge...I will NEVER EVER go back..and for the record I think the majority of the positive reviews are by employees of ELEMENT..because from their pleasant experiences its obvious either they are talking about a different club or just trying to get more suckers to come get ripped off. And I refuse to get suckered..they better enjoy the $150 bucks they made off me and my friends, because they will never get another dime from me..I have no reason to make this up..If I have a good time at a club I am the first one to put out a positive review about it..oh yeah I forgot to mention the guys kept GRABBING at me and my friends like a bunch of hungry wolves..I felt like a piece of medium rare steak..ugh..take my advice stay away!!!!!

Pros: okay music

Cons: EVERYTHING!!!!!! horrible crowd...just not a classy upscale venue like it boasts...pricey drinks

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I love, love, love this party! I always have a great time. I agree that when people get all worked up and write a bad review it's because they don't know what to expect when they go to a certain party. This is the party that everybody in the caribbean comunity is talking about so it's always crazy at the door and the lines are long and of course they are going to to charge you $35 when there are 500 people in line behind you willing to pay. Tink about it sista - simple supply and demand economics. No one is forcing you to pay. Just go to some dead club with no cover!
Anyway, I was there last night and was coming to write a happy review about my birthday party. The place is so beautiful inside and the crowd is always dressed up and more important HAPPY and dancing. No drama. So anyway thank you to element for making my birthday and thank you for the bottle of champagne and even the sparker. A little cheesy for someone turning 25 but it still kind of makes you feel special :-)

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★★★★★

I love, love, love this party! I always have a great time. I agree that when people get all worked up and write a bad review it's because they don't know what to expect when they go to a certain party. This is the party that everybody in the caribbean comunity is talking about so it's always crazy at the door and the lines are long and of course they are going to to charge you $35 when there are 500 people in line behind you willing to pay. Tink about it sista - simple supply and demand economics. No one is forcing you to pay. Just go to some dead club with no cover!
Anyway, I was there last night and was coming to write a happy review about my birthday party. The place is so beautiful inside and the crowd is always dressed up and more important HAPPY and dancing. No drama. So anyway thank you to element for making my birthday and thank you for the bottle of champagne and even the sparker. A little cheesy for someone turning 25 but it still kind of makes you feel special :-)

Pros: Great Caribbean Music!

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This was my second time going, in the same month. I love the friday party. For some reason some people have been given bad reviews about it: dont know why? It is exactly what the name says "Carribean Fridays". The crazy thing is how you get these rich kids wanting to try something new and originall and then they complain that its not what they expected. This is the closest thing to a real party left in NYC. It's like being on vacation and checking out the local spot. This party is all about the music, the "carribean crowd", and the crazy dancing which is so gooooood. Stick to what you know if you are not comfortable around different types of ethnicities. What else would you expect when its reggae night, a bunch of heavy metal heads? Overall the music is superb, the drinks are good, and the staff has always been polite and helpfull when ive been there. The only set back is the cover charge if your not on the guestlist $20 for ladies, ouch!

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★★★★★

This was my second time going, in the same month. I love the friday party. For some reason some people have been given bad reviews about it: dont know why? It is exactly what the name says "Carribean Fridays". The crazy thing is how you get these rich kids wanting to try something new and originall and then they complain that its not what they expected. This is the closest thing to a real party left in NYC. It's like being on vacation and checking out the local spot. This party is all about the music, the "carribean crowd", and the crazy dancing which is so gooooood. Stick to what you know if you are not comfortable around different types of ethnicities. What else would you expect when its reggae night, a bunch of heavy metal heads? Overall the music is superb, the drinks are good, and the staff has always been polite and helpfull when ive been there. The only set back is the cover charge if your not on the guestlist $20 for ladies, ouch!

Pros: Atmosphere, Sound System, Dancing

Cons: Cover Charge, Parking, Door Line

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I have to say that this is a very professionally run club which is probably why they are so packed all the time. I speak from experience because I have worked in the business for a long time. We went last Saturday and had a great time. The door was very strict but they treated everybody respectfully, even when they turned people away - no attitude. The Security, coat check, bartenders were all super nice. I went after seeing that it was voted one of the best parties in the country on Club Planet and I can see why. It was a great night!

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★★★★★

I have to say that this is a very professionally run club which is probably why they are so packed all the time. I speak from experience because I have worked in the business for a long time. We went last Saturday and had a great time. The door was very strict but they treated everybody respectfully, even when they turned people away - no attitude. The Security, coat check, bartenders were all super nice. I went after seeing that it was voted one of the best parties in the country on Club Planet and I can see why. It was a great night!

Pros: Great Party on Saturdays

Cons: Parking is rough on the LES

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So many people told me to check out the Friday Caribbean party and I finally went for my girls birthday. Let me tell you this is where the beautiful professional caribbean crowd hangs out. Everybody was dressed up - very nice and classy. I almost went crazy when the DJ said Husain Bolt was in the crowd and we realized he was at the table right next ot us up on the balcony. We stayed cool though - didn't want to cause a whole scene. The dance floor is huge and you can look over the whole thing from upstairs - people dancing everywhere. Music was really good they even played some soca and some hip hop in the mix. At one point there was this crazy light show. I have to say I don't go out every weekend anymore, but I found my spot from now on! Finally a nice party for grown ups.

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★★★★★

So many people told me to check out the Friday Caribbean party and I finally went for my girls birthday. Let me tell you this is where the beautiful professional caribbean crowd hangs out. Everybody was dressed up - very nice and classy. I almost went crazy when the DJ said Husain Bolt was in the crowd and we realized he was at the table right next ot us up on the balcony. We stayed cool though - didn't want to cause a whole scene. The dance floor is huge and you can look over the whole thing from upstairs - people dancing everywhere. Music was really good they even played some soca and some hip hop in the mix. At one point there was this crazy light show. I have to say I don't go out every weekend anymore, but I found my spot from now on! Finally a nice party for grown ups.

Pros: Great Crowd, Great Music, Great Vibe

Cons: Long Line to get in

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I can only speak on this place from what I've seen. I recently went on a Friday night because I heard it was reggae night.... I love reggae music, i've seen this place from the outside but it was my first time going in. It looked big, seemed like it would be fun. We put our names on the guest list, which gets you in free before 12. We get to the ladies that collect your money a few minutes before 12, she says the guest list is closed. It's $20 to get in.... which isnt a big deal except that its not even 12 yet. Im all about principle with these places, so that was strike 1. Strike 2... was the coat check. This lady made me check my scarf, jacket, and umbrella onto 3 different hangers.... Thats $9 just to hang some stuff up. Ridiculous.... so i go in the place...its just about 12, and its PACKED. The music is going, no problem.... except that i look around and a) im not impressed with the crowd at all.... I'm not sure how strict they are on saturdays but they were letting any old people in on Friday. From the young boys to the old heads.... dressed in god knows what. I wasnt even dressed my best, but i still felt over dressed compared to this. Acting a hot mess.... I dont go out to deal with the non-sense. And b) the place was much smaller than i expected.... Moving on, i go to the bar. Drinks are more expensive than at the Pegu Club!!! (high class martini bar in the west village) and im pretty sure i was being fed bankers club and other non-sense liquors that make you die.... at about $15 a pop. Needless to say $180 later, Its the worst club experience I've had since i moved to NY.... But to each his own, I expected more.

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★★☆☆☆

I can only speak on this place from what I've seen. I recently went on a Friday night because I heard it was reggae night.... I love reggae music, i've seen this place from the outside but it was my first time going in. It looked big, seemed like it would be fun. We put our names on the guest list, which gets you in free before 12. We get to the ladies that collect your money a few minutes before 12, she says the guest list is closed. It's $20 to get in.... which isnt a big deal except that its not even 12 yet. Im all about principle with these places, so that was strike 1. Strike 2... was the coat check. This lady made me check my scarf, jacket, and umbrella onto 3 different hangers.... Thats $9 just to hang some stuff up. Ridiculous.... so i go in the place...its just about 12, and its PACKED. The music is going, no problem.... except that i look around and a) im not impressed with the crowd at all.... I'm not sure how strict they are on saturdays but they were letting any old people in on Friday. From the young boys to the old heads.... dressed in god knows what. I wasnt even dressed my best, but i still felt over dressed compared to this. Acting a hot mess.... I dont go out to deal with the non-sense. And b) the place was much smaller than i expected.... Moving on, i go to the bar. Drinks are more expensive than at the Pegu Club!!! (high class martini bar in the west village) and im pretty sure i was being fed bankers club and other non-sense liquors that make you die.... at about $15 a pop. Needless to say $180 later, Its the worst club experience I've had since i moved to NY.... But to each his own, I expected more.

Pros: They played reggae

Cons: Everything else that followed....

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This is definitely one of the toughest spots to get into in the city right now, which usually means it's off the hook. I got in and it was definitely OFF THE HOOK! It was nutzo getting in. Don't even try unless your dressed the part or with ladies. I went last saturday with a group. We had to do bottles to get in but we got a table on the balcony looking over the dance floor which was packed and oh my god the ladies! If you're not used to the hustle bustle of a packed night club I wouldn't recomend but if you want the crazy Ne York club experience this is it.

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★★★★★

This is definitely one of the toughest spots to get into in the city right now, which usually means it's off the hook. I got in and it was definitely OFF THE HOOK! It was nutzo getting in. Don't even try unless your dressed the part or with ladies. I went last saturday with a group. We had to do bottles to get in but we got a table on the balcony looking over the dance floor which was packed and oh my god the ladies! If you're not used to the hustle bustle of a packed night club I wouldn't recomend but if you want the crazy Ne York club experience this is it.

Pros: Beautiful space, beautiful women, great music

Cons: crrrowded, hechtic door

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This is the PLACE to go on Friday's: This is the best club I know in Manhattan. The Crowd is great, the place is well managed, the bouncers are respectfull, the bartenders are Hot, the music is awesome. Ive been to a bunch of clubs but club Element has to be in my top 3.

2
★★★★★

This is the PLACE to go on Friday's: This is the best club I know in Manhattan. The Crowd is great, the place is well managed, the bouncers are respectfull, the bartenders are Hot, the music is awesome. Ive been to a bunch of clubs but club Element has to be in my top 3.

Pros: Music, Crowd, Atmospher(Reggae Night)

Cons: Long Line

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Let me just say I looked on this site to plan my B-Day and saw the reviews of this club and I was hooked. Well besides that I reserved three tables with bottle service and had to wait outside on line until the majority of my party came 25+ people... my whole group had to be carded 5 times before we got in! Finally lets get to it! Wrong... I order three bottles which turn out to be,, thats right more then was told to me when I was planning. Next after we get the bottles they try... keyword try... to take one of our tables for another party.... They tried to skimp out on the free champagne... then charged ten bucks service fee.... " Wycliff Champagne?" ...couldnt be more than 6 bucks in a liquor store.... No one could leave to smoke... couldn't smoke in there... Zero AC.... couldn't dance in there because they pack it in so badly like sardines. Good music so dj's props.. but the only other thing that was interesting that night is the people bangin each other on the rafters.... lets just say 11-2am and 1200 less.... we peaced that shiot hole! DONT GO THERE UNLESS YOU LIKE LOW CLASS, SECOND RATE, WANNA BE, MEGA CLUBS... SAVE THE ENTRANCE FEE AND JUST GO TO THE DMV CAUSE ITS ABOUT AS FUN AS THAT!

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me just say I looked on this site to plan my B-Day and saw the reviews of this club and I was hooked. Well besides that I reserved three tables with bottle service and had to wait outside on line until the majority of my party came 25+ people... my whole group had to be carded 5 times before we got in! Finally lets get to it! Wrong... I order three bottles which turn out to be,, thats right more then was told to me when I was planning. Next after we get the bottles they try... keyword try... to take one of our tables for another party.... They tried to skimp out on the free champagne... then charged ten bucks service fee.... " Wycliff Champagne?" ...couldnt be more than 6 bucks in a liquor store.... No one could leave to smoke... couldn't smoke in there... Zero AC.... couldn't dance in there because they pack it in so badly like sardines. Good music so dj's props.. but the only other thing that was interesting that night is the people bangin each other on the rafters.... lets just say 11-2am and 1200 less.... we peaced that shiot hole! DONT GO THERE UNLESS YOU LIKE LOW CLASS, SECOND RATE, WANNA BE, MEGA CLUBS... SAVE THE ENTRANCE FEE AND JUST GO TO THE DMV CAUSE ITS ABOUT AS FUN AS THAT!

Pros: NOW I KNOW HOW BAD IT IS! THANK GOD ITS OVER!

Cons: EVERYTHING... SOME ONE SHOULD BURN IT DOWN!

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Me and my guest had free admission unill midnight. We were saved on the cover charge by about 10min. Once we entered we where welcomed with free drinks(open bar). We returned to the bar to find out it was only good till midnight. The music was really good but make sure you find out in advace what the nigth consist of because i was not aware of the fact that it was mostly reggae. The DJ did mix it up for a while and i was even able to get a request of 2 house songs i really like. The pricing was avarage and the drinks were very consistant when it came to liquor. Towards the end of the night we made our way upstairs to the mezzanine area which was packed! Overall i would say that i had a really awesome time trying something different than the old dive bars.

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★★★★★

Me and my guest had free admission unill midnight. We were saved on the cover charge by about 10min. Once we entered we where welcomed with free drinks(open bar). We returned to the bar to find out it was only good till midnight. The music was really good but make sure you find out in advace what the nigth consist of because i was not aware of the fact that it was mostly reggae. The DJ did mix it up for a while and i was even able to get a request of 2 house songs i really like. The pricing was avarage and the drinks were very consistant when it came to liquor. Towards the end of the night we made our way upstairs to the mezzanine area which was packed! Overall i would say that i had a really awesome time trying something different than the old dive bars.

Pros: No cover on guestlist, drinks, diversity, DJ's

Cons: Parking, long entry lines, crowded bar

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O.M.G. only in New York City can you find a place like this?. My boys and I were visiting NYC and heard about Element, what we got was a night to remember. Manhattan is full of clubs and most of the time the door men just stare at you when you say you want to get in but NOT at Element. They treated us like VIP baby (even though we weren?t) and they let us right in. Once we paid a small cover it was like entering heaven as the door?s opened, there were SO many girls...there were like 5 girls for every guy!!! The music was awesome too. I?m not sure where they got this guest DJ but he played the best mix of music I?ve ever heard. He mixed house with hip-hop and top 40 which I?ve never hear and it was cool and fun to dance to. I also liked how they free pour my drinks. Most clubs you pay crazy amounts of money for barely any alcohol, which burnes a whole in you pocket fast, but here they poured them just how I like them ? strong and were fairly cheap too. If you?re in NYC check this place out cuz they now how to party!!!

2
★★★★★

O.M.G. only in New York City can you find a place like this?. My boys and I were visiting NYC and heard about Element, what we got was a night to remember. Manhattan is full of clubs and most of the time the door men just stare at you when you say you want to get in but NOT at Element. They treated us like VIP baby (even though we weren?t) and they let us right in. Once we paid a small cover it was like entering heaven as the door?s opened, there were SO many girls...there were like 5 girls for every guy!!! The music was awesome too. I?m not sure where they got this guest DJ but he played the best mix of music I?ve ever heard. He mixed house with hip-hop and top 40 which I?ve never hear and it was cool and fun to dance to. I also liked how they free pour my drinks. Most clubs you pay crazy amounts of money for barely any alcohol, which burnes a whole in you pocket fast, but here they poured them just how I like them ? strong and were fairly cheap too. If you?re in NYC check this place out cuz they now how to party!!!

Pros: Go on Fri. & Sat. right after the male revue for the hottest girls!!

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I just turned 31 and wanted a drama free, dance all night have a great time with a group of friends, without my wallet getting abused with the expensive hype clubs. So after alot of research I noticed alot of great reviews, I ended up picking element because of the so many positive reviews. I must say that I was lucky as all of the other's where, I had such a great time. We got there around 10:30 and the lady with the board came out asking for bday people (bottle service). We waited only a few minutes in the VIP line, and got escorted by someone to our seats inside the club. The waitress brought a champagne right away (free with the bday package, and was pretty good)
However they held onto my credit card and id for the entire night (be careful!). I was able to retrieve it back no problem at the end of the night, but dont forget they have it!
We had very cool seats, but space was a little tight with the other bday people, however nobody eventually was sitting in there seats after an hour because the dance floor was always full. The music, awesome!!!! I loooooved it, so great, so diverse! Nice classy people, no teeny bobbers, it was interesting because there were alot of Asians there. There was no hassle, waitress and waiter treated us very nice! I reallly enjoyed this experience all the way!! The club a little small, however if your looking just to have a good time dancing, this is the place. If you want to get lost in a mega club, not for you. One of my friends came late after 12 and they had to pay $20.00, but all of us that got there before 12 free. I had a genuine, drama free, excellent customer service, dancing all night night! Thanks Element, the reviews are all real!

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★★★★★

I just turned 31 and wanted a drama free, dance all night have a great time with a group of friends, without my wallet getting abused with the expensive hype clubs. So after alot of research I noticed alot of great reviews, I ended up picking element because of the so many positive reviews. I must say that I was lucky as all of the other's where, I had such a great time. We got there around 10:30 and the lady with the board came out asking for bday people (bottle service). We waited only a few minutes in the VIP line, and got escorted by someone to our seats inside the club. The waitress brought a champagne right away (free with the bday package, and was pretty good)
However they held onto my credit card and id for the entire night (be careful!). I was able to retrieve it back no problem at the end of the night, but dont forget they have it!
We had very cool seats, but space was a little tight with the other bday people, however nobody eventually was sitting in there seats after an hour because the dance floor was always full. The music, awesome!!!! I loooooved it, so great, so diverse! Nice classy people, no teeny bobbers, it was interesting because there were alot of Asians there. There was no hassle, waitress and waiter treated us very nice! I reallly enjoyed this experience all the way!! The club a little small, however if your looking just to have a good time dancing, this is the place. If you want to get lost in a mega club, not for you. One of my friends came late after 12 and they had to pay $20.00, but all of us that got there before 12 free. I had a genuine, drama free, excellent customer service, dancing all night night! Thanks Element, the reviews are all real!

Pros: Great Music

Cons: Tight seating

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I went on a friday night and had no regrets. I was all prepared to dance the night away and I did. The mix drinks were not great. My motto was proven right again female bartenders slack with making good tasting drinks to other females so I stuck with the male bartender. Boy did he get paid that night.smiling.The ambience was a different setting from the normal clubs I 've been to, variety of cultures attended(good), well dressed male/females. I had no problem with the bouncers, matter of fact there was a cutie there.smiling. Place to go when you want to shake your booty, drink and be tired in the morning.

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★★★★☆

I went on a friday night and had no regrets. I was all prepared to dance the night away and I did. The mix drinks were not great. My motto was proven right again female bartenders slack with making good tasting drinks to other females so I stuck with the male bartender. Boy did he get paid that night.smiling.The ambience was a different setting from the normal clubs I 've been to, variety of cultures attended(good), well dressed male/females. I had no problem with the bouncers, matter of fact there was a cutie there.smiling. Place to go when you want to shake your booty, drink and be tired in the morning.

Pros: ambience, variety of caribbean

Cons: mix drinks

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You guys totally saved me for my best friends birthday. I was scrambling last week to find a place to go and when I came across your birthday promotion on the website I was sceptical at first but it was everything you said. Free to get in for the whole party, free bottle of champagne and our own table. I know I kept asking how much is it and what's the catch - sorry for being a pain. When we arrived the door girl found us in line and brought us right past everybody in to our table. Then the champagne came with a big sparkler. The club is awesome. Everyone had a blast. I love you guys!

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★★★★★

You guys totally saved me for my best friends birthday. I was scrambling last week to find a place to go and when I came across your birthday promotion on the website I was sceptical at first but it was everything you said. Free to get in for the whole party, free bottle of champagne and our own table. I know I kept asking how much is it and what's the catch - sorry for being a pain. When we arrived the door girl found us in line and brought us right past everybody in to our table. Then the champagne came with a big sparkler. The club is awesome. Everyone had a blast. I love you guys!

Pros: Birthday party is the best

Cons: None for me :-)

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This place has got to be the hottest spot in the city at this point! We went on a Saturday and they had just finished a show for bachelorettes so the place was packed with ladies. The music was a mix of Hip Hop, Rock, R&B, Top 40 - Good dance music all night. Sound system was perfect and the lights and space are amazing. We ended up getting a bottle so we could have access to the VIP section in the upstairs balcony. Bottle prices wer very reasonable - a bit less than the meatpacking prices, I guess because they are on the Lower East Side. Anyway, a great night out with a great vibe!

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★★★★★

This place has got to be the hottest spot in the city at this point! We went on a Saturday and they had just finished a show for bachelorettes so the place was packed with ladies. The music was a mix of Hip Hop, Rock, R&B, Top 40 - Good dance music all night. Sound system was perfect and the lights and space are amazing. We ended up getting a bottle so we could have access to the VIP section in the upstairs balcony. Bottle prices wer very reasonable - a bit less than the meatpacking prices, I guess because they are on the Lower East Side. Anyway, a great night out with a great vibe!

Pros: Great music, crowd, service

Cons: A bit crowded on the dance floor

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DO NOT GO TO THIS CLUB. IF YOU LIKE WAITING IN THE RAIN FOR AN HOUR TO GET INTO AN EMPTY CLUB THEN BY ALL MEANS GO. THE BOUNCERS WERE RUDE. THE MUSIC WAS HORRIBLE, WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. FOR ALL THE MONEY MY FRIENDS AND I SPENT THERE, SERVICEWAS HORRIBLE. STAY AWAY!

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO TO THIS CLUB. IF YOU LIKE WAITING IN THE RAIN FOR AN HOUR TO GET INTO AN EMPTY CLUB THEN BY ALL MEANS GO. THE BOUNCERS WERE RUDE. THE MUSIC WAS HORRIBLE, WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. FOR ALL THE MONEY MY FRIENDS AND I SPENT THERE, SERVICEWAS HORRIBLE. STAY AWAY!

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Dear Element just wanted to commend you for the wonderful work you guys do, I've been to other popular bachelorette party destinations in NYC and you guys are by far the best, the club is beautiful, the drinks were strong and well mixed, the staff was very accommodating, courteous, polite and even the manager brought out a sparkling bottle of champagne for us on the house. Although the place was packed to capacity everyone seemed to be having a great time. I brought a group of 15 women to the Hunkamania show last night for my best friend's bachelorette party and you guys made it special for every member of the bride?s family from her grandmother-in-law, to her mother-in-law, and of course the beautiful bride to be. Everyone was so nice from the gentleman who answered the phones before the show, to the dancers, and even the waiters. I just wanted to thank you and I will certainly be recommending other girlfriends to visit Element and plan future events with you guys. We definitely had a better time than the groom and his buddies did on his bachelor party and your show was definitely a lot better than theirs. This is the best one stop bachelorette party and club dancing experience anywhere...If I were a guy I wouldn't even want to go anywhere else cause when the show ended the place was swarmed with gorgeous women. Again, I can?t say thank you enough but I will say thank you by referring you to many many more brides to be and any girls who just want to have a fun girls? night out. Take care and keep up the good work! Sincerely, Elizabeth H.

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★★★★★

Dear Element just wanted to commend you for the wonderful work you guys do, I've been to other popular bachelorette party destinations in NYC and you guys are by far the best, the club is beautiful, the drinks were strong and well mixed, the staff was very accommodating, courteous, polite and even the manager brought out a sparkling bottle of champagne for us on the house. Although the place was packed to capacity everyone seemed to be having a great time. I brought a group of 15 women to the Hunkamania show last night for my best friend's bachelorette party and you guys made it special for every member of the bride?s family from her grandmother-in-law, to her mother-in-law, and of course the beautiful bride to be. Everyone was so nice from the gentleman who answered the phones before the show, to the dancers, and even the waiters. I just wanted to thank you and I will certainly be recommending other girlfriends to visit Element and plan future events with you guys. We definitely had a better time than the groom and his buddies did on his bachelor party and your show was definitely a lot better than theirs. This is the best one stop bachelorette party and club dancing experience anywhere...If I were a guy I wouldn't even want to go anywhere else cause when the show ended the place was swarmed with gorgeous women. Again, I can?t say thank you enough but I will say thank you by referring you to many many more brides to be and any girls who just want to have a fun girls? night out. Take care and keep up the good work! Sincerely, Elizabeth H.

Pros: The service, the music, the drinks and the Hunkamania show!

Cons: The long lines

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This place is AWFUL! The people at the door are so rude that it was shocking. I have lived in NYC for 7 years and as a woman, have not received such rude treatment, not even at some of the more exclusive clubs in meatpacking! I also think the $25 cover is very steep. It was pretty late (around 2am) when my 2 friends and I arrived, yet they insisted that we still had to pay the cover even though we were not going to stay that long. As we were deciding what we were going to do, one of the bouncers told us we could not stand there and told us to go out in the rain to figure things out (even though there was no one in the entrance and we were not blocking anyone). SO RUDE!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is AWFUL! The people at the door are so rude that it was shocking. I have lived in NYC for 7 years and as a woman, have not received such rude treatment, not even at some of the more exclusive clubs in meatpacking! I also think the $25 cover is very steep. It was pretty late (around 2am) when my 2 friends and I arrived, yet they insisted that we still had to pay the cover even though we were not going to stay that long. As we were deciding what we were going to do, one of the bouncers told us we could not stand there and told us to go out in the rain to figure things out (even though there was no one in the entrance and we were not blocking anyone). SO RUDE!!

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I had my birthday party here this past weekend and my head is still spinning. The dj's and music is AMAZING!They totally hooked me up. My friends and I had our own little room right next to the dance floor with a velvet rope, free cd's and chocolates. The carpet guy is a freak!!! Realized he was real when he smiled at me once I started walking on his crotch in 4 inch stilettos. Definately a night to remember. To bad the party's only once a month. Can't wait to go there again though.

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★★★★★

I had my birthday party here this past weekend and my head is still spinning. The dj's and music is AMAZING!They totally hooked me up. My friends and I had our own little room right next to the dance floor with a velvet rope, free cd's and chocolates. The carpet guy is a freak!!! Realized he was real when he smiled at me once I started walking on his crotch in 4 inch stilettos. Definately a night to remember. To bad the party's only once a month. Can't wait to go there again though.

Pros: music and dancing

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I have been to most of the clubs in the city and I am still stunned every time I go back to element. It's so tastefully done and it's one of the few places that still has that big dance floor feeling. It seems like most of the nights are themed in some way which is good for me because I like all kinds of music but you might want to check the website to see what's going on before you go. I've been to a bunch of good parties there - everything from reggea to house to hip hop and rock.

2
★★★★★

I have been to most of the clubs in the city and I am still stunned every time I go back to element. It's so tastefully done and it's one of the few places that still has that big dance floor feeling. It seems like most of the nights are themed in some way which is good for me because I like all kinds of music but you might want to check the website to see what's going on before you go. I've been to a bunch of good parties there - everything from reggea to house to hip hop and rock.

Pros: Beautiful space, really good staff

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I celebrated my birthday here in mid-December with over 20 friends, and we had an amazing time. The staff was very friendly, and they really took care of us. As I was planning my party beforehand, they emailed me clear-cut information that made everything run all the smoother. The security check at the entrance was pretty intense but that was definitely a very good thing. Lots of dance space on the main floor; the basement dance floor was a great intimate alternative. But Element seems to host a lot of themed events, so you?ll definitely want to coordinate your event with their calendar ? just to avoid unexpected surprises (in music, crowd, dress, etc.). All in all, it was a great place to have a party. Thanks for an awesome time!

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★★★★★

I celebrated my birthday here in mid-December with over 20 friends, and we had an amazing time. The staff was very friendly, and they really took care of us. As I was planning my party beforehand, they emailed me clear-cut information that made everything run all the smoother. The security check at the entrance was pretty intense but that was definitely a very good thing. Lots of dance space on the main floor; the basement dance floor was a great intimate alternative. But Element seems to host a lot of themed events, so you?ll definitely want to coordinate your event with their calendar ? just to avoid unexpected surprises (in music, crowd, dress, etc.). All in all, it was a great place to have a party. Thanks for an awesome time!

Pros: Service +++

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Just giving fair warning to the next unsuspecting customer to enter this place, for the most part it is a complete rip off. I went there for New Years Eve and as soon as we got in there was a mandatory coat check of a $10 fee for every person there. The club was extremely crowded, which was expected, but what really ruined it was the fact that the bartender was the worst i have ever seen. AFter waiting for 20 min. and then being brushed off, as if i just wanted to say hi to this guy, i had to wait an additional 5-10 mins. to finally get a drink that was equivalent to about half a shot or as my friend had, a beer that was foamed over the top so it was equivalent to a quarter of a beer. the woman bartender was much much better but combined with the other bartender still resulted in horrible service. Don't go to this place unless you are completly trashed, it's not worth the time/money or hassel. O yea and at midnight the ball wasn't shown dropping, instead a still picture was portrayed on the screen of something that i really couldn't care less about..... good times.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just giving fair warning to the next unsuspecting customer to enter this place, for the most part it is a complete rip off. I went there for New Years Eve and as soon as we got in there was a mandatory coat check of a $10 fee for every person there. The club was extremely crowded, which was expected, but what really ruined it was the fact that the bartender was the worst i have ever seen. AFter waiting for 20 min. and then being brushed off, as if i just wanted to say hi to this guy, i had to wait an additional 5-10 mins. to finally get a drink that was equivalent to about half a shot or as my friend had, a beer that was foamed over the top so it was equivalent to a quarter of a beer. the woman bartender was much much better but combined with the other bartender still resulted in horrible service. Don't go to this place unless you are completly trashed, it's not worth the time/money or hassel. O yea and at midnight the ball wasn't shown dropping, instead a still picture was portrayed on the screen of something that i really couldn't care less about..... good times.

Pros: music

Cons: 10 fee for MANDATORY coat check, Weak Drinks, over priced, crowded

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My friends and I decided to check out this club on a friday night. We checked out the place online, found good reviews and very nice pictures. Well, I'm just going to say, When I got there I thought I was going to a real club. As soon as I walked in the place,I was very dissapointed. The pictures we saw online looked nothing like this place. The place looked really cheap, cheesy, and dirty. Only two rude bartenders that looked like they had just rolled out of bed (bartenders wearing cheap jeans and black hoodies?? It cost $25 to get in, $44 for 3 drinks.. The music choice and the sound system? HORRIBLE!! Not to mention that when the DJ started playing better music, it was interrupted by some ugly chick on stage who swore she was so cool and kept on screaming hurting everyones ears. If all this was not bad enough, the crowd was very young and not good looking at all...I also think they let anybody in no matter how old they are.. There was this little girl (she looked 15yo) who kept on grinding and making out with everybody on stage, including a disgusting old lady who looked like a nasty gradma and I'm not exaggerating! ( trying to use acceptable words). At that point we were so grossed out by that place we had to leave. It was like witnessing some nasty scene from a movie showing the nastiest, lowest class people ever!! With the money you will spend at this place you can go to a real club!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I decided to check out this club on a friday night. We checked out the place online, found good reviews and very nice pictures. Well, I'm just going to say, When I got there I thought I was going to a real club. As soon as I walked in the place,I was very dissapointed. The pictures we saw online looked nothing like this place. The place looked really cheap, cheesy, and dirty. Only two rude bartenders that looked like they had just rolled out of bed (bartenders wearing cheap jeans and black hoodies?? It cost $25 to get in, $44 for 3 drinks.. The music choice and the sound system? HORRIBLE!! Not to mention that when the DJ started playing better music, it was interrupted by some ugly chick on stage who swore she was so cool and kept on screaming hurting everyones ears. If all this was not bad enough, the crowd was very young and not good looking at all...I also think they let anybody in no matter how old they are.. There was this little girl (she looked 15yo) who kept on grinding and making out with everybody on stage, including a disgusting old lady who looked like a nasty gradma and I'm not exaggerating! ( trying to use acceptable words). At that point we were so grossed out by that place we had to leave. It was like witnessing some nasty scene from a movie showing the nastiest, lowest class people ever!! With the money you will spend at this place you can go to a real club!

Pros: none

Cons: price, atmosphere, bad service,small place, bad music, list goes on and on

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i had a b*day party here on a sat. I must say i was confused when i got to the place. it was nothing like i imagined, it was crowded & small the guys were soo not attractive. music was not diverse they only played like 3 songs in spanish and then continued with the hip hop. We only got the table for like a minute and then was requested to purchase 2 bottles for about 275-500 to remain their the rest of the night. oh not to mention it smelled baaaad omg.. dont even bother going here. the bartender didn't know how to make a jolly rancher type drink, then made a martini for me and it was awful. Their pictures are very deceiving not large place at all.

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★★☆☆☆

i had a b*day party here on a sat. I must say i was confused when i got to the place. it was nothing like i imagined, it was crowded & small the guys were soo not attractive. music was not diverse they only played like 3 songs in spanish and then continued with the hip hop. We only got the table for like a minute and then was requested to purchase 2 bottles for about 275-500 to remain their the rest of the night. oh not to mention it smelled baaaad omg.. dont even bother going here. the bartender didn't know how to make a jolly rancher type drink, then made a martini for me and it was awful. Their pictures are very deceiving not large place at all.

Pros: free Champagne

Cons: too crowded, bad drinks, not varied music just hip hop

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So, I have a friend coming in from VA who loves to dance, so I decide to take him somewhere nearby where I live, and seeing the great reviews of this place, let's go. I email the club to get us on the list, since we'll be there early, anyway, and not even 15 minutes later I get a response "confirmed on list til 12, can't wait to party with you". So that's a great start. And also where the positivity ended. Arrived at 11:40, a line of no more than 12 people, talked to the hostess and confirmed that we were on the list, but would still have to wait in line. She told me to talk to the cashier if we had any issue about having to pay. So the bouncer let's three girls in, hey, no problem...except that they were the trashiest girls I've ever seen...and I'm from NJ, so that says it a lot. Of course at 12:05 we get in, and are handed a ticket to give to the cashier...I know this scam....Of course the cashier tells me, "$20 each"" I tell the cashier that the hostess told us we'd still get in for free, since we checked in with her. "No...it's when you get to the cashier, not when you get on line." I find the hostess, who says, well, we gave you reduced admission ticket, it's normally $25 per person. Hmmmmm, your website says $20 for guys before 1am. Reduced admission my @$$. If this is how you scam people on the outside, I'm not even bothering to go in. Many other options in the neighborhood...good night. I mean seriously, do I look like an idiot?

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★☆☆☆☆

So, I have a friend coming in from VA who loves to dance, so I decide to take him somewhere nearby where I live, and seeing the great reviews of this place, let's go. I email the club to get us on the list, since we'll be there early, anyway, and not even 15 minutes later I get a response "confirmed on list til 12, can't wait to party with you". So that's a great start. And also where the positivity ended. Arrived at 11:40, a line of no more than 12 people, talked to the hostess and confirmed that we were on the list, but would still have to wait in line. She told me to talk to the cashier if we had any issue about having to pay. So the bouncer let's three girls in, hey, no problem...except that they were the trashiest girls I've ever seen...and I'm from NJ, so that says it a lot. Of course at 12:05 we get in, and are handed a ticket to give to the cashier...I know this scam....Of course the cashier tells me, "$20 each"" I tell the cashier that the hostess told us we'd still get in for free, since we checked in with her. "No...it's when you get to the cashier, not when you get on line." I find the hostess, who says, well, we gave you reduced admission ticket, it's normally $25 per person. Hmmmmm, your website says $20 for guys before 1am. Reduced admission my @$$. If this is how you scam people on the outside, I'm not even bothering to go in. Many other options in the neighborhood...good night. I mean seriously, do I look like an idiot?

Pros: none

Cons: tried to scam me at the door

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I had never been to the club untill i saw a poster outside and decided to check out the joint. After Sat night dinner i made my way over & went to the upstairs part of the club, by mistake. I ended up paying a higher admission fee. Once i explained to the cashier that i went to the wrong floor i was given my money back! I then arrived downstairs, walked around checked out the scene which was somewhat artsy, chic, and classy late 20's early 30's which i was glad to see. The live band rocked and the DJ sets inbetween where something different (Excellant). I like the dark Speakeasy feel to it which still makes it something worth checking out before the crowds show up.

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★★★★★

I had never been to the club untill i saw a poster outside and decided to check out the joint. After Sat night dinner i made my way over & went to the upstairs part of the club, by mistake. I ended up paying a higher admission fee. Once i explained to the cashier that i went to the wrong floor i was given my money back! I then arrived downstairs, walked around checked out the scene which was somewhat artsy, chic, and classy late 20's early 30's which i was glad to see. The live band rocked and the DJ sets inbetween where something different (Excellant). I like the dark Speakeasy feel to it which still makes it something worth checking out before the crowds show up.

Pros: Live Band, Dark Loungy Look, Good Meeting Place

Cons: Hidden Entrance, Hidden Bathrooms?

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I was there on a Friday night to celebrate a B-Day party. It was free admission before midnight so I rushed, only to have a line waiting for me. Luckily my friend put me and my boyfriend on the clubs list so we where saved (No Cover)! The bouncers where really nice which is uncommon in NYC. They asked if we had a table reserved which we had no clue so they asked for the b-day name and the next thing we knew the Manager (Louis) walked us in towards my friends table. I made it just in time to see the sparkling champagne celebration. The highlight of the night was when my boyfriend went to pick up the tab and the waitress mentioned it was complimentary as a birthday gift. We then headed towards the upstairs we began to party and enjoy ourselves. The music was diverse enough to get us boogieing, the drinks a bit pricey but tastefully done. Good service, nice crowd and great party.

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★★★★★

I was there on a Friday night to celebrate a B-Day party. It was free admission before midnight so I rushed, only to have a line waiting for me. Luckily my friend put me and my boyfriend on the clubs list so we where saved (No Cover)! The bouncers where really nice which is uncommon in NYC. They asked if we had a table reserved which we had no clue so they asked for the b-day name and the next thing we knew the Manager (Louis) walked us in towards my friends table. I made it just in time to see the sparkling champagne celebration. The highlight of the night was when my boyfriend went to pick up the tab and the waitress mentioned it was complimentary as a birthday gift. We then headed towards the upstairs we began to party and enjoy ourselves. The music was diverse enough to get us boogieing, the drinks a bit pricey but tastefully done. Good service, nice crowd and great party.

Pros: Music, Crowd, B-Day Package

Cons: Long Line, Parking

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I booked a birthday party for my friend last Friday - got comp admission for all 6 of us, a vip table in the fire lounge and a comp bottle of Champagne - and no pressure to buy more bottles. The place is super high-end with killer sound and lighting. We had planned to go out bar hopping later but ended up staying all night and buying bottles and we were all blown away when mini-cupcakes and martini glasses full of strawberries were brought to the table. I didn't realize this level of service existed in the city.

I'm not sure what the other nights are like but when we were there the place was filled up by 1:30 and the girls way outnumbered the guys. Definitely a top pick - and I should know - I am the original PARTYMAN!

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★★★★★

I booked a birthday party for my friend last Friday - got comp admission for all 6 of us, a vip table in the fire lounge and a comp bottle of Champagne - and no pressure to buy more bottles. The place is super high-end with killer sound and lighting. We had planned to go out bar hopping later but ended up staying all night and buying bottles and we were all blown away when mini-cupcakes and martini glasses full of strawberries were brought to the table. I didn't realize this level of service existed in the city.

I'm not sure what the other nights are like but when we were there the place was filled up by 1:30 and the girls way outnumbered the guys. Definitely a top pick - and I should know - I am the original PARTYMAN!

Pros: Great birthday package

Cons: Spent 1/2 hour looking for parking in the neighborhood - then found out they had valet

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yeah, i agree. the lower level of Element is one of the best small venue in the city. Aside from the gorgeour interio. what i love most is its warmness and awesome acoustic. we will there this past saturday. i couldn't believe that i can acutally speak without literally yelled at my friends.... music is definitely awesome. Electronica DJ set infused with live performance (Saturdays, i believe).

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★★★★★

yeah, i agree. the lower level of Element is one of the best small venue in the city. Aside from the gorgeour interio. what i love most is its warmness and awesome acoustic. we will there this past saturday. i couldn't believe that i can acutally speak without literally yelled at my friends.... music is definitely awesome. Electronica DJ set infused with live performance (Saturdays, i believe).

Pros: Come early for Top Shelf drink special

Cons: kindly confusing where to go if you don't know (upstairs or downstairs)? and they have different entrances each.

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best club i like the downstairs ambiance, and the bathrooms, i also like the the excellent service...........

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★★★★★

best club i like the downstairs ambiance, and the bathrooms, i also like the the excellent service...........

Pros: best club

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Everytime I go to Club Element it's usually for something special like their Thursday POPulation parties, and always have such a great time. You should party there and battle me on the dancefloor.

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★★★★★

Everytime I go to Club Element it's usually for something special like their Thursday POPulation parties, and always have such a great time. You should party there and battle me on the dancefloor.

Pros: Sound system and room to dance

Cons: If you are paying for them, the drinks can be pricy.

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Was at Element on Thursday and I was amazed by all the live performances happening during the entire night ! The dancers were hot, the FIRE performance was smoking hot (literally...), the acrobat dangling from the mezzanine railing was a real surprice and the sound system was banging !! I had a great time, clubs don't do staff liek this anymore..

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★★★☆☆

Was at Element on Thursday and I was amazed by all the live performances happening during the entire night ! The dancers were hot, the FIRE performance was smoking hot (literally...), the acrobat dangling from the mezzanine railing was a real surprice and the sound system was banging !! I had a great time, clubs don't do staff liek this anymore..

Pros: Live performances, beautiful people, big dance floor

Cons: crowded

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I have never felt so comfortable in a club environment like I do at Element. Everyone there is out to have a great time (including the staff). From the bouncers to the bartenders the vibe is chill. If you want a night out that leaves you feeling good go to ELEMENT!! :)

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★★★★★

I have never felt so comfortable in a club environment like I do at Element. Everyone there is out to have a great time (including the staff). From the bouncers to the bartenders the vibe is chill. If you want a night out that leaves you feeling good go to ELEMENT!! :)

Pros: Lots of seating space. Huge dance floor

Cons: Parking

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Lots of Flash! The ambiance at this club is fantastic. The decor - impeccable. There are plenty of different rooms as not to get bored or feel like you're in a black hole. Fabulous disco ball too! The staff was friendly enough, but unfortunately, it took me 4 bartenders to make me a drink that was worthy of the high prices. The DJ was all over the place but acceptable. The scene was great for dancing with friends, not particularly wild, as most guys had t-shirts or button-downs (an oasis in the LES if you don't like the punk-rocker, dirty hellhole scene). I didn't get the feeling this was a good place to meet people since I didn't have one conversation in 3 hours, but c'est NY, right?

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★★★★☆

Lots of Flash! The ambiance at this club is fantastic. The decor - impeccable. There are plenty of different rooms as not to get bored or feel like you're in a black hole. Fabulous disco ball too! The staff was friendly enough, but unfortunately, it took me 4 bartenders to make me a drink that was worthy of the high prices. The DJ was all over the place but acceptable. The scene was great for dancing with friends, not particularly wild, as most guys had t-shirts or button-downs (an oasis in the LES if you don't like the punk-rocker, dirty hellhole scene). I didn't get the feeling this was a good place to meet people since I didn't have one conversation in 3 hours, but c'est NY, right?

Pros: Great ambiance

Cons: Weak drinks, expensive, dj quality???

 

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