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I am the CEO of an up and coming magazine and entertainment firm and decided to have my 24th birthday party at Qua due to its atmosphere; the shark tank, the waterfalls, and the elegant atmosphere that it ensues. As time came closer for

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★★★★★

I am the CEO of an up and coming magazine and entertainment firm and decided to have my 24th birthday party at Qua due to its atmosphere; the shark tank, the waterfalls, and the elegant atmosphere that it ensues. As time came closer for

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The first time I went, I had a great time. I went with a friend of mine who is tall, blonde, blue eyes, etc.... . The 2nd time, I went with a Hispanic friend and they wouldn't let us in because they claimed that you needed a reservation.

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★★★★★

The first time I went, I had a great time. I went with a friend of mine who is tall, blonde, blue eyes, etc.... . The 2nd time, I went with a Hispanic friend and they wouldn't let us in because they claimed that you needed a reservation.

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When I heard they were putting sharks in the floor of a night club... I was mad. I went by there and they told me no one stands on the glass but I have seen people... It is cruel to put anything (animal) in a night club. They claim they

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★★★★★

When I heard they were putting sharks in the floor of a night club... I was mad. I went by there and they told me no one stands on the glass but I have seen people... It is cruel to put anything (animal) in a night club. They claim they

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Please next time you go there. Dress bad. Then film them kicking you out. This is not Austin. This is The Sunset Strip. Get out of Austin Qua!

Please go to PETA's website to report animal cruelty.
They are exposing sharks to loud music, bright lights, and drunken idiots.

If you want to spend your money here, by all means you have every right. If you want to have fun, then don't go here. This bar was filled with horny old men sporting a little cash in their pocket, trying to find tonight's host of young girls, including most of the staff as well. Dou$he bag central. There was just a big un-exciting vibe in the place. You're more than likely to have a better time at the gay bars next door. Keep Austin Weird!

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★☆☆☆☆

Please next time you go there. Dress bad. Then film them kicking you out. This is not Austin. This is The Sunset Strip. Get out of Austin Qua!

Please go to PETA's website to report animal cruelty.
They are exposing sharks to loud music, bright lights, and drunken idiots.

If you want to spend your money here, by all means you have every right. If you want to have fun, then don't go here. This bar was filled with horny old men sporting a little cash in their pocket, trying to find tonight's host of young girls, including most of the staff as well. Dou$he bag central. There was just a big un-exciting vibe in the place. You're more than likely to have a better time at the gay bars next door. Keep Austin Weird!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The whole establishment

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In the middle of the bar is a see through floor with sharks/sting-rays swimming around. Where else can you go and dance on sharks and sting-rays?? The music is great for a night of dancing! So much fun!

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★★★★☆

In the middle of the bar is a see through floor with sharks/sting-rays swimming around. Where else can you go and dance on sharks and sting-rays?? The music is great for a night of dancing! So much fun!

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Iwould never give money to this establishment again! My friends and i had a really bad experiemce with rude bartenders and pathetic drinks.... i have never met a bigger loser than the manager of this place. Definitely go somewhere else for a good time in Austin...

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★☆☆☆☆

Iwould never give money to this establishment again! My friends and i had a really bad experiemce with rude bartenders and pathetic drinks.... i have never met a bigger loser than the manager of this place. Definitely go somewhere else for a good time in Austin...

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I merely repeat what others have stated. Both of my attempts to enter - denied. First due to open toed shoes. Second on a Saturday night - I was dressed and was told there was a private party, while watching others go in, not being asked to show and reflect proof of knowing anything about a private party. It is not normal for a club to have private parties for the whole club on a Friday night. Business wise does not make sense, as to all the money they would be losing. Will NEVER attempt to enter again!!! DISCRIMINATION IS NOT AUSTIN BEHAVIOR.

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★☆☆☆☆

I merely repeat what others have stated. Both of my attempts to enter - denied. First due to open toed shoes. Second on a Saturday night - I was dressed and was told there was a private party, while watching others go in, not being asked to show and reflect proof of knowing anything about a private party. It is not normal for a club to have private parties for the whole club on a Friday night. Business wise does not make sense, as to all the money they would be losing. Will NEVER attempt to enter again!!! DISCRIMINATION IS NOT AUSTIN BEHAVIOR.

Cons: Discrimination!

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My husband and I went to Qua recently and after a few hours of drinking we received our bill and found that we had been charged for more drinks than we ordered. This is the second time this has happened to us at Qua the first time the waitress took off nearly half our bill and was much more accomodating than this second experience. Not only were we charged for drinks we did not order but the drinks were over priced and watered down; we were charged for "tall glass drinks" that we never asked for, and the tip was already included..and way more than we would have left considering the attitude of the waitress. We tried to speak with the manager and he became argumentative when we discussed the matter with him. He then directed us to our waitress who we argued with us for about 1/2 hour before she agreed to take off one drink. I would not recommend this place and I see after reading some reviews that others have had similar experiences.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to Qua recently and after a few hours of drinking we received our bill and found that we had been charged for more drinks than we ordered. This is the second time this has happened to us at Qua the first time the waitress took off nearly half our bill and was much more accomodating than this second experience. Not only were we charged for drinks we did not order but the drinks were over priced and watered down; we were charged for "tall glass drinks" that we never asked for, and the tip was already included..and way more than we would have left considering the attitude of the waitress. We tried to speak with the manager and he became argumentative when we discussed the matter with him. He then directed us to our waitress who we argued with us for about 1/2 hour before she agreed to take off one drink. I would not recommend this place and I see after reading some reviews that others have had similar experiences.

Pros: Arabic night is held there once a month!

Cons: prices, staff and managment

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Not to mention that they're in the completely wrong market for trying to be high end it's how inconsistent they are in enforcing everything is what makes a lot of people angry. Some people aren't allowed in with flip flops on, some aren't allowed in with jeans on, and on the other hand some are. If you buy a bottle marked up several hundred percent of what they're worth then you're treated differently. They don't care about reservations, they don't care about customer service. I know this because I had a reservation and it didn't matter. I had true religions on but they're jeans so I guess it wasn't good enough. But some random guy in flip flops AND jeans got in because well I guess he was better than me. Thanks but no thanks. Terrible customer service. The place is more hype than it delivers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not to mention that they're in the completely wrong market for trying to be high end it's how inconsistent they are in enforcing everything is what makes a lot of people angry. Some people aren't allowed in with flip flops on, some aren't allowed in with jeans on, and on the other hand some are. If you buy a bottle marked up several hundred percent of what they're worth then you're treated differently. They don't care about reservations, they don't care about customer service. I know this because I had a reservation and it didn't matter. I had true religions on but they're jeans so I guess it wasn't good enough. But some random guy in flip flops AND jeans got in because well I guess he was better than me. Thanks but no thanks. Terrible customer service. The place is more hype than it delivers.

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This place is lame and pretentious for no apparent reason. I understand if you want to maintain certain standards or code of operation because you're wanting to maintain a particular client base. But they're so absolutely inconsistent with all their rules on who gets in or not that it make a lot of people angry. I think that every single one of my friends hate this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is lame and pretentious for no apparent reason. I understand if you want to maintain certain standards or code of operation because you're wanting to maintain a particular client base. But they're so absolutely inconsistent with all their rules on who gets in or not that it make a lot of people angry. I think that every single one of my friends hate this place.

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First of all, this was my anniversary weekend as well as my b'day and my brother(who lives in Austin) told me about this place and wanted us to go there to celebrate and said it was a good place to take nice pictures. Well once we get to the entrance, the guys working the door(on Sept. 18, 2009) immediately tells my husband that he couldn't come in because he had on sneakers but at the same time we seen a guy leaving out who also had on sneakers(Chuck Taylor's) to be exact. So we asked why was that guy allowed to enter but not my husband. The guy stated that the other guy bought a bottle. Well we were never asked did we have reservations or anything to begin with before being turned away. So while we're standing there arguing with one of the guys at the door, the other guy let a dude go in who had on flip flops......WTF.....but this place SUPPOSEDLY has a business attire dress code. So after we point that out to them, the guy tells my husband that his pants were baggy in which they were not. My husband is 5'4" and his pants were a little bulgy around the ankle but he had on a belt and button down shirt with a collar that was tucked in. So that's why I say these people were DISCRIMINATING and RUDEand denied us access due to their own personal reasons, not the club requirements. We were also denied when requested to see the manager and were treated very rudely. I ADVISE EVERYONE NOT TO GO NEAR THIS PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE TRASH ON THE STREET. THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all, this was my anniversary weekend as well as my b'day and my brother(who lives in Austin) told me about this place and wanted us to go there to celebrate and said it was a good place to take nice pictures. Well once we get to the entrance, the guys working the door(on Sept. 18, 2009) immediately tells my husband that he couldn't come in because he had on sneakers but at the same time we seen a guy leaving out who also had on sneakers(Chuck Taylor's) to be exact. So we asked why was that guy allowed to enter but not my husband. The guy stated that the other guy bought a bottle. Well we were never asked did we have reservations or anything to begin with before being turned away. So while we're standing there arguing with one of the guys at the door, the other guy let a dude go in who had on flip flops......WTF.....but this place SUPPOSEDLY has a business attire dress code. So after we point that out to them, the guy tells my husband that his pants were baggy in which they were not. My husband is 5'4" and his pants were a little bulgy around the ankle but he had on a belt and button down shirt with a collar that was tucked in. So that's why I say these people were DISCRIMINATING and RUDEand denied us access due to their own personal reasons, not the club requirements. We were also denied when requested to see the manager and were treated very rudely. I ADVISE EVERYONE NOT TO GO NEAR THIS PLACE UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE TRASH ON THE STREET. THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN!!!!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: The Workers Attitudes

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I was there Saturday night. I got there around 11 p.m. and couldn't wait to leave. It was a mess. The DJ played some decent music, but the place is so crowded with drunk people. It was so HOT in the club. The bouncers think they are God's gift to women and will ignore you. The place will RIP you off!! They will charge you for more than what you had. Buy one drink at a time. DO NOT start a tab!!! UGH!!! I will NEVER go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was there Saturday night. I got there around 11 p.m. and couldn't wait to leave. It was a mess. The DJ played some decent music, but the place is so crowded with drunk people. It was so HOT in the club. The bouncers think they are God's gift to women and will ignore you. The place will RIP you off!! They will charge you for more than what you had. Buy one drink at a time. DO NOT start a tab!!! UGH!!! I will NEVER go back!

Pros: restrooms were clean

Cons: music, drinks, waitresses, and overpriced, add tips on to ev

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First off, the name is completely stupid. Second, the bouncers are total cheese d*cks. Denying people entrance because of their appearance or dress was absolutely laughable for a bar in Austin, TX. Third, the sharks. Whaaat the f? Completely disgusting to have animals trapped underneath a cheesy plexiglass (totally scuffed, i might add) dance floor. Fourth, $20 minimum for credit card tabs. That is sort of easy to do when your Miller Lites are 5 dollars and you have to get so loaded out of your mind to forget where you are. You are wasting your time and money if you go here. Not to mention, you will leave feeling bad about yourself that you stood in line and paid money to drink at such a stupid place.

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★☆☆☆☆

First off, the name is completely stupid. Second, the bouncers are total cheese d*cks. Denying people entrance because of their appearance or dress was absolutely laughable for a bar in Austin, TX. Third, the sharks. Whaaat the f? Completely disgusting to have animals trapped underneath a cheesy plexiglass (totally scuffed, i might add) dance floor. Fourth, $20 minimum for credit card tabs. That is sort of easy to do when your Miller Lites are 5 dollars and you have to get so loaded out of your mind to forget where you are. You are wasting your time and money if you go here. Not to mention, you will leave feeling bad about yourself that you stood in line and paid money to drink at such a stupid place.

Pros: none

Cons: tons

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The DJ was awesome Saturday night but the bartenders were horrible. Not to mention the ditsy cocktail waitress that could not get the tabs right. They add gratuity on everything! I liked the atmosphere but would probably not come back due to overpriced drinks and rude staff.

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★★☆☆☆

The DJ was awesome Saturday night but the bartenders were horrible. Not to mention the ditsy cocktail waitress that could not get the tabs right. They add gratuity on everything! I liked the atmosphere but would probably not come back due to overpriced drinks and rude staff.

Pros: DJ, Dancing

Cons: Bartenders, Cocktail Waitress, Gratuity added

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We went with two different crowds on a Thursday and on a Saturday. We had a great time and all our friends enjoyed the nice atmosphere. The DJ is great at keeping the flow of music going and we danced all night long. I think all the bad reviews stemmed from their early opening days. They are settling more into an Austin friendly environment. If you like a nice clean club with great music and no gangster looking wannabe's you'll appreciate the classiness.

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★★★★☆

We went with two different crowds on a Thursday and on a Saturday. We had a great time and all our friends enjoyed the nice atmosphere. The DJ is great at keeping the flow of music going and we danced all night long. I think all the bad reviews stemmed from their early opening days. They are settling more into an Austin friendly environment. If you like a nice clean club with great music and no gangster looking wannabe's you'll appreciate the classiness.

Pros: DJ, Bartenders, Atmosphere

Cons: Pricey drinks

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I thought this place was supposed to be "hip". I visited this establishment about 8 months ago when they were requiring a dress code on the weekends. Even saw them turn away customers because of their dress. Also, the bartender I dealt with on this first occassion was great.

So attending a friend's 40th birthday at this location had me dressing up more so than I normally do. When I got there I was suprised to see so many people in jeans and flip flops. The DJ was good. He/She kept a good flow of good music.

The only problem I had was with the bartender. I have a common last name. So I make sure to always tell them my first name (which is uncommon) when getting the tab. I had intended to pay in cash, but couldn't find my cash in my purse when I went to pay (threw it in from parking), therefore I put my 1 beer on an open tab on my card. By the end of the night, I still had had only one beer, so I searched through my purse and found the extra money I threw in. I got up to the bar to pay with cash instead of my card they held and he told me it would be $14 for the two Absolutes I had. I said, no I had one Shiner. He kept telling me I had 2 Absolutes. I told him I refuse to pay for two drinks I did not have. He told me one second and spoke with the "manager" and then came back to me and said "I'll eat the cost and only charge you for your Shiner."

It was as if he was trying to make me feel bad that I was costing him and that he was helping me out.

Then he gets back to the screen and realized he pulled a "Jennifer Common Last Name" and not my tab. He finds my tab. And still does not apologize to me for the mix up.

I realize I only bought 1 drink. I realize he wasn't going to make a large tip off me, but that really is no way to treat a paying customer, especially when I'm paying $5 for a Shiner beer. If you are willing to pay for bottle service, then you won't have any problems. But if you are a small timer, then good luck with the spotty service.

I won't be going back to Qua, even though my friend had a great birthday party and the music was great.

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★★☆☆☆

I thought this place was supposed to be "hip". I visited this establishment about 8 months ago when they were requiring a dress code on the weekends. Even saw them turn away customers because of their dress. Also, the bartender I dealt with on this first occassion was great.

So attending a friend's 40th birthday at this location had me dressing up more so than I normally do. When I got there I was suprised to see so many people in jeans and flip flops. The DJ was good. He/She kept a good flow of good music.

The only problem I had was with the bartender. I have a common last name. So I make sure to always tell them my first name (which is uncommon) when getting the tab. I had intended to pay in cash, but couldn't find my cash in my purse when I went to pay (threw it in from parking), therefore I put my 1 beer on an open tab on my card. By the end of the night, I still had had only one beer, so I searched through my purse and found the extra money I threw in. I got up to the bar to pay with cash instead of my card they held and he told me it would be $14 for the two Absolutes I had. I said, no I had one Shiner. He kept telling me I had 2 Absolutes. I told him I refuse to pay for two drinks I did not have. He told me one second and spoke with the "manager" and then came back to me and said "I'll eat the cost and only charge you for your Shiner."

It was as if he was trying to make me feel bad that I was costing him and that he was helping me out.

Then he gets back to the screen and realized he pulled a "Jennifer Common Last Name" and not my tab. He finds my tab. And still does not apologize to me for the mix up.

I realize I only bought 1 drink. I realize he wasn't going to make a large tip off me, but that really is no way to treat a paying customer, especially when I'm paying $5 for a Shiner beer. If you are willing to pay for bottle service, then you won't have any problems. But if you are a small timer, then good luck with the spotty service.

I won't be going back to Qua, even though my friend had a great birthday party and the music was great.

Pros: Good DJ, Nice Outside Area, Good Atmospher

Cons: Mean Bartenders, Elitest Mentalities

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This is by far the stupidest place Austin has to offer. I went in with some friends this weekend (NOT MY IDEA) and was flabbergasted to see this kind of a scene here in our city. These people think they're in posh NYC and I felt like I was being punked. What a waste of money. And to top it all off, they're mean! They have beautiful, wild sharks under this tank in the floor. It was one of the worst attention getters I've ever seen.

Don't go here, unless you want to waste your money, your time and feel like a lowlife for supporting a business that uses animals as props.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is by far the stupidest place Austin has to offer. I went in with some friends this weekend (NOT MY IDEA) and was flabbergasted to see this kind of a scene here in our city. These people think they're in posh NYC and I felt like I was being punked. What a waste of money. And to top it all off, they're mean! They have beautiful, wild sharks under this tank in the floor. It was one of the worst attention getters I've ever seen.

Don't go here, unless you want to waste your money, your time and feel like a lowlife for supporting a business that uses animals as props.

Pros: Can't think of one

Cons: Can think of a hundred

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My coworker and I recently visited Qua the atmosphere was great the bartendar was quite friendly the drinks were on and poppin (but too expensive) and not enough seating. Other than that we had a good time.

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★★★☆☆

My coworker and I recently visited Qua the atmosphere was great the bartendar was quite friendly the drinks were on and poppin (but too expensive) and not enough seating. Other than that we had a good time.

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Qua has to be one of Austin's most fabulous nightclubs, point blank. The atmosphere is very upscale and trendy, the have sharks in the dance-floor, and the bar is great. Dress code is strictly enforced, you must look super chic, otherwise you will be turned away. Oh yeah, expect to have the AmEx ready, their bottles/drinks aren't cheap to say the least.

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★★★★★

Qua has to be one of Austin's most fabulous nightclubs, point blank. The atmosphere is very upscale and trendy, the have sharks in the dance-floor, and the bar is great. Dress code is strictly enforced, you must look super chic, otherwise you will be turned away. Oh yeah, expect to have the AmEx ready, their bottles/drinks aren't cheap to say the least.

Pros: Music, Dance-floor, people

Cons: Space

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I went to Qua several months ago on a Thursday night. I had a blast! We left the club to go find something else to do. We meandered around downtown checking out other clubs and finally decided that we were having such a blast at Qua we shouldn?t have ever left, so we went back and closed ?er down. I loved the ambiance and the DJ played every song I requested! The bartender was making the best Mojitos I?d ever had and we danced our booties off all night long. I?m defiantly going back!

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★★★★★

I went to Qua several months ago on a Thursday night. I had a blast! We left the club to go find something else to do. We meandered around downtown checking out other clubs and finally decided that we were having such a blast at Qua we shouldn?t have ever left, so we went back and closed ?er down. I loved the ambiance and the DJ played every song I requested! The bartender was making the best Mojitos I?d ever had and we danced our booties off all night long. I?m defiantly going back!

Pros: Everything was great!

Cons: Drinks were pricey

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ha ha its kind of funny seeing the bad reviews on such a beautiful night club. The only thing that I don't like is the loud music. It would be nice to be able to listen to nice lounge music and, carry on a conversation without yelling . Over all I do like the set up we need more nice upscale spots in austin. I give qua a thumbs up

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★★★★☆

ha ha its kind of funny seeing the bad reviews on such a beautiful night club. The only thing that I don't like is the loud music. It would be nice to be able to listen to nice lounge music and, carry on a conversation without yelling . Over all I do like the set up we need more nice upscale spots in austin. I give qua a thumbs up

Pros: the salt water aquarium is nice

Cons: lower the music its way too loud.

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I'm not sure why everyone is judging this place based on "who is there" and/or "what they're wearing". I went with a group of friends and we had the best time. The music was awesome - we danced all night long. The D.J. was "spinning" great music. The service was outstanding. With every drink or shot we ordered, the bartender gave us a "free" full bottle of water, unlike most clubs in Austin where it is so hard to get anyone to bring you water and if they do, it is a short glass mostly filled with ice. I found this to be very responsible of them, not just trying to make a buck off of drinks regardless of how many an individual has had. Very un-pretentious if you ask me. My girlfriends and I go dancing all over Austin, and we always seem to have a great time where ever we are. So, I guess the saying is true, it doesnt matter where you are, it is who you are with! This was a great club, with great music, and great service. Oh, and very clean too. We will definitely go back!

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★★★★★

I'm not sure why everyone is judging this place based on "who is there" and/or "what they're wearing". I went with a group of friends and we had the best time. The music was awesome - we danced all night long. The D.J. was "spinning" great music. The service was outstanding. With every drink or shot we ordered, the bartender gave us a "free" full bottle of water, unlike most clubs in Austin where it is so hard to get anyone to bring you water and if they do, it is a short glass mostly filled with ice. I found this to be very responsible of them, not just trying to make a buck off of drinks regardless of how many an individual has had. Very un-pretentious if you ask me. My girlfriends and I go dancing all over Austin, and we always seem to have a great time where ever we are. So, I guess the saying is true, it doesnt matter where you are, it is who you are with! This was a great club, with great music, and great service. Oh, and very clean too. We will definitely go back!

Pros: Outstanding service, awesome music, great atmosphere!

Cons: Can't think of any...

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A few friends and I wandered past Qua this past weekend and we'd heard all the hype so decided to try it out for ourselves. A word of advice: Don't bother. The space was small and although it was crowded it was not full of the "head-turners" that it advertises. The entire ambience desperately screamed "I'm trying too hard!" and so did the mess of people inside. A high-class bar should stay true to its identity as such, and on the night that we were there (a SATURDAY night) the status of the space and those within it was largely unremarkable. The whole concept and execution is just silly and unnecessary in a city with so many truly great after-dark hotspots.

Also, I don't know what the deal is with the minimum age being 25, nobody in our group was over 24 and the guys at the door didn't say a word about it. The drinks were good though.

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★★★☆☆

A few friends and I wandered past Qua this past weekend and we'd heard all the hype so decided to try it out for ourselves. A word of advice: Don't bother. The space was small and although it was crowded it was not full of the "head-turners" that it advertises. The entire ambience desperately screamed "I'm trying too hard!" and so did the mess of people inside. A high-class bar should stay true to its identity as such, and on the night that we were there (a SATURDAY night) the status of the space and those within it was largely unremarkable. The whole concept and execution is just silly and unnecessary in a city with so many truly great after-dark hotspots.

Also, I don't know what the deal is with the minimum age being 25, nobody in our group was over 24 and the guys at the door didn't say a word about it. The drinks were good though.

Pros: Good drinks, friendly bartenders

Cons: Crowded, pretentious atmosphere

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The title says it all. I'm disappointed that such a snooty place is helping to shape the personality of the downtown area.

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★☆☆☆☆

The title says it all. I'm disappointed that such a snooty place is helping to shape the personality of the downtown area.

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To the people that doubt the crowd. I don't have shitloads of money nor do I act like I do. I just go cause that is where I want to go. I make 35,000 a yr but I will splurge ot have the atmosphere and enjoy a few drinks and then go somewhere else. If you don't like it go somewhere else and find somewhere that suits you. Don't talk SH#% to the people that want to have a good time.......

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★★★★☆

To the people that doubt the crowd. I don't have shitloads of money nor do I act like I do. I just go cause that is where I want to go. I make 35,000 a yr but I will splurge ot have the atmosphere and enjoy a few drinks and then go somewhere else. If you don't like it go somewhere else and find somewhere that suits you. Don't talk SH#% to the people that want to have a good time.......

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I've lived in Austin for 4 years but went to UCLA for undergrad. I regularly go back to visit my friends and we go to all the hard to get into places when we can as well as chill places in LA, so I like a mix of the two. QUA is LAME. Why? Because of the crowd and the bouncers. It is so annoying to see people inside that act like they are important and that QUA is THE happening place and they are THE happening people. They aren't attractive, definitely not young and could never, ever get into places in NY and LA. They act like they are all deserving and the best thing to happen to Austin (the bouncers do too). Why don't they get that they just don't belong in Austin? I know it's been mentioned in other reviews but seriously, if you don't know what Austin is about then you need to GTFO or just keep blowing your fake money at QUA and feel important to pad your ego til it hopefully shuts down.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've lived in Austin for 4 years but went to UCLA for undergrad. I regularly go back to visit my friends and we go to all the hard to get into places when we can as well as chill places in LA, so I like a mix of the two. QUA is LAME. Why? Because of the crowd and the bouncers. It is so annoying to see people inside that act like they are important and that QUA is THE happening place and they are THE happening people. They aren't attractive, definitely not young and could never, ever get into places in NY and LA. They act like they are all deserving and the best thing to happen to Austin (the bouncers do too). Why don't they get that they just don't belong in Austin? I know it's been mentioned in other reviews but seriously, if you don't know what Austin is about then you need to GTFO or just keep blowing your fake money at QUA and feel important to pad your ego til it hopefully shuts down.

Pros: Absolutely none

Cons: bouncers, terrible wannabe crowd

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I just had to write a review concerning the other reviews. It seems the majority of reviewers haven't even been inside the joint. So you form an opinion based on you shoddy clogs, dirty thrift store t-shirts, incredible ability to feel what the marine life does and inability to pay for a $6.00 crown n coke. Go to the nearest HEB, pick up a sixer of lonestar, a bottle of Tito's, some beans and weanies. Then drive back to your doublewide or 300 sqft SoCo loft and shut the **** up.

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★★★★★

I just had to write a review concerning the other reviews. It seems the majority of reviewers haven't even been inside the joint. So you form an opinion based on you shoddy clogs, dirty thrift store t-shirts, incredible ability to feel what the marine life does and inability to pay for a $6.00 crown n coke. Go to the nearest HEB, pick up a sixer of lonestar, a bottle of Tito's, some beans and weanies. Then drive back to your doublewide or 300 sqft SoCo loft and shut the **** up.

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I recently went down to Austin for a Bachelorette Party, and one place I wanted to check out was Qua. It was beyond my expectations, the entire atmosphere is amazing. The music was great and songs we love to dance to. This place was something I've never seen before. I would definitely recommend checking this place out.

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★★★★☆

I recently went down to Austin for a Bachelorette Party, and one place I wanted to check out was Qua. It was beyond my expectations, the entire atmosphere is amazing. The music was great and songs we love to dance to. This place was something I've never seen before. I would definitely recommend checking this place out.

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I was walking across the street to Saba for Happy Hour 2 weeks ago at 5 or 6pm and outside of QUA, I saw two bouncers dressed in suits, with a velvet rope up, with their stupid headsets in! Are you kidding me??? Forget the time, it was just nuts to see big burly bouncers with a velvet rope and headsets! Are they in the wrong city? Who allowed this to be built in Austin and what kind of lame people does it attract? It is a given that you will find these types of places in NY or LA - I used to live in NY for 5 years and it was understood that certain places would be pretentious and hard to get into....especially when Jay-Z and Lindsay Lohan are hanging out there. I'm not against nice places in Austin but the pretentiousness by power hungry bouncers and staff + wannabes that don't belong in Austin in the first place.....need to GET OUT and move to NY and get rejected there. HAHA.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was walking across the street to Saba for Happy Hour 2 weeks ago at 5 or 6pm and outside of QUA, I saw two bouncers dressed in suits, with a velvet rope up, with their stupid headsets in! Are you kidding me??? Forget the time, it was just nuts to see big burly bouncers with a velvet rope and headsets! Are they in the wrong city? Who allowed this to be built in Austin and what kind of lame people does it attract? It is a given that you will find these types of places in NY or LA - I used to live in NY for 5 years and it was understood that certain places would be pretentious and hard to get into....especially when Jay-Z and Lindsay Lohan are hanging out there. I'm not against nice places in Austin but the pretentiousness by power hungry bouncers and staff + wannabes that don't belong in Austin in the first place.....need to GET OUT and move to NY and get rejected there. HAHA.

Pros: If you are looking for a good laugh

Cons: its plainly obvious that anyone who "gets Austin" knows this place doesn't belong; oh yeah, don't forget the poor sharks that suffer

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Lame. Attempting to take meat markets to the next level but even failing at that, Qua would be appropriate for only the most insipid patrons. I've lived in Austin for 15 years, San Francisco for many, and NYC, and I cannot wait for this to shut down. It's a blight on our fair city.

I feel like Russian gangsters are going to start shooting at any second. Or I'm in an episode of Miami Vice. Break out your white pants, pink blazer, and overwhelming desire to get a social disease. I'm sure if I looked hard enough I could see some keys of coke being passed under the table somewhere.

Go back to Scary Land from whence you came creepy Guidos! This place actually insults Creep Guidos. In fact, if I went in and there were a bunch of cigar chomping old NYC gangstas - that would be kinda cool. Nay, I tell you, these guys aren't even remotely that authentic and charming.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lame. Attempting to take meat markets to the next level but even failing at that, Qua would be appropriate for only the most insipid patrons. I've lived in Austin for 15 years, San Francisco for many, and NYC, and I cannot wait for this to shut down. It's a blight on our fair city.

I feel like Russian gangsters are going to start shooting at any second. Or I'm in an episode of Miami Vice. Break out your white pants, pink blazer, and overwhelming desire to get a social disease. I'm sure if I looked hard enough I could see some keys of coke being passed under the table somewhere.

Go back to Scary Land from whence you came creepy Guidos! This place actually insults Creep Guidos. In fact, if I went in and there were a bunch of cigar chomping old NYC gangstas - that would be kinda cool. Nay, I tell you, these guys aren't even remotely that authentic and charming.

Pros: Free coke straws and strippers at the door.

Cons: Why is this here again?

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Imagine being in a tank under a dance floor with blinding lights and loud vibrations. sound like fun? now imagine yourself a shark. i cant believe how un-Austin this place is and how people can support a place that thinks animal cruelty is hip. who cares about the drink prices?!

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★☆☆☆☆

Imagine being in a tank under a dance floor with blinding lights and loud vibrations. sound like fun? now imagine yourself a shark. i cant believe how un-Austin this place is and how people can support a place that thinks animal cruelty is hip. who cares about the drink prices?!

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My friends wanted to enter this place two weeks ago so we stepped in line. While in line, a doorman rudely pointed to my shoes and barked we don't allow tennis shoes inside. I was actually wearing fashionable Vans along with jeans and a black, casual sweater. The fact that that wasn't dressy enough for that place told me a lot about it already. I just looked at him like whatever and felt like I was back on Sunset Blvd at Roxbury or Miyagis. There is a reason I moved to Austin and it was to get away from those pretentious places. Most places in Austin have cool doormen who you can relate to. The meatheads in front of this place are there to intimidate and they throw off a bad vibe. It really did remind me of OC or LA but not in a good way.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends wanted to enter this place two weeks ago so we stepped in line. While in line, a doorman rudely pointed to my shoes and barked we don't allow tennis shoes inside. I was actually wearing fashionable Vans along with jeans and a black, casual sweater. The fact that that wasn't dressy enough for that place told me a lot about it already. I just looked at him like whatever and felt like I was back on Sunset Blvd at Roxbury or Miyagis. There is a reason I moved to Austin and it was to get away from those pretentious places. Most places in Austin have cool doormen who you can relate to. The meatheads in front of this place are there to intimidate and they throw off a bad vibe. It really did remind me of OC or LA but not in a good way.

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For those of you that say Austin is changing or there are finally upscale places in Austin, you really haven't been here long enough or are just plain stupid. QUA is lame because Austin is not pretentious - most of you couldn't get into the real places in LA and NY so getting into replicas in Austin makes you feel like a somebody. Austin is about casual fun, no attitude, and going out without having to worry about getting in. Don't get me wrong, upscale celeb ridden places are fun...in LA or NY! I have been to Les Deux and Tenjune etc, etc......but if you support those types of places in Austin, get out of our beautiful gem of a city ASAP you wannabes.

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★☆☆☆☆

For those of you that say Austin is changing or there are finally upscale places in Austin, you really haven't been here long enough or are just plain stupid. QUA is lame because Austin is not pretentious - most of you couldn't get into the real places in LA and NY so getting into replicas in Austin makes you feel like a somebody. Austin is about casual fun, no attitude, and going out without having to worry about getting in. Don't get me wrong, upscale celeb ridden places are fun...in LA or NY! I have been to Les Deux and Tenjune etc, etc......but if you support those types of places in Austin, get out of our beautiful gem of a city ASAP you wannabes.

Pros: nothing

Cons: pads egos of wannabes

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I went in to see the hype. I had to inform one of the bouncers to check the bathroom... I've never seen so much coke in my life... on every counter and every stall. The bouncers were rude, maybe from Pangea, I'm not sure. The bar is very pleasing to the eye though. I will say the decor was pretty cool, I just wish there were fountains throughout the place. I felt so sorry for the Sharks and such. I don't care what kind of NASA material they used in construction. You can bet your sweet base note that the Sharks feel it. And I don't care if Jacques Cousteau is watching them. He would only be watching them die a slow, sad death. I just saw where 3 of the sharks have died already and a fourth is sick. That's a shame. Truly. Don't wast your money or time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in to see the hype. I had to inform one of the bouncers to check the bathroom... I've never seen so much coke in my life... on every counter and every stall. The bouncers were rude, maybe from Pangea, I'm not sure. The bar is very pleasing to the eye though. I will say the decor was pretty cool, I just wish there were fountains throughout the place. I felt so sorry for the Sharks and such. I don't care what kind of NASA material they used in construction. You can bet your sweet base note that the Sharks feel it. And I don't care if Jacques Cousteau is watching them. He would only be watching them die a slow, sad death. I just saw where 3 of the sharks have died already and a fourth is sick. That's a shame. Truly. Don't wast your money or time.

Pros: Cool fountains.

Cons: Shark tank of death

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I did not care for this place. Checked it out with some friends to see what the hype was all about and unfortunately was disappointed. The fountains were nice but I was expecting alot more. This place isn't any different than any other bar except for overpriced drinks and staff that aren't very friendly.

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★☆☆☆☆

I did not care for this place. Checked it out with some friends to see what the hype was all about and unfortunately was disappointed. The fountains were nice but I was expecting alot more. This place isn't any different than any other bar except for overpriced drinks and staff that aren't very friendly.

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Most of the time you're just confused about why there are animals there that you're dancing on/around. What the....? I mean they're sharks...let them be. Very un-Austin. It was sick. There's this barely 2 ft tank with 100s of banging stillettos...and it was full of posers trying to get into the 4th street scene. Ew.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Most of the time you're just confused about why there are animals there that you're dancing on/around. What the....? I mean they're sharks...let them be. Very un-Austin. It was sick. There's this barely 2 ft tank with 100s of banging stillettos...and it was full of posers trying to get into the 4th street scene. Ew.

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OK! OK! so you say this is the night club of the century huh! Well now let me explain why I was not impressed it just stuck me funny that the drinks at the bar was not even as good and the barteeders seem interested in making money or tips. The place looked really cool but they have these see through tanks underneath the dance floor that fish you can actually see swimming under your feet. THE MOST DIFFICULT PART WAS THE SHARKS AND STINGRAYS THEY CAN FEEL THE VIBRATION OF THE POUNDING ON THE DANCE FLOOR.. Let's say you a sadist this would be a great club to visit. You can actually watch these poor creatures suffering. I would not return for the reason of such brass cruelity.SORRY NOT FOR ME.

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★☆☆☆☆

OK! OK! so you say this is the night club of the century huh! Well now let me explain why I was not impressed it just stuck me funny that the drinks at the bar was not even as good and the barteeders seem interested in making money or tips. The place looked really cool but they have these see through tanks underneath the dance floor that fish you can actually see swimming under your feet. THE MOST DIFFICULT PART WAS THE SHARKS AND STINGRAYS THEY CAN FEEL THE VIBRATION OF THE POUNDING ON THE DANCE FLOOR.. Let's say you a sadist this would be a great club to visit. You can actually watch these poor creatures suffering. I would not return for the reason of such brass cruelity.SORRY NOT FOR ME.

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Or," What?!" It gets 1 star only because negative ratings are not an option. A perfect place for the leering old geezers and their skanky "escorts" whom we saw on our one and only descent into this pseudo-club. The interior, decor, the pathetic posers and visiting convention-goer types peppered throughout parallel the scariest dream sequences of Twin Peaks or any other David Lynch film for that matter. The staff range from inept to total dweeb. This place would do itself a service to relocate to some other part of the city, like Northwest Austin. Hey, maybe inside Lakeline Mall!

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★☆☆☆☆

Or," What?!" It gets 1 star only because negative ratings are not an option. A perfect place for the leering old geezers and their skanky "escorts" whom we saw on our one and only descent into this pseudo-club. The interior, decor, the pathetic posers and visiting convention-goer types peppered throughout parallel the scariest dream sequences of Twin Peaks or any other David Lynch film for that matter. The staff range from inept to total dweeb. This place would do itself a service to relocate to some other part of the city, like Northwest Austin. Hey, maybe inside Lakeline Mall!

Pros: None

Cons: Sleazy, Pretentious, Rip-Off

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Me and my girlfriends love to come here on the weekends. The bar staff is very informative and all of them look straight out of a GQ or Vogue magazine. I ordered something that wasn't available and they gave me something else complimentary. All of the cocktails were very delectable and my favorite was one of their specialty cocktails from the menu called the sea cucumber that consisted of gin, sour, muddled up cucumber and chives. It was so good! This place is also fun for after-work, I've gone here a few times for happy hour and it was catered by Mars and all the drinks were half-price. The interior of this place is amazing though, people hype it up because of the sharks but if you have paid any attention to the news they have a marine biologist on hand at all times and the sharks are in no harm. I find my favorite part the fountains outside. Anyway, whether you are looking to relax while having a drink after dinner or to mingle and dance, I find this place to always be a lot of fun!

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★★★★★

Me and my girlfriends love to come here on the weekends. The bar staff is very informative and all of them look straight out of a GQ or Vogue magazine. I ordered something that wasn't available and they gave me something else complimentary. All of the cocktails were very delectable and my favorite was one of their specialty cocktails from the menu called the sea cucumber that consisted of gin, sour, muddled up cucumber and chives. It was so good! This place is also fun for after-work, I've gone here a few times for happy hour and it was catered by Mars and all the drinks were half-price. The interior of this place is amazing though, people hype it up because of the sharks but if you have paid any attention to the news they have a marine biologist on hand at all times and the sharks are in no harm. I find my favorite part the fountains outside. Anyway, whether you are looking to relax while having a drink after dinner or to mingle and dance, I find this place to always be a lot of fun!

Pros: Customer Service, Ambience, Tasty drinks

Cons: Parking, No beer on tap

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I'm undecided whether to hate this place altogether or am just indifferent.

On 1 hand, I like the effort, albeit, it is too snooty for me - 1st star goes to effort and the 2nd star goes to the pretty fountains. On the other hand, I don't like the PRETENTIOUS clientele + OVERPRICED drinks. GAWD was it overpriced!!!! The cheapest cocktail is $8. The drink menu has bottles for $255 and up to $1000 (yes, 3 zeros)!!!! WHATEVER! *AS IF*

Yes it is indeed 25+ years to enter, HOWEVER, straight from the horse's mouth (our cocktail waitress) is that if you are HOT + under 25, they ignore your ID, as long as you "have the look," - just don't look like a stripper or a s*ank! They like their women "classy." Guys, sorry - if you are under 25, even if you're hot, no dice.

As I sat there in my corner observing the night revelers, it dawned on my that most of the men there are unattractive, in their late 30s/40s and over it seems. No hot dudes....so my single friend was a bit bummed by all the greasy older men that kept bugging her.

Honestly, I had vowed never to venture in this venue when I read the reviews, but curiosity won. Plus we were standing within inches away, so we said "what the hay, let's see what all the hype is about this environmentally-unfriendly shark tank." Sure enough, there in the floor in the middle of the place, were the sand sharks, sting rays, and a few other smaller species. I have to give them kudos for the gimmick. That tank alone is what is bringing in most of the clients. We are all curious.

I, like the rest of the revelers (I'm sure), were more in shock than in awe of the display. There were people dancing on the tank and walking all over it, and just when I got on the "dance floor" they kicked everyone off, made a huge fuss, and roped off the section the rest of the night.

Anyway - that was my 1st and last time. I wanted to appease my curiosity, not go in the poorhouse after a couple of drinks with greasy men.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm undecided whether to hate this place altogether or am just indifferent.

On 1 hand, I like the effort, albeit, it is too snooty for me - 1st star goes to effort and the 2nd star goes to the pretty fountains. On the other hand, I don't like the PRETENTIOUS clientele + OVERPRICED drinks. GAWD was it overpriced!!!! The cheapest cocktail is $8. The drink menu has bottles for $255 and up to $1000 (yes, 3 zeros)!!!! WHATEVER! *AS IF*

Yes it is indeed 25+ years to enter, HOWEVER, straight from the horse's mouth (our cocktail waitress) is that if you are HOT + under 25, they ignore your ID, as long as you "have the look," - just don't look like a stripper or a s*ank! They like their women "classy." Guys, sorry - if you are under 25, even if you're hot, no dice.

As I sat there in my corner observing the night revelers, it dawned on my that most of the men there are unattractive, in their late 30s/40s and over it seems. No hot dudes....so my single friend was a bit bummed by all the greasy older men that kept bugging her.

Honestly, I had vowed never to venture in this venue when I read the reviews, but curiosity won. Plus we were standing within inches away, so we said "what the hay, let's see what all the hype is about this environmentally-unfriendly shark tank." Sure enough, there in the floor in the middle of the place, were the sand sharks, sting rays, and a few other smaller species. I have to give them kudos for the gimmick. That tank alone is what is bringing in most of the clients. We are all curious.

I, like the rest of the revelers (I'm sure), were more in shock than in awe of the display. There were people dancing on the tank and walking all over it, and just when I got on the "dance floor" they kicked everyone off, made a huge fuss, and roped off the section the rest of the night.

Anyway - that was my 1st and last time. I wanted to appease my curiosity, not go in the poorhouse after a couple of drinks with greasy men.

Pros: Pretty fountains, nice effort

Cons: Pretentious, Overpriced, No Dancing

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It's hard for me to believe that in Austin, a city conscientiously aware and progressive, that a nightclub proprietor would conceive a place like "Qua Bottle Lounge" would succeed. But it's here.

Marine biologists have found that these Elasmobranch fish do not survive in captivity - they endure immense suffering and slow deaths. They are intelligent and complex in their behavior and their natural environment is constantly changing and challenging, stimulating them neurologically. Even the best man-made habitats cannot replicate their world. The artificial confinement and limited swimming space are so restrictive that their metabolism shuts down. They refuse to eat and starve to death. Or, they cease their swimming and subsequently suffercate.

Close your eyes, imagine yourself held captive inside four walls. If that isn't torturous enough, imagine bright lights and loud noise, bass drones surrounding you. Imagine being trapped inside these four walls until you die of suffocation, starvation or madness.

The owner tries to justify his actions by labeling the enclosure a "shark exhibit". There is no educational or conservationist value. Qua has one value in mind - profiteering at the expense of living, breathing creatures captive for the club's decor. This is media-spin and an attempt to justify cruelty and profiting from the captivity, suffering and death of animals.

For anyone to witness or ignore this suffering of animals, is not only heartbreaking, but shocking. Please do not patronize this nightclub. Too many times we stand idly by as this sort of inhumanity happens right in front of us.

If you care, even a little, do not allow this type of treatment to animals in our city. Make it clear to this owner that if he wants to be a part of the Austin nightlife, animal cruelty does not fare well in this progressive city. Show him that we as proud, thoughtful, advanced Austenites are different and we do not condone cruelty-for-profit.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's hard for me to believe that in Austin, a city conscientiously aware and progressive, that a nightclub proprietor would conceive a place like "Qua Bottle Lounge" would succeed. But it's here.

Marine biologists have found that these Elasmobranch fish do not survive in captivity - they endure immense suffering and slow deaths. They are intelligent and complex in their behavior and their natural environment is constantly changing and challenging, stimulating them neurologically. Even the best man-made habitats cannot replicate their world. The artificial confinement and limited swimming space are so restrictive that their metabolism shuts down. They refuse to eat and starve to death. Or, they cease their swimming and subsequently suffercate.

Close your eyes, imagine yourself held captive inside four walls. If that isn't torturous enough, imagine bright lights and loud noise, bass drones surrounding you. Imagine being trapped inside these four walls until you die of suffocation, starvation or madness.

The owner tries to justify his actions by labeling the enclosure a "shark exhibit". There is no educational or conservationist value. Qua has one value in mind - profiteering at the expense of living, breathing creatures captive for the club's decor. This is media-spin and an attempt to justify cruelty and profiting from the captivity, suffering and death of animals.

For anyone to witness or ignore this suffering of animals, is not only heartbreaking, but shocking. Please do not patronize this nightclub. Too many times we stand idly by as this sort of inhumanity happens right in front of us.

If you care, even a little, do not allow this type of treatment to animals in our city. Make it clear to this owner that if he wants to be a part of the Austin nightlife, animal cruelty does not fare well in this progressive city. Show him that we as proud, thoughtful, advanced Austenites are different and we do not condone cruelty-for-profit.

Pros: None

Cons: Profiting from the captivity, suffering and death of animals

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Not only do they have sharks on display in a restaurant/bar! Like decorations or accessories.
The staff have attitudes to boot. The drinks are too expensive and the scene is just dumb. Avoid this establishment, who thinks it's cool to come into a town like Austin and ruin it with their exhibit gimmick that is to anyone with half a brain and any semblance of human decency an outright sham, denying sharks the chance to even swim in a friggin straight line! That and their all around bad taste will have me NEVER RETURNING to Qua.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not only do they have sharks on display in a restaurant/bar! Like decorations or accessories.
The staff have attitudes to boot. The drinks are too expensive and the scene is just dumb. Avoid this establishment, who thinks it's cool to come into a town like Austin and ruin it with their exhibit gimmick that is to anyone with half a brain and any semblance of human decency an outright sham, denying sharks the chance to even swim in a friggin straight line! That and their all around bad taste will have me NEVER RETURNING to Qua.

Cons: Sharks held captive under gimmick they're an exhibit!?

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From the moment we walked in, I felt it - a lame attempt to "out gimmick" every other gimmicky bar around 4th street. The fountains were nice - (there's one in front of 219, so nothing special there) the fish were interesting for 15 minutes if you're buzzed, maybe 30 minutes if you're high - after that, the whole effect is just like Cuba Libra - the layout of the bar and the general feel. It's all been done before - and it's nothing new.

The staff seemed self-important, as if charging exorbanent prices for mediocre drinks made the oxygen they breathed a little more special. Maybe they were upset that on a Friday night, they couldn't do any better than maybe 50 unimpressed-looking clients trying to finish their drinks and get the hell outta there.

The cherry on the sundae was when some disheveled completely blitzed 21 year old college girl tripped over the air in front of her feet (while swaying in place,) and fell backwards into my leg. So much for the 25 and over crowd... I put my glass down (she'd spilled my drink all over herself anyway,) and we left - thankful that it was only 30 minutes of our lives that we couldn't get back.

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★☆☆☆☆

From the moment we walked in, I felt it - a lame attempt to "out gimmick" every other gimmicky bar around 4th street. The fountains were nice - (there's one in front of 219, so nothing special there) the fish were interesting for 15 minutes if you're buzzed, maybe 30 minutes if you're high - after that, the whole effect is just like Cuba Libra - the layout of the bar and the general feel. It's all been done before - and it's nothing new.

The staff seemed self-important, as if charging exorbanent prices for mediocre drinks made the oxygen they breathed a little more special. Maybe they were upset that on a Friday night, they couldn't do any better than maybe 50 unimpressed-looking clients trying to finish their drinks and get the hell outta there.

The cherry on the sundae was when some disheveled completely blitzed 21 year old college girl tripped over the air in front of her feet (while swaying in place,) and fell backwards into my leg. So much for the 25 and over crowd... I put my glass down (she'd spilled my drink all over herself anyway,) and we left - thankful that it was only 30 minutes of our lives that we couldn't get back.

Pros: The line to get OUT moved fast.

Cons: The line to get IN moved fast.

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The 25 and over rule is pretty lame and the drink prices are just as bad. I went there just to check out the sharks (in the tank), but even they looked bored. If you're looking for a cougar, though, this is the place to go.

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★☆☆☆☆

The 25 and over rule is pretty lame and the drink prices are just as bad. I went there just to check out the sharks (in the tank), but even they looked bored. If you're looking for a cougar, though, this is the place to go.

Pros: Nice looking venue

Cons: Too uppity, high drink prices

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Qua goes against everything Austin stands for...or atleast everything Austin used to stand for. If we continue trying to bulldoze bars like the Mean Eyed Cat and put up ones like Qua, this city will just become cheap copy of places like Dallas, that I and many other Austinites are trying to avoid. Qua is a terrible bar, there are terrible people there, and what other place in Austin, TX can get away serving $6 Budweisers....on a week night nonetheless! I will never, ever go to this place again, and I hope you don't either. Qua is such a bad bar, that I don't even have to bring up the fact that they cruelly house sharks in a tiny tank in the middle. The treatment of these sharks makes me sick to my stomach. Maybe if they add some caged monkeys they will get some more attention.

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★☆☆☆☆

Qua goes against everything Austin stands for...or atleast everything Austin used to stand for. If we continue trying to bulldoze bars like the Mean Eyed Cat and put up ones like Qua, this city will just become cheap copy of places like Dallas, that I and many other Austinites are trying to avoid. Qua is a terrible bar, there are terrible people there, and what other place in Austin, TX can get away serving $6 Budweisers....on a week night nonetheless! I will never, ever go to this place again, and I hope you don't either. Qua is such a bad bar, that I don't even have to bring up the fact that they cruelly house sharks in a tiny tank in the middle. The treatment of these sharks makes me sick to my stomach. Maybe if they add some caged monkeys they will get some more attention.

Pros: No caged monkeys

Cons: Caged Animals, $6 Budweisers

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it just SUX, It could be great....If it was an aqaurium, and the staff never spoke.......idiots!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

it just SUX, It could be great....If it was an aqaurium, and the staff never spoke.......idiots!!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: RUDE

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OK Boys and Girls, this is the cheeeeeeziest place in Austin. Yes they spent lots of money on the finish but there is no substance - similar to the California shopping mall mentality that it apparently sprung from. Qua tries WAY too hard to be cool and is totally out of place in Austin.

The floor and water features are very "Miami Vice meets Vegas Gold Nugget Ring Wearing Cheezball". Hideous.

The velvet rope made me laugh. We were invited, and although there were only a handful of people inside, the guy at the door (playing Madonna with his headset) was a dweeb and made us stand around while he gave us attitude.

Drinks were fine but overpriced, bartenders were slow and gave attitude, the crowd was yuppie cheeze and techie lame but ok dressed. We had fun because we are fabulous-- but I won't be going back. Ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

OK Boys and Girls, this is the cheeeeeeziest place in Austin. Yes they spent lots of money on the finish but there is no substance - similar to the California shopping mall mentality that it apparently sprung from. Qua tries WAY too hard to be cool and is totally out of place in Austin.

The floor and water features are very "Miami Vice meets Vegas Gold Nugget Ring Wearing Cheezball". Hideous.

The velvet rope made me laugh. We were invited, and although there were only a handful of people inside, the guy at the door (playing Madonna with his headset) was a dweeb and made us stand around while he gave us attitude.

Drinks were fine but overpriced, bartenders were slow and gave attitude, the crowd was yuppie cheeze and techie lame but ok dressed. We had fun because we are fabulous-- but I won't be going back. Ever.

Pros: It was very clean.

Cons: Tried to hard to be cool. Didn't work.

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It's a silly and lame attempt at being "Vegas" and comes up "Dallas." The product is pretty, but the delivery falls short. Take for example the selective age screening to get in: 25 and over. Well, if you are a pretty girl, you're in. (If it is like Vicci or their other clubs, being under 21 for pretty and willing girls won't be a problem either.) The 25 and over is to keep out the college boys (frat boys etc...) That will be okay with many people not particularly fond of frat boys, but it is not Austin. Austin is a college town. When our little group of professionals, presumably the demographics they are targeting, came up to the velvet rope, the place was empty. Perhaps there were 30 people inside. The door man touched his ear piece like a secret service agent and radioed someone of our presence, saying "I have five wanting to come in." Then he told us to wait for minute. About thirty seconds later he touches his ear piece and gets the ok. WTF?! So we go in and look for a place to sit. Btw, all tables are reserved VIP. So we go to the bar. Seriously, I can understand them wanting to recoup the cost of having a bizarre fish tank in the middle of the place, but their drink prices would make a greedy men's club blush, or so I was told by my dumbfounded male friends. So, Qua is an expensive novelty. It will get old sooner than later. Many people in Austin have expendable income and like to have a good time, but come on, we are not stupid. Tone down the pretensions at the door, have tables available for your guests without trying to milk a $1000 out of them, and drop your drink prices 20%. Embrace Austin, don't try to change it and then grab someone else's golden ring. It costs about the same to fly to Vegas and club there as to party at Qua. And before the owners or their friends have someone plant a review here to say something silly like maybe my friends and I are cheap or something, well, we do go to Vegas and know what we are talking about.

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★★★☆☆

It's a silly and lame attempt at being "Vegas" and comes up "Dallas." The product is pretty, but the delivery falls short. Take for example the selective age screening to get in: 25 and over. Well, if you are a pretty girl, you're in. (If it is like Vicci or their other clubs, being under 21 for pretty and willing girls won't be a problem either.) The 25 and over is to keep out the college boys (frat boys etc...) That will be okay with many people not particularly fond of frat boys, but it is not Austin. Austin is a college town. When our little group of professionals, presumably the demographics they are targeting, came up to the velvet rope, the place was empty. Perhaps there were 30 people inside. The door man touched his ear piece like a secret service agent and radioed someone of our presence, saying "I have five wanting to come in." Then he told us to wait for minute. About thirty seconds later he touches his ear piece and gets the ok. WTF?! So we go in and look for a place to sit. Btw, all tables are reserved VIP. So we go to the bar. Seriously, I can understand them wanting to recoup the cost of having a bizarre fish tank in the middle of the place, but their drink prices would make a greedy men's club blush, or so I was told by my dumbfounded male friends. So, Qua is an expensive novelty. It will get old sooner than later. Many people in Austin have expendable income and like to have a good time, but come on, we are not stupid. Tone down the pretensions at the door, have tables available for your guests without trying to milk a $1000 out of them, and drop your drink prices 20%. Embrace Austin, don't try to change it and then grab someone else's golden ring. It costs about the same to fly to Vegas and club there as to party at Qua. And before the owners or their friends have someone plant a review here to say something silly like maybe my friends and I are cheap or something, well, we do go to Vegas and know what we are talking about.

Pros: It's different, a novelty...

Cons: Pretentious, not Austin"ish" and people that like it there should move to Dallas

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What and awesome and unique club with enough bars to provide quick and excellent service! Love the atmosphere, the lay out and the drinks!

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★★★★★

What and awesome and unique club with enough bars to provide quick and excellent service! Love the atmosphere, the lay out and the drinks!

 

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