Slate

★★★☆☆
Slate in New York City is a trendy private event restaurant, bar & lounge for birthdays, corporate events, bar mitzvahs & sports events!
  • 54 W 21st St

    New York, NY 10010

    Cross street: Between 5th and 6th

    Map & Directions
  • 212-989-0096

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It's time to book your New Years Eve '13 at Slate ! As usual: 4-5 hour open bar with passed around food and a world famous DJ :-) \r
A limited amount of tickets are still available at NYETIX2013,com

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It's time to book your New Years Eve '13 at Slate ! As usual: 4-5 hour open bar with passed around food and a world famous DJ :-) \r
A limited amount of tickets are still available at NYETIX2013,com

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For my 29th birthday I invited about 30 people (10 from out of town) to join me at Slate. I spoke to the manager a few days before to confirm it wouldn't be a problem to do cash bar, since I didn't want to lay out $600 for open bar. He said no problem, be there before 12pm so we could get a nice space to hang out. I also asked him about dress code, which he informed me was casual. I specificlly asked about Timberland boots and sneaker for the guys, knowing the weather was going to be a little messy. Was told no problem! I showed up with about half the party by 11pm and was denied entry at the door by some bitch holding a clipboard. She had a nasty attitude, walked away from me while I was explaining the situation and then refused to get a manager when I asked for one. I would NEVER recommend this place!!! They ruined my night and lost out on a lot of money.

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★☆☆☆☆

For my 29th birthday I invited about 30 people (10 from out of town) to join me at Slate. I spoke to the manager a few days before to confirm it wouldn't be a problem to do cash bar, since I didn't want to lay out $600 for open bar. He said no problem, be there before 12pm so we could get a nice space to hang out. I also asked him about dress code, which he informed me was casual. I specificlly asked about Timberland boots and sneaker for the guys, knowing the weather was going to be a little messy. Was told no problem! I showed up with about half the party by 11pm and was denied entry at the door by some bitch holding a clipboard. She had a nasty attitude, walked away from me while I was explaining the situation and then refused to get a manager when I asked for one. I would NEVER recommend this place!!! They ruined my night and lost out on a lot of money.

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Slate has been called the most sleek, sexy and sophisticated mega lounge that NYC has to offer. Join us for an unforgettable NEW YEARS EVE 2012 and see for yourself! Get ready for an energized crowd and incredible sound system that will keep you moving all night long. How could anyone possibly go wrong with all of that PLUS 5 hours of premium open bar?

Get your tickets now at NYETIX2012. com before prices jump up! Prefer to order over the phone? Call us at 212-845-9750 for group discounts or table reservations

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★★★★★

Slate has been called the most sleek, sexy and sophisticated mega lounge that NYC has to offer. Join us for an unforgettable NEW YEARS EVE 2012 and see for yourself! Get ready for an energized crowd and incredible sound system that will keep you moving all night long. How could anyone possibly go wrong with all of that PLUS 5 hours of premium open bar?

Get your tickets now at NYETIX2012. com before prices jump up! Prefer to order over the phone? Call us at 212-845-9750 for group discounts or table reservations

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It's that time of the year again! Halloween at Slate promises to be a night of all-out mayhem. Get ready for a scene
filled with a tribute to terror and fright. Amazingly frightful and funny costumes will be among the crowd at this 16,000 sq ft mega-lounge. This is truly one party that should not be missed. Plus, let's not forget the one hour open bar!

Purchase your ticket now at TIXorTREAT. com. The first 200 people to buy tickets will automatically be entered to win 1 of 3 incredible prices! Details coming soon.

Group Discounts and Table Reservations are available!

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★★★★★

It's that time of the year again! Halloween at Slate promises to be a night of all-out mayhem. Get ready for a scene
filled with a tribute to terror and fright. Amazingly frightful and funny costumes will be among the crowd at this 16,000 sq ft mega-lounge. This is truly one party that should not be missed. Plus, let's not forget the one hour open bar!

Purchase your ticket now at TIXorTREAT. com. The first 200 people to buy tickets will automatically be entered to win 1 of 3 incredible prices! Details coming soon.

Group Discounts and Table Reservations are available!

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I have been to Slate many times and always had a good time but that all changed this past Friday. I went with a group of friends and the doorman was rude from the moment we walked up to the door. He claimed that for a party of ten or more we needed to do bottle service but that was NOT what the event planner for the venue said when I spoke to her on three separate occasions. However, I don't have a problem if this was the rule but it's all about how you speak to people. He was rude and condescending and turned off all the people I was with. They have all said they will never go back to Slate.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to Slate many times and always had a good time but that all changed this past Friday. I went with a group of friends and the doorman was rude from the moment we walked up to the door. He claimed that for a party of ten or more we needed to do bottle service but that was NOT what the event planner for the venue said when I spoke to her on three separate occasions. However, I don't have a problem if this was the rule but it's all about how you speak to people. He was rude and condescending and turned off all the people I was with. They have all said they will never go back to Slate.

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It was my birthday a couple weeks back, and I was looking for a place to take my friends that was different from our normal spots, had great music, and was not too clubby. Slate was the perfect choice. There was plenty of space to lounge and relax, reasonably priced specialty drinks, a bumpin dance floor, and we all played ping pong or pool at some point.

I had a group of around 15 people, and a friend recommended I book my party through BirthdayBottleService. com. Good idea. They got my entire group in with no line, no cover AND a private table with bottle service for absolutely no charge!

Highly recommend both Slate and BirthdayBottleService

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★★★★☆

It was my birthday a couple weeks back, and I was looking for a place to take my friends that was different from our normal spots, had great music, and was not too clubby. Slate was the perfect choice. There was plenty of space to lounge and relax, reasonably priced specialty drinks, a bumpin dance floor, and we all played ping pong or pool at some point.

I had a group of around 15 people, and a friend recommended I book my party through BirthdayBottleService. com. Good idea. They got my entire group in with no line, no cover AND a private table with bottle service for absolutely no charge!

Highly recommend both Slate and BirthdayBottleService

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Enter this Sleek and Sexy mega-lounge. If you were here on Halloween '10 and thought that was fun then be there for New Years Eve '11 and be blown away ! This party has been great on New Years for the last 5 years and lucky number 6 is only inevitable. Slate will sport a 5 hour Premium Open Bar for your enjoyment.

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★★★★★

Enter this Sleek and Sexy mega-lounge. If you were here on Halloween '10 and thought that was fun then be there for New Years Eve '11 and be blown away ! This party has been great on New Years for the last 5 years and lucky number 6 is only inevitable. Slate will sport a 5 hour Premium Open Bar for your enjoyment.

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I went here after work two Friday's ago with my colleagues from work. Slate was a very nice change of scenary from the normal happy hour routine.

We were a group of 16 and I planned ahead through AccessGotham. com and they had our firm name on the list at the door.

There was plenty of room to sit back, relax and most of us played ping bong and pool! It was a blast and we all can't wait to go back again! Thank you

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I went here after work two Friday's ago with my colleagues from work. Slate was a very nice change of scenary from the normal happy hour routine.

We were a group of 16 and I planned ahead through AccessGotham. com and they had our firm name on the list at the door.

There was plenty of room to sit back, relax and most of us played ping bong and pool! It was a blast and we all can't wait to go back again! Thank you

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Ring in New Year's Eve 2011 at New York's Slate and Plus!

Raise the roof off of New York's premier mega bar-restaurant-lounge and upscale billiard venue all in one this New Year's Eve! Slate is a top choice party destination for young, stylish, thrill-seeking revelers. This is not your typical pool hall with its stunning 54' architecturally designed glass bar and a spectacular staircase in the shape of a pool triangle. Slate's sleek, sexy and sophisticated decor attracts celebrities, models and hip Manhattanites nightly so you never know who may be racking up!

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purchase at www.nycnyeparties. com

Ring in New Year's Eve 2011 at New York's Slate and Plus!

Raise the roof off of New York's premier mega bar-restaurant-lounge and upscale billiard venue all in one this New Year's Eve! Slate is a top choice party destination for young, stylish, thrill-seeking revelers. This is not your typical pool hall with its stunning 54' architecturally designed glass bar and a spectacular staircase in the shape of a pool triangle. Slate's sleek, sexy and sophisticated decor attracts celebrities, models and hip Manhattanites nightly so you never know who may be racking up!

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I went to Slate last weekend as part of my weekend bday celebration. My friends and I were looking for something laid back and not clubby. I had a friend recommend to reach out to AccessGotham to set something up. They get me and a large group of friends in for free, and even got us free drink tickets!

The place was great and everyone enjoyed playing pool and lounging out on the sofas. The music was really good too! I definitely will be going back soon.

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★★★★★

I went to Slate last weekend as part of my weekend bday celebration. My friends and I were looking for something laid back and not clubby. I had a friend recommend to reach out to AccessGotham to set something up. They get me and a large group of friends in for free, and even got us free drink tickets!

The place was great and everyone enjoyed playing pool and lounging out on the sofas. The music was really good too! I definitely will be going back soon.

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They did not honor bday dinner reservations for 18 people, instead put us in the lounge room downstairs and expected 18 of us to sit on a space thats for 6 people. Also, dont believe in the free complimentary bottle service for a certain amount of guests or anything they promise. I did not see anything, I was told that for my inconvenience that they would give me a bottle and then they later retracted it, good job. If it wasnt for my fiance's bday and all of our guests, I would have either left or had a miserable time.
My recommendation is do NOT plan your bday party here, they are definitely not trust worthy and do not honor anything they say. I think its a trap, just to get your party in there. If they get a bigger party and more $, they will bump you and wouldnt think twice. The place is actually nice and thats too bad that they have horrible, money hungry management running it. They obviously do not care about their reputation either.

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★☆☆☆☆

They did not honor bday dinner reservations for 18 people, instead put us in the lounge room downstairs and expected 18 of us to sit on a space thats for 6 people. Also, dont believe in the free complimentary bottle service for a certain amount of guests or anything they promise. I did not see anything, I was told that for my inconvenience that they would give me a bottle and then they later retracted it, good job. If it wasnt for my fiance's bday and all of our guests, I would have either left or had a miserable time.
My recommendation is do NOT plan your bday party here, they are definitely not trust worthy and do not honor anything they say. I think its a trap, just to get your party in there. If they get a bigger party and more $, they will bump you and wouldnt think twice. The place is actually nice and thats too bad that they have horrible, money hungry management running it. They obviously do not care about their reputation either.

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Great crowd, great location!

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★★★★★

Great crowd, great location!

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If you are looking for a private event space in the Flatiron area, I highly recommend Slate. The interior is modern, clean and loungey. The pool tables are an added bonus but only a small part of the space in comparison to the spacious lounge areas. great cocktails and food too!

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a private event space in the Flatiron area, I highly recommend Slate. The interior is modern, clean and loungey. The pool tables are an added bonus but only a small part of the space in comparison to the spacious lounge areas. great cocktails and food too!

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Slate is a great place for a first date. Pool,drinks and nice conversation...If your lucky.

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★★★★☆

Slate is a great place for a first date. Pool,drinks and nice conversation...If your lucky.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: A Little Pricey

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The Bouncers were nasty and aggresive. I showed my ID and didnt realize that they had to stamp my hand, so I started walking in. The bouncer aggresively grabbed my arm and pulled me back. Then there was a mandatory coat check, which cost 4 bucks and took 45 minutes because they couldnt handle the volume. By the time I got through all the headaches an hour had passed. Played pool for a few hours, went 10 minutes over the two hours they alloted us on the pool table, and they charged us for 3 hours, despite being the only people playing pool. Then had to wait 30 minutes to get coats on the way out. Will never go back, dont need to get jipped at every turn.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Bouncers were nasty and aggresive. I showed my ID and didnt realize that they had to stamp my hand, so I started walking in. The bouncer aggresively grabbed my arm and pulled me back. Then there was a mandatory coat check, which cost 4 bucks and took 45 minutes because they couldnt handle the volume. By the time I got through all the headaches an hour had passed. Played pool for a few hours, went 10 minutes over the two hours they alloted us on the pool table, and they charged us for 3 hours, despite being the only people playing pool. Then had to wait 30 minutes to get coats on the way out. Will never go back, dont need to get jipped at every turn.

Pros: Lots of Room

Cons: Ton of Attitude from Employees

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This place is a great date place and alot of fun. If i were ever to build a club this is wehat it would look like! Well done. Great for entertaining clients!

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★★★★★

This place is a great date place and alot of fun. If i were ever to build a club this is wehat it would look like! Well done. Great for entertaining clients!

Pros: Best Mini Burgers in the world!!

Cons: Friday and Saturday night is a long wait.

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The 1st time I went to Slate I had a problem entering, the guy @ the front door didn't want to let my partner in because of his shirt but the guy in front of us had a book bag on and sneaker and walked in with no problem. After 15 minutes he finally let us in which only got worst. We went to the bar and stood there for 10 minutes before someone helped us. The bar tender stood there and said "oh I'm sorry i thought someone was helping you". The second time I reserved VIP with pool tables. Overall I had a good time beside the waitress flirting with my man. Delete her and it turned out to be a good night. The bathroom wasn't clean but when is it ever.

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★★☆☆☆

The 1st time I went to Slate I had a problem entering, the guy @ the front door didn't want to let my partner in because of his shirt but the guy in front of us had a book bag on and sneaker and walked in with no problem. After 15 minutes he finally let us in which only got worst. We went to the bar and stood there for 10 minutes before someone helped us. The bar tender stood there and said "oh I'm sorry i thought someone was helping you". The second time I reserved VIP with pool tables. Overall I had a good time beside the waitress flirting with my man. Delete her and it turned out to be a good night. The bathroom wasn't clean but when is it ever.

Pros: Drinks are good

Cons: service

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love the food and drinks. it's very roomy and people are very nice.

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★★★★★

love the food and drinks. it's very roomy and people are very nice.

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I went to Slate last night, excited about the relaxed pool hall and dancefloor atmosphere. When I got there, there was no line, and me and my friends were ushered right inside...through a side entrance, down some stairs. We came to find out that the dancefloor wouldn't be opening until 1 AM or so because of a private party upstairs. Nothing on the website and no one at the door let us know this. After waiting for 30 minutes or so, I wanted to leave, and we (all 100 or so folks in the pool hall) were not allowed to exit. The private party was apparently on the exit floor. Men were shoved by guards as they attempted to exit, and finally the manager let folks leave if escorted out by the goons. All the while, a line began to form outside, and the bouncers wouldn't let any guys into a POOL HALL with sneakers. After the bar mitzvah left at 1:30 AM, we made it up the stairs...and the music was poor. Too many random songs and no flow whatsoever. We left after an hour and a half...totally disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Slate last night, excited about the relaxed pool hall and dancefloor atmosphere. When I got there, there was no line, and me and my friends were ushered right inside...through a side entrance, down some stairs. We came to find out that the dancefloor wouldn't be opening until 1 AM or so because of a private party upstairs. Nothing on the website and no one at the door let us know this. After waiting for 30 minutes or so, I wanted to leave, and we (all 100 or so folks in the pool hall) were not allowed to exit. The private party was apparently on the exit floor. Men were shoved by guards as they attempted to exit, and finally the manager let folks leave if escorted out by the goons. All the while, a line began to form outside, and the bouncers wouldn't let any guys into a POOL HALL with sneakers. After the bar mitzvah left at 1:30 AM, we made it up the stairs...and the music was poor. Too many random songs and no flow whatsoever. We left after an hour and a half...totally disappointed.

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I liked that this is a place where you can eat, play pool, and listen to good music. The interior looks very nice. I do have to say that the bouncers are verrryy snappy and rude. Listen I understand that they are doing their job, but if you step somewhere you're not supposed to be, all hell breaks loose. They yell at you like you're an 8 year old. Other than that, we had a good time.

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★★★☆☆

I liked that this is a place where you can eat, play pool, and listen to good music. The interior looks very nice. I do have to say that the bouncers are verrryy snappy and rude. Listen I understand that they are doing their job, but if you step somewhere you're not supposed to be, all hell breaks loose. They yell at you like you're an 8 year old. Other than that, we had a good time.

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I've been to Slate several times for parties, each worse than the one before. First of all, you will always wait in line to get in, despite the fact that the place is huge and almost never full. Once you're inside, you're greeted with rude bouncers, and even ruder bartenders who seem to think they work at an upscale hotpspot. Don't expect quick, friendly, or even marginally competent service...you'll only be getting bartenders who get offended if you don't consider it an honor to be served your poorly made, overpriced, mostly-spilled-as-they-slam-the-glass-in-front-of you drink. Here for a private party? Expect to be shuttled to a tiny velvet rope pen and not allowed to leave. Need to use the bathroom? Good luck getting to it, as you have to navigate a maze of velvet ropes and bouncers blocking the tiny hallway to the bathroom. And don't you dare accidentally cross a velvet rope or stop moving for even a second, or you'll be yelled at by said bouncers. Once you get to the bathroom, expect it to be filthy, and out of toilet paper. Oh, and there's an attendant in there (doing what, no one knows, since there is trash everywhere and no toilet paper). In fact, I hope you like trash, spilled drinks, and broken glass, because it can be found all over the place. Wanna play pool? Sure, there are tons of tables! Just expect to to wait forever to get one, even though no one is playing. Also, it costs a lot and the tables are garbage. And I don't know if this happens often, but I was there on one Saturday night and at around 1:00 the DJ started winding things down and we were all basically kicked out by 2:00, even though the place should have been open until 4. I never stayed late enough the other times I went to see if this happened again.

So that's your basic crappy night at Slate. This place must only stay alive because of bridge and tunnel losers who wouldn't know a good lounge if it punched them in the face because they won't venture more that 2 blocks away from the PATH train. Slate is terrible. Never go here

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Slate several times for parties, each worse than the one before. First of all, you will always wait in line to get in, despite the fact that the place is huge and almost never full. Once you're inside, you're greeted with rude bouncers, and even ruder bartenders who seem to think they work at an upscale hotpspot. Don't expect quick, friendly, or even marginally competent service...you'll only be getting bartenders who get offended if you don't consider it an honor to be served your poorly made, overpriced, mostly-spilled-as-they-slam-the-glass-in-front-of you drink. Here for a private party? Expect to be shuttled to a tiny velvet rope pen and not allowed to leave. Need to use the bathroom? Good luck getting to it, as you have to navigate a maze of velvet ropes and bouncers blocking the tiny hallway to the bathroom. And don't you dare accidentally cross a velvet rope or stop moving for even a second, or you'll be yelled at by said bouncers. Once you get to the bathroom, expect it to be filthy, and out of toilet paper. Oh, and there's an attendant in there (doing what, no one knows, since there is trash everywhere and no toilet paper). In fact, I hope you like trash, spilled drinks, and broken glass, because it can be found all over the place. Wanna play pool? Sure, there are tons of tables! Just expect to to wait forever to get one, even though no one is playing. Also, it costs a lot and the tables are garbage. And I don't know if this happens often, but I was there on one Saturday night and at around 1:00 the DJ started winding things down and we were all basically kicked out by 2:00, even though the place should have been open until 4. I never stayed late enough the other times I went to see if this happened again.

So that's your basic crappy night at Slate. This place must only stay alive because of bridge and tunnel losers who wouldn't know a good lounge if it punched them in the face because they won't venture more that 2 blocks away from the PATH train. Slate is terrible. Never go here

Pros: waitstaff isn't terrible

Cons: basically everything you can think of

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Slate is a great spot to head when you're not up for a long line or cover charge with a group of friends or your special someone. This place has tons to offer- pool tables, foosball, ping-pong, comfy couches, and big screen t.v.s. On Fridays and Saturdays, upstairs offers a decent dance scene with a nice mix of music (hip hop, Top 40s, etc.)

Side Note: From experience...SLATE is a nice place to meet a blind date and chill for hours- if it's a good match... :-)

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★★★★☆

Slate is a great spot to head when you're not up for a long line or cover charge with a group of friends or your special someone. This place has tons to offer- pool tables, foosball, ping-pong, comfy couches, and big screen t.v.s. On Fridays and Saturdays, upstairs offers a decent dance scene with a nice mix of music (hip hop, Top 40s, etc.)

Side Note: From experience...SLATE is a nice place to meet a blind date and chill for hours- if it's a good match... :-)

Pros: No cover; Nice Ambiance

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Slate was so much fun. At first I was a little hestitant because I hadn't been and neither had my friends...Everyone LOVED it! Especially the guys. SO ladies listen up if you are wanting to impress the fellas...take them HERE!

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★★★★★

Slate was so much fun. At first I was a little hestitant because I hadn't been and neither had my friends...Everyone LOVED it! Especially the guys. SO ladies listen up if you are wanting to impress the fellas...take them HERE!

Pros: So awesome!

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My girl and I went to slate Monday night to have dinner and drinks and we ending having a great time, we play pool for hours, an awesome waitress was always checking on us for drinks, food. We listen to good music, taste good quality food. It was not crowded. Nice decor.

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★★★★☆

My girl and I went to slate Monday night to have dinner and drinks and we ending having a great time, we play pool for hours, an awesome waitress was always checking on us for drinks, food. We listen to good music, taste good quality food. It was not crowded. Nice decor.

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I went to slate to celebrate my friend?s birthday? we love it? we have dinner and drinks ? they even hold a cake for us ? the food was great and affordable? awesome music play by a live DJ? before dinner we play pool and ping pong? after dinner we dance?. The best is that we didn?t pay to go in and we have so much fun... I?m waiting for my birthday to come to celebrate at Slate?.

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★★★★★

I went to slate to celebrate my friend?s birthday? we love it? we have dinner and drinks ? they even hold a cake for us ? the food was great and affordable? awesome music play by a live DJ? before dinner we play pool and ping pong? after dinner we dance?. The best is that we didn?t pay to go in and we have so much fun... I?m waiting for my birthday to come to celebrate at Slate?.

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I went to slate on a friday night and requested bottle service to avoid the long line in the freezing cold, it still took forever to get in to a no cover door full of obnoxious bouncers, theres a mandatory coat check which i didnt mind because it had the hottest girls i ever seen in a venue checking coats which is a shame because it leads you to think the bartenders and cocktail servers will be even more appealing to the eye just to find out they have a bunch of dudes running the place, i had a good time overall besides the bumping into a shitload of B&T people and the only hot chicks hidden in a cave full of coats, next time i go there i want to see hot girls not a tall slanky euro boy serving me

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★★★☆☆

I went to slate on a friday night and requested bottle service to avoid the long line in the freezing cold, it still took forever to get in to a no cover door full of obnoxious bouncers, theres a mandatory coat check which i didnt mind because it had the hottest girls i ever seen in a venue checking coats which is a shame because it leads you to think the bartenders and cocktail servers will be even more appealing to the eye just to find out they have a bunch of dudes running the place, i had a good time overall besides the bumping into a shitload of B&T people and the only hot chicks hidden in a cave full of coats, next time i go there i want to see hot girls not a tall slanky euro boy serving me

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So after paying an overpriced ticket fee for the open bar for the night, we arrive at Slate to a line wrapped around 2 blocks.... NOT MOVING. It had to be close to 0 degrees with windchill and it took us about an hour and a half to get in. It would have taken us 2 hours if we had bribed some boys in line to let us cut them. They had 1 guy collecting tickets, 1 bouncer checking ids like he had all day long, and 1 stupid braclet guy who ran out of bracelets when we got to the front. After getting inside and being FORCED to fork over 5 dollars for the coats that we needed to keep on because we were FREEZING, we finally headed towards the bar. A friend of mine had to push past several sweaty overweight jerks who were crowding the bar. Bartenders were honestly terrible...except for Jorge. I had to throw money at the bartender in order to get 4 dixie cups of champagne at midnight. One in particular was too busy putting on his party hat and blowing his noise maker to pay attention to all the customers who paid a lot of money to drink (sweaty tall dark hair, italian mannerisms....basically a giant tool). Anyway - we of course all of a sudden are getting yelled at the leave the venue because its 2:30AM and they wanted everone out. The worst part of the night was probably getting TRAMPLED (im not exaggerating) by 2 bouncers who were pulling out a disorderly man. For the way they were treating him - he better have had a bomb in his pocket. Twenty girls fell to the floor. Unbelievable.

Thank god for my friends - or else I would have had a miserable experience. I can't believe they would scam THAT many people just to make money. I guess their reputation doesn't mean much to them, because I'm positive they will not have the same turnout for 2010.

I am a New Yorker through and through, and I'm embarassed that there are people in this city who would let loyal customers be so dissatisfied with their service.

In sum, you would be clinically insane to spend NYE at slate.

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★☆☆☆☆

So after paying an overpriced ticket fee for the open bar for the night, we arrive at Slate to a line wrapped around 2 blocks.... NOT MOVING. It had to be close to 0 degrees with windchill and it took us about an hour and a half to get in. It would have taken us 2 hours if we had bribed some boys in line to let us cut them. They had 1 guy collecting tickets, 1 bouncer checking ids like he had all day long, and 1 stupid braclet guy who ran out of bracelets when we got to the front. After getting inside and being FORCED to fork over 5 dollars for the coats that we needed to keep on because we were FREEZING, we finally headed towards the bar. A friend of mine had to push past several sweaty overweight jerks who were crowding the bar. Bartenders were honestly terrible...except for Jorge. I had to throw money at the bartender in order to get 4 dixie cups of champagne at midnight. One in particular was too busy putting on his party hat and blowing his noise maker to pay attention to all the customers who paid a lot of money to drink (sweaty tall dark hair, italian mannerisms....basically a giant tool). Anyway - we of course all of a sudden are getting yelled at the leave the venue because its 2:30AM and they wanted everone out. The worst part of the night was probably getting TRAMPLED (im not exaggerating) by 2 bouncers who were pulling out a disorderly man. For the way they were treating him - he better have had a bomb in his pocket. Twenty girls fell to the floor. Unbelievable.

Thank god for my friends - or else I would have had a miserable experience. I can't believe they would scam THAT many people just to make money. I guess their reputation doesn't mean much to them, because I'm positive they will not have the same turnout for 2010.

I am a New Yorker through and through, and I'm embarassed that there are people in this city who would let loyal customers be so dissatisfied with their service.

In sum, you would be clinically insane to spend NYE at slate.

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Went here last night for NYE. To kick off the night, we waited for over an hour outside in 15 degree weather. We had already spent $100 each on our tickets. I did not understand why it took them so long to shuffle people inside. Then, $5 a piece coat check. Really? Isn't this typically a tip-based service? Slate made getting drunk on New Year's an impossibility. They staffed a mere TWO bartenders per bar! People were pushing and shoving for drinks, in a 6-person deep crowd at the bar. Drinks were relatively strong, but served in Dixie cups and limited to two per person per time at the bar. The bartender then had the gall to ask for a tip! After we had waited an hour outside and 45 minutes for our first drink! AND they wouldn't serve top-shelf... only the cheap stuff. We were supposed to have a complimentary champagne toast... but it was only being served at one bar... making it impossible for anyone to get a glass by midnight. The food was a total joke. Greasy American buffet-style. Other clubs' parties are night-and-day in comparison. Save your money and stay away from Slate on December 31st.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went here last night for NYE. To kick off the night, we waited for over an hour outside in 15 degree weather. We had already spent $100 each on our tickets. I did not understand why it took them so long to shuffle people inside. Then, $5 a piece coat check. Really? Isn't this typically a tip-based service? Slate made getting drunk on New Year's an impossibility. They staffed a mere TWO bartenders per bar! People were pushing and shoving for drinks, in a 6-person deep crowd at the bar. Drinks were relatively strong, but served in Dixie cups and limited to two per person per time at the bar. The bartender then had the gall to ask for a tip! After we had waited an hour outside and 45 minutes for our first drink! AND they wouldn't serve top-shelf... only the cheap stuff. We were supposed to have a complimentary champagne toast... but it was only being served at one bar... making it impossible for anyone to get a glass by midnight. The food was a total joke. Greasy American buffet-style. Other clubs' parties are night-and-day in comparison. Save your money and stay away from Slate on December 31st.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Service, Drinks, Wait, Food, Very young crowd

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I guess you could consider me somewhat of a regular at Slate, I work around the corner and was really getting bored with the same old sub-par, rude bartenders, servers and bouncers, not to mention managers...until lately, I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh face behind the bar, it seems they have finally found a woman to take care of business. The bar was packed during happy hour (they offer some decent specials until 8, $4 beer and well drinks among others) and the bartender, Rebecca was very friendly, funny, fast and HOT! I couldn't believe they finally have a competent bartender who can handle the rush with grace, ease and a sense of humor, but most importantly a smile on her beautiful face. I put myself through grad school by tending bar, so I know what it's like on the other side and it's a lot harder than most would imagine.
My company X-mas party was held at Slate last week. It seemed like every sq. inch of the downstairs was rented out, (our buffet table was set up with another parties' on the same table but opposite side), We were all extremely annoyed by the fact we had to wait forever to get drinks from the waitresses, especially since it was open bar! I was shocked at how rude and overwhelmed all 3 of them seemed behind the bar when I tried to order a few beers, after waiting more than ten minutes for our waitress to bring our beers (you just need to pop the top, what's the hold up??). After a few words with the manager, our drinks started to appear in a timely manner, so when I went back to the bar to get some shots,and there she was again... my new favorite bartender! I couldn't believe it, what a difference she makes! She greeted me with a friendly smile and remembered what I drink, Impressive!
The cute and sweet Katie Holmes look-a-like waitress is great too, The food leaves a lot to be desired, the mini-burgers are are pretty decent and the fries are delicious, Just don't be in any hurry to get your food,

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★★★★☆

I guess you could consider me somewhat of a regular at Slate, I work around the corner and was really getting bored with the same old sub-par, rude bartenders, servers and bouncers, not to mention managers...until lately, I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh face behind the bar, it seems they have finally found a woman to take care of business. The bar was packed during happy hour (they offer some decent specials until 8, $4 beer and well drinks among others) and the bartender, Rebecca was very friendly, funny, fast and HOT! I couldn't believe they finally have a competent bartender who can handle the rush with grace, ease and a sense of humor, but most importantly a smile on her beautiful face. I put myself through grad school by tending bar, so I know what it's like on the other side and it's a lot harder than most would imagine.
My company X-mas party was held at Slate last week. It seemed like every sq. inch of the downstairs was rented out, (our buffet table was set up with another parties' on the same table but opposite side), We were all extremely annoyed by the fact we had to wait forever to get drinks from the waitresses, especially since it was open bar! I was shocked at how rude and overwhelmed all 3 of them seemed behind the bar when I tried to order a few beers, after waiting more than ten minutes for our waitress to bring our beers (you just need to pop the top, what's the hold up??). After a few words with the manager, our drinks started to appear in a timely manner, so when I went back to the bar to get some shots,and there she was again... my new favorite bartender! I couldn't believe it, what a difference she makes! She greeted me with a friendly smile and remembered what I drink, Impressive!
The cute and sweet Katie Holmes look-a-like waitress is great too, The food leaves a lot to be desired, the mini-burgers are are pretty decent and the fries are delicious, Just don't be in any hurry to get your food,

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I came here for an office party with a very large group. We were downstairs. The service was great and we ate and drank up a storm while we played pool. The place is clean and well-cared for. The prices are reasonable. Great for happy hours.

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★★★★☆

I came here for an office party with a very large group. We were downstairs. The service was great and we ate and drank up a storm while we played pool. The place is clean and well-cared for. The prices are reasonable. Great for happy hours.

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i've been going to slate for a few years now, not because i ever really liked the joint, but mainly because it was geographically desirable in regards to the location of my job. i've now come to realize that i'd rather be dragged through glass ANYWHERE else to the most unconvenient of locations by a horsetaking a doo on my head then merely walk around the block to Slate. the bouncers are rude and the servers are rude. you will be heckled by all forms of management while playing pool reminding you to "take it easy with the table." yeah thanks. i'm not 11 years old, i'm aware that i'm not supposed to pour drinks on the table. draw on furniture with the blue chalk .and rip the fabric with my cue.

i don't like being hovered over while trying to relax after a hard day of makin moves in my fast paced and important career. the music is too loud. the lines are too long and the crowd is just downright weird. too many things are usually going on at once and trying to manuever your way around the 2 floor establishment gets awfully confusing when there are parties going on. it becomes velvet rope city and you'll be publicly humiliated by the award winning staff for entering a 'private party' area. i'm sorry, i wasn't aware that i had to memorize the blueprints of the building beforehand as to prevent the unfortunate situation of urinating in my pants while trying to figure out how to get to the bathroom through said velvet ropes.
the case of the matter is that nothing about Slate remains cool anymore. Stick it in midtown and it'll be right at home. if you're looking for that cool, hip, NY bar experience, venture elsewhere my fellow manhattanites. slate has now joined the list of bars that locals steer clear of at all costs.
So today we salute you Slate, and welcome you to the list of the Metro 53's, Saloons and Social's of the city. Congrats!
ps. - get rid of the dollar stealer in the bathroom. i dont want to bring a dollar with me everytime i need to use the toilet.

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★☆☆☆☆

i've been going to slate for a few years now, not because i ever really liked the joint, but mainly because it was geographically desirable in regards to the location of my job. i've now come to realize that i'd rather be dragged through glass ANYWHERE else to the most unconvenient of locations by a horsetaking a doo on my head then merely walk around the block to Slate. the bouncers are rude and the servers are rude. you will be heckled by all forms of management while playing pool reminding you to "take it easy with the table." yeah thanks. i'm not 11 years old, i'm aware that i'm not supposed to pour drinks on the table. draw on furniture with the blue chalk .and rip the fabric with my cue.

i don't like being hovered over while trying to relax after a hard day of makin moves in my fast paced and important career. the music is too loud. the lines are too long and the crowd is just downright weird. too many things are usually going on at once and trying to manuever your way around the 2 floor establishment gets awfully confusing when there are parties going on. it becomes velvet rope city and you'll be publicly humiliated by the award winning staff for entering a 'private party' area. i'm sorry, i wasn't aware that i had to memorize the blueprints of the building beforehand as to prevent the unfortunate situation of urinating in my pants while trying to figure out how to get to the bathroom through said velvet ropes.
the case of the matter is that nothing about Slate remains cool anymore. Stick it in midtown and it'll be right at home. if you're looking for that cool, hip, NY bar experience, venture elsewhere my fellow manhattanites. slate has now joined the list of bars that locals steer clear of at all costs.
So today we salute you Slate, and welcome you to the list of the Metro 53's, Saloons and Social's of the city. Congrats!
ps. - get rid of the dollar stealer in the bathroom. i dont want to bring a dollar with me everytime i need to use the toilet.

Pros: when you realize it's lame, there are 2 other bars on the block to roll to.

Cons: it's still standing.

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My company had their holiday party at Slate last year. While I am online searching for a new venue I figured I'd give some advice for those of you considering Slate. Don't. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve they jam pack the place with corporate events. Every available space is sectioned off and sold. I'm talking 3 pool tables and a portable bar roped off and sandwiched between a party of drunk bankers playing beer pong and an investment firm whose buffet is piggybacked on yours. Seriously. One table, back to back buffets. Whatever you do, don't stray from your allotted section. Bouncers know who belongs where and are quick to remind you. Obviously they're just doing their jobs which wouldn't be so difficult if slate weren't so greedy. And be sure your company shells out for the premium package. Heaven knows the basic one (though you'll pay an arm and a leg for it) will only get you well liquor, domestic beers and chicken wings. The staff is stretched so thin that if your party is small enough you may be sharing a waitress with another event. Don't try to get your own drink at the bar though. You will be sent back to your pen. Chances are the bar is rented to Morgan Stanley anyway. Suffice to say I will be looking elsewhere for this years event.

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★☆☆☆☆

My company had their holiday party at Slate last year. While I am online searching for a new venue I figured I'd give some advice for those of you considering Slate. Don't. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve they jam pack the place with corporate events. Every available space is sectioned off and sold. I'm talking 3 pool tables and a portable bar roped off and sandwiched between a party of drunk bankers playing beer pong and an investment firm whose buffet is piggybacked on yours. Seriously. One table, back to back buffets. Whatever you do, don't stray from your allotted section. Bouncers know who belongs where and are quick to remind you. Obviously they're just doing their jobs which wouldn't be so difficult if slate weren't so greedy. And be sure your company shells out for the premium package. Heaven knows the basic one (though you'll pay an arm and a leg for it) will only get you well liquor, domestic beers and chicken wings. The staff is stretched so thin that if your party is small enough you may be sharing a waitress with another event. Don't try to get your own drink at the bar though. You will be sent back to your pen. Chances are the bar is rented to Morgan Stanley anyway. Suffice to say I will be looking elsewhere for this years event.

Cons: Too hot, too crowded, not worth the expense

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I've been to this place a few times because people recommended it and all I can say is that I need new friends to give me suggestions. This place wants to be the coolest bar in town and is so overdone and filled with losers that it literally reeks of desperation. The drinks are always weak and the crowd is a bunch of wanna-bes. If you're in New York and have your pick of thousands of bars, why would you EVER come here? You are way better off finding a place that has some character and a more hip crowd.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this place a few times because people recommended it and all I can say is that I need new friends to give me suggestions. This place wants to be the coolest bar in town and is so overdone and filled with losers that it literally reeks of desperation. The drinks are always weak and the crowd is a bunch of wanna-bes. If you're in New York and have your pick of thousands of bars, why would you EVER come here? You are way better off finding a place that has some character and a more hip crowd.

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I celebrated my birthday at Slate last Saturday. I arrived a little after 1030pm and had no problem getting in. There was a short line and it went really fast. There was no cover charge, which is a huge plus. However, they make up for that with their drink prices. We headed downstairs, ordered some food and a few of my friends played pool. I ordered the chicken wrap with fried which was great. and affordable... only $9.00 The dance floor on the first level was empty at first. By 1130 it was packed with a bunch of people. We danced and had a great time... however the dance floor is a little small. Despite the bad reputation of the security, I had no problems with them. My friend arrived around 1am, they told her they were at max capacity and only those buying bottle service could get in. Somehow she was able to get in without buy a bottle. However, guys usually aren't as lucky. The music was so-so but the music didn't matter that much because I can dance to anything. I love the mixed crowd and the abundance of space. This place is definitely worth checking out. There is something for everyone at this lounge/club/pool hall/ restaurant... I will be back soon.

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★★★★☆

I celebrated my birthday at Slate last Saturday. I arrived a little after 1030pm and had no problem getting in. There was a short line and it went really fast. There was no cover charge, which is a huge plus. However, they make up for that with their drink prices. We headed downstairs, ordered some food and a few of my friends played pool. I ordered the chicken wrap with fried which was great. and affordable... only $9.00 The dance floor on the first level was empty at first. By 1130 it was packed with a bunch of people. We danced and had a great time... however the dance floor is a little small. Despite the bad reputation of the security, I had no problems with them. My friend arrived around 1am, they told her they were at max capacity and only those buying bottle service could get in. Somehow she was able to get in without buy a bottle. However, guys usually aren't as lucky. The music was so-so but the music didn't matter that much because I can dance to anything. I love the mixed crowd and the abundance of space. This place is definitely worth checking out. There is something for everyone at this lounge/club/pool hall/ restaurant... I will be back soon.

Pros: No cover, great for large groups.

Cons: Pricey drinks and Small dance floor

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This place is basically a huge rip off. From the $17 an hour to play pool on slanted tables to the Trader Joe's 2 buck chuck they serve at $10 a glass. Don't worry, they stick a "Slate" sticker on the label so you don't notice the 2000 percent markup. If you go after 10pm on weekends all the prices are a few bucks higher so aim for happy hour when you can score a lukewarm draft for $4. Pair that with a jager bomb and you've pretty much placed the same order as every other bridge and tunnel loser in the place. Enjoy!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is basically a huge rip off. From the $17 an hour to play pool on slanted tables to the Trader Joe's 2 buck chuck they serve at $10 a glass. Don't worry, they stick a "Slate" sticker on the label so you don't notice the 2000 percent markup. If you go after 10pm on weekends all the prices are a few bucks higher so aim for happy hour when you can score a lukewarm draft for $4. Pair that with a jager bomb and you've pretty much placed the same order as every other bridge and tunnel loser in the place. Enjoy!

Cons: Bad prices, Bad crowd, Bad Bad Bad

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So I have been to this place twice and both times I felt like I could not relax and enjoy myself - which really annoys me when I find out the drinks I was paying for were $15.

The uneasy feelling begins at the door, where despite the size of the place, one has to wait. I guess it's to show off to the Porkey's crowd which is across the street.

Don't think of this as a sports lounge/pool hall -- think of it as one giant Staten Island "I've got mom's credit card because I just lost my job at some banking institue" gathering -- in other words, posers with their 19 year old girlfrinds! - I think this is why I could not enjoy myself and why bouncers are eyeballing you from everywhere.

Like I said, not a place to go and chill out and have a good time with friends, after a long week. For some reason this place is to pool, what Scores was to stripping -- a big rip-off. I suggest looking for more of a traditional lounge with good music, a social crowd and tasty drinks.

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★☆☆☆☆

So I have been to this place twice and both times I felt like I could not relax and enjoy myself - which really annoys me when I find out the drinks I was paying for were $15.

The uneasy feelling begins at the door, where despite the size of the place, one has to wait. I guess it's to show off to the Porkey's crowd which is across the street.

Don't think of this as a sports lounge/pool hall -- think of it as one giant Staten Island "I've got mom's credit card because I just lost my job at some banking institue" gathering -- in other words, posers with their 19 year old girlfrinds! - I think this is why I could not enjoy myself and why bouncers are eyeballing you from everywhere.

Like I said, not a place to go and chill out and have a good time with friends, after a long week. For some reason this place is to pool, what Scores was to stripping -- a big rip-off. I suggest looking for more of a traditional lounge with good music, a social crowd and tasty drinks.

Pros: Large, good for corporate events

Cons: Value, Atmosphere, Small Drinks

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Unfortunately I have been forced to come to this place several times and I hate it even more every time. My first impression was that it was very dirty, I mean Slate is trying to be a classy upscale hang out (with a very strict dress code.. blah blah blah) meanwhile the couches are stained, pool tables slanted and stained, the floor was disgusting (broken glass, spills, garbage). The drinks were wayyy overpriced, and they weren't even allowed to serve us glasses of water! What kind of place doesn't allow their staff to serve water to customers? I mean isn't that illegal?? especially if people are drinking all night.. they make you buy a $5. bottle, ridiculous. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!
AND one night when I was dragged there the place was closed for a barmizvah! HA, what is this place trying to be? a crappy catering hall.
I was strongly advise people to never try it, all a visit to slate will do is make you angry.

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★☆☆☆☆

Unfortunately I have been forced to come to this place several times and I hate it even more every time. My first impression was that it was very dirty, I mean Slate is trying to be a classy upscale hang out (with a very strict dress code.. blah blah blah) meanwhile the couches are stained, pool tables slanted and stained, the floor was disgusting (broken glass, spills, garbage). The drinks were wayyy overpriced, and they weren't even allowed to serve us glasses of water! What kind of place doesn't allow their staff to serve water to customers? I mean isn't that illegal?? especially if people are drinking all night.. they make you buy a $5. bottle, ridiculous. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!
AND one night when I was dragged there the place was closed for a barmizvah! HA, what is this place trying to be? a crappy catering hall.
I was strongly advise people to never try it, all a visit to slate will do is make you angry.

Pros: uh.

Cons: mostly everything

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Desperation is a stinky cologne. Not as stinky as the bouncers who bathe in Drakkar Noir, but still. This place wants to be cool SOOOOOO bad. They pull the "bottle service only" on weekends. Who the hell is buying your $300 bottles of vodka. Oh lame-os who can't get into actual hotspots in the city. They raise the prices on pretty much every drink after 10pm. $14 for Johnnie Black on the rocks? That's resonable. I get it. It's New York. But if I'm spending that much on a night out I'd like to not spend it with a bunch of bridge and tunnies.

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★☆☆☆☆

Desperation is a stinky cologne. Not as stinky as the bouncers who bathe in Drakkar Noir, but still. This place wants to be cool SOOOOOO bad. They pull the "bottle service only" on weekends. Who the hell is buying your $300 bottles of vodka. Oh lame-os who can't get into actual hotspots in the city. They raise the prices on pretty much every drink after 10pm. $14 for Johnnie Black on the rocks? That's resonable. I get it. It's New York. But if I'm spending that much on a night out I'd like to not spend it with a bunch of bridge and tunnies.

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I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE GIVING BAD REVIEWS ABOUT SLATE -- I WAS INVITED TO A PRIVATE MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL EVENT THIS PAST MONDAY AND I HAD AN AWESOME TIME. I CAME IN AND WAS SEATED IMMEDIATLEY BY A FINE LOOKING WAITRESS WEARING A SKINTIGHT REFEREE JERSEY THAT WAS PERFECTLY TOO SHORT AND PERFECTLY TOO TIGHT. MIGHT I ADD THESE GIRLS THEY HAVE WORKING THERE ARE EXACTLY WHAT A BROTHA WANTS TO SEE WHEN HE WALKS INTO A JOINT LIKE THIS. WE SAT DOWN ORDERED FOOD AND MIGHT I ADD THE WAITRESS WAS TOO CONVINCING AND PERSUADED ME TO BUY ON ALL 3 BOTTLES, 2 CHAMPAIGNE AND A BOTTLE OF GOOSE.. I HAD A GREAT TIME THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND NONE OF THE BOUNCERS BOTHERED ME AT ALL. I WILL BE BACK. ESPECIALLY FOR THAT FINE SHORT LIL SE XI WAITRESS WITH THOSE NICE EYES. AND WELL ROUNDED BEHIND.

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★★★★★

I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE GIVING BAD REVIEWS ABOUT SLATE -- I WAS INVITED TO A PRIVATE MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL EVENT THIS PAST MONDAY AND I HAD AN AWESOME TIME. I CAME IN AND WAS SEATED IMMEDIATLEY BY A FINE LOOKING WAITRESS WEARING A SKINTIGHT REFEREE JERSEY THAT WAS PERFECTLY TOO SHORT AND PERFECTLY TOO TIGHT. MIGHT I ADD THESE GIRLS THEY HAVE WORKING THERE ARE EXACTLY WHAT A BROTHA WANTS TO SEE WHEN HE WALKS INTO A JOINT LIKE THIS. WE SAT DOWN ORDERED FOOD AND MIGHT I ADD THE WAITRESS WAS TOO CONVINCING AND PERSUADED ME TO BUY ON ALL 3 BOTTLES, 2 CHAMPAIGNE AND A BOTTLE OF GOOSE.. I HAD A GREAT TIME THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND NONE OF THE BOUNCERS BOTHERED ME AT ALL. I WILL BE BACK. ESPECIALLY FOR THAT FINE SHORT LIL SE XI WAITRESS WITH THOSE NICE EYES. AND WELL ROUNDED BEHIND.

Pros: HOT BOTTLE GIRLS, BIG SCREEN TVS AWESOME WINGS AND GOOD SERVICING

Cons: CROWDED

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The manager is very rude. If you don't mind going to an overpriced pool hall and deal with rude people, be my guest. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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★☆☆☆☆

The manager is very rude. If you don't mind going to an overpriced pool hall and deal with rude people, be my guest. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Pros: Big

Cons: RUDE MANAGER, overpriced, willing to charge card without any authorization

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After reviewing pictures online, I took a chance in trying something new to host my birthday party. When I called and spoke with the receptionist/booker, she explained it was a mixed croud (Indians, Black, White,etc) , very loose environment that plays all the hits from the top 100. I was told there wasn't any dress code. When I get there, they reserved a table on the wrong floor. Refused some of my guest from entering, because they had on sneakers. At the same time my guest were refused to enter, there were several White men wearing sneakers allowed in. Hardly do I ever play the race card, but this was very obvious. Some of my guest that were allowed in, (black males) were criticized for what they wore when they were actually more presentable than the average male inside. I am not a thug, nor hang around those who conduct themselves as such. As a result, I was baffled by the level of ignorance from the security. In addition to the discrimination, one of my guest was approached on the street after he left because they thought he didn't pay his tab when he already did. On top of that, I was charged for four hours of pool and ping pong when I only played one hour on each. Although the ambiance and music was cool, there seem to be no real policy in place. Even after speaking to the Manager, it was still unclear. I understand the right to be selective, but this was utterly ridiculous. If you want to be exclusive, charge a cover so you don't have to over charge people and panic over making $ at the bar. Make it clear which audience you want to attract.

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★★☆☆☆

After reviewing pictures online, I took a chance in trying something new to host my birthday party. When I called and spoke with the receptionist/booker, she explained it was a mixed croud (Indians, Black, White,etc) , very loose environment that plays all the hits from the top 100. I was told there wasn't any dress code. When I get there, they reserved a table on the wrong floor. Refused some of my guest from entering, because they had on sneakers. At the same time my guest were refused to enter, there were several White men wearing sneakers allowed in. Hardly do I ever play the race card, but this was very obvious. Some of my guest that were allowed in, (black males) were criticized for what they wore when they were actually more presentable than the average male inside. I am not a thug, nor hang around those who conduct themselves as such. As a result, I was baffled by the level of ignorance from the security. In addition to the discrimination, one of my guest was approached on the street after he left because they thought he didn't pay his tab when he already did. On top of that, I was charged for four hours of pool and ping pong when I only played one hour on each. Although the ambiance and music was cool, there seem to be no real policy in place. Even after speaking to the Manager, it was still unclear. I understand the right to be selective, but this was utterly ridiculous. If you want to be exclusive, charge a cover so you don't have to over charge people and panic over making $ at the bar. Make it clear which audience you want to attract.

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Waiters, Security and staff were not on same page

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Basic Procedures:
1. If you see a patron leaving the bathroom, ask him to "move it along" immediately. If said patron informs you that he has no where to go because your fellow bouncers are standing in his way and doing nothing of use, ask him to "move it along" again anyway. No patron will mess with your awesome black suit and sunglasses.
2. If your fellow bouncer has already asked a patron to move it along, and he has complied but is not moving quickly enough to your liking, tell him yourself to "move it along" immediately. At Slate Plus, our bouncers think for themselves.
3. If you are assigned to guard the downstairs entrance for a patron who has reserved the area for her birthday party, turn down anyone who is actually there for said party. Those people are clearly liars and are trying to fool you just to get into your awesome pool hall. At Slate Plus, our bouncers see right through people's tricks.
4. If you observe a patron walking up the stairs to our fine bar area, tell him to "get away from the stairs." He might not have been lingering there, but you know he was thinking about it. At Slate Plus, our bouncers are always a step ahead.
5. If you find yourself on the receiving end of intelligent criticism and complaint from patrons due to your ridiculous behavior and indoor sunglasses, and are too stupid to think of a rational reply back, just shake your head back and forth and resume your usual duty. They'll have no choice but to come back to you after realizing that their only other option is #^%!ing Porky's.

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★★☆☆☆

Basic Procedures:
1. If you see a patron leaving the bathroom, ask him to "move it along" immediately. If said patron informs you that he has no where to go because your fellow bouncers are standing in his way and doing nothing of use, ask him to "move it along" again anyway. No patron will mess with your awesome black suit and sunglasses.
2. If your fellow bouncer has already asked a patron to move it along, and he has complied but is not moving quickly enough to your liking, tell him yourself to "move it along" immediately. At Slate Plus, our bouncers think for themselves.
3. If you are assigned to guard the downstairs entrance for a patron who has reserved the area for her birthday party, turn down anyone who is actually there for said party. Those people are clearly liars and are trying to fool you just to get into your awesome pool hall. At Slate Plus, our bouncers see right through people's tricks.
4. If you observe a patron walking up the stairs to our fine bar area, tell him to "get away from the stairs." He might not have been lingering there, but you know he was thinking about it. At Slate Plus, our bouncers are always a step ahead.
5. If you find yourself on the receiving end of intelligent criticism and complaint from patrons due to your ridiculous behavior and indoor sunglasses, and are too stupid to think of a rational reply back, just shake your head back and forth and resume your usual duty. They'll have no choice but to come back to you after realizing that their only other option is #^%!ing Porky's.

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This place used to be all about pool and making the atmosphere for it ... back then it was great ...

now all they care about is making a party .. and its very cheesy party .. very cheesy music .. and lame people ...

the pool tables are notstraight or balanced and the sticks are mostly squed .... so how can this place call itself a pool hall? come on guys

also i agree with the bouncers thing ... they are rude and think they own the planet ... they certainly need to go to big clubs and lounges to see that their place is not even on the same scale ... wake up people

the only good thing here i would have to say is the waitresses ... they are polite and fast ...

the food is not bad either .. but very expensive .. and the pool prices are also very expensive given the bad situation for the tables and the sticks!!!

if you want to play a good game of pool .. this is not the place for you .. if you want just weird music .. and cheesy people .. then stay in

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★☆☆☆☆

This place used to be all about pool and making the atmosphere for it ... back then it was great ...

now all they care about is making a party .. and its very cheesy party .. very cheesy music .. and lame people ...

the pool tables are notstraight or balanced and the sticks are mostly squed .... so how can this place call itself a pool hall? come on guys

also i agree with the bouncers thing ... they are rude and think they own the planet ... they certainly need to go to big clubs and lounges to see that their place is not even on the same scale ... wake up people

the only good thing here i would have to say is the waitresses ... they are polite and fast ...

the food is not bad either .. but very expensive .. and the pool prices are also very expensive given the bad situation for the tables and the sticks!!!

if you want to play a good game of pool .. this is not the place for you .. if you want just weird music .. and cheesy people .. then stay in

Pros: waitresses are fast and polite

Cons: everything else .. especially the condition of the pool tables, the sticks and the horrible bouncers

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Slate isn't a usual destination for me, but my friend had her 30th birthday party there and we had a fantastic time. The private rooms can be reserved and are spacious. The food was good and so was the service. Everything was great until we got moved to another room mid-party... for Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend. They did give us a free round of drinks for the inconvenience. Despite that little hiccup, I would go there again and would not hesitate to throw a party in one of their private rooms.

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★★★★☆

Slate isn't a usual destination for me, but my friend had her 30th birthday party there and we had a fantastic time. The private rooms can be reserved and are spacious. The food was good and so was the service. Everything was great until we got moved to another room mid-party... for Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend. They did give us a free round of drinks for the inconvenience. Despite that little hiccup, I would go there again and would not hesitate to throw a party in one of their private rooms.

Pros: Big Private Rooms

Cons: Crowed in Bar Area

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Very roomy and lots of space- even with a lot of people, it never looks packed. Good place for a b-day, had a good time, no need to buy bottles or make reservations. Only complaint were the bouncers. They try to act like tough guys, even when there is no one there. Showed up early when there was no line and asked us to get into a straight line before we can get inside. When we weren't standing in a perfect line, they would comment to please get back into our line. As soon as you walk in - they stop you and do not let you enter until you check your coat. There were other such instances throughout the night. Other than the bouncers being completely ridiculous- it was a good time.

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★★★☆☆

Very roomy and lots of space- even with a lot of people, it never looks packed. Good place for a b-day, had a good time, no need to buy bottles or make reservations. Only complaint were the bouncers. They try to act like tough guys, even when there is no one there. Showed up early when there was no line and asked us to get into a straight line before we can get inside. When we weren't standing in a perfect line, they would comment to please get back into our line. As soon as you walk in - they stop you and do not let you enter until you check your coat. There were other such instances throughout the night. Other than the bouncers being completely ridiculous- it was a good time.

Pros: Very roomy and not packed even on a Sat. night

Cons: Service

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Slate is amazing. I go here atleast once a week to meet up with friends, sometimes for happy hour, sometimes on friday nights. The bartenders hook it up. I dance my butt off, the dj's make me not want to sit at the bar at all. I like when it gets busy, Slate is such a lively place to be. I've played pool a few times downstairs, but prefer to be upstairs. I also would like to say how great the food is. There is something about the way the food is made here, even though some of the menu items are staples, I just can't not eat when I go here. My friends all agree this is one of our favorite places to go! I would love to attend a party here, I've heard they are fun. I would love to be part of a behind the ropes crowd! I highly reccommend Slate to everyone who reads this, and I am always running my mouth telling other people to go there. So far I've introduced more than half of my friends to Slate, and everyone has had a good time when they went.
GO TO SLATE!!
------------------------Lizzie

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★★★★★

Slate is amazing. I go here atleast once a week to meet up with friends, sometimes for happy hour, sometimes on friday nights. The bartenders hook it up. I dance my butt off, the dj's make me not want to sit at the bar at all. I like when it gets busy, Slate is such a lively place to be. I've played pool a few times downstairs, but prefer to be upstairs. I also would like to say how great the food is. There is something about the way the food is made here, even though some of the menu items are staples, I just can't not eat when I go here. My friends all agree this is one of our favorite places to go! I would love to attend a party here, I've heard they are fun. I would love to be part of a behind the ropes crowd! I highly reccommend Slate to everyone who reads this, and I am always running my mouth telling other people to go there. So far I've introduced more than half of my friends to Slate, and everyone has had a good time when they went.
GO TO SLATE!!
------------------------Lizzie

Pros: service, drinks, food

Cons: work gets in the way of my playing

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One of the best and hottest place to be right now....The food is great, good service, and non-stop awesome music...I fell in love with the place

DJ Moca is awesome....

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★★★★★

One of the best and hottest place to be right now....The food is great, good service, and non-stop awesome music...I fell in love with the place

DJ Moca is awesome....

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Had a great time. Waitress made sure we had everything we needed. Awesome dj. Definitely going back.

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★★★☆☆

Had a great time. Waitress made sure we had everything we needed. Awesome dj. Definitely going back.

Pros: service, music

Cons: none

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selling 3 tickets for 70$ each for the NYC Party ..... let me know if interested ...... didi8484@aol

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★★★★☆

selling 3 tickets for 70$ each for the NYC Party ..... let me know if interested ...... didi8484@aol

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Honestly, this club/lounge/bar sucked. The atomsphere was alright and the girls well if you like them thick and dark well its the place for you. The bouncers were by far the stupidest mother fuckers around and they have no sense of class at all. The bouncer said no smoking on my line, yet he was smoking, typical bouncer trying to keep his hold on power, yet he is just a bouncer with little impact on society. feel bad for him, not really.

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly, this club/lounge/bar sucked. The atomsphere was alright and the girls well if you like them thick and dark well its the place for you. The bouncers were by far the stupidest mother fuckers around and they have no sense of class at all. The bouncer said no smoking on my line, yet he was smoking, typical bouncer trying to keep his hold on power, yet he is just a bouncer with little impact on society. feel bad for him, not really.

Pros: Alcohol

Cons: Atmosphere, Bouncers

 

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