by Sung Schwede on
During a recent attempt to celebrate a friend's birthday at Lucky Strike Lanes in Manhattan, myself along 4 other friends were turned away at the door because we were not "dressed appropriately." I am not one to call every situation that does not go my way racist, however, I must say that my friends and I are all in our early 30's and are all senior executives in banking, media and Information Technology at Fortune 500 companies and dress far from inappropriately. Being turned away from a bowling alley while dressed in jeans, sneakers, button down shirts and sweaters in the dead of winter is far from thuggish. As we pleaded our case with the bouncers a group of 5 white gentlemen about the same age and similarly dressed were let right in. When we pointed this out to the bouncers they refused to answer only to say, "don't try turning this into a race thing." That was all I needed to hear and now I refuse to give this establishment any of my money. Mind you, I hold frequent business events and would have considered Lucky Strike Lanes as a venue where I frequently spend upwards of $5 - $10k per evening. I have been to other Lucky Strike Lanes around the country and have not had any problem but then again at the other locations I was with some white coworkers...Is this 2009 or 1945? I guess all money is not Green...
by Gordon Durman on
there's a circus disco here in hollywood, but they have a circus NIGHT here and they freakin mean it with clowns and shit, but i don't know why; nobody cares. the venue is pretty neat because there's 3 levels with live band downstairs hip hop in the middle and the trance auditorium up top where i saw deadmau5. i actually didnt find out about the top floor for awhile. i thought thought the middle floor was it and that they were warming people up for deadmau5 with some crappy hip hop, haha. the crowd was different than i thought because in la almost all trance events are like half asian. i would say don't smoke inside, but the bouncer seemed to kick only me out for doing it..i think it was bc i'm asian, lol.
by Jen H. on
Overpriced, overpriced, overpriced! Expensive cover, expensive drinks, and not that great. Was downstairs in the main area only for a minute at the end of the night... I wish I had stayed here most of the night as it plays the type of music I like (hip hop, top 40, etc). Sadly, for my listening pleasure the group I was meeting up with was upstairs where it was dance/techno music. Venue is small, I am not impressed. Where is a venue in Boston that I can get behind and make my "spot" ?!?!