by Sebrina B. on
I think some people will really like this place but it was not for me. I did not have a bad time but I did not have a really great time either. If you really just want to go and dance it is pretty good. They don't play a lot of new music but they do play a lot of good danceable music. I went on a Friday and they played every type of music. The only thing that I did not like were like the medleys where they would not allow the song to play through. Also, they do switch dj's around 12 or 1 am so keep that in mind as well because the first dj is better. This is not the place to go to hook up unless you are a woman over 35 or a woman of another age looking for a sugar daddy. The drinks were just okay. Finally, do not believe the fliers or website which still promote Fridays as being free until 12 for ladies. It is only free until 10pm. Oh and if you want to eat get there early because though they have a lot of seating people camp out there all night so there isn't much opportunity to get one unless you get there early.
by Ralph Ogeen on
I don't know what it is about this place that makes it so cotton-pickin' awful, but it is. I never have a good time here no matter who is playing or what event I am attending. The bouncers are also hostile and they tend to oversell their shows. Something about this place makes me sick. I mean actual bodily illness. I had to leave the Duran Duran concert early because I was *this close* to passing out. I had to leave Royksopp early because I felt inexplicably sick to my stomach. I left David Gray's show ill-at-ease and wanting my money back (okay, that was just a sucky concert). Even Thievery Corporation, who are one of the most amazing live acts EVAH were merely mediocre here. It's gotten to a point where I avoid seeing bands I really like because they are playing Webster Hall and therefore I know, no matter how much I love the music, the show will suck. Or I will end up bizarrely ill. Don't go if you can help it. The sound system isn't great, the layout is awkward, the crowd tends to be fratty no matter how non-fratty the band, and the venue in general feels like a nebulous black hole waiting to suck your soul out.
by Paul A. on
5 stars only because maxfield parrish, one of the greatest american illustrators, painted the mural (entitled King Cole, hence the bar name) in the backdrop of this bar. other than that.....there was a sign that said "proper attire required" prior to entering. my friends and I played ignorant tourist people (but we knew we wanted to check out the mural) and wandered "aimlessly" towards the bar. the bartended politely asked us to leave, but we were too amazed by the mural that we sort of ignored him. he noticed that we were admiring the mural and offered us a matchbox (you should ask for one!!!) - the mural is printed on it as well as their business info. later that week I met with one of my teachers (thanks for the drinks) there for a couple of drinks. no, we didnt dress up but arrived with our comfortable attire. they offer free mixed nuts and macadamias. they were delicious. and their drinks are potent, but goooooood. not too sure how much the drinks were, but being a high-end hotel that this establishment is located in, i suspect everything being pricy.