by Rebecca G. on
Harlot is alright. I have been here quite a few times for various events, open bars and for a friend's birthday. The times I've been here for a free event or open bar were great! I really like the decor. FREE Nights: "The Rumble" used to be held here one Wednesday a month before they moved locations. The vibe was chill and relaxed. I even won an ladybug ipod docking station one time, but that's more props to The Rumble than Harlot. During these parties, usually two bands would play and there'd be a DJ. It was never too crowded either. It was a really intimate spot to see a live band! I've also been to a Metrowize open bar party here. It was super crowded, and one (actually two) of my friends got way too trashed. The indoor club security were actually pretty cool, and helped me get her to the back area to chill out for a bit. One security guy offered to get her water, but forgot, so then one of the managers came by and gave us some trouble for being in the back. My friend was crazy drunk and making a scene, and the bouncers really didn't give us any trouble or hassles. Major props for that because honestly, at the time, she did kinda deserve what she could have had coming to her. Typical night: Now, the only time I've been here for a typical night, was on a Saturday for a friend's birthday. This was our last stop of the night, and we rolled in pretty deep. No cover charge. Everyone got in fine, but it was *way* too crowded. The layout of this place is weird. There's tons of big chairs and low tables in the middle of the floor, so there's not really any place to move. This is fine on weeknights, but on a weekend, when it's packed, this is really obnoxious. There's nowhere to move, nowhere to dance and you're tripping over people and furniture constantly. The DJ wasn't very good either. His transitions were awful, and halfway through a song, the music would just abruptly stop, there'd be a long pause, and then an entirely new tempo/genre would come on. Come on, it's all about beat-matching! Or at least, continuous music. My ipod can do a better job. I don't know. This place isn't bad considering it's got no cover charge, but I'd skip it on weekends. It's nice chill bar for weeknights or private events. The drinks are kinda pricey too, but it's the type of place where'd you'd expect that.
by Lis V. on
Like many high end joints in the meatpacking, you always have that one twiggy doorwoman who really doesn't know what the hell she is doing and tries way too hard at her job. My friends reserved a table for $2,500, once they got there the table was $4,000. We agreed to get it. The point of tables is to not get hassled. We came in two separate groups because we live in different hoods. The guys got in with no problem. The girls who followed 30 minutes later, were told by the ignorant doorwoman to wait..wait...wait....30 minutes later we are still outside. And because of this sour taste move they lost a table client. Such a stupid woman! Point is, if you are doing table service, round your friends up before heading in. All this hassle and in the end of it all, this place is just a faze. I give it one star due to bad customer service by the retard who works the door.
by Perry Derr on
I have been bowling in NYC only once. (Jersey is always going to have more value-priced bowling, but I digress...) I came to Bowlmor, and I immediately felt it was a "step up" from the "dive" kind of bowling alleys I was used to. It actually projects a more "classy" atmosphere somehow! Yes! That much said, you DO pay a lot to bowl here. However, at least you're not paying an arm and a leg to bowl at a dumpy place. It's also a treat to be in a more cool, "adult"-type atmosphere (no families with kids!). We were three couples who came here, and we ordered pitchers of beer and some appetizers -- all of which were very good! There were video screens projecting all kinds of interesting video, including something that looked like soft porn. The music was good, too! Fun! I will probably go back, but I think I'll try to go on one of the weeknights that offer a more value-priced game!