by Alda Miltenberger on
REVIEW of VIP BOTTLE SERVICE. Friday night, arrived around midnight and knew someone at the door. PARKING:Front entrance (so if you valet ($20) in the back, you gotta walk all the way around the building (there are front and back entrances depending on which promoter has what floor for the night). We had to walk all the way around the building down Hollywood Blvd. No front door valet how whack! ENTRANCE: We walked right in due to our hookups and we were escorted to our table on the 3rd floor and walked up to the 3rd floor. TABLE/BOTTLE: Our table was one row back from the dancefloor which was perfect. I hate tables on the dancefloor, people are all up in your space. Our booth comfortably sat 8. Our bottle was Russian Imperia Vodka (price of the bottle is equivalent to Ketel One). Not bad at all! I was expecting something cheap considering our bottle was comp'd (yes I said comp'd..aww gyeah) but it wasn't. It was actually some good ish! w00t! BATHROOM: Bathroom situation was a mess. Toilet was flooded and water was all over the floor. YUCK! The bathroom attendant was trying her best to clean it up but apparently people didn't want to wait and tried to barge in so it left the lady with no other choice to close the door on everyone and start cussing everyone out! LOL SERVICE: VIP girl poured our drinks once when our bottle was initially opened and that was about it. Since our bottle was comp'd I can understand why she could care less. Mixers were aplenty. Redbull, pineapple, grapefruit and cranberry and OJ. No ice scooper for our ice bucket so we improvised and used a cup to scoop our ice. The person that really did their job was the bus boy. Homie kept coming back making sure everything was a-ok and mixers were flowing and plenty. THIS IS WHERE KRESS FAILED as a venue: --------------- When we left our table to dance and not once, but TWICE, strangers came up to our table & were trying to drink our shit. WTF is security doing? What's the point in giving VIP wristbands if you can't tell that the first group of people who attempted to drink our shit (3 white guys) and the second person who tried to drink our bottle was a black dude weren't with us? They didn't have wristbands and clearly they weren't Asian females. Did I mention it was mainly Asian that night? Any idiot could tell those people weren't in our party. It's one thing if there was some random Asian girls drinking our shit and they can't tell us apart but come on now! Even the busboy did a better attempt at shooing people away from our table. TIP: If you get a table, better watch your shit b/c security doesn't have your back whatsoever. They're off doing some other shit. Opera/Crimson's security guards at the VIP tables got their shit down. They don't let anyone step foot near your space and if you need anything, they're quick to help you out. Music was decent. I don't know the price of drinks but I do know the drinks that were handed to me were really weak pours.
by Amar P. on
Ah summer. Well, it took a while for summer weather to show up in New York this year, but when it did, a few of my friends happened to be visiting and so we went here for some outdoor relaxing. Basically it's a bunch of tables and chairs on a boat (note: I get motion sick easily, but the slight rocking of the boat didn't really get to me at all until I had several beers in my stomach. My other friend who spends a ton of time on boats didn't even know it was swaying until I told him). The breeze of being on the water is great on a warm summer day. A bonus is you get to see a lot of helicopters taking off and landing near by. I didn't pay for the beer, so I don't know how much it cost (easy enough to find out, and it wasn't absurd if I remember correctly), but a bucket of Coronas and limes on a boat is hard to mess up. Refreshing. Eventually after drinking a bit and having not eaten all day, I went to get a burger. You have to place your order up at one of the bars and wait to pick it up, fast food style, at the next "bar" like area. Took a bit of time, but nothing unreasonable, and they announce your number on loudspeaker. The burger was way better than I had hoped it would be, very big and juicy and good quality meat. Perfect for the day and the setting. Can't comment on other foods. 2 quick comments: - We got there early afternoon and got a table easily, but as time went on it got fairly crowded. - Finding the bathroom (on the attached adjacent boat) is a bit of an adventure, and its honestly kind of spooky down there.