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205 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002
at Stanton St.
By cathho on 4/10/2008
great location, great decor.... we were stunned when we ordered a vodka and coke and a vodka and soda - neither of which had any vodka in them. when we complained the waitress topped them up - they still tasted of nothing. the waitress then poured a shot of vodka to prove it was vodka, but. said....'shit it's water' - they had allegedly been practising making cocktails all afternoon using a vodka bottle full of water and had since been serving mixed drinks with water instead of vodka all night - worrying as we got there around midnight!!! no apology was given shame as the atmosphere is great and the decor moody space age punk cool. i would go back, but not in a mad rush.
GREAT time w/ group
By MaNhaTTaNiTeRBiTeR on 12/8/2008
We stopped in here Sat. nite w/ a group of my friends for my birthday. Got right in, no prob. Music was HORRENDOUS in the beginning (dj mixing 80's w/ new shit, but BAD 80's), then we went downstairs and the dj was muuuch better. Crowd was mixed--u got your typical St. nite college dorks mixed w/ some defiantly sexy singles, and for some reason it worked. Loved the vibe of the whole place, and everyone who worked there was awesome. (Response to another poster: )Oh, and the doorman---NOT gay. Trust. Maybe my friends r just hotter than yours and don't give attitude at doors.
By nycgirl17 on 1/12/2009
Went there about a year ago and remembered having a good time. Thought there would be a hassle at the door, but got in with ease. Bartenders were easy to flag down, and the crowd was amazing. Enjoyed the music as well. Will be going back soon. Only con was $10 cover charge (I have this thing against paying to get into a bar). I don't think I've paid to get into a place in like 4 years.
great music up and down.
By mmgarwoo on 2/21/2009
cool crowd. awesome music. dancing all over!
By Coolaid on 4/1/2009
Great Place - Great Music. On Weds DJ Angola and DJ Jay Dee kick ass with house music...these guys are both bigs dance music producers...and last week they were JAMMIN!!!...going there tonite.
i love to shake my tail feathers at this place...
By newyorkcruiser on 7/20/2009
You know when a song comes on that you just can't help but exclaim "I love this song" and immediately start shaking it or pumping your fist... make that every song for an entire night until your feet beg for mercy, and you get this dj's playlist. 205's best crowd is Friday night and come wearing as little as possible as you'll melt right through them dancing the night away. Diverse crowd, surprisingly sexy guys & girls, and a staff that brings you a glass of champagne if they find out its your birthday! I wish I lived above this secret dance spot... its more than rad.
Bouncers used excessive force on female, manager tried paying us off
By kwallywall5 on 5/16/2016
We went Club 205 after dinner 2 celebrate my bro's bday. 1 of our friends bought a table/paid the bouncer @ the front door 2 get us all in. When we got downstairs, bouncer told us we weren't allowed /not getting the table. We explained we paid $ for the table/miscommunication. The bouncer immediately pushed our friend against the wall & as my friend went 2 regain his balanced, he was pushed again, followed by another bouncer coming in & putting my friend in a headlock while the other bouncer started punching him in the gut & pushed him in the brick emergency exit. I started screaming help & our other guy friend went 2 break it up, the bouncer grabbed him by the throat & threw his face against the wall. I started crying & screamed for the bouncer 2 stop, he then grabbed me by the arm & threw me like a rag doll against the wall - I then panicked & screamed bloody murder while rushing up the stairs. Our party met the Manager- Joe outside, he wanted 2 know what exactly happened. Joe heard our concern & then offered us $$ for the trouble. Joe ended up paying us over $100 2 try & rectify the situation. 2 be clear, Joe said he will review the surveillance video Which WE R THRILLED ABOUT b/c it will support our case. Yesterday, we filed a joint complain against the establishment for assault for 3 people, failure 2 protect your patrons, & physical damages. The bouncers at this club did not act within their legal obligation & used excessive force of two males & one female.
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