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The Box

189 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Rivington St.
212-982-9301

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5
"Mixed Reviews"

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46% would go back.

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Welcome to the Box

By beckyk5693 on 5/5/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Of course this place has mixed reviews. For some, this is the greatest place, for others... not so much. I think if you want to have a wild night that you will never forget, you will love the box. Yes, the show is grotesque but that is part of it all. Most certainly memorable. I love it there and its a highlight to my month if I get to go (yes it is pricey). Love the staff, the atmosphere is sexy. definitely a place to go at least once.

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117 out of 245 people found this review helpful.

it was ok...

By soundvictim on 1/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've went there and, for the most part, it was ok.I do agree that the staff can be a bit moody, though.

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121 out of 251 people found this review helpful.

mistreatment by management

By spraycanartists on 11/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I recently attended the Box. I was escorted out for absolutely nothing with instructions that the manager wished to speak with me. I was left standing in the cold for nearly two hours. I was not disrespectful of the establishment in any way and was not rude to any of the patrons, I was not disorderly. I was simple plucked out because the manager Nov 02 2010, who never spoke with me and obviously felt mine was a night to ruin. I will not be recommending this place to my friends though I feel the performers are excellent. I am an internationally know successful entertainment business owner. I was in a custom suit and the door staff, who remained respectful, described me as one of the best dress persons at the club. I find my treatment by this manager apauling and rude. I intend on making it known that I was treated this way. While waiting for the manager to explain to me why I was expelled into the street I was molested by druggy. My disposable income will not be used to benefit this establishment hence forth.

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170 out of 314 people found this review helpful.

AVOID THE BOX. RUDE STAFF AND A RIPOFF. NOT RECOMMENDED

By goldbergstein on 9/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We went to the box for a bachelor party. It cost 1600 for the group. We get to our table, which has no view of the stage. The seats actually face away from the stage, with a huge beam in front of 80% of the view. Staff was rude, deceptive and unaccomodating. A bunch of arrogant idiots running the place. Avoid.

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155 out of 317 people found this review helpful.

Crazy place, strict door.

By PrakashIyer on 5/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Box is clearly the craziest place I have been to in NY so far. Sexy, imaginative shows and the people who seemed to frequent this place know how to party. The door is quite strict, but I just had luck on my side the few times i went there. if people have gone here and know similar places please do mention.

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163 out of 305 people found this review helpful.

zzzzzzzz...

By culture411 on 3/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

burlesque show is hugely disappointing. more like cheap porn. anyone interested in a cool venue, fun bar scene and a well produced burlesque show, go to galapagos art space in dumbo. way more sophisticated.

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173 out of 323 people found this review helpful.

"it's the box"

By chuckbass7 on 9/19/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

i walked into the box and watched a transvestite put a dildo up his/her butt, pull it out and eat the condom juice from his/her own behind. ummm, i really saw that. while exhilarated by this performance, i was even more impressed by the next act where a girl had rotating-light-titties in tune to my favorite song on z100. a little alarmed by my surroundings, i turned to a guy (i think) next to me and asked "is this normal?" to which he responded, "this is the box. the BOX. you never know whatcha gonna get." as a first timer, and native new yorker, i was intrigued yet slightly alarmed. but, definitely will go back.

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225 out of 400 people found this review helpful.

The Box

By tableau on 7/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Box is a guaranteed crazy night. come prepared to have your mind blown a bit by the shows, go wild on an antique couch, hang from one of the balconies box seats, or swing from a pole and be the life of your wee morning hour companions. This place is not for the faint of heart or conservatives for that matter.

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177 out of 349 people found this review helpful.

JUST AWFUL

By dun on 6/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

This was the worst experience in my life: boring and disgusting show, overpriced drinks and a table with air condition where we were just freezing cold. In total we paid 1,000 Dollars for just being angry about arrogance and incompetence. (I really was in shows around the world but this club honestly is the worst ever - but funny that they compare themselves with Moulin Rouge and further used the word burlesque to describe themselves. Tip to Richard Kimmel: why don't you look these words up before you use them! And: this "show": you can get in Hamburg on the Reeperbahn for 10 Bucks - believe me!)

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202 out of 370 people found this review helpful.

A big Box of Coal is what that place is

By MasonDixie on 5/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I arrived at the Box unaware that it would be an issue to get in. I knew it might be hard, but I was not expecting that 70's porn star haired guy at the door to be such a raging beast of a man. After looking us both up and down approx. 6 times, he proceeded to let in an older couple behind us. Others would arrive and he would shout, "they can come in but they have to pay!" whereas others would just roll in. Yes, I realize some of these people had table reservations, but others did not. He was just being an ass for the sake of being an ass. A nicer bouncer finally let us in (for free) only to discover the drinks were $19 apiece. Had some drunken high-rollers not invited us over to their table I would've peaced out within 30 minutes. Unbeknownst to me, I was roofied by some jackass at the table (I had 2 drinks total) and did not come to until the following afternoon. What a shady club. Now that I think about it, I have no desire to go back there. I give it a 2.

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