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189 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Rivington St.
AVOID THE BOX. RUDE STAFF AND A RIPOFF. NOT RECOMMENDED
By goldbergstein on 9/28/2010
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.
Crazy place, strict door.
By PrakashIyer on 5/8/2010
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.
By culture411 on 3/3/2010
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.
"it's the box"
By chuckbass7 on 9/19/2009
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.
By tableau on 7/2/2009
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.
By dun on 6/4/2009
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!)
A big Box of Coal is what that place is
By MasonDixie on 5/18/2009
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.
Fraudulent, criminal practices
By LEH on 4/24/2009
Beware of criminal fraud - Absolute Horror - Avoid at all costs. This venue overcharged our tab, adding a completely fictional cost of $2000.00 to our bill. In addition to this insult, they attempted to show us a fraudulent menu that misrepresented the charges to which we agreed. We happily paid the $100 per person cover charge, as well as the exorbitant $225 per bottle for 3 bottles of recent vintage Moet and Chandon champagne. But when our bill arrived, it was well over $2500 dollars, far beyond either the cover charge or the price per bottle to which we agreed and to which the menu referenced. ' We argued with the waitress, who brought us a fraudulent menu pricing the Moet champagne at $600 per bottle. The menu that every person in our three-person party had examined earlier previously stated $250 per bottle. I will be filing a police report against the venue, and caution all potential customers to examine their tab closely. Beware fraudulent menus and pricing, demand that the price you agree to be the price you pay, and avoid the venue entirely if you want a pleasant and problem-free night out.
Expensive but Wonderful
By sugardrop on 4/23/2009
I have been reading these jaded reviews and although hesitant, I could not help myself. I went for the first time a few months back and had a wonderful, exciting, sexy time with my girlfriends. Table was expensive but not so much more than the other nightclub in the city. With the box, we got an amazing, funny, sexy show - Staff was beautiful, energetic and friendly. Door was tough, but we were expecting that and dressed for the occassion. I have been back and it still met expectations. Great, unique, nyc place. - You will not find a similar or better experience.
best entertainment in Nyc but pricey
By knickerninja on 11/12/2008
Yes it is pricey. Yes it is sooooo much fun! Show is great and my service was great. I've been back 2 times since but its not on my dollar. Food is damn good too for just side eats.
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