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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.

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.

"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.

Expensive but Wonderful

By sugardrop on 4/23/2009

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

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.

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90 out of 176 people found this review helpful.

best entertainment in Nyc but pricey

By knickerninja on 11/12/2008

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

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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96 out of 194 people found this review helpful.

had a great time!

By hocatka on 7/29/2007

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

I wasn't going to post, but the first review is totally unfair. Me and my wife had a great time. Very original and fresh show for a modern day, sterile New York.

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73 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

The Box, Chrystie Street

By philipstephens on 6/9/2007

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

visiting from London we were lucky enough to be invited to The Box....it is wonderfully intimite, fun beautiful crowd of mixed ages, the decor incredibly atmospheric, the staff delightful, the show(s)of a surprising and very high standard , with a memorable content :-) - in fact it had total attention to detail on every level. i have never written a review before but having read the only one on here felt it was very misleading. For sure its difficult to get into and the bouncers are like a brick wall-thats their job. sure drinks are a bit more expensive maybe but that was understandable with what was offered. Its a very discreet small club. a perfectly packaged couture chocolate box. Perfect. hope we get back there one day.

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93 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Pricey cabaret

By girardasse on 12/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Interesting place since it features a quality cabaret show: not the best ever but the performance was more than decent. The drinks are obviously pricey, and the crowd goes with it but it's worth going at least once!

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78 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

cool venue, not so cool crowd

By jetsetboy on 8/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

ack, bankers and debs, celebs and starf*ckers, but such an amazing space. burlesque meets grotesque, love the show, hate the crowd. food overpriced and mediocre too. and do these 'downtown' spots just recycle staff??? same old tired faces, especially upstairs. my boyfriend had a blast, but what does he know, . . . plenty!

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73 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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