165 Ludlow St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Stanton St.
By renata.adler on 11/2/2015
If I could I would give this place a ZERO. I was there on Halloween night and asked for drinks at the bar. Apparently I was standing in the wrong spot since the EXTREMELY rude bartender said she would not serve me if I was standing where I was. I moved, to where she wanted me to, ordered my drinks and when I wrote down a 0 on the tip amount due to her rudeness, she threw out my drinks THAT I HAD ALREADY PAID FOR. I was absolutely astonished and confronted her to at least get my money back. When she refused and went to call the manager who agreed with her that I was wrong, I started to get very angry and yell for my $40 back. I told the bartender some things she didn't like and left the bar. When I saw, she has come out of the bar, pulled me by my hair, dragged me to the ground and kicked me. I was in shock and absolutely petrified. My friends came to my rescue and so did the security guards who refused to tell us her name. After calling 911, the police came over but couldn't do anything because my bruises still weren't apparent and I had no marks to prove the assault. I posted the picture here for whoever wants to see and I STRONGLY recommend everyone to NEVER step a foot in this place again. Maybe only if you're a tall and strong guy that can defend yourself...
By Killibill on 3/17/2013
Bartender was terrible to us, he called my friend a cunt and a bitch because she reached to put a lime in her drink. The guy clearly needs to get laid-or fired... or both.
By chuckina on 4/4/2010
Unless you want to have a bartender throw a hissy fit and bouncers threaten to call the cops on you for trying to pay a ten dollar drink with a credit card. Obviously they never called the cops since credit card minimums are illegal, so the bartender was in the wrong- but seriously not worth the hassle. Also the place smells funny, and they keep a line out front when the place isn't even half full.
By kat710 on 9/3/2009
have had ridiculous amounts of fun at this place (2004/5 : it seemed the obvious answer to the location of the afterparty for every rock show), ruined a coat on the rough brick. drank too much red stripe & confessed to strangers. hugged rock stars. messy but safe. great bartender-related graffiti. would depend on the night, would have to be an afterparty.
By KKB on 8/24/2009
Dark Room NYC is a horrible place, where I will never go back. The bouncers are rude and feel that they can grab your arms whenever they like. I have bruises on my arms where the bouncer grab me. Absolutely unacceptable.
By kidcasanova on 6/13/2009
had to wait in line forever because we didn't have the right girl to guy ratio (even though the one girl we had was really hot). the bouncer was a smug little man on a power trip. our friends that had the misfortune of going in said the place wasn't even full so there was no need to make anyone wait outside in the first place. also the music sucked.
By xhinadol78 on 4/13/2009
Went here for a bday party, and the bouncer proceeded to take some of the girls' purses from our area to "teach us a lesson". Had we not come to get it, would he have returned it?!??! I think not!! How does someone justify STEALING as looking out for thei customers??? Plus the place was EMPTY and they made us HOLD OUR JACKETS because????
By pnut485 on 3/31/2009
This bar is horrible. Besides being ridiculously dark and poorly set up, the bar employs workers who are extremely rude--and thieves, apparently. I was there for a friend's birthday party, and there were about 20 of us in my group. My friend and I left our stuff on a bench with another friend for a few minutes, and when we came back, our coats and purses were gone. After freaking out, we discovered that a bouncer had "collected" our things in order to "clear up space" for people to sit on the bench. When our friend tried to stop him, he ignored her. We were forced to pay the coat check in order to retrieve our coats, and when our purses were returned to us, my digital camera was missing from mine. Not only were all of the bar's workers completely rude about the situation, but management refused to do anything about it. Absolutely NOT recommended!
By lolam on 10/23/2007
the music gets better later at night. it is usually very crowded at the weekends that you sometimes even cannot find a place to dance. nice spot for singles who want to mingle. you can see guys in hoodies or in heans and shirts, suits are rare to find,.....as in their name, it is dark, so people feel free to dance and do other stuff, even stealing bags. overall, it is nice, and worth to check out.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.