191 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Stanton St.
By moleskine on 12/29/2010
This is just another expensive, tacky, bad sound system, bad attitude Lower East Side bar that mixes anything and everything to entice people. Crowd is yuppy and annoying. Bouncers and bartenders are rude. All the positive reviews that are 10 up there are posted by Kush Management. They have many violations on food. It is one of those places I would never set foot in again. But check it for yourself for the benefit of the doubt.
By LES_OD on 11/17/2010
The bouncer said that the women in our group wouldn't need to pay a cover, but the men would. We agreed on the price and went inside. Then another bouncer told us that we were required to check all of our jackets and bags. The bouncer out front hadn't told us this and since the price of checking a bag was the same as the cover, this meant that the price of just walking into this bar more than doubled. Not only that, but they required us to pay separately for each bag and each coat. This wouldn't have been a problem had they explained this out front. But they were very rude explaining their policy about bags in the club. A few of us had bags which we didn't want to check (the bags had wallets...phones...etc.) and they gave us a hard time about that. They refused to give us our money back or let us check out the club before we paid for the coat check. This could have all been avoided had the bouncer explained this out front instead of saying "all you have to pay is the cover for the guys, the women are free." Kush made an active choice to deceive its patrons by luring them in with a very low cover charge. The woman in the coat check was very nice though. The music was ok and the decor was tastefully tacky. The drinks were overpriced and took forever to obtain since the bartender was great at ignoring.
By athruz on 5/17/2010
The DJ last thursday night played such great stuff from New Order to random Madonna's songs I never hear out anymore! See you this thursday KUSHY
By ladypinc on 5/17/2010
Went out with a group of friends on Thursday and ended up at Kush - and lo and behold they were holding a new party called "FREE THINKING NYC" - it was awesome! The music (two DJ's) was super cool - everything from Slick Rick to The Smiths to Gangstarr and the vibe of the place was great. It was crowded but still had great service and room to dance! This party is a must to check out every other Thursday - I wish it was every Thursday!
By MonkishMallard on 3/20/2010
I have never been so ripped off and abused by a lounge in my life! The place COMPLETELY RIPPED US OFF on the bill charging unjustified gratuity and charging us an amount that was not previously discussed when we booked our party there. We politely objected to the bill and the GM Tim came out and VERBALLY ABUSED & THREATENED us before even asking what the issue was. The GM Tim is a complete snake and will lure you in with a 2 for 1 deal on bottles on a Friday which sounds great, but DO NOT BE FOOLED, YOU WILL PAY FOR IT!
By JelenaHalli on 10/16/2009
Recently hosted a corporate event at Kush lounge. My clients and VP team were extremely happy. The food was amazing but the service and ease of creating the event was astonishing. Kush will definitely see more of me via for business and personal time! Grade A++
By ck0007 on 7/29/2009
I planned my best friend's bachelorette party here last Saturday for a group of 15 girls and we had an awesome time. We didn't have a problem getting in or anyone else that came later who joined our party. Our group had a great time dancing the night away and enjoy our corner table that we reserved in advance - the required bottle service is a con, however, there aren't many lounges in NYC that you can reserve a table without a minimum. The management and staff at Kush were friendly and ensured our group had fun. I would go back there again for a celebration.
By onemoretimearound on 2/20/2009
The vibe was ok, but the service was the worst I've ever had. I ordered a hookah for $30, but it didn't work. I reported the problem and they gave me another coal for it... it still didn't work. Then they told me we had been smoking it for too long, only it hadn't worked from the start. Then they charged me $10 for the extra coal they gave me (a pack of 12 coals cost $2 at any smoke shop). Turns out there was a hole in the hose-- "too bad for you", they said. The food was terrible too, and the music was all wrong -- The only thing they had right was the decor.
By phoebe on 10/24/2006
We absolutely loved this place when we went for my friend's bachelorette party!!! Everyone treated so well from the first phone call! They catered to our every need from the front door to the tables. The decor is out of this world, cozy and warm yet elegant at the same time. You feel as if you've been swept away to Morocco for the night. We had delicious drinks and appetizers early on and then stayed for the DJ dance party with the most awesome belly dance show. After 11pm our area was supposed to be bottle service only, but they have these pitchers of cocktails that are an awesome alternative. We loved this place!
By japru on 8/1/2005
The revived Kush is better than ever. The bar is beautifully decorated. The drinks are strong and the innovative 'specialty cocktails' are worth the extra change. Of course the music is still cutting edge and depending on the crowd and time can be perfect to chill to or move to. Kush blends the refinement of the city's best lounges with a casual authenticity that's hard to find.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.