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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: Dance Club: 1 Star

Re: “Priya Lounge

I wanted SO BADLY to like this place. With only a few hookah bars in downtown (Tabbouli, Paradiso, and Smoking Lamp), it is high time for Charleston to up its game. But this just isn't the place. Yes, the interior looks nice - for now. But with the same owners as Torch, I suspect that it may go downhill and feel dirty just like the previous bar.

The place really has an identity crisis. "Moroccan" theme, with an Indian name, serving Turkish food, and with Latino ownership? The decor is nice, though far from authentic, but more importantly - the hookahs are AWFUL! It is actually embarassing to watch their employees make them.. it's clear they have no idea what they are doing. Moreover, they have no idea what the pricing is.. I visited three times and ordered the EXACT same hookah each time, and was charged different prices by different employees each time. Upon bringing this up, they got extremely confrontational and did not provide any sort of menu that listed their pricing.

Aside from rude employees and a lack of identity, the crowd was really the most off-putting aspect of this (bar? club? restuarant? hookah lounge?).. It is fine on a laid-back weeknight, but the location of the bar BEHIND the hookah lounge is just a bad idea. Excuse me as I'm enjoying my smoke, I do not want to see some blacked-out girl hiking up her dress and sloppily making out with some guy as she nearly knocks over my hookah. Really just an awkward place overall, and so sad to see that what could have been an awesome concept was so poorly executed.

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Posted by kg12MS20 on September 26, 2014 at 2:21 AM

Re: “Mynt

This club SUCKS! I ended up going to the dive next door Big Guns! First of all, I had to explain my outfit to the stupid ass bouncers who said what I had on was not appropriate. (Deisel brand sneakers, Takeshy Italian jeans, an Armani jacket and a Ralph Lauren pull over, yeah over 400 dollars of apparel.) After my explanation and entering the club, I see everybody in outdated pleated Roundtree & York pants and antebellum Claiborne dress shirts with loafers that had rubber soles!! And that's just the start. I get there and everybody is standing on the floor NOT dancing, and the music was 90s rap remixed. I came there to dance, so I did. When I wanted a drink the dizzy, dyed blonds recognizes everybody but me! (and my friend and I were the only off-colored people there, so noticing us is like noticing a black furred rabbit in snow). I highly defend them for not recognizing me because of my skin tone, just poor service. After we get the drinks, which were decent, a fight breaks out and they let a guy who was blacked out back in the club! After that, I just left to BIG GUNS next door, and ENJOYED the rest of my night there.

I wouldn't go there ever again, even if I purchased JCPenny's brand pants.

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Posted by anilingus on January 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

What a joke. Any night club that has the dress code at the door isn't what I'd call "upscale". If you're into slores wearing heeled suede boots that come up to their thighs, oozing insecurity and low self esteem all while holding a vodka CRaNnn and sexily sippin' on their strawwz, then dive in my friend. Oh yeah, take some new facebook profile pix with palmetto shots while you're there.

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Posted by CharlestonsFynest on January 17, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Suede Supper Club

Not Swanky......Ridiculous let me just say again. RIDICULOUS!!

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Posted by NotNative on August 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Suede Supper Club

This might be one of the bigger jokes in the Charleston area. Granted, the place has been updated nicely - and the dj is great - BUT, we arent in Vegas fellas. The rude doorman/bouncers with their ear pieces and tough guy attitudes is laughable. Pricey drinks and bartenders who make you feel lucky to get served doesn't last long here. Best was a fight in the parking lot at 2 AM. Mount Pleasant people! Take it to N Chuck!

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Posted by BourbonandBranch on July 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

I went to NV last weekend and had a horrible experience! I googled the club to find a contact number and found all the the negative reviews, and boy they are certainly correct! A HORRIBLE club with awful treatment of customers. My advice to you, if you are looking for a good time, take you business elsewhere! I know that I will be in the future!

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Posted by _M_ on March 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

Awful customer service! I went to NV and after talking with the girl at the front—who I wondered if was drunk herself—my girlfriend and I were assured that after paying our ridiculous $20 cover, we would be allowed to go upstairs, look for our friends, and if we could not find them, we would be refunded our cover if we were to return within a reasonable time; which she told us was 30 minutes to look for our friends.

After spending 15 minutes in the bar looking for our friends; we went down to the same girl that promised us earlier that we would be promised a refund of our cover; and inquired about our refund. She told us that we were out of luck and that we would not be refunded our cover. I offered to split the difference with her, which she could give us $10 and we would be on our way. She questioned why I was arguing with her about $10; I told her that we were not arguing with her about the money, but rather why we were being lied to. I was not belligerent, and was in no way disrespectful toward the cover girl. She then motioned toward the bouncer and without provocation or warning; and without being simply asked to leave; I was assaulted and thrown out of the bar and onto the concrete.

Don't go here if you want to have a good time! Crappy, awful service and a crappy experience!

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Posted by charlestonj on March 26, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

Poor customer service, bouncers smell like they haven't showered in weeks, and sounds like it will be added to local military bases' list of banned establishments. Trailer trash staff needs to step it up A LOT if you want VIP clients. Catch a clue, NV: it's all about customer service no matter how the customers arrive dressed to impress.

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Posted by gayrights101 on December 5, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Music Farm

I think I will be staying away from shows at the Farm for a while....the last 3 shows (within last 2 months) I have been to have been great artists, but the venue really put a damper on the show. These artists have sound crews that know what they are doing in regards to setting up a sound system, but yet, the accoustics are so bad at the Farm, the music completely drowns the singers out most of the show.... Also, I realize it IS summer in Charleston (read: hot and muggy), but how about installing some XL/industrial fans to help keep air circulating on the floor area or revamping/updating the AC system so everyone isnt standing in a puddle of their own sweat? It also seems like they push the maximum person capacity too...I could barely squeeze my way to the bathroom from the floor, and even back by the bar area was super tight to pass through...maybe we could take a page from the HOB design?

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Posted by yournamehere on July 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Music Farm

This place sucks; terrible sound, bad bartenders, and it's usually overcrowded.

Posted by livemusic on January 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Purple Tree Lounge

Went Saturday for my 21st birthday and had friends with me that were 20. They advertise that they let in 18 and up, but they wouldn't let in boys that were 20. They only do that on Thursday nights. Would have been nice to find this information out before hand. Tried to call several times during the week to get some information, but no one ever answered. Will not go back here. I took my $300 dollars elsewhere. Do they want 18 year old girls going into this club by themselves to get hit on by old men? I think so. Bouncers were rude. Will be sure to tell all of my friends what a horrible experience I had.

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Posted by soccermmi4 on November 16, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Priya Lounge

This is not New York, Miami, or LA, the atmosphere here is contrived. The bartenders look at you with their noses high in the air. *Newsflash* you're bar-tending in Charleston, SC in a bar that plays 10 year old techno music. And to categorize this place as a tapas bar is like categorizing 7-11 as a restaurant! There are 4 things on the menu! Avoid this place at all costs, Blind Tiger Pub and Rooftop have a better atmosphere.

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Posted by frannybnanny on July 26, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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