Posted: 5/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I was only in the DNA Lounge for the about 30 minutes before I was rudely dragged out after having done nothing wrong. I'm underage (20), prefer to dance sober, and I would NEVER disrespect a club's liquor license, so of course I didn't try to drink anything alcoholic. Later, however, I went up to the bartender and asked for some water so she gave me a cup. After my first sip a very hostile security guy comes up to me, grabs me, and demands to see my ID. I show him my ID and calmly explain that the cup I was holding contained water--the bartender even confirmed that it was only water. The security guy refuses to listen to anything I'm saying (even though I'm completely calm and completely sober), he won't even smell the cup, and then he drags me roughly out of the club. I ask him if I could just talk to him for a second and he insists that we talk outside. As soon as we get outside he immediately throws my cup of water out and slams the door on me. The bouncers are extremely disrespectful and did not even have the decency to even quickly smell my cup. I was a law-abiding, paying customer and they treated me like a criminal. I should have at least gotten a refund for the way I was treated. Nobody warned me that I might get thrown out for holding a cup of water. At the DNA Lounge, the bouncers might just decide to exert unnecessary force and throw you out for invalid reasons, just to abuse their power. DO NOT GO TO THIS CLUB--the bouncers are hostile, rude, and just plain mean.