445 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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After all the buzz and excitement surrounding the opening of this new club in downtown Columbus, my buddies and I decided to stop in and see what all the fuss was about. As of this review, I still can't tell you what I think of the club - but I can tell you I am never going back there.
Of the five of us that approached the club, 2 of us were not wearing the appropriate shoes and were immediately denied. The other 3 were told that we were not on "the list" and we're denied entry.
I understand the need to regulate customer attire and the club has the right to establish and enforce any rules it wants. But the manner in which it was executed was so overwhelmingly venomous we left in disbelief that we were treated so poorly.
If the Neanderthal bouncer would have said, "hey, just so you know, dress shoes only. I'm sorry for the confusion. Please come back!" then I would have felt better about it. Unfortunately, I got the "Haha! You cant come in wearing those! Get outta here!" version. Embarrassing potential customers and making them feel inferior is an interesting business strategy - we'll see how that works.
The "list" thing also gets me. This is a new club and, to my count, there were only about 20 people in there at the time. We were the only people in line to get in. It would seem to me it would behoove them to let some people in to help spread the word about the club. It's not like there aren't 20 other bars that are within walking distance where I can buy a $7 beer and here loud music.
Someone should tell the owners that confused and embarrassed patrons don't make for good return customers. I, for one, am never going back to that establishment.