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Katra

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(329 Reviews)

217 Bowery Ph A, New York, NY 10002

(212) 473-3113

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Today: 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
18
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lovethiscity102

05/31/2012

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SEXY & FRIENDLY llaastt friday was a

SEXY & FRIENDLY llaastt friday was a great night...i got to katra late night for my boys bachellor party even though we came with a large group of guys, they didnt hit us over the head for bottle service...the door guy was mad chill and the bottle waitress was so hot and friendly we ended up buying a few bottles anyway. The hookah was great too and the DJ was crazzyyy played some great sets...definitely coming back on another friday

deidrec

05/15/2012

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Very Nice atmosphere and great staff!

Me and my friends threw a 30th birthday get together for My sister. With the help of Ed Van Ess, who was super easy to work with and very attentive. It was a really nice experience the staff was awesome and we really enjoyed our time there. The DJ was live and it was a great night. Thanks Edward Van Ess and Katra for making my sisters birthday special.

Perfectkitty

04/21/2012

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Not Friendly

I would have given this place no stars if I could but citysearch does not allow that. From the moment myself and my girlfriends got to the door we knew things were not going to go to plan. We had a guestlist set up and arrived at 11.14 to be told by the door managerthat we had to pay $20 to get in . All of us were dressed perfectly and there were no guys with us. I told the doorman bouncer guy that I lived around the corner and had come here all the time. I was rudely told that was not his problem and he said name one of the staff if I was from around the corner that I would no someone. I said we set up a list with Elyse and she said it was free till 12 but he said she was wrong. I told him we were going to spend at the bar but he was not having it. He said if we dont pay cover that we would have to spend 200 dollars at the bar and I would have to give my credit card. I asked the big security guy who is always there for help and he said he would call the manager. We waited for 15 minutes and no manager came at which we decided that this was dump looking at all the very unatractive people that were entering while we stood outside. We were not going to spend Saturday Nite outside this place so we gave up and walked accross the street to r-Bar where we had a great nite. THANKS KATRA FOR NOTHING

AnnaWil

02/03/2012

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Depends on the day you go

Went a few months ago, I had no issue getting in the club.. Very nice spot and cozy.. A bit tight and packed but thats pretty much every where you go. The drink were off course a bit pricey but this is the city and it was a saturday when I went. Staff seemed fun, girl where pretty but there was one with long hair, tan skin.. Not sure if she was spanish or from the carribean. she was a bit rude and seem like she couldnt handle the bar alone. When my guest and I ask for service she was rude and at times ignored us. I ended up going to the different floor. Service was the complete opposite and great...over all it was good. I guess everyone is allowed a bad day.

Devin P

12/29/2011

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Exotic New Years Eve 2012!

Come ring in the New Year at this unique and exotic lounge. Enjoy 5 hours of Premium Open Bar while taking in the authentic Middle Eastern vibe of Katra!

Tickets are still available at NYETIX2012. com - Prefer to book over the phone? Call us at 212-845-9750

DylaNalyD

12/20/2011

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there is a second floor! lol

Hey ive been here 2 times first time i had no clue there was a downstairs to this place lol...My times here were great. The ladies i was with got in for free there was just a $10.00 cover charge for guys. Ummm we got there @ like 2am on one of my visits and the party was still going on. My friend didn’t like the music and wanted more pop/house mixed in…we just opened the door by the dj and asked him within five minutes we had what we wanted. I only had beer ...cant mess a beer up lol my friends that had the cocktails said they were strong but taste good. Overall pretty fun time, no complaints.

JessieZ100

12/20/2011

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Welcome to NYC!

Severely underrated! Had my birthday here, which I booked thru the venue itself, All of my guests and myself had an awesome time. I reserved one of their cabanas next to the VIP, an area which I thought was going to be a lot smaller than what the pics on the website show, but it was actually bigger than I expected. I was treated very VIP though by the manager Edwardo. As soon as I arrived outside at the door, he was by the line trying to see who was with who. When I told him I had a reservation for my bday he said ""ok, which one are you?"" Lots of bdays going on that night. He had what would be our waitress for the rest of the night come out and escort me and my guests to my table. The music was freakin awesome, great mixing of top 40 hits from Usher to Gaga, I was in heaven! Danced all night long. And the good times kept comin as the liquor kept flowin! My friends raved at my choice of venue.

So the place gets crowded and the bottles are a little pricey…BIG DEAL! Welcome to New York people! Good times, can't wait to go again

SLindan

12/20/2011

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Fun Birthday :)

i came to Katra for a friends birthday and i have to say this spot was really cool . the staff was cool the DJ was good he played a little bit of everything. the drinks were on point and they also had pretty good happy hour and drink specials all nite long . their food was good . they also have hookah which is cool . i had such a blasts cant wait to come back here again . i liked the fact the owner was there roaming around making sure everyone was having a blast and checking in on the bartenders to make sure they were on point which is good the last thing u hate is to wait for a bartender to get a drink lol . the decor was so cute it had a Moroccan vibe place is clean and there are plenty of places to lounge around . the crowd was interesting it was a mixture of everyone which is different . the only issue I had was that I surprised my friend with a bday cake and they no longer allow cakes ? so we didn’t get to cut the cake, but they did bring it out and present her with it so that was nice. Overall pretty cool spot and Im actually thinking about doing my bday here.

RebeLioness

11/30/2011

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A Terrible Experience

This past weekend was my first (and last) time at Katra. The music started off very redundant but eventually got better as more people arrived. It is a very small and narrow space so moving around was nearly impossible. The drinks are SUPER expensive ($36 for 3 drinks, one of which was non-alcoholic; and a bottle of water was $5). The worst part, however, came when I was harassed by a bouncer for taking my shoes off. He flashed his light in my face like I was some criminal; and even though I complied with his demand that I put my shoes back on, I was still told I had to leave. Since I had already been there for quite some time, I didn't resist. Even so, as I made my way to the exit, the bouncer (a very large man) forcefully pushed me from behind causing me to fly into the wall! I was so shocked and upset that I called the authorities. The general manager, who I thought would at least reprimand the guy, instead summarily dismisses my complaint.

For someone who rarely goes out, I was so appalled by my experience and yet I know that bouncers get away with this kind of behavior all the time. I think it's unfortunate and unacceptable that Katra condones such disrespect and abuse by its personnel.

crystal r

10/03/2011

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What a night!

Me & my friends had a wonderful time at Katra Lounge. The food is absolutely delicious and the music was great. My friend celebrated her birthday at katra lounge, and it was a good turn out. I have partied there several times after. The atmosphere was wonderful with a good vibe. The staff at katra are very friendly, especially Event Planner (Ed Van-ess) He took complete care of us that night!. Overall, I had a good time at Katra. It has the kind of music, crowd, food and ambiance that we appreciate. I will Definitely be back!

DaDonReem

09/30/2011

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Arguablly the ""It"" spot on a friday night.

Looking for a good time on a friday night?? Katra is definitely the spot to be. Randomly stopped by the lounge looking for a good time with a couple friends.. and turned into one of those unforgetable nights. The lounge itself was unique, plenty of space with the upstairs and downstairs ares. Different DJ's spinning chunes. Beauitful ladies.. Well dressed and mannered crowd.Not to mention the Event Planner ( Ed Van Ess) took care of me and my entourage.. Slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite spots.

Frannyc7

09/30/2011

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Theeee Best Night

I had the best night recently at Katra Lounge. Not only was the venue itself great with two floors of the best music but the event planner Ed Vaness made sure that we had the best time. We had our own section and our bottle service was great. I would definitely recommend Ed to any of my friends looking to have a great time at Katra.

Thelma Dawson

09/30/2011

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Night I can't forget!!!!!!

Last month I had a going away party and was extremely satisfied with the service. Everything went perfect, all my guest got in,food,music,bottle service,VIP area was on pointtttttttt....honestly I couldn't complain,till this day me and my friends are still ranting and raving about that night. That was a night that I definitely can't forget, I was completely catered to thanks to my event planner (Ed Van-ess). Looking forward to throwing my birthday party here in January as well. I recommend Katra to anyone looking to throw a party or any kind of event there. Since I'm in town I think I might pay Katra a visit tonight :-))))))

SamraG

08/26/2011

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New Yorka's! This is the place to be!

KATRA is hands down my favorite lounge/bar/club in NYC. I have found many excuses to celebrate here (Birthday's, after work function's, anniversaries, the time I got an ""excellent work"" on a paper I wrote, the time I got my passport, and even the time someone returned my lost wallet to me.) This place has it all. The exotic decor and incredible ambiance, the friendly and funny staff (Chris is especially hilarious), and the great drinks- Tequila shots! The music is also off the hook with famous NYC DJ's such as Tony Toca, Moma, Obah, and Hard Hitting Harry doing their things on the 1's and 2's. It's a rare place that has perfected classy and laid back to make this spot my absolute FAVORITE in NYC...

jyhansen

08/21/2011

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My 30th Birthday Party

On Aug 13th I celebrated my 30th birthday party. Ed Van Ess was my event planner for the event he made sure everthing went smoothly from start to finish. I recommend this lounge to ne one. The music was excellent and the staff was professional and accomidating. I really felt special and my guests felt special. i'm already planning my next event at katra. Ed Van Ess is also in charge of that event and because he did such an amazing job several of my friends want him to plan their events. Ihad the time of my life b/c of my event planner. I owe the my great time and memorable birthday to Ed Van ess and katra lounge.

ashleyrobins80

08/18/2011

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amazing!@

We asked Heather to make us two different types of cupcakes for our wedding this past February and they were a big hit. My husband hoped there would be some left overs, so he could eat them late at night and they were all gone. No surprise there. What is surprising is that they are gluten free (for those who it makes a big difference for)!

We ordered:
1. Chocolate cake with crushed coffee toffee and mocha frosting
2. Chocolate chip cookies and cream cake filled with caramel, topped with cookies and cream frosting.

The mini cupcakes were moist, not too sweet and had the right flavor combinations to leave you wanting more. I've tried gourmet cupcakes at many different shops around the West coast and Heather's is by the far the best. She has been working for years to perfect her recipe and it shows. What I like the most is that the cupcakes are not overwhelmingly sweet.
The designs itself are a work of art.

Highly recommended for birthdays, weddings, any occasion or excuse to eat them!

LivRyan

08/15/2011

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Better Than The Housewives Morroco!

When I enter Katra, I always feel like I'm entering a Moroccan retreat. The Mediterranean decor, filigree borders, and ethnic tapestries rivals the compound that the Contess booked for the New York housewives. I kid, but seriously, I had such a great time at Katra for my bf's birthday party. There were over 50 people there and we were able to get a complimentary bottle because my friend booked her party through Access Gotham. I have been to Katra a bunch of times as I mentioned in my Prosperity Dumpling review, but this time it seemed so effortless. There was a contact person on site that made everything easier on my best friend. I'm hoping to return soon for their TGIF Happy Hour that I saw posters for. I'll never miss a chance to escape to the land of Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon!

rayray21

08/09/2011

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Best Food EVER!!!!

I just stumbled upon this place last week Tuesday after taking a walk out with my boyfirend. It looked pretty interesting with the decor and music so we decided to stay and have dinner. This place has the best food!! i ordered the lamb tagine along with the lamb skewers which were amazing. This place is great for a dinner with some friends or a special other.

Demitra

08/03/2011

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Amazing Food

I need to let everyone in New York City to know that this place is absoultely AMAZING! I had went there on a saturday night for a friend of mine birthday. We started the evening off with dinner and need i say the food was tantalizing, mouth watering, and aromatic. If its one thing thats above and beyond abou tthis place its the food i had the crab cakes along with the grilled baby lamb chops. After my great dinning experience my friends and i took the dance floor by storm and danced the night away to the amazing music.

BBB Rating
A
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Hours

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Extra Phones

Phone: (212) 620-3033

Phone: (212) 473-3336

Phone: (212) 674-0469

Phone: (212) 674-0489

Payment method
debit, discover, amex
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Downtown Manhattan, Bowery
AKA

Katra Bar & Lounge

Katra Lounge

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Categories
Hookah Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Bars, Night Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, No

Takes Reservations: Yes