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03/23/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I did enjoy my night out over there; music was fine, the service and drinks were not bad at all. Really nice atmosphere. We were a bit skeptical regarding the door policy though..the first time we went there the line was huge, it took us almost an hour to get into the club. The second time we were 9people and we booked a Limo night out package for like $160 , for 1h limo tour and admission in the club skipping the line (limotournyc) that was a pretty good deal! Anyway I’ll definitely go back there!
03/04/2012Provided by Citysearch -
This place is not that great long lines,the door staff won't let you in unless they know you,very rude . The music is alrite, the space inside is tight...I really thought it would be better that what I've seen. They hype it up like its a big happening spot but it really is not. Its not really clean inside and it like a hole in the wall....
I was looking for a club to go downtown and I checked my iPhone for reviews and came across Sutra. It was already midnight, so I figured what the hell.
My BFF, Michelle was kinda tired, but I dragged her along anyway. Let me tell you this place is hot. The DJ mixes the best hip hop and club ever. I danced so hard, my feet started to hurt and then I took my shoes off and danced in stockings. Cool college guys. Fun place.
This place suck, there is always no space in this lounge, the security never let you in, the bouncer at the door steals money from women because he take 2500 from my sister and it going on almost a year still she didn't get it from him...How is a place that is suppose so hot hire a bouncer that steals from women that he meets there. I want there a few times and I advise women do not go to this lounge is sucks big time and they charge a arm and leg for drinks, when the lounge across the street charge alot cheaper and friendly staff. Also bouncers that do not steal your money......
05/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going here every weekend for quite some time for these reasons...
- Guaranteed great tunes - I'm a big music fan and you can count on there being good music most nights of the week- mostly hip hop / party classics
- Love the venue- it's cosy, dimly lit, and pretty mirrored mosaics on the walls, and golden buddha features
- Friendly, fun, down to earth vibe. That pretty much says it all.
04/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not quite sure what ""contraire"" is talking about... But au contraire my friend... Sutra has been a staple go-to spot for me and my orderly party people for months now! From the great music you refer to as noise to the service (always courteous), Sutra has consistently been reliable. For the sake of fun and stress-relief at the end of a long day of work, outlets such as Sutra are a valuable necessity in any neighborhood.
It's a fact that bars aren't for everyone. But, please don't angrily lash out with blatant personal vendettas in a stiff, dry, and, dare I say, disgusting effort to build a case against all law-abiding bars in the city.
Now that that's out of the way... I'll go back to planning my next Sutra gathering.
Thank you and good night.
03/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We who are most well acquainted with this god-awful place are not patrons but those nearby who are victimized by their business practices. They cannot run a club, it seems, without making hundreds of people suffer. The noise, which goes on till closing, is unbearable. Their patrons, drunk and disorderly, fill the street, because they do not understand that it is not good business to liquor up people too violent and drunk already. It is disgusting that any business in this city should operate at the expense of the neighborhood in which they are situated. Too often it has been the epicenter of disturbance and violence. This is not a viable business. It is a dangerous nuisance.
01/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I recently went to the Sutra Lounge to celebrate my husband's birthday and ""Reserved"" a table space for him and a few of his friends. While my husband tried to find parking, I had no problem entering the club but my husband and his friends had a really hard time entering. We were told by an Asian man at the door that he would show me to the reserved area and when my husband arrives he would escort them in. When my husband got to the door, a very unprofessional black bouncer told him that everyone had reservations here and that he needed to go to the back of the line and wait like everyone else. My husband asked him ""if everyone has a reservation, what makes the club so special"". After arguing back and forth with this man, I received help from a blond waitress who asked the Asian man to please let my husband and friends come to our reserved area.
Upon entering the lounge, it was hot, stuffy and the steam maker had a foul smell. The so called ""Reserved"" area had other people sitting there already which the waitress had to make them leave. We were given a very limited list of bottled drinks, an ice bucket and some cheap plastic cups. We had barely any room to dance....needless to say, we made the best of a cheap experience. The space is not worth paying over $200 and there was nothing special about the experience here. The music was ok and I believe the DJ is a little over rated. I advise that if you go to the Sutra Lounge, please don't reserve and just pay the door fee...you will have the same experience and keep more money in your pocket!
03/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Sutra Lounge made my Dazzling Decade Kickoff (aka birthday) party such an awesome experience.
From the moment I called to make the reservation to the moment I got to the door, I was treated with the utmost professionalism. Two gentlemen walked me towards the VIP area and formally introduced me to our server for the evening, who was both sweet, hospitable, and very accommodating.
My party guests felt so great enjoying one another's company in their own privacy and comfort, and having a bottle of GreyGoose and mixers right at their fingertips. The bouncers made me feel like a goddess, showering me with ""Happy Birthdays"" and looking out for my guests. The music, overall sexiness, and vibe were perfect for us, too. Our photos are hot!
I'll recommend Sutra to anyone and everyone I know, and plan future events with them. SUTRA rocks!
Came into town last weekend for my friends bday party, I didn't know what to expect but this place was so luxurious and classy. Tons of good looking people roaming around ;). I got there kind of early and was chatting with the bartenders, they recommended this new drink TYKU. They made me a TYKU mojito and it was in a whole other category of good drinking!! so light and refreshing, supposedly it has less calories too! I was hooked, and bought a few rounds for the bday girl. Soon everyone started piling in and it turned out to be an unforgettable night!!
07/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
From the out door staff, to the indoor staff. I was treated like VIP. My party was about 20ppl. I had a table and bought a bottle. This little curly hair dancing cocktail waitress attended us. She was pleasant to us all night. The DJ was on point. He played all my favorite tracks. My party had such a blast that we ended buying one more bottle. We stayed till the DJ called last call. Thank You Sutra for making it such a great night. Ill be back...
The best place to host a party! I just hosted my husband’s surprise birthday party at Sutra this past weekend (Friday night) in the Elliptical Room and it was fantastic. I was able to bring my own food and decorations with out any problems and our waitress, Liza, was extremely nice and did an excellent job making sure we had everything we needed. The DJ was on point, playing hip-hop and reggae. We had a little over 40 guests, which was fine because people were in and out of the room. The only downside to the club were the bouncers. There was a very long line outside and a few of my guests were waiting outside, so when I asked the bouncers to let them in for the party, they said NO and told me to come back in 10 minutes!! I immediately told Liza and she spoke to the bouncers and I was able to get my guests from the long line and inside for the party. My husband and our guests all had a great time. Thanks Sutra!
01/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I visited the lounge on January 9 along with 2 of my other friends. We arrived a little before 9:00p.m. We entered the club to find only ourselves and 2 other parties. We looked over the place and picked a perfect spot in the corner. Shortly there after I went to the ladies room and was approached by the bouncer informing me that I had to check my coat. I replied to him was it the lounges policy,because my coat was being attended to and not just thrown over seats to take up space. The bouncer replied well the manager told me to tell you. At this point we were only there for about 10minutes and I was already a little bothered because one large party had all there coats on the seating area and nothing was ever told to them.
I checked my coat and so did the rest of my party.
Soon after the waitress comes over to our table once we had been sitting there for over 15minutes and places a reserved sign on the table in front and next to us. At this time and never before the young lady says these two tables are reserved and you have to move when they come. Question is where they reserved cause we were siting there,because it was not reserved when we the club opened. FYI they informed us it was for bottle service when their VIP table was empty.
We sat down and everyone else was being served not once did the waitress(cause there was only one) came 2 ask us if we would like a drink. After going 2 get our own drinks from the bar and being there over 30 minutes then the waitress proceeded to address us.
These very important people did show up and we were dismissed and disrespected from the owner to the waitress in the lounge. I will never go back.
12/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
For all those who've posted negative reviews...I just don't understand. My experience was completely different. Yes Sutra isn't huge...but how many NYC spots are? The decor was sultry and inviting NOT low budget as some suggest. Sure they have a no nonsense approach at the door when they reach maximum capacity but it's great...they think about the safety of their patrons not making money. No one in my party had an issue at the door..they were let in pretty quickly. I actually booked my birthday party in the private room off the main dance floor. I coudn't have asked for better service all the way around. We had our own bouncer to ensure privacy, our waitress Eliza was one of the best we've ever had! She was a constant presence making sure we had everything we needed and was fun and engaging but kept it professional at all times. The music was a myriad of flavors. The DJ played something for everyone and mixed it up all night. The vibe at this place was exactly with Ariel said it would be....fresh and $exy. Thanks Sutra....see ya next year!
11/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
i have been to this lounge previously for couple of my friends birthdays. so i decided to book a party here for a friends birthday last friday and it was a blast. the party was a last minute event the place accommodated me and my group. everything went perfect from the reservations to the door to the staff and bartenders. the dj was good and it was crowded upstairs, but there was the downstairs where it was a little cooler than upstairs and it was not so crowded. the door staff was on point in terms of security and their policies. the bartenders were quick and acknowledge everyone in my group when they needed their drinks. no complaints here and all of my friends had a good time.
08/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My friends and I had a great time at Sutra this past Saturday. I especially loved the fact that the manager came out to greet us when we arrived. Our waitress was very accomadating and nice to us, she was always available when we needed her, and thou the place was at capacity our service did not suffer. The elliptical room was very pretty and everyone really enjoyed the exclusiveness that came with it. I had a great time celebrating my 21st and I'm very happy that I picked Sutra.