Tasting “New Year’s Eve” @ J’Adore - Second Serving
Saturday December 31stth, 2011
Hosted By: Prive Event Planning
Music provided by: DJ Francis Mercier and guests
New Year’s Eve at J’Adore lasted from 10 pm to 5 am and was to include a 5 hour open bar, live ball drop from Times Square, midnight champagne toast, appetizers, and entertainment. Tickets started at $85 and eventually worked their way up to $125. Coat check was mandatory for $5 per item.
* After about 3 hours into the open bar, everything was starting to look like this.
Here’s what our “Tasters” thought. Click the Names to find out more about them.
Zero : You can click here to read about our first review of J’Adore. Our impressions of the place have changed now that we were there for our own party but some of the quirks that irked us still remained. The problem I have with J’Adore is not that it’s a small venue, but that they let it way too many people. Thankfully the floors were not sticky this time but it was just really crowded again and getting through to come back from the bar was a test in balance if you were holding some drinks. But it was New Year’s Eve so I can understand the capacity if I’m being lenient. It was a constant struggle to get drinks this evening with thirsty patrons crowding the bar like sharks to newly dropped chum. And sharks they were as people elbowed, shoved, and squeezed their way in to get some refreshments for the night. A drunk Asian man squirmed his way up next to me and tried to make conversation as to let the people he just shoved aside think that we were together. What a terrible ploy. And sadly only 2 bartenders were working. Shame. If you had been there early like us, sitting down was no problem, as long as you were willing to stand your ground. “Move you feet, lose your seat”, was well into effect and spots were being overtaken left and right. That is, unless you ordered a bottle, then anyone siting down was told to leave and you were granted a resting place for your privileged butt to drink. Typical of any other club too, but it just felt like there were not enough areas to rest if you didn’t want to stand or dance anymore.
earlyBIRD: You’ve heard the story before but do you think you can guess that we arrived to this party early? Well we weren’t the only ones this time either. When you’re paying around $100 for an open bar, people really wanna get their money’s worth. When the place isn’t opening at 10 pm and they’re losing time off from those free drinks, everyone seems to get antsy. We finally got inside at 10:30, as usual, and were immediately told to check our coats before we could proceed any further. It was then that we stormed the bar for drinks and did our best to drink up before the rest of the party was let inside.
SWIRL: Dancing was kind of a mixed bag this evening. Yes people were dancing but many times it was mostly just people trying to get from the dance floor to the bar and vice versa. Throw bus boys and bottle girls into the mix and you have traffic at the Tunnel. The music was good though and made me want to dance, it’s just that it wasn’t always easy to.
WHY WE WOULD COME BACK FOR SECONDS
- Fog machine
- Strong drinks
- Venue looked great
- Music put us in the mood to dance
WHY WE WOULD SEND IT BACK
- Very crowded
- Needed to open on time to get your money’s worth.
- Things such as live ball drop from Times Square and appetizers were absent from the evening.
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