5 E 19th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.739025 -73.990641
Neighborhoods: Flatiron District, Midtown
Aura – I visited on time a couple weeks ago, had just landed and picked up my sis and headed over to the club. The DJ was 'slamming' and the drinks were flowing... i had a blast!!! it was a Thursday night so i can't speak for any other night only 'Thursday Nite' i loved it so much i will be back in 2wks... scheduled my flight to land in NY by 7pm LOL
Downside, its a bit small so room to dance is limited but hey i made use of what i had so i would definitely recommend going there (at least on a Thursday night) :-)
The worst Place I have ever been too – terrible..listen to the five star review above......over crowded, over priced and extremely rude staff dont
Overcrowded but mostly good music – I went here over the weekend. The crowd was hype but the venue was too small for the amount of guests. The leather seats need to be redone they had holes in them, probably from women standing on them in their heels. They opened the bottom floor but didnt hype it up so no one moved down to it. Mad Scientist, DJ Magic and DJ Apache set up the vybz for a disappointment with DJ Legend during the primetime hours. The drinks were expensive but pretty good. Overall a good experience besides the music towards the end. No new reggae music was played and hardly any new Rap and R&B, the man clearly did not know his music. I recommend this club if you do bottle service, if not be ready to be squished among the crowd of other guests.
are they serious? – well, I don't usually write reviews, but since I frequent citysearch i thought I would help you guys out. Aura is pretty much an awful bar. I went there last night (a saturday) for a friends birthday and it was way too crowded (but with no obvious standards or dress code) the front door people were rude, and the drinks are very expensive. On the subject of drinks, our bartender was completely clueless. We asked her to make 3 different shots and she didn't know any of them. Finally she pretended to know the fourth and made it completely wrong (bailys in a shot that is supposed to be jager, peach and cran, really?) We ended up not getting shots, instead just a vodka sour and a vodka cran.. and she must have asked me 4 times what i ordered. They were the weakest drinks I have ever had, and I'm a lightweight. FINALLY the cherry on top was that when i handed her my credit card to pay $22 for two well vodka drinks she said "oh sorry its a $50 dollar minimum and an automatic 20% tip, so do you want to leave it open"
over all, it is bad, overpriced and not worth the trip.
Bad Aura – Nasty, nasty club! The bathrooms smelled like urine and the place is decorated cheap and cheesy. I went there on a Saturday night and the music and sound system was awful! Old songs and with some new radio songs thrown in with bad sound.
Will not be going back – Some friends and I went to Aura last night because Wednesdays are supposed to be a professional after work party. The flyer said open bar until 7pm and free buffet until 8pm. We got there at 6:30pm and were told the open bar is closed and it was only house vodka. They did have food, but it ran out around 7:15. In terms of the crowd...it appeared that the men were a good 5 years younger than the women. Additionally, when I hear professional after work party I assume dress pants and shoes not jeans, sneaks, and outfits with too much cleavage. We stayed an hour and a half and left. We were told that everyone did come from work (I really hope folks didn't wear some of those outfits to work)...perhaps they were coming from jobs that don't require dress clothes (hhhhmmm and that is all I have to say about that). With all that being said, I will not be going back.
Excellent lounge!!! – Went here for the first time last week. I had never heard of it before but saw people around outside its entrance so my girlfriends and I decided it was just as good a spot as any to go in to for a drink and dance. This place is awesome!!! It's kinda small but the DJ was playing great music. My friends and I danced all night. Drinks were really spectacular. The bartender was very friendly but never over the top. Definitely the kind of place you'd want to go to regularly. Thanks for making my night!
Surprise credit card charge! – All was pretty decent until I received my cc statement a few days later. It may have just been a key in error on the part of the bartender, or that they decided they deserved another 20% on top of the total AND tip.
Makes you wonder. Make sure you get a bill after they close out and do the final run on your card.
Nice night out – When I came to this place I thought it was small but then it had a second floor which is wide open so there is more room for dancing. The bathrooms were clean. I had vip and thats the best part of clubbing, so if you want your own private vip this place allows you to have it. The employees were nice and lots of beautiful ladies. This is a place I would like to go back to.
Another Reason NYC Stinks – The space is unimaginative, 90% is roped off for bottle service, they disrespect their DJs (the booth is laughable) and really don't give a hoot about anything except taking advantage of you/how many bottles are being bought. No space to dance, no space to party, nary a space to mingle. It's only saving grace is Big O's Saturday night hip-hop party. Otherwise, wait till the location's next reincarnation. Maybe 5 times is a charm?
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