Don't be fooled by the snazzy photo on CitySearch - Aura was lame. The best part was the people who went there (they were all there for a good time, not a skeezy meat-market), the bartenders were attentive, and the DJ was good. BUT, the bouncer charged our bachelorette a cover fee, (how lame, we were obviously going to be laying out plenty of cash for drinks) and as it was the drinks were way too expensive for what you get ($7.00 for a half shot?). And the atmosphere was awful - the lights were on full-blast, it was bright white and stark inside. Strange.
Pros: other people there, attentive bartenders, the DJ took requests
Cons: bouncer was a jerk, expensive, lame atmosphere