So we were in town for the weekend of New Years Eve 2010. The night of saturday January 2nd we decided to go to this Club Called CROBAR. We were staying at a hotel downtown chicago and took a taxi to the establishment. As we arrived things started to not look very good. We has received free admission passes from the hotel, as we walked up to the bouncer at the door, i could already tell from looking at the outside of the place that it wasnt looking so nice. We gave him the passes and he stated that they were having a day after new years hangover party and we had to pay $10 to get in a peice, there were 4 of us and 16 more on the way. NOT GONNA HAPPEN.
We persisted to tell them that we wanted VIP and 2-4 tables after all parties join us. The bouncer than called his "PROMOTER". What a douce bag!! When he came outside he asked us what we wanted to do, after telling him how many were coming he said best he could do is $175 per bottle of Belvedere and a bottle of Champagne. Ok.. Not bad right...?? WRONG>>>
We get inside and wow may i say for this being a chicago night club, it was so discusting and let down. He takes us to our so called VIP section were we were sitting right next to all the other people that payed $10 to get in and were buying $1 drinks!! Now comeon..
So i see a NICE VIP AREA by the dj booth which would of held 20 people nicely. When i asked him if we could have that area he said it was booked already. Ok fine, but funny thing is after being there for an hour and a half nobody ever sat down there, Way to lose 20 people and over $2000 in sales, on with the story...
We get our bottle which came in a Metal Belvedere bottle, REALLY??? Your supposed to open the bottle in front of us. Tasted like cheap vodka that they probally poured in from a $10 bottle. Now what? Your already there , your bottle is at your table, what else could go wrong right? We take a glass to pour the vodka in, sticky, dirty and someones lipstick was still on it!! GROSS!!
At this point, im pissed, angry, feel like im taken advantage of. So i ask our waitress to just give us our bill....SHE comes out with the receipt and it was for $244!!! How did it go from $175 to $244!!
So guys, im not on here to write a story, or to get revenge on this place, but ive been to alot of night clubs in my life, and have promoted many Club Parties, Thats NOT how you treat your people. Esspecially people that would of bought 8 bottles and would of spent over $2000.
We ended up going to Sound Bar afterwards which treated us like KINGS!! We ended up speding over $2400 saturday night. Sorry CROBAR but you guys need to either fire your promoter or change your standards.
Pros: Would Never go back. Ready Below.