I have been to numerous W hotels as a hotel guest, and strictly visiting the nightlife offered. I reside in Dallas, TX where a W Hotel with Ghostbar exist. I have visited Both New Orleans locations, Atlanta-Buckhead, Vegas,and Dallas numerous times.
The price for drinks is insane and ridiculous, a kettle one and redbull for 14 dollars, a shot of (polish) blackberry brandy for 10, give me a break.
The crowd was ridiculous, there was no kind of line, no doorman, just a basic free for all in the living room. You need a doorman just to keep the crowd under control, make a line, the independent in uptown was notorious for creating a fake line, even though no one was inside. Keep this crowd down. Asked about bottle service since we were there after a wedding with the bride and groom, and bridal party, and no one was able to be found. We arrived about midnight and I noticed people were still in chairs sitting at the bar, made it very difficult to order a drink. Get rid of the chairs at 10pm. It was definately an older crowd, 40+, lots of old men looking for younger women which seemed to be sparse.
While walking to the elevator, noticed numerous empty glasses from the living room to the elevators.
15 minutes later made it up to Prohibition. As I have been at previous W properties, there were not specific elevators to get to the 27th floor. Hotel guests were forced to ride with randoms. Upon arrival at Prohibition, crowd was thin, open tables and chairs everywhere, male bartender did find polish for me, but the charge for it was crazy. Good views from the foor. Music was good.
I would go again, but only to prohibition. Need to work on the basics to get this place in order.