OPM (Friday) @ Marquee Nightclub Sydney

On April 12, 2014, in House, Marquee (The Star), RnB, by James Tran
Review of: OPM @ The Star
Asian based nightclub event by Urban Agent playing EDM, RnB, Top 40:
Urban Agent

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Rating:
4
On April 12, 2014
Last modified:November 25, 2015

Summary:

A very solid Asian-crowd Friday night, but only if you have enough cash for entry and then drinks. If you are a squillionaire, then this is a pretty good place to go. It's a club that oversells its drinks and reserved tables, where status and wealth is promoted with overlying music, rather than the music having the main focus. If you ignore all that then it is a decent place.

A bunch of Asians walked into the Casino. Haha. But this time its Marquee Nightclub that these younger Asians are heading to. So rather than losing money at the Sic Bo or Roulette tables, these guys invest their money into entry fees and expensive drinks. I don’t want to miss out, so let’s check it out!

OPM Fridays @ Marquee Nightclub Sydney (The Star)

Main Bar // 1:30AM

This event is now Every Friday night. It used to be on a Thursday.

Essentials:

Opening Hours:
10:30PM – 4AM

Address:

80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont. It’s within the Star (Casino) Entertainment Complex. Walk in through the main entrance on the Eastern side, and the entrance to Marquee is immediately to your right.

Venue Website
: http://www.star.com.au

Event Website:
http://www.fb.com/OPMSydney
http://www.urbanagent.com.au

Promoters: Urban Agent

Occurrence: Every Friday since early 2014, and previously ran on irregular Thursdays from mid-2012

Dress Code / Door Policy: Casual clothing is allowed tonight, but don’t risk it despite the dress code being relaxed significantly since the grand opening of Marquee Nightclub. Most guys are wearing collared shirts at minimum, while girls are pretty glammed up.

Entry Fee / Cover Charge:  $25 at the door, but a friend was asked to pay $30. The highest cover charge price you’ll pay for a Friday night.

Table / Bottle Service: Starting at $1,600+ for a 10 person table including entry and the equivalent price for drinks. Higher packages can reach $3,000+ . Welcome to Australia

Guestlist: See event website or contact your local promoter

Cloak Room: $5 per item. The cloak room would be right at the entrance to the club after you go up the escalators

Tonight:

Assessment Time: 11:00PM – 4:00AM

Outside Line: Arriving at 11:00AM and expecting long lines, we were surprised to see a line of about 10 people. It went by quite fast. It could have been because all the other Asians were at the Jay Chou concert tonight On previous nights I’ve spent from 1 hour and another time, 3 (three) hours lining up in the pre-paid line from 11:00PM to finally get in at 2:00AM due to capacity issues. So be aware when buying pre-paid, as general lines (who pay more) get faster access.

There was also a guestlist line, a general line (for people who just rocked up), and also a VIP Bottle Servce entry line. Four lines in total! The line roping is almost as big as the club.

Inside:

Only the main room is open tonight, while the second “Boombox” room is for a private event. 

The main is divided into two areas – The bar at the rear and the main dancefloor down at the front. Enter through the rear to the main bar, which is a complete circle in the middle of the upperhalf of the room. It’s a medium sized bar and could probably hold 60 people around its circumference.

Stagger down to the next half of the room where there is a row of private tables with bottle service. Four tables on each the left and right hand side. It’s smaller than I expected. These tables are the only seats next to and on the same level as the dancefloor. The dancefloor itself is a medium sized floor approximately enough to fit 200 people or so in a packed situation. On the right there is a door to the outside smoking area, where there is a mini bar and some tables. On the left is a small passage that leads to an impressive bathroom. At the front is the DJ booth spanning the width of the floor. Podiums on the left and right with matching dancers. Above are concentric blinking led lights. The biggest thing you probably would notice though is the LED screen behind the DJ, spanning again the width of the room. It blurts out colours and shapes and what nots.

Tip: Behind the DJ is a hidden bar accessible to anyone. Shorter lines :)

Secret bar behind the DJ // Midnight

Bar Prices / Line:
$12 per drink is standard. I would advise cheaper pre-drinks on before getting here.

Bathroom Facilities:
Very clean and great for everyone. Best bathroom facilities for the girls. Security is always present to kick out drunkards.

Music Style:
Contemporary Rnb, Top 40 some hip hop and then EDM from 1AM onwards. No complaints except for when they decided to throw a “classic” EDM track and make an announcement of it, they only play 15 seconds of it. What’s the point.

Crowd:
Almost completely Asian – a mix of local Aussie and International Asians.

Ratio:
Early on in the night it was a pretty good ratio around 50/50, then around 12:30 it started to get worse. When the EDM came on, the girls left and what was left was a sh–load of guys.

Atmosphere:

11:00-11:45: Relatively “dead” (it was still busy but dead compared to Marquee standards) but it significantly picked up and got very packed thereafter until around 1:30.

1:30AM

Video

Walkthrough, Music Timelapse

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Overall:

A very solid Friday night, but only if you have enough cash for entry and then drinks. If you are a squillionaire, then this is a pretty good place to go. It’s a club that oversells its drinks and reserved tables, where status and wealth is promoted with overlying music, rather than the music having the main focus. If you ignore all that then it is a decent place.

For the Marquee attenders who don’t feel comfortable in Asian clubs, come here on a Saturday

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One Response to OPM (Friday) @ Marquee Nightclub Sydney

  1. Jen says:

    Well I got bashed to go to Marquee on saturday night and bascially the girl intiate the fight and she got pulled off by a security guard. So I was so happy that I won :)

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