The Party @ Club 77: Friday 9th April 2010

On April 9, 2010, in Club 77, by James Tran
James

Are they real?

Today I am avoiding RnB – and I have never been to Club 77, so lets check it out – Here we go!

The Party @ Club 77
Assessment Time: Part I: 10:30-11:00PM, Part II: 02:15-02:30AM
Opening Hours:10:30-4:00am
Website: http://www.myspace.com/club_77, http://www.myspace.com/mrparty
Address:77 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, Sydney
Dress Code / Door Policy: Casual is the norm here.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: I haggled the guy to $5 each, under very suspicious circumstances.
Guestlist: None
Inside: The entrance to Club 77 is a typical black wooden door, with the party smoke gashing out of it. The Club itself is underground, so you got to walk down the smokey stairs to enter the area licensed to hold 280 people. Bar is on the left, DJ at the front, and a handful of lounges at the corners, where it is very dark.
Cloak Room: None
Bar: $3 for a lemonade as far as I can recall
DJs: Who knows, and more importantly, who cares?
Music: I can’t put my finger on the crap that the DJ was playing. It wasn’t quite house, and it wasn’t quite retro and it wasn’t quite pop. It made me feel uncomfortable. You would try to dance to it, but the music was such that you couldn’t go hard at it – you were forced to relax to the thumping noise. Imagine being at a gay bar and hearing this kind of music…
Crowd: Part I: Entirely Asian. Yes, can you believe it? Easy to explain – It was just me and M for the first 30 minutes. Part II, it was more mixed now – half asian, and the other half were two caucasian guys. No females at all.
Entertainment: None
Atmosphere: Dead, dark and shit. I would rather go have my fingernails pulled out to get my adrenalin rush than to be here.
Walkthrough Video of Club 77
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Fridays @ Kings Cross Hotel
Assessment Time: 12:00 – 12:15am
Location: 248 William St, Kings Cross
Website: www.kingscrosshotel.com.au
Inside & Music: Bottom level general area band/pop music/bar (small), Level 3 chillout (small), Level 4 RnB (medium), Level 5 Private Function.
Cover Charge: Only on Level 4 there was a $10 charge
Dress Code: Casual OK.
Atmosphere: Dead. See timeline below for details.
Crowd: White
Video:
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If you managed to watch that whole video, you would have noticed the club was missing a little something to make it better. Can you guess what it is?? Can you? Why yes, my dear Watson. It’s missing people. Elementary.

Timeline
– Had to walk up the stairs to get to level 3
– Level three only had 2 people when we go there – the DJ and the bartender. NO PUNTERS WERE INSIDE.
– Walking up to level 4, there were about 5 people who somehow got sucked into coming here. So shithouse.
– When we reached level 4 – The DJ stopped playing music.
– When the DJ stopped playing, M makes his own music in his head and waltzies right in. “Shouldn’t we charge him?” one of the cash register guys say.
“No, we can’t charge him. We can only charge cover if the DJ is playing music.”

Recommendation
Let’s cut to the chase. Avoid this place for general dancing at all costs. This goes in the scrap alongside Golden Palace (GP always has drugs.. and violence to the level where police have to be called in). Drinks are ok here though, but that’s not why you’re on this website.

Kings Cross Hotel – Zero (0) out of however many marks you want.  This place sucks.

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Just here for drinks before going to Home Nightclub, but what do we have here? It’s the grand opening night of the Satsuma Clubbing event! Let’s check it out..

Satsuma (Grand Opening Night) @ Mandarin Club
Assessent Time: 10:30pm – 11:15pm
Website: http://www.satsumanight.com;
Address: Mandarin Club, 1 Dixon Street, Sydney. TECHNICALLY, it is not Mandarin club, but at Satsuma’s Restaurant, which is above Mandarin club, but it is part of the same complex.
Dress Code: Casual ok. I had a t-shirt, jeans, blazer and black dress shoes.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: Free
Guestlist: Nil
Inside: During the day this place is a Japanese restaurant called “Satsuma”. A small room to hold about 100 people.. DJ area in the corner, and a single bar. Small smoking area on the balcony to hold about 7 people. There are still people finishing dinner in the other room.
Cloak Room: None
Bar: $12 yagerbombs
Music: RnB, House. DJ had premixed some songs and at one point in the night left the booth to let his premixed songs play.
Crowd: It was us and some friends of the DJ. Mixed thus far, but promoters were asian.
Atmosphere: Dead
Entertainment: N/A

On the dancefloor at Mandarin Club Sydney - Satsuma Nights

On the dancefloor at Mandarin Club Sydney - Satsuma Nights

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Friday RNB Special @ Home Nightclub

A small mention on the radio of an RNB night on Friday at Home Nightclub. The last time I went to a RNB event at Home bar, it went off! Sounds good, so I dragged my friends along. Here we go!

Assessment Time: 10:30pm – 12:30pm
Address: Cockle Bay Wharf
Door Policy / Dress Code: Casual ok
Cover Charge / Entry Fee: $20. $10 on guestlist.
Guestlist: Unknown, but one was available
Inside: Only the main room was open for tonight’s one-off RNB special. Main floor could hold a few hundred people.
Bar: $12 Yagerbombs
Music: RNB. Typical RNB tunes playing. Regulars to sublime trance event only had the upstairs rooms tonight.
Crowd: There was nobody here, but the crowd that was here, was Mixed. Indian, Asian, Black, Aussie, Euro. Our group represented the only asians.
Atmosphere: Dead.

Timeline
Home nightclub – an empty shell
There was no line for our RNB event. Bad sign, but it was early. We walked into the main floor and this is what we saw:

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