Just dropping on by to have a dance with some friends.

[I was originally not planning to write a review and so no photos/videos were taken as I was pretty tipsy. I have no idea how I managed to get in. Then I just literally decided just now to write a review up at the end of the night, for record keeping sake… so it’s just a quickie]

Quickie: Taboo @ Civic Hotel (Level 1 Rooftop), Sydney 
Assessment Time: ~1:30 – 4:00AM
Opening Hours: Unknown – 4:00AM
Lockout: Unknown
Address: Level 1, 388 Pitt Street (Corner Goulburn Street), Sydney.
Venue Website: http://www.civichotel.com.au
Promoter Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/TabooSaturdays
Occurrence: Every Saturday night.
Outside Line: There was a line of about 12 guys and 1 girl upon entry. Keep in mind that this line is combined for both the Taboo event upstairs and “The Clinic” separate event happening downstairs. Took about 5 minutes before we got in.
Dress Code / Door Policy: Pretty okay door policay. I had my mini afro-wig on. Most people wore smart casual. Girls wore dresses and looked their best here. hats are also allowed here. Saw some gentlemen with hats.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $25 is the full cover charge. Apparently guestlists were still valid at this time, but I wasn’t acknowledged as on being the guestlist. I be sad.
Guestlist: taboo.saturdays@gmail.com
Inside: Just the upper level of Civic Hotel is used on a regular night.
Cloak Room: None.
Bar Prices / Line: Didn’t drink tonight, I already had pre-Christmas party drinks. Drinking four nights in a row isn’t good for me at all.
Bathroom Facilities: Not utilised.
Eviction Count: None spotted.
DJs: Unknown
Music Style: Mostly RnB, Top 40.
Crowd: Pretty much all Asian here, with less than a handful of Caucasians here. Ages ranged from 18 year olds to 30+ year olds I met. You can’t tell what is what anymore when you look at the Asian genes of youth.

Ratio: Ratio was expected to be more guys than girls at this time, seeing that most of the girls would have gone home by now. It was approximately 70:30. I’m sure the ratio was better earlier in the night.
Entertainment: An MC was here. Photographer.
Atmosphere: It was a good turnout for this small venue. The floor wasn’t too packed, but may have been even worse earlier. However half the lounges were not populated with people. You could get a seat anytime. Most people who are dancing are right close up to the DJ in the corner, while everyone else be chilling or standing around not doing much at all. At least 100 or so people were here.

I was pretty tipsy from the Christmas party beforehand and pretty much chatting to every girl I could see. Grinded a few, what’s new. Then i ran out of girls and started talking to all the guys. For the final 30 minutes, all the dancing girls had left, and me and some guy friends were just grinding each other instead.

I met a reader as well as part of my world talking tour. Fun times. Had a bit of a dance too.

Met some friends as well, it was quite the night actually. Going out is always more fun when you have friends around you. Always have friends guys, always have them.

Hmm… that’s about it. OK, there’s more, but I shouldn’t write about it here. :)


Left at closing time.

Final Thoughts & Recommendation

I can’t really say much, except that it’s quite a small dancing space, while more than 75% of the space is lounges or chill out areas. It’s good music though. Some girls were a bit cold though. Place could deal with more people/girls.

Too inebriated to give a rating.

Promo poster

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