Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ins't or Ous't: Antik


Name: Antik
Address: 356 Bowery, NYC
Statu: Ous't

Don't tell us you're shocked. While this place seems to consistently attract a crowd, it's Antik's operation that has branded it officially Ou'st. We aren't sure what ad wizards decided to open a lounge without a bar, but it is one of the worst concepts we have ever seen. Because of the weird operation, most people make a bee line for the basement bar King's Cross, which when we went was staffed by one bartender, totally overwhelmed by a normal size crowd attempting to order drinks in a room that had no air conditioning. Impossible. So it's back back upstairs to Antik, only to remember that there is no easy way to order drinks there. So in that situation, what else can you do but leave without ordering anything?

To add insult to Antikury, a Little Birdy lets us know that he was threatened by the Antik doorman 45 feet from the entrance, saying "I walked out Antik because it was so terrible, and the doorman was busy talking to girls rather than manning the rope. I just walked around it and he told me that I have to wait for him to let me out. I told him that he should relax, and he started yelling at me for no reason. After walking down the street, the guy wouldn't shut up, and wound up running after me to get in my face, threatening me. What kind of bullshit are they running? Place is a joke"

Customers that can't get a drink, no air conditioning, and door men that threaten people is a losing combination. Antik is officially Ous't.

7 comments:

Social Siren said...

Hopefully now that the LOLA crew has taken over the space on Wednesday's it'll be worth going to again.

Anonymous said...

lola's been there since the start it's the same wednesday party it's been for months....

Anonymous said...

that wednesday party fucking sucks. LOLA who gives a shit about fucking LOLA???

Anonymous said...

lola? what do they actually do? nothing. smoke and mirrors.

Anonymous said...

they had an art show last night with some smoke

Anonymous said...

Anything that has Jonathan Schwartz attached to it is a failure.

Anonymous said...

There are a LOT of assholes working at Antik and they didn't pay a lot of people who got their place off the ground.