We had an exceptional experience here tonight! The girls were beautiful and fit and friendly. My partner got me a lap dance and multiple massages, all were wonderful!
The only reason I love this place is because of Maria C and Chris S. Chris S. is a great host!! My boyfriend and I have told our friends about this place because we always receive the best service from the bartender Maria who works upstairs. Seriously the only reason to go upstairs at all (unless you're in a room ;)) is to get a drink from Maria C. The girls are okay, maybe the rejects from Ricks cabaret. You'll find a couple good looking girls. But Maria C. makes you feel like you're at your neighborhood bar. This place is honestly a dull fest on most days but you'll find some great people here. It's a great spot for tourists, couples, after work drinks, etc. When you come here, ask for Maria C.!
We got some free passes for this place through a bartender friend. Be warned though that even with free cover you still have to purchase 2 drinks and they cost $18 each, but I'm used to that having been to Vegas several times.The women here were top notch. I love Hispanic women and they had plenty of Puerto Rican girls to choose from. They were all very friendly and none of them pressured me for a dance or the VIP room. This is a real first for me-especially on a Friday night. I also liked the fact that most of the music was electronic music and not all dirty south.
This is the second of the two bar that I experienced during the course of the evening. The first place being Rick's just down the way. See that review for the reason that I ended up here. That bar was two stars, and this one received an extra star for one reason: CJ. She woke the party up. Prior to that, there is a cover charge. I've paid that before. But then I get inside, and there is a "show". A "show" means that you're seeing professional athletes in their birthday suits either (a) performing feats on the pole that should have Cirque Du Soleil calling pretty soon, or (b) jamming to the music until the sweat drenches the first row like a Gallagher "sledge-o-matic" bit. What I shouldn't be exposed to for my hard earned money is a quasi-depressed girl obviously forcing herself to smile while sauntering around the stage and occasionally striking the factory standard stripper poses. Too real. Too depressing. I want the illusion of Fun. CJ brought the fun just as I thought the nigh was a bust. I'm sitting by the stage, which thankfully had a pole on the stage. Rick's doesn't. A few dancers were putting me to sleep, when fffwappp! Hello! CJ does a split on stage that was like a call to reveille. Then she proceeds to pop the buttocks to the music. And she was smiling, because she was generally having fun, or she was extremely good at faking it for the crowd. I threw my bills on stage. And I had to get that private dance.I go to a strip club to be compelled to go broke. But that requires seeing something I won't see if I take my money to a regular bar or dance club. $250 is usually my budget. I'll see nudity by the end on the night. Especially since I'm only nursing a $30 scotch all night. If I'm not getting the memory of sleeping with someone for $200, at least I want the memory of moves that most women in bars are not capable of without running up their insurance premiums. I did get a lap dance at Rick's. The only thing I remember about it was how pathetically uneventful her hustle was. Here at Vivid, CJ gave me a good memory.
Place is fun but the service could improve
A very friendly staff, but come on we're not going here to make friends. The dances last for almost half a song, average girls, stage work is less than stellar, and although it's a better option than Rick's it's not my first choice in NYC. Sorry, it's hard to give any gentleman's establishment less than 3 stars...haha!