Austin >Bars & Clubs > Paradox
311 E Fifth St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.265956 -97.740044
Way different than before!!!!! – Paradox a year ago was something that I would describe as an old club that needed some work. I went in there about a week and a half ago and all I can say is WOW!!!!!! They have put in new carpet, new furniture, put the dj booth in the perfect spot and hired new staff. OH YEAH AND THE RESTROOMS ARE AWESOME NOW!!!!!!!! I had a great time with my friends and also the music has never been better. They played the best mix of hip hop, old school, reggae, and even some fun salsa music... The crowd was so good, Alot of military, thanks guys for doing what you do.... The only thing that I can say negative is that it gets so busy that it gets hot... There was a rowdy group at the end of the night but hey alcohol creates liquid courage and they handled it very well...... GREAT JOB PARADOX!!! !!! Will see you soon
It's ok.... – So this place was the first club I have EVER gone to. The cover charge was crazy high and the guys in front glared at any guy who was in line! When you got in it seemed alright. We went to the dance floor and loved the music, but for the most part no one was dancing. There were a few girls on the platforms but other than that pretty dead. After awhile it picked up and more people started dancing, then it got WAY crowded! My friends and I ended up dancing in our own little corner, with the trashcan. It took a while to get through really sweaty and touchy people till we could find an alright place to dance. Guys there were all perverted and kept trying to stick their hands down my friends pants. My fiance ended up being our body guards and didn't have any fun. After awhile we went to a wall and when I looked to the side of me I noticed two people going at it, sexually! This girl was literally riding this guy in front of everybody and everyone went about there business like it was normal, and I'm sure it is. When we were leaving the place smelled of regurgitation, urine, and herbal substances! Someone needs to go in there and straighten that place up!
I do not recommend it!!! – A couple of my friends and I were looking to have some fun at a club. My friend was referenced to PARADOX and so we all decided to go. It was the first time that all of us went their. We arrived around 11:30 and the line wasnt too long to get in being that it was quite early. But right when we entered the building we noticed that this establishment wasn't what we had seemed. The club was very hot, it smelled like herbal substances, and there was glass bottles and cups all over the floor, which isnt safe for anyone. There was a lot of people that had a ton of attitudes and people fought over chairs to sit on at the table. Then towards the end of the night. Two people happened to be dancing with each other and then I noticed that they began having s3x... Not just riding each other... LITERALLY HAVING S3X!!! The female had her dress pulled up and the guy had his pants down. I do not think that a club is a place for people to reproduce. I felt really uncomfortable and I wanted to get out as fast as possible. It was one of the worst clubs I have ever been to. And I go to a lot of clubs... and none of them were as worse as this one. I would recommend not going there to anyone.
Horrible Customer Service, Unfriendly – My friend and I attended this club a few weeks ago and the night went smoothy. I admit, I do not look 21 by any means. I look like a girl who just entered high school. However, in this case, I usually bring two of my photo Ids that both state my age (at 24) and have no problems. I was given my wrist band and walked in with no issues. I didn't even have to provide my second ID. I stayed for several hours. I was about to enter the restroom, when a woman employee tugged and grabbed my arm (literally so I almost fell back) and had what I believe was a security guard with her. She held my arm up and for a second, I thought "do I know this woman". She immediately pestered me with questions as if I was a criminial. No "excuse me", nothing! She rudely asked "who" let me in the club. Appauled, I told her I have no idea! Mind you, I had been drinking the whole night and it had been a few hours, much less, it was dark and I could barely see anything or anyone! She then asked me why my wrist band was wrinkled and tampered with. At this point I pulled out both my IDs and presented them to her. She looked closely at them and handed them to me and told me not to play with my wrist band again! You got to be kidding me? Why didn't she just ask for my Ids to begin with? Not only was it humiliating, but unprofessional!
Avoid every day of the week – This place is low class at best. The crowd is questionable, the drinks are bad and the service is bad. I do not understand why people wait in line to get into this place. There is a cover charge and it's open to people ages 18 and up so if you're 21 and up expect to be amongst children. The latin club addition is worse. It is sleazebag central, men and women alike. It's also hot and uncomfortable and it smells like sweaty people.
four and a half stars?? are you kidding??????? – They do play some good music, but come on you people...this place is a hole. i visited this establishment twice in the hopes that it was just "the wrong crowd" the first time i went. Big mistake. The door staff are friendly enough if you're a woman but tend to give the guys a bit of a hard time. its nice that it has a sunken dance floor, though it is a little intimidating to be the first and sometimes only one on the dance floor at the beginning of a night. the restrooms are a joke, there wasn't ANY toilet paper in any of the womans stalls EITHER time i went.
i was immediately accosted by 6 men as i exited the womens restroom, accusing me of giving my drink to a minor...i didn't even have a drink!! they persisted and i left almost immediately in tears.
It's alright...but it's not real! – Lets start at the top...the line is average, it moves quickly. If you're a guy, be prepared to either tuck in your $85 dollar shirt and waste the time it took to iron it, or "Walk it Out". There dress code seems to change according to the person wearing them. I guess they look down on logos, beanies, extremely baggy pants...yada yada yada. I've been turned around for wearing a Guess button up, (fitting) Polo jeans, and Diesels...go figure! If you make it into the club, you'll notice a cash register with a tip jar...Why I need to pay a tip to get in is unknown to me. They advertise "$1 wells", but they don't tell you that it's bottom-shelf liquor. BLAH!! I don't know how bouncers do it in TX, but real clubs, they don't act like jealous ex-boyfriends and hoover over the ladyfriends that you're dancing with. Ummm...let's see, you can't bring your drink into the bathroom. so either drink before you p, throw it out, or take your chances by leaving it unattended. If you like to dance to censored music, great place! They play music from the local radio station, which is horrible to begin with. They DJ is great at pressing "PLAY" and bobbing his head to the music. There's NO connection between him and his audience. Then you have this short whiteboy pretending that he's a modern-day Adonis trying to move the crowd. Some girls are nice to meet, but generally have their own agendas, and want no part of a guy. Guys, don't count on one-night-extravaganzas. On the topic of ladies...Gentlemen, BEWARE!!! Most of the girls...are YOUNG GIRLS!!! The men's room smells like sweat, lust, and liquor. Try not to fall while gliding over the urine and vommit soaked tiles. But at the end of the night, after you drown the week's woes in a pool of 80 proof , sweat the stress of work away, and grind yourself the "blues", you'll realize that R. Kelly's "Step in the Name of Love" can ironically conclude the evening.. In more ways then one..Now that's a PARADOX!
Bring it On Bro! – Sasquatch would be at home in this funky mix of urban and fat back girls. Give it for the ebony and pink.
Somebody better hose this place down. Girls, bring protection!
Forever changing – I went to Paradox for the first time in many years and they keep changing things up. We all know that with different music, different people come. They have added a room called Planeta. It has the best international music I have heard anywhere in Austin. They are still nice to everyone. They have the best sound and light show in Austin. They keep finding a way to stay in business and do well. In a spot that big it is tough. Great job Paradox. Keep up the hype work!!!!
Worst club in Austin – This place was so nasty. The staff is rude and the atmosphere and people are trashy. It's also seriously gehtto! If you have any class at all, this is not the place to go!
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