419 W 13th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.740904 -74.006783
7 pm-4 am
Amazing time, staff was really nice. APT redeemed – Headed over to APT last tuesday to see a dj and had the best time. I generally try to avoid the meatpacking district and had heard a couple of questionable things about APT but had no problems and a blast. The people at the door seemed nice and professional, ended up going downstairs first and stayed almost two hours before going up for a smoke. The music was amazing, everyone really nice. the bartenders seemed super cool and nice, even bought me a shot. Definetly changed my perception of the place. I'd heard they changed some staff and management very recently so maybe that was the difference but overall, it was great.
Great music, terrible door staff – APT is a chill and reasonably priced bar for the area of the Meatpacking. I particularly enjoy DJ Akelepse who will spin a great blend lightly known hip hop artists such as Dilla with a soft touch of true old school. They do a decent job of booking downstairs, if you're a true music aficionado I recommend Cielo. Besides a few nice, respectable doormen and bartenders it is unexpectedly staffed with a few extremely rude and inconsiderate doormen as well as terribly unprofessional and pretentious weekend promoters. I am also a bartender/server/sommelier and extremely familiar with the industry, and these service industry workers are everything short of hospitable. Someone below used the term doorslob and I think it is appropriate for the situation. I definitely avoid this place on the weekends as the term ahole describes an ample amount of their staff.
THE MAIN REASON FOR POSTING: I WAS RECENTLY TURNED OFF BY YET ANOTHER DOORMAN AFTER BEING ESCORTED TO THE BASEMENT BY AN EMPLOYEE THIS DOORMAN WAS EXTREMELY RUDE HAVING ASSUMED THAT, although professionally dressed ( my day job is in finance-private equity leasing) and only one drink deep, I WAS THE TYPE OF INDIVIDUAL THAT WOULD SNEAK MY WAY IN. HE SO IRRATIONALLY STARTED YELLING AT BOTH MYSELF AND MY GUEST, WHOM I WAS INTRODUCING THE THE VENUE, PLACED HIS HANDS ON ME AND PUSHED ME BACK UP THE STAIRS (I'M SURE THIS IS ILLEGAL IN ANY SENSE OF IT) TO THE PARTICULAR EMPLOYEE TO CONFIRM THAT I AM, INDEED, OBLIGED TO BE USING THE ENTRANCE. AFTER CONFIRMATION, I WAS THEN ALLOWED BACK DOWNSTAIRS IN MY EMBARRASSMENT FOR NOT ONLY ME BUT ALSO MY GUEST. THEN, AS AN ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE THE SITUATION, I TRIED TO "MAKE FRIENDS" WITH THE DOORMAN BY INTRODUCING MYSELF AND SIGNALING THERE WOULD BE NO "HARD FEELINGS." HE IMMATURELY REFUSED TO LOOK IN MY EYES AS HE CHILDLY REFUSED TO SHAKE MY HAND.
EXTREMELY UNSOPHISTICATED and UNPOLISHED!
they had me at the door – Ever go a long way to find a place people have been talking about and all of a sudden the hostess is rude when you ask her a simple question about letting a last minute guest on your guestlist? What garbage this place and a waste of time. The hostess didn't even look me in the eye and people are treated left and right like 2nd class citizens. It ruined my entire night and I tell you I'm NEVER going back there. Place has potential but why bother when no one is friendly. DO NOT go here. Spend your money somewhere else. You've been warned. *Raises glass of champagne* Here's to the #*#@(@ hostess! :)
Ripp off! Do not go. Don't waste your time or money. – We had a birthday party there recently and it was a total rip-off. We were told by the APT party planner a certian price then when the bill came, it was $1500 more. On top of that, several people got things stolen out of their bags or from our table. Our waiter was rude. Our bill looks suspiscious. The music and atmosphere sucked. I ould not recommend this place to anyone.
DO NOT GO HERE - SCAM SCAM SCAM!! – What best way to ruin your birthday but be scammed at a venue that isn't even that great? I had my birthday party here and had a horrible time. When i made the reservations, i asked if there would be dancing and music. I was told that people go there just for the music. Not so much. And the waiter - Brandon - was very very rude to me and my friends all night long. And then the bill came and he claimed we drank 12 bottles of alcohol. 12 bottles? And he put random charges, like beers and shots, on our tabs. We were there for bottle service and I saw 3 bottles the whole night. Where 3 bottles turned into 12, not sure. BUT THEY WILL SCAM YOU!!! TELL EVERYONE, APT IS A SCAM!!!!!!
I love this place! – I've been there quite a few times. Great place, I like the bar. Good drinks. Not pricey for meatpacking. Doorman was usual. Music was fantastic! Food is getting better and better. I'm aware that they have changed menus recently a few times. Staff is good. I'm a smoker so the outdoor space is key, especially because I can walk out side with my drink. Great place for private parties and Thursday, Fri and Sat. I would bring any of my people here.
Went on a Saturday night and had an okay time. Only got in because we were with some quasi-celeb. Once inside it is very small and crowded. Downstairs is even more crowded and the people are less than what would be expected. Stayed upstairs the rest of the time, then left to go somewhere else. Went back later to end up the night and the pretentious doorslob pretended not to remember us (when she was so overly nice and accomodating when I was with the quasi-celeb earlier). It was an okay time but i wouldnt rush to go back.
What Happened? – APT was a great stand by years ago; I could always count on having a nice time and good house music downstairs. I had not been there recently until Memorial Day weekend where I was told that there was a private party and I could not come in.
Another group I was with ended up in meatpacking again a few Saturdays ago and we decided to grab a drink at APT and were told by a huffy queen that there was another private party. I don't know what is going on with their door, but I will not be coming back to APT.
Normally I love a tough door, as my friends and I never have any difficulty getting in. Maybe they were having private parties, but I doubt it. APT needs to rethink their door strategy and quickly fire that hostess.
Where savvy clubbers make themselves at home. – Not so secret anymore, this gem of a bar in the Meatpacking District is hidden behind a couple of completely unmarked apartment building doors. Once you're inside, savor the sweet digs, decorated in subtly striped wallpaper and sleek hideaway furnishings--including a white wraparound banquette in the small side room and a handsome bed. Settle in with a drink (the Pimm's Cup with a cucumber slice is a good choice), select from among several types of bruschetta and other rich dishes and luxuriate in the feeling of discovery. The secluded date-impressing upstairs lounge may require reservations, but the sleek downstairs bar--outfitted with nouveau wood paneling, cushiony stools and a smoking DJ roster--is open to walk-ins.
Wouldn't recommend it – Forget it. If it is that hard to get into the door on a Thursday night at 10.15pm it's not even worth checking it out. I've been there before several times but never been treated like a 2nd class citizen!
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