Raleigh >Bars & Clubs > Aura
407 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760335.785376 -78.647423
Neighborhoods: North Boylan, University
It is a cool place, small but cool – Personaly, every time I go out downown Raleigh, i enjoy ever place.. Aura is a good place. i stopped by to celebrate my birthday, and I got the attention and the bartenders are amazing..
Dance, dance, dance – If you like to dance to the latest hip hop then you'll like this place. After 1am it can become extremely crowed. If you fear small spaces it may be difficult to enjoy yourself.
Sleek and smoke-free, this Raleigh nightspot fits Glenwood's nouveau attitude. – In Short
Descend the stairs at this Glenwood Avenue club and suddenly you're transported to the land of discotheques. Silver walls, shapely furniture, multiple bars and young, happy people make clubgoers feel at home. As with the world's indistinguishable airports, you could be in Ibiza or Prague--but you haven't left the friendly confines of Raleigh. You're in Aura.fs20 Lots of potentially single women, a larger number of single guys and a capable DJ create the vibe.
Great night life – Ok. I've read the reviews and I have to tell you all your wrong. It's nice to go to a place that you need a dress code for. I hate clubs in this area where you can wear what you think is cool. Let me tell you that Baggy FRIGGIN jeans and A polo that a 400 pound fat guy should wear and sneakers is not the in thing. You should dress up nice. I also am quite confused about the aferican american comment. I see lots of diverse people in this atmosphere. I really don't care what color you are as long as you are dressed nice. I will admit that a few months ago thing in this club were not great. Bartenders were slow and drinks were not made properly. I think that over the past few weeks things have changed. All this club really needs is some people to go there before 11:30 pm. I have to say it's the hottest spot after 11 pm. everybody and their momma is in there dancing. Hot chicks, cool guys. What more do you want. Besides wih all the cops out there on Glenwood it's the easiest place to chill.
One more thing. Keep your FRIGGIN comments to yourself if you are one of those people that think dressing like a thug-banger is PHAT. Get over it. You ain't a thug and this ain't C>R>I>P country.
Just my humble opinion!
If you are African American avoid any night! – Some friends and i were celebrating saturday nite and decided to stop by the aura lounge. However when i got to the door i was told that i needed a membership. when asked how we could go about getting one we were ignored. however i stood there waiting on a friend to come out and witnesses at least 6 caucasian people go in without any problems, he never asked them about a membership or anything. I guess you only need a membership to the Aura if you are black.
AVOID CLUB AURA!! – To those of you who hang out in Glenwood South on the weekends then you've seen the club AURA below RUSH. What you didn't know is the blatent misdirection that this club is headed towards. When did Glenwood South become South Beach? When did AURA become so famous or should I say "infamous" that "cherry picking" who could enter the establishment was inevitable for admittance into this glorified "Garage basement" sorry excuse for a club. I mean come on. Get real! I'm from Dunwoody, GA, on the outskirts of Atlanta, and let me tell you AURA doesn't have the clientele to beging thinking they can "discriminate" against all people. I mean is that their true mantra? Is that the essence of the Hip-Hop genre? Who do they think they are? Not to mention the sordid temperment that the so called "NASCAR bouncers" have while you're dancing to hip-hop music,as if you're looking to start an altercation with everyone. This club is L-A-M-E, LAME!!! My plan of action is to make a few phone calls and within 90 days or less BECOME THEIR DIRECT COMPETITION!! I will ensure that the new club on the scene will treat ALL people / patrons with respect at all times while they patron MY establishment. They have mistreated the wrong patron!! I will create a CLUB in which all of my brethren can enjoy.
Therefore, Triangle, I am looking to hire very talented D.J's., adroit bartenders, Bouncer's w/ Big City experience and a Club Manager w/ great Hip-Hop club expereince. Triangle Stay tuned...
If ur a complete tool-u'll love this place! – this is the most lame, overated, sketchy place i have ever been in! if you like terrible rave music blaring in your ears and really slimy guys-- you will really enjoy this establishment. a great place to potentially have something put in your drink.
doesn't get any worse – terrible music, superslow service, NO AIRCONDITIONING, pretty strange audience... did I say TERRIBLE music... I've been to many clubs - this is by far the worst!
The summers are hot at Aura... – but not necessarily in a good way. I overall enjoy going to Aura. They typically have good music, if you like hip-hop, and pretty good service from the bar tenders, when ordering drinks. However, it feels like a sweat box in there! During the summer time be prepared to sweat more than you would during a work out at the gym. With a $7.00 cover per person, you would think they could afford airconditioning! I don't mind breaking a sweat when I'm dancing but my clothes are soaked when I leave there, without even dancing. I may need to wait until the fall to go back.
Nice Dance Club!!! – This was my first time going. I had a nice time. The DJ played hip hop all night..loved it! Nice atmosphere! There was no smoking in the dance area, so you did not leave smoked out. Mixed crowd, predominately white. But it was some brotha and sistas in the house having a good time. Loved it, would definitely go again.
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