Austin >Bars & Clubs > Qua
213 West 4th St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.266754 -97.745469
Qua.. What a joke – I was there Saturday night. I got there around 11 p.m. and couldn't wait to leave. It was a mess. The DJ played some decent music, but the place is so crowded with drunk people. It was so HOT in the club. The bouncers think they are God's gift to women and will ignore you. The place will RIP you off!! They will charge you for more than what you had. Buy one drink at a time. DO NOT start a tab!!! UGH!!! I will NEVER go back!
Stupid – First off, the name is completely stupid. Second, the bouncers are total cheese d*cks. Denying people entrance because of their appearance or dress was absolutely laughable for a bar in Austin, TX. Third, the sharks. Whaaat the f? Completely disgusting to have animals trapped underneath a cheesy plexiglass (totally scuffed, i might add) dance floor. Fourth, $20 minimum for credit card tabs. That is sort of easy to do when your Miller Lites are 5 dollars and you have to get so loaded out of your mind to forget where you are. You are wasting your time and money if you go here. Not to mention, you will leave feeling bad about yourself that you stood in line and paid money to drink at such a stupid place.
Fun to dance but service not good! – The DJ was awesome Saturday night but the bartenders were horrible. Not to mention the ditsy cocktail waitress that could not get the tabs right. They add gratuity on everything! I liked the atmosphere but would probably not come back due to overpriced drinks and rude staff.
Awesome scene and great music – We went with two different crowds on a Thursday and on a Saturday. We had a great time and all our friends enjoyed the nice atmosphere. The DJ is great at keeping the flow of music going and we danced all night long. I think all the bad reviews stemmed from their early opening days. They are settling more into an Austin friendly environment. If you like a nice clean club with great music and no gangster looking wannabe's you'll appreciate the classiness.
Did not impress – I thought this place was supposed to be "hip". I visited this establishment about 8 months ago when they were requiring a dress code on the weekends. Even saw them turn away customers because of their dress. Also, the bartender I dealt with on this first occassion was great.
So attending a friend's 40th birthday at this location had me dressing up more so than I normally do. When I got there I was suprised to see so many people in jeans and flip flops. The DJ was good. He/She kept a good flow of good music.
The only problem I had was with the bartender. I have a common last name. So I make sure to always tell them my first name (which is uncommon) when getting the tab. I had intended to pay in cash, but couldn't find my cash in my purse when I went to pay (threw it in from parking), therefore I put my 1 beer on an open tab on my card. By the end of the night, I still had had only one beer, so I searched through my purse and found the extra money I threw in. I got up to the bar to pay with cash instead of my card they held and he told me it would be $14 for the two Absolutes I had. I said, no I had one Shiner. He kept telling me I had 2 Absolutes. I told him I refuse to pay for two drinks I did not have. He told me one second and spoke with the "manager" and then came back to me and said "I'll eat the cost and only charge you for your Shiner."
It was as if he was trying to make me feel bad that I was costing him and that he was helping me out.
Then he gets back to the screen and realized he pulled a "Jennifer Common Last Name" and not my tab. He finds my tab. And still does not apologize to me for the mix up.
I realize I only bought 1 drink. I realize he wasn't going to make a large tip off me, but that really is no way to treat a paying customer, especially when I'm paying $5 for a Shiner beer. If you are willing to pay for bottle service, then you won't have any problems. But if you are a small timer, then good luck with the spotty service.
I won't be going back to Qua, even though my friend had a great birthday party and the music was great.
Worst Establishment in Austin – This is by far the stupidest place Austin has to offer. I went in with some friends this weekend (NOT MY IDEA) and was flabbergasted to see this kind of a scene here in our city. These people think they're in posh NYC and I felt like I was being punked. What a waste of money. And to top it all off, they're mean! They have beautiful, wild sharks under this tank in the floor. It was one of the worst attention getters I've ever seen.
Don't go here, unless you want to waste your money, your time and feel like a lowlife for supporting a business that uses animals as props.
Saturday night – My coworker and I recently visited Qua the atmosphere was great the bartendar was quite friendly the drinks were on and poppin (but too expensive) and not enough seating. Other than that we had a good time.
Qua is CHIC! – Qua has to be one of Austin's most fabulous nightclubs, point blank. The atmosphere is very upscale and trendy, the have sharks in the dance-floor, and the bar is great. Dress code is strictly enforced, you must look super chic, otherwise you will be turned away. Oh yeah, expect to have the AmEx ready, their bottles/drinks aren't cheap to say the least.
Had a blast! – I went to Qua several months ago on a Thursday night. I had a blast! We left the club to go find something else to do. We meandered around downtown checking out other clubs and finally decided that we were having such a blast at Qua we shouldn?t have ever left, so we went back and closed ?er down. I loved the ambiance and the DJ played every song I requested! The bartender was making the best Mojitos I?d ever had and we danced our booties off all night long. I?m defiantly going back!
its about time – ha ha its kind of funny seeing the bad reviews on such a beautiful night club. The only thing that I don't like is the loud music. It would be nice to be able to listen to nice lounge music and, carry on a conversation without yelling . Over all I do like the set up we need more nice upscale spots in austin. I give qua a thumbs up
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