Lounges >G Lounge
111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.950942 -75.168667
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City West
cool club – hahaha someone clearly has a personal vendetta against the owner. i've met him a bunch of times and he's always been really nice. and i highly doubt he "pick up" you. He was probably just trying to be nice....good luck seeking council when the offense is flirting....
Nicest club in Philly – While many people have been criticizing G on this site for "rude service" and high prices, i will have to disagree with them. I have been going to G since it opened last year and have never been confronted with anything other than respect and smiles all around. If you want to go to a club that looks the way G does, and serves what G does, no matter where you go in the country, it is going to have a higher price tag than venues that aren't as high-end. If they weren't charging people what they are, G wouldn't be able to continue to have the service that they do and it wouldn't be able to look as good as it does. Also, not that I love spending 14 dollars on a drink, but i must give G credit that at least they put a more substantial amount of alcohol in their drinks than most places, and it's good quality liquor. Also, I know that all restaurants and clubs can have off nights, but i would seriously recommend giving G another shot, as they have now been in business for a longer period of time and regarding their service, probably have their stuff more together now.
Hideous and repulsive place and the owner is even worse!!!!!!!!! – Me and my girlfriends were bored so we went to G [it stands for gross yuk and double yuk] the standing out front to make it seem like you are waiting to get in a hot ny city club was ridiculous. there were not even enough pepole to make up a line. So we go in and this a#$&()*%e named Mark tried to pick up me and every thing that had on a skirt. To start with what a pretentious jack A@#. Boy did he think he was somthing he is nothing You need a diet fat boy He reminded me of some loser that was from Greys Ferry or Kennsington back in the real low life days. Me and my friends just wanted a relaxing time,not some Saturday night fever 1977 dump.To have some loser who in no way owns the place running around trying to pick up on every female and throwing around iam the owner line! Also coke has been out since the 1980s dumb dumb .Some numb nut moran backer who must rocks in his head or to much coke in his head got conned into lending this creep the money for this bad investment[ somebody is going to lose more then their shirt on this dump!. This place will be closed within a year. for sure. I am thinking of seeking legal council about WHAT HE DID.
Manager loses my ID because he thinks im cheating on one of his friends – I broke up with my girlfriend about a month ago. She i very well known in the city and very networked. I decided to take my entire family and friends along with my new girlfriend to G to celebrate my dads anniversary. I spent $1300 in the VIP at G where i was made to give both my ID and my Credit Card. When i went to leave after a few drinks i asked for my tab, paid and left. I was never reminded by my server that i had my Id and Card still with her.
Of course when i tried to call no one was available. This was a friday, i didnt get ahold of anyone till tuesday after numerous messages. When i did i was told by someone that he was looking for it but all he could find was my credit card, no ID.
I called my X who im still friends with who called and flipped out at the staff about how unprofessional it was for someone to lose an ID.
Her manager friend calls her back and says " I know how unprofessional this is but...We thought he was cheating on you so we lost his ID. And of all people to come get it back it was you."
2 Days later my ID appeared out of nowhere, so i have it now.
This is the type of staff that the G lounge has working for them.
Like a lot of bad New York City Clubs – The owners did well to bring a piece of New York City to 17th Street- a trendy flashy space with post-modern decor("ooh, repeating light patterns on the wall") and extremely rude service and ridicuously high prices. Upon entering I had to say something so the mongo bouncer would remove the arm he put around my shoulder. Walking in I began to head around the line that I didn't realize was for paying( I have a sprained ankle so trust me when I say 'I began') as there are two sides to the small staircase leading down into the club. Very slowly getting about two feet, mongo (use your voice dum***) lept at the oppurtunity to jump out at me. I shouldn't have to yell at a bouncer on entering any club. The cashier girl was equally as rude when I asked if the tickets given on entry at street level were for free drinks, especially with the high cover( they were given simply to count all the fools who entered as turnover is their only aim). All in all a pleasant welcome that will ensure I will never return, especially since THIS IS A BUSINESS only, as sterile and corporate as ING or Stephen Starr. The music was decent at times, but the dj's best skill was fading to the next tune and he kept using J-Z's 'Black Album' as a standby. Good album, but a dj session is not a listening party. The drinks were ridiculously priced(15 for a beer and a jack and coke) and the people,with every other room or seating area reserved for bottle service, were mostly the same as the venue- all surface. Many a shi* club in New York to charge obscene prices with rude and pretentious staff while picking at peanuts on the quality of music, and now we have another such place here.
There are many places in Philly that are about the music- find them instead.
Rude is an understatement – This is my first review on this website and unfortunately, it is not a good one. Words can not really describe the type of rude, unfriendly atmosphere this place is. It started with the totally disrespectful bouncers near the door and did not get much better inside. We only stayed about twenty minutes and that is just because the dj was pretty good. I could not take the snobby attitudes from the bartenders and the power-trips by the bouncers. Very disappointed and will not be paying G another visit in the near future.
Ok but Overpriced – Cool atmosphere, but way too expensive...this ain't NY. $20 cover for guys...are you kidding me?
Cover charge – This is my first time writing a review but when I looked up this place on the web after recommendation by a friend it says "no cover nightclub" except it's $10 for girls and $20 for guys. Why advertise no cover with such an expensive price to get in? AND mixed drinks are $15 a piece (ie jack and coke). What the F?
Otherwise it's a really cool atmosphere with good music and adequate room to dance and mingle, but they NEED to do something about the drink prices. Come on now!!!
A cavernous and upscale nightlife alternative opens under Davio's, offering a subterranean escape from the typical Philly nightlife scene. – In Short
Foregoing the elevator up to the steakhouse upstairs and heading down into the subterranean digs of G feels like you're descending into a post-modern speakeasy. A cascading wall of trickling water is only overshadowed by an electronic waterfall of "electronic wallpaper" across the room. A comfortable lounge and bar upfront, replete with requisite flat screens is at once slick and welcoming, underscored by luxurious and stylish appointments. Multiple room configurations make G a flexible spot for parties of all sizes. Decidedly more of a nightspot than restaurant, G's food comes from the acclaimed kitchen upstairs at Davio's. A selection of tempting small plates includes tuna carpaccio, cheesesteak spring rolls and burger sliders. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
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