Houston >Bars & Clubs > Pandora Lounge
1815 Washington Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 7724629.767330 -95.376684
Neighborhoods: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, Central
Turned away with no explaination. – Eight of us (guys and girls) were let in the VIP line, I was the only female in the party stopped at the door and told to go home.
Tried to ask why I was turned away when my party was already inside? My party came out and asked the doorman to let me join them...The doorman just kept telling me I am not gettin gin and to go home. The entire party left immediately.
THE WORSE VALET EVER – In october 312009, i went to pandora with my friends i was waiting to valet my car and i tooK about 15 MINUTES to get somebody to get my car and the valet guy over charged me for $ 30 DOLLARS it was too much .....................i cant belive it that i payed it. then when i came outside the car was not even in VIP it was somewhere else so i wait more time to get my car...that was the worse valet service that i ever had.
Don't go to Pandora unless you want to be insulted & robbed – I have been organizing parties at local clubs since 1994, everything from the Shock & Loft days on Richmond to the zenith of downtown's Spy, Oz, TOC. I could not believe the horrible door management or the rude, fat bouncer-in-charge of this club! I was with a bachelorette party for my cousin, and out of everyone who just parked on the street, I waited 15 minutes for the ridiculous $20 valet parking next to this club. This was the third venue in the same night for the bacherollete party, and I had given the valet my last $20 in cash. The Bachelorette party organizer had said simply say Seema's Bachelorette Partyto get in. Well, the organizer was at the door, half inside, when I came up, and she pointed to me and told the bouncer I was with the group he JUST LET IN. He started rudely telling at me that he told the organizer that she had to get the group in before 11pm, or at 10:30pm. I told him she did not tell us, and that at 11:15pm, I was there on time, but I waited to valet park. He did not even answer, and started his round of collecting tips to get people in in front of the line. It would be outrageous to tip the guy when we had an organizer group of 20 ladies, who were probably going to spend a collective $1000 at the club. Then the organizer, and another cousin tried to tell the manager, and all he responded is let the bouncer do his job. 30 mintues later, I asked the bouncer when he was going to let me in, and he said he was not going to let me in at all. I was shocked, and just ordered my valeted car out and left. All I heard from others was that the bouncer and managers were a$$h&*(s, and that it wasn't worth the effort. Like I said, I have been in the club business for a long, long time, and never heard of bouncers NOT letting in an unescorted lady!! Will never go there again, and will let everyone I know not to go there!!
Plenty of other places to waste your time and money - never again to Pandora! – So, the story goes like this...it was my girl's bachelorette party last weekend and we had a booth reserved under our party's name. The first few members of the party arrived there before everyone else from the party(including the bachelorette). The rest of us came late and walked to the front of the line to get in b/c we had a reservation. There were 4 of us (all really cute thin women, dressed nice) and the bouncer came from behind us said "only the 4 of you?" we said "yes" and he let us in w/o checking our ID. Later the sister of the bachelorette came a little later by herself and waited in line patiently. When she got to the front they told her that she wasn't getting in and they were completely rude to her for no reason at all. She continued to wait for somebody from the party to get her in. The girls came out to talk to the bouncer and he said "if you girls come out of the club, then you're not getting back in either!" The sister waited for 45 min. hoping to somehow get in and finally left w/o being able to spend the bachelorette party w/her own sister. Of course before she left, she told the bouncers off, took their names and told them that she was going to make sure that they were reprimanded for their behavior. There were about 6 other friends of the bachelorette that they did this to. She also paid $20 to valet, non-refundable (RIDICULOUS!). Later the bachelor and the guys showed up there when the club was about to close and the bouncers wouldn't let them in, so they offered him $50 to let them in for the remaining 5 min. and then he let them in. It's no wonder I hate going to pretentious clubs that offer nothing but utter rudeness, discrimination against people of color or anyone that isn't skinny enough (seen that happen too), scumbags working the door hitting on women left and right and they take bribes, where the music is nothing but radio-garbage...basically a horrible way to end the night! Seriously, not worth it...
Good Vip and Bottle Service – We had pleasant VIP and bottle service there. The staff was accommodating. The place started to get good around 11:30. Despite a flip flopper that looks like she rolled out of bed, the crowd was diverse and the music was good.
Nice and fun – Have been here a few times. No pretenders here just some nice fun people. Bartenders are great (especially the tall blonde). Doorman is great. Valet service is so so. Parking is a pain so valet is the only real option. Women look good. Guys look...(who cares). Fun, no problems kind-a-place.
pandora experience – I ve been there three times, and all three experiences have been good . I ve always arrived late from being somewhere else. I never had to wait but then I am a lady and the bouncer used to work at crome so maybe he gave me some slack. The music was good, the crowd was good looking. .the only thing that would make it better some lights in some areas and more servers at the bar. ohh watch out with the rug when you walk in!
Lounge only opened to Caucasian People – We got there at 10:30 on a Saturday night and was turned away. The bald bouncer told us it was only open for reservations and closed to the general public until 11:30 pm which was a load of BS. There was no line and no crowd outside. We know it was because we were Asian and not Caucasian. We also saw him turn away several Hispanic and Asian groups as well while we were waiting for them to pull up our car from valet. I was forewarned by several other people that this would probably happen and can't believe this still exists.
Do not go here if not caucasian – Do not try to go here if youre not caucasian because they will not let you in. There was nobody in line when we got there, but we still got turned away. And it wasn't because we weren't in the correct attire. Such a sad state of affairs in these times.
Corrupt bouncer, trashy crowd – I went to Pandora last week for a birthday party. We were 3 guys who showed up at 10 pm, the ladies were on their way. The bouncer wouldn't let us in saying it was fully reserved and he cant let guys in. Then he goes on to say that he will let us in if we help in. So I slipped him a $10 bill. He looks at the money and starts demanding more. He tells me he saw a $20 in my wallet, like it has his name written on it. Anyhow, we give him $20 more to get in, just because it was too hot outside and we needed a drink. What a cheapkate. Its bad enough that he accepts bribes, even worse he demands more. I am personally against bribing so felt really horrible doing that, but I had no other choice given the circumstances. Why doesn't this place just charge cover and have a guest list for everyone to control entry. Can't believe they hire such scumbag bouncers. He went on to say that he shares his booty with the club manager. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Even the crowd is a bit on the trashier side. Why go here when there are tons of other options available. I would recommend the Drake or Uropa as better clubs.
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