24 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.949358 -75.143957
Neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City
A lot for a little – This is a great place to start out a night of lounge hopping when you don't have any real plans. It's free to get in, always full of people, and the dj is loud and energetic if nothing else.
Drinks are pretty pricey, probably to make up for not charging for entry, but this is definitely a good Old City pit stop.
THEY DON"T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE – Last Saturday we entered Blue Martini at 10pm with a group of white girls celebrating a birthday bash. Me and 4 other black females left at 12pm for another birthday party promising to return in 10 minutes. The inside staff said ok. OUtside new bouncers said no. The sad thing is the AFrican at the door didn't let Black people in. The white bouncer was too scared to tell him that was wrong. He only lets African's and White people in after 12 claiming he met the quota. All my white friends were in rage so they came outside to see what happened. He went on to curse them out and said they can leave. Not only did this happen to us it happened to 10 other black people. One black guy got arrested for taking a camera phone picture of the staff. The bouncer took his phone and kicked it across the street. Completely ridiculous. I have pictures of this all on my handy dandy Digital camera. I'm reporting the Police who stood by to watch, and the Bouncer. BLACK / WHITE/ EVERYoNE do not go here. Just like the private pool case .BLUE MARTINI is going down.
TERRIBLE deplorable service. – went there with 5 of my girlfriends for dinner tonight, just got back, so horrible i had to immediately give a bad review. it was the WORST service i have ever experienced. i am not one to complain but we waited over an hour and a half for our food. took the waitress 10 minutes to even say hello to us. drinks took forever, getting the check took a half hour. we talked to the "manager" repeatedly to no avail, finally after the 4th or 5th time, free drinks, which we deserved. then they give us the bill, which they split into TWO bills for some reason, charging us 18% gratuity (which is added to ALL bills) TWICE. then i tried to ask the "manager"/hostess why it was split and that it was totaled wrong, and she argued with me. finally to appease me they added both bills onto one, charging me AGAIN, the 18% gratuity TWICE. i was livid. we paid and left, noticing that people who got there after us at 8:30 still hadnt gotten their food, and this was 11:15 pm... I will NEVER return there and encourage you not to go. OH YEAH, and they charged me 50$ to keep the reservation. thaaaanks
GREAT MUSIC – Went here couple of times. One time it was not even half full, barely anyone there. Great music though!!!
Another time it was too packed, no room to dance nor sit. Still, great music but no room. Some girl got trashed, threw up everywhere and touched me with her gross hands :OOO. it was awful.
Trendy but small place. They need to remove the tables after music starts so they can make it more dance-club-like.
Not happy with this place. – Drinks were good, but food was cold and under cooked. Drinks were great! Bathroom was filthy, bouncers were pushy, wait staff never gets around to the tables. Won't go there again.
RUDE BOUNCERS – I went to Blue Martini with 3 friends on a Saturday night and was treated so disrespectfully I'll never go back. We were yelled at by three different bouncers for standing in line for the bar. The only place you could actually stand and not get yelled at was in the bathroom!
We got thrown out before we could even get a drink for standing in the "walkway". Who the hell is managing this place??? Your bouncers are running a sh*t show.
worst place – Never go there the girl Jenna with blonde hair is the worst worker, she was rude and spilled a drink on me and did not even apologize. That place will go out of business having someone like that working there.
Worst Club with Aweful Bouncers – If you are Caucasion, do not go here. Several of us went here for a bachelor party and we were thrown out by the 2 big dumb African American bouncers. I do not dislike other races, by no means but the first big dumb bouncer told us we weren't allowed to stand in the walk way. So we listened to him and found some place else to stand. Evidently, we were standing in another walk way. We listened to the retards again and found some place else to stand. As we were making our way to another spot, the steroid taking African American bouncer pushed me into my friend and cussed at us and told us to move. I turned back to him and said that we are trying to move but there were other African's dancing in the so-called "walk way" but the bouncer alowed them. So he eventually pushed us to the front of the bar where we found a spot for about 2 minutes. Then the short and fat African bouncer told us we can't stand there. At this time, we were annoyed and simply asked him where can we stand. Maybe he didn't understand our politeness and maybe he only spoke ebonics? I don't know. But he cussed at us and told us to leave. We asked why and he just pushed us out the door. My friend tried to go back in and give the fat bouncer a peice of his mind but I convinced him to not waste his time. Those guys are bouncers because they can't make themselves into anhything better than that. They will continue to be fat and make $6.00 and hour because that's all they know how to do.
I am glad I do not live in Philly. I would be embarrased to tell anyone I lived in Philly because it's so dirty. This is why everyone else in PA considers Philly as a "whole other state"
Small and arrogant – This place is so pompous and up-tight for a crappy little martini bar. We grabbed a table that suddenly became reserved after we sat, then were forced to go with the hostess to find another one and then were directed back to the original table we were at and told that we had one hour before the party was going to arrive. We had already bought drinks at the bar, but were planning on ordering more. The waitress asked us twice if we were ready and I told her that as soon as my two friends returned from the restroom, we'd order another round. She gave us a dirty look and then we were told by the hostess that the party was arriving and we would have to move, but we had only been sitting for 20 minutes. Gimme a break sweetheart, not everybody wants to buy an overpriced bottle of liquor just to sit at a table. That doesn't mean we won't buy a heck of lot more and leave a great tip. The place was way too small and way too loud. I was offended by the treatment and won't be back.
the computer made me do it – i made an early reservation on a friday evening and arrived at the restaurant slightly before the scheduled time. i was seated next to my friend at a table the size of a pizza and was told we had to sit right next to each other, since all the other tables with seating for two had been reserved. we explained that we too had made a reservation, so could we please sit at a table with two chairs? the hostess told us that "like, the computer made the seating arrangements, so there was really nothing i could do." side note: we were the only two people in the restaurant. our options were to share a plush bench wide enough for 1.5 people at an immovable table equipped to hold a saucer and maybe one drink or leave. does the computer run the whole restaurant? we did not stay to find out
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