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Nightclub Reviews: Copa (at the Pallace)

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Club Reviews for Copa (at the Pallace)
5 Reviews Found

Ratings*: 1 to 5, 5=best
(#) = number of responses
Overall Reviewers' Rating: 3.2 (5 resp)
Atmosphere: 2.8 (5 resp) Dancing: 3.4 (5 resp)
Dance Floor: 3.2 (5 resp) Noise Level/Volume: 2.8 (5 resp)
Music Quality: 3.8 (5 resp) Parking: 4.0 (5 resp)
% Salsa: 32.0 (5 resp) % Merengue: 37.0 (5 resp)
% House: 18.0 (5 resp) % Other: 16.2 (4 resp)
* Published ratings are compiled directly from response received from the dancing public. SalsaBoston.com in no way endorses ratings as they appear.

Reviewed by "copacrew" on 9/19/2003 22:58:7 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
This review comes from the true Copa crowd. Forget what you've read from the "suburban crowd". Here is the behind the scenes the true Copa rating. 1. Parking - get there early or don't be cheap pay V.I.P! 2. Dress code - dress code is strict so be prepared with a second pair of shoes/shirt (males only) Girls, the sexxier the better! 3. Cover charge - girls free before 10:30 otherwise $10. (stop complaining) 4. TOO START OFF THE NIGHT -- GET THE "SPECIAL" DRINK AT THE FIRST BAR 5. Now your ready to enjoy the option of three rooms COPACREW style, remember stay open minded to the different rythms. The main room plays: salsa & merengue, The Jungle room plays: hiphop,r&b, and freestyle. The back room plays: spanish reggae, bachata. 6. Copacrew likes to experience all the rooms, but we stay true to the Jungle Room. It's crazy, its hot, its filled with sexy bodies. Yeah it's hot, yeah its crowded, but theres a reason why it is. It's the place to be on Saturday nights. Beside the negative there are positives. The Jungle room opens a back door and now you can smoke, dance, get some air while still listening to the music. Theres food inside if your feeling sick from all the drinking and if one room doesn't please you , you can always move around to the other rooms. So the real deal is: Copa is fun! and only YOU can make it what it is.

Reviewed by "Kewt." on 6/18/2002 16:13:52 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
My husband and I visited El Copa one Saturday night in May 2002. We got there early and enjoyed lots of Salsa during the beginning of the evening. Towards the end of the evening the dj played more merengue and house beats. The size of the dance floor was adequate. However, I am only referring to the main room. I have no idea what it was like in the back room, since the one time we tried to make out way through, we found it waaaay to crowded and turned around and went back to the main dance floor. Crowded is one thing, being packed in like sardines is quite another. It got crowed in the main room as well, but we never had a problem finding a place to dance and there was always room to breath. All in all, we had a good time here. After this experience we decided that it will be necessary to brush up on our Spanish since the only words we understood all evening was the dj shouting, "Heineken!" or "Latin Music Awards!" Well, I've been wanting to learn anyway. Now all of this salsa dancing and new friends we are making gives me a good reason to start!

Reviewed by "salsaholica" on 8/23/2000 18:9:6 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
The Copa needs a face lift, BAAAADDD!! The whole place looks tired! The Copa has 3 separate dance areas which makes it hard to calculate the proportion of music they play. But you can certainly say it is LOUD. Let's start with the teeny room at the back of the club that plays really good salsa, merengue and some nice bachata music nearly all night long. I'd stay there except... the dance floor is always crowded because it is too small. It is wavy and has poles in it. Worst of all... that room always smells like" the-beer-that-found-its-way-back- out-of-the belly"! Pull up the rug, put down something you can mop and expand the dance floor to the far wall. The main dance area has a decent dance floor and the DJ plays good salsa, merengue, and bachata. The music is best early but few dancers are there between 10 and 11 when it is played. Later you have to endure house music and in you face strobe lights. For some reason there are always slick spots on the dance floor. People fall down at the Copa more than anyplace else, even before people start spilling drinks on the floor which happens consistently. Mother says "NEVER WEAR GOOD SHOES TO THE COPA" Part of the problem is the layout. People crowd the dance floor in front of the main bar. They need to push the bar back against the wall and create a standing counter that separates the drinkers/watchers from the dancers/doers. The third area...Just don't go there. House, house, house and no oxygen. The Copa is a large club, women get in free before 10:30 pm. There is a wide age mix but mostly youngish and Latino. There is plenty of free parking. Drinks are so so. A bit of a meat market. Why go to the COPA? Lack of better alternatives.

Reviewed by "besameunavez" on 7/19/2000 15:54:48 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
Unfortunately, COPA is the only club around on Saturday nights. Although the music is pretty good (the back room plays pretty good Salsa), the dance floor is downright dangerous (the big room is always wet and the back room is small and has posts)and the men prefer to stand around watching people dance rather than ask someone to dance. The level of dancing isn't very high. The best bet is to bring your own guy. The back room, which plays the best music, gets extremely hot and crowded. Navigating between rooms can be very difficult and time consuming due to the crowds. If there were anyplace else to go on Saturdays I'd be ther for sure.

Reviewed by "Alissa Picante" on 7/9/2000 17:40:18 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
I didn't like the club at all. It was too crowded. Filled with really young kids. It got really hot quickly, they need better air conditioning. The music was typical, nothing special, just ok. The crowd was ok, wasn't crowded at 11 when we got there, but by 12 it was a madhouse! Too many people! Not a good mix of ages, good racial mix though. The layout of the club is problematic for all the people, it's too dark in someplaces and hard to walk around. Vincent's has been as crowded, but it's much easier to get around than El Copa. The parking was ok, but we left early before everyone jammed the lot and we couldn't have gotten out for an hour probably. Many other clubs in the area are superior.

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