Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2013
Caligula opened up in Queens, NY in the beginning of June 2013. It is an on-premise club in which Friday nights are geared towards couples and single men and Saturday night is for couples only.
The Club Itself
The club is located in Astoria. There is plenty of parking and the club itself is two floors. The first floor has a bar, dance floor, stage, seating and bathrooms. The second floor has playrooms (both private and open) and bathrooms. When we attended there was a person upstairs taking care of the playrooms, which we assume consists of changing sheets, letting couples into private rooms and making sure everything is operating smoothly in the play areas.
Couples should expect to pay between $85 - $100 on Saturday nights and $40 - $60 on Friday nights. Single men should expect to pay approximately $100 on Friday nights.
As with other on-premise clubs, alcohol cannot be sold, therefore it is bring your own booze. The club does provider bartenders to hold your bottle and to mix your drinks.
Considering we went for the grand opening weekend, we were quite disappointed with the crowd. The vast majority of those in attendance were over forty years old. Other than us there were two young attractive couples. One did not swing at all and the other would not play on the first meeting. The two groups who appear to be organizing the parties at this club are VIP Soiree and Roberto's. The problem is that the Roberto's crowd is typically an over 40 crowd and that is the crowd that has appeared to show up on the night we went. We were contacted by the hosts of Caligula to attend another party, but told them we would only attend if we received free admission due to the poor quality of the crowd the first time we went. The hosts would only give us a 50% discount, we declined. If the Swing Life Style (SLS) guest list is any indication, which typically it is, the quality of the crowd has not improved.
Unless the crowd improves, we recommend Taste (Manhattan), the Hamptons Party (Long Island) or any quality, pre-screened house party you can find. If anyone else has attended recently and has found that the crowd has improved, meaning the majority of those in attendance are under forty and attractive, then please feel free to indicate so in the comments section and please include your SLS, Sexxy Mofo or SDC screen name so we can verify the comments. Anonymous postings claiming how wonderful the club is will simply be deleted.