Effex Nightclub

 
85% love it
  38
Mostly gay, mixed-crowd
This large-scale club has three bars, three dance floors, and a rooftop lounge.

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      TomasSinclair Over a year ago

      Birdcage or Inmates who Pay to Be Here
      Bouncers, some who seem quite "wound-up" quickly patrol from room to room here. Not all are "healthy". This makes a night less cozy. One tried to take my first drink of the night from my table while talking quietly to my GF. What gives? Oh, the INSIDE UPSTAIRS bar charges a HIGHER PRICE for the same drinks you get at the club's other bars. Cheers :)

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      s2thewag Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great club for the area
      The upstairs lounge is beautifully decorated, outside patio is large and great for a summer evening out. Downstairs dance floor is very rave like with high ceilings and a industrial feel. Unfortunately front entrance does still look like an office building from the 80s and needs updating desperately. The bartenders are attractive and friendly. the drinks are made well but slightly pricey for Albuquerque. The female go-go dancers are beautiful but the male go-go boys need some work.

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      MachoNachoABQ Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Joke isn't funny
      It's like what you'd get if a hidden camera prank show decided to slap together the cheapest sloppiest laziest ugliest dance club ever, charge way too much to get in, and then record people's reaction to how they got tricked. Customers are about 50% straight girls, 40% scrawny little sissy twinks, 10% drug dealers.

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      FRIENDLYNMGUY Over a year ago
      Hates it

      PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM A DUMP LIKE THIS.
      LISTEN PARTY PEOPLE, I BEEN TO THIS PLACE MANY TIME'S, AND I HAVE GOT BAD VIBES. ALSO THE DOOR GREETERS LOOK LIKE FREAKS, WHAT A $ 10/$15 COVER CHARGE, THIS CITY IS NOT A BIG CITY, HOW CAN THEY EVEN CHARGE SO MUCH WHEN THIS DIVE IS NOT APPEALING. THE SEVICE REALLY SUCKS. WAY OVER PRICED DRINKS IN A 8 OZ CUP, WHAT KIND OF SERVICE IS THAT, THE DRINKS ARE NOT ALL THAT, AND WHEN YOU GET A BOTTLE BEER THERE NOT EVEN COLD. I JUST MOVED HERE, AND PEOPLE SAID THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE, I REALLY DONT SEE ANYTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PLACE. IT'S TO CROWED IN THIS PLACE AND REALLY SMELLS BAD, LIKE A SEWER PLANT, LIKE A SHIT HOLE WITH OUT THE TOILET. AND EVERY TIME I TRY TO GET A DRINK IT LOOKS LIKE BARTENDER ARE ALL CRACKED OUT, OR DRUNK. I GOT MY DRINK SEVERAL TIMES, AND IT WASN'T WHAT I EVEN ASKED FOR, WOW I CANT BELIEVE THE OWNERS DONT EVEN CARE. I THINK IT IS VERY DANGEROUS WHEN THIS PLACE GET'S CROWED DONT EVEN COUNT ON SECURITY TO HELP YOU, THEY WILL BEAT YOU UP BECAUSE YOUR GAY, THEY DONT CARE. WELL ALL I CAN SAY, IT'S SO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN RUN A PLACE LIKE THIS, I WONT BE GOING THERE ANYMORE, I HAVE BEEN TO BETTER PLACES, THANK GOD FOR CHOICES, I WILL NEVER GO BACK. I HOPE THIS SLEEZY CHEESY BAR WILL CLOSE SOON.

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      Silverback Over a year ago
      Hates it

      An Embarassment
      It takes a lot of gall to charge $10 to get into this dump. The raw space is pretty cool but what the owners did with it is pathetic. The dance floor is made of OSB, the chip-board used to build houses. You'll recognize the furniture from Big Lots. Are those shower curtains hanging from the rafters? Cocktails are served in the flimsiest plastic cups, shots are served in the tiny bathroom Dixie cups your dentist uses for mouthwash. The DJ's are perpetually stoned or whacked out on X and spin the most tedious 90's dance tripe, the effects lighting comes from Spencer Gifts. Half the patrons are fat straight girls accompanying their twink gay boy friends. If you have any self-respect you'll skip this tacky disco and instead hang out at one of the sidewalk hot dog carts and laugh at the tragic klub kidz staggering in and out of EFFEX.

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      JoseRiver Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lo wanna go this Friday
      I wanna go this friday but I'm 19 I don't know if I'm allow to be there l or I have to be 21 and older

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      KeithwH Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love the owners, and staff
      The upstairs patio in wonderful. I don't get to go often, but Bobby, Carri, and the staff treat me wonderfully.

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      Cabrialesbl2 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love Effex!!!
      I really have a blast when i go... They play the best music ever!!! I love that they have an upstairs bar n dance floor...

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      smilezguy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place, But my opinion has changed...
      Its big with a separate upstairs club. A few months ago I read in the ABQ newspaper journal that this place was rated the best new night club in Albuquerque, and even though its a gay club many straight people even say it's a good place. At first this place seemed to me like the best place to go the first time I went, but my opinion has changed about how great this place is since the $10 cover charge still continues. The drink prices are about $7 a drink in an 8oz cup. Now lets be honest to get a good buzz going I need at least 3-4 of these small drinks. However, many other clubs are about the same price, but those other clubs don't have a cover charges and they always have drink specials. So at Effex I always end up spending much more than I would at other clubs. This place is still Hot though. Good looking staff (many not gay), with a good size crowd of people (again many not gay), and good techno music (with no other variety of music) and the outside area is the best when the dance floor gets too hot. Still I rate this place OK because, this place is great, but its not good feeling like I'm getting cheated on drinks and cover charges.

    • Shockingly sub-par
      Originally from Chicago I've had the opportunity to party at some of the best clubs in the country. This "club" is not even close. Lighting may be good, the rest has less to offer. The music is so loud my ears were ringing for hours after leaving. The go-go boys are skinny and have more attitude then a 14yo tween. High priced drinks and under poured. Asked for three different drinks and the bartender said they didn't have the liquor for any of them. Had to settle for a beer. Saw people getting free shots and drinks from the bartenders and they were obviously over served. The three nights I went. First time someone got stabbed in the club. Second-time some drag queens in a so-called vip area, got so trashed they were smoking in the building and one even fell and broke a table...WTF! So that was mark one and two against them. Came back this past weekend (third time is a charm right) and they had 10 DJ spinning. Are you kidding me. This place is not a club it is a mess. If you like messy people, bartenders that over serve, limited over priced alcohol & dodging vomit, drunks on the sidewalk after close. This is the place for you......I will NEVER return nor would I EVER recommend this "club" to anyone.

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      Kodiak777 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Take Your Flask!
      Ordered shots throughout the night on several occasions from different bartenders including one of the owners. All were under poured and over priced. Half the time they didnt have what I ordered. I suggest you bring a flask or mini's!

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      DukeCityMuscle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Make no mistake, it's a DANCE CLUB
      Before EFFEX opened, everyone told me it was huge and would have something for everyone. Make no mistake, it's a modern gay disco, period. The crowd is largely 20-somethings. The DJs play a very metropolitan mix, which is refreshing in Albuquerque. The drinks cost a buck or two more than you might like, but they're made well. The smoking area is a bit small considering the number of smokers, but there *is* a smoking area. Overall, it's a very well executed city disco that you would normally have to travel to another state to experience.

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      NMBRAT Over a year ago
      Hates it

      BEWARE OF THIS DUMP, YOU WILL GET BEAT UP BY STRAIGHT SECURITY.
      BEWARE OFTHIS DUMP IT'S VERY CONTRADICTING. STRAIGHT PEOPLE OPERATE THIS PATHETIC PLACE. I BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES, EVERY TIME I HAVE BEEN THERE I HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE, THE SERVICE THERE IS VERY TACKY AND UNPROFESSIONAL, YOU WAIT FOREVER TO GET A DRINK AND THEY CHARGE OUTRAGEOUS PRICES FOR YOUR DRINKS IN A SMALL 12OZ CUP, THAT TO ME IS BEING VERY GREETY, AND I LIKE MY DRINKS IN A GLASS. BUT I NEVER GET A CLASSY GLASS ALWAYS IN A PLASTIC 120Z CUP, THIS DUMP IS WAY OVER PRICED. BAR TENDERS ARE VERY VERY RUDE, THEY ONLY SERVE PEOPLE THAT THEY KNOW REAL GOOD FIRST, AND OTHERS HAVE TO WAIT. TELL ME IS THIS WRONG OR WHAT, ALSO IT SMELLS SO BAD IN THIS DUMP, WHEN YOU GET A DRINK AT THE BAR IT SMELLS LIKE SEWER BACKING UP, IT IS VERY UNBEARABLE, IT SMELLS LIKE YOUR IN THE RESTROOM ORDERING YOUR DRINK. AND THE DANCE FLOOR IS SO STICKY WHEN YOU WALK OR DANCE IT FEELS LIKE YOUR GOING TO STICK TO THE FLOOR, HOW CAN ANYBODY RUN A DIRTY AND UNSAFE PLACE LIKE THIS. ALSO THE SECURITY GAURDS THERE ARE VERY RUDE AND PUSHY AND THEY WILL PUSH YOU OR HIT YOU IF YOU DONT LEAVE AT BAR CLOSE TIME, BELIEVE ME, ME AND FEW FRIEND WERE UP STAIRS USEING THE RESTROOM AT 1:45 AM SATURDAY, WHEN TWO SECURITY GUARDS APROCHED US AND TOLD US RUDELEY TIME TO LEAVE, THAT MEENS GET THE " F" OUT I TOLD THEM I WAS WAITING FOR MY FRIEND'S TO FINISH IN THE RESTROOM, THEN WE WILL LEAVE, THEY WERE RUDELEY YELLING AT THEM IN THE RESTROOM TIME TO GET THE " F" OUT SO THEY WERE DONE AND THE SECURITY PUSHED ME TIME TO FKING LEAVE, THEN HE PUSHED ME AND MY FRIENDS DOWN THE STAIRS FROM UPSTAIRS FLOOR, THEY COULD HAVE KILLED US, BUT I HAVE KNEWS FOR YOU WE ARE DOING GREAT, BUT MAYBE YOU WONT VERY SOON. WHEN PEOPLE HEAR & SEE THIS MESSAGE MAYBE THEY WILL BE SMART NOT TO GO TO A DUMP LIKE THIS. ALL I CAN SAY IS BEWARE GAY PEOPLE THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE, KEEP GOING THERE IF YOU WANT TO GET BEAT UP. ALSO IF YOU THINK CARRIE IS SO HUMBLE THINK AGAIN, SHE IS ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY. IF ALL YOU GAY PEOPLE THINK THIS IS THE HOT PLACE TO BE, YOUR AS STUPID AS THEY ARE. MONEY CHANGES PEOPLE, CARRIE HAS CHANGED SHE'S ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY, KEEP GOING THERE, KEEP GETTING RIPPED OFF, KEEP GOING WHERE THE CROWD IS, MARK MY WORD PEOPLE SOMETHING TRAGIC IS GOING TO HAPPEN, THAT'S WHY THEY LOST ME AS A CUSTOMER, I WILL NEVER GO BACK. I ALMOST GOT KILLED THERE. PLEASE I BEG YOU ALL DONT GO TO THIS DUMP, YOU WILL BE SORRY.

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