Corio New York Reviews
Corio-restaurant, bar, burlesque Aug 12, 2009
In SoHo, Corio is a small sized restaurant on the corner yet feels comfortable in the spring/summer with the french doors flung open. It is decorated in a self-described "vintage" style of bars, dark walls, cafe chairs.
Upstairs there is another bar, lounge booths, low tables, and a small elevated platform for the burlesque performers. They too perform in retro style dress: sequined costumes, thigh high stockings, tassels on their feminine attributes, and huge feathered follies for modesty ;). The show wasn't bawdy or esp. humorous as burlesque tends to be known for, no elaborate sketches to accompany the dance but no one had any complaints, go figure.
To open a tab, the minimum is $50, and each sep. drink is round $8+. The drinks tend to be a bit strong. You can also order liquor to mix yourself.
Cover can be skipped if you get yourself on the mailing list or are a guest of a promoter.
The crowd tends to be interestingly mixed: the guys were a mix of bridge and tunnel guys, the rare European, local hipsters, a couple coked out manic dancers, some out of boro folks. Last night/early this morning there was a skeevy guy who resembled the American Apparel owner with his 70s porn stache. I'm not sure that he wasn't a Sacha Baron Cohen sketch character but his presence was good for the giggles. Randall who likes to manhandle.
Corio has good dance mix, electric pop, house, "old school," and some contemp stuff. The sound system is decent
Note: upcoming renovation.
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