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Jan 20, 2010 09:45 AM

What Crowd Goes To The Campbell Apartment

I'm planning an event at the Campbell Apartment and wanted to know if the ad agency type would go to this venue. From what I read online, the bar seems more like a hot spot for corporate execs rather than ad agencies.

Let me know your thoughts!

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  1. suits....i dont know if I would know the difference btwn corp execs and ad agency types...

    1. I wouldn't do it there. If it's the creatives of an ad agency. Or the digital teams, this is not the place for them.

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      1. re: chow_gal

        Thanks for the tip. What bar/restaurant would you recommend for the creative types? I'm planning the event all the way from San Francisco, so I have no idea what's a hot spot over there.

      2. i've lived in san fran and as i recall the clift was a great place and i had a few hidden gems. nyc has lots of hotels with great bars and restaurants in the them. for instance, the hudson, has a great bar. bryant park hotel has a great bar in the lower level and a great restaurant, koi, little noisy. great location. there are tons of little gems. the meatpacking district is a great area to bring people. great restaurants and gansevoort hotel has shi shi bar. the standard hotel, another great place.

        1. As an Ad Agency guy - the Campbell apartment is a great venue for an event. I've had a few there. BUT it depends how you are doing it. If you are getting the ENTIRE place, everyone will love you. It's sophisticated but with vintage cool and it's wide open for people to mingle and get loud telling stories. If you are only getting the upstairs, or a side couch area, it can get a little tight and the crowd will be PACKED with douchey commuters between 6-8:30 M-F. They do have a dress code there - so creatives will have to dress up slightly, which they won't mind (Dressing up is the new dressing down).

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          1. re: Edwin E.

            Agree with Edwin E. It has a vintage feel to it, and could be a place where Mad Men types skulked once. It's not shiny (koi, gansevoort), but the slightly faded feel really feels authentic. Also the backstory is great, so guests would have a story to tell later. But it can get packed.