Open for food and drinks only
With venues in New York and Chicago, the Bounce Sporting Club is one of the finest and most extravagant clubs around. Styled after classic gentlemen's lounges and sports bars, it takes the sleekness and sultry comfort you see on screen in the likes of Mad Men and makes it a reality you can enjoy.
Just like in old school sports bars, you can enjoy a selection of light bites, gourmet pub food, and sandwiches, hand crafted in their kitchen. They are open for brunch and for dinner. But the real magic is in the drinks. From their speciality cocktails to old classics, although the menu may seem a little limited, rest assured they only serve the finest drinks. They also provide bottle service, with "mega" cups of cocktails or spirits and mixers to share, four varieties of sangria, and the "Jungle Juice" of the week.
They have an array of weekly events, with different themes each. Bounce Thursdays offer a more relaxed and conventional club and lounge atmosphere. Bounce back Fridays offer a retro music night. Get Down Saturday and Sunday Funday are their most lively, energetic nights, complete with the latest tunes and sexy guests hitting the dance floor until the early hours of the morning.
Seating arrangements at Bounce Club New York are designed for intimacy and comfort. The booths are snug without being oppressive, and there are plenty of tables and booths from which you can people watch with ease. The bar is long and easy to get to, and the lighting is soft and flattering.
The music is generally upbeat and friendly, featuring pop, top 40s, 90s and early 2000s tracks, classic rock, pop punk, hip hop, and other danceable, fun, uplifting tunes. It isn't exactly one of Stockholm's best dance clubs, as the ambiance itself focuses more on socializing and relaxing and the dance floor is not big. But if you feel like dancing the music is spot on.
The Bounce nightclub has a very strict dress code which is enforced. At least for men. Gentlemen need to wear dress clothes or smart casual. Preferably dress shoes and shirts, but a smart t-shirt and sneakers or high tops are fine. Sportswear, khakis, hats, shorts, distressed or baggy clothes, or tank tops are all forbidden. Women have a bit more flexibility. Anything that is fashionable and classy is allowed. But swimwear, distressed clothes, and sportswear are still forbidden, and heels with a chic cocktail dress is the look they prefer. Do not be surprised if you show up underdressed and aren't allowed in.
When it comes to reservations, getting on the guest list can be difficult, but is definitely recommended. Not only will you get priority entry when you queue, but it will be much easier to reserve a table, get bottle service, or upgrade to VIP. This is a very busy venue and you don't want to be lost in the crowd. Remember that, as with Fou, you can reserve a table for dinner as well, if you want to make a full night of it.