Frequented Le Banque on Thursdays (and once on a Saturday) to score the international student deal, which is 10 euros for 2 drinks entrance fee. We all usually have a pretty great time!
What I like:
--Atmosphere. A lot of clubs can get away with having ugly interiors by hiding it behind colorful strobe lights and darkness, but Le Banque doesn't need to do that. The interior of this former bank is really classy, with high ceilings, chandeliers, columns, and velvet curtains. The lobby has a grand piano. If you take out the trashed clubbers, this place really exudes an air of elegance.
--Good price for international students
--Attempt at themes. They can be lame sometimes but it's fun to have some semblance of a theme! I've seen sunglasses night, Christmas party, and Flash Dance night (they had performers on a stage with Flash Dance-esque costumes)
--Bartender. The bartender made me this really frothy, tropical drink when I asked him to make me something yummy... too bad he was too busy to tell me what it's called!
--When it gets crowded. Le Banque is nice but it absolutely cannot handle a lot of people. When it gets packed... the bar (yes, there's only one) gets SO difficult to access. The dance floor, which is decently sized but definitely not very big, gets so swamped but the worst-- the lines for the bathroom. Apparently Le Banque actually has two party floors, but even on packed nights, I've only ever seen them open one or the other. Sometimes, it seems like it'd be a necessity to have them both open!
--Instead of waiting forever in line for coat check, hide your jacket under a chair in the lobby.
--If the line for the bathroom is too long, there's a handicapped bathroom (that we're technicaly not allowed to use, but you can just go in anyway) on the first floor next to the grand piano. The door is camouflaged with the mirror wall.