This article is about the club on the Citadel in Mass Effect 3. For the prison ship in Mass Effect 2, see Purgatory.
The Purgatory Bar is a popular dance club and bar on the Citadel, though it is not known by Avina to be a registered nightclub. Various citizens from all races often visit the bar to drink and dance in order to detach themselves from the issues of the war with the Reapers.
Should Shepard get drunk in Purgatory, the Commander wakes up after sleeping off the alcohol next to Aria in the VIP Lounge. If Shepard gets drunk again, the Commander will end up in the elevator outside of Purgatory. At this point, Shepard will be unable to use the bar until the Commander leaves the area and returns.
Aria uses Purgatory as her base of operations after Omega was taken by Cerberus. She loathes the club, ironically calling it hell, and comments about its inferiority in comparision to Omega's Afterlife Club. However, she can still be found here after retaking Omega.
Just beyond the anteroom, an Alliance soldier named Mel unnerves her fellow shore-leave friend by insisting on male diversions with her in tow.
The music heard throughout the club is "Staggered Injection" by Ekstrak.
Although referred to several times in dialogue as being on the Wards, it is clear from the view outside that Purgatory is in fact located on the Presidium, several floors above the Presidium Commons.
The map for this area will incorrectly place several characters at times. Cortez will be shown in the Lower Bar when in fact he's at the bar on the Dance Floor level, and after the attack on Citadel, EDI will not be labeled as standing in the Dance Floor area.