by Diana L. on
I'm surprised. A club in Gaudywood that I actually like? Cool. We went on a Friday night a little after 11:00. There was no line and they let us in right away... I heard later from the bartender that it was a "slow" night, even though the dance floor was comfortably packed. It was the standard $20 cover. Save some $$$ by NOT using their $10 valet; there is parking right across the street for $5. Trust me, you will need to save that money because the drinks are redunkulously expensive. A $7 Corona? Please. Anyway, the venue is beautiful. The outdoor patio area has a fountain and pond, and plenty of places to sit, including several sexy looking cabanas. The patio is where you will find the free tacos! Yessss! Pretty skimpy on the meat (they are free after all), but tasty all the same, and you can choose what kind of meat you want. Goes great with my $7 Corona. The first thing you'll see upon entering the club is the strawberry lady doing her thang, swirling fresh strawberries in chocolate fondue. I was entertained by how many dudes hit on her throughout the night. There is a small bar in the foyer where the strawberry lady is. Get your drinks here to avoid the wait and the crowd. Plus the bartender is AWESOME, very friendly. The best part is the main dance floor. It's one big space with high ceilings and balconies. Kind of reminded me of one of those old southern plantation houses. There is a huge bar on the dance floor, and all the bartenders are uber hot and skankilicious. There is a stage above the bar and professional dancers are going at it all night. I absolutely loved the dancers... instead of regular go-go dancers, they are actually REALLY talented and they make good use of the entire stage. There's a couple girl dancers and a couple guy dancers; everybody is happy! I spent half the time ogling them. I don't know who the DJ was, but it was pretty standard Top 40 stuff. Quite danceable, but nothing spectacular. Oh yeah, and I think around 12 they had a special "show" where Indian dancers came on the stage and danced to Bhangra music!! That was definitely something very different and I didn't expect it from a Hollywood club (or any club) at all. Big plus for that. I was definitely feeling the beat. The crowd is more diverse than a typical Gaudywood nightclub, probably because Boulevard3 doesn't use promoters. Unfortunately, they were also a little more uptight... my boyfriend and I spent all night trying to get our friend some action, but all the girls refused to dance with him. Even I started getting annoyed because they were being biotches about it. I guess this is a place for looking, and not touching. Sounds like bullshit to me. Oh well, I still had a good time. Plus there were LA/ghetto dogs outside when we left. w00t!
by Victor L. on
I'd actually be interested in going back again. I am always up for anything except places that won't let me in after waiting in a huge line in embarrassing fashion. I went around 10:30 on a Friday, and it actually wasn't crowded at all, but supposedly the group I came to meet said it was more an afterwork place and actually died down early. I don't know how much I believed them, but I definitely was underdressed, the waitresses looked like Elizabeth Hurley in Austin Powers but instead of metallic silver they were in blue dresses and white boots. I enjoyed the place's decor. I didn't care whether it was trying to do tropical beach miami whatever, I liked it because it was nice and light with orange and white and beige. the main room was odd to look at, there was a fog machine for some reason but only like 3 people dancing because there was nobody there. Granted they were dancing like wild people on, around, sort of on, and off the tables. Its just like a big hall almost, with the long tables and stuff. Take away all the decor you might have a beer hall on your hands. My amstel light was 7, gimlet 11. There was a curvy bar with an older bartender, definitely looked uncomfortable in that outfit. The crowd was a bunch of snazzy suits and some incredibly hot women. Like too hot, the type you see in the movie as an eye candy extra or the date that has no speaking lines or the girls in the commercials. And they were heaving for either money, sex, or both. There were just a lot of women who were dressed kind of chic and knowing; they played games, you could tell. Way over my head on this one. This one redhead had this black dress with 4 inch heels was a heartbreaker, I swear to god she had "sensual" written on her forehead, and was playing games with this guy and endeup making out with him. And she was the third wheel. Huh. But I'd go back (its in a dead 'hood so I don't know if I'd ever find myself around there anyway). Just not in my usual sneaks and shirt and jeans.
by Malcolm Greising on
I love this place, it has a style all it's own. I feel like I'm going to 20's speakeasy. It's feels dark inside even when mid-day. I like that, it transports me to another era. The drinks are okay and the wait staff are pretty cool and helpful. An interesting note, I did go to wedding there-- Yes it was way cool. Lot's of big-band music.