by Chris A. on
After some last minute changes in plans to go to a lounge, my friends and I ended up here last Saturday. I'm glad that the plans got changed. One of my friends signed us up for the guest list, but we didn't seem to be on the list when we got to the line. It was ok though because she was about to work her charm and score us some tickets to get in for free. While we were waiting for some other friends to show up, we actually had a funny conversation with the bouncers. The bouncers here are actually nicer and more down to earth than other clubs. They let us stand to side while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive and even get out of line and get back in the front section before the cut off. There was a pretty good crown on Saturday, and be warned, it was Asian night... so if that's not your thing, maybe reconsider a different night. The entrance had a nice setup where a podium was set up when you first walk in to check id and then the hostess would take your ticket as if you were to be seated or escorted rather than a ghetto stand or booth to the side that they have other shady clubs. The walkway in the entry is lined with benches and these trees illuminated in a blue light.... it's harder to articulate, but it had a nice atmosphere. Then you go up a set of stairs to get to the dancefloor and bar. There was a fairly large stage for the DJ with two smaller stages in front for the go-go dancers..... by the way, the go-go dancers were pretty hot. The dancefloor is rather large, but not huge because the tables line the perimeter of the dancefloor with two bars on both sides. The drinks were made fair, but not amazing and prices were standard LA fair. If you order over a certain amount, they automatically charge you gratuity though. There was also a second floor that had a balcony to lookout onto the dancefloor, but we never made it up there. The music was good... I don't think there was a song played that I wasn't able to dance to. It was top 40s and whatever else is mainstream. One other thing I noticed was that a lot of the other clubgoers were genuinely nice. When my friends and I were taking photos, on multiple occasions other people would offer to take a group picture for us and then introduced themselves, but not in a creeper or awkward way. There were also the many club photographers on hand that did a good job of taking photos and made sure to get the approval after taking the shot. Even a bouncer/security inside helped us take a photo. The only thing I didn't really like was that you had to go downstairs to use the restroom. You pass the restrooms on the left before you ascend the stairs up to the dancefloor. These restrooms were pretty big for a club though and were maintained pretty well. Thus, the bathroom line moved pretty quickly. Wouldn't mind coming back for a good time in Downtown LA. A nice change from Elevate or The Standard.
by Tressi J. on
The space was simply beautiful. I could live in a place like this. I love the chandeliers, and the whole feel of the restaurant. As for the food, I went for brunch which was interesting. I had the oyster loaf, and tried the shrimp burger as well. Both were good. Not totally fabulous, but good. I did leave still feeling a bit hungry, which is never a good thing. I am interested to try dinner here sometime. And the little market below the restaurant is adorable.
by Jonathon Solomon on
3 Cool Things about Cielo 1) Great Sound System and Space- Intimate space where dancing and music is at the center, not the VIP booths; sound is balanced (not blaring or sharp) and you can feel the beats on the steps. 2) Music- If you love electronica, this is the place. 3) Good Crowd- People are here for the music and not meat-packing wannabees.