by Sherell Kipfer on
So here's the scoop for the past Friday night: Admission is $10 If you arrive there before 10:30pm, but if u have homies like me that are always running late, abandon them and save yourself the $20 fee; an extra 10 bucks can buy you a...uhmm...a beer - lol - drinks are pricey here. A shot of Patron and Goose were $12 bucks each, but bar stands are everywhere, which helps the lines go faster. The music in the main room was mainly Reggaeton mixed with some top 40's. So if you like to get ur freak on con El Dúo Dinámico, then you should be happy. If ur not into Reggaeton, ride the wave out and hopefully the DJ would throw a variety of genres out like he did that day. I heard a few Electro, House, Freestyle, and some Rock en Español songs that made the crowd go crazy. The basement and 2nd floor rooms were small and stuffy; the smell wasn't so bad either :P. Bathrooms are located in either floors, except the main room. The basement was mostly hip hop/rap. 2nd floor room was playing Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. The music was good, except the room was small and narrow. If you need to cool off and get some fresh air, outdoor spaces are located on each side of the rooms. The few let-downs were the chicks I was dancing with. One pokerfaced chick, a chick that smelled kinda bad, and lot's of big chicks that can shake it, but that's more of a plus....I guess. ^_~
by Adam R. on
like Compound a lot because it offers a lot of options. In the back is a large dance floor with two bars and it is quite dark. In the middle is a much smaller dance room with a couple more bars and much lighter. Between the back and the middle dance floors there is an outdoor area with a bar and some standing and sitting space. In the front is an outdoor area with tables, chairs, a pond, and more bars of course. If you want to dance you can dance, if you want to sit around and hang out you can do that too. If you want to do both this is a good place to do it as the outside is isolated from the loud music better than many of the other clubs and much larger. The only downside is the smoking which I never like being around. There are multiple bathrooms but there can be lines. There is usually a guy in the men's bathroom who wants to help you wash your hands for a tip which always annoys me. I think I can manage to take care of myself. It did close down recently, I heard they were going to renovate it and reopen in a few months, but you never know. It was free before 11:00 or 11:30 Fridays and Saturdays if you were on the email guest list. The best part was it was about a mile from where I live.
by Leana Tritten on
The Orpheum Theatre is one of my favorite places to watch a show in Los Angeles (the Hollywood Bowl is probably my other fav). I've been here twice (Cat Power and Andrew Bird/Handsome Family). The first time, I had pretty decent seats. The second time, I sat towards the back in the balcony and there really wasn't that much difference. It seems that every seat in the theatre gives you a good view of the stage, so don't be worried if you end up buying tickets towards the back. It's still worth it. When you walk into the theatre, you can't help but notice the beautiful architecture inside. The lobby is gorgeous, but once you walk to your seat for the first time, you'll be in awe. It all has an old 1920's feel to it, and you'll really feel the history behind the Orpheum. There are two bars, one downstairs, one upstairs, decent prices. Parking is convenient -- there are many lots within one block of the theatre. Check out their website at http://www.laorpheum.com. It includes photos, 360 views, and information on nearby restaurants and bars. Helpful when you're planning your night (dinner, show and drinks!) They do a good job.