by Burl Licerio on
Quite possibly the most unnecessarily loud establishment that I've ever set foot into. I went here to watch an Eagles game last night, and the combination of the excessively loud game volume and low ceilings gave me a ringing headache that's still with me, 24 hours later. Every time the referees blew a whistle, I had to make sure Ed Hochuli wasn't standing behind me, blowing a whistle directly in my ear. During replays and commercials, the soundtrack would shift away from the game to a weird mix of generic sports rock (Gary Glitter, the Rocky theme) and 90s alternative. I sat directly next to my friend, but lost my voice because I had to shout into his ear to overcome the music/game volume. Not recommended.
by Jimmie Seiger on
I pasted the email I sent to the general manager below... Nutshell: false advertising, bad information, and LAME! Last night (7/2/2010) was my birthday party & the final part of our evening was at your night club. I have to say that it was a rather disappointing experience. I had gone online yesterday morning to put my guests & myself on the guest list, but before I did that, I called the main office line & spoke to a lady there who told me that as long as we were on the guest list & arrived before 11:30 PM that everyone in my party would get in for free, no cover charge. When we arrived to the club, we were told that the guest list only gave us a discounted admission of $15 (that is a HUGE difference from free). Thankfully the gentleman in charge of the line let the girls in free because it was my birthday, however one of my friends had to leave & go home because he just didn't have $15 for the cover & was under the impression that it would be free. As I am sure you can understand, this was a frustrating way to spend the end of the night. When we got inside the club, the DJ was honestly really lame. There were HUGE gaps & dead spots between songs that just killed the mood (the entire dance floor just stopped dancing & looked around at least 3 times). I went to request some songs to hopefully help the mood & was told that they were switching DJ's. I was excited & hopeful that we would get some good music going. It was a little bit better than the previous DJ. THEN there was some sort of hip-hop performance that was NOT on the calendar on your website! So every few songs everyone had to stop dancing to watch these random hip-hop dancers. I wanted to go DANCING for my birthday, not attempt to dance to stop & go music then have no choice but to stop dancing & watch some other people dance. Finally, I chose your night club based on several factors but the biggest was your website. This is how you describe your night club online: "The Highlands Hollywood is a one of a kind nighttime experience featuring some of the best panoramic views in Hollywood. The Highlands is a 30,000 square foot, multi-level venue containing The Highlands Nightclub. The club features LA's hottest DJ's, sweeping balconies with views of the entire LA basin, plush lounges, and beautiful indoor & outdoor dining areas." "Highlands Fridays start over brand new. This opening night party is going to be off tha hook. Don't miss out!!! Party it up in our multi-level 30,000 sq ft playpen with 7 bars open until 3am. Top 40, HipHop, RnB, House, 80s, Rock and more!!" There was ONE single dance floor. ONE single balcony with a minimal view which means it was filled with a thick layer of second-hand smoke & there was NO where to sit. I counted 3 bars. There were barely enough people to fill the ONE level on the ONE dance floor. Basically, I cannot believe that my friends had to pay to get into a night club that was but a fraction of what it claimed to be and where we could BARELY dance (the one thing we went there to do!). Thankfully everything before arriving at your night club was a lovely experience. I think you should seriously consider how you describe your club on the website, make sure than the people working in your office KNOW your policies, make sure your calendar of events is accurate, and make it clear online how EXACTLY the "guest list" works. Again, I chose to spend my birthday party at the Highlands Hollywood & ended up wishing we had gone to the Beauty Bar or Clockwork Orange where the music is always playing & the dance floor is always packed & fun.
by EatOutKid E. on
Save this place for special dining occasions. Good place to explore with a date or friends. Overall everything was good but not great. For LA it's definitely an experience you gotta try at least once. How many other places can you get a decent tasting menu? We had cocktails in the patio area and then the light dinner...I spent a little over 2 hrs here and surprisingly was full off the 8 course meal but only because I ate my girls portion at times too. I was ok with the ambiance...my girl and I thought it was a little hotel lobbyish and the tables were too close to each other. I'm not ok with the euro douches and tourist lames tryin to listen in on my conversation. Host was nice...server was average...after dining at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, everything will seem substandard.