by Kermit Dimsdale on
okay no lines since my girlfriends and i had got in just as it opened around 6ish. not too fond of the waiting in the cold. we had the place to ourselves and i must say the spot gets stars for the decor. it's reminiscent of old hollywood with lush reds and high back booths that were reserved already (yes even when it was completely empty). apparently, the drink menu was not finalized yet when we arrived. when it was, i asked him what was on it. he proceeded to say how he didn't wanna bother rattling off 20 drinks and that if we told him what we liked and trusted him he would make us something. i was tempted to get my standard g&t, which my roomie ended up getting. instead i wanted to see what this mixologist would prepare. i told him i like my drinks stiff and prefer gin. don't think he gave my drink a name but it had sloe gin, plymouth gin and muddled orange. it was fruiter than i thought for i drink i requested to be stiff. it was fine, but not exactly what i was expecting. my other roomie request something with vodka. her's was called a daisy renyolds, made of vodka, muddled orange, and mint. her friend requested somethign sweet and received the ella (muddled watermelon, vodka, and st. germain) noticed all the specially made cocktails had muddle fruit. it's pretty uninventive if you ask me. the drinks tasted fine, but the mixologist was a little pretentious for our liking. note: $2 off signature drinks before 9pm
by Judy T. on
LAX is overpriced and not worth the trip. The place is pretty tiny- the dance floor holds about 80 people and the rest of the club consists of lounging areas. It has a much better layout than Element (down the street) but I didn't really like the DJ or his music. It's like, top 40 poppy girl music which is not really cool to dance to. The cute bartender hooked us up which was nice- I think his name was Brad. If you see a Brad there tell him to make you a surprise. =D Anyway, for y'all who like to get down and dirty, don't come here. It's a bunch of asian people- not diverse at all. For $20 it's a hop skip away from Highlands although I must say you should never have to pay to get into a club.. Would I come back? Umm... if there was an open bar, yes. If there was a band I liked playing, or a hot guy I was meeting up...yes. Heck, I'd come here if there was a better DJ. Otherwise, no.