by Karla Lederer on
I've come to this club twice fairly recently and had fun both times. Once was for a networking event which was held in the basement, and another time to get my boogie on. Getting in the 2nd time was a BITCH. I was on the list and one of the promoters wasn't letting me in the fast line because he wanted more ladies to get in, which is understandable.. but he let a grip of his asian buddies in right in front of my very own eyes. Hmmm... good thing I managed to get in thru the back w/o much trouble. The basement has a nice setup with 2 bars on opposite ends of the room and a dance floor in the middle with surrounding tables and booths. There's lot of room to move around and breathe. From what I've heard the rooftop is the place to be. Unfortunately I wasn't able to check it out both times I've been here since it was only for "VIP" people. The crowd was mixed and I've enjoyed the music in the basement. Drinks are decent and are typical L.A. club priced. Kress is one of those clubs that are only as fun as you make it. I recommend going with groups of friends.
by Nola Belonger on
I was inspired to come into the King Cole Bar after tea and lunch in the St. Regis restaurant. Throughout lunch we kept hearing these loud, amplified laughs... what we like to call the "business laugh".. it's funny and we wanted to experience it up close and put some faces with the laughs. Especially the one that sounded like a straight up ghoul! Total Scooby Doo villain laugh..love it. The King is pretty packed during the day, especially during lunch hours. At night however it's definitely a bit more laid back. The daytime crowd is very business lunch, or just getting out of work. At night the crowd is a mix of some of those people and people on dates.. one of which let out a conversation so vapid and senseless my friend and I actually left to go to a nightclub. This older guy who looked like the dad in American Pie, younger girl who looked like Fantasia(it wasn't)... she's trying to sound smart and says the mural reminds her of the "photo of Dorian Gray" and that if she had one wish "I'd wish to be beautiful forever, I just don't know what it will be like to not be beautiful anymore". One get the title right, two I don't see the Dorian Gray connection at all, three thanks for making me laugh. The drinks were ok. I ordered a mojito, which was bad.. no sweetness at all. The Kir Royale's were tasty tho, very fresh and light champagne with the perfect amount of chambord. The specialty drinks menu wasn't offered until I asked for it and I ordered something off of that menu that was quite tasty but I umm, can't remember what it was. The bar itself is very traditional in style and a great place to sit and have a couple cocktails. It's not a place to get drunk, it's a place to enjoy your cocktails. I say go for the experience, it's worth checking out at least once.