by Jennifer M. on
I'd heard that Trousdale was the hot new spot on Weho, so we rolled up there with 5 hot girls on a Saturday night. I was a little surprised when they asked us to wait in line, since that doesn't often happen. Whatevs, we waited. There wasn't really anyone in line, so I'm sure they needed to make it look busy. We waited for about 15 minutes before the bouncer oh-so-graciously parted the velvet ropes for us to enter the empty club. The place started really filling out over the next hour. This is a pretty hot club, decor is beautiful, the people are gorgeous, drinks are pricey. It basically has everything that should make for a great club, but there were 3 things that really killed it for me. 1) They played house music all night on a Saturday. Not terrible in itself, but let's be honest, when you put out poles for patrons to dance on, the thing that's going to get hot girls up there shaking their booties is some Lady Gaga. 2) They let people smoke in the club. Seriously. One person started, then the whole place was smoking. My clothes and hair stunk when I left. It was like 2002 again. 3) There was some sort of steam pipe system set up in the ceiling that occasionally let out air to the beat of the music. This is the WORST THING I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN A CLUB. The sound of it was so terrible that everyone was constantly plugging their ears. I have no idea why they thought this was a good idea. So awful. All in all, it was kind of just "meh".
by Angeles Suttle on
Temple is one of my favorite nighclubs to go out. Why? 1. Crowd is very down to earth - no stuck-up SF ladies, everyone's friendly and having a great time. 2. 3 different rooms of various music - Hip-Hop, Techno and Trance kind music. Great variety and no need to hop from club to club, can just go another room. 3. Bounders are fair and don't hold the line outside as much as other clubs. Most of the time I get-in for free as well... just look out for their guests lists and be on time before it's over!
by Thomasine Taper on
The pressure's on. I have people from out of town that want to dance - Hollywood style. And suddenly, I have the burden of planning this grandiose evening. So I scramble. I am certainly NOT waiting in line. Oh, hell, no. So I admit, I went to Vanguard because it was the easiest choice, I happen to be 'in the know', so to speak. Easy is a word I have come to adore. We're in. The music is great, one room has great house music and the other 80's mash up. My party is having a great time, sans one. Unfortunately. We left earlier than we wanted to. The music was quite awesome. So if I have the hook-up, I will certainly be back with my fabulous dance partner, minus Grumpy Grace. The drinks, on the other hand, not so much. The prices were ridiculous. Drink before at your local dive, but make sure you have a designated driver! My safety disclaimer for the review.. Oh, and the valet! I think we waited half an hour for our car, which made our Grumpy Grace even grumpier. Which made the rest of us grumpy. If you don't have to valet, avoid! If you do, grab a hot dog from the vendor outside, it's gonna be a long wait. One plus, there is a coat check. I think it's 6 bucks, but in my opinion worth not having to schlep your coat around, and being able to bundle up after sweating it out on the dance floor, while you wait an eternity for the valet to bring your car in the ice cold night air.