by Andrew O. on
I love this place. It looks like a Hollywood club but is close to the Westside. The crowd is good but not as good as a hot spot in Hollywood. The door is reasonably tight, but not as tight as a Hollywood hot spot. However, the venue hits the nail on the head with its aesthetics/ambiance, as it is superb. This place is exactly what you would expect given its location. It is a hotel club with the next geographically comparable venue being MI-6 in West Hollywood. You get a mix of Westsiders and Hollywood people looking for a scene that is like a club in Hollywood. It will always be hard for this place to compete with Hollywood and I would never expect to go there expecting all the people to look like they just got off the set of some WB show. The door is tight for being outside of the normal club geography as they try to keep Hollywood standards but it is not even close to being as difficult as a hot spot in Hollywood. If you decide to roll up to the door at 11:30 with five guys and no girls, then you probably wont' get in unless you tip the host or hostess. I don't know a single person there and seem to always waltz right in there...with or without girls. Granted, I would suggest dressing nicely as that seems to be their biggest concern. The venue is great. You walk in and have access to an ultra lounge with a large bar. It is quieter and the perfect place to "get-to-know" somebody that you meet in the club area. When you enter the club area there is a slightly elevated area with ~10 tables, move past this and you'll be next to another elevated area tables and the dance floor. The music when I have been there has been good. Typically a mix of hip-hop/pop mixed with 80's, 90's and electronic-pop/David Guetta...pretty similar to what you'll find playing at Industry on a Friday night. The best area in the club is the outdoor area, which has a large fire pit and some small tables. It tends to get crowded out there as it is a pretty small area. In general, the club is pretty small. The club and outdoor areas are the equivalent size to Las Palmas (old LAX). As with any club, if you go with fun people, you will have a fun time and love the layout of the venue. Additionally, I'm brown, like rice and noodles, and got in fine. I don't know if they played Miley Cyrus but as long as it's the house remix of Party in the USA then I'll roll with it.
by Ted Myrlie on
Ah, the Cat Club... it was the best of the 80s- the music & not the fashion. I shouldn't really review this place without going to it on a non-themed night. Though without a doubt this place is worth searching for parking, especially on a Thursday night. I went out with friends both girls & boys, a few straight, gay & all single. Try & get there before 930p & it's free, otherwise you pay a $6 cover. The drinks- they're weak, so go for the beer before it's gone. Now the crowd. I love people watching. There was a number of people to eye f**k for everyone- boys & girls, straight or gay. The dancers on the platform near the DJ were superb, it made me feel like I didn't know Flashdance as well as I thought I did. Note to self: practice running in place while sweaty. Speaking of sweat, wear an extra layer of your favorite deodorant. I loved dancing on the platform & grinding up against the wall- side note, thanks for the whistles. However, I wished for a little more hip hop 80s music, but I still love my Culture Club, Madonna & all those awesome one hit wonders.