by sarah h. on
I have to say that this is my favorite spot in all of l.a. I could care less about pretensious clubs with lines and table service fees in excess of 1k. (Although, Avalon does offer bottle service) I go to Avaland (their moniker for club/dj nights) for the music and to dance the night away. The artists that have been brought through this establishment are nothing short of amazing. The entire Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke, Bob Sinclar, to name a few. (SHM are 3 brilliant house music dj's.) Inexepensive ticket prices ranging from $15-25, a BUMPIN' sound system. Drinks are a l.a/hollywood standard 10-14 bucks a pop. If you're looking for a place with amazing dj sets, out of this world beats and a dance floor until 8 a.m, euro style then this is your joint. I've always thoroughly enjoyed myself here as well as my bf and the rest of our friends who have partied with us there. P.S I've seen people's reviews on here about Avalon/Avaland dogging them because of crazy asians and their affinity for partaking in certain social activities that can prohibit one's full enojoyment at the shows. I even had a dude fall over on me accidently, (he was higher than a kite). No, its not ideal and true, easy to avoid by just NOT going.....but if you're a huge fan of the music and you want to dance, there is an upstairs area that is generally less crowded where you can enjoy yourself (and or sit and chill out) just as much. Me, i don't mind the rave scene with the music and the crowds. You get what you pay for, figurtively as well here. I've been about 6 times and plan on continuing that.
by Robyn Fechtner on
My friends and I came here for Halloween night - $50 / ticket for all you can drink. The alcohol was good quality - you could get any shot and mixed drink. Also, the drinks were strong...as some of my friends figured out as they passed out early in the night. The club itself is small. There are two floors, but omg, it was impossible to dance / move around. I don't remember dancing at all....I only remember 1) trying to get drinks b/c it was so crowded given that there was no cap on the number of tickets sold and only two bartenders worked each bar... and 2) trying to get around.
by Curran J. on
Turk and Taylor baby! It don't get no better than this mane! Or shall I say shadier than this mane. If you do make it past the the exterior of this bar, you will be pleasantly surprised. It's a get ya swerve on type of place to have a stiff drink. Watch the crazy's go round the bar like sardines in a fish tank and every sociology class you took in college with be bestowed in front of your very eyes. Speaking of tank, Frank the tank (*Elaine) is the best bartender in the city. A wealth of local knowledge in a city full of transients with about 30+ years of bar tending at this joint under his belt. To get a real feel of The Loin, this is an essential stop. For liability issues outside the bar... call judge Wapner.