by Jayson Legel on
This is the perfect place for a cool, calm, relaxed, casual night with friends. Have some drinks and hang at the bar, while you wait for a table. The Mexican food here is actually really good (compared to other so-called Mexican restaurants). After dinner head out to the back patio for even more drinks.
by Myron Chmelicek on
My girlfriends and I topped off a full day of drinking at Wonderland club in LA. The decor is based off the theme of Alice in Wonderland, where a girl dressed as Alice, welcomes you as you walk into the club. At first, the club was pretty dead for a Saturday night. The specialty drinks are also Alice in Wonderland themed. There are concoctions called "The White Queen", "The Red Pill", "The Mad Hatter", and so on. There are hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds all over the club. The walls are lined to resemble a garden hedge. The "outdoor" patio is fully ventilated and equipped with heaters that turn on and off intermittently. Because of this open-air feel, smoking is allowed in the club. This is unfortunate for those of us who despise the smell of smoke in our hair and clothes. The club gets poppin' around midnight. When someone orders a bottle of champagne, sparklers signify the waitress bringing the bottle out. Someone actually ordered a magnum of champagne and about 6 girls with sparklers came running out with the bottle. As with table service, the tables are expensive but that's where the action is. The dance floor space is limited but once you end up dancing, you get pulled up on top of the tables and on top of the booth. Yes, this rateclubser has been there and done that. Cross this off my bucket list. The club gets crazy with energy and alcohol induced mayhem. Last night was nothing different. At 2 am, the lights come on and instead of having the DJ tell everyone to leave, they sprayed the patrons that lingered with pepper spray. Tell me I'm crazy, but choking on pepper spray will deter me from frequenting this club in the future. Aside from being brought to reality abruptly at the end, the club was a crazy adventure into Wonderland.
by Hootie H. on
+ huge + well-ventilated + like, 8 bars or something ridiculous like that + the band ROCKS + the skill level here ranges from professional to you-really-should-do-that-in-front-of-the-mirror + coat check + yummy snacks + lessons if you go early enough (the lessons are fantastic. i highly recommend them) + nice lounge-y areas upstairs and outside (if it's warm enough) - there is a definite sleaze-factor. be careful in the backroom. - in the CUTS. really, really, really, far in the boonies. is this even considered san francisco anymore?' - the bathrooms are awkwardly located right off the dance floor. so make sure you check yourself real well before you step back out, because you're walking right back onto the main dance floor. - 20$ cover. what is this, paris? note: there seems to be a strong, inverse correlation between the height of the men here and their dancing skill. The shorter the guy, the better the dancer! all in all, 4 strong stars. i've been here several times - on a date and a few times with girlfriends, and this is definitely the kind of place to hit with friends (good lord and not on a first date... ahem). Go with your buddies and leave the judgements at the door.