by Jean L. on
Let me count the ways this place epitomizes INSOLENCE and REPUGNATION. 1: Note GLAM LA was the promoter for this evening, as I was told. Regardless, I'm on some list for birthday boy Ed K. and 4 birthday girls. When we got there, it looked like a nice, orderly line out on the sidewalk. When we passed the door into the small courtyard area, we were herded/pushed/prodded into a mass. The one bouncer manning this entrance was telling us to move back, move in, and move forward. Hi, mister, but you try. 2. It took us an hour to get in despite the list. I later learned several people in our group, on that list, were left outside and told there was no list. They were expected to get a table. They went home. No one blames them. 3. The birthday boy purchased a table. No one came by to replenish the drinks, the ice, the cups - NOTHING. 4. The BIRTHDAY BOY was KICKED OUT. Yes, by about 1 am, we heard the bouncers were escorting out people who were too drunk. I have NEVER EVER in my entire life in LA have this happen to any of my friends. Well, never say never, and we immediately picked up our belongings to leave. 5. Once outside (the exit is from the side into the alley), I discovered my car keys were missing. The bouncer at the exit said I couldn't enter from there to retrieve them and had to go through the entrance at the front. I walked to the entrance and the bouncers at the entrance said I had to return to the exit to go back inside. So I'm stuck outside. Indeed, once you leave this club on a given evening, you may never reenter again. 6. Fortunately, I was able to reach friends still inside to look for the keys. As I did, my friend and I were standing at the entrance, on the sidewalk at the corner of La Brea and Hollywood. The bouncer proceeded to tell us to walk to the alley near the exit because we were on private property. I told him this was a public walkway. He said it was not. I told him we were attorneys. He blinked twice and told us to read the books. I laughed and asked him if the real reason he wanted us to move was because the cops gave them a difficult time. He replied yes and my friend and I walked away, but not before I told him it was best to be honest and not push it. 7. As my friend and I were standing at this entrance, we watched two bouncers escort man after drunk man out by both arms down the stairs. The last one we see failed to complete the stairs because he was literally THROWN down. I'm serious. This man, albeit drunk, was HURLED DOWN THE STAIRS. The last I saw, someone had him seated in a chair with a towel to his head. 8. As this was happening, another man came by the entrance and took out his iphone to take a picture of one of the bouncers, who acosted the man and threw his iphone down to the concrete, shattering it. 9. Another group of three came up, asking to reenter because one of them left his credit card at the bar. No surprise, they refused to let him in. 10. There were at least two cop cars in the alley and on the street in front. The cops did nothing. End of story? You'll have me kicking and screaming bloody murder before I go here again.
by Melissa M. on
I'm a girl and therefore should NEVER have to pay cover at a club and I don't care if it is the city, because I could name 10 other clubs where a girl's admission would be reduced, if not free! This is DEF my issue with Providence. Not only are ladies not free, but we have to pay just as much cover as the guys (I paid $20 last time I was there). BS! Cover could range anywhere between $15-$30. I've been here on several occasions (always on Fridays and Saturdays) and I've always found that the promoters or the people at the door are dishonest and the cover is never what is advertised in the flyers/websites (I've seen both reduced or comped for ladies and this has NEVER been the case - I always end up paying and sometimes more than advertised). In addition, there were 2 occasions where they said that another room would be playing Latin and both times the room was closed. The place itself is ok. Decent sized dance floor on the main level with one bar. There's a room in the basement with it's own bar, lounge area, and dance floor. (This room isn't always open). And there's another bar and an area upstairs that overlooks the main dance floor, but there really isn't room to dance unless you're in the VIP area. Music (Hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, House, Latin) has been good every time I've been but for the cover and the price of the drinks, I'd rather go somewhere else. The crowd has always been mixed.