For those who tend to stay clear of the west side madness (aka HOLLYWOOD) and like to keep it that way, Three Clubs is a safe haven. It’s on the border of Los Angeles and Hollywood, and sits off the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Vine St. Don’t expect to see a large lit-up sign reading “Three Clubs”, instead lookout for the small, simple, lit-up sign that reads “cocktails” jutting out from above the doorway. Upon entering through the front door, you will find yourself in a cozy, dark, wallpaper-covered den full of stylish, down to earth people –and not the usual hipster and shi shi bar flies. After all, this was once a martini lounge, and was even featured in the film Swingers starring Vince Vaughn back in ’96. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that this place tends to stay packed week after week.
Whenever I check out a new spot, I’m quick to judge whether it’s a spot with boyfriend, lover or girl’s night out material. Assuming that you have all three (a partner, a lover and a circle of friends), you’ll find my reviews helpful when you have to decide on whom to take where. Lesson to be learned people… don’t mix your circle of friends and don’t take them to the same places. God forbid you run into your boyfriend at last week’s spot when you’re out with your lover! Trágame tierra!
The Basics: Poco a poco este lounge/ restaurant combo joint se ha ido convirtiendo in a L.A. nightlife staple. Its cool, chic and calm atmosphere make it a great place to chillax before things get crazy on a night out in town. Lo chido de este lugar es que if you’re planning on grabbing dinner and a couple of drinks before a show, they offer a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby theaters. Not to mention that they have several hot specials, and a fabulous tapas Sunday, which is pretty much one of the best times to visit this joint.