1735 Vine St, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.102720 -118.327153
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Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
Landmark Hollywood theater gets a second life as a popular live music and comedy venue. Go for the events, but don't forget to admire the architecture.
YUCK. – As far as nightclubs go, Avalon seems like a joke to me. The long lines out front are decieving: this place is anything but glamorous. The staff is rude, the cover is typically pretty high, drinks are expensive. The smoking patio is an alley that smells like urine and smoke and the dance floor is small. The bathroom lines take forever, only to be hasseled by agressive bathroom attendants. Plus the crowd is kind of nasty: everyone is f&%*d up on something, older or some gross but perhaps mildly amusing combination of the two. I do not know why so many people put up with this place every week. I have given the Avalon several chances and have left disappointed each time. I suggest Circus if you are looking for electronica music.
Good music, good club, ugly people – I mean, It costs around 25 bucks to get in, the music is good, the club is a nice location and space, and the people are old (40s) and ugly. I have a good time but its not anything amazing. There is an upstairs room that is much better then the main dance floor.
Spacious and Flirtatious – Upon entering you are greeted by several bars, one to your right, one in the back left, and some upstairs (if you can get in). The dance floor is huge and there is plenty of room for everyone to scat the night away. The decor was pretty nice, the upper deck contains auditorium-like seating for all the perverts to lurk and spy on people down below. The outside smoking lounge is reminiscent of a creepy european alley but far removed from the loud sounds of the pumping music inside, good place to chat it up with that lucky someone! All in all The Avalon is a cool place. The music was great, the crowd was dancing, and the service was par. Come here if you wana have a few drinks and let loose on the dance floor. Can't dance? That's ok, you can be a creep and sit up above the dance floor and watch everyone else shake their groove thing!
NEVER WANT TO GO BACK – FIRST THE PARKING- $20 FOR SELF PARK. RIDICULOUS BUT INSURES YOUR BELONGINGS WONT BE PICKED AT. I WENT EARLY NOV OF 06 AND IT WAS FREEZING & WINDY.I WOULDNT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WEATHER BUT I WAS ON THE VIP LIST AND HAD TO WAIT IN A HUGE LINE MADE FOR GUESTLIST, VIP, AND EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD THAT WOULD MOVE A FOOT EVERY 5 MINUTES IF YOU'RE LUCKY. THE PROMOTERS FORGOT TO PUT 2 OF MY FRIENDS ON THE VIP LIST SO THEY HAD TO PAY. BOUNCERS- SOME ARE COOL AND PROFESSIONAL. ONE OF THE BOUNCERS MADE A BIG SCENE TRYING TO TELL ME MY I.D. WASN'T LEGIT WHEN IT WAS. SMOKING AREA IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ALLEY. LINES GET INCREDIBLY LONG FOR THE DINGY, CRAMPED BATHROOM. SOME BARTENDERS POUR HEAVY, SOME LIGHT JUST DEPENDS. THERE WERE FIGHTS EVERYWHERE AND I EVEN SAW A PHOTOGRAPHER GET CARRIED OUT. WHAT REALLY SET ME OFF WAS WHEN ONE OF THE STAFF MEMBERS CARRYING THE TRASH OUT, PASSED ME WITH A BAG THAT HAD A HOLE IN IT AND SPILLED GOD KNOWS WHAT KIND OF LIQUID ALL OVER MY HEELS THEN TELLS ME "EXCUSE ME" AS IF I WAS INCONVENIENCING HIM. NEVER AGAIN.
Avalon Saturday Nights – If you want to be treated like a piece of doggy doo on the bottom of a bum's shoe, go to Avalon. They won't disappoint. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this pathetic excuse for a clud. With their pretentious "I wish I was a famous actor, but I'm not, cause I have no talent" bouncers and their "pretend" line outside to make them look popular, Avalon is sure to make you feel like white trash. Even though the DJ line-up is great, treat yourself to one of the many other awesome electronic dj clubs on a Sat. night that will actually appreciate your business. Plus, the dance floor is small, the sound system is just sad, and the crowd is usually filled with losers who think its cool to rub all up on you. There are so many other better choices than this poser place. I can't say enough bad things. STAY AWAY!!
I wouldn't visit again – The place is real crowded, filled with extremely old or young people. Moreover, the ventilate system is good. The place smells like smoke.
it's old, bouncers are mean – it's a sketchy crowd, angry mean doorstaff. be prepared to stand in line a long time. sound system is pretty bad... loud does not equal good. D-
BEST MUSIC! – If you haven't had the chance to experience Avalon on a Saturday night...and Sunday morning :) then you are missing out! If you love good music (house, trance, deep house, etc.) and like to dance all night long(until 9am)...then you MUST go to Avalon! The music & the production will blo your mind! I've had the chance to see many talents at Avalon and NOTHING compares to their selection of great dj's and sound system. It's non stop, heart pounding music! The crowd is great! THANK YOU Avalon for consistently giving me a good time! See you soon!
Nice club, great Dj's/music, good production, shady crowd. – I have been to Avalons all over the country (Boston, New York, and this one in Hollywood) and I have to say this one is a different scene then the others. There all set up mostly the same other than some differences, they all have some of the top international Djs and talent spinning on a weekly basis, but the difference is class and crowd. For example the crowd at Avalon Boston and Avalon Hollywood are completly different. Boston= Upscale and classy, Hollywood=shady and droned out. This doesnt mean everyone that partys at the hollywood club is that, just a majority. Avalon Hollywood is known for having a sketchy crwod since its an after hours club and thats typically the crowd that is still looking for a club to go to at 5 in the morning. I still have fun when I go there because I love the music and production that they bring, I just can only take it for so long. I think the Hollywood club needs to try to strive more to get the clientelle base that the Boston club has and keep it upscale, classy and elite. However, I think this has been getting somewhat better since Wired LA took over from Giant on there Saturday nights.
nice place to dance – like the place, only draw back is the line..some time you have to wait too long to get in even for the after hour one. the place get pack on weekend..alot of fun people..if you like house and trance music or don't know where to go after all other club and bar close..this is one of the place to be...also check out Grand Ave. in downtown too..we move between this two place for after hour club..enjoy.
ps..garage..is other one but it open at 6 or 7 am..
1. dance and drink @other place until 2am
2. avalon or grand @ 2 or 3 am until morning
3. can't ge enough of dancing...........Garage @melrose and larchmont from morining until you drop...ha.ha..
just my two cent
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