6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 433, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.102022 -118.340435
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
Ghettooooooo – I went for a friends birthday dinner. The food was ok but the portions were extremely small, not filling what so ever. The club above the highlands was called rise, which was ok. Went down to Highlands afterwards and it was just bad. I guess there is no dress code for the Highlands!! The DJ was THE WORST EVER! The music would stop in the middle of a song for a few mins! The speaker setup is just as bad as well. The only good thing i would have to say is that there were alot of people... but yet, the quality of those people would cancel that out as well. There was ONE cute redhead gogo dancer... thats my only compliment!
Wouldn't be caught going there ever again!!!!! – This is my first review, and the reason for that is, I've never experienced such an awful place like HIGHLANDS on Fridays in all my years of clubbing. Worst clubbing experience ever! I've been to some trendy clubs/bars, such as the sky bar, standard, les deux, etc.. etc.. and I've gotten in fine without waiting in line for a ridiculous amount of time. I went to highlands on a Fri, which was asian night, and I figured since I have some hot asian gal pals, we'll get in quick, I was wrong. The promoters were highly disfunctional and disorganized, these people had no idea what they were doing. We were on the guestlist, but since it was 11:30, we had to pay, we arrived there at 10. We argued hard enough and only two had to pay half of the admission. We weren't going to let that ruin the night, so we got into the club ready to dance and have fun. It wasn't at all what we had expected. It was pretty trashy in my opinion as far as the decor, it looked like a hole in the wall, and the dj was awful, barely any attractive people. There was no elbow room, extremely crowded. So basically, you're squeezed in a sea of ugly. The only upside was the techno room, because it was less crowded and they have the lounge cusions. I haven't been there on Saturday, but after fridays experience and the trashiness of the place, I wouldn't ever want to go there again. I wouldn't be caught dead going there ever again.
Hackneyed club in desperate need of a remodel. Look elsewhere for a good time. – This club was popular back in early 2000s. It's definately not an "in" club anymore, as evidenced by the diminishing number of A-list guests and increasing % of undesirable patrons. If you're looking for a good time and a good hangout, look elsewhere. Highlands is NOT it. Unless of course you build a time machine that can take you back six years.
Management needs to shut this place down and revamp. It's long overdue.
Best Music in Town! – This place ROCKS! I come every Saturday! DJ Vice - Homicide - DJ Skribble - MisterE - Poet - Every week they bring different DJ's from all over the world! Plus it's like 3 clubs in 1! 5 Dance floors! Awesome view! Great Food at Rise! Hot GoGo dancers! Strong drinks! Easy Parking! Tons of outdoor patios! Be nice to the doormen and they will be nice to you! Good looking staff! Open till 3am! Tons of people! I love this place! Always fun!
Avoid if want a good club – So my, maid of honor, Rachel planned my bachelorette party at the Highlands. First we went to see Hollywood Men and had a great time Enjoyed the show and around 12 girls showed up to celebrated with me. After the show we had 20 to 30 minutes before the club opened so it was the perfect time to put the presents and stuff in the car. Rachel along with 2 other girls made sure she could get back in by talking to the manger. He said it was fine and she would definitely get back in with no trouble. Well when she returned the bouncer at the front not only did not let her in he took her gum and threw it away and he took her medication she had in her purse prescibed by her doctor. Medication that was not a controlled substance or narcotic and held it up so everybody could see and asked her in front of everybody waiting in the line "Is this ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES!!!!! YOU CAN'T bring ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES into the CLUB!!!" She was humiliated. She stated no its not illegal meds but prescribed by my doctor. He was about to throw it away when she took it back and stated you can't throw that away. He then told her YOU NEED TO LEAVE. Two other people came to his side and told her the same thing. She hadn't even been drinking so she was not being beligerent or trying to be rude to the bouncers. It was horrible. She had set up the whole party. She had invited everyone. Everyone had payed tons of money. I couldn't beleive they could be so rude. When I finally heard about it I was in tears and I tryed to go out to see her but the bouncer inside the club would not let me he wouldn't even let me stand by the door so I could see when she came up to the door. They had so many rules that other people in my party left within 20 minutes. It was pretty awful. I stayed longer because my maid of honor insisted and I still had half the party there who had payed all this money to dance and have a good time. Needless to say I will never make another appearance at that club again.
Cover charge is too high, Way too relaxed dress code for a nite club, Drinks too expensive and weak – The guest list line is just as long of the regular line and seems to take longer to get in. The drinks were extremely watered down and I felt like I was drinking just a sprite. People were being let in wearing hoodies and sneakers and so I felt really over dressed. The majority of the patrons inside were stuck up and and tried to act better than they were. The dance floor was really packed and it was hard to walk through. The security frisks both females and males. A friend of mine had to remove a bracelet that had small dull spikes because it was considered a weapon. Cool thing is the club is open until 3 am.
Terrible! Never ever going back!! – Went to the hghlands for a birthday party and it was HORRIBLE!! The bouncers were rude and unhelpful, even though we were supposed to be on the list, they would not even check it and directed us to a looooooonnnnggg line of 21 yr olds who were dressed inappropriately for any club. Meanwhile a HUGE fight breaks out between no less that 20 people, ending with someone being STABBED and another being knocked out cold. Not cool... AT ALL!!!!! I wanted to leave then, but it was a bday party for a good friend. Soooo we waited for 30 mins until a friend came out and insisted we get in immediately since we were indeed on the list. We got no apology AND had to pay a "discounted" $15 bucks to get in. Not to mention we had to submit to being FRISKED and they force you to throw out any meds or food in your bag... I had to toss a bottle of tylenol and a pack of gum as "contraband.... are you KIDDING me!??!?!? Then the drinks at the bar were watered down and we were charged 60 bucks for 3 drinks. When I mentioned it was high for 2 shots and a drink, the bartender ignored us completely and would not give us an itemized bill. I have never been anywhere that the bouncers and staff were so rude, and I frequent hollywood! This place is not fun, the music sucked, and the clientele all look 18.... not nearly the grown and hot club experience Im used to. NEVER again!!!
Pretentious Hollywood Nightclub – The Highlands is another pretentious Hollywood nightclub,and I should not have expected any less. My friend had her bday party on 06/02/07- the staff advised her that her entire party would be let in all night for $10. When we arrived at 9:30pm we asked the bouncer (in a friendly manner) where we could stand to create a line,and if he knew if the guest list line and regular line were seperate-he rudely told me you have to wait in line-I innocently asked again and he told me you have to wait in line like everyone else.The idiot did not comprehend my question.So we were the beginning of the line and then the club opened,we told another bouncer we were here for a bday party at the highlands-he directed us to another line where we paid $10-ok cool we thought-we walked to the far right entrance from the front and were moved into a small place.We thought the club was bigger (having seen it online). When my friend's remaining party called her to tell her they were in the highlands and where was she-we soon realized we were in the wrong club called the loft (which happens to be connected to the highlands). We explained the situation to the same bouncer who directed us into the wrong line; however, he told us that the loft opens to the highlands at 12am- it was barely 1030pm and the bday party was already in the highlands- they told us we had two options wait in line again, which was at least an hour wait, get a small ticket and pay $10 again, or pay (again) $20 upfront and be let in to the highlands. I wished my friend a happy birthday and told her i'm sorry but i'm not paying $30 to get into a nightclub with a rude un-understanding staff. So in the end the bday girl had to pay for her own entrance. The staff was very conniving in tricking us to pay for The Loft even though we told them we were there for The Highlands, and then having the audacity to expect us to pay double what we paid again. I would never come back and advise people to do the same.
Great night Club – Music *Great
One of the best clubs I have been to so far.
I had a great time there the people and area has a Great aura so if you are feeling down and u end u there you will leave with a good experience and maybe some one under your arms but you?ll go home feeling great and happy that u had a good night.
Great place to dance – This club boast a very large dance floor that spins mostly hip-hop. The venue is pretty sweet looking and the crowd is diverse, with Asians leading the race (no pun intended). $20 cover unless you guestlist in advance. LA wouldn't be LA without lines. So be forwarned. This is the place to go if you just want to go out and dance because you don't have to worry about rubbing elbows with other people. The dance floor is that big. The girl-to-guy ratio is pretty evenly matched. I wouldn't necessary call the crowd attractive. I've seen better. It's a mediocre club at best. No complaints here. But then again, no compliments either.
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