12215 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions 9160434.143221 -118.399136
Tues 10-2, Wed 8-12, Thurs 7-2, Fri 7-2, Sat 7-2
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE RUDE SERVICE – The club would be just fine if it werent for the rude bartender. She was absolutely miserable and nasty. Im usually pretty easy going, but I seriously wanted to reach across the bar and beat her, she was so horrible. Seriously, her attitude ruined an otherwise decent night. They need to do something about the service here.... plus the drinks werent even that great.
I have never been treated so rudely in my life... – I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anyone looking for a chill evening with friends? unless you are really up for a fight with the staff! The decor and atmosphere was inviting, but these are just a facade for the HORRIBLE, and I mean HORRIBLE service. I have never been treated so rudely in my life. I was there for a birthday party and as a paying customer one expects at least mediocre service, but you certainly don?t expect to be treated rudely. The drinks were terrible and the bar tender was so amazingly disrespectful, it was shocking. On top of making sub-par drinks, she seemed more than bothered to take your order then threw your change at you in return. Further, upon placing a formal complaint, management made no attempt to curb this behavior. And for the record, this was not just to me and my party, but 4 other parties confirmed this as well. It seemed like such a lovely place upon arrival, too bad it leaves such a bad taste in your mouth when you leave.
Food was less than desirable!
Went to Aura for a BDay party with bias due to the consistent negative reviews. Surprisingly, the staff was great providing additional sitting and moved tables to accommodate our needs (18 people). At 10 pm the waitress assisted a member of our party through the line (long line outside) to get inside. The bar staff was at minimum decent with fair prices. Eye candy (bar staff) could have been better but people who came to the club had compensated for that. Where Aura needs improvement is with their food! Preparation time was longer than average, small portions, and taste was less than desirable. We left unsatisfied and needed to get food afterwards. I rate their food 3 out of 10. If it wasn't for really bad food experience I would have rated Aura an 8 out of 10. Overall our experience was 6/10.
Worst Place to Have a Birthday Celebration – If you plan on celebrating your birthday at Aura, be prepared to be highly disappointed. My birthday experience here was horrible.. The bouncers at the door played favoritism in letting only "cute" and "inappropriately dressed" women in, while most of my guests had to wait for long periods of time before being allowed in . The bouncers were rude, the dj totally sucked--- too much 80's music for a Saturday night that promised to deliver the best in hop-hop, reggaeton, and latin music. In addition, the drinks are super expensive with rude bartenders and a waitresses that act like they could care less about you. I spent half the night kicking people out of my reserved seats-- the experience was just horrible, horrible, horrible. Unless you are spending tons of money on VIP, then expect to be highly disappointed! I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.
Scarlet-red disco brings the bling to the 818. – The Scene
The second floor of a sprawling mini-mall may not seem like the ultimate nightlife destination, but there's a sultry and funky dance club beyond that velvet rope and up the private escalator. The main lounge area boasts an 18-wheeler-sized bar with mirrored shelves and a DJ tower, and cushy red-velvet booths with table service. All the hype is on the dance floor, where Valley-dwelling youngsters shake it under pulsing lights to hip-hop, or groove to live disco and rock.
The pickup scene is as randy as a liquor-soaked frat party, but the elegant decor and well-dressed crowd elevate the experience to mimic a swanky Hollywood club experience--without the over-the-hill hassle.
Cheap imitation of a club – This place is TERRIBLE. There is no such thing as bringing Hollywood to the Valley. This place had the worst DJ who couldn't even transition or play songs in entirety. The drinks were mediocre, the crowd was aweful, and the doorman was unprofessional. If you have no standards, then feel free to explore this cheap imitation of a real dance club.
lame valley club – I went with a girlfriend on a friday night, it was $10 each to get in with expensive drinks. No one was dancing and only the waitstaff was attractive. We left 20 minutes after we got there and went to Santa Monica. From now on I'll just drive over the hill to go to a club.
I had a great time!!! – I went to Aura with one of my girlfriends for her birthday. We had a fantastic time and I would totally reccomend it for a girls night out! We had a blast and had our own booth where we could watch the dance floor and the bar to check out all the cute guys there. If you are a single female in studio city, you need to check this place out. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Great Atmosphere – Since this was my first time at Aura I didn't really know what to expect, but I ended up having a really good time. They played really great music all night long. The place was really crowded but not overwhelming and lots of people were on the dance floor. The bartenders were very attentive and poured generous drinks. I also really enjoyed the mood of the place. It was kinda dark and the red booths were super cozy. I live in the Valley and have been searching for a fun place to go on the weekends. I am looking forward to going back to Aura soon=)
HORRIBLE – This club wishes it were in Hollywood but would never survive if it were really there. C'mon, it's in the valley and it acts as if it were a hot club. The service is really terrible; the bartenders were really rude. They had terrible attitudes, could not make a nice, strong drink, and took forever doing it. The DJ was playing a scratched CD...don't you think a $10 cover should at least get a decent DJ? Plus, the place was empty, and the people who were there were poorly dressed and not the type I would want to mingle with. I highly recommend you waste your money elsewhere.
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