1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002634.077586 -118.260610
Hours vary; check website for full schedule
Neighborhoods: Echo Park, East LA
I had been to this venue before for Bootie LA and had a good enough time. However, my experience here this past Saturday has made me hesitant to ever return to the Echoplex.
As soon as we exited out vehicle, the two bouncers working the line began to yell at us to form a line, even though there were only two people on the sidewalk (we arrived early). We followed orders, and as everyone walked through, the bouncers made distasteful remarks about many of the patrons once they were out of earshot. I heard one of these, which happened to be about a friend, and I asked him to please not make such comments, as they were inappropriate and in poor taste.
Once I entered the venue, I asked to speak to a manager to inform him/her of the unacceptable behavior of the bouncer. While waiting to speak to someone, the man was informed that I was waiting to speak to a manager and came over to verbally assault and physically threaten myself, my boyfriend, and another female friend.
When he came over, he immediately put his face directly in my boyfriend's and began to verbally berate him. Despite me telling this man it was I who would be reporting him, not my boyfriend, he continued to physically provoke my boyfriend, telling him that his girlfriend [myself] was a "stupid, loudmouth b*tch" etc, etc. He kept saying "punch me in the face" to my boyfriend, because if my boyfriend were to physically assault him, the bouncer could legally fight back.
Thankfully, my boyfriend was able to control himself, however, the man continued to verbally assault us. During all of this, not ONE employee who witnessed the event tried to protect us and remove the berate bouncer from attacking us. In fact, the man working the door to the venue backed up his coworker's shenanigans and called my boyfriend a "fagg*t" four times throughout the night (this other employee would later go on to cuss us out at the end of the night).
About 15 minutes later, I was finally able to talk to a manager, Ray, who was very understanding and said he would "handle the situation." I believe the bouncer was sent home, but I will be calling the venue to ensure that he has been terminated.
I honestly am concerned for my safety if I return to this venue and these employees have not been terminated. I have been a patron of this venue for over a year now, and cannot believe an establishment would permit their employees to treat patrons in this way.
I am also not okay with a venue that allows their employees to use derogatory terms such as "fagg*t" so nonchalantly. This term should not be used, period. I know that performance troupes such as Bootie LA, who use this venue, would more than likely not be comfortable using a venue that allows their employees to use such language and treat patrons in this way, and I intend to contact them as well.
If management of this establishment would like to contact me, please feel free.
Just down the street and a staircase from The Echo you will find the EchoPlex. Its kind-of like the younger brother to The Echo with a larger layout and modern features. Who could ask for more!
Oh yes – Came here a couple of weeks ago to see the AppleSeed Cast. My friend who LIVES HERE IN ECHO PARK, apparently found out this place is under the Echo, as in you have to cross the street from The Echo and go down some stairs to the street below which is also under a bridge to get to The EchoPlex, which is a bit bigger than the Echo.
This place is hipster central, full of awkward couples and friends mumbling things like "no I've been wanting to check out this place forever yet I live only a block away" and forms of tourettes that include random shouting of words like "Pabst!! Ironic!! Plaid!! Indie!! Skinny Jeans!! Urban Outfitters!!".
The space is huge here! HUGE! Seating in the form of ottoman arrangements sporadically placed besides beams. The sound is good here! What a venue for s/m/l performances hidden in a these parts!
The bar is nice and long so you don't have to be herded into 2 square feet of counter space. They have many options and appropriately priced drinks. You can also order, through the tenders, some munchies from Two Boots Pizza and they will run it down those sketchy stairs from their shoppe on the street above! Nothing like a veggie pizza and pabst or a drink like a White Russian, which seems like it would fit oh so perfectly into this venue!
Cool place dudes
Get Your Hipster On – There's nothing better than a live show and catching a band at the Echoplex is loads of fun.
Just below Sunset and through an alley off Glendale, the Echoplex may seem like a small place at first but go further and you discover lots of seating, a large dance floor and two bars. There's also an outside patio.
I like almost everything about it except the drinks which are in small plastic cups. And the parking. If you don't get there early enough, you have to park on Sunset and walk down the scary smelly stairs to access the Echoplex.
Live music, dancing and pricey drinks – Huge dance floor, great music, street parking.
Wednesday night is dub club (reggae)
Echoplex by the Numbers
Free before 10 pm, usually a $10 cover.
$7.50 Captain & Coke
$7.50 Malibu Kamikaze
$11.50 Grey Goose & Cranberry
EchoPlex – Definitely under rated place. But I love this place because it's low key and they always have great live music and concerts here!
Club Suicide @ The Echoplex – Suicide Girls recently opened a new dance club at the Echoplex. It's a lot of fun so come check it out! DJs Amanda Jones (Perversion, Das Bunker) and Robert Lockerby (Clockwork Orange) play a fun, upbeat mix of Electro, Indie, and '80s music while Suicide Girl go-go dancers grind on stage. It's a cool mixed crowd, and a fun, party atmosphere. We're running the last Saturday of every month. And, we're 18+!
Yes, I am one of the promoters. But, please review us if you've been!
Good atmosphere, great dancing – The best things I've ever been to at the Echoplex are the Check Yo' Ponytail shows (which were 18+) that have live DJs spinning electronic music and lots of hip kids dancing. The place is great because the crowd is young but the vibe is still pretty relaxed. Fun couches and seating for mingling and flirting, too.
Echo Park's gothic-inspired underground nightclub where hipsters rock out to indie bands. – In Short
Hidden underneath the Echo via a dark stairwell, this basement-turned-club is covered in black paint and lit from the yellow glow of candles. Disheveled hipsters order drinks from leather-coated bars and sit on black leather ottomans and bar stools. A giant projection screen plays retro films and serves as the backdrop for musicians rocking out on a spotlit stage. Bands playing everything from reggae to rock as well as live DJs are featured every week.
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