the best clubs are those that not only have no dress code, but no security as well (other than a door man to check i.d.s). once inside you see people in t-shirts and jeans, and you see people wearing suits, but no one is being forced to dress one way or another.
Hear, hear. Â Matador, I'm interested in what clubs in L.A. you particularly like.
i haven't been going out lately but my favorite club of all time was "synthetic" at the echo in echo park. they were playing electro years ago when it first started. there was an old man taking i.d.s at the front door but no other security. inside there were people of all ages and everyone had style, in their own way. later on it started turning gay and people stopped going because electro got popular. there used to be clubs in south central that would just spring up for the night and anyone who heard about it would show up. there were poor people from the neighborhood, westsiders, eastsiders, and usually the cover was like $3. there was one where everyone was just openly passing drugs around, including needles. i didn't partake in the needles, but that was a good night. Â drizz, i enjoy an elegant restaurant as much as the next guy, but there's a big difference between going somewhere to eat and going somewhere to, get lost, as chet baker puts it. this discussion was about clubs, which i assumed meant dance clubs. btw, if you consider upscale to mean a high cover charge, there's an after hours club on highland ave. that's charging $60 cover. it starts at 3:00am sunday morning--lots of beautiful people--no dress code.