The Cat Club is owned by Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats (or was). When I visited in Feb 08 the house band on thursdays and saturdays was the 'starf**kers' which featured Dizzy Reed on keyboard (ex guns n roses) and Eric Dover (ex Slash's Snakepit, etc). They play a mixture of cover songs, mainly rock from 80's 90's etc. I loved it. The entrance charge was reasonable too. Drinks were approx $7 for a bottle of beer. The place is very small so it can get packed, but it means you are very close to the stage and it seemed you get a good view from any part of the club.
Dress Code: Didnt appear to be any specific dress code, jeans were fine and many wearing sneakers. There was a mix of ages and 'types' there.
The Hollywood Bowl is the epitomy of Hollywood. It's been here forever. Most people think they can't afford to see anything at the bowl but tickets can be really reasonable at times. Just make sure to bring your binoculars. Actually, the several big screens help with that. One of the best and unique opportunities about the Bowl is that you can bring a picnic - your own food and drink. But be aware - some venues/concerts won't allow you to bring in glass containers so read your tickets well.
Dress Code: It's California, anything goes!
Have you ever been to bowling alley with a dres code? Check out Lucky Strike....
This bowling alley is like no other, it's a bar, a restaurant, a pool hall and a bowling alley in one. It somewhat resembles a 'cosmic bowling' meets lounge atmosphere - dark wood, boldly-colored light fixtures, and pop art. There's enought black light along the lanes and there are large video monitors above the pins that show art and video clips. There's also a ball speedometer to tell you the speed of your ball, which could be really fun until someone get's hurt...
You can reserve lanes for a private party. There's a velvet draped off area with 2 lanes and your own personal bar area.
Dress Code: LIke most Hollywood.... dress to impress
Bleu velvet all over the place. Very colorful!
The light in the Ladies Room was all Pink, that was kind of fun...
My sense were very satisfied with all the deep colors and delicious Margaritas. I had a Pomme Granate Margarita.. or two...
Dress Code: We went on a weeknight and we were wearing jeans. It was no problem, but I guess that during the weekend you want to dress it up a bit.
OK, so it has been a good 5 years or so since attending this colorful celebration in West Hollywood but I can't leave it out of my page!
This is the street Halloween party of the American West, or probably of the whole USA. (More photos to be seen in Travelogues)
Every year is sure to not disappointed as far as the costumes and entertainment goes. Party-goers, including a good percentage of cross-dressers get down right creative and elaborate about their firght night attire. Some prepare months in advance to look their best. I was left jealous of some of those guys! I dressed as a stereotypical gypsy, like one from a Disney cartoon.
I was a participant but not an active one at the event. I had enough joy and laughter from looking at the party-goers letting loose. I left with this hot below and more to be seen on travelogues.
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