The Derby, Los Angeles

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    Inside the Derby
    by blaird
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    The Derby: Swing!

    by blaird Written Feb 17, 2003

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    Inside the Derby

    The Derby is an LA legend. It is actually a supper club, although I have never eaten here. On Saturday night's there is live swing music and you will see people dressed up in swing clothes (less frequently today) and just plain old regular clothes.

    They also offer Swing Lessons on Saturdays at about 7:30 for free.

    A little history: In 1926 the film director Cecil B. De Mille came up with the idea and it was opened in 1929 as Willard's Chicken Inn. The dome shaped roof led to the current name of The Derby, but in between Willard's and today it was one of five Brown Derby's in LA.

    Dress Code: Trendy clothes, but just about anything goes, as like most LA clubs.

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    Very many cool clubs and...

    by elaine2u Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Very many cool clubs and restaurants on PINE AVENUE down in Long Beach. In the Santa Monica area, go to Santa Monica Promenade close to OCEAN VIEW BLVD. (lots of young people hang out to watch movies, shops are open late, a few cool Sports clubs and dance clubs). In the Venice Beach area, lots of nice restaurants on MAIN STREET. On Sunset Boulevard (part close to Beverly Hills) - -you'll find some nice clubs like Dublin or if you'd like to swing dance, go to The Derby on Los Feliz Blvd. toward Glendale. Go to Pasadena and and there are lots of nice resaturants and night spots on Colorado Avenue (fun place). Or if you are in Universal Studios, check out the things to do at Universal City Walk.

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