If you need a recommendation for somewhere glamorous/unique/Old Hollywood/Art Deco-y to go, email us! You can also browse through our previous posts, and we will give you 30 places in Southern California to check out in our upcoming book.
Here's a note we recently received from Jim:
Hi....really enjoyed your piece on the Cicada Club.....I am a former L.A. resident (Fairfax, Westwood, Brentwood) coming back into town this weekend and was trying to find a place to dance on Saturday night....The CC came up (which led me to your blog story)...but not much else...(The Edison downtown?? Teddy's/Roosevelt Hotel in H'wood?)) Any ideas to help out an old kinda neighbor?
Hi Jim!Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our blog on Cicada!
A wonderful place you could check out is The Sky Room in Long Beach. It's at the top of the historic Breakers building (with a view to die for), and it looks like a sleek nightclub Fred and Ginger would have waltzed across back in the day. There's a dance floor and a really nice crowd. The food is also fantastic--I absolutely recommend having dinner and staying to dance...it is definitely worth the drive.If you're staying more in the DTLA or Hollywood area...The Edison is amazing (mellow at dinnertime, more of a young club vibe later in the night and definitely make a dinner reservation), The Roosevelt is great for dinner at any of their restaurants and just hanging out, and I LOVE Cleo at The Redbury (right at the corner of Hollywood and Vine) for dinner. Sadly, there aren't too many supper clubs like Cicada and The Sky Room that have dinner and dancing to bands...but, hopefully that will change.
Let me know if you check out any of these places, and how you like them. Have a wonderful visit!
The Sky Room
40 South Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802