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643 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Industry +

Lina Lecaro


  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
This sleek and sexy West Hollywood party palace - once called Area, and before that, Prey - has seen many transformations, but its current guise provides a modern yet stylish backdrop for the celebrity crowd that frequents it. Part of the SBE nightlife stable that includes the restaurants Katsuya and XIV and clubs the Abbey and Colony, Industry has the Hollywood SBExcess you'd expect with a Miami-style twist: lots of white paint, bottle-service tables surrounding the dance floor and, of course, gorgeous, spray-tanned waitresses. DJs spin upbeat hip-hop and house melds, and promoters include well-connected kids seen on The Hills. There's a burger-bar setup near the VIP room, but few of the modelesque regulars take advantage.