The ladies at 4Play look like pieces of fancy cake, and the lounge's cushioned leather booths and cathedral-high ceilings suggest a fantasy belle epoque version of L.A. This place takes its high-class status seriously —it's a “gentleman's club,” after all — so be sure to dress as if you do, too, and don't forget to fortify your wallet. Entrance is free before 9 with a coupon most days, but the one-drink minimum means you'll have to shell out $7 for a bottle of water (alcohol is forbidden). The point is to keep riffraff out and drunkenness to a minimum, making it the perfect spot for a night out with your shy-but-kinda-curious significant other. 2238 Cotner Ave., W.L.A. (310) 575-0660,

—Sarah LaBrie

LA Weekly