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6506 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Lina Lecaro


  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Elie Samaha (L.A.'s legendary Roxbury, The Green Door) and Rob Vinokur (Crobar NYC, Miami's Goddess) sure weren't playing around when they opened this circus-like megaclub in early 2010. The lighting and production are superlative, as are the live amusements (bartenders and waiters double as performers showcasing talents including aerialist feats and hoop dancing). The best place to watch it all may be the pricey, bozo-and-buxom-babe preferred bottle service tables that line the club's perimeter, but the sightlines are descent pretty much throughout the house. A great sunken dance floor and potent sound system make Playhouse one of the best to see top DJ talents, and the club has got 'em on weekends, and most notably on Mondays (at the long-running electronic dance night, Monday's Social).

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