Billed as the nation's longest running musical review, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon performs hilarious spoofs of pop culture with great voices, spectacular costumes, outrageously gigantic hats and a succession of show-stopping numbers....  Read More



If your taste in nightlife tends towards the classy, dress to impress, and step into the 1930s-era glamour of Harry Denton's. The chic club is known for incredible live music, elegant decor, suited doormen, and a brief, upscale menu. Nightly...  Read More

Photo courtesy of used in book.


A penchant for the dramatic colors this entire enterprise, which is simultaneously a restaurant, bar and (downstairs) dance club. An Asian theme is served by shoji screens, bamboo accents and a recurring dragon motif. Perhaps, though, the most...  Read More

Bubble Lounge


This downtown establishment frequently draws business folks intent on relaxing after a day at the office. Wines and champagnes are prominent; in fact, the menu boasts more than 300 types of champagne (as the name would suggest). For versatility,...  Read More

First Crush


A small, intimate jewel with a contemporary setting and a notable wine bar, First Crush specializes in Californian wines. The sleek, elegant establishment offers bottles, half-bottles, and flights, depending on your intent, and it presents...  Read More

Photo courtesy of used in book.


If you mourn the glamour that characterized Hollywood in the '30s and '40s, this refined supper club provides reason to rejoice. Tucked discreetly down an alley, the polished space soars with high ceilings, grand columns and moody lighting....  Read More



This elegant lounge, once a penthouse suite, affords amazing, panoramic views from a lofty, 19th-floor perch. Its well-to-do clientele appreciate the place's romantic ambience, along with live entertainment and creative cocktails, especially as...  Read More

Empire Plush Room
Photo courtesy of used in book.


Born in the '20s as an illicit speakeasy, Plush Room originally plied guests with well-mixed drinks and premiere entertainment. These days, performers are still top-notch, and the atmosphere remains convivial, but patrons imbibe freely without...  Read More

The Tenderloin
Suite one8one
Photo courtesy of used in book.


Draped in pale panels of fabric and accented with soft lighting and clean-lined furniture, this club has become one of the city's hottest tickets. A crowd of well-coiffed, well-dressed patrons, once they move past the velvet rope, enter a world...  Read More

Apartment 24


With a design theme predicated on pale, translucent curtains, sleek furnishings, and flickers of candlelight, Dolce pays tribute to its name and to the club's buzzwords: sweet, soft, smooth. The combination dance club-and-lounge also features a...  Read More