remember back about 6 years ago when it was still fun to go out in hollywood? before ed hardy and pantieless reality show whores contaminated the club scene, there were actually fresh and hip clubs where something cool was going on. friday nights at delux were my favorite. old school hip hop, fresh fashion, and people of all shapes and sizes filled the small room with a new york-esque urban vibe. that feeling had been long gone and almost forgotten until i stepped into the tiny temporary spaces aka fountain bar on fountain and normandy on a thursday night for AFEX. with legendary nightclub doorman andrew brin guarding the door, i was immediately reassured that driving 30 minutes from venice wasn't a huge mistake. though the room is small, it is tightly packed with beautiful people who have probably never been to a plastic surgeon in their life. dj adam 12, from the indie band she wants revenge, spins beats from all your hip hip favorites (think tribe called quest, swv, pharcyde, eazy-e) and really rad songs you have probably never heard but will find yourself asking your friends if they have. for those who don't dance (and the music is so good, it is almost impossible not to!) there is a back smoking patio, which resembles a small living room with one wall missing. super hot guys stand against an exposed brick wall inhaling american spirits, while girls in limited edition nikes bop to the jams. every time i walk into ts i feel like an extra in the wackness, which if you haven't seen, you should update your netflix right now, because it is amazing. if you are sick of the same old bars and clubs in hollywood, this is the place for you, but if you are still wearing rhinestone hats, you better stick to the sbe scene.
hollywood, ca 90068