Not just where Boston film students watch their senior theses before moving to LA to become waiters, The Emerson Theatre's also a massive (8ksqft), two-bar SBE club that aims to be a throwbacky ode to the 1920s, with strings of Edison lightbulbs, a cocktail list that leans on classics (Mint Fizz, Emerson Mule…), and burlesque dancers clothed (and unclothed) in flapper-y outfits. And because, um, "burlesque dancers clothed (and unclothed) in flapper-y outfits", we decided to stop writing and start shooting video.
1. The Emerson Theatre
7080 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Winner of Hospitality Design's 2013 "Best Nightclub, Bar, or Lounge Design" award, this dual-bar, 8000sqft club has a '20s-style feel with plenty of energy and burlesque dancers as well, in case all the dancing and bars didn't do it for you.