MJs Bar

★★☆☆☆

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From somewhat good, to just plain nasty. This place used to be a good dance club on a Saturday night. The music used to be fun as well as the crowd..... I was there last Saturday and the door guys were just rude.... drinks are now tiny, the dancers are pretty pathetic, and the dance club smaller. Parking? there is none after 10:00pm, unless you are willing to park on a dark street 3 or 4 blocks away from the place. Wow! What happened? I was invited to never visit this club ever again. Moving on......

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★☆☆☆☆

From somewhat good, to just plain nasty. This place used to be a good dance club on a Saturday night. The music used to be fun as well as the crowd..... I was there last Saturday and the door guys were just rude.... drinks are now tiny, the dancers are pretty pathetic, and the dance club smaller. Parking? there is none after 10:00pm, unless you are willing to park on a dark street 3 or 4 blocks away from the place. Wow! What happened? I was invited to never visit this club ever again. Moving on......

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Literally just got back and was not at all a bit impressed! I went w/ a friend who is gay and he as well was not impressed. The gogo dancers did not know what the hell they were doing except for one. They mostly just stood there and we paid a cover to see them dance...yawn! The hookahs outside were a nice treat, but the "hot Persian boys" that were supposed to be there all night I guess never showed. There were not any good looking men there and my friend agreed. On a good note the bartenders were very friendly and their drinks were pretty stiff, two and i couldn't see straight, I'd say I got my money's worth there! I've been to better bars, I guess on Persian night the word needs to get out to bring in dancers who will actually move and bring in more good looking people, the dj and bartenders know exactly what they're doing, so no problem there....

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★★☆☆☆

Literally just got back and was not at all a bit impressed! I went w/ a friend who is gay and he as well was not impressed. The gogo dancers did not know what the hell they were doing except for one. They mostly just stood there and we paid a cover to see them dance...yawn! The hookahs outside were a nice treat, but the "hot Persian boys" that were supposed to be there all night I guess never showed. There were not any good looking men there and my friend agreed. On a good note the bartenders were very friendly and their drinks were pretty stiff, two and i couldn't see straight, I'd say I got my money's worth there! I've been to better bars, I guess on Persian night the word needs to get out to bring in dancers who will actually move and bring in more good looking people, the dj and bartenders know exactly what they're doing, so no problem there....

Pros: Stiff drinks, friendly staff, good dj

Cons: where are all the hot boy

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Change is always hard but following the change in ownership last year, MJ's continues do deliver a good time for the boys every night of the week. I find the staff friendly and accommodating...and very busy. MJ's plays a wide range of music from hard core rock to 80's pop remixes and the dance floor is always crowded. MJ's also presents a diverse array of theme nights to suit their wide client base. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights are their busiest with their Thursday middle eastern and Sunday asian themed nights quickly gaining momentum. I'm not a smoker but there's an outdoor patio that's a little more chill but can get pretty smoky. Yes, there's a line and a cover charge of about $7, but the eye candy, vibe and energy of the place is hard to beat. Parking can be a problem but a recent deal with Trader Joe's allows MJ's patrons to park in the lot for $4.

PROS: Great energy and music and trashy fun, in the best possible sense of the word. Nice staff who work hard to manage traffic at the busy bars.
CONS: Parking, line

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★★★★☆

Change is always hard but following the change in ownership last year, MJ's continues do deliver a good time for the boys every night of the week. I find the staff friendly and accommodating...and very busy. MJ's plays a wide range of music from hard core rock to 80's pop remixes and the dance floor is always crowded. MJ's also presents a diverse array of theme nights to suit their wide client base. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights are their busiest with their Thursday middle eastern and Sunday asian themed nights quickly gaining momentum. I'm not a smoker but there's an outdoor patio that's a little more chill but can get pretty smoky. Yes, there's a line and a cover charge of about $7, but the eye candy, vibe and energy of the place is hard to beat. Parking can be a problem but a recent deal with Trader Joe's allows MJ's patrons to park in the lot for $4.

PROS: Great energy and music and trashy fun, in the best possible sense of the word. Nice staff who work hard to manage traffic at the busy bars.
CONS: Parking, line

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until this year this was a great leather bar that catered to the Silverlake crowd. Now with the new owner its just another cheap knock off of a trashy WEHO bar. This used to be the place to be. Great crowd, great bartenders, no attitude, great music, great pool players. Boy, those were the days. Now its a $7 cover just about everynight. Dont waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

until this year this was a great leather bar that catered to the Silverlake crowd. Now with the new owner its just another cheap knock off of a trashy WEHO bar. This used to be the place to be. Great crowd, great bartenders, no attitude, great music, great pool players. Boy, those were the days. Now its a $7 cover just about everynight. Dont waste your time.

Pros: Great mexican food ACCROSS THE STREET

Cons: Original owner MJ moved away.

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I wanted to post a review of my assessment of my experience with MJ's this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Despite parking could be a challenge to those who arrive well after 10pm ( I arrived early Friday evening around 9:30), the employees and Chris (the owner) were very polite and accomodating. While I cannot dispute the previous posters experience, the staff including the bartenders and the dancers are very friendly and outgoing. The music was very good on Friday and Sunday however I was lost on Saturday which I suspect plays current music which I have no knowledge of since I don't listen to the radio. I did not feel the bar was trashy nor filled with attitude or fashinista's but it didn't matter to me, I had a great time.

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★★★★★

I wanted to post a review of my assessment of my experience with MJ's this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Despite parking could be a challenge to those who arrive well after 10pm ( I arrived early Friday evening around 9:30), the employees and Chris (the owner) were very polite and accomodating. While I cannot dispute the previous posters experience, the staff including the bartenders and the dancers are very friendly and outgoing. The music was very good on Friday and Sunday however I was lost on Saturday which I suspect plays current music which I have no knowledge of since I don't listen to the radio. I did not feel the bar was trashy nor filled with attitude or fashinista's but it didn't matter to me, I had a great time.

Pros: Great attitude/ vibe and notable eye candy/ draws a great crowd

Cons: parking but not atypical for the location it seems

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I've been here several times since it opened (due to the paucity of options in the neighborhood) and always have left disgruntled. I thought the new (2007) ownership might be an improvement but decided my most recent visit would be my last. I was charged $7 at the door, and after asking why was told I was paying for a Wednesday night "dancing boys" show that was supposed to start at 10. At 10:45 there was no sign of any show about to start and I was derided when I asked for my $7 back -- I mean Wednesday's a school night and the poster, when I stumbled across it, promised a 10 p.m. show. I was subject to this derision, mind you, after buying two beers from the stuck-on-himself bartender and standing around in a half-empty bar for 45 minutes waiting for a show to start. Frankly, this place is unprofessionally run and any "hot" cruising atmosphere is ruined by the always-in-attendance West Hollywood fashonistas who insist on bringing their female friends along for the ride. Wrong bar, wrong neighborhood, and trashy in the bad sense.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been here several times since it opened (due to the paucity of options in the neighborhood) and always have left disgruntled. I thought the new (2007) ownership might be an improvement but decided my most recent visit would be my last. I was charged $7 at the door, and after asking why was told I was paying for a Wednesday night "dancing boys" show that was supposed to start at 10. At 10:45 there was no sign of any show about to start and I was derided when I asked for my $7 back -- I mean Wednesday's a school night and the poster, when I stumbled across it, promised a 10 p.m. show. I was subject to this derision, mind you, after buying two beers from the stuck-on-himself bartender and standing around in a half-empty bar for 45 minutes waiting for a show to start. Frankly, this place is unprofessionally run and any "hot" cruising atmosphere is ruined by the always-in-attendance West Hollywood fashonistas who insist on bringing their female friends along for the ride. Wrong bar, wrong neighborhood, and trashy in the bad sense.

Pros: None

Cons: Parking issues, rude staff, overpriced

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