Gabah

★★★★☆

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This place is really nice the bartender makes great drinks. I had a great time! Another cool place is this brand new reggae/dub lounge on Tuesdays! The venue is perfect, not too big and not too small. Its called The Hollywood Canteen. Great outdoor setting plus indoor bar and restaurant. The music is amazing! They always have live bands + djs spinning the best reggae music in town! The crowd is very nice and relaxed and the drinks are amazing. Only $5 for 21+ and $15 for 18+. If you go tell the nice people at the door you heard of it from Sean. They are really cool unlike some other hollywood bouncers and such.

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★★★★☆

This place is really nice the bartender makes great drinks. I had a great time! Another cool place is this brand new reggae/dub lounge on Tuesdays! The venue is perfect, not too big and not too small. Its called The Hollywood Canteen. Great outdoor setting plus indoor bar and restaurant. The music is amazing! They always have live bands + djs spinning the best reggae music in town! The crowd is very nice and relaxed and the drinks are amazing. Only $5 for 21+ and $15 for 18+. If you go tell the nice people at the door you heard of it from Sean. They are really cool unlike some other hollywood bouncers and such.

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I love Gabah for a few reasons, but most importantly I love it because it is a great club without the pretentious and supercilious attitude of other Sunset Strip clubs. The music here is some of the best, especially their hip hop nights and all parts of this club are great. I love taking my friends here for a great night any night!

5
★★★★★

I love Gabah for a few reasons, but most importantly I love it because it is a great club without the pretentious and supercilious attitude of other Sunset Strip clubs. The music here is some of the best, especially their hip hop nights and all parts of this club are great. I love taking my friends here for a great night any night!

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this place looked like someone's basement with some bamboo curtins hung up to try and make it cool. my friends and i went on a saturday night, there was no one there, and the smoking patio wasn't even open at 11pm. the dance floor was so dark because it seemed that they couldn't even afford to buy a lighting system. there were christmas lights around the dj booth to light the whole dance floor. how would you know if you were dancing with someone worth while? AVOID!

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★★☆☆☆

this place looked like someone's basement with some bamboo curtins hung up to try and make it cool. my friends and i went on a saturday night, there was no one there, and the smoking patio wasn't even open at 11pm. the dance floor was so dark because it seemed that they couldn't even afford to buy a lighting system. there were christmas lights around the dj booth to light the whole dance floor. how would you know if you were dancing with someone worth while? AVOID!

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as soon as we walked in my friend mentioned how it felt like we were walking into sometimes dimly lit house. but it was a cool vibe all tiki-ished out. Music was a 7 since im not to into the disco house style. Loved the ambiance. its was some peoples bday so they sang and gave out cupcakes which was pretty cool. Def a very chill adn unpretentios place. Seems like everyone knew each other which made me wish i had more of my group with me.

2
★★★★☆

as soon as we walked in my friend mentioned how it felt like we were walking into sometimes dimly lit house. but it was a cool vibe all tiki-ished out. Music was a 7 since im not to into the disco house style. Loved the ambiance. its was some peoples bday so they sang and gave out cupcakes which was pretty cool. Def a very chill adn unpretentios place. Seems like everyone knew each other which made me wish i had more of my group with me.

Pros: music, atmosphere, fans!! whoo-hoo

Cons: parking

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Gabah had a really nice vibe. It definitely reminded me of the East Coast clubs I used to hang out it in. I went on a Saturday night and the music was excellent. The DJ mixed the hip-hop and reggae very well. The only sore point were the drinks. Everything I ordered tasted like water. But hey, you can always drink elsewhere and come here to dance all night.

2
★★★★☆

Gabah had a really nice vibe. It definitely reminded me of the East Coast clubs I used to hang out it in. I went on a Saturday night and the music was excellent. The DJ mixed the hip-hop and reggae very well. The only sore point were the drinks. Everything I ordered tasted like water. But hey, you can always drink elsewhere and come here to dance all night.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Music

Cons: Drinks not strong, Very Crowded

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After waiting hours and hours to get into some crap club like Sangria in Hermosa, this place is refreshing. No pretension about letting people through the door--everyone's here to dance and listen to the DJ, so they pack 'em in.

2
★★★★☆

After waiting hours and hours to get into some crap club like Sangria in Hermosa, this place is refreshing. No pretension about letting people through the door--everyone's here to dance and listen to the DJ, so they pack 'em in.

Pros: Good music

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This place is magical they manage to make a Long Island fit into a shot glass and charge $8. for it. The band area is bigger then the dance floor.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is magical they manage to make a Long Island fit into a shot glass and charge $8. for it. The band area is bigger then the dance floor.

Pros: two exits

Cons: the smell, the drinks, the price

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The Root Down on Thursday is badass-- great DJ playing a wicked set of ol'skool/soulful hip-hop and house. Chill crowd, excellent dancing, dug the breaker set before the dancefloor filled up to get everybody feeling fat beats. Cozy atmosphere unexpected from semi-sketchy location. Overall mellow vibe, ladies don't have to worry about skeevy guys.

2
★★★★★

The Root Down on Thursday is badass-- great DJ playing a wicked set of ol'skool/soulful hip-hop and house. Chill crowd, excellent dancing, dug the breaker set before the dancefloor filled up to get everybody feeling fat beats. Cozy atmosphere unexpected from semi-sketchy location. Overall mellow vibe, ladies don't have to worry about skeevy guys.

Pros: low cover, great dancing

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Nice chill place. Went to go see Jazzy Jeff (much thanks to Scottworth for the hookup) perform last year, I enjoyed his set. If you want GOOD hip hop, then come here. Though finding parking can be a pain there.

2
★★★★☆

Nice chill place. Went to go see Jazzy Jeff (much thanks to Scottworth for the hookup) perform last year, I enjoyed his set. If you want GOOD hip hop, then come here. Though finding parking can be a pain there.

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great spot for those who love hip hop and funk. come on wed and thurs nights. always expect to see some real special guests (cut chemist, numark, beat junkies, jazzy jeff, etc) spinning all the best. great laid back crowd in a real cozy set up. definitely recommend

2
★★★★★

great spot for those who love hip hop and funk. come on wed and thurs nights. always expect to see some real special guests (cut chemist, numark, beat junkies, jazzy jeff, etc) spinning all the best. great laid back crowd in a real cozy set up. definitely recommend

Pros: HIP HOP, FUNK, place is chill

Cons: no credit cards

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Gabah is a hidden treasure in LA, as it is not found anywhere near the glitz and phoniness of the main LA club scene. This is the place where REAL dancers go to break it down. Dress to impress? I think not. For the best in real hip hop (both underground and old school), this is the place to be. Other than Firecracker, this is one of the few hip hop clubs around that allow you to dress to dance (relaxed dress code). Thursday and Saturday nights are the best nights to check this place out.

2
★★★★★

Gabah is a hidden treasure in LA, as it is not found anywhere near the glitz and phoniness of the main LA club scene. This is the place where REAL dancers go to break it down. Dress to impress? I think not. For the best in real hip hop (both underground and old school), this is the place to be. Other than Firecracker, this is one of the few hip hop clubs around that allow you to dress to dance (relaxed dress code). Thursday and Saturday nights are the best nights to check this place out.

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, great music, inexpensive

Cons: crowded on saturdays

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The dance floor is a bit small, but this club is one of the best. Not only for MORE, but because the atmosphere and the people to come here, come to dance. No people trying to be trendy, just people who like good music and LOVE to dance. There is also a patio if it gets too hot on the dance floor (and it does). The only thing I don't like too much is the smoke on the patio, but hey, I'm there to have a good time, and it's worth it. They have two places lounge around when you get tired dancing. The bartenders are great, drinks are strong and good. Love the music, and the staff is very friendly.

2
★★★★★

The dance floor is a bit small, but this club is one of the best. Not only for MORE, but because the atmosphere and the people to come here, come to dance. No people trying to be trendy, just people who like good music and LOVE to dance. There is also a patio if it gets too hot on the dance floor (and it does). The only thing I don't like too much is the smoke on the patio, but hey, I'm there to have a good time, and it's worth it. They have two places lounge around when you get tired dancing. The bartenders are great, drinks are strong and good. Love the music, and the staff is very friendly.

Pros: DJ, the Crowd

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People just come here for great music, great dancing, and great vibes. No frills, nothing trendy, no pretense.

Goodtimes, and no-one is trying too hard to be or do anything but have fun.

The only thing the place needs is more space and parking.

2
★★★★★

People just come here for great music, great dancing, and great vibes. No frills, nothing trendy, no pretense.

Goodtimes, and no-one is trying too hard to be or do anything but have fun.

The only thing the place needs is more space and parking.

Pros: Music, Dancing, Atmosphere

Cons: Parking, could be bigger

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The challenge: find a club that spins new music, but isn't trendy, expensive, boring, or filled with emaciated, big headed, soap opera wannabes.

The answer: Gabah.

Smart music, casual dress, real people, dancing, dancing, dancing. Even my friend from NYC was impressed (perhaps there is hope for her after all).
And, as an additional bonus, there was street parking.

2
★★★★★

The challenge: find a club that spins new music, but isn't trendy, expensive, boring, or filled with emaciated, big headed, soap opera wannabes.

The answer: Gabah.

Smart music, casual dress, real people, dancing, dancing, dancing. Even my friend from NYC was impressed (perhaps there is hope for her after all).
And, as an additional bonus, there was street parking.

Pros: Great Music, Great Atmosphere, Super Nice People

Cons: Smallish Dance Floor

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This place rocked. Had the best time. People actually dance here, not just stand around. Totally not scene-y, either. Everyone was groovin, getting hot and sweaty. Seems to me, although I only went once, you could never go wrong here.

2
★★★★★

This place rocked. Had the best time. People actually dance here, not just stand around. Totally not scene-y, either. Everyone was groovin, getting hot and sweaty. Seems to me, although I only went once, you could never go wrong here.

Pros: great dj

Cons: smoky patio

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Went here a while back on a whim and found it to be so non-LA. The crowd is younger but they're all there for the music. And the music was some seriously soulful house. Don't remember the DJ, but he definitely knew how to work the crowd. The outdoor patio is nice, but it needs to be bigger to accomodate smokers and non-smokers or it gets to be just as bad as being in a smoky room. It actually reminded me a bit of the more chill, homier haunts of Austin, TX. Really like this place a lot. I'd like it even more if the neighborhood weren't so sketchy.

2
★★★★☆

Went here a while back on a whim and found it to be so non-LA. The crowd is younger but they're all there for the music. And the music was some seriously soulful house. Don't remember the DJ, but he definitely knew how to work the crowd. The outdoor patio is nice, but it needs to be bigger to accomodate smokers and non-smokers or it gets to be just as bad as being in a smoky room. It actually reminded me a bit of the more chill, homier haunts of Austin, TX. Really like this place a lot. I'd like it even more if the neighborhood weren't so sketchy.

 

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