9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.090713 -118.387967
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
A Sunset Strip must-see. Mostly up and coming bands but bigger artists sometimes show up. Great place to bring tourists.
Growing up in the Midwest, I had heard several of my favorite bands recorded live in this venue. When I moved out to Los Angeles, I was aghast. My imagination had gotten the better of me. The sound in these recording was huge. The crowd was huge. In reality, it's a dive bar albeit with a largish stage.
I've since grown to like the place for the nostalgic feel that it houses. And it's much less contrived than House of Blues.
Good place to see bands – Seems like lately the Roxy is coming back up. I like that they are booking a good range of talent, from up and comers to successful bands. It's a good place to see music. I like that there are seating options, and the On the Rox bar above it is cool too. This is one of the best venues for live music on the Strip. I've heard they have a drink minimum, but I've never actually seen that enforced.
The Best club in L.A. – This is my favorite place to watch a band in the Old Sunset Strip style. One of the few clubs that has launched everyone's career.
They Keep Bringing the Goods – As with the Key Club, I use to frequent the Roxy either weekly, or at least monthly, when I was in high school and obscenely obsessed with a few local rock bands (so dreamy). However, unlike the Key Club, I keep coming back to the Roxy for their consistently solid line ups and extremely friendly venue staff. In addition, On The Rox (their upstairs bar and tiny stage area) is a great place to get away from the craziness downstairs and to just chill with your friends and enjoy a drink. Can't wait for the summer concerts to start!
Rude staff – I was appaulled by how rude the staff was my girlfriend went outside for a smoke and they would not let her back in. The door woman said she was too drunk. I myself was sober and can tell if she is drunk or not,and trust me she wasnt. I just felt it was wrong to leave her on the street and not contact me or any of her other friends upstairs after paying an entry fee. Neither me or any of my friends will return to this venue no matter who is playing. Bad business.
yes please – for a small venue, i really love this place, you can see anywhere you are sitting and the sound is generally pretty good
Good Spot – I liked it as a change. The place was crowded but the music was good and the beer was cold. Saw a few people I knew there checking out the place. Check it out.
With bands to die for and everyone dressed to kill, this is one of the Sunset Strip's most lethal and legendary lounges. – In Short
The club itself has the potential to be intimate, but the acts that play this legendary spot in Hollywood are far too wild to keep things quiet--especially not with one of the best sound systems on the Sunset Strip. Floor-level and raised standing area (with some occasional seats), a spacious dance floor/mosh pit, and a bar loaded for beer all add up to an authentic Hollywood experience. Eclectic to the max.
Good after concert music, Not completely hard rock – Went here for a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. Had really good fun. I was afraid I was going to have fun because I am not that into hard rock. But the good drinks started flowing and my friends and I all started using those poles they have.
the ultimate in intimacy – Being from LA a lot of people will tell you that the strip is meant for 1980's hair band throw backs and masters of the transient brigade. But tucked in between an unmitigated s**t sandwich of leathered-out ratty haired places you can find that diamond in the rough... that truffle buried deep in the soil... The Roxy Theatre stands strong and proud. Dark in the day - illuminated by neon in the night. You can never guess what crowd will be there because they don't stick to booking the same genre every - single - night. The sound, the stage, the crowd and the drinks fit for THE BEST PLACE to see a live band perform. The diamond shape staged envelopes you (the audience) and includes you as part of the show and the energy permeates your skin and goes straight for your soul. As you can tell I am a huge fan of The Roxy... but you really can't beat a place without a bad siteline in the room and drinks that are cheaper than most clubs or bars in Hollywood that are definitely not watered down... Don't wait to check out a show here because it is the absolute in LA!
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