Burbank >Food & Dining > Dimples
3413 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA | Directions 9150534.153948 -118.337373
Fun, but Terrible place – Met Mr. Belding, from Saved by the Bell, the night I went with a group of friends. Also...the waitress we had was very attractive. That's all I can say about the place that is positive.
They messed up our order twice, and charged me $5.00 for a soda, and for each refill for said soda, even though I was obviously the DD...I've never been anywhere where the DD paid for a Coke.
Outside, there was a horrible sewer stench, and inside had so many lights, I was worried about someone in my group having a seizure.
Not recommended, at all.
HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE! – Where to begin! Holy Moly, not in all of my life... Let me be brief. 4 friends and I were celebrating another friend's birthday. I'd never heard of or had been to this place but I was looking to have fun and sing Karaoke with my friends and just have a good time. The night started off awkward and unprofessional and only got worse. My observations of "Dimples":
#1 Poor Service / No Service
#2 Dirty Glasses and Filthy Bar (I switched to beer because of the looks of the glasses)
#3 Horrid Soundsystem (Karaoke Nightmare)
#4 Waitresses should be working at Burger King and not a place where you have to actually remember people's drink orders. (inexperienced & zero people skills)
#5 Owner was a disrespectful, aggressive, Leech (This old guy who was so rude to my friends that I couldn't believe we were actually spending money at his establishment.)
We cut our experience short and moved on to another bar because it just got to be ridiculous. Dimples is gross, period! I would suggest just going anywhere else but this place. One thing I did find amusing was that they have all these signs saying things like "Voted Best Karaoke Bar In America" Ad nauseam- Go to Koreatown or Little Tokyo for an amazing Karaoke experience! Avoid Dimples at all costs and if your a female go with plenty of friends and be prepared for multiple inappropriate advances from the owner.
You couldn't pay me to show up to this place again! NEVER AGAIN! Hopefully this comment is helpful to those that are looking for a good time. Dimples is not the place to go!
Freaking Out! – Very disappointed to see all these bad reviews on a place that I remember fondly from the '80's. Was planning to have a social get-together at this place, but definitely changed my mind now. Thanks everyone, for the other karaoke referrals - I want a good cd / dvd! I really want to get some local singing gigs!
Theft and Horrible Sound System – If I could give no stars I would. I came to Dimples thinking that surely this would be a prime place to sing karaoke given it's history and spattering of star-studded visits. Wrong.
We went on Halloween night around 8pm which was smart because we could actually get our drinks on time. We found that after 10 or more people were in the bar, our poor little moron of a waitress couldn't handle the load of a "crowded" bar. To top that, she had no idea how to make a simple Pama Mojito (which was advertised heavily at the bar!) and that was the hardest drink we had ordered all night, since the rest of the time we just stuck to Bud Lite so we could at least get drinks within 20-30 minutes of ordering them.
Don't even get me started on the karaoke. Sound quality: poor. Microphones: malfunctioning. Karaoke DJ: creepy and not very polite or helpful. The only good thing was they did give me a free DVD of my performance there (still haven't watched it because I just don't really want to hear that awful sound system again). I come from Louisiana where karaoke isn't very respected down there but even my worst experience there was better than my night in the "famous" Dimples in Burbank.
Also, back to our brain-vacant cocktail waitress... when we first sat down (there were only 4 of us there, and obviously we were couples), we wanted to split the tabs from the beginning. Shouldn't be too hard... you make one tab for the one couple who was drinking bud lite and cocktails, then you make another tab for the couple who was drinking bud lite and soda. No, that was much too complicated for her and she insisted that we just leave it on one tab and SHE would split it at the end. Okay, fine. Well when the end of our night came about (much earlier than expected due to the fact that we had only gotten to have 3 rounds of drinks in a 3 hour period, and the fact that the girl was stupid enough to be trash talking us- why? i don't know. we had been very patient and polite- RIGHT BEHIND OUR TABLE) she dropped the tab off with us and let us know that she would need us to split the tab. So I finally figured out her ignorant coding system and split the tab into our separate drink orders, tallied them up. I'm sorry, I'm not going to leave a big tip for such a sorry excuse for a cocktail waitress. Especially one that doesn't appreciate polite and patient customers. I left her $1.00 and our other friend left her $2. Come to find out, that little filly got her pay in any case because she CHARGED or I'm sorry, STOLE 20% on our cards after the fact. I will not be drinking here again, and will definitely tell everyone I know who is even considering this trashy joint as a place to go to stay far far away. There are other karaoke bars. This is not your only choice. If you want good drink service and great karaoke, go elsewhere.
In the mean time, if you have also had bad service, please email these @$$holes directly. Their email address is: webmaster (at) dimplesshowcase (dot) com
Never Again – a week or so ago some friends and i went to dimples for drinks and singing. we started ordering shots which took atleast 30 mins or more to get to us and at first we were chasing them down quickly with soda but after the third shot i started to realize they didn't taste as strong as they should. i ordered one last round and before drinking it i took a big sniff. it didn't even smell like vodka. i had been paying 9 bucks for each shot of watery vodka! i was so mad i left shortly after and a few days later while looking at a bank statement i discovered that the waitress had added a one to her tip making it 14 instead of 4 dollars! it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Horrible service, watered shots and stealing! I will never go there again.
JUST SAY NO! (Unless you like being treated badly) – As soon as we walked into the dive "bar" we were asked to pay a cover, and told to take off our hats!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING DIMPLES! They had more rules than going to high school. They sat us in the corner. We had to get up and get our waitress three times after waiting for 20 minutes for her. She was rude and bitched about being busy, but every time that we saw her, she was standing and doing nothing! Overprices drinks and no berr on tap. What kind of dive bar doesn't have draft beer?! It tried to be a hip, fun place, but the fact that the bouncer yelled at me and my sister three times that we were in the way (trying to locate our horrible waitress) was ridiculous. This was one of the WORST places that I have been in LA. They need a overhaul of staff, or knock the place down!
YUUUUK!!!! Please, put this place to rest and out of it's Misery... – I have NOTHING good at all 2 say about this place. Being my 3rd visit in 8 yrs, they have had ample time 2 redeem themselves.
1st off, let me say, If I could give NO stars for the rating to this joint, I WOULD!! I joined Citysearch, specifically to give a review to the 'so called' world renowned Dimples in hopes to spare others from going thru the same torture.
I LOVE KARAOKE, and have been to Dimples before in past years, and I knew that it had left a bad taste in my mouth, but because it had been so long since I'd been, I'd forgotten exactly what the issue I had w/them was & I hoped that they'd cleaned up their act since then, being at least 5 years ago. Well, NO and NO!! My 1st encounter w/the waitress, brought back all the memories... W/out going into total detail, because that could take a looong time, THIS PLACE IS A JOKE!!
From the 'so called' food that took an hour to make an undercooked pizza, the drowsy 'so called' waitress who should've taken the uppers instead of the downers, at 1 point I thought she was going 2 sit down next to me and take a nap! To the bitchy 'so called' host barking 4 tips to pay her rent, to the creepy old guyS that run the booth and take the UNSOLICITED pictures and try to make you put on those nasty hats, THIS PLACE SHOULD BE PUT TO REST.
NEVER to have been updated in ANY way, which would be cool if it was a clean spot, and I assume that's because they can't make enough money to replace the non-flushing toilet, 1 of 1 for the ladies, because the service is SO sub-par, that they can't keep a patronage long enough to make a profit.
Do yourself a favor, go to Miyagi's, Lucy's 51, Happy Ending, Saddle Ranch, ANYWHERE BUT HERE to have a real, Karaoke experience. Oh, and if you are so brave as to try it for yourself (WHICH I DO NOT RECOMMEND) Be prepared to wait and wait and sing once, and ONLY once, that is IF you can afford the cost to even get called up. So make it a good one.
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