great music, nice vibe, comfortable lounge bar, friendly crowd, nice relaxed atmosphere, great strong drinks, great chill place
Cozy Little Lounge. Carbon is a nice local lounge. Dress code is casual. Drinks are reasonably priced. DJ's spina mix of old school hip-hop and funk. Atmosphere is fun, there is a lounge area, bar and dance floor. Lots of fun, I recommend stopping by if you are in the area and you don't want to go to another trendy LA bar.
User review by roxanne72. This is not a dance club. Which is why I love it. It is a Lounge Bar, very cozy and comfortable. I like that fact that it is open everyday (including Sundays) until 2am. A must, if you are not into the club scene of Los Angeles.
Digital Underground. This is a cool little underground spot to hang out at. The DJs spin a good mix of old school hiphop, current chart toppers, and nice reggae grooves. It can get a little crowded but its all good though.
red-lite chillin'. very chill, dark-lit lounge/bar that has 2 TVs playing old black-and-white movies w/ a red-lit screen for added hipness. the DJs spin a variety of music, depending on the night, one of the more enjoyable nights being Tuesdays, where Reggae is the sound of choice. definitely a cool place for a drink if you can handle small spaces, and little dance room.
Funkarrific. Low-key dance spot with lots of reggae, hip-hop and sould spinning for kids to dance too. And dance they do, with the floor packed for most of the night. This bar is nothing flashy and the crowd is a diverse mix of Angelenos from all over the city who all seem to enjoy themselves.
User review by xinc. First impression, arriving around 10:30 on a Saturday night: Cozy, nice atmosphere, but a little too chill. Less than an hour later, the DJ got going and the 'too chill' vibe disappeared as the club filled in and people started dancing. The DJ was excellent, spinning mixes of modern RnB with some early Beastie Boys, reggae and a healthy dose of James Brown. The crowd and staff were friendly and lively - none of the patented LA pretentiousness you see in most clubs. Drinks are reasonably priced and decently made. All in all, a very nice venue.
Funky Culver City dance club with a cool underground vibe..
Carbon is a breath of fresh air for the fast-growing Westside scene. Located at a former neighborhood eyesore, Sloppy Joe's, this low-lit lounge has the funky feel of Hollywood hang, the Room, when it was "the" underground hot spot. The similarities aren't purely coincidental, considering Carbon's two owners were longtime Room employees. A narrow, hallway-like interior is flanked by a padded, steel-top bar and a mirrored back wall. Comfy couches conducive to conversation and shoulder shrugging occupy the middle, along with a tiny DJ area. Video monitors screening silent movies and a jukebox blaring with jams from Outkast to Barry White sit in front.
The finest homegrown DJs spin a mad mix of hip-hop, electro, deep soul and retro rock. The old- to new-skool cuts, along with the affordable drinks and no cover charge, draw a young crowd of locals and Hollywood types.
Basement Party. I love Carbon, just discovered this little hidden secret last weekend with some friends. It was the perfect place to get together with friends and have a casual night out. The DJ's spin really great old-school hip hop and R&B, place is a bit small but it has the feeling of being at a highschool houseparty.
The New West L.A. Hot Spot for Locals!. Carbon was the spot! I normally drive by and keep driving since I wasn't sure what to expect. My boyfriend came down from the bay and had a few drinks for dinner and still were up for a few drinks. Since I live blocks from Carbon, I decided to just stop by. We had a GREAT time! Sunday seem to be a slower night but with the people that had been there.. we all took shots together and laughing/joking as if we've all known eachother for years. That is the kind of place we need more of! How's the song from Cheers go again?? :) Keep it up Carbon, I'll be seeing you often!!
Friday Night Soul. What can i say about this low-pro spot? Great music, cool people, strong drinks, nice atmosphere, no attitude. Been there a few times for birthday parties on Fridays and we had a blast. It's good to see DJ's that don't play all house or all hip-hop, which seems to be the norm in LA. On friday's, the DJ's play a good mix of soul, funk, reggae, and latin music and they get the dancefloor jumpin'. Lotsa pretty girls too and a good mix of people make this a much needed place in this pretentious town. Cool vibe, nice strong drinks and good service. No cover, free parking and a good central location make this the new spot.
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