Nice location & decor. Not the greatest crowd, bartenders or music. Went on a Friday night for a friend's bday. We were on the VIP list. Didn't have to wait very long and the people in the front were very cool. Seemed like mostly an Asian crowd that night. VIP area was kind of cool. Bartenders there were drunk and don't serve very well and drinks were 12 bucks. The DJ's also didn't do very well except for 1. Didn't start getting crowded until like 12 p.m. Then around 12:30 some ugly go go dancers and some young lady rap group came up and ruinedthe whole night. It was cool cause my buddy's were there, but I would never come on a Friday again. Parking is $20 so yeah park at Hollywood and Highland structure if you can. The security guys were all very cool and not just a bunch of meatheads.
Over Rated Club!!!!. We went here for a friends birthday party and there were about 50 of us. We were on the "VIP" list which means you wait in line for 20 minutes anyway. I was expecting after all this waiting it would be worth it and it sure wasn't. They had two bartenders working on a Saturday night. I've been to dive bars that have more bartenders. Good luck trying to get a drink. Once we got our drinks which were watered down we headed over to the vip area which was lame. You pay 250.00 to be there and let me save you the money. Don't do it. Just stay down on the dance floor. This club is way over rated. The management was horrible. There were fights and no one broke them up. All I have to say is go somewhere else.
The Montmartre has a great location and a trendy atmosphere. The Club has no formal box office or working phone number, other than a recorded message.
I drove 1 1/2 hours to see a favorite band there and was assured by the manager, Ian, that they would play for the better part of an hour. I bought my tickets and, after a 6 song set, the band was done.
I couldn't believe it. I complained to Ian but he offered no apology, explanation or refund. He tried to fend off any responsibility, laying blame on the band. I doubt this group came all the way from Texas just to play 6 songs and disappoint their fans.
I've worked in clubs and this just goes to prove an old adage of mine. When you are unqualified for just about every other job and can't even hold a paper route, there is still one position you can get. Nightclub manager.
My recommendation for this part of town is to use the $2.00 parking (with validation) at the shopping center on Highland and go to either the Lucky Strike Bowl or The Powerhouse bar. Or both.
For all the punk b*tches that wrote negative reviews of this place, let me teach you how to have a great night in Hollywood at the Montmarte:
1) How to find this place: if you are standing outside Lucky Strike bowling on Highland Ave., walk straight ahead down that little alley you see right in front of you and and you can't miss the Montmarte.
2) How to get into this place: ANY club, and I do mean ANY club in Hollywood is going to have bouncers who play god. It's a fact of life in L.A., so deal with it. If you can't deal with it, go to some crappy club where they give you no hassle because no one wants to go there. Get there by 10, and avoid the rush and the line. Get a couple drinks in you and by 10:30 you will never notice that you got there first.
3) How to get great service: again ANY club in Hollywood is going to serve you watered down drinks unless you know how to treat bartenders. First off, have you ever heard of smiling??? These guys are only human and they are slinging drinks as fast as they can. Smiling and asking them their name and--god forbid cheapskates plug your ears now--promising them that you will take care of them if they take care of you, will actually get you GREAT service! OH MY GOD these guys work for tips?!?!?!? What a**HOLES! How dare they try and make a living! Yes, it's true, you too, can get great service IF you don't be like 99.9% of the other lame f*ckfaces who bark their drink orders and give lousy tips. And if you want stiff drinks, order your cocktails with JUST A SPLASH of tonic/juice/water etc; it tricks the bartender into pouring heavy. And yes, they do have a $30 minimum for credit cards and yes they add in a 20% tip....big whoop! Don't you tip at least 20% anyway?!
4) Learn to dance. That's right they actually have lessons, so take some. Then you can get f*cked rather than complaining about your night. That's right, do the above 1,2,3,4 and have a GREAT night at the Montmarte and after ;-).
Crappy from Beginning to END!. I celebrated my birthday at this club and i was really disappointed. First, My Friends and I where on the VIP Guestlist and where told that the list doesn't close and to get there at 10, 1030 at the latest to avoid the line, we get there, and they tell us the Guestlist closed at 10. I even talked to the promoter who put us on the list and was telling us to just walk in and another promoter was giving us grief. The bouncers where also rude and forcing us out of the line while all the drama between the promoters was going on...promoters who work with each other no less. We get in and try to buy drinks, and I didn't have a problem with the 30 dollar minimum charge on my card when i tried to pay, but i was outraged that they already added in a 20% tip onto my card and didn't even include that in the minimum, then the bartender expected and extra tip on top of that. Ridiculous! What also got me where the drinks where watered down and not what i ordered. I tried to go back and tell the barteneder but he started to ignore me. So we tried to go to our reserved table that we where led to by the female promoter that was there, and she had given up our table to these other people who didn't reserve it and didn't buy any bottles, and this was after my friends shelled out 400 for the table and bottle service. So my 15+ guests who had to not only pay for this table and admission and all that where forced to congregate around this tiny little table in the corner, not even vip that everyone was sitting at, and didn't even get out bottle, but they charged my friends card anyway, and when they tried to talk to someone in charge they where told not so politely to "f*ck-off" i plan on never going back, and i'm letting all you out there know it's not worth it, it was crowded the music was just okay but the dj kept babbling about something rather than playing music, and the workers where a*sholes! spend ur money elsewhere, i guarantee you'll have more fun anywhere else!
Not So Good On Saturdays. This place has all the hype of Hollywood. It's right on Hollywood and Highland where everyone wants to be. However, the line is just so silly. I got in because I got in, and before all the others waiting in line. The place is small, the scenery is okay, and the people that were there dressed in whatever. The worst thing about this place is that all the smokers are right at the entrance/exit and it is soooooo bad!!!!
NOT SO MUCH!!!. This "Off the Map" place was host to a going away party. The so called guest list was a hassel all in its own. we had 17 people on the guest list at the start of the night. Yes, most of them where men, due the fact that we are military there arent very many women we work with. Anyway, the place gave off an exclusive feel once you finally got in, after paying a cover and cutting half an hour into the open bar (VODKA DRINKS ONLY!) The DJ was....horrible! The drinks where wattered down and are very overpriced. But, there was a celebrity there...none other than MONTELL JORDAN who was nice enough to get on stage and perform a few of his songs. By the way, MONTELL if your reading this, sorry for pushing you. But, overall, if it wasnt for my friends going away party...it wouldve been a waste of time to even consider going to this place...parking, if you do park, I suggest you do so at the Hotel across the street. there is not security that works the parking lot near the alley. Did I mention that the front entrance is an alley? Secluded, yes, but, as a club owner, I wouldnt be proud of the H O O K E R S working the alley where "THE STARS" enter....
It may be great the rest of the year but NOT for New Years..
I just got back from partying here New Years Eve.
I must say I was not impressed.
I'm sure this club during the normal clubbin season is a great place. But for New Years, The Supper Clubbin Day of the Year, a club has to bring it's "A" game. And the Day After failed :-( .
For starters, they sold an all-you-can-eat buffet with their party package. After we stood in line for 2 hours with 400 other people they told everyone they ran out of food. The DJ suggested we checkout burger king across the street.
Trying to dance my hunger away, 20 minutes later, they cut the music and proceeded to have a cabaret show.....they should have just left the music on. :-(
People come to clubs to ....DANCE. Not watch a bunch of girls singing and dancing to country music. Yes I said country music. I have no clue why they thought that was a good idea.
All in all if the Day After club stuck to what they do best. Clubbing. They would not have failed at everything else.
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Nice ambiance. I did not enjoy this place as much as I thought I was going to. The ambiance of the club is very nice however I was not impressed with the DJ they played what seemed to be a mix of house and Techno. Mind you it was supposed to be R&B night. Also they had a band come out that was not very good. I can't say it was a bad club I just did not enjoy myself that night. I will try another night to see if it is better.
Good music, great crowd, large venue. Try to get on a list for this club or get in line early, because it gets crowded! Once you get in, it's spacious, great music and a nice mixed crowd. My only criticism is to look at your bill carefuully because they automatically charge gratuity on your drinks.
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