Jumbo's Clown Room Comments


5153 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90027

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livinlikelarry  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 14 October, 2016

10 comments posted

I love this place the strippers are really hot. I really like big fat women and skanks and they have both here. I love the booze and the music really gets me going and the lap dances are so good and cheap I would go home to my cat but I have to stay here longer because I really love this place. If you want to have a great time and get your mind off of what a loser you are this is the best place to come I have been unemployed for such a long time that I have to smoke pot and go to strip clubs. I will review my favorite pot place next but I have to say again the I really love this place. Come here and be nice to the strippers at least they have jobs!!!!!! Bye

dannyboy7  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 4 October, 2016
Joined 2 years ago
52 comments posted

This place is disgusting; the bartenders and bouncers are homophobic. I went to this bar as a novelty with a few friends and ended up getting called a "faggot" by the bartender and bouncer. I was very hurt that people can still be this ignorant.

justinlk  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 29 September, 2016
Joined 2 years ago
27 comments posted

Brought the wife here as a surprise..she thoroughly enjoyed this place..its small and quaint..drinks were good service was good..the girls were all beautiful..very tasteful place..would definitely come back..some of these girls skills!!! Wow!!

Johnson12  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 26 September, 2016
Joined 3 years ago
92 comments posted

This was the worst experience at a public place in my life. If there was a negative number I would use it to rate it. This was my first time at a strip club without nudity. I'm an open minded person.The door man even asked and explained the min charges using a card and where the ATM was. It was my cousins bday and she choose to have a group of 6 here. We arrived around 11 PM and I'm pregnant so I had to pee first thing after a car ride. While I waited for them to get their id's checked out side I sat by what I thought was an empty seat/booth. A dancer walked up with a mean look a rudly asked if I wanted a lap dance. I politely said no sorry. She said the seat is for lap dances only so get the fuck out. I said I'd never been here so I didn't know. She then said well NOW YOU KNOW and pushed me away. I was so mad I walked outside and said we are not staying- they don't deserve out business. Jeremy was standing next to us and said he was a manager and overheard. He said sorry, can you tell me what happened and,i pointed out the lady. He said it wasn't the first time she has done something like that (maybe tiger)? He offered service of getting in if there was a line in a weekend. Because he was nice we decided to stay. We proceded, the place was packed and the only where to stand was near the door by the bar. Everyone was ordering drinks but it takes time in a crowded room and we were deciding what my bf was in the mood for. We only saw 1 lady dance and it might have been about 5 minutes and the bartender (older women) pointed at us two. A dancer (i think her name was closer to sophia maybe didn't catch it). Asked if I was drinking and I said no. She said I had to drink or I had to leave. Long story short I said I had a rude experience and I was waiting for my cousin to finish a drink so we could go to another bar and we had already talked to Jeremy to let him know what happened so please leave me alone. They got security and told me I was taking up space so they made me wait outside. She also grasped my arm tight, and I told her not to touch me. I told Jeremy again what happened. Also asked to contact the owner. The door man said that I was in the wrong place if i didn't drink.I told him I wish someone would have just told me how it worked there instead of a attitude. I could have ordered a soda but the 4 others already had drinks and planned on drinking a lot. I was going to buy them shots. Plus I had cash to tip dancers but they never even gave us a chance to go to the stage because the harrassed us from the first moments we got there. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED with them not only in customer service but as normal human beings. We know an accantiance who is a professional nude exotic dancer and have hung out with her friends. Totally normal people. I am a very nice person and just didn't have a clue how that place worked. I will 100% make sure to spread the word to everyone that there are plenty of bigger and better clubs in LA than this and to avoid the people. The staff was so disrespectful, and I have 5 witnesses that were there to see it. I am not an antagonist and I am not violent. I was just trying to have fun with my friends. I'm writing this truthfully from the bottom of my heart, hoping some kind of good kharma may come out of this. People should be held accountable. I don't expect to be given a 5 star star hand and foot service, I just wanted to be treated as a normal human being. Really uncalled for.

timmykilla  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 31 August, 2016
Joined 3 years ago
67 comments posted

Bouncer is a super douche. My party of 15 people were waiting in line for 45 minutes. And when I went up to him to ask him if just I could pee and come back, he said no. Like how the fuck is that ok??? I got upset cause I don't think thats right. He kicked us all out of the line and said we didn't need to be there. Bouncer was an Emotional douche bag. I hurt his feelings? Like you try not peeing all night. And I'm pretty sure you could have used my party. That place was hurting.

navid  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 7 July, 2016
Joined 2 years ago
19 comments posted

I went to Jumbo's yet again! Yes I do love that place. I never know what to expect. It's like going on safari! I go every so often. One night this one woman was fantastic but broke the ceiling. It was amazing!!! This last time I went it was like performance art. Each girl had their own performance, but it wasn't your usual I'm sexy look at me. This was some extremely creative stuff. There was some masking tape involved in one performance. Another girl was angry and used Saran Wrap, she was my favorite. That was a statement piece!! All the while keeping it sexy, go figure. I love Jumbo's, I'm actually going back soon. I will give another report!! Happy days. I'm not a pervert! I enjoy oddities Jumbo's is am oddity!!

Danica N.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 1 July, 2016
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The girls are great, but I literally got charged $5 for a Shirley Temple here. That's bullshit

Russell S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 4 May, 2016
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Fair note: we went on a Wednesday afternoon, didn't expect the best of the best, but still a bit disappointed. Before we went, we checked out their website. It states clearly there is no cover, and that the dancers aren't "cookie cutter" but alternative tattooed and pierced. "That's right up my alley!" I thought. I'm used to the strip clubs in Portland, and that's hard to find, so I was STOKED to see a little dash of this in awkward L.A./Hollywood area. This was awkward: So while there isn't a cover, they charge $7 for parking in a strip-mall kind of parking lot with plenty of other tenants. And while it's entirely possible that I'm blind, there isn't a sign posted stating the price of parking, we didn't know until the guy at the door told us it's $7 for parking. That's right, not a parking attendant, not a pay-box, but the bouncer at the door took our $7 for parking. Street parking around there is free or cheap, I could have left but I was already there (and totally ready to see some sexy rocker chicks "strip", so what the heck, have my $7. While their spirits might be stiff, we had beer, and it was expensive, somewhat appropriate for the area, but not appropriate for a dive bar type atmosphere. Beyond that, there is the pressure to tip $1-$2 per song, which is definitely an understandable amount at a normal strip club, but only when you're actually sitting at the dance floor, but there is no nudity. I'm sorry, but with a [sort of] cover & expensive drinks, I would hope they paid their dancers more and considered it more of an entertainment in the background. Last but not least, none of the dancers were alternative, they were all cookie cutter strippers. They WERE beautiful, don't get me wrong, but they were all typical looking dancers. Ultimately - you should absolutely check it out, I would hope most people have a better opinion that I do. But park on the street, and don't expect sexy tattooed rocker chicks.

Jim H.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 1 May, 2016
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Goofy fun. A Hollywood institution by now. Not a strip club more a burlesque show. No nudity kinda the PG version. Hip crowd as many women as men. Sounds sucky ? Nope. I think the bad reviews were looking for something else. This is a parody people. Chill, enjoy

moneyman2  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 28 April, 2016
Joined 2 years ago
28 comments posted

Bouncer was a douchebag hitting on a girl for 10 minutes instead of doing his job. Kept 4 customers outside waiting while he hit on a girl rather than let them in to tip the workers. Outstanding establishment otherwise! Fantastic dancers and well worth the visit!

DexterRexter  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 12 April, 2016
Joined 3 years ago
48 comments posted

Jumbo's is a fun dive bar with unconventional dancers; the poor man's Cirque du Soleil. We bring friends from out of town for a proper Hollywood night out. Nudity on stage here is mostly accidental - its more like burlesque. The kind of place a fellow can bring his girlfriend (preferably with a group, might be weird just to bring her there on a date unless she's super into it). The music is much better than your standard strip club fare and the girls don't seem to have bruises or cigarette burns, nor do they appear to have arrived at this profession due to psychological damage. There is also a noticeable and pleasant lack of one of the standard strip club installations - that one creepy guy sitting right up front absorbed in some unspoken dialogue with the dancer (at least in his mind) like she's there just for him. Jumbo's is much less intense. It can get crowded and parking is difficult, but it is worth experiencing.

Nic V.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 11 April, 2016
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Went here last night for my first time. I'm gonna give this place 2 stars because I did have a fun night here! However!!!! I experienced a nasty attitude with one of the dancers in the ladies' bathroom. She was a super c u n t. I hope you're reading this: lose your attitude!!! You can't work in an establishment and be nasty to customers. Another thing that was off was the music... Why are strippers dancing to music by A Perfect Circle and Portishead? The crowd isn't gong be into this! My next issue for taking off stars is that not just one, but a few of the dancers got pissed off that they didn't get more money. It's one thing to vent your frustrations backstage to your fellow performers, but don't be unprofessional on stage and huff and puff, "It's a Friday night, you people are being cheap, this is ridiculous," etc at your customers while you're still on stage collecting your singles on your hands and knees. Be grateful. You're a stripper. Get over it if people in the crowd don't like your song, your dance, or you.

Alessio D.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 27 March, 2016
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Went last night fun bar great price for drinks ! Best thing about it was the show! It was amazing my favorite was Charlie her never ending legs where flying through the bar like a flag on the wind! Amazing I'll be definitely go back to see her

Peijean T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 1 March, 2016
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[NOTE: This is a continuation of my first review. Please check out my 2/15/16 review to get my full narrative on Jumbo's!]Other dance numbers included a woman dressed up in a lit-up Iron Man costume dancing to the Black Sabbath song. There was also a Ghostbusters number, where a woman came out in a Stay Puff marshmallow outfit and another as a fluorescent green ghost. There was also a group number where a woman was dressed as the Pope along with a few nuns and school girls on stage. By far, our favorite was when a lady came out just eating a slice of pizza, and then more ladies came out gradually and finally the last one with a big pizza box until the whole stage was just women dancing and eating pizza slices.After watching about a dozen dances (we even scored seats at the bar!), my friend and I had our three favorites, including that first tiny woman we saw who clearly had once been in the circus. I ran into another favorite dancer in the bathroom and despite being fuzzy on $8 well drinks (so well priced here! lots of ice, but heavy on the pour) I had to tell her how talented they were and what a great show they were putting on. I was determined to ask for their stage names. I look forward to seeing Ophelia and Misty again!I originally figured we would stay for 30 minutes, just to get a flavor of Jumbo's, but once inside there was no way we were cutting out early. I talked to a bunch of people around us, and all of them were there for their first time as well. Mostly people in their 20s and 30s, maybe some 40s. "How did you hear about this place?" I kept asking. "A friend of a friend told me," they would say. "I saw it on Anthony Bourdain!" I returned. A young guy walked by and excused himself after he bumped me. "Did you just get here?" I yelled. "No, that's the funny thing!" he replied.I've never been to a stripper or topless club and have no desire to go to one. I've been to burlesque shows where the women strip down to very little and even that's too much for me. I absolutely enjoyed Jumbo's and can't wait to return with different friends who would be open minded enough for this truly unique LA experience.

Nick O.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 26 February, 2016
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I went here during my last night in LA. I must say- these girls are beyond amazing. Their skill and body strength is unbelievable. I sat right up front and gave as much money to these beautiful goddesses as I could. My boyfriend got me a lap dance from Roxy, she was a peach.

Alicia S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 18 January, 2016
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Just wow. Wow. Seriously, wow. These women defy the laws of physics. I don't really understand what I saw here tonight, but I want to see it again.

Dani T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 11 January, 2016
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Do question if you have to pay a door "cover". I have never had to pay a cover at the door there. Been coming to jumbos for many years and this last ( Saturday Jan 2, 2016 ) this white guy tells me it's $20 bucks to get in .... Found out later some people paid ... Some didn't ... Basically It feels like I got robbed by their staff door person... Did I!?I had friends from out of town and I have always told them that they should come to Jumbo's .. Telling them what a great place it is ... we all ended up having a real bad experience . Thank god for the dancers that no matter how stupid people are they still put out a good show... Pretty sure they didn't see any part of that " cover " money either. When you pay a cover you usually expect that maybe they got more staff to keep up with the crowd or give u a free well drink ... Or something ... but instead it was really sad how two out of the 3 bartenders were completed waisted .... Chatting away to each other while people were eager to buy drinks ... Oh yeah they saw us all holding that cash to get a drink but instead they looked at you like you are interrupting their good time ...Only this one brunette girl behind the bar was helpful.Unfortunately this experience was so bad and embarrassing to my friends that i will never want to go back nor recommend this place to anyone else:( it truly sucked !!!!

williamr  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 8 December, 2015
Joined 2 years ago
37 comments posted

this is NOT a strip club. just an FYI. also, my girlfriend and i got kicked out for making out even though i had $100 sitting on the table that i was using to tip. LAME. not going back.

Katie T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 24 October, 2015
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My favorite dive bar in LA. This place is really small but a lot of fun. You can valet park and sometimes they make you buy merchandise to get in. I truly enjoy the art of pole dancing. The beautiful and talented dancers are the reason I love this place. They definitely have skills and don't just walk around the pole. Every dance piece is different with a theme. It's fun to see what they come up with. The bar-goers seem like chill people who just want to have a good times. There are girls and it's not nudity so I highly recommend to bring the ladies.

David C.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 12 September, 2015
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Divey, but not seedy, and super entertaining! It's definitely something to experience if you're in LA. The night I went was a diverse crowd, from a bachelor/bachelorette party to regulars to tourists and of course, a few creepers/perverts. All in all though it was a fun and friendly environment, something I would not expect when watching scantily clad women pole dance.I left the place being really impressed with the girls and how athletic they have to be to do some of the moves they do. They all really do put on a good show. And as with any dive bar, drinks are really affordable with beers ranging from $4-6. The only complaint I'd have about this place is the small size. We were waiting in line for almost 45 minutes on a Saturday night while waiting for people to leave, but any larger and it'd take away from the charm and intimacy of the place.

Mistercap12  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 7 September, 2015
Joined 3 years ago
59 comments posted

Burlesque has maybe made some of these bikini bars hipster destinations, and I'm guessing that's what happened here, because no one was there for the show. The only people at the tipping rail on a Saturday night were a gay man and his unconscious friend. We joined them for two rounds of drinks and threw handfuls of dollar bills at the ladies. "Ladies" is pushing it. They were picking each other's noses and eating boogers to Car Wash when we came in. I was like, "Aren't the clowns supposed to wear red noses and funny wigs?" Some of the pole work was ok, though the ceiling is low. It kind of reminded me of the Cheetah in Las Vegas or a few spots in NY like The Pussycat Lounge or Billy's Topless before they closed. I've seen some talented dancers in those clubs, but the girls at Jumbo's are all tatted up and bruised, and I don't get this stomping their platform heels for tips thing they do. I thought they were maybe hurt, because it sounds like a hooker getting thrown out of a moving car, and then I realized it's what they do. They also fart in your drink and flip you off onstage. Former dancer Courtney Love left her mark.

Cody C.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 30 August, 2015
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Door man was rude when there was no one in there...I work in nightlife, I get it's tough...but when someone is rude to me and my friends for no reason ...naw we'll take our biz elsewhere. Otherwise, overall usually I enjoy this place. The performers are great to watch!!! My roommate and I come here a decent amount and always spend a decent chunk of change and brings in new biz constantly. I really hate to give this place a bad review because other than the door man and an occasionally bitchy bartender I really love this place. Oh well. Cheers. We'll go to a different strip club. :)

Don B.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 14 August, 2015
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Coming from the strip club capitol of America (Portland) I really had no idea what to expect in Jumbo's. You see, any time someone tries to take me to a racy bar in any other city, including Vegas, my usual reply is "don't bother, it won't be as good as Portland" and when I'm forced to go, I'm right 100% of the time. Don't believe me? Come visit. You'll see why. However obviously from the stars atop this review, that percentage just dropped. Jumbo's is anything but a sad attempt at a seedy strip club. It's quite the opposite, and I'm downright impressed. Jumbo's is incredible. First off, the place is small and intimate, which makes for an exciting, communal vibe. The decor is a mix of dive bar, circus showtime, and clown nightmare. The stage is the focus - you can't escape it. And the ladies? They're not there to just strip down and act sexy. They put on a damn fine show. It's not typical throwback burlesque, but I guess you call this burlesque. No actual nudity, but close enough. Themed performances with costumes and music to match. Incredible pole skills (core strength!) and dance moves. Pure performance, with a little bit of skin. Okay, a lot of skin, but still in the realm of PG-13. The style. The swagger. The rock-n-roll vibe. The classic feel. This place has it all. Instead of skeezy dudes putting dollars in front of them and hoping for a semi-lap-dance over the rail, groups of guys, gays, girls and everyone in between was cheering and making it rain. It wasn't about the 1:1 interaction, but instead seemed to mostly be about hooting, hollering, throwing cash, and a show. It may not be like that on all nights, but the Saturday of my visit it was pretty much perfect. I don't do the strip club/burlesque thing as much as I used to, but this would definitely be a fun place to go with bros, with the wife, or even groups of friends. Beware the line... your best bet is to get there before it starts. And save $20 for a hat. The hats are true keepsakes. Color me impressed. Jumbo's, I'm a fan.*Credit to this experience goes to my local LA buddy Dan, former PDX resident, and knower-better of all things strip club related. I knew I could trust him to do right by us in taking us here.

Kiyo O.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 3 August, 2015
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hipster central now. it's more of a trendy burlesque show now rather than a dive bar. dances are short so you're tipping every few minutes

Joe P.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 25 July, 2015
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Awesome time at jumbos. Had friends in town and wanted to give them the full Hollywood experience. When it comes to having delicious beers and watching babes you really don't get any better. One dancer, Charlie, was the absolute best. Never walked away happier after dropping 200 bucks!

Heather S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 13 July, 2015
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Waited in line for over 45 minutes. The line did not move at all except for people in front of us leaving. The guy at the door kept telling us 10 minutes whenever we asked. A group of people came up the door and got right in, so after waiting an hour and seeing that, we left.

Brooke B.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 12 June, 2015
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So I had to check it out from all the hyped reviews, but I found a small one pole strip club without topless or nude dancers. It is more entertaining than the average bar however I was disappointed in their pole and the dancers. The pole is short only about 6 feet. I was expecting the best dancers twerking on the ceiling with reviews like these. There is also not the best selection of beer on tap available but it works. Parking is $5 apparently.

Debra O.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 20 April, 2015
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I was a little hesitant about going but after all the hype I decided to give it a go. I went in really early (8pm) and there was no line. It was also very empty inside. We stayed for a couple of hours. Definitely got better as the night progressed. I read reviews about the drinks being strong. I didn't find that to be the case. Which was disappointing. The bartenders were a bit unpleasant. There's a 20 minimum which I have no problem with, yet when I went to get my second drink they told me I had already had two many?! They ended up charging me about $10 total. Which was also fine with me. But was just a weird. Why have a drink minimum? Eh I'm not a drinker anyways so I was ok, just kind of off - putting. But the girls were FANTASTIC!! Holy Molly what talent. A big shout out to Fox she had the crowd going!! I hate that they have to get their own tips. Definitely would go back and I would recommend it to all!

yanard12  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 19 April, 2015
Joined 3 years ago
89 comments posted

It's a dive bar where the bartenders are generous and the dancers are highly entertaining. Having just visited a depressing strip club the hour before, I may have been biased. But W and I agreed that the mood inside far eclipsed anything we had collectively seen in any adult entertainment venue. With AC/DC blasting from the walls, dim lighting, cracked mirrors on the wall and ceiling, and that one awesome dude in the leather jacket whoo-ing his head off in the front row, we didn't miss nudity one bit. W happily noted the high ratio of ladies to gents in the audience, and commented on the smiles all around. Get there before 10pm or be prepared to wait outside. Or buy a t-shirt for $20 to skip to the front of the line. Inside, it gets crowded real fast. The ladies perform individually to rock-heavy music, and occasionally all the ladies get on stage together for a song in a variety of lingerie/clothing. Everyone is welcoming and well-mannered, and the dancers mingle around the crowd between their sets. W's hypothesis is that these ladies do flirty fitness in their free time, and perform here with their friends/so's in the audience. To which I say, rock on.As our taxi driver commented, "Jumbo's? It's a real classy place."

Grace S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 19 April, 2015
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LOVE THIS PLACE. The way I would I describe it is a dive bar that also happens to have extremely talented girls dancing. Seriously, the girls are like professional dancers gone dirty. The crowd is super diverse. You're guaranteed to have a great time. Good thing I don't live anywhere near here otherwise I'd be spending all money at Jumbo's!

Alyssa G.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 27 February, 2015
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Visiting Jumbos was unexpectedly the most fun I've had in a bar involving poles and women dancing on them. Bravo ladies!

Armen V.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 19 February, 2015
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Waited in line for a hour only to walk out 5 minutes later. I mean seriously? Perhaps my friend and I would've stayed another 15 minutes if it wasn't for the super packed bar. Dudes shoulder to shoulder struggling to throw dollar bills at ever so deserving hot dancers. Clearly this is popular spot, why not expand the place, make it a bit bigger and alleviate not just the ridiculous lines but the inside as well. 3 stars for the sexy professor dancers.

Diane T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 18 February, 2015
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What an experience!Jumbo's was awesome! The dancers are amazing, so talented, strong, creative, and beautiful.The energy of the crowd is super positive and although the dancers do utilize a pole for their routine, and things can get a bit heated, he atmosphere is not disrespectful and dirty (that some other establishment might evoke).Drinks are reasonably priced, but really, come here for the show. You will seriously feel motivated to take up the art of pole dancing after seeing how graceful and strong these ladies are.Some advice: COME EARLY!! like 9 pm early. The space is small, so they reach capacity early. If you're not in the mood to wait 1+ hour, make sure you get your butt there early in the night.Also, bring 1$ bills to tip/encourage the girls working their booties off on stage (it's kind of a requirement to tip)

Melissa M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 17 February, 2015
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Seriously, I wouldn't even drive through the parking lot if I were you. Save your money. Parking in lot is $5 (went on a Wednesday night) not sure about weekends. As soon as we walk in 1 of the dancers literally PUSHES my friend and I out of her way and says: "Get out of my way" and rushes to the stage. Not a great introduction to an already grimy place. Friends get drinks (very small) and then the senior citizen waitress/hostess rudely pushes past us as well (2 drink minimum per person). All I could stomach was 3 dancers who obviously were in the same AARP club as the hostess, so we ran out of there as quickly as possible. On the weekends there is generally a line. You can pay $30 for a hat or a t-shirt to cut the line, but DON'T DO IT! Genuinely I wouldn't even give this place 1 star, but you can't give zero, so hence the 1. The End.

Karissa Q.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 8 February, 2015
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I came here a couple weeks ago from out of town. This was my first experience in a place with dancers. I liked that the girls picked their own songs to dance to. The bouncer that night was really nice and let me go to the bathroom while I was waiting with some people in line for days. Very fun experience. I'll definitely go back during my next visit to LA.

Erin D.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 13 January, 2015
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It was a slow night. One of the girls came out and started yelling at everyone for not tipping enough. Then one of the other girls said "Their dole checks probably havent cleared yet". I understand they were frustrated but it was so awkward. Maybe the security guard should have said something to the people who werent tipping. Its a shame because before then it would have been a 5 star experience.

Evan G.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 5 January, 2015
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Only the diviest and most underrated bar in all of LA.You've heard the name. You've probably heard that Courtney Love stripped here in her previous life. Maybe you've even heard of the cheap, stiff drinks they serve.But have you visited yet? If you haven't, you ARE MISSING OUT. As a gay man, one would definitely not think that I would be interested in coming to a strip club; however, I never turn down a good dive bar. The bar is located in Thai Town, in a strip mall. I remember the first time I came here wondering if I was in the right place, as I have never been to a strip club that's in the middle of a strip mall. I went on a Thursday night early, so I didn't have to wait in line; however, plan for a line if you go late on Friday or Saturday as it is a very popular spot. Once you enter the bar, you're immediately immersed in a small room filled with surprisingly beautiful women and extremely kind bartenders who pour very heavy. Make sure to bring your cash as the bar is cash only (plus you need to be considerate and tip the girls!).This strip club is different than most clubs in that the girls stay clothed in a bra and panty. Also, the girls KNOW HOW TO DANCE! They do the best pole tricks of any strip club I have ever been to. They choose the best songs ranging from Marilyn Manson to the Rolling Stones. If you're worried about objectification at strip club, I certainly don't feel like Jumbo's is the place for that. The girls are classy, and it's simply about enjoying their pole work in a super divey environment. Jumbo's is the best place in LA in my opinion!

Alejandro S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 18 December, 2014
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They honked their nose and I felt molested. I then started crying and they didn't cheer me up. I would've thought they might cheer me up but they just stole my money.

Justayelp J.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 17 December, 2014
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Hilarious... all i can say is this bar is hilarious. The girls are half cute half aggressively awkward.

billtheguy12  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 10 December, 2014
Joined 3 years ago
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Small joint in Thai Town. My friend brought me here for my bday. It was a different experience. Good for the women who are too shy to go to a regular topless or full nude strip club lol. They have pretty and talented dancers.The inside is pretty small, but they have a full bar which is coolParking is valet only or street parking. Be careful! They are strict about parking in that area so be sure to read signs and do not park in the lot next door or else they will tow! (this is what the security told us).No cover charge, but tipping the dancers are strongly encouraged.It was pretty packed on a Tuesday night. Mixed crowd and cool spot over all!

Joyce L.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 20 November, 2014
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Let's just get it out there - Jumbo's is not a strip club/ titty bar/ adult entertainment establishment. It is a delightful blend of burlesque/ pole performances in a dive bar setting. The dancers REALLY know what they're doing... for starters, I will never in my life get into a rainbow marchenko (look up what that is and it'll make you scream), let alone in 7in heels.The drinks are not too pricy and the staff has that stern-bored vibe, which isn't such a bad thing since the last time I was there, there were men scrunching up dollar bills and pegging them at the dancers' hoochies. Someone has to keep these rednecks honest.I always have a great time when I come here - it's not for everyone, but if you're cool with burlesque/ pole/ slightly alternative culture - it'll be right up your ally.

curtis17  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 17 November, 2014
Joined 5 years ago
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Tons of fun; went there for a friends bday party. One suggestion: they found a way to clean the pole in a 'sexy' way but the way the girls were forced to collect money after a dance seemed a bit demeaning: crawling on all fours without music in harsh light. I felt bad for them. Is there a 'sexy Swiffer' or 'hot broom' to at least give them a bit of dignity while collecting their hard earned dollars? Just a thought. Otherwise - hot AND great abductor work.

Leah M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 6 November, 2014
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You are always guaranteed a great night out at Jumbo's! A little further East of the stars you will find some of the most beautiful, talented and crazy enthusiastic burlesque/showgirls in California. Let's be real here, this place is NOT a strip club but rather a 'burlesque' bar which also happens to be very female friendly. Awesome feel to the club and the atmosphere is buzzing! No cover but there is a (not very strictly enforced) two drink minimum. Bring $$ to tip the girls, you will not regret it! Their individual shows are worth every cent :)

Candice R.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 21 October, 2014
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While I've heard good things, I was not afforded the chance to experience them...why? Because a group of friends and I show up Saturday night around 10pm, pay for parking only to stand in a long line that we were told would have a wait of 30 minutes!! We stood there a while and were approached with the offer of skipping the line if we paid a total of $180. WHA?!?! I thought there was no cover. And its clearly not overcrowded if we can be let in once you take our money! Sooooo we left. Disappointed.

April F.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 15 October, 2014
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Small and intimate! The girls are amazing dancers and they make the shows fun and artistic! I went with a group last night and we all had a great time! Lastly, bartenders are pretty fast!! Drinks are reasonably priced and if you're broke they have PBR cans! :) Lastly, no pics! And tip the girls!

Tony S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 7 October, 2014
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For a "bikini bar" this is the best in Hollywoodno cover, decent drink prices, good looking girls

Jay D.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 2 October, 2014
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It's 130am. My boys and I have hit the streets for entertainment since we only arrived a bit earlier. But it's close to 2am, and we know that things close down for the night. Not all of Hollywood and Los Angeles is a 24-hr city despite it being known as a world city, a city known worldwide. But on this little block, in this little part of the world, that my friends have encountered, we were satisfied.We walked in with certain expectations and we were totally wrong. No cover. Clown references. Full bar.Hipsters. An equal ratio of males and females.A packed house at 130a on a Thursday night!A vending machine for snacks.Very bright lights, a well-lit room that a single gremlin would despise.A single stage, and its well-recognized iconic pole that a fetching gal entertained for the raucous crowd.Has my list piqued your interest? It's understood that full bar means no full nudity for a strip joint, but with full booze, the burlesque art form is alive and well here and enjoyed by the full crowd of both men and women. These girls have skill and are more than defying gravity with their womanly curves, but better than just twerking and writhing horizontally on the stage floor. Is this sexy enough? Climb that pole woman! Need I say more? Do not forgo a night at this LA icon and historic institution.

Trevor W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 1 October, 2014
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Put this on your bucket list for Hollywood if you want an off center entertaining night out. Don't be misled by the pictures though. It's more of a burlesque show than strip club. Great energy on the inside and a 50/50 split between ladies and gents. It's full bar so the girls stay in bikinis and put on a show: a little cat o'nine tails, a little hot for teacher duet, and a sprinkling of solid retro rock and alternative. To top it all off, the drinks are affordable compared to other LA nightlife. Big thumbs up. Be forewarned, there can be a line, but you can jump right in if you buy a jumbo's hat or t-shirt for $20 which I consider a win!

Kim T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 28 September, 2014
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This place is so much fun! No cover and amazing pole dancing talent! Those girls are so skilled! I've been to a lot of stripclubs, but this place blew my mind! The dancers are all unique. With no actual stripping of clothes, nudity, and lap dances, the atmosphere was easy going and focused on pole tricks.There can be a wait to get in since the venue is small. Order multiple drinks at a time because there is usually a long wait.

Jake M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 22 September, 2014
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Look, the place isn't call L'ermitage, its called Jumbo's Clown Room. My friends and I walked in and there was a girl whipping herself with a Cat O' Nine tails during a routine. To a degree you know what you're getting yourself into.A few pro tips Do: drink hard before you get there. Its just not really a place that lends itself well to sobriety. The best part of this place is the environment - a lot of people say its girl friendly and I agree with that. If you're in the mindset to yell, throw dollars and NOT be an asshole this is a great place for you. If you're looking for something a little more hardcore than take your business somewhere else.Do: Show up before nine thirty. That line will kill youDo: Tip if you're sitting in front. The girls will call you out.Do: Throw dollas if you're lucky enough to see the R2D2 act. It will change your life.

Olin C.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 18 August, 2014
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Free entry, no cover charge. Need to buy 2 (two) drinks minimum. Noone ever know if you don't get 2 drinks, it's just a bar, not a seated table. However, please follow the rules to buy drinks since there's no cover charge anyways.Came here on Saturday night, the dancers were superb and very skillful. They got paid by tips, many of them got mad because of lack of tips (?) Some banging the sign and yelling on the other side of the room, demanding more tips. I noticed mostly girl got like maybe around $30-$40. The asian girl got mad for her low tips, shes pouted a lot. My friend told me that she always got low tips n always got mad. Well, that attitude doesn't help. The one who got tipped the most was the sleek white girl, she just enjoyed dancing by herself and performed aerial. Superb!! She's very elegant compared to other girls. Her dress, performance and attitude surpassed others.Fyi, my friends and I tipped each of them.The above was my observation of the scene of the night.Valet parking $5. Restroom is just 1 for men, 1 for women. Room is small, max 50 peeps. Can't take pictures inside!

Eric M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 18 August, 2014
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Jumbo's Clown Room: Do To Me What You WillJumbo's Clown Room just called "Jumbo's" by loyalists is a divinely dirty and sublimely nasty little sinkhole to abandon your conscience, dial into your liver and call your soul. It's on vacation.Part dive bar, part burlesque dance revue this Hollywood staple has been around since the seventies. And it looks it.It's located in a ghetto fabulous shopping plaza, the entrance a ominous firey red brick wall with a black awning and a faded retro orange sign. A dancer bathes in a champagne glass and at night the sign sparkles from the blinking round dusty bulbs.Jumbo's Clown Room offers everything your little inner piggy desires. Hard booze. Arctic cold beer and heaping amounts lurid sensuality.I mean these women can hypnotize you with their movement. F*cking snake charmers is what they are. Well most of them anyway and the ones that aren't, they make up for it in other ways.Their is no nudity and, no, I don't care. Mostly because the lack of nipple and beaver produces a plus of cool clientele and zero attitude. No college kids, no meatheads and no waxed douches. Just your garden variety nice divey dirtbags looking for a little Tabasco with their tequila. Couples attend as well as hordes of vagina baring weekend warriors.They all come and make it rain on these stilettoed sex assassins with leaf blowers and these entertainers deserve every penny. Their routines are playful, naughty and require serious technique and skill. I mean, shit, some of the things they do boggle my brain. They defy laws of physics and body mechanics. Their outfits are creative and alluring. Their bodies, well, I'm in love with my girlfriend so I'll just say they really, really don't suck.There is an inherent respect for these girls and their talent as trained dancers. Because of that, they freely hang out with the patrons and watch their sisters in crime scissor their way through the pockets of man.There is a rotation of ladies that perform, their names and order of appearance written on a small chalkboard off stage. If you stay long enough and I always do, you'll see the same girls perform different routines.They do NOT serve complicated cocktails at Jumbo's Clown Room so don't even bother asking. If it requires more than two ingredients you are shit out of luck.They do offer lap dances though I've never gotten one nor have I seen many performed though I admit I'm not looking. My eyes are either on stage or on my whiskey glass.I always say to myself that I am going to count how many drinks I have but I never remember and the following day is always forfeited.Always.I go around nine o'clock because by midnight it is at capacity and difficult to enjoy as it is a small venue but three hours is just about as long as I can handle being in a permanent state of horniness not to mention justify bleeding singles.The day after a night of Jumbo's I usually dig on my take out Thai or Chinese and think of those strong long dancer legs and thick tight asses and I thank The Lord of Lords that there is a dive bar that is committed to corrupting my mind, body and spirit in such despicable fashion.Jumbo's Clown Room, you jump start my dark and dirty and you do it with the very best brand of voltage.

Lyz M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 15 August, 2014
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Awesome, by far one of favorite spots in LA.

Weedman420  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 7 August, 2014
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So apparently, getting hit by a car in the valet results in being unruly. This is the worst establishment on the face of the planet. Beware

Tom W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 1 August, 2014
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The dancers here are amazing, they really go all out and make this place awesome!! Whatever they make in tips should be doubled cause they are all awesome performers. The only two things that kept me from giving this five stars, were, the bartender working, and the eminem looking security guard/bar back. I was here for a Monday night for my friends Bday, and the place was packed. As a bartender myself I understand being busy, but acting pissed off and annoyed everytime someone tries to order a drink from you is bad. I saw this happen to me and numerous customers. Thank god the dancers are amazing, cause the bartenders personality literally had people leaving. As for the eminem security/bar back who likes to scream at everyone. Those of us who were tipping didn't like the fact that this guy kept coming around and screaming for people to tip more. I understand you want to talk the girls up and get people to tip more cause their amazing, but I saw people in the front leave, who were tipping well, cause this guy kept screaming behind them to tip more, all the people I was with for my friends Bday, we left 45 minutes before closing to go to some randomn bar down the street, just cause the bartender was just annoyed by anyone ordering a drink, and the eminem security/bar back was just being rude and kinda threatening people, which sucked because we were all having a great time watching the dancers and tipping well. We all work in the restaurant industry and appreciate tipping more than anyone there, and made sure to take care of everyone, but just got fed up with the rudeness of the bartender and bar back/ security. Maybe tonight was an off night for them. I highly recommend this place for the dancers, they are amazing, tip them well, and hopefully if you go, the bartender won't be rude and annoyed, and the bar back will chill and stop screaming at everyone.

Cherry M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 12 May, 2014
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To be fair the girl's pole dancing, for the area, deserves 5 stars. The girls are enthusiastic, and they had me focused on their performance about 90% of the time, even with all their clothes on. I like that they get creative with a few skits. It's like watching a cheap show. With that being said, tip all the hard working ladies. No reason not to. Cheap drinks & No cover. Reason I gave it a 3 was because the wait was 40 min to get in. Venue is small. I was expecting more than bikini bar with all the hype! Especially, since it seemed less burlesque and more bikini.I will come back because I had a great time watching the great dancers and I will bring others. I'll just make sure they know all of the above first!

B L.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 28 April, 2014
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This past weekend was my first time going to Jumbo's. A friend and I have always talked about going and we finally decided to do it. It was refreshing, especially since I go to a lot of strip clubs. I liked seeing the girls actually do POLE DANCING. I also really loved the fact there is no seedy DJ announcing them saying gross things into a microphone. The vibe made it actually feel like a huge show, I loved it. The inside is small, but the decorations and ambiance make up for lack of seating on a busy night.The only downside is the attitude from the bartender. One of the bartenders was very nice but never even paid attention to us and it took forever to get her attention. The other one acted like she DID NOT want to be at work. Um hello??? I get that you might get rude customers or have a bad attitude in general but don't work in customer service then!!! Seriously.Other than that, I'd love to go back.

Clint H.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 21 April, 2014
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This is pretty much the greatest dive bar in the history of dive bars. It's like being in a dive bar in a Rob Zombie movie. Beautiful, awesome women dance while playing really incredible music from the jukebox. No cover, two drink minimum loosely enforced, but tip the girls! They deserve it! Go see what I mean! :D

fritter17  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 9 April, 2014
Joined 6 years ago
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This is the best burlesque experience I've ever had. Strip tease meets dive bar. Nothing pretentious, what you see is what you get. The girls were awesome, friendly. The beers were cold and the atmosphere was chill.

Mimi E.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 21 March, 2014
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let me start off by saying I usually never write reviews but after coming to this place i said to myself i need to. My friend invited me here on a thursday afternoon for some drinks, and i freakin loved this place i really recommend everyone to come here. The bartender was nice and the dancers were AMAZING all of these girls are so pretty and talented. After they all performed each one of them came up to me and greeted me and i even was told that "i looked very pretty ;) " they were very nice, one of the dancers did mention to me that the busiest days were thursdays,fridays and saturdays nights i am def coming back with my girls.

Jason T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 9 March, 2014
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I went here to celebrate my bosses engagement with a large group of people. I was rather surprised on how small this bar is. Even though we all rolled up in a limo and my boss had made prior arrangements for us to get in, they still made us wait 30 minutes. We decided to lie and tell the doorman that we had to use the bathroom, at which point he decided to let us in. Once we got in, I failed to see why this place is so popular. The girls were average at best, and even though they were talented working the pole, most of them looked like men. (With the exception of a few cute ones). One girl, with the long hair that went down to her knees, kept telling the girls sitting in the front that she only reserves those seats for men who are going to tip her. Way to kill the mood. She kind of looked like the female version of Tarzan.The drinks were cheap, hence the 2 stars, but they were really small and the shots were really bad. I mean, it wasn't even like name brand stuff. It was like drinking rubbing alcohol. My boss and his fiancee got a lap dance from one of the girls and when it was done, they both looked utterly disgusted. Apparently, the girls vajayjay smelled like rotting olives. Douche, anyone?After typing this out, I now realize how stupid it is for me to give this place 2 stars, when it clearly deserves 1. If I wanted small beers, cheap liquor and whiny dancers, I would go to a real strip club.

Sarah B.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 2 March, 2014
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Forget the Chinese theater--the Hollywood Sign---Beverly Hills.When you have that "friend" in town from anywhere else--take them here.It's bottom line a good bar and on a rowdy enough weekend night the place has a pretty rad heartbeat.The dancers are all talented.If you are sitting in front-TIP!!!It is the unwritten rule of sitting in front--at least a dollar/per person/per song.Do it or I will walk over and bitch you out for being a cheapskate.Drinks are good. I once had a bartender argue with me--- I claimed she poured me a Jack Daniels when I asked for Jameson's rocks. Yes- I could taste the difference. She poured me another and wasn't happy about it.What ever happened to the old drug dealer door man?

Alex S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 24 January, 2014
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What can be better than free entrance, pole dancers dancing to sounds like Joy Division, Radiohead, Pixies, etc. and a good beer? My better half took me there on our first date and I fell in love with both. Make sure to throw some bills at the amazing dancers and make no mistake, you gonna have a great time there.

Shannon R.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 11 January, 2014
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I still don't know how I ended up here, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I had a blast. The dancers are REALLY talented and dance to awesome music. Most of the patrons were rowdy women cheering on their fellow ladies, and there was a sense of camaraderie that I hadn't expected.There was an awkward moment where a dancer didn't think she was getting enough tips, so she cursed everyone and marched off stage in the middle of her act. That's her right if she doesn't think she's getting paid enough, but it changed the atmosphere of the room drastically. If you're not into the dancer and don't want to give tips, don't stay seated right by the stage, 'cause it's rude.I would not say no to returning, but it is small and it becomes pretty expensive if you plan to stay for an hour or so. That aside, it'll definitely spice up your night!

james1412  on  Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 7 January, 2014
Joined 5 years ago
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My first review for 2014 and what better place to review than Jumbo's!A YTLA favorite. The most commonly asked, "Where do I go if I'm looking for...-19-24 hipster white guys-"sults"-ideas for a 30-something bday-an amazing girl so we can call ourselves "The Amazings"-good quality guys in their 30's-a place for impressive first dates-a boyfriend who doesn't charge me rentYou get the idea haha. There's only one answer to these questions:J... U... M... B... O... S!!So after pondering life's difficult questions, I found that a pilgrimage to Jumbo's was the answer.The venue was pretty small and the wait to get in was about 1.5 hours. Although there is no cover, you can pay $20 to buy a cap or t-shirt that allows you to skip the line. The girls on-stage did not disappoint with their pole dancing skills (with the exception of one girl). Drinks at the bar were cheap and strong so that is definitely a plus. All in all, I had a really fun time and will be returning in the future!

Darren E.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 15 December, 2013
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Over crowded and cramped. Terrible service. Mediocre (but strong) drinks. Awful parking. The bathrooms are criminally vile. No nudity.It's pretty much my favorite place to end a great night in LA!Bring dollar bills, you heathens!

Gabriella Y.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 10 December, 2013
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Sadly, I am not able to give JUMBOS the 5 star review that i would WANT to give due to the as$hole behind the bar. I went with a coworker to visit a girlfriend of mine who was dancing one night. We sat at the bar, ordered a round, and tipped the girls. Shortly (and Im talking 1 or 2 minutes) after we finished our first round, I hear the bartender from behind me say, "You can't just sit here, you have to order a drink" I was actually about to order another round, however, after hearing this "rule" I suddenly became very uninterested in ordering another drink. I ignored her, but my coworker was a bit more upset by it. She told the bartender she would rather spend her money on the girls as apposed to buying drinks as she was driving that night. I then heard the bartender say, and i shit you not, "well then why did you even come here" Oh gee, I dont know, to maybe WATCH THE DANCERS AS IT IS A BIKINI BAR!? Anywhoo... things just went downhill from that point on. I was disgusted by the way they were demanding that drinks be bought.Its SUCH a shame that these extremely unprofessional people are ruining it for the girls working there. I love watching them, I very much dislike MOST of the staff...

Ann P.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 3 December, 2013
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Bring your dolla...dollar bills ya'll!

Dan S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 3 December, 2013
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I'll start with why this isn't a 5 star review. The bartender is god awful and seems to revel in not providing customer service unless she feels like it. My friend and I had an event to attend and asked for our bill 15 min before we had to leave. Despite asking twice and communicating our urgent need to leave, the bartender would just nod and go back to whatever she was doing. This bar asks for your drivers license to start a tab, so you are held hostage until the bartender decides to let you go. Needless to say, my friend and I were late for our other engagement.As for the rest of the clown room, it is absolutely my kind of dive bar. The kitschy decor and the beautiful "alternative" dancers really do a great job on stage. I wasn't pressured once for private dances, which I come to expect at anything resembling a strip club. There was no cover, but they expect you to tip each dancer a few dollars per dance. I highly recommend you do so. When I was at Jumbo's, the girls were only seeing $5-10 per dance. If you're enjoying the scenery, you should be opening your wallet. My friend and I had a great time and I'll definitely be taking out of town guests to Jumbo's in the future. However I'll be paying cash for my drinks, so I don't get held hostage by the worst bartender on the planet.

Jay A.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 14 November, 2013
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I've come here a bunch and never thought I'd give it a poor review. The building, the vibe, and the dancers are all terrific. I learned something a little disheartening/upsetting my last visit. I was with a big party and we each paid $20 to get in. Later that night a dancer asked if we needed to get cash. I'm assuming because she thought we weren't tipping enough. I said, well, we all paid $20 at the door and we figure that's a lot of money that will go to you guys at the end of the night.She informed me that the they DO NOT get any of the money at the door, or the bar, and in fact, have to tip out the bartenders AND the doorman at the end of the night. Which is absurd to me, especially because the doorman was extremely rude.They need to change the way this operation goes down, it's not fair to the girls who are essentially bringing in all of the money and seeing none of it.

Annie W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 27 October, 2013
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Only come if you're trying to entertain or meet up your drunk friends. There is some talent, but not enough to merit a return. There's no nudity, so you'll have to settle for burlesque dancing. The short pole that touches the ceiling is pretty sad, because they can't even have a decent full pole to do their tricks. Some of the girls are halfway decent and the other are just 'meh' not too easy on the eyes. This is Hollywood, so I'm going to be a bit harsh. It's not so crowded if you come right after work hours, but it's the same 5 or 6 girls rotating during those hours. Lap dances are not private at all. It's right next to the bathrooms where everybody could watch you enjoy your 3 minutes of fantasy. When I think about it, it's definitely funny weird. Drinks are not halfway bad, but it'll run more than $10 for a tiny glass of not top shelf vodka and cranberry. The one good thing is, they'll charge the credit card to exchange for some singles with nominal fee of $1.50, I think. It's an interesting, but very tiny joint. Parking is horrendous since it's located near a large strip of apartment/condos. If you valet it'll cost $5 or find metered parking which you'll have to run out every hour to check on. During our visit, one of the strippers/dancers started screaming at a patron near stage seating. Not sure if he didn't tip during the song, but the attitude and explosive vocabulary was very unprofessional. Yikes! Or do I need to be schooled on this subject?

MsMichele P.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 27 October, 2013
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Although it's the size of a Beverly Hills housewives closet, this place packs a punch. One stage wide enough for the girls to do the splits and a ceiling just high enough so they can kick it up if they're feelin frisky. It's not your usual throw the clothes off kinda place where nothing is left to the imagination. Most of the girls have their own wild, original and fast moving, cash gettin routines. My fav was the tatted chick who used a long belt during her entire routine to do various tricks on the pole- very dangerous stuff. She worked it like a true champ, rocked it, swung around it, tied it up and spanked it- 100% entertaining! They perform for one song each and go on stage a couple times in one night so you get to see a bevy of girls/ladies allllll night lonnnnnng. What an experience!

Trudy T.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 29 September, 2013
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We heard about this place from a posting on Facebook by a friend and his friends comments were intriguing ...googled the place and the clip from Anthony bourdains the layover surfaced immediately ..I knew then I had to go. Went on a Saturday early ( good move) and at first thought it was just so so..well got our drink on and moved to the front row seats just as the more "A" girls started showing up...wow they were amazing very talented, sexy but not gross like the girls at normal strip bars...I don't consider this a strip bar...but a homage to female beauty and acrobatics...very entertaining and this comes from a happily married lady who enjoys this type of entertainment and also enjoys her spouse enjoying...this is America right? Welcome to Hollywood ! By the way others posted about the drinks...I found them a good pour although small but for the price as opposed to the joke drinks at other places with this type of entertainment very fair...glad we took the red line..lol...now if they could get that snack vending machine to accept dollar bills as readily as the girls they' ll earn 5 stars!

Danny W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 24 September, 2013
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Jumbos isn't a strip club, but it did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. There's no nudity, lap dances, or champagne room, but it's a dive bar where the shitty band that usually occupies the stage is replaced with some badass babes pole dancing in next to nothing. What the girls lack in being fully naked they definitely make up for in dancing ability. Some of the shit they do on the pole is absolutely perplexing. Combine that with the cheap drinks that a dive bar provides and the potential to be hit with a whip or spot a hottie dressed in a skimpy R2-D2 ensemble and you've got one heck of an evening out.

Kevin G.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 9 September, 2013
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Very well known by locals, small but lots of fun if you go there not expecting all that much... definitely was well worth the hour out of our all night outing...

Virginia P.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 16 August, 2013
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I love this place. Tiny and not really ideal for private dances, it allows for more of a performance atmosphere. The dancers are the best in L.A., from what I've seen. Girls and couples feel very welcomed, as well as first timers who might just want a fun night out. Not a typical "dirty" feeling you might get from other clubs.

Sonia S.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 13 August, 2013
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What a fun place! I went on a Sunday night for a birthday party, and the small, dark bar wasn't that jam packed. It was comfortable. The ladies are great and a few of them came over to say hi. It's not a strip joint as most people would think of one. The ladies are very talented on the pole, are very strong, and are skilled dancers. Throw some dollars for each lady! It takes some guts to get up there and do what they do. There are also some interesting patrons which make the night even more enjoyable. Stimulation on the stage, on the floor...so much to look at! Only downsides are it's small. If you want a seat you might be out of luck unless you get there early. Also, parking stinks, and it's not in the best (but not the worst) neighborhood. Ladies, I'd take a walking buddy.

Stefanie G.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 6 August, 2013
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Among the hundreds of strip clubs in LA, I hope you come across this "burlesque" gem. I came here on a late Thursday night......the bar is usually crowded. I made my way through the narrow passageway and found a stool to sit on in front of the stage. The ladies saunter out in front of a mirrored wall, in shifts of about 2-4 minutes (depending on their song). The best thing about the dancers are the costumes---they range from typical lingerie or serious gas-mask and onesie get-ups. The girls are varied---from flexible Russians, to older and heavily tattooed "punks," and everything in between. The energy in this room is always fun. The men hoot and howl, the women stare and clap, and everyone is tossing money. GO ANY DAY!!!

S E.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 27 July, 2013
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Went here last night. The 2 bartenders that look like "madams" were super rude. One approached me and asked me what I wanted to drink. She must of been deaf because when I asked "what kind of beers do you have?" She gave me the dirtiest look, left me hanging and proceeded to put on her lipgloss. I must of stared her down for about 30 seconds while she was talking her smack, and then she finally comes up to me and says "what?" Wtf ? I asked her again in a loud voice "WHAT KIND OF BEERS DO YOU HAVE?!" And she finally realizes what im asking her for, and she apologizes after leaving me hanging and gives me a half-@ss list of what she carries. Annoyed with her, I order 2 coronas and don't even tip her. I came on a Thursday night and i had to wait in line for about 30 min. Was it worth with it ? Heck no. Once inside , i swear there was people doing lines of cocaine. There was this big chubby guy who kept snorting. In the bathroom people were snorting. I think everyone in there does the yey-yo. When I was ready to get out of this mess, i made one last trip to the little girls room. There was a crazy psycho female (customer, not an employee) who tried feeling me up and suggested I go into the stall with her. She probably wanted to do more yey-yo, so I ran out of there ASAP. the concept is funny, but this place looks like it needs a visit from po-po vice ASAP. Don't waste your time. The staff and the customers are super rude and treat you like crap. I know better places than these. If your gonna do your lines of cocaine, fine, but keep it low pro please As for the madams, they need to take their sticks out of there big fat saggy butts and treat their patrons a little bit better. I know they get annoyed of dealing with drunk people all the time but hey, that's the Industry you to chose to be in. You want people to tip you and the strippers so you can get your cut? Then put a damn smile on your face and LISTEN!!!

Adriana A.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 16 July, 2013
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This place will become my Saturday go to for sure! OMG the gorgeous ladies blew my mind! The ladies were SO beautiful, and incredibly talented. Major respect and love to all their pole work and play time. If you want to see some beautiful, sexy, talented ladies - go here. If you want a Saturday full of pole tricks, clacking and special "winking" - go here. Bring lots of cash. These girls deserve it ALL! and are completely worth it!! This has raised the bar to some high standards, great job, I love you all!Saturday lineup for 6/13/13 - from 9 pm on was more than a treat! Presley, girls you know who you are! The tricks, the acrobatics, the grinds, the smiles, captivating. What a treat!!Its impossible to have a favorite girl, they are amazing! Can't wait for another girls night out, front row - once again for me.... big respects and hats off, bring lots of cash and compliments - you will be amazed.

Ashley I.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 28 June, 2013
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I was intrigued by the mere fact that Courtney Love performed here. On the other hand, incredibly scared that Courtney Love performed here.It was everything my friends and I were expecting. We wanted Guns 'n Roses and got it. Some of the performances were...eh...but others were skilled and I literally saw a whole room get up and cheer like it was a concert. Okay, so I have to say this woman did do an amazing pole acrobatics where she held herself parallel to the bar, upside down, and with only using her two very deceptively strong arms and then finished it off with climbing to the tip top of the bar and hold herself up with only her two legs and held herself parallel to the ceiling to "Someone To Love" by Queen. My friends and I knew we were in for a treat.It was a mixed bag on the customers. Most were fine but one lady sat down next to me or kind of 1/2 on my leg. Odd, no? Drunk, yes.You have to try everything once and this one of them.

Lane K.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 17 June, 2013
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Ok, this is kinda of an out there, unusual experience but for some reason if you or members of your party want to go to a dive strip club here in town you should go here. A super creepy/weird name, cheap drinks & dancing girls! It's rumored to be all female owned & operated and the girls wear tassels so it's might be the most family friendly strip club on the West Coast.

Candace L.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 31 May, 2013
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Oh good heaven, I'm pretty sure I'm still drunk from last evenings escapades that ended a few short hours ago, but before it is all a complete blur I'd better leave a review for Jumbo's! Were we filming Hangover 4...? No, couldn't have been there were no animals or babies involved and I don't think we left LA, although there were a lot of tattoos on stage...Let's just say, we started our evening at a pretty swanky restaurant sipping red wine and tasting olive oil and a few short hours later we were making it rain up in this fine establishment! Thank the lord this is a written review and not an oral because my voice is completely gone from providing my support to these dancers last night.It was quite an interesting evening, here's what I learned:1. get singles for larger bills simply for the visual effect - it looks great throwing tons of dollars on stage, me dropping a few large bills just does not create the same dramatic effect but then get ready to watch the gals have to collect from all around the stage after their song, sort of weird! 2. Perfect your aim - mine is pretty sweet I must say, I've got a good arm and sat comfortably at my bar stool and got cash on stage - fold or crumble your bills and toss'm up, out and back3. be ready to assist any and all dancers you meet in the restroom if you have to go as much as I had to last night and be ready for some interesting conversations 4. Know the words to all of the songs so you may sing and dance along with them (because that's just the way Kevin and I get down), makes the experience that much more enjoyable and 5. Have as much fun as you wantbecause that's what this little fun house is all about my friends!I didn't care much for the dancers bangs, glasses, head accessories, dresses, outfits, shoes, panties, lingerie, nighties, tights etc. (Ok, sure they may not be able to hire a stylist but they could use a little help in this dept.) I was impressed by the crowd, a bunch of semi regular folks and by regular I mean the type of regular you find at a sort of strip club in the wee hours of a Wednesday evening.Good Times! Thanks Kevin T, without you, Eli and I would have probably spent the evening sipping a latte in a coffee shop and I wouldn't have had the opportunity to show off my drink spilling skills :) Joseph N you are a gem, thanks for joining and critiquing with me :) I must admit we make a pretty fine Wolf Pack ;)Next up... Sam's!Oh! $5 Valet in front - ya know I couldn't omit the real important parking tip I always leave

Devin W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 28 May, 2013
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Well....where do I begin. The moment I walked in there was an unpleasant air in the room. People were awkwardly standing around just waiting for the next girl to get up on stage and do her dance. While standing at the bar I was locking lips with someone and was scolded multiple times by the bartender. It was as if what I was doing was disrupting the show going up on stage. If that was enough to piss me off, the supposed entertainment wasn't too engaging either, so I left.Overall, if you want a sleazy bar to go to with half-naked tattooed girls dancing around a pole, then be my guest, this place is for you.

Petey K.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 9 May, 2013
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Early this month, I choose this place for my birthday party. I mean I like booze and I like boobs... so what better place to have a party. It was a full house that night. The girls were amazing as usual. They even got me on stage and had all the lovely ladies dance in front of me... I wasn't sure what to look at since there were butts and boobs everywhere. FUCKING AWESOME! My female friends that never been to this place LOVED LOVED LOVED it. One drove all the way from Chino Hills. That's a true friend there. :D Anyways, I'll be back soon enough. :D

Soraya L.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 21 April, 2013
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I went on a Monday afternoon around 5pm. There was no crowd (not that I expected there to be one), but the girls were still more than willing to showcase their skills. All very pretty and very nice. The bartender was also very friendly.Will definitely go again the next time I'm in town, hopefully on a busier night.

Mitch E.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 13 March, 2013
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Jumbo's Clown Room is an interesting place. Typically I don't care for dancers. I don't really get the point of paying women to dance for me when I can go out and just talk to women myself, however when you go out and talk to women yourself then have them suggest going to see dancers well I'm not going to decline.Jumbo's beer selection isn't the best in my opinion and the girls on stage weren't anything special. They had the same five girls on repeat. Did some cool tricks. Jumbo's is a place I'd suggest to check out just to check it out.

Peter M.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 8 March, 2013
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Jumbo's - go for the clowns, stay for the dancing. I am generally uncomfortable in strip clubs/ pole dancing establishments due to the nature of the type of "clowns" that a place like that attracts. I was dragged here by a friend who was really excited to go drink here, so I tagged along for the ride. I can't fault the employees for my general strip club nausea, from the doormen to the entire bar staff- everyone was very nice and attentive. Also, if you stay long enough you will start to contemplate your stance on whether or not you believe pole dancing is a sport/ legitimate artform- which is something definitely up for discussion given the athleticism and grace of the Jumbo's dancers.

Nick W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 24 February, 2013
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What a fantastic establishment. As reviewer below said, it's hard not to enjoy yourself here.We waited 20-30 mins to get in, and I had no idea what to expect, but it was well worth the wait. As soon as we walked in this lovely girl took the stage and everyone in the place was off their chain (and I'd say it was half fill with women). Beers were really cheap as well.Great place to BS with friends and watch girls dance in their bikinis and laugh at the world we exist in.

Monica H.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 13 February, 2013
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What's not to love. The name says it all... wait, no it doesn't. Ah who cares, it's a great bar... Reminds me of Mary's in Portland.

Katie B.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 3 February, 2013
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This place is terrible! From the losers lurking around outside harassing everyone who walks by, to the over-abrasive, pushy doorman who barks the "rules" at you, to the tiny inside that fits maybe 30 people comfortably. To top it all off the guys inside looked like serial killers and the dancer we saw was flat as a board. We walked in, took one look around, and left. What a waste of $5 for valet. Maybe I came on an off night but I don't want to come back a second time to find out. This is definitely a bar for convicts and creeps! Gross.

Erik C.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 20 December, 2012
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Loved this place, great dive bar and entertainment isn't bad either!

Thomas K.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 24 November, 2012
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Pretty cool pole dancing! Not shady and no nudity.

Miao W.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 23 November, 2012
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Fun girls. Excellent dancers. I wear Jumbo's cap like heaven.

Sahina K.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 13 November, 2012
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Ugh...this place is so skeezzyyIts such a weird set up...there is literally no room to squeeze by...I kinda felt bad for the dancers...cause it didn't look like they were making it rain the night i went...I just felt sad...

Abraham N.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 24 October, 2012
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Dont come...requiring a purchase of hats or shirts...They said the place was full and that they could not let anyone in, but anyone who purchased merchandise for 10 dollars could get in. Why not just ask for a cover? Whatever the case, just didn't appreciate the shadiness... This was on a Saturday, I have been there before on other days and there was no "cover..."

Michael E.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 21 October, 2012
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Top notch pole dancing.

Christine A.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 7 October, 2012
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The girls really run the gamut. Some are quite talented, flexible, fun, and friendly. The best ones are practically gymnasts, flying through the air in spiked Lucite heels. A few are terrible. We're talking the odd trainwreck with frizzy hair and sunken-in eyes who'll climb up to near the top of the pole and then rub her fingers together for the entire song, indicating she'll only do something if people tip her. Which they don't do. These ladies are in the minority, and it's their actions that are the huge turn-off. The more middling dancers tend to stay on the ground rubbing the pole between buttock cheeks to Blondie's "One Way or Another." This leads to other dancers coming out to Windex the poles. As others have undoubtedly mentioned, the procedure is such: the girl comes out and performs her pole-centric dance, everyone keeps their distance and drops their tips on the stage, when she's done she crawls around collecting the bills on the floor, and then the next girl goes on. There's no nudity, and even when the occasional girl slips a nipple for more tips, the bartender or even a wandering bouncer will put a stop to it quickly when they notice. Most patrons are reasonably well-behaved, but then you'll get a woman who slaps one of the dancers on the rear or drunkenly shouts, "Take it off!" It's usually a desperate act, attempting to communicate,"See how much fun I am, boys?" I went on my 21st birthday despite an older friend's warning that it's "where strippers go to die" and to take the fact that she used to watch Courtney Love dance there as reason enough to never bother with it. I found many of the girls quite friendly and talented. Jumbo's is decent, even if you're more interested in the dive bar portion than the view. No cover, so there's no real loss.

Tina L.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 26 September, 2012
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No cover charge.Inventive dances.Intense girls.Wow.

Gwenny K.  on Jumbo's Clown Room

posted on 17 September, 2012
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Few things to consider before you go. This is not a strip club, even on the website they say they do not take off their clothes. So unless you like to just watch women dance I suggest you don't go. Also, you're in Hollywood. It's not a nice place, in fact the people are known for their attitudes and overall foulness. So if you want fast friendly drink service with people that kiss your ass, you should also not go. It's kind of a dive bar, which I loved, and it was packed on Saturday. I suggest getting there early if you want a good seat. The dancers. WOW. I dance so I appreciate the skill these women have. I loved the tricks and little sass the girls had. I even loved when they yelled at us for not tipping enough after a unusually hard routine. It was a great night.

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