I’ve been hearing, from multiple sources, a rumor that The Parlour Club (mentioned elsewhere here and here), located on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, has been purchased and will be shutting down at the end of July, forcing the existing clubs that fall under its umbrella (Bricktops, et al) to relocate elsewhere.
If this is true, it’s a damn shame. Not only are admission and the drinks cheap at Bricktops super cheap, but the ambience is fantastic. Granted, this club isn’t for everyone, but guess what, it suits me just fine. It was there that I became a hardcore fan of The Ditty Bops (mentioned on B.la here, here, and here). And then there’s the unforgettable sight of Ms. Vaginal Davis, the hostess (with literally) the mostess.
And if you go, make sure to check out the marquee over at the nearby Tomkat Theatre. Gay porn titles are the funniest. Oh sure, there are straight titles such as Desperate House Whores or Weapons of Ass Destruction, but it’s difficult to top I Knew Who You Did Last Summer, or the one I saw this past Friday night, Dads In Lads.
UPDATE: According to LA.com, “We’ve heard the new owner is Andre Balazs, boyfriend of Uma Thurman and owner of the Chateau Marmont and both Standard hotels.”