A new club--Elevate Lounge, and restaurant--Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant officially opened this weekend. In downtown L.A. 21 floors up, with panorama-heavy wraparound balconies, this lounge is offering competition for the nearby Standard.
I went this Friday night with my guy and three of his friends, so I was the only girl there with five guys, not bad, and from here on out let's call them my "male entourage" ;)
The place had a cool dance floor, great views and chic atmosphere that reminded me of The Gansevoort in NYC. There's glass along the initial part of the balconies and at first I thought it continued all the way up, but was delighted to see that it didn't and instead an open-air lounge. The martinis were lethal but not the best tasting, they had a flirtini on the menu at least, but not a key lime one, ah well no place is perfect. There was a line to get in later on, but when we got there at 9:30 there wasn't a problem at least not as a girl though.
Here are some of the photos of the place and my male entourage ;)