Party Earth Review Visitors to El Cid may feel like they’ve time-traveled into a 16th-century Spanish tavern, but this multilevel club actually offers a very modern spot to drink and dance. Built in 1900 by pioneering American... ... read full review
4212 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
W–Sa 6pm–2am, Su 11am–3pm and 6pm–2am
Silver Lake, Los Angeles –
Visitors to El Cid may feel like they’ve time-traveled into a 16th-century Spanish tavern, but this multilevel club actually offers a very modern spot to drink and dance.
Built in 1900 by pioneering American film director D.W. Griffith, the space now invites partygoers three flights of stairs below ground level to a two-tiered brick ballroom decked out in red, where spirited couples and groups enjoy live flamenco or acoustic acts, a Spanish feast, and a charming décor that includes miniature balcony façades, a bull’s head, and a display of colorful fans.
Later on in the evening, twenty-something hipsters, creative types, and young professionals crowd around the two bars to knock back pitchers of sangria and then dance the night away to DJ-spun disco tunes.
Couples looking for a romantic date spot or patrons who prefer outdoor partying instead will want to check out the spacious two-level patio, where fountains, ivy, scattered candlelit tables, and comfy semi-circle booths combine to create an upbeat yet cozy atmosphere.
Though the action varies from night to night, El Cid can always be counted on for a dynamic crowd and an energetic vibe.
Depending on the night, a mix of sociable young professionals, hipsters, creative types, singles, couples, and salsa aficionados, 20s to 30s.
Check the website for schedule of varying events including Flamenco, burlesque, comedy, and more.
Menu includes Spanish tapas and dinner and dessert selections.
Sunday brunch 11am–3pm.
Cover charge $15 for dinner show. Late night shows $5–$10.
Brunch menu $4–$12. Salad/Soup $6–$12, tapas $6–$15, entrées $16–$21. Late night taco bar F–Sa $2.50/taco.
Beer $4–$9, sangria $8/glass or $25/bottle, wine $7–$10/glass or $20–$34/bottle, cocktails $10–$15. Corkage fee $15.
Varies by night, but generally trendy, nice tops, dresses, button-downs.
Any night, but especially Fridays and Saturdays.
4100 Bar (4100 Sunset Boulevard) offers less dancing and more drinking without the show.