Party Earth Review Given the tough door policy, not everyone gets into The Sayers Club – but at least the folks left standing on the sidewalk can console themselves with a wiener. Hidden as it is behind hot dog purveyor Papaya King, there... ... read full review
1645 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
Tu, Th–Sa 10pm–2am; Days of operation may vary
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Given the tough door policy, not everyone gets into The Sayers Club – but at least the folks left standing on the sidewalk can console themselves with a wiener. Hidden as it is behind hot dog purveyor Papaya King, there’s little evidence of this swanky lounge’s existence until trendy scenesters and in-the-know music lovers start to line up outside the venue’s unmarked door.
Once cleared by the clipboard-wielding doorman, patrons discover a throwback speakeasy with exposed brick and concrete walls, lush sweeping drapes, and a long bar glowing with golden light.
Sleek tufted leather couches on the perimeter of the room face the retractable stage, where unannounced musical acts usually perform nightly – and where frequent celebrity guests just might set down their $18 cocktails long enough to accompany Macy Gray, Florence Welch, or whatever other big name has spontaneously appeared.
Performers also include less established acts, though with so many industry types in the crowd, it’s doubtful they’ll remain unknown for long.
Driven by star power and shrouded in mystery, a trip to The Sayers Club is always a treat – even if visitors only walk away with a jumbo sausage.
Young entertainment industry types, celebrities, scenesters, models, and music lovers, 20s to 30s.
Live music nightly featuring unannounced musical acts that have included many big-name performers. DJs spin mostly Top 40 and hip-hop between live sessions.
No food. No cover charge, but getting on the guest list requires at least knowing someone who knows someone. Entrance located in the back of Papaya King.
Beer $8–$12, wine $14–$17/glass or $100–$650/bottle, cocktails $13–$15, specialty cocktails $18, bottle service $400–$2500 (two-bottle minimum often required).
Dress to impress: slacks, sports coats, button-downs, designer jackets, tight dresses, heels.
The venue is consistently packed, so any night potential visitors can get on the list.