Party Earth Review Made famous in the 90s cult classic Swingers, The Dresden is an intact 70s supper club that draws a flirtatious, fun-loving crowd of everyone from young professionals and older regulars to hipsters and campy cabaret... ... read full review
1760 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
M–Sa 4:30pm–2am, Su 4:30pm–midnight
Los Feliz / Atwater Village, Los Angeles –
Made famous in the 90s cult classic Swingers, The Dresden is an intact 70s supper club that draws a flirtatious, fun-loving crowd of everyone from young professionals and older regulars to hipsters and campy cabaret lovers.
With touches of classy old-school Vegas and total kitsch, and split right down the middle, the venue consists of a restaurant on one side, whose circular retro camel-backed cream booths recall its glory days, and a lounge on the other side where happily drunken patrons loll around in brown vinyl booths against a paneled wall dotted with quirky artwork.
Adding to the eclectic vibe are the weathered bartenders pouring stiff drinks for the regulars lined up at the bar and for the few irony-hunting hipsters who show up to gawk at The Dresden’s main attraction – the inimitable Marty and Elayne, an aging, partially tone deaf lounge act duo singing everything from Sinatra to “Staying Alive” with infectious verve.
The sheer fun factor of the show itself, coupled with the tightly packed cabaret tables and standing-room-only crowd, makes mingling inevitable – which only adds to the high-spirited adventure that is a night at The Dresden.
An eclectic mix of young professionals, Hollywood hipsters, tourists, and old-timers, 20s to 30s with an occasional 60+.
Marty and Elayne perform Tuesday through Saturday nights starting at 9pm. Sundays and Mondays feature The Drinks, a 70s singer/songwriter throwback trio.
Full dinner menu available in both the restaurant and lounge. Mainly American and Italian fare including pasta and steak dishes.
Appetizers $6–$11, entrées $12+, desserts $4–$6. Beer $5+, wine $7/glass or $45/bottle, mixed drinks $8+.
Girls in casual, modest dresses or jeans and heels, and guys in everything from jackets with untucked button-downs to collared shirts and jeans.
Crowds pack in for Marty and Elayne on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Fred 62 (1850 North Vermont Avenue) is practically next door and serves diner-style food twenty-four hours a day, making it an excellent post-drinking stop at the end of the night.