Salsa - Saturdays

The Granada

Address

17 First St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone (626) 227-2572
Cover $15; $10 LDLA students
Age All
Starts 8:30 - 3AM
Floor Multiple Wood Floors - Very Large (Former bowling Alley), Large, and Two Small Floors (One is Outdoors and One is from the Set of "Dance With Me")
Dress Semi-Formal, No ripped jeans.
Music Live
Website www.letsdancela.com
Other

Main Room Gets Hot, but the multiple floors allow you options if you need to dry off
No dips allowed.

The Conga Room

Address

800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone (866) 95-CONGA or (213) 749 - 0445
Cover $25, Guest list is sometimes available.
Age 21+
Starts 9PM - 2AM
Floor Medium-Large Wood Floor (A little slow - bring leather shoes or baby powder with your suede shoes)
Dress "Casual Chic"
Music Live; I've heard salseros complain they were playing non-partner dance music, but that hasn't happened when I have been there. My experience has been that they play 90% salsa and 10% bachata, merengue, and cha-cha.
Website www.congaroom.com
Other

Park in the "East Lot". You will enter "Gate A" at the corner of Olympic and Francisco. Parking there is $10 after 9PM.
Hip contemporary Latin decor. Bring ear plugs and as one salsera said "a blindfold for the strobing lights on the dance floor."

La Descarga

Address

1159 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Phone (323) 466 - 1324
Cover Free
Age 21+
Starts 8 P.M. - 2 A.M.
Floor Small tile floor
Dress "Upscale attire only. Gentlemen - Please wear collared, button down dress shirts. Collared button down dress shirts must be tucked in. Jeans or slacks are fine. Sports coats are highly encouraged. Hoodies, T-Shirts, beanies, baseball caps, sneakers, athletic wear, shorts or flip-flops will not be allowed inside the club at any time. no loose or baggy fitting clothing. T-Shirts worn under jackets will not be allowed. Ladies - Cocktail dresses and heels are encouraged. Dark pants and an upscale blouse is accepted. T-Shirts, hooded or crew-neck sweaters, sandals, and flip flops will not be allowed."
Music Live
Website www.ladescargala.com
Other Secret Entrance (This is a Houston Brothers Club), Back Cigar Room, Burlesque and Fire Dancers, Valet Available (If you street park don't plan on walking alone, it's a dangerous area), They take reservations (click on website above), 1940s Havana speakeasy theme

Steven's Steak House

Address

5332 Steven's Place
City of Commerce, CA 90040
(5 South exit Atlantic Blvd.)

Phone (323) 723 - 9856
Cover $5 After 8 P.M.
Age 21+, Youngin's Come Early for Food ;)
Starts ? - 1:45 PM
Floor Wood (uneven near the bar)
Dress No Shorts, Tennis Shoes, or Sleeveless Shirts on Men
Music Live 
Website www.stevenssteakhouse.com
Other

Only Small Room Open on Saturdays
Free buffet 4pm-7pm
Low Ceiling Over Part of Small Room Floor

Club Mayan

Address

1038 South Hill St. (Downtown)
Los Angeles, CA

Phone (213) 746 4287
Cover $15+
Age 21+
Time 9 P.M. - 3 A.M.
Floor Wood
Dress Yes
Music Live     
Website www.clubmayan.com (Check Out the Comp Clips on Line!)
Other There are several hip hop rooms at this large club. The drinkers out number the dancers here. The music is very loud- bring ear plugs.

El Floridita Restaurant

Address

1253 N. Vine St. (1 block south of Sunset Blvd.)
Hollywood, CA 90038

Phone (323) 871-8612
Cover $10 (Free with Dinner)
Age 21+, 18+ With Dinner
Starts ? - 1:30AM
Floor Wood, Very Small
Dress Semi-formal
Music Live
Website www.elfloridita.com
Other Very small, but hip venue. Limited seating.  

El Pollo Inka

Address

1425 W. Artesia Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247

Phone (310) 516-7378
Cover None- Yea!
Age All
Time 8 to Midnight
Floor Poor- Grouted Stone Tile
Dress Casual
Music DJ
Website www.elpolloinka.com
Other Great Food!