I was overall impressed with my night out to Area. My boyfriend and I decided to check it out last weekend and being as we are both New Yorkers (he just moved out there and I was visiting him from Brooklyn), we decided we would try to grease the bouncers rather than wasting time waiting in line. Fortunately, there was no need as the guy working the door was so polite and accommodating. We told him we were from New York City and he let us right in, even comping our admission. I told him it was refreshing to have such nice service as guys working the door in NY clubs are much ruder. Drinks were strong albeit pricey, but that is too be expected at that kind of lounge, and the music was great. Place gets pretty crowded, but there are definitly areas where you can relax and enjoy your drink without people pushing into you. Overall I had a great time and will definitely return on my next visit out to LA.
Pros: Great Service, music, strong drinks
Cons: Crowded at times, long line for the girl's bathroom