it's a rock and roll venue dropped in one of the more jewish areas of beverly hills. makes for short walks to some interesting markets and eateries. high stage makes watching easy. draws a mixed crowd of age, style, and IQ, which is great. i've never had an off social moment with a patron or an employee. the music is always going to be hit or miss in a town with a million asperations and only a pocketfull of real talent, but it's one of the made venues in LA, so it's going to represent LA live music pretty well. parking is good if you're early, but beware the dental "we tow" signs, because those three spots are a shakedown. very comfortable, large booths, but if they're all taken, it can be a drag. backstage bathrooms are clean. feels like you're draining vip style. what more? not a bad place.