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Joya - 12 Reviews - 242 N Beverly Dr (at Wilshire Boulevard), Beverly Hills, CA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (310) 214-3440


242 N Beverly Dr (at Wilshire Boulevard)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 214-3440
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Joya - Beverly Hills, CA


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I've been here twice thus far: once for a girl's birthday get-together and once on a date. If you've made dinner reservations, you dress respectably, and you have some extra spend...


I first went to Joya in December and had a great time - great crowds, great music. I've been many times since then and have had plenty more good times. However, in the past few ...

Sleek ambiance, stiff drinks, fondue and... a dance club! 10/25/2006

I've been here twice thus far: once for a girl's birthday get-together and once on a date. If you've made dinner reservations, you dress respectably, and you have some extra spendin' cash, you'll enjoy yourself. If you wander in at the last minute on a weekend evening expecting to get a drink, well... good luck to ya. The bouncers have attitude, which is to be expected: we're talking velvet ropes, headsets and clipboards in Beverly Hills. If you're limited to their downstairs bar area, you'll soon realize just how crowded it gets. Sure, they have funky lighting, decor, music, couch seating and stiff drinks, but you might get annoyed after contorting your body sideways for the umpteenth time in order to let some gel-haired, sleeves-unbuttoned, Mercedes-driving, testosterone-laden, faux-metrosexual squeeze past you on his way to the bathroom. If you're the lucky person with dinner reservations, then you slip past the second set of bouncers on your way up the curved staircase to their upper dining room. Sit in a red velvet booth, order the fondue and get some wine or cocktails -- it's an experience. The desserts are good, too. Pony up for the bill and then witness the staff push the tables aside as the evening progresses -- the upstairs turns into a dance club! Luckily, you didn't have to pay cover or wait in line like a chump... now you get to watch homies in baseball caps, Timberlands and oversized sports team jerseys buy drinks for their scantily-clad ladyfriends. Watch them shake that thang on the dance floor. Do a little shaking yourself! All in all, quite the experience. Pros: Funky decor, stiff drinks, fondue and... a dance club! Cons: Expensive upstairs, crowded downstairs, and it gets louder as the evening progresses more

Straight Club Goers....How can you degrade yourselves like this 8/10/2006

Joya was my first straight club experience for a friends birthday party. How absolutely degrading. Men and average looking women (IE normal) wait in line like dogs. And anorexic faux models with the skankiest, tackiest oufits get ushered in. The bouncer looked like an ugly Fabio wannabe. All that wait, all that degrading treatment for what. You get in and it's tacky, boring, and small. How can straight women stand to be treated this way and how do straight guys let themselves get pushed around just to go into a place with overpriced drinks and vapid looking women. I will never go to Joya again. Pros: Sexist staff...which is great if you are a big sexist idiot Cons: The whole place more

... 11/5/2004

I went there a saturday night, It was crowded kinda annoying if you wanna dance.The music was in overall good but way too loud.Bouncers are really cool I was invited to a party as a VIP ( so no line, no cover charge ) on the next day, I had talked to the guy for like only 5 minutes.Not a "Beverly Hills expected crowd" Pros: friendly staff, easy to get in Cons: , too mixed crowd more

fun times 8/9/2004

we had a great time at Joya. The music in the begining of the night was strange but after 11 pm it was rockin. Awesome music, huge dancefloor and it was packed. Drinks are expensive as expected in LA but atleast they arent weak. fun place. more

Raw Meat :( 3/9/2004

Went to Joya for the dinner fondue with some friends, and we were all disappointed by the food. The meat would take forever to cook and even then it was barely cooked. For $35/plate I would have expected a lot better food. Service wasn't the greatest either, we all had empty glasses and waited for a waiter for what seemed like 20 minutes to take drink orders. I've been to this place before, but not for dinner. Nice atmosphere, but the fondue is not worth the money. Pros: atmosphere, music, crowd Cons: , dinner lacks Spitzen, slow service more

So-so 3/8/2004

I had a combined birthday party there on Saturday. Spent $1200 that night with bottle service with three of the largest tables in the club. Brought about 100 people for the party. At that pricing, you would expect a certain level of service for a place in Beverly Hills. Service was definitely BELOW AVERAGE. Asked the staff TWICE to bring plates and forks for our cake and they never came. Also, my friend asked the bartender for additional mix-in TWICE for the party and it never came either. Atmosphere is more like a lounge, than a club. No real dance floor. This place is more hype. Music and crowd was good though. Pros: Music, Good-looking Crowd Cons: , Parking more

Forget it 2/18/2004

I'm actually shocked at how much this club has changed, the crowd especially. Within a few months it seems like it's 18 to party, 21 to drink. Immensely young. But that's not even the problem, aside from a new $10 cover, to even girls, the bar service is really bad. I waited to get attention for 20 minutes with no one else waiting. And when I finally did get served, my drink included only a splash of liquor. Unacceptable! We stayed only 5 minutes more. I was so appalled. Never going back again. Cons: , crowded more

another one bites the dust 7/24/2003

In the search for a bday venue, in my disillusioned state, we decided on Joya despite the warnings of the pain in the a to get in... so, I did the guest list thing, talked to several promoters, etc... Just get there by 10 they said.. BS! the place was empty and they were still retarded. totally not worth all that... music was good/typical, good sized place... but, it's at the bottom of my list.. plenty of other of places around. (they won't stop trying to get you to pay $250 for a table and 1 bottle of alcholol for the priv. of getting in) Pros: good size Cons: doorman, LONG wait in line more

Easy-Going Vibe 5/24/2003

Nice place to hang out. Just the right amount of people and superior music. Doormen should consider a slight attitude adjustment. Pros: Good Parking Cons: Rude Doormen more

Do YOU do fondue? 4/10/2003

Well, first of all, it is a fondue bar. So, you have got to like some cheesy things here. I thought it was really good, my boyfriend did not enjoy cooking every morsel of food in order to have his dinner. I guess it depends on your taste. For fondue I thought it was very good. The ambience is a little lacking... it feels like you are eating dinner in an empty club! Pros: Good fondue, Helpful service Cons: Dark, Lacks ambience more

Lost its lustre 7/10/2002

I first went to Joya in December and had a great time - great crowds, great music. I've been many times since then and have had plenty more good times. However, in the past few months, I've noticed it's gone downhill. Definitely not as crowded as before. Used to be pretty hard to get in, but now it seems like anyone off the street can stroll's just not happening anymore! more

6 6/27/2002

Looks better on the outside than it is inside ! Mediocre food and music, nice looking crowd but the interior setup doesn't do justice to it. Unfriendly bouncers to make matters worse. more
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  • In Short
    The saucy dudes behind the velvet-rope crush at Las Palmas transformed this sleepy two-story space into a plush, velvet-appointed playground. Suck in your cheeks and grab a spot at the distressed metal bar or inside the cozy alcove downstairs, because unless you have a dinner reservation, you probably won't get past the buff doormen guarding the action-packed dining and dancing area upstairs.

  • 10/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Tue-Sun 5pm-2am
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Beverly Hills