1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Irregular Wine Tasting @ The Echo
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
Takes Reservations: No
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I would not recommend attending the Echoplex/Echo. The security there are inhumane and like to use people as punching bags for their own enjoyment. I witnessed my sister being beat up by multiple security guards all at once as she laid in fetal position on New Years Eve. She was kicked and stomped in the head, kicked in her stomach, legs, arms, and back. She was battered and beat up terribly and suffered multiple injuries. This was a horrific attack to view. The security at the Echoplex/Echo do not protect they target. Multiple bystanders pleaded with security to stop, but they continued with their inhumane brutality. Friends and I pleaded with them to stop, but they shoved and pushed us out as they continued to beat on her. I DO NOT recommend attending any event there. Anyone that attends is fair game to be attacked by security.
I would not recommend attending the Echoplex. The security there are inhumane and like to use people as punching bags for their own enjoyment. I witnessed my sister being beat up by multiple security guards all at once as she laid in fetal position on New Years Eve. She was kicked and stomped in the head, kicked in her stomach, legs, arms, and back. She was battered and beat up terribly and suffered multiple injuries. This was a horrific attack to view. The security at the Echoplex do not protect they target. Multiple bystanders pleaded with security to stop, but they continued with their inhumane brutality. Friends and I pleaded with them to stop, but they shoved and pushed us out as they continued to beat on her. I DO NOT recommend attending any event there. Anyone that attends is fair game to be attacked by security.
06/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Weird crowd, but at least there's no pressure to gussy up, right? As long as you don't go more than once every few months, you won't get too tired of the awkward-hipster crowd and endless replays of The Smiths and Blur. Cheap, too. Bring a warm coat so you can sit outside and smoke with your friends all night.
Being one of the very few venues of this size in LA (not too big, not too small) The Echoplex puts on some great shows.
Sadly, this is the only compliment I can think to give it.
The sound is almost always terrible because of the weird shape of the venue (low ceiling, long and narrow). Unless you have just the right number of people in there, the sound bounces around giving every band a muddy quality. Incidentally, the sound is always best in the bathrooms. Really.
Then, there's the air conditioning. If the place is not full (which it rarely is) it is freezing in there. They pump up the air conditioning for a sold-out crowd, no matter how many people actually fit. I was wearing a scarf, sweater and hood last time I was there, and even then I couldn't get warm (despite the fact that it was quite warm outside).
Finally, it is just grungy and not well maintained, even though it's pretty new and they don't make bands go on on time, so you're always sitting around waiting waiting waiting (I guess that means they sell more drinks).
Sadly, most small venues in LA are in a similar state, so if you like live music, you just have to learn to put up with it, or stay home.
03/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Came here a couple of weeks ago to see the AppleSeed Cast. My friend who LIVES HERE IN ECHO PARK, apparently found out this place is under the Echo, as in you have to cross the street from The Echo and go down some stairs to the street below which is also under a bridge to get to The EchoPlex, which is a bit bigger than the Echo.
This place is hipster central, full of awkward couples and friends mumbling things like ""no I've been wanting to check out this place forever yet I live only a block away"" and forms of tourettes that include random shouting of words like ""Pabst!! Ironic!! Plaid!! Indie!! Skinny Jeans!! Urban Outfitters!!"".
The space is huge here! HUGE! Seating in the form of ottoman arrangements sporadically placed besides beams. The sound is good here! What a venue for s/m/l performances hidden in a these parts!
The bar is nice and long so you don't have to be herded into 2 square feet of counter space. They have many options and appropriately priced drinks. You can also order, through the tenders, some munchies from Two Boots Pizza and they will run it down those sketchy stairs from their shoppe on the street above! Nothing like a veggie pizza and pabst or a drink like a White Russian, which seems like it would fit oh so perfectly into this venue!
Cool place dudes
03/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
There's nothing better than a live show and catching a band at the Echoplex is loads of fun.
Just below Sunset and through an alley off Glendale, the Echoplex may seem like a small place at first but go further and you discover lots of seating, a large dance floor and two bars. There's also an outside patio.
I like almost everything about it except the drinks which are in small plastic cups. And the parking. If you don't get there early enough, you have to park on Sunset and walk down the scary smelly stairs to access the Echoplex.
09/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The most disorganized place to see a band ever. Do not go here unless you REALLY REALLY love the band.
Just one of many examples: A secret show. Website says ""Get here early. First come first served, so do not get out of line."" We get there an hour and a half early. Get in line. Do not get out of line. Wait 2 hours in line. Make it to the front of line. Are told: Only people with wristbands will be allowed in."" People walk up with wristbands they've received earlier in the day. They walk around us and are let in! I'm not saying we should have been ahead of them. I'm saying that a venue that actually cares about it's customers is going to makes sure people aren't wasting their time in line for no reason. To top it off, the skanky girl behind us was being ""helpful"" (read: a douche) with quips such as ""Oh, I know. Stupid secret shows. Stupid venues that host them."" Cocky because she had a wristband and slept with the band leader when she was lucky enough to meet him when he was drunk enough to actually be interested. Going to the Echo is just like being that girl. Drink enough and you might be able to plug your nose and pretend you're enjoying being used and disregarded.
09/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Cutting music, okay. But what I was listening to my first time at the Echo was not music. More like ""noise."" And it was hip hop night, for God's sake. There was a dance floor but NOBODY danced. The tv screens against the walls flickered with disturbing images. Everything was just really abstract that night, and not in a cool way. In a boring way. After a while people did get up to dance, but really by themselves, to the beat-bopping rapper on stage. There were absolutely no beats though...just...words and noise, again. Definitely NOT a place to go with a big group who are ready to shake and jiggy.
07/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Suicide Girls recently opened a new dance club at the Echoplex. It's a lot of fun so come check it out! DJs Amanda Jones (Perversion, Das Bunker) and Robert Lockerby (Clockwork Orange) play a fun, upbeat mix of Electro, Indie, and '80s music while Suicide Girl go-go dancers grind on stage. It's a cool mixed crowd, and a fun, party atmosphere. We're running the last Saturday of every month. And, we're 18+!
Yes, I am one of the promoters. But, please review us if you've been!
06/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The best things I've ever been to at the Echoplex are the Check Yo' Ponytail shows (which were 18+) that have live DJs spinning electronic music and lots of hip kids dancing. The place is great because the crowd is young but the vibe is still pretty relaxed. Fun couches and seating for mingling and flirting, too.
03/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
You never forget your first time..... My first time at the ""spot"" as my buds cal it was about a month back. A good friend of mine came back from Spain, and we rustled up some old random friends and made the trek from San Pedro, ca about 45 mins out. I was supposed to not go, cuz i was the guy just out off work, being the grump not bringing any extra clothes for myself, so i rocked the suit, felt a bit odd, but i stepped off the back patio, and all my worries faded to green,. purple, and blue, but needless to say i had no probs after that! I have been back twice since, and always dig everything the whole thing, the club is the perfect spot to meet and listen to quality music, and meet quality people. Being from a small city like san pedro, finding another nook somewhere out there where you can just vibe, is awesome. I know the sunken city sweaters will be seen all throgh the ""spot"" from now on
01/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
...at the Echo was a drag. The headline band that we went to see was only allowed to play four songs before the djs tookover during a break and never let them back on. If this was the idea all along, it wasn't advertised that way. No sign of the alleged complimentary champagne at midnight, and the bouncers stood by idly while a skinhead-looking character moshed into a couple in front of him to drive them away. Not cool.
With a little better management this could be a great venue for live music, but the guys in charge seem to take the crowds for granted - we'll take our boozing elsewhere.
09/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to DUB CLUB on Wed. night and BOOTIE L.A. every first Saturday of the Month and they are both different vibes but totally awesome. DUB CLUB has great reggae live preformers and the vibe is totally relaxed , great to unwind on a weekday w/ some jammin music and Red Stripe Beer. BOOTIE L.A. what can I say ? Freakin Awesome, the music is great , they ""mash"" together all type s of songs like AC/DC and Beyonce. Carefree fun time w/ none of that Hollywood attitude or cheesiness.
09/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Nothing but dub/roots reggae. Come here to skank, boogie on down, whatever. No dress code, the crowd is chill and integrated (much unlike the rest of LA). The doorman is an a-hole, but other than that, I can't think of any negatives. Get in line before 10:30, or you'll be waiting for an hour. Regardless, the cover is $5 past 10pm. You can always find free parking in the two adjacent lots about a half block down the street.