Last weekend was Cinco De Mayo, and Los Angeles had a lot of options available for people to celebrate. As Golda wrote in her previous post, we attended the street festival, Fiesta Broadway, in Downtown Los Angeles, a week earlier. On Cinco de Mayo weekend, we joined forces with Holly Winn from “The Social Bug”, our guest blogger Allie Bee, and Hilary Law and Solomon Rothman from “MoviePals” (a social networking site for actors and filmmakers) as we went clubbing in the heart of Hollywood at the Boulevard3.
You won’t get the full LA experience unless you’ve been to a Hollywood club. However, how is that on a budget? It’s true that for Boulevard3, there’s a cover charge of $20. However, they occasionally hold theme nights when patrons can enter for free if they wear the appropriate attires. Last Friday night, they held a Mad Hatter-themed event, and people who wore crazy hats wouldn’t have to pay the cover charge. Luckily, I still kept my free Singha foam visor from the Thai Festival.
If getting in for free isn’t enough to encourage you to go, Boulevard3 also offered free food throughout the night. Earlier in the evening, huge strawberries dipped in warm chocolate fondue were handed out to attendees. After midnight, people lined up for free beef and chicken tacos, served on grilled flour tortillas with cilantro, onions, spicy avocado salsa, and tomato salsa available on the side. While cocktails weren’t free, the specials were only $8, which were slightly cheaper than the average $10 drinks. The specials were appropriately named after Tim Burton’s adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland.” Holly had a “Jabberwocky,” which was Coke and whiskey. I drank “The Mad Hatter,” which consisted of cranberry juice, orange juice, and whiskey. Both drinks were also strong.
For more details on our experience in Boulevard3 and what we did before and after clubbing, please check out Holly’s review on “The Social Bug.” Please check out our Facebook page for more photos, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @SurvivingLA. Furthermore, Boulevard3 will be doing a “Twilight Zone”-themed party this Friday night where you have to wear black and white attire. At the moment, we’re not sure if wearing black and white will get you in for free so please check their website for updates.
Boulevard3 is located at 6523 Sunset Blvd. $6 parking is available in the lot across the street. There are also free parking on the streets nearby, but be wary of signs. I did manage to find free night parking on Homewood Ave, but parking on De Longpre Ave is restricted to the afternoon. Buses 2, 212, 217, 222, 302, 312 are available, and it’s only a 12-minute walk to the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station.
So how did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Please leave a comment below!
Until next time,