It concerns a little lounge underneath, and it might just be the new toughest door in town. We’ll go ahead and show you inside—it’s called The Private Lounge at Drai’s Hollywood, and it’s now very discreetly open for your next covert Sunday night in Hollywood.
The first thing you’ll have to do is find a way inside. Instead of heading for the elevator up to Drai’s, you’ll want to seek out the door guy outside a random unmarked door on Argyle, just below Hollywood Boulevard.
You’ll step inside a dark hall, and that’s when you’ll see it: an opulent den of leather and marble that’s like a secret party room in Robert Evans’s place circa 1975.
Settle into a leather couch in the middle of it all (shouldn’t be hard, there are like 17), where you’ll summon some martinis in carafes and catch up on your neighbors’ most recent TV projects. Things might stay politely social—some numbers swapped, some cards traded—or it might turn into a wild dance-off until 3am.
For now, it’s open Sunday nights with Samantha Ronson, Steve Aoki and guest DJs like Danny Masterson providing your soundtrack. And if you happen to have known Victor Drai or Cy and Jesse Waits since middle school, that’ll help you get in.
You did have the biggest rolodex in your class.