So we thought you'd want to be the first to know that the next all-out-blowout nightclub has arrived—Empire is now open in Hollywood.
Risen from the ashes of Sugar, Empire is founded upon a patented only-in-Hollywood manifesto of vodka bottles and table-dancing. Past the entrance cabana and the ventilated smoking room within, you'll find the coliseum-style dance floor surrounded with tiered booths, two rustic bars and Greek columns. (Think the Parthenon meets Saturday Night Fever.) We like the seats in back, cloaked in darkness under the DJ booth.
Owner Steve Marlton (Apple) has brought in various promoters to man the doors—tonight, for instance, is a Bench Warmer "Back to School" party, where guests should come bearing school supplies. Down the road, there's a surfer's night in the works, and a Brazilian Night launching Wednesdays later in September.
The Brazilians, of course, are proud rulers of the Bikini Dynasty.