Photos: Hollywood Blvd. Has A Chill New Dance Club
Genesis relaunches tomorrow night in a new space in Hollywood. It's still a fun place to dance with your friends on the weekend, and now it offers late-night bites, too.
Genesis first launched in August of 2014 in the space above Sassafras. Full of antiques, taxidermy and quirky design elements, it was a charming spot for casual dance parties among friends. Now, Genesis has made its permanent home in the old Cinespace spot, right on Hollywood Boulevard.
Climb the stairs, dramatically lit with a number of ornate chandeliers, and you'll find yourself in an open, sprawling space that overlooks the street below. The wallpaper and paint is intentionally peeling, and the sparse furniture is cozy and comfortable. Much like before, it invokes the feeling of attending a party in an attic—though this is less of an eccentric uncle likely to bequeath you a haunted mansion, and more of a suave uncle who worked as a [redacted] and has lots of unbelievable stories about [redacted].
Genesis on a preview night (Photo via Jeremy Fall)
The bar is helmed by Jeremy Fall, whose other nightlife offerings include Golden Box and the newly opened Nighthawk Breakfast Bar. Much like Golden Box, also a spot for dancing, you can expect a relaxed dress code—meaning no flip-flops, but otherwise, do you—with no cover. There's a full bar, but there won't be any sort of drink list of mixology involved.
Fall—who has told us in the past he finds inspiration in '70s and '80s NYC nightlife like The Limelight and Studio 54—said he used to hang out at Cinespace, and that he's excited to have Genesis move into familiar digs. He describes Genesis as his "get crazy" place, without any sot of emphasis on a special drink or food item, or a particular musical trend. Ideally, coming here would be a simple affair: show up, dance, enjoy yourself—no bottle service necessary.
The crowd at a preview event. Must have been dehydrated. (Photo via Jeremy Fall)
"I want a mixed crowd of people who are simply there to just have fun," Fall told LAist. "People who are polite to everyone around them. It's not about who spends the most, I just want to create a cool place for people to forget all their problems for just one night and just have fun. And maybe make out with a polite stranger."
Genesis is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Open Friday & Saturday starting tomorrow from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. RSVPs are not necessary, but you can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on a priority list for entry.