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Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Club

502 West First Street, Claremont, CA 91711
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Claremont
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Jazz Bars
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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San Dimas, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Do that many people like fondue...especially in boiling water. Not so great! But, there isn't a bad act on the calendar, and there is plenty of free parking. Large college crowd. Very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is a hidden Jewel great music and great fondue. The staff is about as friendly as could want, if you like live music and tasty mixed drinks go to the hip kitty.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Average food, average drinks etc. Nothing too special unless there is a great live band playing...only reason to go back. Everything else was so basic - wouldn't go back for the food or drinks...

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Chino Hills, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A great place to go and enjoy an evening. Favorite to hang out with friends. Check the website for the bands that are scheduled to play. Fondue is good too! Easy parking.

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Tustin, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The music is very loud, so give up any hope for real conversation, but this place did not disappoint. Live jazz music, swing dancing, and superb people watching. The fondue and drinks were very good; a bit on the pricey side, but not unreasonable.

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Claremont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This location is great for a night out with the girls (or a date with your special someone)! The ambiance is neat and mellow. The food and drinks are great, although the prices are not inexpensive. They often have life music inside and the outside patio available for those who want a quieter setting. Service is friendly!

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I went with my brother who goes to school in Claremont. Paid $5 for a Stella, which is usual. Great band and a smoking patio with fireplace. It was my kinda juke joint. Great local hipster and rockabilly crowd.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

We could not carry a decent conversation as the music was extremely loud. Service was slow and rude. Food not worth the price. Patio lovely but they would not sit us there and nobody offered to help us find a table either. No servers went to the patio so we went indide again and found a table. Not a good... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

We were showing our friends from West Covina, how cool the new Claremont, CA Packing House area is. We were always curious what Hip Kitty was all about. So we walked in to show them, and to check it out ourselves. Saturday night, January 24, 2009 at 8:30pm, and very crowded. Business looks good I thought, must be the place... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

I really WANTED to like the Hip Kitty. I love the whole kitchy early 60's fondue thing. The patio is lovely and the decor inside is fun. Nice lighting and nice booths....that's ALL the nice things I can say. First of all, we (a party of 4) were seated in a table so squished up against other people the waitress... More

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