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“Good beer selection downtown”
Review of 7 Grand

7 Grand
Ranked #36 of 338 Nightlife in Los Angeles
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

This was a fun spot we went to with clients for a couple of after dinner drinks. We were at the upstairs bar and had a great time. The bartender, while not overly attentive, was a good sport with our crowd. They had a good selection of brews. It was a nice night and they have an outdoor terrace(no view) so we could enjoy it for awhile. It has pool tables and a Speak-easy tone to it. Good time.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Used to feel like your walking into a classy speakeasy.. Now it feels like your walking into RIKERS ISLAND PRISON with the THUGGISH and AGGRESSIVE bouncers working the door. The gangester thuggy vibe at the door is enough to turn Seven Grand from a respectable establishment when a Gentlemen would go to get a drink, to the equivalent of any overhyped trendy come and go nightclub.

I have been going to seven grand ever since it opened (mid 2007) and I really enjoyed it at first, even the doormen used to be polite, greeting you as you enter and treating customers with respect and courtesy. Unfortunately it has changed dramatically since then. I had an AWFUL experience there last night and will probably never return.

I had some important clients visiting from New York, they were staying downtown. We decided to meet at Seven Grand. I arrive a little early (knowing it was a sat night) I get right in fine. My client texts that she is at the downstairs bar in the restaurant , I tell her I will come meet her then bring her back upstairs to 7grand bar.

I walk down the stairs I am still holding a beer from upstairs, the bouncer yelled at me that I can't take my beer outside, I explain to him calmly I wasn't trying to go outside, just into the other bar. He says "NO! You will NOT be doing that. Get rid of the beer" I say back "ok, sorry about that. be right back" I walk upstairs to put my bottle down at the bar. When i return he puffs his chest out and gives me a mad dog look. I ignore it and walk into the restaurant. I didn't see the client at the bar so I decided to go back upstairs

(I was in the restaurant no longer than 2-3 minutes) as I start to walk back up the stairs to Seven Grand the same bouncer says "Your not going up there" I let him know I was already up there and I still have a tab at the bar. He answers "too bad, i don't give a sh**, your not going up"

This was about 10:30pm I am wearing a suit, I am calm not causing any trouble, not drunk.. and I have a tab at the bar.. I calmly explain that I have a tab and I am meeting clients up stairs. In a THUGGISH and THREATENING tone the bouncer says if you want to pay your tab you have to get to the end of the line, wait there and then once we let you in you can pay. At this point I get upset, I let the bouncer know I no longer even want to stay and drink at Seven Grand, and I will go somewhere else with the clients, just let me get my credit card.

He wouldn't let me EVEN GET MY CREDIT CARD! They PUSH me out the door and make me stand off to the side. At this point I go find another bouncer who looks like the head bouncer, I tell him its unacceptable and I need my card. He tells me I have three options. 1. Wait in line, 2. pay him to get in or 3. close your tab and leave.. INSULTED and shocked by the EXTORTION attempt, I let him know I just want my tab. He radios the stairway bouncer to let me up.

I go up to the bar and proceed to tell the bartender what happened. He was quite friendly and gave me some free-drink casino chips for next time I come. I tip him 50% and leave. I don't think I will ever return to be honest with you. Even though i LIKE the bartenders and I like the decor.

The way I was treated by the doormen was completely unacceptable, I understand they have to deal with a lot of attitude and drunk patrons however I was in a suit, very polite, not intoxicated, and I was coming to have several drinks with my guests and spend $. All of that was still not good enough to get any courtesy or respect from The Seven Grand hood rat bouncer squad.

If i was the management I would be embarrassed to have my curb appeal and rep tarnished by the ignorant THUGS they have working the door. I am one of your original patrons, and generally a larger spender when I visit your establishment and feel angry about the EXTORTION attempt and ATTITUDE i was treated with.

I thought Seven Grand was the spot for a Gentleman's Gentleman, unfortunately it has changed.

My clients and I went to another bar, walked right in and had a great night.

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