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Colorful multi-paneled dance floor and stage at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Koreatown, Los Angeles.
Dance floor and stage at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Koreatown
Wonho Frank Lee

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Art Deco Meets Studio 54 at Koreatown’s Colorful New Nightclub

Mark and Jonnie Houston’s disco-flavored Kiss Kiss Bang Bang opens at the Line Hotel

Koreatown’s nightlife gets a new jolt on February 14 with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a truly over-the-top club inside the Line Hotel from prolific operators Mark and Jonnie Houston. The fraternal twins already run Breakroom 86 in the building, so adding this Art Deco-cum-disco lounge in the former Pot space makes sense. For the most part.

Walk into the space and see a pastiche of textures, colors, and furniture that feels weirdly futuristic in the way that only the Houston brothers can pull off. Think Studio 54 meets The Great Gatsby. The setting here seems more focused on nightly live entertainment, with a supper club-style stage and retro dance floor.

Drinks come from Adam Fournier, formerly of NoMad LA, who hopes to elevate bad 1970s cocktails, with a bit more modern balance and character. A gold-dust swirled coupe glass blends gin, vodka, and fino sherry while a Tiki-looking Blue Hawaiian has all the right colors. The hotel’s overseeing chefs Josiah Citrin and Richard Archuleta compile vegan-only dishes that feel snacky and fun, like a cashew cheeseburger and mushroom lettuce tacos. Food will only be available 8 to 10 p.m. weekdays, and until 11 p.m. on weekends.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wednesday to Saturday. Paco Versailles, a collaboration between guitarist and composer Vahagni, and songwriter/producer Ryan Merchant of Capital Cities, will open the venue with a four-month residency, performing every first Thursday of each month. Mark and Jonnie Houston also operate The Speek, a special event venue inside the Line, as well as numerous Hollywood establishments like La Descarga, Pour Vous, and No Vacancy.

Purple lighting at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’s dance floor and lounge in Koreatown.
Colorful Art Deco bar counter at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Koreatown with purple and red lighting.
Bar at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Koreatown
Supper club-style seating with stage, drums, and musical equipment.
Stage and supper club seating at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Lounge seating with textured wallpaper and ottoman.
Textured lounge seating with colorful lighting accents and disco-style ceiling.
The Corleone cocktail in a glass with a large ice cube with Irish whiskey, bourbon, scotch, amaretto
The Corleone: Irish whiskey, bourbon, scotch, amaretto
Flame of Love cocktail with vodka, gin, fino sherry, and gold dust in a gold rimmed coupe glass.
Flame of Love cocktail with vodka, gin, fino sherry, and gold dust
Blue Hawaiian with rum, chartreuse, coconut, pineapple, and blue Curacao in a tall glass with crushed ice and pineapple leaf garnish.
Blue Hawaiian with rum, chartreuse, coconut, pineapple, and blue Curacao
Wonho Frank Lee
Pink Squirrel with creme de noyaux, cacao, cognac, Campari, lemon, egg white in a coupe glass.
Pink Squirrel with creme de noyaux, cacao, cognac, Campari, lemon, egg white
Cadillac margarita in a gold martini glass
Cadillac margarita in a gold martini glass
Whole grain vegan burger, grilled onions, cashew cheese on a ceramic plate.
Whole grain vegan burger, grilled onions, cashew cheese
Market fruits ceviche with avocado and veggie chips on a colorful rectangular plate and matching bowl.
Market fruits ceviche with avocado and veggie chips
Vegetable nachos with smoked lentil chili and cashew cheese sauce in a pink bowl.
Vegetable nachos with smoked lentil chili and cashew cheese sauce
Mushroom lettuce tacos on a green patterned plate.
Mushroom lettuce tacos
Wonho Frank Lee
Dark blue lit lounge seating, mirrors, and Art Deco artwork at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Koreatown.
Dark green lit lounge at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Koreatown.
X.O.X.O illuminated as lightbulbs with dimly lit lounge area.
Close up of disco lights and colorful accents in Koreatown nightclub.
Gold butterfly artwork outside Koreatown nightclub Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Wonho Frank Lee

The LINE Los Angeles

3515 Wilshire Boulevard, , CA 90010 (213) 381-7411 Visit Website

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

3519 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 213-381-7411 Visit Website
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