It's Raining Men!

The new Rain Nightclub in Studio City gets ready to open with a premiere party.


Went to a premiere party for the new nightclub RAIN in Studio City. Celeb Janice Dickinson (seen in photo) was among attendees. It's a fabulous venue, pegged as an upscale gay club, but truth is anyone would have fun there. It's very spacious with lotsa comfy seating areas, a cool dance floor and the food (Cuban inspired) was truly delicious. One of the chefs, Raphael Gamon, used to work for Cher. We enjoyed the lasagne, mac n cheese and these little crispy egg rolls stuffed with spicy collard greens – ingenious! 

 “Rain is the first true destination for the gay community in the Valley,” boasts club owners Maurice Safizadeh and Mathieu McBee.  Mathieu, whose 24 years of bartending experience have taken him from Los Angeles to New Orleans, through the Midwest and across Europe.

Rain will give bar-goers fresh entertainment seven nights per week from some of Southern California’s top promoters and tastemakers, including Candis Cayne (ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money”), TJ Espinoza (Britney Spears World Tour; Beso Hollywood), Paul Nicholls (Hype Popstarz), Andrew Gruver (The Abbey), DJ Drew G (Dirty Pop), Dan De Leon and the creators of Girl Bar & Neon Blackout.  Patrons will enjoy everything from drag shows, musicals and acoustic sets, to 80s, 90s and top 40 hits and electronic dance music.  Rain features a custom, state-of-the-art video and sound system designed by renowned nightclub impresario Maurice Safizadeh (who created Prince and the Revolution hang-out and Sting’s favorite Hollywood hot-spot Spice Lounge).  In addition to its entertainment, Rain features a world class Cuban-inspired tasting menu.

Rain Nightclub is located at 12215 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604, adjacent to the famed Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant and opens Feb. 3.  

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