Since opening for business in November 2008, Club Nokia has proven to be an ideal setting for cultural shows, corporate events, private parties, and emerging acts in music and comedy. The club can seat up to 2,300, and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system that's specifically designed for live entertainment. In the next few months, some of the entertainers performing there include Lonestar, Sebastian Bach, and comedian Aries Spears. So if you're heading to Club Nokia for a show or party, you'll probably have a few more pertinent questions you'll want answered. Here is everything you need to know before visiting.
Where is Club Nokia located?
Club Nokia is located at L.A. Live in Downtown, Los Angeles. Its official address is 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A335, 90015.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets for all events at Club Nokia can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Simply visit www.clubnokia.com, and click on the event you wish to see. From there you'll be redirected to Ticketmaster's website. You can also purchase tickets at Club Nokia's box office. It opens at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. On non-event days you can purchase tickets for Club Nokia events at the Staples Center's box office.
How do I get there by public transportation?
There are plenty of public transportation options available when traveling to Club Nokia. Those coming by train will want to get off at either the Pico Station, which is only a two minute walk from the club, or the 7th Street Metro Station, which is about a seven minute walk.
If you're taking the bus, Metro Bus lines 441, 442 and 81 all stop within walking distance from Club Nokia. Use the Metro Trip Planner option to find the route that works best for you, or simply call 323-466-3876. You can also check out L.A. Live's website for other public transportation options.
How do I get there by car?
Those coming from West Hollywood or Hollywood can take the 101 South for four miles, then get off on Exit 3B. From there you'll want to take the 110 South for about a mile, before taking Exit 22B toward 9th Street. Turn left onto West 8th Place, and make a quick right onto Georgia Street. Take the first left onto West Olympic Boulevard. Club Nokia will be on your right.
If you're coming from South Bay and the beach cities, take the 5 North for 34 miles. Merge onto the 10 West, which you'll want to take for two and a half miles, and then get off at Exit 13. Make a right on Pico Boulevard, then a left on South Figueroa Street. Drive for about three blocks until you see Olympic Boulevard. Make a left on Olympic and Club Nokia will be on your left.
Those traveling from Pasadena need to take the 110 South for about nine and a half miles. From there you'll want to take Exit 22B toward 9th Street. Turn left onto West 8th Place, and make a quick right onto Georgia Street. Take the first left onto West Olympic Boulevard. Club Nokia will be on your right.
If you're coming from the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 South for 10 miles, then get off on Exit 3B. From there you'll want to take the 110 South for about a mile. Get off at Exit 22B toward 9th Street. Turn left onto West 8th Place, and make a quick right onto Georgia Street. Take the first left onto West Olympic Boulevard, and Club Nokia will be on your right.
Those coming from Orange County should take the 5 North to the 10 West, and then get off at Exit 13. Make a right on Pico Boulevard, then a left on South Figueroa Street. Drive for about three blocks until you see Olympic Boulevard. Make a left on Olympic and Club Nokia will be on your left
What's the parking like if I drive?
There are several parking lots located around Club Nokia. Depending on the event, parking usually costs between $10 and $25. All lots open 2 ½ hours prior to events, and remain open for an hour after the event ends. You can find a detailed map of nearby parking garages by visiting www.clubnokia.com/parking.php. For any other parking related questions, please call the District Parking Office at 213-742-7275.
What's the seating situation like?
Club Nokia has a seating capacity of 2,300, making it one of the more intimate venues in Los Angeles. There are three levels of seating, including a balcony, floor level seats, and a pit area located directly in front of the stage. For access to the standing room only pit area, ticket holders must receive a wristband by Club Nokia Management. Wristbands are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
What do they serve inside?
Club Nokia does have a full bar, where guests can purchase beer, mixed drinks, and soda. Prices are pretty high, however. So expect to pay between $8 and $12 for mixed drinks. Sodas usually go for around $4.
There's also a VIP lounge on the fourth level of the club that can accommodate up to 300 guests. As an added bonus, the VIP lounge features catered food by famed chef Wolfgang Puck.
Are there any good places to eat around there?
Downtown, particularly the area around L.A. Live, is booming! So no matter what type of food you're in the mood for, you shouldn't have a problem finding a restaurant nearby. For a slice of New York style pizza, you can't go wrong with 9th Street Pizza. Steak? Check out Morton's on 735 S. Figueroa. And if you're in the mood for Mexican food, then you can't go wrong with Rosa Mexicano. Of course there are all also a lot of great restaurants located at L.A. Live, like Fleming's Steakhouse, Rock'n Fish, Lawry's, and Yard House. For a detailed list of all the restaurants located at L.A. Live, visit www.lalive.com/eat.
Where can I learn more about Club Nokia?
Visit www.clubnokia.com, or call 213-765-7000, for any other questions you might have.