I went to this place recently on a friday night. They have live jazz music, the musicians were great. However, the place is horrible. They were kicking people out of their tables to make room for others. In addition, they were charging for a 'cover charge' to sit at the table, which was not stated anywhere outside. You can walk in, sit down, have a drink. But when you try to leave, they'll throw on a $10 cover for each person, EVEN if you already bought drinks!!! And you see this guy walking around arguing with customers who were not aware of the cover charge. They get sneaky by saying that if you're at the bar or don't sit down, then there's no cover. What a shady establishment.
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The most pathetic part about this?? The guy who wrote the positive review "birdlandman" is surely related to this place because this place is legally called "Birdland USA", as shown on my credit card and yahoo.
Do a search on Bird Land USA Inc Los Angeles and you'll find that its the alias for this joint.
ISN'T IT PATHETIC THAT A GUY HAS TO WRITE A POSITIVE REVIEW ABOUT HIS OWN PLACE AND LIE TO CUSTOMERS? STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. I'D RATHER GO TO THE CORNER LIQUOR STORE.