Best All-Ages Venue, July 2007
Aside from Koo’s Art Center in Long Beach and the Smell downtown, few all-ages clubs in L.A. book bands worthy of praise. Without booze, the kiddie clubs are avoided by most legal-age night owls. Safari Sam’s ,
however, attracts a crowd so cool that many 21-plus regulars don’t realize it’s open to all. Hipsters, fashionistas, musicians, and the occasional celebrity converge at the two-story club to experience new bands and popular indie and electro-pop dance parties. Bar food, including vegan meatless loaf, is available.