Cure ailments at club Good Hurt in West Los Angeles

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Unlike the many clubs in Tinsel Town that lure in the young and restless with their long lines and posh furniture, club Good Hurt tries to redefine night life in Los Angeles.

Without the hustles at the door and a strict dress code, this club is generating new buzz that a lot of people are talking about.

When guests first walk through the door, their eyes are immediately drawn to the bar area, where dozens of young, hot rockers with mod haircuts and rock star clothes stand around smiling, seemingly having a good time. In the background there is a red, neon sign that reads “Prescriptions” with sexy bartenders dressed in nurse outfits rushing around to get drinks filled.

Located in West L.A., Good Hurt has lured in many fans with its medical themed club. Its decor of low lighting, black leather booths and white crosses makes you feel as though you have just crossed over into a different world.

Though the theme is medical, the uniforms are nothing like the scrubs you encounter at the hospital. The bartenders are dressed in black, tight, hip-hugging outfits, with zippers that cut right down to the cleavage. The black fishnets that meet the dress drive one’s imagination to the child fantasies of the “naughty nurse” pinup image. This kind of first impression is enough to leave the first timers drooling at the bar when a nurse-barkeep comes up to take their order.

With drinks like the fruity “Transfusion” and the strong “Black and Blue,” your taste buds will leave you wanting for another fill from the themed menu. And for the beer drinkers there are enough choices to make your head spin. Home to a local brew like Angel City Ale, the taps are running all night long.

While some walk around with huge, glass mugs filled with the famous ale, others are sipping their drinks from the slender glasses filled with the medicine of their choice.

From live music that consumes your thoughts to the friendly attitudes of the bartenders, you are guaranteed to have a good time.

Although club Good Hurt is fairly new to Los Angeles, it has gained much recognition for a live music venue that will rock your soul and jolt your body with uncontrollable energy.

Some of the known talents that have played at the Good Hurt are Fishbone, Skeletones, members of the Circle Jerks and Parliament Phunkadelics. It has also gained much popularity from the local talents in L.A. Unlike the Roxy or any of the famous clubs on the strip, Good Hurt is known for its inviting “no pay to play” policy.

If bands or solo artists are interested in performing at the Hurt, all they have to do is send them an electronic press kit and the contact information.

From conscious hip hop, to rock and reggae, club Good Hurt has opened its doors to all genres of music. With a cover that ranges from $5 to $7 dollars, the patrons at the door never hesitate to open up their wallets.

Without the drama of parking and getting in, this venue leaves more time for partying, drinking and schmoozing at the bar.

Open seven days a week from 8p.m. to 2a.m., Good Hurt provides a place for visitors to drown in its inoculating atmosphere and lose themselves in its euphoric energy.

Good times, good music, good service, it will hurt so good, you’ll be begging for another diagnosis.

Tatiana Galadjev can be reached at ane@sundial.csun.edu.