Santa Monica, California
April 6, 2001
There is a different theme every night of the week at Nell's. I went on Wednesday night which was Cuban/Soul night when they played great Latin music all night long. On this night, the crowd tended to be thirtysomethings and older, with lots of Latinos strutting their stuff on the dance floor. Lots of amazing dancers at that, but for those who want to polish your moves before hitting the dance floor, you can practice in the "parlour" room downstairs. Everyone will be so busy either salsaing or watching those salsaing that they won't even notice!
If you're looking for a great night of dancing, but don't want to be sandwiched between 50 other sweaty bodies, you may want to check out Nell's! It's spacious so there's more room to move and less chance of cramping your style!
Although Nell's is not in the height of its glory days, it's still very consistent and you're bound to have a good time. The crowd changes depending on the theme of the night, but Nell's tends to attract older (meaning those not straight out of college) and more sophisticated clientele.
You can get reduced discount passes from their website that are good for admission before 10pm.
From journal Late Night New York