Enter The Blind Dragon, an exclusive Asian-inspired themed lounge with private karaoke suites, hidden on The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The name is a Chinese twist on prohibition era illegal establishments known as a ‘Blind Pig’ or a ‘Blind Tiger.’ The name evokes a modern risqué speakeasy, a hidden joint, a ‘Blind’ spot from the law, where ‘anything goes.’
From the garage, you’ll enter through a shipping container, into a walk-in fridge, through the kitchen and… into an opulent opium den. Hanging Chinese lanterns and two of those crazy butterfly windows from Chi Lin loom over red sofas, black lacquer screens, lots of lush plant life and a mini Mao.
And you could just hang out near the DJ in the lounge, with some dim sum and wood-fired filet mignon pizza from RivaBella’s chefs. And a few rounds of sake-infused Shanghai Mules.
At some point, though, the odds are strong that you’ll end up in one of three more shipping containers. These ones are leopard-carpeted. These ones are the karaoke rooms.
Once inside, you can order as you please in the singing-free main space, but the three private karaoke rooms start at a $150-per-hour minimum spend for a two-hour slot. You could, of course, just buy bottles (many are around $300) to hit that number, but $300 also gets you a punch bowl full of anything on the cocktail list.
- Monday nights aka “Magic Mondays” host some hot celebrity acts.
- If you’re with a big group, going the bottle service route gets you your own little party.
- Blind Dragon has a “secret backdoor” where celebrities get whisked in and out to avoid the paparazzi.
Where is Blind Dragon located?
Blind Dragon is located at the intersection of Sunset Blvd and Doheny Road.
How much is cover charge at Blind Dragon?
There are two time slots for karaoke room rentals, 10PM -12AM and 12AM – 2AM. Rates are a rental fee of $100/hr for the smaller rooms (10 people) and $150/hr for the larger rooms (10-20 people).
How long will I have to wait at Blind Dragon?
There is usually a very short wait to get in unless you are arriving later in the night.
When is Blind Dragon open?
Blind Dragon is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 PM – 2 AM and once in a while Mondays for “Magic Mondays.”
What are the best nights to go to Blind Dragon?
Since Blind Dragon is an ultra-modern Karaoke lounge, the party depends on your group. However, certain nights host DJs and special performances. Be on the look out!
What is the dress code at Blind Dragon?
Trendy casual! But avoid looking like you just woke up and showed up.
Is there parking near Blind Dragon?
There is on-site valet and parking lot just a few few from Blind Dragon.
How much do drinks cost at Blind Dragon?
Cocktails are around $16-19 and bottles of premium liquor start at $350.
Who are the resident DJs?
It’s a Karaoke lounge, so you’re the DJ! However, Blind Dragon houses some local talent and occasionally some live performances.
What kind of music do they play at Blind Dragon?
When a DJ is spinning, it’s usually Open Format.