Best LA Goth clubs: Bar Sinister Hollywood & Das Bunker. Gothic Industrial dance club nights, Los Angeles parties.

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It’s not even 10pm, and we’re already handcuffed…

What’s the Los Angeles Gothic & Industrial scene like? Bloody good. Arguably the best in the USA.

The two club stalwarts are Das Bunker (Fridays) and Bar Sinister (Saturdays). Both nights are excellent, and have a friendly relationship with each other. Like many LA Goths, I frequent both.

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Let’s start with Das Bunker. Melissa, my Maui and Mexico travel video filmmaker, rocks a pink corset (available here). Since it was the weekend before Halloween, I wore a witch costume (more photos here).

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Amazing “Amazing Race” Goth Kent Kaliber picked us up. We’ve had some epic adventures together, including Animegacon Las Vegas and the packing tips video.

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For live band bookings, Das Bunker can’t be beat. That night, we caught Suicide Commando on their first US tour, ever. The club previously brought in VNV Nation, Aesthetic Perfection, God Module and more.

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The name “bunker” is apt because this is one giant space. There are several dance rooms (industrial, old school Gothic, power noise) and chill-out areas.

I reunited with Mary Nine, who moved back to LA. Tank9 was too busy dancing for a photo! (Remember our Japan anniversary dance video?)

You’ll know where to find your favorite LA Goths on Friday nights: the ehrfurchtgebietend Das Bunker. (Catch-One, 10pm-3am, 18+, 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles.)

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The next day, I recovered in time for Bar Sinister. I co-hosted the Black & Grey Magazine x LA Fashion Week wrap party with Kent Kaliber (who is the regular host).

Bar Sin is having a Renaissance. The fashion’s inspiring, the go-go dancers rock, and the romantic-to-horror music is utterly danceable.

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One of my favorite new brands is Insidious by Katie Broad. Her designs (worn by her and her models) are a heavy metal fairy tale: spiked gauntlets, studded dresses, vegi-leather mesh shirts and booty shorts.

I modeled pieces from her Black Metal Wonderland collection in a magazine photoshoot, to be revealed soon. If you’re looking for standout clothing, give Katie’s Insidious a glance; she also sells via Etsy.

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With photographer Bil Brown of Black & Grey Magazine. Models walked around the club, wearing the designs of Maddox, Halcyon, Antiseptic and Tribe.

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At Bar Sinister, decadent dress is encouraged. Kiss cosplay? Why not.

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Kent and I announced the live bands. I’m wearing a hat, corset and skirt by Spider (Hong Kong Lolita brand).

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Join the spooky fun every Saturday at Bar Sinister — tell Kent I sent you! (At Boardner’s, doors open 10pm, 18+, 1652 N Cherokee Ave, Hollywood.)

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I’m so proud of my Basil Farrow… his big face is in the Scottish Fold 2013 calendar! You can order one here - it makes a great Xmas present. All profits go to the Scottish Fold Rescue, a wonderful volunteer organization that helps place Foldies in good homes.

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More cat cuteness on my “lacarmina” Instagram.

What’s the Goth party scene like in your city? Would you visit these LA nightclubs? I’ll announce my next travel destinations soon; perhaps I’ll be coming to you… Keep your eye on my blog and Twitter to find out.

  • hyo-chan

    the insidious fashion is beautiful. thanks la carmina for the inspiring blogs

  • MelissaRundle

    I love it! LA Goth scene is the BEST!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      yesssss

  • Migel

    I agree…

  • Irinia

    so cool!!!!!!!

  • natalie

    thanks for the tips girl.

  • Becca

    Bunker is fun, but LA DEAD reigns supreme, imo.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Love this night too!

  • Cecelia Miller

    Bar Sinister and Das Bunker are arguably the BEST goth nights in the entire country.

  • CarolSwirl

    Oh man I wish I could go to Bar Sinister! Guess I’ll stick to sin-o-matic in Boston for now :) Looooove everyone’s outfits!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      You must! <3

  • Sterling

    stunning!

  • Steve

    Hell yea!!

  • ange

    are beautiful

  • Jim

    Beauty abound…

  • marty

    fabulous

  • XzVs

    You’ve got to be kidding me! The “goth” scene is on life support, the “goth scene” is really comprised of two scenes; the Deathrock scene and the Industrial scene, both of which are deader than f’ing dead, 3/4 of the people going to the clubs are just club people, they have no appreciation for the music, which is the whole reason for the scene anyways. When Bunker starts to bring in bands from Europe to play then you may have a chance at resurrecting this once great underground scene.

  • Brumguy

    Hey guys. Working on a show here in LA.
    only here for the week and fridays/satdays can b difficult with work.
    So wheres good tuesday thru friday in central LA?