City: Los Angeles
Address: 12823 S. Avalon Blvd.
Closed doors in: Late '80s or early '90s
Famous for: Breathing life into West Coast Rap
Every weekend, Eve's After Dark served as a the social melting pot for early rap music as young, hungry, and aspirational DJs, MCs, and breakers would gather here until the early mornings. Since the club was located within the formal area of Los Angeles County, the club was able to operate until five in the morning. Even though the club was a fixture during the disco era, B-boy Alonzo Williams began to favor turntables over his dance gear and turned Eve After Dark into a premier hip-hop joint in the West Coast. The club served as the home to Williams DJ crew, known as the World Class Wreckin' Cru, but also booked a number of impressive acts like Kurtis Blow and Run D.M.C and served as the old recording studio for the now legendary Dr. Dre.