Mike Pecina’s Club Monte Cristo to Reemerge on Seventh Street

The longtime gothic nightclub shuttered its doors in 2017…but now it’s back from the dead and ready to bring the darkness
Mike Pecina’s Club Monte Cristo to Reemerge on Seventh Street
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Club Monte Cristo — which once resided at 659 S Westmoreland Ave in LA — will re-open at 2228 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90057, according to Founder Mike Pecina.

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Before closing in 2017, Monte Cristo served as an immersive nightclub for nearly two decades. The gothic atmosphere was steeped in deep reds, candle wax, overstuffed chairs — perhaps occupied by the unseen — human skull replicas, and ornate mirrors.

Handfuls of events took place at the hotspot during its 19 years in operation, and Pecina’s dark palace became known for its heavy pour, reasonable prices, and intriguingly unnerving environment.

Pecina told What Now LA he hopes to open his Addams Family-esque mansion as soon as possible.

What’s more, the industry vet says the three-story building set to house the new Monte Cristo is, in fact, haunted as Pecina often hears footsteps overhead and claims a famous murder happened within its walls.

Amanda Peukert

Amanda Peukert is a Los Angeles-based writer with a love for tattoos, music, food, and film. She received her BA and MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has appeared in/on SPIN, LA Taco, Tattoodo, Skin Deep, and Tattoo Energy. When she’s not writing, you can catch her listening to Alice in Chains and Tupac, or watching movies like The Crow and Halloween while eating tacos and drinking a cold beer.
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