Eden (closed) (Closed Permanently) Formerly: Universal Lounge

83% love it
GayCities Members report that Eden (closed) has closed
Drink. Eat. Dance. (not necessarily in that order)
Eden takes over where Universal left off as the West Hollywood-inspired Hillcrest magnate for stylish gays and their sexy straight female cohorts. There's a full restaurant attached to a large bar/dancefloor area.
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    • john.s.drage
      john.s.drage Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Eden closed its doors in July, 2012
      According to the bar tender this bar/restaurant at 1202 University Avenue is now known as "The Range" as of a week ago( looks like they were at an old site across the street and a few blocks west from and old sign and abandoned building I saw). She stated Eden closed down in July, 2012.

    • hburg82
      hburg82 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Mississippi Boys
      Would have been a great place to visit if we got there earlier and maybe had a group of people to meet up with. Loved the dance floor the out door area was awesome.

    • fitandsolid
      fitandsolid Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Time will tell
      Many feel the jury still is out on this upscale club/eatery in the gayest section of Hillcrest. Formerly Universal, the look has changed slightly, but not the velvet rope/business casual vibe. Brunch at the outdoor adjacent area is a pleasant weekend experience, however, with food, music, and mimosas worth the slightly higher price (unlike the nightclub experience, so far...)

    • beta32819
      beta32819 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      killer space
      Great bar and hot bartenders. Crowd was better on Friday. The Saturday crowd looked like the island of misfit toys

    • alandesigner1
      alandesigner1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Eden goes to Hell
      The legacy continues....Universal closed with contractors seeking $446,522 for their work on the venue. EDEN carries on the tradition. Several contractors and vendors are not being payed for work and materials even before the doors open. Please spend your money elsewhere. Eden is doomed and headed straight to Hell.

    • nate12
      nate12 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great atmosphere! Lots of fun.