I love this place. Its one of the more longstanding dives in the ever-changing city of Los Angeles. The drinks are reasonably priced, the dancers fun and tasteful (however, they will try to milk you for drinks, and are pretty shameless about it, LOL!), and the atmosphere fun! I wouldn't spend a whole night here, but its a great way to start or end your night out.
Jumbo's is an LA staple! Its so much fun! It is a gogo bar so there is no nudity. Its a great place to meet friends, have a birthday or other fun event. Go with an open mind, a stack of ones and have some fun!
I had saw this place mentioned on the TV show Best Bar In America (LA episode) while on a Delta flight into LA. Thought I'd give it a try since there is no cover to watch pretty girls dance with skimpy outfits to music of their own choosing (no DJ - whoa hoo!). It is always appreciate if you place a couple dollar bills (or more if you're a big spender) on the dance area. The beer selection was a bit lacking, but they have a decent full bar so you can douse yourself with whatever you want. Don't think they had any food service. The entire lineup of girls I saw, on a Tuesday afternoon/early evening (4pm-6pm) was top notch. And in between their performances they would sit on the seats next to you and make small talk and generally keep the place in a great spirit. ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOGRAPHY - I did manage to step outside to grab a photo with one of the talented ladies, at her insistence (which is always flattering). Would go back in a hot minute. Although the location is a bit off the beaten path, you will be surrounded by Thai food places EVERYWHERE.
Keep in mind that this is a place where adult women dance to modern and classic rock songs. It's an interesting dot in the LA landscape and one that is frequented by rock stars and movie stars. How much enjoyment you will get out of it will vary on your interest in seeing really attractive women in bikinis and tiny outfits dance on stage. What cannot be denied is their athleticism and choreography i.e. them girls bust their buns when they on stage. It is also nice that, given it's not a strip club, there's none of the seedy aftertaste or pushy demands for "private" dances. Come in, have a beer, watch a dance and enjoy.