Owner: Lillian Bianca Dupont

Hours of operation:
Monday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Open Sunday's forspecial events and engagements.

Location: 6584 Portola Ave. Palm Springs, Ca

Cover price:
Locals: $10
General admission: $20
Front of the Line: $30
VIP package: $300 to $400.

Reservations: Reservations are strongly recommended if you would like to sit at a booth. Tables are first come, first serve.

Payment info: All major credit cards are accepted.

Music: A mix of dance, hip-hop and techno.

Resident DJ: DJ Michael Ray with various guest DJs.

Clientele/Age Group: 21 and older.

Attire: Proper attire required. No T-shirts, tank tops, baggy jeans, flannel shirts, hats, tennis shoes or work boots.

Parking: Self parking and valet both available.

Handicapped accessible: Yes.

Interior description: Iian Waisbrod with Studio Gaia of New York City artistically designed The Black Orchid. The Orchid offers an elegant setting featuring lavish and unique decor to create a carefully crafted venue. The Orchid opens to a comfortable 7,000 square feet of free space.

Special events:
Mondays: Local Industry Night.
Tuesdays:Retro Night
Thursdays: Bounce with hip-hop music.

An air of mystery and exclusivity surrounds The Black Orchid from the moment you approach the line to get in. (If you want to avoid a long wait, get there before 11 p.m.) You can hear the music from where the line forms. A guest list is in the hands of the bouncers. Some get right on in, others are left standing for some time.

From the entrance, you must take an escalator up a level to reach The Black Orchid. Once you step off the escalator you still can't see the club. It's only after you walk down a dark, mirrored hallway illuminated by only candlelight that you discover The Black Orchid.

The Orchid, modeled like the New York nightclub of the same name, is decorated in a combination of wood and deep-red drapery with soft lighting, modern furniture and a large dance floor.

Some of the nightclub tables are reserved and limited to bottle service customers. There are approximately 30 of these tables, which will accommodate up to 10 people each. There also is a VIP area offering a complete view of the venue. The VIP are is comprised of deep red booths made of rich velvet and silk. Most are reserved to "special" regulars who come in.

For those who aren't seated at one of the exclusive tables, there are two full bars to serve your needs, as well as other tables around the dance floor. Expect to pay about $8 for mixed drinks and $5 for beer.

A good mix of hip-hop and house music keeps the dance floor packed. The Black Orchid has the club standard go-go dancers, but here the dancers wear tasteful costumes that cover a bit more skin than at most other clubs.

You'll find a very refined and well-heeled crowd at the Orchid and a wide variety of ages. You can be sure to spot a celebrity or two at this stylish nightspot.

The air of mystery continues when you leave The Orchid. Since the escalators travel only one way up to the club, you must take an elevator, which is hidden at the end of another dark corridor, to go back downstairs to reality.