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Address: 502 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711-4618
Phone Number: +1 909-447-6700
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Date night in Claremont

The music is very loud, so give up any hope for real conversation, but this place did not disappoint. Live jazz music, swing dancing, and superb people watching. The fondue and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2012
DnAdena
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Tustin, California
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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

The music is very loud, so give up any hope for real conversation, but this place did not disappoint. Live jazz music, swing dancing, and superb people watching. The fondue and drinks were very good; a bit on the pricey side, but not unreasonable.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

This location is great for a night out with the girls (or a date with your special someone)! The ambiance is neat and mellow. The food and drinks are great, although the prices are not inexpensive. They often have life music inside and the outside patio available for those who want a quieter setting. Service is friendly!

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1 Thank Jessica B
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

I went with my brother who goes to school in Claremont. Paid $5 for a Stella, which is usual. Great band and a smoking patio with fireplace. It was my kinda juke joint. Great local hipster and rockabilly crowd.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

We could not carry a decent conversation as the music was extremely loud. Service was slow and rude. Food not worth the price. Patio lovely but they would not sit us there and nobody offered to help us find a table either. No servers went to the patio so we went indide again and found a table. Not a good... More 

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Ames
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2009

We were showing our friends from West Covina, how cool the new Claremont, CA Packing House area is. We were always curious what Hip Kitty was all about. So we walked in to show them, and to check it out ourselves. Saturday night, January 24, 2009 at 8:30pm, and very crowded. Business looks good I thought, must be the place... More 

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Riverside
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

I really WANTED to like the Hip Kitty. I love the whole kitchy early 60's fondue thing. The patio is lovely and the decor inside is fun. Nice lighting and nice booths....that's ALL the nice things I can say. First of all, we (a party of 4) were seated in a table so squished up against other people the waitress... More 

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5 Thank Cookie011
Claremont, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2008

Hated it, won't ever go back!!! My husband and I tried it out shortly after it opened. It was very , very crowded and we were told by the hostess not to leave as it would be only a short wait till the fondue bar opened up spots for dinner. Sure, we thought we'll buy some drinks and enjoy the... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2007

The Village West in Claremont's downtown area is trying hard. Really, really hard. Three Forks isn't quite cutting it, and neither are the Mediteranean nor Thai restaurants. On a whim, we decided to visit the Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Club. Here are our impressions. The decor is very tacky, but in a cool kinda way. They are trying very... More 

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