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Club Hoppin'

July 29, 1999

The Dixie Belle Club: As unpretentious and neighborly as they come, this 51-year-old cocktail lounge-restaurant also serves up top-notch rockabilly, blues and jump swing bands from around the country. 9559 Imperial Highway, Downey. 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; closes earlier, Sunday-Thursday. Cover varies. 21 and over.

Atlasphere: Two spacious rooms to groove to live upbeat jazz or hip-hop and house spun by deejays from KKBT-FM (92.3 the Beat). Seaport Marina Hotel, 6400 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. Saturdays, 9 pm.-2 a.m. (562) 434-8451 or (949) 580-5889. Cover: $10.

Bobby McGee's: Doubling as a restaurant and night club Wednesday through Sunday, makes planning an outing to Bobby McGee's easy (the restaurant is open daily). Bobby McGee's Conglomeration is at 200 S. State College Blvd., Brea. Hours of operation: 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. $5 after 9. Only those 21 and over may enjoy the night club. (714) 529-1998.

All-Ages Swing Night at the PCH Club: "Retro" Rhonda Frankforter spins music for all forms of swing, especially East Coast and Lindy Hop, for an all-ages crowd. PCH Club, Golden Sails Best Western Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. (562) 596-2332. Sunday, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; free lesson at 8 p.m. Cover: $5, $3 for students.

Tsunami: Definitely the place to wear that slinky dress and heels you overspent on. Special date? Take him, or her, to dinner, then to the VIP lounge to smooch on the couches with crushed velvet pillows. Friday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cover: $10, or $20 for access to the VIP lounge. Tiger Lounge on Saturdays features dancing to international music, three bars and sushi till 1 a.m. On Sundays, kick back on a large waterfront sun deck and hear calypso music, order food from the wood-fired outdoor grill, and sample tropical drink specials from 2-8 p.m. Two-drink minimum. Aysia 101, 2901 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949) 631-9476.

Windows: The floor is small, but the music rocks in this "Casablanca"-style restaurant that turns into a club once a week. An upscale crowd that knows how to get down. Friday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Windows on the Bay, 2241 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949) 223-3800. Cover: $10.

Red Velvet Lounge: A hip-hop haven, with tunes for lovers of rock oldies, house and disco too. Come if you love KPWR-FM (105.9), cheap drinks and an atmosphere without attitude. 904 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton. Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cover: $10. (714) 526-1124.

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