1. Know a member
For most Angelenos, this will be the easiest way to enter. Finding a friend who can get you into the Magic Castle is like playing six degrees of separation: It’s almost a sure thing that your friend’s coworker’s cousin can get you in.
Members can hand out guest passes like candy; get one and you’re in, though expect to pay upwards of $75 for the cover charge and dinner. (The door charge is $25 per person during weekend brunch, $35 from Monday to Thursday nights and $45 from Friday to Sunday during the evening—and that’s in addition to $20 valet parking.)