Habitat: Benji’s Clubhouse

Habitat: Benji’s Clubhouse

It’s 10:00 p.m. on a Saturday night, you live in North County, and you’ve just finished dinner at your favorite Mexican-food restaurant. Your table full of friends (usually all guys) begin discussing plans for the evening at hand and how to make the best use of the time that the weekend permits. Decisions, decisions, decisions. “We can go to a strip bar with all the boys, play pool, and check out a bunch of chicks, or we can go to that yuppie dance bar where all the girls are, but the guys there wear leather jackets and brag about what kind of cars they drive.” [IMAGE 1]

Obviously, neither of those options sound too appealing, but when you combine the two ingredients and subtract the leather jackets, one option comes to mind: “Let’s go to Benji’s clubhouse!” Equipped with a pool table, all-access cable, a fully stocked bar, a barbeque, a karaoke machine, a designated dance area, and not to mention the countless number of girls who frequent “Club Benji,” the place is the greatest locale to be when your looking to have some fun at any hour of the day or night.

The only thing you must be aware of is this: For multiple months out of the year, when Benji takes off on his surf trips, his older brother Jason transforms the North County club into a full-blown rave with help from San Diego party veterans Tom Rulon and the infamous “Bubba.”

If you’re fortunate or unfortunate enough to stumble upon that kind of situation, I personally wish you the best of luck. Very few people are known to have walked away unscathed from such an environment.-Blair Marlin

“The best thing about this house is the neighbor factor: The fact that we’ve had about five really loud, obnoxious, scary, sick, and twisted parties, and not one neighbor has complained or come over. Well, one guy came over at 3:00 a.m. I thought he was gonna be all bummed, but he just wanted to come over to meet all of us and party.”-Benji on the best thing about his house


“Modern Rastafarian with a little twist of creepy.” -Benji on the style of his house

“I was going for sort of a modern, cute look for the female species, so when they walk in they think, ‘Whoa, this guy’s, like, on it. He’s even kind of clean.’ I try to keep this room very clean. Then they walk into the next room and it kind of goes downhill from there-I have a little kitchen. But when they stroll into the other rooms, it’s like, ‘God have mercy on your souls!’ Then you go into the clubhouse, which is always creepy, but always clean.”

-Benji on the style of his living room

*Paintings by the Suede, Christian Suede

1. Jason’s Room
“Pretty much looks like my brother is a pimp, but we all know the truth.”

2. Benji’s Room
“My room looks cozy.”

3. Clubhouse
“It doesn’t open ’til 2:00 a.m. That’s all you need to know (Put me on the list, dude).

4. Living Room
“This Better Homes And Gardens photo is pretty much titties.CALLOUTS
“I have a little kitchen. But when they females stroll into the other rooms, it’s like, ‘God have mercy on your souls!'” “The place is the greatest locale to be when your looking to have some fun at any hour of the day or night.”[IMAGE 3]