Reviewed by Billy K.
"My Advice/My Take: Nikki’s is a stylish, but subtle bar within feet from the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Nikki’s offers a welcome escape from all t ..." more
72 Market Street
Venice, CA 90291
Party Earth Review Although the Staples Center is best known for hosting mega concerts and Lakers basketball games, hidden away inside this multi-purpose arena is an exclusive hotspot called Hyde Lounge. Scenesters, celebrities, and industry bigwigs head up via a special elevator, eventually entering a room that looks more like a ritzy nightclub ... more
(Southwest VIP entrance)
1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Party Earth Review With a clear quest to catch big international DJs, land plenty of A-listers, and hook a boatload of ravishing revelers, Lure is a see-and-be-seen megaclub that drops major Vegas-style glitz into the heart of Hollywood. The line outside this hotspot starts early, and once partygoers get in – via VIP status ... more
1439 Ivar Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
Party Earth Review Given the tough door policy, not everyone gets into The Sayers Club – and with it's semi-hidden location behind sister bar Sayers Front Room, it's not a given that clubgoers will even find it. Tucked away on a non-descript stretch of Wilcox, there’s little evidence of this swanky lounge’s existence ... more
1645 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Reviewed by Katie F.
"My Take: I’ll admit, Sixty Six doesn't seem like the most electrifying of Hollywood’s new lounge venues. Lackluster word-of-mouth got to me before I h ..." more
7746 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Party Earth Review Situated just above the immense Avalon club, the versatile Bardot is a seductive Hollywood mainstay that attracts a blend of funky artists, hipsters, and club kids. Comprised of three separate areas decked out in 1920s splendor, the space features an intimate outdoor terrace where guests lounge on banquettes among ... more
1737 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Party Earth Review Melding a little of the LA club scene with a laid-back Westside vibe, 31Ten Lounge attracts trendy professionals looking to wind down from work and club-goers in the mood for something different from the typical Hollywood hysteria. Those ready to hit the town early drop by for upscale bites of wood-oven pizza and ... more
3110 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
American Restaurant / Club
Reviewed by Ellie D.
"My Advice/My Take: Twelve + Highland is a great place to go if you want to meet up with some buddies, watch a sports game (or two), and put a few drin ..." more
304 12th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Los Angeles is famous for its exclusive clubs and opulent nightlife, and people either love the glitz or hate it – and the ones who hate it probably couldn’t get past the velvet ropes anyway.
Hollywood on the weekends seems to be one swath of velvet all to itself, with ever-present lines of stunning celebrities and often equally stunning wannabe stars waiting outside the swanky nightclubs and hotspots. Hot one minute and extinct before sunrise, Los Angeles clubs can fade into the mist as fast as an actor’s career, no matter if it’s a famous West Hollywood dance club or a sultry blues club Downtown.
It definitely doesn’t hurt to be famous, wealthy, and beautiful in LA – hey, when DOES it hurt??? – but all of the clubs in Los Angeles aren’t necessarily exclusive. Multi-floored megaclubs in Hollywood have room for just about everyone, and eclectic cool music clubs that dot the city couldn’t care less about what kind of shoes you’re wearing or who you’re totally writing a spec pilot for next week.
And for folks who just want to get their dance on, the options range from budget-friendly college haunts with Top 40 DJs and cheap rails in plastic cups to opulent dance floors with mortgage-level cover charges playing host to some of the top DJs in the world.