Club / Members Club
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 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
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Of all the good things to come out of two letters – TV, E.T., R&B –there’s one more to add to the list: AV, an ultra-swanky Hollywood nightclub that began life as a Monday-only hotspot but has since opened for dolled-up weekend warriors as well. Potential guests need only follow the valet line trekking down Selma to discover ... more
1601 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Reviewed by Nikki L.
"MY TAKE There are plenty of better nightclubs to hit up than the Good Hurt. The talent that plays here is mostly local, and a lot of riff raff, but it ..." more
12249 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Party Earth Review Located in the basement of the Higgins Building – LA’s first private power plant – The Edison is a massive nightclub that combines 1920s luxury with a bit of history and industrialism to create a truly unique club experience. A hostess in a flapper dress leads well-dressed and cultured patrons down a grand staircase with ... more
108 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review From theatrical performances to famous headliners like the Beatles and Soundgarden, Avalon has been entertaining the masses since the 1920s, but it wasn’t until 2003 that a major makeover turned the space into a DJ-driven dance club hotspot. Although big-name bands still play the cavernous hall, the emphasis is clearly ... more
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Party Earth Review Visitors to El Cid may feel like they’ve time-traveled into a 16th-century Spanish tavern, but this multilevel club actually offers a very modern spot to drink and dance. Built in 1900 by pioneering American film director D.W. Griffith, the space now invites partygoers three flights of stairs below ground level ... more
4212 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Party Earth Review True supper clubs must present a high-class image, and even the most diehard club hater would have to admit that Greystone Manor is the picture of opulence. The Hollywood glitterati are known to flock here, enduring a barrage of red carpet flashbulbs before joining the rest of the A-listers, hobnobbers, and lucky optimists ... more
643 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
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
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.