Oct 21 Bootsy Bellows
Club / Members Club
Party Earth Review An ultra-exclusive, celeb-packed club that’s gone purposefully insane, Beacher’s Madhouse is a vaudeville-inspired performance space where beautiful women don little more than tassels, exotic animals traipse across the stage, and a little person or two flies through the air. Located in the basement of nightlife mecca The ... more
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(entrance on Orange Street
south of Hollywood Boulevard)
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
Karaoke Bar / Nightclub
Reviewed by Randall H.
"SO EPIC! This is a legendary karaoke bar. I spent many nights here with fellow interns and friends getting drunk and singing anything and everything. ..." more
2030 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lounge / Club
Reviewed by Katie F.
"My Take: Once inside, Vignette lounge feels instantly intimate. Compared to other, more cavernous Hollywood clubs, Vignette feels positively miniscule ..." more
8623 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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
Party Earth Review Housed inside the former Los Angeles Stock Exchange building, Exchange LA serves as a clear indication of Downtown’s nightlife resurgence. Actually, 1,700 indications, seeing as that’s how many dance-happy revelers regularly fill this multi-level club. The décor is a mix of restored Art Deco styles ... more
618 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Known as two of the city’s prime performance venues for L.A.’s independent music scene, the connected spaces The Echo and Echoplex also feature some of the most creative club nights in town that attract a diverse mix of hipsters, punk rockers, goth kids, and die-hard music snobs. Upstairs at The Echo ... more
The Echo: 1822 West Sunset Boulevard
Echoplex: 1154 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Party Earth Review Perched high above the west end of the Sunset Strip, the 20,000-square-foot Soho House is a private members-only social club whose elite atmosphere has made it a preferred hangout for celebrities. A stylish clientele from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and finance step off the private elevator into an elegant reception ... more
9200 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review One of Hollywood’s hottest clubs in the 90s, Las Palmas went through a seven-year transformation during which it was called LAX, only to reemerge with its old name and with the same notoriously difficult door policy that still attracts a discerning and trendy clientele. The packs of paparazzi have also returned, lurking ... more
1714 North Las Palmas 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.