Party Earth Review Perched atop the W Hotel, Drai’s is a sprawling multilevel club with a thousand-person capacity that brings full-on Vegas-style debauchery to the heart of Hollywood. An opulent interior sets the stage at this posh venue... ... read full review
6250 Hollywood Boulevard, 12th Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
Club: W–Su 10pm–3am
Restaurant: W–Su 6–10pm
Pool: W–Su 11am–3pm
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Perched atop the W Hotel, Drai’s is a sprawling multilevel club with a thousand-person capacity that brings full-on Vegas-style debauchery to the heart of Hollywood.
An opulent interior sets the stage at this posh venue where hard-partying people from the worlds of fashion, movies, and music, as well as a fair share of club-goers, bachelorettes, and birthday girls, show up to indulge in a swanky night out.
Guests stepping out of the private elevator will find themselves in a one-room nightclub featuring mirrored floor-to-ceiling columns, half-circle snakeskin booths, and tall red lamps that double as stripper poles for those feeling feisty.
A center island contains booths facing either the bar and dance floor or a panoramic window display, while a huge smoking patio with cushy white benches offers a spectacular view of the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign.
Summer weekends see an influx of bikini-clad jet-setters, beautiful people, and the occasional celeb as Drai’s ramps up for its raging pool parties, whose luxurious setting includes a pristine pool flanked by glass walls, palm trees, white cabanas, and red lounge chairs perfect for sunning, drinking, and flirting the day away.
By night, the pool area transforms into an open-air dance floor and party space where guests soak up the cityscape over cocktails or get into mischief behind drawn cabana drapes.
Possibly one of the most over-the-top party palaces in town, Drai’s is a hotspot for Hollywood sceney-boppers willing to dole out the cash to spend a day or night in the lap of luxury.
Club chicks, bachelorette and birthday parties, occasional celebrities, jet-setters, and people from the worlds of fashion, movies, and music, 20s to early 30s.
Nightly DJs spin mash-ups of danceable classics and latest hits, more indie on Sundays, and electric 80s on Wednesdays and Cannonball Sundays. Occasional live performances, both scheduled and spontaneous. Poolside cabanas with flat-screen TVs.
Restaurant serves high-end Euro-American fare of mostly seafood and steaks. Hotel guests are not guaranteed entrance to Drai’s.
Cover charge $20. Cabanas $2,000–$5,000. Appetizers $11–$22, entrées $32–$75. Beer $10+, wine $12+, cocktails $12+, bottle service $500+. Valet $7 for 2½ hours with validation only available until 7pm, $20 without validation.
Clubby chic: dresses, fashionable jeans, collared button-downs. Swimwear for afternoon pool parties.
Wednesdays for the most exclusive night, Friday and Saturday evenings for a lively crowd, and summer weekend afternoons for the pool party.
Downstairs at the W Hotel is Delphine’s, a posh Mediterranean restaurant perfect for a pre-club dinner.