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... ... read full review
1714 North Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Highland
W, F, Sa 10pm–2am; Taco stand open until 3am
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
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 outside as tastemakers and young celebs strut their way into the vast and elegant club with a Spanish flair.
Essentially one large room divided into three distinct areas, the space includes a wood-paneled bar featuring intricate chandeliers, a pressed-tin ceiling, and a mesmerizing black-lit jellyfish tank installed in the exposed brick wall.
There are no bar stools, so patrons looking to kick back with some cocktails should make their way through the series of brick archways into the sunken dance area, where oversized banquettes provide plenty of space to mingle and watch the flirty crowd groove on the vintage Spanish tiles.
A DJ booth overseen by a brass elephant head covered in LED lights dominates one end of the room, where sweaty club kids in need of a respite from the high-energy action can slip into cozy leather booths to order bottle service and peruse the reproduction of Picasso’s Guernica.
A series of open doorways leads to an outdoor patio usually packed shoulder to shoulder with fashionable partiers looking for a cool off and a smoke.
For those whose idea of a great time is a night of hard dancing among beautiful people, Las Palmas just might become the new favorite old place.
Affluent club kids, people from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and sports, artistic types, and a smattering of celebrities, early 20s to early 30s.
DJs spin a mix of hip-hop, Top 40, and electronic.
A taqueria next to the club’s entrance serves tacos and other Mexican fare until 2am.
Tacos $3+, quesadillas $5, flautas 2/$5. Beer $8, cocktails $11–$15, bottle service $375+. Valet $10.
Clubby chic: guys in designer jeans, fashionable t-shirts, or button-downs, girls in short dresses and heels.
Consistently hot every night it’s open.
The Colony (1743 North Cahuenga Boulevard) is another trendy, exclusive club nearby.