Party Earth Review Located in the long-abandoned building that once housed the Fox Theatre, Playhouse Hollywood is a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot Vegas-style nightclub with a sexy circus theme. Popular with eager young club kids... ... read full review
6506 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
M 10pm–3am, Th–Sa 10pm–4am
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Located in the long-abandoned building that once housed the Fox Theatre, Playhouse Hollywood is a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot Vegas-style nightclub with a sexy circus theme.
Popular with eager young club kids and college students, the impressive high-ceilinged space is dominated by a huge oval bar presided over by scantily-clad bartenders who, when not slinging drinks, leap onto trapezes for some aerial acrobatics or regale the crowd with a provocative burlesque show in the elevated cages.
Intelligent disco lights and dozens of glowing red orb chandeliers throw dots of color over the fashionable crowd, as groups and couples lounge in leather booths to take in the show over bottle service, or lean over the railings to flirt with passing cuties.
Caged go-go dancers flank both sides of the sunken dance floor, where dance fiends and singles on the prowl elbow their way into the jam-packed space to party with Valley kids and the tight-dress set.
High rollers can make their way to the elegant VIP lounge upstairs, which features numerous gold and black banquettes, a second bar and DJ, and a slightly mellower vibe.
A whirlwind combination of high design, circus visuals, and great performances, Playhouse offers three-ring bedlam that die-hard club fans won’t want to miss.
Lively mix of Hollywood club kids, well-dressed Valley commuters, college students, and birthday and bachelorette parties, early to mid-20s.
Nightly DJs spin a mix of hip-hop, Top 40, and electronic. Theme nights include Monday Night Social, one of LA’s longest-running club nights, and Dirty Sexy House on Fridays.
Occasional performances by bigger-name artists like Sean Kingston, Jermaine Dupri, The EC Twins, and Tiësto. Wait staff doubles as aerialists, trapeze artists, and burlesque dancers. Check the website for schedule of events and DJs.
The venue’s 24-hour diner Sweet Love Hangover serves a menu of comfort food with a twist, including bacon-wrapped hot dogs, mac and cheese, deep-fried Pop Tart ice cream sandwiches, fried Twinkies, and PB&J with bananas.
Patrons showing a receipt demonstrating arrival by subway, bus, or taxi will receive 50% discount on the cover charge.
Cover charge $15–$25/M, $20/Th–Sa. Appetizers $8–$14.50, sandwiches $7.50–$13. Beer $5+, wine $11, cocktails $12, bottle service $325–$6500.
Clubby chic: button-downs, fashionable t-shirts, dresses, micro skirts, heels.
Thursdays and Saturdays for a loungier atmosphere, and Mondays and Fridays for a pumping nightclub vibe.
AV Nightclub (1601 North Cahuenga Boulevard) is another hard-charging dance club and lounge for the younger set, though it does have a more difficult door.