Hotel Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review From the entertainment industry shotcallers taking meetings at the bar to socialites sipping Manhattans on Wednesday afternoons, the W Hotel’s sleek lounge, The Living Room, offers a 21st-century version of classic Hollywood splendor. Well-dressed visitors entering the dazzling high-ceilinged hall will find an opulent and ... more
6250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Reviewed by Ross S.
"This place means business. You must dress nicely. They wouldn't let me in with my hat on! I had to put it back in the car! Once you are inside you get ..." more
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Party Earth Review Self-described as “the perfect escape from the Hollywood bar scene,” the scholastically-themed Library Bar is both a sophisticated drinking spot and after-work social scene that caters to downtown residents, business professionals, and local USC students. The neon blue sign outside belies the venue’s chic décor and upscale ... more
630 West 6th Street, Suite 116-A
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Party Earth Review High above Wilshire Boulevard, the canary-yellow umbrellas of chic lounge and restaurant The Roof on Wilshire beckon to the throngs below, giving rise to one of this glitz-happy town’s most oft-asked questions: “How can I get up there?!” Actually, it’s pretty easy – a simple elevator ride from the lobby of the boutique ... more
The Wilshire Hotel
6317 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Reviewed by Billy K.
"My Advice/My Take: Nikki’s is a stylish, but subtle bar within feet from the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Nikki’s offers a welcome escape from all t ..." more
72 Market Street
Venice, CA 90291
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Situated in the middle of the Downtown Arts District, The Falls is a cozy, nature-themed haunt that attracts a clientele of laid-back professionals and fashion-conscious denizens of Downtown L.A. Once past the carved wood door, patrons will find a one-room lounge with a quirky décor full of conversation pieces ... more
626 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Tucked away in an inauspicious strip mall, The Woods is a cozy, unpretentious lounge with a retro forest theme that attracts everyone from average Joes to grungy wannabe actors. A simple space with a quaint and playful décor, the bar features a dimly-lit main room decorated with nature-motif wallpaper, hand-cut cedar block ... more
1533 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Party Earth Review A chic hotel with suave European style, Palihouse attracts a moneyed clientele of business people, fashionistas, and foodies who flock to the venue’s various lounges, bars, and brasseries to hobnob over delectable dinners and drinks. Well-dressed guests who make it past the fickle door are ushered into an elegant lounge ... more
8465 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Hotel Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Katie M.
"The Whiskey Blue at the W in Westwood couldn't be more last decade if they tried. I can't remember a time in the last 5 years that any one of my frien ..." more
W Hotel Westwood
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Party Earth Review A stylish restaurant without sky-high prices, AREAL attracts a diverse clientele with its sustainable plates, crafted cocktails, and a Happy Hour that promises a lively scene to kick off the night. The venue’s proximity to the beach is evident in the casual daytime vibe, when trendy bohos and their dogs settle in at the ... more
2820 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Party Earth Review The sixth installment of a franchise that originated in Amsterdam, the Hollywood version of supperclub has found a fitting home in the historic Vogue Theater, former purveyor of X-rated movies and risqué adult revues. After an extravagant makeover, the immense space now draws a dapper dinner and club crowd that flocks in ... more
6675 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
LA may be a fast-paced city, but that doesn’t mean her denizens don’t know how to take a load off, and lounges in Los Angeles are certainly evidence of that. Lounges in LA cover the gamut when it comes to style and price, and almost every major neighborhood will have a relaxed lounge where patrons can shed their jackets and sip fine craft cocktails or barebones bottles of beer.
Hollywood is a great place to find a swanky lounge with lots of scenesters and fashion mavens, while burgeoning Downtown is home to an ever-increasing number of dark dingy dens where couples can snuggle into well-worn couches and fade into the night, as well as stunning rooftops where potential couples can ogle the view as they ogle each other.
Hipsters are known for dominating the lounge scene in Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Echo Park, but these neighborhoods are also home to plenty of upscale lounges where moneyed professionals can drop serious cash on big bottles as they groove to mellow lounge DJs.
Further west, chill Venice lounges unite beach bums and former hippies with casual yupsters and plenty of out-of-work actors, and all over town the Los Angeles lounge scene continues to remind people that even if the traffic is awful and the glamour of Hollywood is largely a farce, at least there are plenty of LA lounges to secret away into and pretend nothing else matters.