Lounge / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review Part wine bar, part wine shop and artisanal deli, Venice Beach Wines has created a supremely relaxed little nightspot whose small wood and stone patio just past the wrought-iron gate is packed every night with a talkative and laid-back crowd of creative types and boho locals. On each side of the walkway, raised slatted ... more
529 Rose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Hookah Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Harper W.
"My Take: Kaffe Rouge is one of those places you go when you’re not in the mood for a wild night out in Hollywood, but you don’t want to stay in watchi ..." more
11282 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
Coffee Shop / Hookah Bar
Reviewed by Jasmit N.
"This place is expensive for the quality. It charges $15 per person even if you don’t really want to get anything. Their water is expensive it’s about ..." more
923 Broxton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Party Earth Review Perched atop one of LA’s trendiest hotels is ABH at the Thompson (Above Beverly Hills), a sleek two-level rooftop lounge whose sophisticated atmosphere attracts the rich, the beautiful, and those looking for breathtaking views of the city. On weeknights, entertainment industry professionals and finance types ... more
9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Top Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A unique lounge catering to local young professionals, the sleek and classy Copa d’Oro offers “market cocktails” – custom drinks for which the well-heeled patrons choose their own ingredients. The warm décor of brick walls, chocolate leather couches, tasteful beach-themed artwork, and rich wood accents creates a welcoming ... more
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Party Earth Review Featuring a fantastical design by Philippe Starck and an equally imaginative food and cocktail menu by renowned chef José Andrés, Bar Centro is a playground for the senses that foodies and cocktail lovers won’t want to miss. A long center table illuminated to resemble a catwalk brings the trendy ... more
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Party Earth Review Classically posh and surprisingly accessible, the enchanting Bar Marmont is a popular haunt for Hollywood denizens of all stripes who love good food and conversation. Just inside, patrons are greeted by a lounge area whose trussed ceilings, skylights, and hanging plants create the feel of an airy outdoor café where everyone ... more
8171 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Party Earth Review Perched high atop the swank Huntley Hotel is The Penthouse, a dazzling, ultra-mod restaurant/lounge where a slightly older clientele of affluent Westsiders meets and mingles. Expansive windows offer transcendent 360-degree views of everything from the ocean to the Santa Monica Mountains to downtown Los Angeles, creating ... more
The Huntley Hotel, 1111 2nd Street, 18th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Housed in a boutique clothing store that formerly fronted haute French bistro Cafe Stella, Bar Stella adds a Moroccan-styled retreat to this already popular slice of Paris, offering patrons an array of classic cocktails to wash down their moules frites. Accessed down a small hallway that used to dead-end at the Cafe’s ... more
3932 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
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.