Lounge / Mexican Restaurant
Reviewed by Lauren A.
"Formally known as Casa Azul, Frida pays homage to Mexican food and delicious margaritas. A frequent happy hour spot for UCLA students, Frida offers de ..." more
10853 Lindbrook Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Reviewed by Skylar H.
"Gaam is definitely a hotspot for Koreatown night activities. It's one of the well-known places to take a group of friends for a night of drinking and ..." more
3465 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
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 and college students, the impressive high-ceilinged space is dominated by a huge oval bar presided over ... more
6506 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Lounge / Wine Bar
Reviewed by Sara G.
"My Take: The Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room in Beverly Hills is a small, intimate wine lounge that is best for a low key date or catching up with a gro ..." more
9865 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review With an entrance down a flight of stairs to the basement of a residential loft building – and marked only by a black door adorned with a brass lion’s-head knocker – The Association is a discreet little hideaway perfect for furtive meetings and romantic rendezvous. An understated but stylish décor of glass chandeliers, brown ... more
110 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Party Earth Review Although the Staples Center is best known for hosting mega concerts and Lakers basketball games, hidden away inside this multi-purpose arena is an exclusive hotspot called Hyde Lounge. Scenesters, celebrities, and industry bigwigs head up via a special elevator, eventually entering a room that looks more like a ritzy nightclub ... more
(Southwest VIP entrance)
1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Reviewed by Ellie D.
" My Take: Onyx Lounge is a unique spot located in downtown Los Angeles that doubles as both a restaurant and a lounge. What’s cool about Onyx is its a ..." more
118 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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
Party Earth Review The A-listers may have moved on, but the ultra-mod Rooftop Bar crowning The Standard Downtown hotel still offers a swanky environment for sipping cocktails under the stars. A bird’s-eye view of LA and a funky décor featuring animal topiary and red AstroTurf greet fashionably-dressed patrons as they step ... more
The Standard Downtown Hotel
550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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.