Party Earth Review Surprisingly situated amid the skate parks and artsy crowds that Venice is known for is the swanky High Rooftop Lounge, an open-air venue on top of the Hotel Erwin that offers panoramic views of the city. By day, preppy patrons and hotel guests relax on comfy cushioned banquettes in the shade of large green umbrellas, while ... more
1697 Pacific Avenue, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Party Earth Review With a clear quest to catch big international DJs, land plenty of A-listers, and hook a boatload of ravishing revelers, Lure is a see-and-be-seen megaclub that drops major Vegas-style glitz into the heart of Hollywood. The line outside this hotspot starts early, and once partygoers get in – via VIP status ... more
1439 Ivar Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
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
Party Earth Review Located in the basement of the Higgins Building – LA’s first private power plant – The Edison is a massive nightclub that combines 1920s luxury with a bit of history and industrialism to create a truly unique club experience. A hostess in a flapper dress leads well-dressed and cultured patrons down a grand staircase with ... more
108 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Party Earth Review True supper clubs must present a high-class image, and even the most diehard club hater would have to admit that Greystone Manor is the picture of opulence. The Hollywood glitterati are known to flock here, enduring a barrage of red carpet flashbulbs before joining the rest of the A-listers, hobnobbers, and lucky optimists ... more
643 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Party Earth Review Visitors to El Cid may feel like they’ve time-traveled into a 16th-century Spanish tavern, but this multilevel club actually offers a very modern spot to drink and dance. Built in 1900 by pioneering American film director D.W. Griffith, the space now invites partygoers three flights of stairs below ground level ... more
4212 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Reviewed by Daniel B.
"My Take: The Library at Redbury is a nice lounge and small music venue with a great view of Hollywood. The place makes for a great date night, but as ..." more
The Redbury Hotel
1717 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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 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
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.