Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Of all the good things to come out of two letters – TV, E.T., R&B –there’s one more to add to the list: AV, an ultra-swanky Hollywood nightclub that began life as a Monday-only hotspot but has since opened for dolled-up weekend warriors as well. Potential guests need only follow the valet line trekking down Selma to discover ... more
1601 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Party Earth Review Located at the epicenter of West Hollywood’s gay scene, The Abbey is a high-energy hangout that attracts fun-loving patrons whether they be gay, straight, male, female, young, or old. An expansive church-themed Spanish villa, the venue consists of three indoor areas, four bars, and a spacious patio where stylish partygoers ... more
692 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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 A time warp back to Prohibition, with a distinctly modern twist, The Charleston attracts a large spectrum of Westside well seekers with classic cocktails, amped-up comfort foods, and music that ranges from live jazz to hip-hop DJs. An elegant speakeasy vibe pervades the open room, where thick exposed beams punctuate the ... more
2460 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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 Taylor B.
"As you walk through the side door of The Virgil, you are given two choices: (1) Take the blue pill, and wonder up to the lounge area and enjoy a nice ..." more
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Party Earth Review Housed in a beautiful industrial space that was once home to a bank, The Otheroom is possibly the most popular bar on Venice’s trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Originally established in New York City, this sophisticated, low-key beer and wine joint prominently displays its roots, from the high pressed-tin ceiling imported ... more
1201 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Chad F.
"Liquid Kitty on Pico near Fox is an awesome dive bar. It's not just dark...it's dark-dark. Anything goes here. It's a place you go to drink when yo ..." more
11780 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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
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.