Party Earth Review The Hyde brand has always been a mark of exclusivity, and the newly redesigned Hyde Lounge doesn’t buck that trend. A small club with a big following, the venue is usually besieged by paparazzi who huddle outside waiting to photograph celebrities as they come and go, and the strength of the velvet rope might as well be ... more
8029 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Party Earth Review Situated just above the immense Avalon club, the versatile Bardot is a seductive Hollywood mainstay that attracts a blend of funky artists, hipsters, and club kids. Comprised of three separate areas decked out in 1920s splendor, the space features an intimate outdoor terrace where guests lounge on banquettes among ... more
1737 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Despite a décor so classic and sophisticated that it was chosen as a setting for the show Mad Men, Broadway Bar doesn't shy away from getting down and dirty on the weekends. Rowdy frat boys – oddly juxtaposed against the elegant circular bar and chandeliers – clamor for the bartender’s attention as they vie for the affections ... more
830 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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
Reviewed by Jayson M.
"This is a review only for the lounge as I have never actually been IN the restaurant. Taix has been around for eons. Pretty sure half the waiters have ..." more
1911 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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
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
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
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.