Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Nisha S.
"Shorebar is a nice addition to the Santa Monica/Palisades area of LA. The bar has a cool atmosphere, is dimly lit, and has a modern yet beachy décor. ..." more
112 West Channel Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
1325 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Party Earth Review The lack of overt signage or a snaking entry line may mean that finding The Three Clubs takes a stroke of luck, but once discovered, this deliciously divey bar offers a winning combination of classic cocktails, cabaret, and live music. The relaxed door policy means no one’s left out on Vine because they’ ... more
1123 Vine Street #1
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Club / Lounge
Reviewed by Rebecca L.
"My take: I came to Main on Main for a friend’s 23rd birthday on a Saturday night with a group of about 15+ friends from college. Great place for a bi ..." more
2941 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Party Earth Review Dandified with studded leather Chesterfield furniture, and featuring an elegant two-lane bowling alley at which scores are kept on a blackboard, The Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel brings the combination of drinking and timeless games to a new level of classic modernity. A beautifully worn brass and leather bar – adorned ... more
Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Reviewed by Billy K.
"My Advice/My Take: Nikki’s is a stylish, but subtle bar within feet from the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Nikki’s offers a welcome escape from all t ..." more
72 Market Street
Venice, CA 90291
Reviewed by Sara G.
"My Take: Nic’s Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills is fine. It’s never a destination for me, but a place that I find myself when I’m with a group in Bever ..." more
453 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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 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 / Live Music Venue
Reviewed by Donna D.
"The Talking Stick is a venue I frequent often. It is the embodiment of Venice Beach. Whether stopping in the morning for coffee or listening to a li ..." more
1411 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A neighborhood hideaway with a slightly medieval castle décor, The Griffin is a popular haunt for local regulars and hipsters looking for an upbeat night in a carefree atmosphere. Awash in the amber glow of lanterns, the venue’s cavernous main room with its arched brick ceilings, walls of dark wood and ... more
3000 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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.