Reviewed by Gor G.
"Don't order the Old Fashioned ($10). It was bourbon, water, a cherry and a lemon peel(huh?) Tasted incredibly watered down, and just not at all how yo ..." more
The Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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
Party Earth Review Perched atop one of LA’s trendiest hotels is ABH at the Thompson (Above Beverly Hills), a sleek two-level rooftop lounge whose sophisticated atmosphere attracts the rich, the beautiful, and those looking for breathtaking views of the city. On weeknights, entertainment industry professionals and finance types ... more
9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Top Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
American Restaurant / Lounge
Reviewed by Shelby G.
"My Advice/My Take: One Pico at Shutters on the Beach provides the perfect beach getaway for those looking to spend a few hours in tranquilizing bliss, ..." more
Shutters on the Beach Hotel
1 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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
Party Earth Review The sixth installment of a franchise that originated in Amsterdam, the Hollywood version of supperclub has found a fitting home in the historic Vogue Theater, former purveyor of X-rated movies and risqué adult revues. After an extravagant makeover, the immense space now draws a dapper dinner and club crowd that flocks in ... more
6675 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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 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 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
Lounge / Whiskey Bar
Party Earth Review Dark, masculine, and sophisticated in the coolest sense of the word, Seven Grand is a whiskey-lover’s paradise that attracts an upscale clientele of both young professionals and artsy types looking to sample the almost three hundred top-shelf whiskeys on offer. Decked out like a high-end hunting lodge, the ... more
515 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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.