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
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
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Situated in the middle of the Downtown Arts District, The Falls is a cozy, nature-themed haunt that attracts a clientele of laid-back professionals and fashion-conscious denizens of Downtown L.A. Once past the carved wood door, patrons will find a one-room lounge with a quirky décor full of conversation pieces ... more
626 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Lounge / Rooftop Bar
Reviewed by Ellie D.
"Ocean Bar & Lounge My Advice/ My Take: Ocean Bar is located in the heart of Hermosa Beach. It isn’t situated on the bustling Hermosa Pier, but instea ..." more
1301 Manhattan Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Lounge / Tequila Bar
Party Earth Review A small bar specializing in the agave-powered greatness of mezcal, Las Perlas features a menu centered on this Oaxacan favorite, from rare “mezcaleros” meant to be sipped slowly, to intricate fruity cocktails meant to be guzzled by the gallon as well as a long list of tequila, which is actually a form of mezcal. A hybrid ... more
107 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Reviewed by Billy K.
"WHO’S HANGING HERE: Overgrown kids in their mid-20s and young 30s who want to dress up for the night, feel like they’re at an exclusive hole-in-the-wa ..." more
10797 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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
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
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
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.