Bars and Clubs in Los Angeles

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    O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant (Main Street) - Pub | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.

    Party Earth Review No matter the time, ’tis standard at O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant to find live Celtic beats blazin’ and a raucous young crowd knee-deep in Guinness and banger sandwiches. Sunny Santa Monica afternoons – all 360 of them a year – lure local business types and casual shoppers to the small corner patio, where they indulge ... more

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    Wurstküche (Venice) - Beer Hall | Restaurant in Los Angeles.

    Party Earth Review Fans of specialty sausage and suds purveyor Wurstküche have a tendency to form lines down the sidewalk at the Downtown location, so it’s hardly a surprise that the same thing happens at its sister spot worlds away in Venice. And much like at the original, patrons at this “sausage kitchen” feed on everything from traditional ... more

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    Caffé Brass Monkey - Karaoke Bar in Los Angeles.

    Party Earth Review Possibly the wildest karaoke bar in LA, Caffé Brass Monkey is a magnet for rambunctious spotlight hoggers who love to get wasted and belt out 80s power ballads. Packed with scruffy artsy types and yuppies, this dimly-lit den with its low slanted ceiling, which evokes a cozy ski lodge atmosphere, features a layout that ensures ... more

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    Bar Stella - Bar | Lounge in Los Angeles.

    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

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    Smog Cutter - Dive Bar | Karaoke Bar in Los Angeles.

    Party Earth Review Characterized by cranky bartenders and a hipster clientele, the offbeat Smog Cutter is a potent mix of one part karaoke, two parts dive, and eight parts attitude. The place is all but dead on weeknights when just a smattering of locals shows up to watch sports, but on weekends, this one-room watering hole is a drunken singing ... more

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    Hyde Lounge (West Hollywood) - Bar | Club | Lounge in Los Angeles.

    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

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Browse LA Bars and Clubs by Category

The most visible social scene in LA undeniably revolves around the high-end nightlife: the famous and exclusive bars and clubs in Los Angeles. The in-crowd is deeply intertwined with the entertainment industry, and nowhere is this more evident than in Hollywood, with its ever-present lines of stunning wannabe stars waiting outside the swanky clubs and lounges, and the snap-happy paparazzi waiting for short-skirted celebs to step out of their Escalades.

Hot one minute and cold the next, the LA bars and clubs can be as fickle as the A-listers who frequent them. To entice these leggy blonde starlets, each club attempts to outdo its competition with kitschy themes, ostentatious décor, impenetrable access, and enough idolatrous fawning to keep them coming back.

LA’s pre-club scene is equally exclusive, as high-powered agents and producers talk shop at sceney Beverly Hills and Sunset Strip hotspots and bars with tight reservation-only policies and the steep price tags that come with them.

Yes, it pays to be famous, wealthy, and beautiful in LA’s gilt-edged scene, and those with deep pockets and even deeper connections will find the tall, tanned, and beautiful just beyond the iron-clad velvet ropes, where one can dance with a Kardashian one minute and do shots with Jeremy Piven the next, or catch a glimpse of Hollywood dealmakers green-lighting the next hot movie franchise.

Although the Hollywood entertainment scene garners the most tabloid attention, the rest of LA’s multifaceted nightlife is nothing to be scoffed at. With a variety of options stretching from the ocean to Downtown, Los Angeles offers inventive cocktail dens, speakeasy watering holes, club/lounge hybrids, Irish pubs, and lazy beachside bars.

In recent years, the mixology and craft beer scene has blown up in Downtown, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz, where trendsetting hipsters rub elbows with grizzled regulars over Dark & Stormys and Old Fashioneds, while beach bums, yuppies and divorcées congregate down by the water with a laid-back, anything-goes attitude that makes every day feel like a weekend.

Hitting a combination of all these types of venues in one night may require traveling across the city, but taking advantage of LA’s less stereotypical offerings is well worth the effort.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    901 Bar & Grill - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.

    40s / Bar Food

    Saddle Ranch Chop House (West Hollywood, CA) - Bar | Restaurant in Los Angeles.

    All Types / Anything goes

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    The Spare Room - Bar | Bowling Alley | Lounge in Los Angeles.

    20s / 30s

    Soho House - Bar | Lounge | Members Club | Restaurant in Los Angeles.

    30s / 40s

    Bagatelle - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Los Angeles.

    30s / 40s

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Troubadour - Bar | Live Music Venue in Los Angeles.

    20s / 30s

    Largo at the Coronet - Comedy Club | Concert Venue | Live Music Venue in Los Angeles.

    Acoustic / After Work

    Harvard & Stone - Bar in Los Angeles.

    20s / 30s

    Redwood Bar and Grill - Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Los Angeles.

    20s / Artists

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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Explore Los Angeles Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Hollywood

Beacher's Madhouse - Club | Members Club in Los Angeles. more bars in Hollywood

Downtown

Villains Tavern - Bar | Live Music Venue | Tavern in Los Angeles. more bars in Downtown

West Hollywood

The Hudson - Bar | Gastropub | Restaurant in Los Angeles. more bars in West Hollywood

Santa Monica / Westside

Q's Billiard Club - Pool Hall | Sports Bar in Los Angeles. more bars in Santa Monica / Westside

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