Los Angeles Nightlife Recommendations

Hollywood CLUBS



  • Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – are best and most packed days with general public
  • Most celebrities go out during the week.
  • You can go out every night in Hollywood. There’s always something going on.


  • Clubs can get expensive (around $20 for cover if not on guest list and especially if you go late)

Guest List

  • Make sure to check the club’s website to put your name on the guest list (up until 6pm or 8pm the day of)
  • Try to meet or get a promoter’s contact information
  • If you get bottle service, it ranges from 1 bottle = $100-$300 (not including tip) per group of 7-10 people and reserved space, guest list line entry into the club, and no cover. They might have you arrive by a certain time
  • Call clubs ahead of time if you want to rent out a section or the entire club (you might have to reach a food and beverage minimum, rental space fee, etc)


  • Typically VERY LONG lines
  • Get there before 10:30pm at latest or try to get there even by 10pm or 9:30pm

Dress Code

  • nice (black shoes and collared shirt for guys, no hats, athletic wear, sneakers, or casual clothes. Dark jeans are okay)
  • Most women get very dressed up in “sexy dresses”, high heels, very formal (compared to other countries) (it’s almost like you are in Las Vegas)


  • *Drai’s (Rooftop Club on top of the W Hotel)  www.draishollywood.com
  • Call ahead of time, book a room, or speak with a promoter to get in no cover and no line


  • *Ivar
  • *Avalon
  • *Cinespace- tuesday house music night
  • *Opera
  • *Playhouse
  • *Myhouse
  • *Cinespace
  • *Vanguard
  • Ecco Ultra Lounge
  • Highlands
  • The day after
  • Garden of eden
  • Boardners- heavy, gothic, rock, metal on monday nights
  • Hyde
  • les doux
  • The Kress- very rich, pretentious, expensive
  • La Vida
  • Area/Industry
  • Cabana club
  • Club Bang- 80’s night on sundays?
  • Wonderland
  • H.wood
  • Boulevard 3
  • Tatou
  • Bordeaux

Hollywood Lounges with a DJ and you can DANCE (NO COVER)

  • Beauty Bar
  • Velvet Margarita
  • Saint Felix
  • The Room
  • Roosevelt Hotel


Hollywood small bars/lounges (NO COVER)

  • Mood
  • The green door
  • Libertine’s
  • Saddle back ranch (country themed with mechanical bull)
  • The Woods
  • Joseph’s cafe
  • Saints and sinners
  • Pig n Whistle in Hollywood
  • Tiki Ti Lounge
  • Frolic Room
  • Parlour Room
  • Hemingway’s Lounge
  • Te’kila
  • Lucky Devils
  • The Well
  • The Bowery
  • Burgundy Room
  • Piano Bar
  • Bardot
  • Supperclub
  • Blue Boar Pub
  • Cat’s Fiddle


FYI – for your information (you can go to any beach and check out the bars there)

La Descarga Rum Speakeasy Cuban Bar in LA no cover, salsa burlesque dancers perform every hour- even fire dancers, live cuban salsa band, you go through a CLOSET and then u enter the bar- above ]



  • Elevate Lounge – you see a view of LA (not rooftop) very expensive, long lines get there early
  • no line, no cover hop around
  • Las Perlas
  • The Falls
  • Silo
  • Spring Street
  • Mezz
  • Gorbals
  • Seven Lounge
  • The Varnish
  • Library Bar
  • La Cita – reggae, pop, electro, hip hop- mexican theme- u can dance/dj
  • Golden Gopher
  • The Association
  • Broadway Bar
  • Seven Grand- pool tables, 200 types of whiskey
  • Bar 107 dive bar
  • Down n Out
  • Hank’s dive bar
  • The Vault
  • La Cana Rum Bar- Members only, $20 for whole year (money goes to haiti), outdoor patio with fireplace, small, super chill, allowed to bring 3 guests for free, mixologists, very nice doorman/ambassador that gives out free stuff
  • The EDISON- reminds me of New York, sophisticated, warehouse/factory 1920s speakeasy feel, cheap happy hour til 7:30pm, serve drinks in a lightbulb..person dressed up as a fairy, no cover, get there early





Fullerton (OC)

  • tuesday nights – 2 for 1 drinks
  • Anaheim Gardenwalk

Long Beach

  • mai tai bar- reggae bands
  • V20
  • smooth’s- rooftop bar, 2 levels- u can dance here
  • Wasabi
  • Alegria
  • Kavika’s
  • Wokcano
  • Cafe Sevilla
  • Srgt. Pepper’s Dueling Piano Bars
  • Irish Pub nearby
  • Cohiba
  • Gaslamp Bar- no cover, 80s band firdays, 90s band on thursdays

Santa Monica Bars


  • Viceroy hotel – similar to the standard- cabanas, food, DJ, very modern, no cover, suuper nice *air conditioned supper club (Lounge)
  • Copa d’oro
  • The Room- no cover, u can dance, reminds me of NY
  • Wokcano
  • *Dakota Lounge-*Zanzibar- funk, hip hop, reggae, soul music
  • *busby’s east in santa monica club- u can dance
  • Little Temple- reggae sunday nights-dance
  • circle bar
  • barcopa
  • brass monkey karaoke
  • backstage
  • Barneys Beanery
  • Ma’Kai Lounge- u can dance here Silverlake shortstop in


  • *MEDUSA LOUNGE in silverlake- house music, top 40, no cover- gothic european decor from movie sets Chinatown *grandstarr club- chill, hip hop, lots of dancers/college students go
  • *Mountain bar- reggae- can dance here


  • *Sutra in newport beach
  • Shark Club
  • *Tapas in irvine- house music tuesday nights
  • santa ana
  • *Proof bar- house music thurs nights no cover in santa ana
  • the crosby
  • costa mesa
  • *detroit bar- house, soul, funk music
  • memphis bar- house, soul, funk music
  • kitsch

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