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Nightlife in Los Angeles, USA: Nigthclubs, Dance clubs & more

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

At night, the rhythm of the city comes alive to flashing lights and the sound of music. Catch a live performance in a bar, perhaps bump into Lindsay Lohan or Justin Timberlake in a nightclub, or witness a star-studded red carpet event, it's all possible when you experience the nightlife of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is the place where the stars live, which is why it's common to find the most fashionable nightspots in America and some of the best DJs in the world. There are places for everyone, no matter what your budget or taste is, so get out of your hotel room and take advantage of your trip to this incredible city. Here are some of the most popular venues:


Cicada Club

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

From the moment you enter you'll feel as if you have traveled back to the glamour of the 20's, with the live band playing swing or jazz. This art deco club attracts and elegant crowd and has a truly unique atmosphere. All the staff wear original vintage clothes, such as uniforms of doormen, bellhops, waiters and even women dressed as military wives. A fantastic menu is offered for those who want a bite to eat near the dance floor, as was common back then. This is definitely the classiest place in downtown L.A. and definitely worth visiting.

Club Sevilla Long Beach

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

This nightclub was founded in 2006 and ever since then it has remained one of the best options for a great night out in Long Beach. Here you can find state of the art audio and video systems that will fill your senses with music and images, plus the VIP bar service is second to none. There are private rooms, comfortable lounge areas, go-go dancers and much more. Club Sevilla focuses on bringing you the most exclusive entertainment to ensure your time in Long Beach is truly memorable.

Deep at Club Vanguard

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

This club is one of the long time survivors of the L.A. night scene, featuring excellent music with its magnificent DJs from around the world. The dance floors here are always packed and the bar has excellent drinks, so there's no excuse not to have an amazing night at Deep at Club Vanguard, on Hollywood Blvd.

The Edison

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Decorated like a scene from the movie Metropolis, with an elegant yet industrial feel, this club invites all its patrons to enjoy top quality drinks and a dinner menu for the sleepless that includes everything from classic milk and cookies to prime gourmet cuts of beef. One thing is for sure, the people who frequent this establishment certainly know how to dress to impress. You can also enjoy the funky rhythm of the live jazz and blues bands, to really make you feel a part of classic Hollywood.

Foxtail

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Located in West Hollywood, this is one of the local people's favorite venues. There are often long lines so it is recommended that you arrive early. Here you will enjoy the sexy and elegant decor, which is reminiscent of London's rock and roll glamour of the sixties. The atmosphere, along with the magnificent musical selection, the wonderful service and the truly exquisite drinks, will definitely make your night a memorable experience.

The Granada Alhambra

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

For ballroom dancers, The Granada Alhambra is a great place to strut your stuff and learn a few new moves as well. Every night, before opening, some of the best dance teachers in the city come here to give free lessons to those interested in having a blast dancing the night away. Let yourself go to the music of the magnificent salsa and Latin bands. Come to The Granada, and feel the beat of the rhythm.

The Highlands Hollywood

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

This venue has one of the best panoramic views of the valley of Los Angeles, due to its location in the Hollywood Hills. It is a multi level venue with cozy lounge areas, fabulous dance floors and amazing DJs, as well as incredible inside and outside dining facilities. Here you will surely find everything you are looking for and more!

H.Wood

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

H. Wood is considered to be one of the most renowned venues in Hollywood. It's filled with young beautiful people who enjoy the highlife. If you are fond of showing off your fashionable style while dancing to the rhythm of excellent DJs, then H. Wood is the only place to be. Here you will find celebrities from the movie and music industries who love to enjoy the night the same as you. So hurry up and visit this exclusive club now!

Luna Hollywood

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Style and exclusivity is what you can expect to find in this club, where many theme events are frequently held. At Halloween you might bump into scary monsters and vampires, or on a 70's night you might be dancing with Farrah Fawcet and Steve McQueen look-a-likes. Here you can also find runway shows by exclusive designers like Ed Hardy or have a truly wild experience at an underwear theme night. Enjoy the magnificent selection of drinks that the bars offer and mingle with the cool crowd at Luna Hollywood.

Playhouse Hollywood

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

With the same style as the clubs in Las Vegas and Miami, this fabulous place, located on Hollywood Blvd, plays excellent music and has exceptional service. The VIP areas are perfect to watch the dance floor without being watched, plus it also has valet parking. Come and mingle with the stars, while sipping on a delicious cocktail in this truly unique environment.

Other Options

Depending on your mood or where you are in the city, you can always find a great choice of places to go in this incredible city.

Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Bars and Pubs

If your prefer an easy going night, having a few drinks with a new or old friend, without having to shout, then L.A. has a lot of great options for you.

  • Red Lion Tavern
  • Circle Bar
  • Barcopa
  • Rainbow Bar & Grill
  • Nikki Entertainment
  • Jax Bar & Grill
  • Burgundy Room
  • Rooster Fish
  • Britannia Pub
  • The Garter
  • Sunset Trocadero Lounge
  • Bungalow Club
  • The Edison
  • Good Micro Brew & Grill
  • Father's Office
  • J Restaurant & Lounge
  • Les Deux
  • Roof Bar at the Standard Downtown
  • Clear
  • The Hideout
  • Saints & Sinners
  • Cowboy Palace Saloon
Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Dancing

It seems as if there are new places to dance opening every day in L.A, so it is always easy to find a fantastic dance floor to strut you're stuff to renowned and amateur DJs. And there are also plenty of live music venues where you can rock out all night long.

  • LAX
  • Elevate Lounge
  • The Kress
  • Mood
  • The Mayan
  • Level 3
  • Conga Room at L.A. Live
  • The Scene
  • Main on Main
  • Jewel's Catch One Disco
  • Cuba Libre
  • Club Narain
  • Wasabi Ultra Lounge
  • Bungalow Club
  • Les Deux
  • Roof Bar at the Standard Downtown
  • Clear
  • The Hideout
  • Laugh Factory Hollywood
  • Saints and Sinners
  • Howl at the Moon Hollywood
Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Lounges

For the very stylish there is no better environment than a comfortable and ultra modern lounge bar, where you can talk about business or have a drink with that someone special. The bar staff in Los Angeles are incredibly creative, making new and unique cocktails all the time. Some venues even offer a fantastic dinner menu that you're sure to love.

  • Standard Rooftop Bar
  • Windows Bar and Lounge
  • Whiskey Blue
  • Clear
  • Charlie O's
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Howl at the Moon
  • The Library Bar
  • Redwood Bar & Grill
  • J Restaurant and Lounge
  • The Edison
Nightlife in Los Angeles, California, USA

Live Entertainment

This is Tinseltown, home of movie studios, record companies, and big entertainment companies. Plenty of people here are eager to climb on stage and give the best of themselves and of their art. Los Angeles has an incredible selection of places where you can find a good show, great live music and even stand up comedy, so go out and experience L.A!

  • L.A. Live
  • NOKIA Theatre
  • Club Nokia
  • GRAMMY Museum
  • The Knitting Factory
  • House of Blues on Sunset Strip
  • The Wiltern
  • Laugh Factory
  • The Improv

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