Los Angeles – welcome to the City of Angels. Los Angeles sets the standard for world-class nightlife with extravagant spaces, exciting new themes and vibrant décor. Venues spare no expense to draw the hottest crowds, and promoters work tirelessly to book top international DJs and music headliners to entertain party-goers every night. The nightlife scene in Los Angeles is a playground for the celebrity set, and stylish tastemakers start the latest trends in fashion on red carpets and dance floors at L.A.’s hottest venues.
LA Nightclub & Pool Party Guides
- Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Guest Lists
- Best Pool Parties in Los Angeles
- Best Hip Hop Clubs in LA
- Best EDM Clubs in LA
- Best 18+ Clubs in LA
- Best Clubs in Hollywood
- Best Clubs in West Hollywood
- Best Club + Restaurant Combos in Los Angeles
- Most Expensive / Exclusive Clubs in LA
- Best Nightlife Spots in Ktown
- Clubs with Asian Night – 洛杉矶顶级亚洲俱乐部
LA Activity Guides
- Best Live Music Venues in LA
- Best Hollywood Club Crawl
- Top Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles
- Best Bachelorette Party Activities in LA
- Best Bachelor Party Activities in LA
- Upcoming nightlife events in Los Angeles
LA General Guides
Looking for more information on each club? Check out our club guides below.
Don’t forget – we also have a free mobile app that you can download here. Use the app to see who’s spinning, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and book bottle service at clubs in LA!
Los Angeles Nightlife FAQ
What clubs in LA do celebrities go to?
You’ll generally find celebrities at Edition at Sunset, Poppy, Delilah, Avenue, Hyde Sunset, Highlight Room, Bootsy Bellows and Warwick.
What are the hottest clubs in Los Angeles?
The hottest clubs in Los Angeles right now are probably Warwick, Bootsy Bellows, Hyde Sunset, Highlight Room, and Edition at Sunset.
What are the best music festivals in Los Angeles?
Virgin Fest, Hard Summer, Echo Park Rising, Nocturnal, Beyond Wonderland, Escape Psycho Circus, Dreamstate.
Other festivals nearby: Coachella – a 2.5 hour drive from LA in Palm Springs. Stagecoach (also Palm Springs) Joshua Tree Music Festival (Joshua Tree), Lightning in a Bottle (Bakersfield), Splash House (Palm Springs).
What part of LA has the best nightlife?
Each part of LA has a different vibe. If you’re looking for celebrities, WeHo or Hollywood. In general WeHo has the more exclusive, smaller nightclubs. Hollywood has a high concentration of nightclubs, including some hot EDM venues (Academy, Sound, Avalon). DTLA also has some nightclubs, though in general they are less exclusive and more for the masses.
What clubs do rappers go to in LA?
You’ll typically rappers and hip hop artists at the top hip hop clubs in Los Angeles. Warwick Wednesdays is a good bet. Sunset at Edition, Hyde Sunset. Sunday nights at Nightingale.
Where is the party in downtown LA?
In DTLA you have Exchange LA which is primarily electronic music, and The Reserve and Elevate Lounge – both top 40.
What are the best nightclubs in West Hollywood?
The top clubs in WeHo include: Boosty Bellows, Poppy, Nightingale, Delilah, Raspoutine (Deep House), 1 Oak, Doheny Room, and Hyde Sunset.
What are the best clubs in Hollywood?
The top EDM clubs in Hollywood include: Academy, Avalon, and Sound. Hollywood hip hop clubs include: Avenue, Argyle, Davey Waynes, The Sayer’s Club, and No Vacancy.
What are the best clubs in DTLA?
The top clubs downtown include: The Reserve, Exchange LA, Elevate Lounge, and Apt 503.
What are the best clubs in Santa Monica?
The top clubs on the West Side include: Senator Jones, Bungalow, Shorebar, and Buffalo Club.
What are the best pool parties in LA?
Best pool parties in LA – Wet at the W Hollywood, Tropicana Pool at Rooselvelt, and Skybar at Mondrian. If you’re on the west side, we’d recommend checking out Liquid Frequencies and Marina Del Rey hotel pool.
What are the best day parties in Los Angeles?
The best day parties in LA include No Jealousy boozy brunch at Liaison, Skybar at Mondrian, Wet at the W Hollywood, and Highlight Room.
What are the best places for day drinking in Los Angeles?
The best daydrinking spots in LA:
- Moonshadows (Malibu)
- Elephante (Santa Monica)
- Hotel Erwin (Venice)
- Strand House (Manhattan Beach)
- Bungalow (Santa Monica)
- Simonette Restaurant (Culver City)
- Cecconi’s (West Hollywood)
- EP & LP (Weho)
- Melsore Umbrello Co. (Hollywood)
- Broken Shaker (DTLA)
- Otium (DTLA)
What are the best gay clubs in Los Angeles?
The best gay club in LA is by far The Abbey (The Chapel). Other than that, you’ll find LGBTQ parties at Fubar, Mother Lode, and Micky’s.
What are the best “Asian” clubs with Asian night in LA?
If you’re looking for “asian” nights, Terra Cotta, Mama Lion, and Arena LA are probably your best bets.
What are the best clubs in Ktown?
Arena, Terra Cotta, Mama Lion, Breakroom 86, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Apt 503 are all great Ktown nightclubs.
What are the best afterhours spots in Los Angeles?
On Friday nights / Saturday mornings, the party at Avalon / Bardot goes until sunrise – we have a discounted guest list for these events here. Most EDM clubs will also stay open until 3, including Sound, Avalon, Exchange, and Academy. Other than that, there are also warehouse parties downtown and a few spots in Ktown that will usually be open late.