801 Hill – The Latest Addition to DTLA Nightlife Scene

Downtown is re-club-ifying at an alarming rate, now that the streets are running green with the neighborhood’s newfound wealth. Bars like Honeycut have been doing wine raves and the 90’s club redux thing for a while now, Soho House is getting its own private partygoing in the Arts District, and newcomers like Precinct are hoping to revive the once-thriving gay bar and club scene in the area.

Next up is 801 Hill, a modestly-named nightclub spot situated in the former home of The Vault. The Hill Street address has been undergoing quite a renovation as of late, with the entire 8th and Hill corner getting a makeover that plans to drop in some retail space and a healthy-eating sweetgreen location.

At 801 Hill, which seems to have just soft-opened over the weekend, the focus is still on bottle service and DJ booths, however. The entire room is outfitted in dark tones and gleaming touches, from satin drapes to chandeliers. The bar is predictably backlit with neon lighting, and (at least for now) the dance floor is littered with a sweaty twentysomething crowd eager to party. Around the edges, circular black booths make bottle service a priority.

801 Hill soft-opened over the weekend with free admission until midnight and $99 bottles on offer, but don’t expect deals like that to last forever. They’ll likely be partying again this weekend though, so head to their Facebook page for details.