Academy boasts some of the largest and biggest names in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. At the Academy, you’ll be able to experience the work of Insomniac, the same company that is known for creating the biggest Las Vegas EDM festival: Electric Daisy Carnival / EDC. If you want to enjoy a night where you can just dance with loud bass-pumping music without having to worry about refinement the Academy sounds like the right place for you. The venue has a huge indoor dance floor, as well as a spacious outdoor patio area for people who need a minute to decompress or chill. Academy is also open past 2 AM, though the venue stops serving alcohol at that time and is strict about taking away any unfinished bottles from VIP tables. Although it’s not as classy as some of the other places on this list, it is no less fun, and is one of our favorite spots to go to for a night of partying.
- We often have free ticket giveaways & promotions for Academy. – sign up to get email alerts here.
- Academy is the largest club in Los Angeles and also books top talent – the biggest DJs usually spin at Academy.
- We have a guestlist available for free or discounted admission – depending on who’s spinning – sign up on the Discotech App.
- The line usually starts getting busy around 11 – we’d recommend arriving before then.
- There’s a free photobooth next to the restroom on the right side.
Where is Academy located?
Academy is located in the heart of Hollywood at Hollywood Blvd and Gower.
How much is cover charge at Academy?
General admission varies from $20 to $50 on most nights. On holidays and special events general admission can range as high as $100+.
How long will I have to wait at Academy?
Wait times depend entirely on who’s spinning. For big name top tier DJs, we’d recommend getting to the club as early as possible (9:30-10) to avoid waiting in line. On these nights if you get there during peak hours you might wait over an hour. If it’s not a big DJ, lines are usually less than 30 minutes.
When is Academy open?
Academy is open weekly on Fridays and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Academy?
Depends on the DJ – bigger DJs draw bigger crowds.
What is the dress code at Academy?
Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). If you are getting bottle service you will have some more leeway.
Is there parking near Academy?
Academy’s parking lot is $15, cash only. It’s by far the most convenient option – directly to the left of the club. There is also street parking if you come early enough.
How much do drinks cost at Academy?
Bottles start at $450, drinks start at $15.
Who are the resident DJs?
Academy brings in new talent every night.
What kind of music do they play at Academy?
It depends on the night and DJ spinning but it’s almost always some form of electronic music – house, trance, trap, dubstep, etc.
Is there a promo code for Academy Los Angeles?
There are limited promo codes available for Academy LA – you can find promo codes for upcoming shows here.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Academy?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, get on guestlists, and book tables at Academy. You can also visit Academy’s website for a current list of events.