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Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Los Angeles in 2020

Looking to go on an epic night out at one of the best nightclubs in Los Angeles? We got you covered. From swanky exclusive nightclubs to massive warehouse-style venues – Los Angeles is home to some of the top nightclubs in the nation. Here are the ten best ones that you MUST check out.

While it is true that Los Angeles does actually sleep (clubs and bars must close their doors at 2:00 a.m. here), there’s still plenty of life in the city’s nights. There are places to party past midnight all over town, offering up live music, DJs spinning tunes and even a slightly cracked out warehouse party every now and then. No matter which club you end up at – keep your eyes open – for this is the home of Hollywood’s royalty and you never know when a celebrity or two might go dancing past.

Warwick (Hollywood)

Beautiful inside view of Warwick in Los Angeles

Warwick is That LA Nightclub You’ll Fall In Love With – If You Can Afford It

Looking for a posh, classy, rustic-looking nightclub with a sophisticated crowd? Warwick should be your go-to spot from now on. With a “bottle service only” rule, most of the crowd at Warwick will be dressed to impress: you’ll often find men dressed in suits and ladies in trendy & classy outfits. If you want the absolute best, open your wallet and head over to Warwick.

Academy (Hollywood)

Massive party with DJ at Academy in Los Angeles

Academy… Insomniac’s mega-club for world-class EDM DJs

Academy houses some of the best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJs in the whole city. It is the Hollywood home of Insomniac – the same company that brought you the biggest Las Vegas EDM festival: Electric Daisy Carnival / EDC. Sometimes, you just want to party your face off to bass-pumping music and don’t care about the classier establishments. Sounds interesting? Academy is where you want to go.

1 OAK LA (West Hollywood)

Inside view of 1 OAK - an exclusive night club in LA

Bottle Service Only – Head over to 1 OAK to Party Like a Hollywood Celebrity

Located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, 1 OAK is a spinoff of the famous New York nightclub. DJs spin everything from EDM to hip-hop and is known to attract a-listers including Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, and Jared Leto. This beautifully designed nightclub is a must visit!

Exchange (Downtown)

DJ Stage and dance floor at Exchange LA

Formerly a Stock Exchange Building. Now? The Best EDM Night in Downtown LA

With four different floors and 25,000 square feet, Exchange LA is the top choice for partying in Downtown Los Angeles. Named and located in the former LA Stock Exchange building, Exchange is home to international DJs including Alan Walker, Dubfire, Don Diablo, Gareth Emery, Tritonal, and many more. Exchange is the prime destination for EDM lovers.

Elevate Lounge (Downtown)

Table booths at Elevate Lounge. High floor bar lounge in Downtown LA

Elevate Lounge is Where You Go to Let Loose While Enjoying a Crazy View

Elevate Lounge is hands down the best place to party with a view in Los Angeles. Imagine being inside the 21st Floor penthouse with a unique open air patio and a breathtaking view of the city with bumping music all night long. This is a massive club with a cool downtown / hipster crowd – come for the view, stay for the party.

Nightingale (West Hollywood)

Inside view of booths at a chic night club in West Hollywood called Nightingale

Want to Go to the Most Beautiful Nightclub in Los Angeles? Of Course You Do.

sbe is a nightlife group known for its unique and upscale bars and nightclubs. Nightingale Plaza is their latest nightclub concept located in West Hollywood. Bring out your cameras because Nightingale is one of the most Instagrammable nightclubs in LA. Bottle service is the best way to get in Nightingale – dress to impress to blend in with the sophisticated crowd you’d expect in Hollywood.

Sound (Hollywood)

Marcus Schulz plays at Sound in LA Hollywood

SOUND is Synonym to Minimal, Deep House, Techno, And All That Good Stuff

Sound is the Hollywood nightclub you want to go to if you’re into a more “underground” sound instead of the mainstream dance, hip-hop, & Top 40 that you can find in many other nightclubs. This should be your destination of choice if you’re looking for a party focused on music rather than the typical “be seen” culture. We highly recommend Sound for something wild and different!

Hyde Sunset (West Hollywood)

Inside view of club restaurant called Hyde Sunset in West Hollywood

Hyde Sunset is a Restaurant + Nightlife Venue – Done Right

Modern, elegant, and gorgeous – those are the best ways to explain Hyde Sunset. Hyde Sunset managed to blend both dining and nightlife without sacrificing quality in either. Hyde Sunset also features a patio outside and a large nightclub section with numerous tables for bottle service. Add Hyde Sunset to your list!

Doheny Room (West Hollywood)

Inside view of chic club in West Hollywood called Doheny Room

Just Another Celebrity Hangout Spot?
Nah, Doheny Room Also has Amazing Food and Unique Decor

Doheny Room is another creation of sbe – the nightlife group behind many nightlife venues and hotels in LA, Las Vegas, Miami, and beyond. Located in West Hollywood, Doheny Room attracts a sophisticated crowd for both dining and partying. Those are the top reasons why Doheny Room is so popular, come and see for yourself.

Avalon (Hollywood)

Dance floor view of Avalon in Los Angeles

The EPIC Historic Nightclub on Vine Street That Is Probably Older Than You Are

Located on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Avalon is conveniently located in the middle of Hollywood’s tourist area. Built in 1927, Avalon is known for bringing in superstar DJs like Tiesto, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, and many more. This historic nightclub is the first in LA to truly embrace dance music before the EDM craze. Tickets or bottle service is highly recommended here – especially for popular DJs.

Los Angeles Nightclubs FAQ

What time do Los Angeles nightclubs usually open?

Nightclubs in Los Angeles usually open around 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM. If you want to avoid lines, we recommend arriving by 10:00 PM.

What time do Los Angeles nightclubs typically close?

Most Los Angeles nightclubs will close at 2:00AM.

What time does the headlining DJ usually come in in Los Angeles nightclubs?

The headlining DJ usually comes on around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Los Angeles?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Los Angeles clubs?

For guys, we suggest to play it safe – wear collared shirts, nice jeans, dress shoes. If you’re getting bottle service, you can get away with a more casual look (blazer + tshirt, etc). The dress code for girls is less strict but every nightclub is different. For nightclubs that are on the elegant side, most girls will be wearing heels and dresses.

How can I get into Los Angeles nightclubs for free?

Some Los Angeles have a free girl’s guestlist, and have a free even ratio guestlist – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party. Keep in mind that many Los Angeles nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guestlist using our free mobile app.

How can I book bottle service for Los Angeles nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Los Angeles nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every nightclub is different.

There’s two tiers for average bottle price: for most nightclubs, it’s $300 per bottle. For high end clubs, it’s $500 per bottle.

Should I buy tickets to Los Angeles nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artist. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guestlist. Many nightclubs in Los Angeles are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Los Angeles nightclubs play Hip-Hop?

Check out our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Los Angeles.

Which Los Angeles nightclubs play Electronic Dance Music (EDM)?

Check out our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Los Angeles.