Posts

Best LA Clubs with Free Guest Lists

Best Hip Hop Clubs in Los Angeles

EDM might be the biggest story in the nightlife scene at the moment, but let’s not forget about the other genres that can get your night turnt up. Who doesn’t love the sound of Hip Hop classics like “In Da Club” and “Get Low”? While EDM has come up in a big way, Hip Hop remains just as important to any DJ and club-goer. Make sure you get the free Discotech App to browse upcoming events, buy tickets, and book tables at the best hip hop clubs in LA, or check out our Los Angeles website. Check out the best Hip Hop venues in the City of Angels:

 

1 Oak LA – $$$$

9039 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Good Hip Hop clubs are fewer and fewer as the EDM scene grows, but rest assured, 1 OAK will not be one of those places. With expanding locations across America, 1 OAK has established their name as a stalwart in the nightclub industry. Timeless designs and unparalleled hospitality make sure your experience in 1 OAK will be one of your best night outs. While the newest and most flashy locations garner the most interest in the industry, 1 Oak stay true to its mission to bring extravagancy and style to its guests. Better yet, A-list celebrity sightings occur on a weekly basis. If you want to enjoy good Hip Hop dance music and you are a big movie fan, don’t hesitate to make 1 Oak your next stop on the coming weekend. Bottle service here.

Argyle – $$$

1600 N Argyle Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

A hybrid of a nightclub and cocktail bar, Argyle assumes the former location of the Tru club at Selma and Argyle. Snakeskin booths for bottle services surround a large dance floor in the middle. colored lights cover the ceiling along with a large black chandelier. Upstairs is where all the fun happens in the nightclub section of the venue. Grab a drink at the bar downstairs to get in the mood or if you have to take a break from dancing. “Down here we want people to slow down drinking a little and really think about the flavors, “Chris Hewes, the bar’s head of the cocktail program, says. Good Hip Hop music and a great cocktail selection, Argyle is your place to go. Table service and guestlist available here.

Bootsy Bellows – $$$$

9229 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Formerly known as the Trousdale Lounge, actor David Arquette turned this space into a nightclub and named it after his mother. Bootsy Bellows is a luxurious celerity hotspot that has a swanky vintage style to it. After a brief renovation over the winter months of 2015, the club reopens with an upscale bachelor pad from Rat Pack era, draped in walnut and gold-framed mirroring with long wraparound golden banquettes and more. Another very good place for celebrity sighting but if you’re a guy, be prepared to pay big bucks for bottle services as it will be an uphill task to get in. Bootsy Bellows bottle service available here.

Elevate Lounge – $

811 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The view alone is enough reason for you to try out the experience Elevate Lounge has to offer. Sitting 21 floors up in a skyscraper on Wilshire Boulevard, the club offers a breathtaking panorama view over the coveted Hollywood Hills and all the way along the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. A clean and modern design complements a spacious and open venue, allowing guests to immerse themselves in an authentic LA experience. Outdoor patios are available if you need to take a break from dancing and a guestlist for free admission is available before 10:30pm. Elevate’s bottle service is also one of the best deals in town. Sign up for free or discounted guestlist here.

Hyde Sunset Lounge – $$$$

8117 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

 A high-end dinner spot from 6-10pm, Hyde transforms into a top go to place for celebrities and affluent club-goers when the clock strikes 12. Its capacity is relatively smaller at only 500 and due to that, it can get pretty selective at the door. However, it doesn’t stop this place from being one of the best Hip Hop venues in town. Monday is Hip Hop night where a mix of classics and new songs will be played and on weekends big name Hip Hop artists take the stage. This place is truly a heaven for all Hip Hop followers. Please note that this venue does not charge cover and only does bottle service. As this is a high-end venue, make sure to dress up appropriately as well. Hyde Sunset bottle service here.

Boulevard 3 – $

86523 Sunset BlvdBOULEVARD3 is all about having fun. The staff is friendly, outgoing, and dedicated to ensuring that its guests have the time of their life.  BOULEVARD3 is a staple of Hollywood night life and is always a guaranteed great night out on the town. They also have some of the best bottle service deals in Los Angeles – check out Boulevard3 bottle pricing here!

Nightingale Plaza – $$$$

643 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

The latest SBE concept in the former Greystone Manor space, Nightingale is an avant-garde nightclub named after Hollywood’s after-party-rich Bird Streets. The first thing you’ll see upon entering is an elegant lounge with surreal wallpaper strewn with phantom limbs, flower with eyes and even dinosaurs designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group. Four distinct areas allow guests to freely dine, lounge or dance in. A photo booth is also installed in line with the wallpaper to let up to 8 people capture their unforgettable memories in the club. Where refined elegance meets crafted technology, this venue is poised to be the next A-lister go to place. You’ll want to get bottle service here – Nightingale does not do general admission.

Warwick – $$$

6507 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Take the typical Hollywood Club, give it a rough, indie feel, and you have Warwick. In the shape of a warehouse with exposed bricks, fireplaces and unfinished ceilings, Warwick actually offers top quality cocktails made from better booze and quality ingredients. The layout of the club is tailor-made to table/bottle services but the bar program, run by Jason Bran and Damian Windsor, is still a very good option for those who prefer to keep their money in their pockets. Once again, guys might have to go for bottle services for entry if you don’t know anyone. Occasionally, big name Hip Hop artists do appear at the venue so keep your eyes open for those events. No guest list or general admission at Warwick – bottle service only.

Bootsy Bellows Grand Reopening West Hollywood

The H.Wood Group’s throwback-style revamp gives the lounge a decidedly Palm Springs feel.

Throwback menus and vintage decors are all the rage across Los Angeles right now, and the redone Bootsy Bellows is certainly no exception. The longtime West Hollywood hotspot returns to life today, sporting a lush glassy and green interior for the all the club-goers in the Hollywood Hills.

Bootsy Bellows has been in operation, with a few updates and decor tweaks here and there, since 2012. It’s become a staple property for the busy H.Wood Group co-owners John Terzian and Brian Toll, as well as partner David Arquette. Even as the company continues to move further and further into hotels and restaurants, their original backbone remains in the nightlife space with places like Bootsy Bellows, Poppy, and the Peppermint Club.

The new Built, Inc.-designed bar and lounge comes in a rosy pink hue, with lots of plush banquette seating and light green accents, including lots of house plants inside. Chandeliers and a reflective main bar give the room a vintage Hollywood shimmer, while modern table bottle service draws in the current crowds.

Bootsy Bellows reopens tonight, keeping hours on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturdays.

Avalon Hollywood Promo Code

Use promo code DISCO at AvalonHollywood.com to get 10% off each ticket purchase. This discount code is good for Friday and Saturday events at Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

We also have a discounted guestlist for Avalon Nightclub on most nights.

You can sign up for guestlist book table service for Avalon Hollywood directly on our free mobile app!

Academy LA Promo Code

We will often have limited Academy LA promo codes that are good for $5 off a ticket purchase at Academy Nightclub LA.

We’ll post discount codes here as soon as they are available. Check back for updates for upcoming shows at Academy nightclub in Hollywood Los Angeles!

Almost all of the following promo codes are good for 100 uses – if you’re getting a “code invalid” error that means the code has already been used 100 times.

Upcoming Events:

  • 6/21 – Monxx with Mvrda @ Academy LA – Promo code: WONK >> Buy Tickets Here
  • 6/28 – Two Friends @ Academy LA – Promo code: DOllARMENU >> Buy Tickets Here
  • 7/19 – Lost Kings with The Him @ Academy LA – Promo code: CROWNJEWELS >> Buy Tickets Here
  • 7/26 – Vanic @ Academy LA – Promo code: SOMEDAYS >> Buy Tickets Here
  • 7/27 – Mat Zo w/ Attlas @ Academy LA – Promo code: DEEPINSIDE >> Buy Tickets Here
  • 8/16 – Ben Nicky w Lil Texas @ Academy LA – Promo code: HFXTREME >> Buy Tickets Here

Past Events:

Book tables and sign up for guestlist at Academy Nightclub LA directly on our free mobile app!

Union Nightclub in LA Rebranding as Catch One

The club will host its official re-opening party on October 14 with Kelela as the headliner.

Los Angeles nightclub Union is rebranding as Catch One to celebrate its rich history as a safe-haven for LBGTQ people of color in LA.

The club originally opened as Jewels Catch One in 1973 by businesswoman and activist Jewel Thais-Williams. She had to keep it open though systemic racism, the AIDS epidemic, an arson attack and much more that attempted to take down one of the first black gay discos in the United States. It would host the likes of Madonna, Donnna Summer, Whitney Houston, Rick James and Luther Vandross over the years.

The new rebrand will try and tie the club back to that rich history and will expand its palate for music on offering each night. It will book events that feature music from heavy metal to hip-hop, dance and soul, funk, and jazz..

Following the rebrand, the club will have the One Archives Foundation on Sunday, October 14 for QUEER NOISE, the official launch party for their membership program. It will feature live music, DJs, comedy and a headline performance from Kelela — all across three rooms. Tickets for the event can be found here.

Jerry Brown Vetos 4 AM Nightlife Bill

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the Late Night Bar Bill, or Senate Bill 905 last week on Septmeber 28. SB 905 would have adjusted the last call time to 4 a.m. in the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, West Hollywood, Palm Springs, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Governor Brown added comment in a letter to the California Senate, where he shared the reasons for turning down the law:

“Without question, these two extra hours will result in more drinking. The business and cities in support of this bill see that as a good source of revenue. The California Highway Patrol, however strongly believes that this increased drinking will lead to more drunk driving.”

Three Clubs’ co-owner Marc Smith, is baffled by Brown’s decision. Smith believes there’s something missing in the governor’s statement, and the state and businesses will miss out on extra revenue. “Does he have an alcoholic relative or something?” asks Smith. “I’m shocked that he would go out on something like that. I thought he’d be more progressive. As long as its regulated properly, this should be law.”

Smith adds that there’s a significant difference between last call at 1:30 a.m., and at 3:30 a.m. “At 1 a.m., there’s a sweet spot. The bar gets really busy, there’s a rush for last call, then we kick people out. At 1:30 a.m., they’re amped and excited, and still want to hang out. But by 3:30 a.m., they’re ready to go home.”

What Cities in the US Have Nightlife Past 2 AM?

While quite a few cities across America have nightclubs and bars that are open past 2am, Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami are the four nightlife capitals of the U.S., if not the entire world. Each of these cities boasts nightlife venue variety for all kinds of musical, ethnic, and socioeconomic tastes numbering in the several hundreds, with new ones popping up every day.

It is true that most L.A. nightclub venues stop serving alcohol at around 1:30am and close at 2am, but there are few that stay open past 2am until 3–4am – specifically, Academy, Exchange LA, and Avalon. In Las Vegas, New York, and Miami, most nightclubs stay open well past 3am, with the hottest and most popular ones going until 5–6am. There are a couple venues in each city that stay open til dawn, such as Space Miami, and Drai’s After Hours.

For those of you night owls visiting a major U.S. city to do some partying, the Discotech app is an essential planning tool for seeing how late your selected clubs will be open. You can use our app to browse club and pool party events by specific days of the week, holidays, or dates you’ll be in town. Then, you can even take the next step within the app, using its features to buy tickets, sign up for guest lists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. The app event info refreshes daily, pulling from various entertainment online resources including the official websites of the clubs themselves, so it’s always current, accurate, and in the know. We are live in the four aforementioned top-tier cities and six other second-tier markets in the U.S., and we work with nearly 200 nightlife venues, including every one of the Top 10 nightlife venues mentioned in the Forbes list and 95% of the list’s Top 100.

If you’re interested in going deeper down the nightlife rabbit hole, you can check out all the latest nightclub news across America here: Nightlife News by Discotech – the #1 Nightlife App.

Best Rooftop Pools in LA – Summer 2018

It’s no secret that LA has some of the best summer hotspots. From beautiful beaches to splashy pools, there are ample Instagraming opportunities. Here, we’re rounding up five of the hottest rooftop pools in the city all boasting luxe amenities and dreamy views.

London West Hollywood

The London just unveiled its summer rooftop programming, Boxwood on the Roof, and it’s a good one. The series includes Ice Cream Sundays serving up exotic flavors (think popcorn and cookie monster oreo cookies), Tuesday Crystal Cocktails featuring drinks inspired by different stones, and live music Wednesdays. Executive chef Anthony Keene has also crafted a fun summer menu that includes oysters, hand rolled sushi, miso brass crostini, ginger chicken meatballs, grilled salmon fillet, and avocado toast.

SLS Beverly Hills

The SLS Beverly Hills’ Altitude Pool is a gorgeous oasis that will quickly become a go-to favorite spot during the summer. The plush vibe is so LA and the elevated fare by chef José Andrés such as Pacific ahi tuna ceviche and crab cake sliders is the icing on the cake. Weekends are especially lively on the rooftop pool with a DJ spinning beats on the deck. For the ultimate pool lounging experience, we suggest opting for a cabana.

W Hollywood

If you’re in the mood to get your party on, the W Hollywood’s rooftop pool and bar is definitely the spot for you. You and your squad can book a cabana or a daybed and enjoy the sunshine, views, and upbeat vibe for the day. Friday through Sunday from 1pm-5pm is when the DJ starts spinning and the party gets started. Book tables for Wet Hollywood on the Discotech app!

Montage Beverly Hills

Private poolside cabanas, lush landscaping, and awe-inspiring views of the city are just some of the reasons the Montage Beverly Hills’ rooftop pool stands out. Cabanas feature flat screen TVs, magazines, complimentary wifi, a fresh fruit bowl, drinks, and appetizers from The Rooftop Grill, which is perfect if you’re celebrating a birthday or a bachelor/bachelorette party. If you’re looking for a more relaxed rooftop pool experience, go for the Tranquility package, which includes a discount for a spa treatment, a crudite starter, and a cold-pressed juice sampler.

Peninsula Beverly Hills

Have your phone ready because the Peninsula Beverly Hills’ rooftop pool is definitely a scene you’re going to want to Instagram. The Century City skyline serves as the backdrop and the sparkling pool beckons on a hot LA day. Meet your friends here and together you can sit back in plush lounge chairs, sip cocktails or a smoothie, and enjoy a light bite.

Skybar at the Mondrian

Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar is an open air, ivy covered pavilion perched above the pool at Mondrian LA.

Having been the spot for the hottest nightlife and bar scenes from the day it opened, Skybar’s newly re-imagined design brings a fresh approach to this iconic space. A chic poolside lounge by day, Skybar provides an idyllic oasis to take in the sun and enjoy impeccably fresh cocktails. When the sun sets, the pulse of Skybar beats even louder, stirring a seductive energy, aroused by world-class DJ’s and Hollywood glamour. Book tables and see upcoming DJs at Skybar!

Skybar is private to hotel guests everyday until 1PM.