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Best Jeremy Olander Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

Described by fans, media and industry alike as the savior of the true progressive style, Jeremy Olander captivates audiences from a festival stage and within an intimate club environment. Born in Stockholm, he’s leading the host of next generation artists that continues the Scandinavian capital’s dance music lineage, a pedigree represented by countless DJs and producers who’ve gone from local underground prospects to globally recognized main stage superstars – a trajectory followed by Olander.

After bursting onto the scene in 2011, he became the first producer to be signed to a multi-release deal on Prydz’s coveted Pryda Friends imprint. His inaugural outing, the Evade EP, became the label’s biggest seller and since then he’s continued to elevate himself as a producer, achieving the elusive balance of crossover appeal and underground reverence. 

In 2014, he made his long-awaited comeback return to Pryda and once again broke new ground by becoming the first artist other than Eric Prydz to release music on Pryda Recordings, a label home previously reserved for head honcho Prydz himself. The EP, entitled Jackie, gained widespread appeal amongst the EDM generation and old school house music purists alike, and in a time when many claim it’s all about the singles, the EP went straight to number 1 on the overall Beatport Top 100 Releases chart and stayed there for 10 days, ousting Aphex Twin from the top spot in the process.

Adding to last year’s musical release feats, 2014 also played host to Jeremy’s first headline tour in Australia, two club tour stints in North America at legendary venues such as Beta in Denver, Avalon in LA and Habitat in Calgary. The festival circuit also got their taste of his progressive goodness at Mysteryland, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, HARD Day of the Dead, Creamfields and VH1 Supersonic, where he played a celebrated B2B set together with Bedrock staple Guy J. Jeremy also made time to include a gig at the venue of all venues that’s likely to remain a dream for most; Madison Square Garden in New York City. There, he became one of a select few to have taken the iconic stage when he was invited to play alongside Prydz at his groundbreaking EPIC 3.0 show.

Olander holds a residency at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles where he performs a couple shows a year.

See a full list of upcoming Jeremy Olander shows here.

Without further ado, Jeremy Olander’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Jeremy Olander – Saigon

4. Jeremy Olander – Brando

3. Jeremy Olander – Galheera

2. Jeremy Olander – Lunar (Original Mix)

1. Jeremy Olander – Jackie

Bonus: Jeremy Olander – Panorama (Original Mix)

Top 7 Best Pool Parties in Los Angeles in 2020

Nothing quite captures the summer season more than swimsuits, get togethers , rooftop bars and pool parties in Los Angeles (though outdoor adventures and ice cream take a close second). When it comes to Vegas-style pool parties and laid-back, rooftop gatherings, L.A.’s buzzy hotspots have enough lively events to keep you entertained all summer long. 

The season events kick off with a splash of pool parties thrown at shindig-friendly hotels around town, from the heart of Hollywood to the rooftops of Downtown Los Angeles. If you’re looking to lounge (or dance) by the pool, enjoy great must and a cocktail in hand, be prepared to arrive early or grab a hotel room the night before, as most parties cap out at 500 people. 

Of course, the fastest way to a coveted cabana or table space is via bottle service packages, which can run hundreds of dollars, but you’ll buy the best seat in the house. Book bottle service, buy tickets, and sign up for guest-list directly on Discotech’s free mobile app. Here are some of the best summer pool party options in LA:

W Hollywood

Overview of the pool party at W Hollywood hotel

A Free Entry Beverly Hills Rooftop Bar 2 Minutes from Rodeo Drive

Guests at the W head to the Wet Deck at 10am for a pool party where the boozy bashes collide with beautiful people, great tunes and an incredible view of the city. The best part? It’s completely free. Enjoy a cocktail by the bar or hang by the pool for a well-deserved post-workout treat. As for the rest of the weekend, top LA DJs will be spinning from 1pm to 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Though the Wet deck is primarily reserved for hotel guests, daybeds and cabanas can be reserved for non-guests with food and beverage spending minimums.

Skybar at Mondrian

People lounging at the Mondrian West Hollywood pool party

A West Hollywood Pool Party / Lounge That Overlooks Downtown LA

The Mondrian hotel, West Hollywood’s luxury boutique getaway, is home to the ever-popular Skybar, a pool and bar that offers one of the best views in L.A. Let loose and lounge poolside at one of the top hotel pools in LA while DJs spin as you celebrate the weekend. Plus, be on the lookout for upcoming pool parties and celebs, as both elevate the pool side party experience to a new tier of fun and enjoyment.

The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles

Large pool at The Standard Download Los Angeles

A Pool Party in the Middle of Downtown LA Complete with Stunning Views

When looking to party or lounge poolside, very few LA pools compare to The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles. The pool comes complete with DJs, vibrating waterbeds and views on par with the best bars in LA. The rooftop pool bar can be a tough ticket on weekends for non-guests (must meet a $35 food and beverage minimum), but it’s totally worth it for a weekend day rager. 

Tropicana Pool at the Roosevelt

Big pool at Roosevelt Hotel called Tropicana

A Historic Venue Home to Wild Pool Parties and the Celebs Who Frequent Them

If you’re looking to party poolside in the heart of Hollywood, the long standing Roosevelt hotel is your perfect go-to. After a 2003 restoration by designer Dodd Mitchell, this 1927 landmark once more welcomes the A-listers who frequented Tropicana during Hollywood’s heyday. Although a famous landmark, there is nothing outdated about a Tropicana pool party, as the crowds are young, the music is trendy and the party’s more alive than ever.

The Highlight Room

People partying at the Highlight Room pool party

Luxury and wild times collide together giving guests the ultimate pool party experience

The Highlight Room is found atop ten stories high with unobstructed, 360 degree views of Los Angeles, ranging from the famed Hollywood Sign and surrounding Hollywood Hills to the skyline of Downtown. By day, the modern sundeck offers hotel guests the perfect getaway to relax by the pool on a plush lounger or in a luxurious, private cabana. At sundown Thursday through Saturday, Highlight Room’s pool deck transforms into the best place to party under the stars in Los Angeles.

During the day through the summer, Highlight Room is just as fun. The Highlight Room is definitely one of the top pool parties in LA, as the vibe is luxurious but focuses on what’s really important, and that’s providing guests with an epic pool party.

Marina del Rey Hotel Pool

Overview look of the Marina Del Rey Hotel Pool

Pool parties, boats, booze, and bikinis. Fun times await.

Sitting in a gorgeous scenic waterfront location on the world’s largest man-made small-craft harbor, the Marina del Rey Hotel encourages guests to unwind and indulge in equal balance. Whether you are here for business or leisure, our Los Angeles waterfront hotel features and award-winning dining at SALT Restaurant & Bar and a year-round heated infinity pool & spa complete with unrivaled views of Marina del Rey. The pool parties at Marina del Rey Hotel offer something very unique, as partying near boats in the heart of Marine del Rey offer many opportunities. Boats, booze, and bikinis? I’m sure you can do the math.

Liquid Frequencies Pool

Crowd partying at Liquid Frequencies pool

A small Deep House pool party guaranteed to have you grooving all day and night long

For those looking for a more smaller pool party, this the spot for you. With a very limited capacity, it becomes hard to avoid being engulfed by crowds partying to the music. The music has historically been deep house, so it’s safe to assume groovy tunes await you at this pool party. If looking for a great time to party under the sun, this pool party surely won’t disappoint!

Bonus: Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs

Spacious view of Palm Springs Ace Hotel

Pool Parties and Super Warm Weather ALL THE TIME!? Ace Hotel in Palm Springs Gives You Both

While it’s a bit of a trek from L.A. to Palm Springs, the Ace Hotel’s buzzy pool parties make a weekend getaway well worth your while. The desert locale is home to the Swim Club, which hosts a variety of pool parties throughout summer. It’d be hard to find a better venue to kick off pool party season. 

Prepare for a mix of DJs, live music, stand-up comedians, pool parties, R-rated bingo, arts & crafts and more. Be on the lookout for more daytime pool parties on the Ace Hotel’s event calendar, which are sure to roll out during the summer.

Best LGBT Clubs in Los Angeles / West LA /

Looking to find the hottest LGBT clubs in LA? Look no further. Today we’ve compiled a list featuring some of the hottest and upcoming LGBT clubs in Los Angeles.

The first LGBT clubs is rumored to have started around the 1920s on the East Coast, however the White Horse Inn in Oakland, California claims to be the oldest gay bar in operation. Since the 1920s or the opening of the White Horse Inn, the gay movement has grown and flourished. Luckily for those looking for LGBT bars, there are many gay bars to frequent, as the challenge now is finding the right one, instead of searching for one.

Looking for the hottest clubs in Los Angeles? See upcoming events sign up for guest list and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in LA!

The Abbey

The intertionaly popular gay bar/gay club Abbey gives patrons a collection of lounges, outdoor terraces and exclusive cabanas giving unlimited event options, from private cocktail parties to large-scale celebration dinners. The inner dance floor and raised DJ area, finished with viewing booths, provide the perfect location for any party.

The adaptable space offers a truly unparalleled locale—a casual, yet beautiful mix of indoor and outside spaces unparalleled in Los Angeles. A preference of celebrities, locals and tourists alike, there is no better place to meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy a generous 10-ounce martini, eat a delicious meal created by Chef Danny Elmaleh, and just kick back and have fun. Known as a West Hollywood institution, home of the Gay Walk of Fame, Elizabeth Taylor’s favorite pub, and a community center, The Abbey is one of the premier gay / lesbian nightlife experiences in West Los Angeles

The Birdcage

The Birdcage is one of the hottest VIP bars in Santa Monica. Located on the top floor of The Victorian, this VIP bar is full of fun vibes and tasty cocktails. The laid back atmosphere and upscale decor makes for the ideal place to have a night out with all of your friends.

Dress up or remain casual, either way you are guarenteed to enjoy yourself among the great crowd of socialites. The Birdcage is a place for guests to be free so that they can let their personality shine while having the best night of their life.

Trunks

Trunks is West Hollywood’s popular gay sports bar. They is the friendly, provide a great place to share cocktails, and a short walk from several other gay bars in the area. After 25 years, they remain the place for fun times and good cocktails.

They have added wonderful new outdoor patio…. and have exploded out onto the sidewalk! Now you can relax in they’re new outdoor patio!. Alcohol can be brought outside from the bar to the patio … You’ll LOVE the FUN!

Girl Bar

Organized by Robin Gans and Sandy Sachs in 1990, GIRL BAR has grown and become the largest dance and entertainment club for lesbians in the US. Since moving to LA from New York in the late 80’s, Sachs and Gans identified the need for an upscale nightclub catering to the lesbian community.

The thought was simple: to give the most compelling events, in the most elegant of surroundings with the sexiest women in town. Today, their spirit continues to grow and set a model of excellence in the lesbian and gay community.

Hi Tops Bar

Hi Tops is the newest bar to open up in Weho’s Boystown that stands apart from many of the boring new spots around. It’s the second location of the extremely successful SF bar and though the high school gym locker aesthetic is a bit heavy-handed, there are lots of diverse welcoming areas for you and your friend group to stand around and party next to the very attractive crowd.

But what makes this place so successful? They are known for serving the best cocktails in the neighborhood. So rather of your usual vodka soda, we advise for the mezcal-heavy Magic Hour, or The Claw, which is made with gin and cardamom bitters.

Mother Lode

Many are happy to report that Mother Lode remains to be resilient in these unstable times. The bar is open for business during a restoration of sorts. Yep, the oldest gay bar in West Hollywood is getting a facelift to stay competitive with all the excellent new additions that are budding all over Boystown. The bar’s owner Robert Yacoubian, who prefers to be called Bob, says the bar is here to stay, that the new additions are impresive, and that the bar will remain a staple of West Hollywood’s gay history.

“We’re simply adding a patio in the front,” Bob tells WEHO TIMES, “It’s going to go five feet out. It will be surrounded. There will be bush trees on both sides. There will be a big awning that will come out over it with heaters and lights. The front will be open, so people will be able to step out and walk around. The doorway is coming out. It’s going to be nice. The feedback we are getting is all good.” Hopefully they finished renovation will live up to the hype.

Rage

Rage is one of the hottest spots in WeHo as of now. The club is know for its fun atmosphere, upscale feel, and the good times to be had. Fair warning, the crowd can be very young, which to many might be a good enough reason as any to frequent the place. If 18 and older, this is the place for you.

The best thing about Rage is Musical Mondays, a magical night where people get together and lip-sync to famous theater video clips. Next to that, it’s a very interesting club and home to Weho’s only 18+ night.

Best Clubs in Santa Monica / West LA / West Side

Looking to find the hottest nightclubs in Santa Monica? Look no further. Today we’re going to check out some of the hottest bars/clubs on the West Side. While West LA doesn’t have the big clubs that Hollywood and Downtown LA feature, Santa Monica is known for more intimate, smaller, upscale venues. Clubbing near the ocean has never been better. Check out the list below for bottle service, guest list, and events at the best nightclubs on the westside!

Looking for the hottest clubs in Los Angeles? See upcoming events sign up for guest list and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in LA!

The Bungalow


From entertainment visionary Brent Bolthouse comes The Bungalow; is a model in extravagant socializing and a creative gathering place for the Westside of Los Angeles The Bungalow is a space that provokes a casual, beachside Baja lifestyle. The place seems more like a home than a bar, with mismatched tables, chairs and couches.

In addition to the front deck with its fire pits, lush foliage and twinkling tree lanterns, the Bungalow also has a casual game room with a pool table, a private dining room, a back garden with tables for bottle service and a large main bar with high raftered ceilings. Moroccan tile work, Mexican blankets, multiple fireplaces, whitewashed walls, French doors and custom brickwork complete the scene.

41 Ocean

Centrally positioned across from the Santa Monica Pier, 41 Ocean is a secret treasure tucked away down a courtyard just off Ocean Avenue. With over a dozen hotels within walking distance, 41 Ocean is a comfortable and fresh alternative to the dull banquet hall. Offering both indoor and outdoor bar and lounge areas with bottle service, the simple layout allows for your experience to be tailored to your every need.

41 Ocean offers patrons a fun atmosphere with a usually fun and easy going crowd. But be sure to arrive early, as the popularity of this club results in the line usually growing long and moving slowly. Make sure to check out Upcoming Events at 41 Ocean.

31Ten Lounge

31TEN Lounge attracts popular professionals and club-goers who are looking for something offbeat than the typical Hollywood hysteria. … At around 11 pm the lounge converts into a club atmosphere as the line starts to form outside.

Those ready to hit the town early drop by for upscale bites of wood-oven pizza and tacos or the solid Happy Hour deals like $4 beers, settling in on soft, cream-colored chairs surrounded by the warmth of exposed brick and sleek hardwood. 31Ten offers bottle service and tables for reservation, as resident DJ Sir Marcus turns up the toe-tapping tracks throughout the night.

Use the Discotech app to book bottle service at 31Ten.

Canary

Santa Monica’s nightlife scene is getting a boost quite soon, due to to the imminent opening of a new live music venue and bar called Canary.

Canary is presumed to open this summer inside the former West End location just off Arizona near 5th Street. The owners hope to turn the club into a lush green and gold hideaway, with opportunity for energetic music multiple times per night. The club will entertain live acts on Thursday and Friday from 10 p.m. to midnight, with DJs filling out much of the rest of the evenings. Sundays will feature jazz, similar to the new jazz and funk nights happening nearby at Ingo’s Tasty Diner in Santa Monica.

Nameless

Not much has been written about this place. Nameless is a brand new techno bar in Santa Monica that’s rapidly growing in popularity. Why? Few places in LA truly cater to crowds searching for underground sounds. Que Nameless.

The bar offers bottle service, free entry, and is centrally located to many other popular bars in Santa Monica. With many perks and lots to offer, Nameless is a great place to start or end your night. The crowd is usually younger, drawing in the college scene.

Circle Bar

Named for its long, oval-shaped bar that stands in the center of the room, this famous Westside bar has served everyone from Jim Morrison to Truman Capote since its 1949 opening. Strong drinks and a packed dance floor have kept nostalgic locals as well as new comers coming back over the years.

The crowd at Circle Bar is very diverse, as you never really know who’s going to be rolling through. However, the DJ ensures everyone has a great time. The service is quick and Circle Bar is located in a great location. A definite must stop if touring local bars in Santa Monica.

Interview with up-and-coming artist: Kole

The other day I was fortunate enough to sit down with up-and-coming artist Kole. She has been featured on the NBC show Songland and has recently collaborated with DJ’s Autograf and SNBRN. She now has a monthly average of more than 270k listeners on Spotify. 

I think most of us know someone who is an aspiring musician, yet struggle to gain traction and popularity. As someone who once had a dream to DJ for EDC sized crowds, I was fascinated to learn what set Kole apart from others in the industry that seemingly struggle to reach the popularity that Kole has achieved at such a young age. So if you’re one of the many who have wondered ‘why am I not seeing the results I desire?’ perhaps this article can help. Either way, Kole has a fantastic story where I learned some of the dos and do-nots while building a career in the music industry. 

The Beginning

So how did you get started as a musician? 

I started writing songs when I was 11. I was in a band in middle school, and decided to write a song for us to play. I showed it to my bandmates and they turned it down (it was called “Life is a Mystery,” a little melodramatic for a band of 11-13 year olds), but I kept writing. From 11 to 14 I would write songs just by myself in my room without showing them to anyone. But when I was 14 or 15, I played some of my songs for my vocal coach at the time, in front of the class. end My vocal teacher told me to play for the parents when they came to pick up their kids. The parents loved it, and my vocal coach told me ‘ok, write a song a week, and bring it in to the class and play for the parents and the kids.’ I haven’t stopped since – although now, it’s more like a song or two a day. I have literally hundreds of songs I’ve written on my laptop!

Do you play an instrument? 

Yeah, I play the piano and guitar. I played classical piano from 4-14, and taught myself guitar when I was 15. I studied Ethnomusicology (world music) at UCLA, which is a very hands on program – so I’ve played instruments like sitar, tabla, irish flute, and more. 

You went to UCLA… could you describe your experience at UCLA and how that influenced/helped your career? 

One of my professors taught a class called “Songwriters on Songwriting”, where different songwriters would come to the class and share their stories of how they got started, where they’re from, etc. Writers like Randy Newman, David Crosby, Mike Posner, and so many more. I learned a lot. Specifically, I learned that everyone’s path is different. I saw dozens of people speak and realized how different everyone’s journey had been. Some people became successful in their mid-30’s, while some people had their first hit when they were 18. There’s no path in music that’s right or wrong.

Did you find that UCLA helped your career? 

I started at UCLA when I was 16, and that year, a songwriter/producer named Rick Knowles came into class (he’s done a lot of the Lana Del Rey catalogue). He’s a great writer and composer, and he was like ‘I can’t sing this song I wrote, because it’s outta my range’, and he asks the class if anyone would volunteer to sing it. There’s 100 people in the class, and I volunteer. Afterwards, the professor came up to me and asked me to send him some songs. He introduced me to a manager, who became my first manager, and that manager introduced me to a publishing company. While I was in college, I started working with producers and learning about the industry – including how to write with people and collaborate. 

Songwriting

So songwriting, how does that process work?

It depends on the song. Sometimes a producer will have a beat already made and you’ll write on top of that. But a lot of times you’ll be playing chords, and you’ll sing melodies and the lyrics will pop up in your head. Other times you have a title or a concept you want to write about. It depends on the day.

Are there advantages to working with tracks that are already done?

If I’m going to write over a track, I prefer it to be really minimal and open so that its similar to writing with organic chords. It can be a really great way to work with people overseas though. Because DJs can produce a beat and send it. In person, there’s just something really special about starting from scratch.

Do you always write your own lyrics?

Everything I put out is lyrically, written 100% by me. Same with Move All Night, the song with SNBRN and Autograf – SNBRN made a beat and I sang over it. I spent 20 minutes writing, and in total was maybe a 40 minute session. Then he sent it to Autograf, and they built out the song.

How often are you in the studio, working on songs, etc? 

I have sessions 6-7 days a week – I realized that I’ve had about 4 days off for the past 3-4 months! Writing sessions are usually 5-10 hours, it depends on who you’re working with and your goals for the day. Typically, my daily goal is a finished (fully written) song, vocals/vocal arrangement, and a demo track. 

What advice would you give someone trying to break into this industry?

It’s hard to say, because it depends on what they want to do. There are so many different paths. But whether you’re trying to be a songwriter or singer or both, collaborating with people is the biggest piece of advice I can give. Ask for help if you need help finishing something, rather than sitting on 100 unfinished songs. 

Songland

So you were on Songland the NBC show, could you tell us a little about that?

Yes! I was on Meghan Trainor’s episode of Songland, and she ended up choosing my song, “Hurt Me,” which was absolutely incredible. She’s a sweetheart, and I had the best time working with her. The show is an incredible experience – even though I had the worst cold while we were filming. Indirectly, it was how I was able to go to Korea for a writing camp with SM Entertainment in June. It’s also how I met my lawyers – one of my mentors from the show introduced me to them. I also made some great friends and collaborators. 

How did you land yourself on the show? 

A good friend of mine named Zach Sorgen did the pilot – he was on Charlie Puth’s episode. Zach was talking about it, and asked if I had any interest in being on the show. I had a Skype interview, a phone call, and three weeks later I was filming. It was crazy. From the start, it took maybe a total of 6 months. 

Could you tell us about the process and journey that you undertook while being on Songland?

I performed “Hurt Me” for four of the most accomplished and respected writer/producers in the world – Meghan Trainor, Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally, and Ester Dean – and then got to work with one of my favorite writers of all time (Ryan) on my song. Ryan re-produced the track, and after the show Meghan, Ryan, and a wonderful producer/artist/writer named Mike Sabath finished up the song. It was such a rewarding experience, and I received so much support from my family and friends when the show aired. 

Things to Look out for During the Process

Why do you believe some people one hit wonders while others strike fame at 35?

Nowadays, it’s difficult to define a “hit.” With the emergence of so many genres and subgenres of music, what might be a hit in one genre is unheard of in others. It’s safe to say that these days, one hit won’t sustain you. What most people are doing now is putting out lots of music consistently, and if they get a certain amount of ears on it, they can grow their niche audience. The big test is how to continue growth and find your audience. 

What happens when your co producers don’t get along? To be specific, if a song that is edited by one DJ then sent to another DJ and they don’t agree on the edits, what happens? Do you have to involve yourself? 

I’ll typically send notes back and forth – or they’ll send stems, I’ll try out some production ideas, and send it back. If you really butt heads during the collaboration process you might not be meant to work together – it’s all about the chemistry. Everyone critiques everyone, and it’s important to take constructive criticism without getting offended. But if there is a difference of opinion that can’t be resolved (about where the drop should go, or what the title should be) maybe management or friends can break the tie.

Do you ever have to step in and say, this doesn’t sound the way I want it to? If so, what happens? 

It depends on what I’m doing. If it’s a DJ and I’m writing for their project, it’s their project, and I don’t need to change it to make it sound like “me.” But if something sounds like shit I’ll tell them, like ‘yo the bass in this sounds gnarly.” I’m there to elevate and serve their project. I’ll give notes. But most of the people I work with, now that I can be more selective, have similar taste to me. Not gonna lie, I’ve worked with some people where I have to say “this can’t come out like this.” There’s a standard that I hold myself to, and I want to be proud of anything I release that has my name attached to it. 

What happens if a DJ puts out music you don’t approve of? 

At the end of the day, a DJ needs your permission to put it out your song. But there are situations I’ve heard of where DJ’s have put out songs without writer’s/artist’s permission. A friend of mine toplined (wrote lyrics and melody over a track) a DJ 2 years ago, and this DJ put it out 2 months ago, on a label, without asking permission or giving her a contract. It’s important to know that once in a blue moon, songwriters can get screwed over by DJ’s. Luckily, those aren’t the kind of people I work with – I love the people I work with! I have heard horror stories. Be sure to choose good people to work with. 

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Best Rooftop Bars in L.A.

Without a doubt, rooftops are one of the best places to enjoy a drink in Los Angeles, and the reverse is true as well. The skies are clear 284 days out of the year here in LA. Pair that with mild temperatures all year long and you get unbeatable conditions for being outside.

Picture this – you’re tens of stories up on a rooftop bar in Downtown LA, it’s 7:45 PM on a summer evening, and you’ve already had a few delectable cocktails poured down the hatch. As you sip on your latest concoction, the sun begins to set. The sky fills with hues of yellow and orange, then pink, purple and red, and the glass faces of buildings light up with a golden hue. You feel a tear running down your face as the pure beauty of the scene sets in. You think to yourself, “There is nowhere I’d rather be than here in this moment.” Of course, you said that to your date last night, and to the date before that… But this time it’s different. This time you’ve fallen hard for the city itself – welcome to LA.

Rooftop bars are quintessentially LA, and we’ve compiled a list of the best ones for you to live the California dream. Check out all venues and upcoming events on the Discotech App.

Highlight Room – Hollywood

Perched upon the top of the Dream Hollywood hotel is one of Tao Group’s latest concepts – Highlight Room. The rooftop space contains a pool, lounge, and grill to cater toward any rooftop experience you may seek. Highlight room not only offers one of Hollywood’s best viewpoints, but it also offers a state-of-the-art sound systems and world-class DJs. The day club is open to the public only on weekends, while many nights a week are open to all who are looking to party.

Explore upcoming events and book tables for Highlight Room on the Discotech App.

The Rooftop at The Standard – Downtown

The Standard rooftop has got it all. Up top you will find the bar, a heated pool, a red Astroturf deck, a dance floor, nightly DJs, fireplaces, and even waterbeds. Don’t be worried if you’re feeling hungry up there, the food at The Standard rooftop is super solid.

Browse upcoming events and book bottle service for the Standard Rooftop on the Discotech App.

Skybar at Mondrian – West Hollywood

Skybar at Mondrian is the place to be for rooftop parties. There are regular pool parties all summer long at Skybar, both day and night, with world-class DJs setting the vibe. With its spectacular views and chic aesthetic, Skybar is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Check out upcoming events and book tables for Skybar on the Discotech App.

The Fonda Theatre – Hollywood

The Fonda Theatre, one of LA’s most intimate concert venues, is home to a lesser known rooftop where you can enjoy a fantastic drink, while watching a live feed of the show inside.

Browse upcoming shows and purchase tickets for the Fonda Theatre on the Discotech App.

Broken Shaker – Downtown

Broken Shaker is one of the trendiest rooftop bars that LA has to offer. It’s a colorful palm-filled haven for those seeking eclectic cocktails, amazing views, and street-food style dishes. This beachy venue is as lively as it looks, drawing the hippest crowds nightly. The bar is also open during the day so you can satisfy your needs for a cold tropical cocktail.

Élephante – West LA (Santa Monica)

The view from Élephante is perhaps the best in all of Santa Monica – a bold claim for such a beautiful, iconic scene. Not only will you get incredible views of the California coastline at Élephante, but you will also get to see some of the most absurdly good looking people in California. The all-day restaurant-bar has deliciously bright seasonal foods and refreshing cocktails to match. The decor will make you jealous, and you’re sure to be headed home with ideas for how to remodel your sunny, posh California living room. Élephante is incredibly popular, so be sure to book in advance.

Spire 73 – Downtown

Spire 73 lays on top of the tallest building west of the Mississippi, which makes Spire 73 the highest point in LA to grab a drink, and the highest open air bar in the Western hemisphere! From here, you can truly see all of LA. Classic cocktails are served here to guests lounging fireside on luxurious lounge chairs. If you’re not a guest of the hotel below, there is a $20 cover, but $10 of that goes toward drinks Sunday through Thursday.

Mama Shelter – Hollywood

Dance all day and night on the roof of this Hollywood hotel. The roof of Mama Shelter carries that Mediterranean vibe, with bright colors and a real liveliness to rejuvenate your senses. Sip on a cocktail or a glass of sangria as you look upon the golden city from up high, with a delicious plate of food right in your lap.

Upstairs – Downtown

On its fifth year running, the Ace Hotel’s rooftop gem has become an absolute classic in the rooftop scene. Pool, check. Bar, check. Fire, check. Awesome design where modern meets historical LA, big check. The venue is a fantastic stop for any and all who are looking for a place to vibe. Upstairs draws an incredibly eclectic crowd, so all you people watchers will sure get a kick. To top it off, the middle eastern cuisine is superb.

Perch – Downtown

With a French Bistro-like look, lush plants, and elegant furniture, Perch is the perfect place for a classy, pleasant, and relaxed night (or day) out. The 15th floor is a restaurant, bar and lounge, while the 16th is an open-air rooftop bar for drinks only. While there is often a DJ to set the mood, sometimes you might stumble upon some live jazz to really spice up the evening. Incredible views of downtown LA top off this class venue.

Rooftops are one of the best ways to truly experience LA. Be sure to check out the Discotech App for all of your rooftop needs!

Best Clubs in West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Looking to rub shoulders and pop bottles with the elite? WeHo boasts some of the most prestigious nightclubs this world has to offer. With so many great options, and trends constantly changing, we’ve assembled an updated list of best nightclubs in West Hollywood.

In a rush? browse night clubs, upcoming events, table pricing, and more – directly in the free Discotech Mobile App.

Bootsy Bellows

Bootsy Bellows has been an L.A. nightlife staple since it entered the scene in 2012, and has been under renovations since August 2018 with John Sofio of Built, Inc. to design and bring the revamped space to life, this time with a more homey aesthetic.

Drake’s personal sound guy was brought in to work on the DJ booth and speakers, embedded LED lights were added to the walls and ceilings to put on custom light shows. A VIP table is highly recommended, you can book bottle service at Bootsy Bellows here. Bootsy Bellows open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays, 11 PM – 2 AM.

Upcoming events at Bootsy Bellows

Poppy

The celeb-faved nightlife gurus at H.Wood Group are at it again. After debuting of Delilah last year, the company has unveiled Poppy, a stylishly surreal space that’s already hosted a star-studded VMA’s after-party before the paint has even dried. Entry is at doorman’s discretion; bottle service at Poppy is highly recommended.

Upcoming events at Poppy

Hyde Sunset

Meet Hyde Sunset, the huger, patio-wrapped-restaurant reincarnation of SBE’s infamous celebrity hideout, now with former Whist/41 Ocean chef Chris Crary in the kitchen—opening Sunday at the old XIV space in West Hollywood. It looks like a great dinner-date spot in here. A moody room of raw woods, Eastern carpets and hanging metal sprockets that all cultivate a breezy, arty Beachwood Canyon cabin vibe. For, well, a this-section-of-Sunset crowd. Entry is at the doorman’s discretion. We highly recommend bottle service at Hyde Sunset.

PRO TIP: Make dinner reservations around 8:30 PM and enjoy free access to the nightclub an hour our two later when things transform.

Upcoming events at Hyde Sunset

Nightingale

Landing just up the street from celeb hangout The Nice Guy on La Cienega in STK’s former space, the whimsical concept bar will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Monday from 10 PM to 2 AM.

In the former Greystone Manor location, this buzzy nightclub from sbe is home to a thumping dance floor; two adjacent lounges that are more demure but no doubt clubby; and an oasis-like patio. Despite futuristic touches like mirrored ceilings and LED walls, Nightingale Plaza has a vaguely “European courtyard” theme, which explains the trippy, floral wallpaper throughout. Expect signature, pricey drinks like the Smart Blonde (Absolut Citron, St. Germain, Limoncello, lemon juice, simple syrup) and the Tequila Mockingbird (Avion, lime juice, honey), and of course, bottle service. Nightingale is the hottest Sunday party in LA. Entry is at doorman’s discretion; bottle service at Nightingale is highly recommended.

Upcoming events at Nightingale

1 OAK

Meet 1 OAK, a New York–exported club heavy on champagne, hip-hop and already-frequent DiCaprio sightings, now open in the former Key Club spot. 

What this leads to: a massive ballroom of excess, with chevron floors, a massive marble bar, tan leather booths and… braille-studded paintings of gorillas. (Maybe to remind you again, as bottles swarm around you, of how far we’ve come as an evolved species.) 

So, yeah, your night: big party situation. Someone in your group probably procured entry through the purchase of bottled spirits and table girls. Someone might be celebrating an Oscar nomination. Someone might exchange pleasantries with Jay Z and Bono, who’ve also been by.

Entry is at doorman’s discretion; bottle service at 1 Oak is highly recommended. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 PM to 2 AM.

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Delilah

Delilah brings a modern approach to the vibes of the roaring ‘20s with American cuisine and Art Deco characteristics. Eating, drinking, and dancing converge in this luxury space and are tastefully crafted so you can repeat all three without ever skipping a beat. Live performers & surprise acts with lounge-style bottle service following dinner hours. Entry is at the doorman’s discretion. We recommend booking bottle service at Delilah.

Delilah is open 6:30 PM – 2 AM Tuesday through Saturday night.

Upcoming events at Delilah

Raspoutine

Meet LA’s newest hot spot, Raspoutine. The latest French import comes in the form of a nightclub: Paris’ Raspoutine has officially opened its doors in West Hollywood.

“We tried to bring something that doesn’t exist and something that was maybe missing here,” says co-owner Alexander Ghislain, who owns the four global Raspoutine locations with Logan Maggio.

Open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 PM to 2:00 AM.

Entry is at the doorman’s discretion, bottle service at Raspoutine is recommended.

Upcoming events at Raspoutine

The Nice Guy

We get why Kendall had her 20th birthday there, Kylie had one of her many 18th birthday parties here, and why all the Jenners, Kardashians, Hadids, Baldwins, and Justin Bieber are spotted there just about every weekend; it’s super dimly lit (a tribute to The Rat Pack) and feels like you’re inside one big private party. Welcome to The Nice Guy.

You, too, can live like you’re in a celebrity Instagram photo by booking a VIP table at The Nice Guy here. (Walk-ins are not welcomed.) And make sure you dress the part, because that door doesn’t mess around.

Upcoming events at The Nice guy

Doheny Room

Mood lighting? Check. Celebrity sightings? Check. Bare-legged, high-heeled model types? Check. It’s 9 p.m. on a Saturday night inside Doheny Room


Sandwiched between two landmarks, the Troubadour music venue and Dan Tana’s restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills, the lounge-like eatery has quickly become the area’s newest spot to see and be seen since its soft opening in late April. Alicia Vikander, Chris Brown, Caroline Vreeland, Vanessa Hudgens with Ashley Tisdale – and, fascinatingly, Keanu Reeves with Winona Ryder – have all been spotted. Ready to commit? Make VIP bottle service reservations at Doheny Room here.

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Best Nightlife Spots in Ktown LA

The secret is out – Koreatown runs LA’s nightlife. Looking for the best nightclubs and bars in Ktown? Whether you’re trying to sip at a high end cocktail bar, get ratchet on the dance floor, or take shots of soju while chain-smoking, you’ll always find the kind of drinking spot you didn’t even know you needed tonight. But if you go in unprepared, it’s easy to get overwhelmed – and even worse, head home after first round.

So instead of spending another Saturday night wandering around 6th street, read this guide to the top 5 places to go out in K-town and know exactly where you’re headed this weekend. Or tonight.

Terra Cotta (Restaurant/Bar/Club)

Terra Cotta is the newest restaurant venture from 6th Avenue restaurant group. Their menu draws inspiration on a global scale (incorporating not only Korean elements, but also Japanese, Latin American, and other regional influences)—a direction representative of the melting pot that is Los Angeles. They have a thoughtful selection of scratch house made cocktails, as well as 24 craft draught beers, and a broad and global wine program, offering something for everyone. The expansive interior offers touches of vintage glamour, such as 20-foot-high ceilings dotted with chandeliers, and grand tufted matte black booths.

Terra Cotta is open as a restaurant / bar on all nights, and open as a club with a DJ on Fridays and Saturday nights.

Upcoming events at Terra Cotta

Mama Lion (Restaurant/Bar/Club)

Pinkies up, ladies and gents. Owner Robert Kim and chef/partner Michael Hung’s glamorous new Koreatown restaurant, Mama Lion, has officially opened its doors, adding yet another key player to the neighborhood’s thriving culinary scene (Terra Cotta and Here’s Looking at You opened just last year, and don’t even get us started on the always-buzzing Korean BBQ hot spots). This glitzy new supper club, located on the corner of Western Avenue and 6th Street, is making a serious statement with stunning, high-concept interiors and an impressive, upscale menu.

From seared froie grois and caviar service (yes, you read that correctly) to uni tostadas and apricot soufflés, the seasoned chef is serving up a little taste of luxury that’ll pair perfectly with the range of craft cocktails prepped by Aiden Demarest of the Spare Room, Seven Grand among other high-end cocktail bars in L.A. Also on our radar? Truffled white bean hummus with crispy flat bread, hamachi tartare with Asian pears and Korean chilis, and a 28-day, dry-aged prime New York steak.

Mama lion is open as a bar / restaurants all nights of the week. On certain nights there will be live music performances – Fridays and Saturday nights are the “club” nights.

Upcoming events at Mama Lion

Break Room 86 (Bar/Lounge/Club)

Enter through the loading dock off Ardmore then walk through an employee entrance. From there, you’re directed down a grey, glossy-walled hallway past the hotel kitchens and ice machines. The end of your destination is what was originally designed as the hotel employee break room, now transformed into L.A.’s newest ’80s bar – Breakroom 86.

Like most Houston Hospitality properties, there is an element of surprise to the entrance. We won’t ruin it for you. 

Once inside, you’re in an underground New York dance club from the ’80s. There are old stacked TVs playing “Garfield,” “The Ghostbusters” and “Rainbow Brite” highlighting the dance floor, a DJ booth with a special area for friends — and a wall completely covered in tapes. 

Upcoming events at Break Room 86

Lock & Key (Bar/Lounge)

Following in the speakeasy trend set by the likes of the Varnish and La Descarga, this Koreatown lounge—a low-ceiling, white marble and green-leather banquettes set the “Caesars Club” vibe, perhaps a nod to the former karaoke inhabitant. As expected, the entrance is unmarked: A stylish red door leads to a theatrically disorienting wall of doorknobs and keyholes. Once inside Lock and Key, there’s a small selection of beer and wine—four bottled beers (IPA, Lager, Brown Ale, Triple) and six wines by-the-glass (bubbly, white, rose and red)—but the cocktail program is front and center. Fresh herbs, fruits, simple syrups and torches set the stage for well-made, craft cocktails prepared by attentive and friendly bartenders donning classic white collared shirts and black vests. There’s a limited late-night, food menu from the next door Stall 239—try the Lollipop Chicken Wings and not-so-date-friendly garlic fries.

Upcoming events at Lock & Key

Arena Ktown (Club)

Arena Ktown is a nightclub, bar, and lounge with a fully operational kitchen & 7 karaoke rooms located in the heart of Ktown Los Angeles. Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ and over Hip Hop and R&B nights, while Thursdays will be for collegiate 18+ events with Hip Hop and R&B music. The venue can also be used as a special events music venue, private parties, corporate functions and pop up dining.

Arena recently expanded operations up to the Bay – you’ll find the party bumping every Thurs, Fri, and Sat at Arena SF.

Come ready to get turnt up – inscribed near the entrance in bright neon lights – DO IT FOR THE RATCHETZ.

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