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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.

Upcoming events at 1 Oak

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.

Upcoming events at Doheny Room

Looking for something else?

Want to discover more fun things to do in LA? See clubs, events and pricing in the Discotech Mobile App.

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.

Upcoming events at Arena Ktown

Best LA Clubs with Free Guest Lists

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!

Dance floor / stage @ Exchange LA Nightclub

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:

  • 2/28 – Mercer @ Academy LA – Promo code: DISCO>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 3/7 – SNBRN with LO’99 @ Academy LA – Promo code: SPRING>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 3/13 – Aly & Fila @ Academy LA – Promo code: MELODY>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 3/14 – Fedde Le Grand @ Academy LA – Promo code: DANCING>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 3/21 – Benny Benassi @ Academy LA – Promo code: PUSH>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 4/03 – Solardo with Dillon Nathaniel @ Academy LA – Promo code: THESPOT>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 4/18 – Mr. Carmack @ Academy LA – Promo code: COOKOUT>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 6/26 – Jody Wisternoff @ Academy LA – Promo code: NIGHTWHISPER>> Buy Tickets Here

Past Events:

  • 1/25 – Nitti Gritti x Wuki @ Academy LA – Promo code: ROSHAMBO>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 2/1 – Dannic & Sick Individuals @ Academy LA – Promo code: REVEALED>> Buy Tickets Here
  • 2/22 – Brohug @ Academy LA – Promo code: KEEP>> Buy Tickets Here

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

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.

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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.”