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Most Exclusive Upscale Nightclubs in Los Angeles 2017

These exclusive Los Angeles nightclubs are not for the faint of heart. Packed full nearly every night of the week with local scenesters, beautiful trust fund babies and Los Angeles’ elites, there’s even a good chance that you run into a celebrity grinding on the dance floor, or catch an artist dropping in for a quick performance. All in a night’s work for places where the ultra expensive table minimum start in the thousands. Have your status and cash at the ready to get past the doorman at these night-time playgrounds of the rich and the famous – you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the most well heeled selection of LA high society, and they like to party hard. Most of these upscale venues do not do general admission – admission for ladies is at the door’s discretion, admission for guys requires bottle service. These are the most expensive nightclubs in LA:

1 Oak LA

You’re at a wild party, surrounded by shameless displays of excess.

Champagne spraying over tables. Beautiful women doing things they wouldn’t do within 200 miles of their mothers. Leonardo DiCaprio to your right, taking it all in with a leonine smile. No, you’re not in Wolf of Wall Street. Just hanging out at the new club on the Sunset Strip is all.

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. Like any good debaucherous club, its entrance is a cavernous hallway engraved with Charles Darwin’s writings—in case survival of the fittest wasn’t properly demonstrated at the red rope out front.

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 bottle service and table girls. Someone might be celebrating an Oscar nomination. Someone might exchange pleasantries with Jay Z and Bono, who’ve also been by.

West Hollywood // 10 PM – 2 AM // Tues, Thurs & Sat

Avenue

It’s not every day that a hot new club opens in Hollywood, but the Tao Group brings one of their most reliable nightlife concepts, Avenue, to the heart of Tinseltown starting tomorrow evening. A celebrity-riddled place in New York City, the Hollywood outlet is sure to bring in the same kind of A-list clientele as the Manhattan original, with a David Rockwell-designed space that spans a mere 4,000 square feet just outside the new Dream Hotel project.

Not massive, but just enough room to unleash some unabashed revelry. The place looks like a “grand estate frozen in time,” with plenty of custom design points and a lounge-style seating array. Expect world-class DJs spinning beats while the drink offerings are classic club-style booze: bottles and easy mixers. And when you get hungry, just pop over to Alvin Cailan’s pizza joint, Luchini, for slices and more. Tao, Beauty & Essex, and rooftop pool bar The Highlight Room will join Avenue for a NYC-style free for all in Hollywood.

Hollywood // 10 PM – 2AM // Tues, Fri, Sat

Warwick

Part rustic cocktail lounge part Hollywood club, Warwick (formerly Club L), a warehouse of exposed brick, fireplaces, and unfinished ceilings, opens October 5. The idea here is a simple one, but not always easy to execute. Take the typical Hollywood club, but give it more of a rough, indie feel, and vastly upgrade the alcoholic options to seasonal craft cocktails made with better booze and quality ingredients. As one can see from the layout, it’s a space suited to table/bottle service, but in this case the bar program, and yes, there’s a “bar program,” is executed by top talent Jason Bran and Damian Windsor who have likely liquored you up in the past four years at The Roger Room.

While one can always order a drink from the venue’s multiple bars, here’s how tableside cocktail service will work. Those who reserve a table score a personal cocktail attendant to make drinks throughout the night. A table might come with a choice spirit, fresh squeezed juice, housemade syrup or bitters, seasonal garnishes, housemade “foams,” and depending on the drink, fancy ice like this.

Hollywood // 10 PM – 2 AM // Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Nightingale Plaza

Nightingale Plaza is sbe’s latest nightclub concept located in the former Greystone Manor space, which is being reimagined as an avant-garde, nightclub named after Hollywood’s after-party-rich Bird Streets.

The entrance leads to an elegant lounge with surreal wallpaper strewn with phantom limbs, flowers with eyes and the occasional extraterrestrial dinosaur. sbe enlisted the renowned Rockwell Group for the design. Inside, guests can lounge, dine, or dance in four distinct environments. Between a sculpted fire place, mid-century banquettes and the state-of-the-art kinetic ceiling covered in 15 folding mirrored panels over the dance floor, there is something for everyone. The ceiling starts in a closed position and over the course of the evening, as the energy builds, the mirrored planes gradually unfold revealing a digital light show above creating a dramatic reflective landscape.

The most Instagrammable feature is the Rockwell Group-designed wallpaper, inspired by exotic foliage and magical surrealism. Plus, there’s a photo booth, lined in the wallpaper, that can easily fit eight-plus people. But have a game plan upon entering, because mastering the boomerang-like gif setup can take a minute. It’s only a matter of time before Nightingale gains mention in a hip-hop song, just like Drake and the Game did for its predecessor, Greystone Manor.

West Hollywood // 10 PM – 2 AM // Wed, Sat, Sun

Bootsy Bellows

Get a taste of tinseltown at Bootsy Bellows in WeHo, an original nighclub by David Arquette and the H.Wood group (Santa Monica’s Shore Bar). The ultimate LA hotspot boasts plush banquettes to lounge, while sipping specialty cocktails and taking in the a-list clientele. Hang out for live performances, burlesque shows, wild costume parties and dinner theatre spectacles. Snap a candid in the photo booth and capture one of the wildest parties the West has to offer.

West Hollywood // 10 PM – 2 AM // Tues, Fri, Sat

Villa Lounge

What is it, exactly, that keeps stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Kanye West, Demi Moore, Javier Bardem and even 70-year-old Dustin Hoffman (his son DJs there) coming back to Villa night after night despite the near-constant presence of paparazzi?

It starts with the design.

“There’s sort of an overtone of a bordello,” says Villa’s lead designer and architect, Lionel Ohayon, of the bar. “The general idea is that it’s a residential house . . . but an eccentric Hollywood Hills home. Things seem very familiar, but a little off-center at the same time.”

Which brings us back to the concept of creating a club that feels like someone’s (slightly bawdy) home. “You have to know someone in order to come in,” says the lounge’s owner, former SBE heavyweight Reza Roohi.

The best person to know at Villa? Roohi himself.

“I just created a ‘Villa black card,’ ” he says of the radio-frequency identification VIP cards that will go into operation in the next few weeks. “Certain clients, people like Michael Bay, will get these. If the door guy doesn’t recognize you when you pull up at valet, it will send a [radio] signal to a hand-held device with the door man, with the customer’s picture and vital stats.”

Such is one of the most exclusive spots in LA.

West Hollywood // 10 PM – 2 AM // Tues & Fri

Hyde Sunset

Meet Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, 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.

But your ultimate aim is a rustic wooden table out on the patio, under trees and a graffiti-scrawled mural by the wood-burning fireplace. That’s what industry experts call a clincher. Then comes the fried-chicken-and-kimchi buttermilk-biscuit sliders, sambuca mussels, a ribeye and, if the occasion requires, a four-pound lobster.

Soon, they’ll open the lounge back near the entrance, full of the old bottle-service shenanigans.

West Hollywood // 10:30 PM – 2 AM // Thurs, Fri, Sat 

Highlight Room

The Dream Hollywood’s final concept is here, and boy it’s beauty. The Highlight Room takes over the rooftop and poolside at the mod hotel, which officially opens tonight with some of the sweetest views in Hollywood. With clear cut vistas looking out to Hollywood and beyond, it’s clearly outfitted to become an evening party space, what with speakers galore, two DJ booths, and bottle service.

The far corner of the rooftop contains a decent number of dinner tables, where they’ll have full service. Think hamachi crudo, lobster toast, chopped chicken salad, and grilled prawns, with some amazing views to boot.

The southern stretch of the space feels more like a nightclub, with low-flung tables and and pricey cocktails (Ace of Spade bottles run a cool $1K, for the ballers out there). Revelers looking to relax by the pool, which takes the center of the rooftop, could sip on a boozy watermelon lemonade while taking bites of wagyu sliders and pea hummus. Cabanas require reservations, and the entire roof is only available to hotel guests during the day. Starting at 6 p.m. on weekdays, things open up to the public, except on weekends when the rooftop opens at 1 p.m. for everyone.

Hollywood – 10:30 – 2 AM, Wed – Sat

XIV Sessions

Made famous for their “sensory overload of neon, confetti, CO2, electrifying music, beautiful people and the phrase ‘save water, spray champagne,’ XIV Sessions had become the dayclub destination in LA.

Spinning only the latest and greatest songs and artists, XIV embodies fun, excitement and tons of flair. There’s no mistaking it, XIV is the place you go when you want to have a good time. And though the party kicks off every year during May, the XIV Sessions is no longer just a spring and summer affair; outside of the LA area, they’ve expanded to seasonal fall and winter parties in Las Vegas and Miami.

It’s impossible to have a mediocre time at XIV Sessions. The dayclub was designed to make sure that every guest, every dancer and every party-goer has the time of their life – and will be back again for more. This year’s XIV sessions is being hosted at Skybar at the Mondrian.

West Hollywood // Pool Sessions – 12 Noon – 5 PM, Sunset Sessions – 5 PM – 10 PM // Sundays

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Best Beergardens in Los Angeles

Sure, L.A. may not have grilled fish on sticks as they famously do in Munich, but the spirit of Oktoberfest is in effect year-round at these rowdy beer gardens and beer bars. Stop in for some suds, some pretzels and maybe a wurst or two to embrace the German way of life. From a beer hall in Pasadena to a lively bar in Santa Monica, we’re raising our glasses to the best beer gardens in the city. Raise a stein and get your fill of wurst and schnitzel at the best beer gardens in Los Angeles. Prost!

Ashland Hill – Santa Monica

Generous pours, unabashed comfort food, and a block from the beach: That’s Ashland Hill, a Santa Monica Cheers in the making. Anchoring the old Wildflour Pizza space on Main Street is a sprawling, pet-friendly back patio. At picnic tables blanketed in twinkling lights, patrons graze on pork belly tacos and crispy truffled cheese curds between sips of international vino and serious high-alcohol brews. The 20-tap lineup at this beer garden-wine bar hybrid includes 9-percent Belgian tripels, Mexican lager and Central Coast wines—plus another 14 bottles of red, white and bubbly. Ample space, friendly servers and plenty of heat lamps to go around make Ashland Hill no-fuss, al fresco boozing at its finest.

Biergarten – Ktown

L.A.-raised Neil Kwon took a cue from the biergartens of Berlin and Munich in bringing craft beer to Koreatown in 2010. His beer hall, Biergarten, views Germany through a Korean prism. Platters of brats are dished up alongside Korean fried chicken, kimchi short rib fried rice and burgers both American and international—try the spicy Chosun with kimchi and pickled daikon or a fried chicken sandwich with grilled pineapple and salsa verde. The beer list combines Old World ales like malty Spaten Optimator with West Coast IPAs like Bear Republic Racer 5, none of which appear in yard-long glasses served at kitschier neighbors. The space also touts flat screens that draw UFC and sports fans.

Red Lion Tavern – Silver Lake

A beer stein-shaped sign greets visitors to the divey street-side bar, but it’s all about the back patio at this Silver Lake institution, a fixture since 1959. Current owner Aidas Mattis and his family still maintain the Bavarian connection with imagery of the Berlin bear and a 3-D mural of old-school, beer-toasting Germans and wall-mounted promotional tins from classic German breweries like Warsteiner and Bitburger, also served on tap. Schnitzel and sausage are series regulars at Red Lion, as are Oktoberfest celebrations that occur throughout the month.

Wurstküche – DTLA

Cousins Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli have the uncanny ability to transform a triangular space into a Wurstküche, contemporary “sausage kitchen,” each one outfitted in industrial, geometric furniture—crafted by Pitruzzelli himself—and a DJ booth. The cousins’ crew will gladly grill sausages like Polish-style Kielbasa or more adventurous Rattlesnake & Rabbit to pair with a “groot” worth of skin-on frites. In case you didn’t know, that amounts to a lot of fries. Wurstküche primarily pours Belgian and German beers from (surprisingly) brand-free tap handles. Try the notoriously tart Duchesse de Bourgogne or sweet Aventinus Eisbock that packs a punch.

Standard Biergarten – Downtown LA

The weekend pool parties are legendary, but the Standard Downtown has managed to carve out a corner of their rooftop for Bavaria’s sake. Pretzels, wursts and strudels are availabe from a wagon that resides at the other end of the Astroturf, and a small bar pours traditional German beers. Fichus trees frame yellow patio furniture but don’t block the prized views of surrounding Downtown. Between bites and sips, try your hand at a couple of the games within the beer garden, like ping pong or foosball.

Wirtshaus – Mid City / Wilshire

Wear your lederhosen to this Mid-City beer garden, where an extensive selection of German brews are served up alongside traditional German fare like schnitzel, sausages and homemade pretzels. Grab a seat at the bar or at a communal table on the dog-friendly patio and sample over 35 beers—if beer isn’t your thing, there’s wine on hand, as well as a ping-pong table and flat screen TV. And, of course, Oktoberfest festivities are an annual occurrence, and include live music, food and drink specials, and a ceremonial first tap.

Dog Haus Biergarten – Pasadena

Though the Dog Haus menu reads like a drunken cookbook of street dogs and Denny’s breakfasts, the plump, flavorful hot dogs show more tact and restraint than their sloppy inspirations, thanks in part to the sweet, soft Hawaiian bread buns. Among the long list of dependably delectable dogs, burgers and brats, the Sooo Cali is the hot dog of choice, with its thick slices of avocado, crispy onions and spicy basil aioli. Out front, the beer garden boasts picnic benches and a communal vibe—a charming alternative to the sports bar-like interior; in either case the delightfully cheesy ’80s touches are inescapable, from the loud soundtrack (think Toto) to the menu (the Abe Froman, Scott Baioli).

Verdugo – Glassel Park

Ryan Sweeney, Brandon Bradford, Cherith Spicer and Kyle Bilowitz set Los Angeles abuzz when they opened Verdugo Bar in the Eastside’s Glassell Park, featuring only a sign that reads “Cocktails” to signal their presence. Their craft beer roster turned Verdugo Bar into a destination. Here, people seek their booths and curved wooden bar. Over the years, they’ve added a back patio that features communal seating and a wall of craft brewery tins. Food trucks often take up residence in the parking lot and game nights and weekend board games are in the weekly lineup. Verdugo holds an annual Oktoberfest party, complete with boot races, stein-holding competitions and prizes.

Rock and Brews – El Segundo

There are more than 10 locations of Rock and Brews around the country, but it all started in El Segundo with the very first rock-centric gastropub opening there in 2012. Diners and drinkers can choose to sit inside or outside—though if you’re here strictly for the beer, embrace the beer garden ambience on the patio (it’s dog-friendly!). The beer menu is a who’s-who of local breweries—Smog City, Ohana, King Harbor and Golden Road all made the cut—along with stellar nationwide brews. Dishes range from burgers to pizza to creamy mac and cheese. You know, comfort food at its finest.

Alpine Village – Torrance

The Alpine Village is home to Torrance’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, but for the rest of the year the Bavarian attraction hosts a restaurant (Alpine Steinhaus), bar and German market. Inside the restaurant, feast on sauerkraut, sausages and more traditional German food while listening to polka music and watching diners take a break from stuffing their bellies with food and beer to break a sweat polka dancing.

Der Wolfskopf – Pasadena

The name of this Pasadena beer hall doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but conversational German is not required for entry here. Brought to you by the same folks as The Surly Goat, Little Bear and the neighboring Blind Donkey, Der Wolfskopf has 15 German beers on tap bearing enough syllables and umlauts to twist your tongue well into the night. There are German-style beers from Oregon and California, as well Pasadena-based Craftsman Brewery. Overwhelmed? The friendly bar staff actually knows its stuff and will guide you in the right direction. Add a food menu with sausages, pretzels and schnitzel and a soon-to-be-opened outdoor beer garden, and this place ticks all the necessary boxes.

 

Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles – Hollywood, Beverly Hills, DTLA, Weho

What is it that they say about smog? Oh yeah, beautiful sunsets. Make L.A.’s haze work for you at these cocktail bars and beachside spots, where the views rightfully rival the booze. From Downtown’s bars with a view to seaside cabanas in Malibu and Venice, here are the city’s top (literally) rooftop bars.

Highlight Room – Hollywood

The Highlight Room takes over the rooftop and poolside at the mod hotel, which officially opens tonight with some of the sweetest views in Hollywood. With clear cut vistas looking out to Hollywood and beyond, it’s clearly outfitted to become an evening party space, what with speakers galore, two DJ booths, and bottle service.

The Roof on Wilshire – Central LA

From weekend brunch—tuck into pancake lasagna as you sip on mimosas—to sunset drinks and bites, you’ll find full views paired with staycation cocktails and eats at the Hotel Wilshire’s rooftop restaurant and lounge. As nights get cooler, slip into one of the banquettes that line the pool and warm up with drinks like the Cue Southside, with gin, cucumber and mint; or El Ristocrat, with tequila, agave and bitters.

Perch LA – Downtown LA

This rooftop bistro is one of the prettiest in town with its patterned tile floors, dead-on view of the Central Library and potted trees full of twinkly lights. Downtown locals, plus a few hundred of their closest friends, sit on velour bar stools and plush sofas inside the eclectic boudoir-themed bar or fireside on the outdoor patio. From any seat, you’ll want to sample the wide selection of Kirs that go beyond Crème de Cassis—try a tasty, blackberry-flavored Crème de Mure—and other French by-the-glass pours. The after-work crowd drops in for happy hour, dubbed Apéritif Hour, weekdays from 4 to 6pm, while late-night partygoers can enjoy a live DJ on Tuesdays from 9pm-2am.

Petit Ermitage – West Hollywood

Just off the hustle and bustle of the Sunset Strip, this West Hollywood boutique gem boasts boho-chic rooms with European touches and overwhelming charm. Take in the 360° vistas of Los Angeles from the rooftop (often overlooked by locals as a relaxing hangout spot), complete with outdoor pool, fireplaces, two bars, patio and garden, recognized as a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation.

High Rooftop Lounge – Venice

Beachside rooftops are in surprisingly short supply in L.A., making the Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge an in-demand spot for sun-kissed Venice Beach locals. Even if you’re staying at the hotel, be sure to make a reservation. There’s nothing like a multi-hued sunset over the Pacific with a cocktail in hand to get Angelenos buzzing. Getting chilly? Evening bar-goers can stay past sundown wrapped up in one of the bar’s cozy blankets, along with a spiked cocoa or hot root beer float. If you don’t like your drinks sweet, stick to local craft brews to pair with midnight (gourmet) munchies like the mini lobster roll and a bacon, cream cheese, jalapeño hot dog.

E.P. L.P. Rooftop Bar – West Hollywood

There’s a party happening at the intersection of La Cienega and Melrose—and while everyone is invited, not everyone may fit in. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give L.P. Rooftop a try, though. Located above E.P., a restaurant featuring a hodgepodge of Asian cuisine, you’ll find L.P., a rooftop bar with killer views and a swanky clientele. Share a pitcher of spiked bubble tea and Fijian nachos with new friends or industry colleagues as the sun sets on West Hollywood. If you’re lucky, you might be able to get into the super exclusive patch of rooftop known as Frankie’s, a private bar with daybeds.

Standard Downtown – DTLA

Even if you don’t hop in the pool, you can still plunge into the fun on one of the bright red waterbed pods scattered across the roof at the Downtown outpost of Andre Balaz’s hip hotel. Take the elevator up to the top, where mod furnishings give a slightly space-age vibe—the perfect backdrop for a crowd ranging from folks waiting for next year’s Burning Man to hotel guests checking out the scene. Weekend afternoons call for cocktail lounging—try the sweet and sour Hennessy Lemonade—but beware the $20 cover after 7pm, which doesn’t deter the lines that can stretch out into the parking lot.

Mama Shelter – Hollywood

We’re big fans of Mama Shelter as a hotel and a restaurant, but once we saw the rooftop, we decided we just might move in for good. The bright space is splattered with multicolored sofas and chairs where you can lounge while waiting for shawarma to arrive; the Mediterranean-inspired menu also serves falafel, salmon skewers and a few hummus options. Cocktails also pay tribute to the Mediterranean, with drinks like the Za’atar Margarita and Mediterranean Mule. On warm nights, you can dance under the stars while DJs spin an eclectic mix of music, or take in a classic movie on their outdoor screen. There’s also a fusbol table, a yoga studio and sweeping views of Hollywood. Like we said—we’re never leaving.

Upstairs – DTLA

Look good—but not like you’re trying too hard—when visiting Upstairs, a Moroccan oasis perched atop the trendy Ace Hotel. The elevator next to L.A. Chapter is your key to getting inside (or rather, outside) the buzzing, open-air roof deck, swathed in an exotic canopy and scattered with hip Downtowners clutching plastic cups. Perfect for an after-work schmooze or a reunion with old friends, you’ll find two bars to order a drink from (be warned: weekends bring the requisite long lines). Try the Lefty Lucy, a surprisingly easy-to-drink concoction made with chile liqueur, peach liqueur, ginger, lime and yellow chartreuse.

SkyBar – WeHo

The rooftop bar that started it all, the Mondrian’s Skybar still retains its secret Sunset Strip entryway, complete with dress-to-impress entry and nightlife cred—this is one of the rare poolside bars where people really do jump in after a night of cocktails. The all-ages crowd ranges from wide-eyed ingénues to aging Robert Evans types, but no matter where you fall on the spectrum, the Mexican-style oasis of flowering walls and gorgeous nooks will win you over, especially with a mojito in hand.

Above SIXTY Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills

Above SIXTY provides both a name and directions to this exclusive hotel bar. Open to Sixty Beverly Hills guests, members and cabana reservations during the day, this ritzy rooftop lounge is open to the public for a swanky bar crowd at night. The rooftop lounge offers wine, beer and cocktails, like the Strawberry Smash crafted with vodka and fresh muddled strawberries. Appetizers and meals, from kale salads to crab cakes, are also available on the roof of the sleek hotel, as are occasional weekend pool parties. You’ll pay a pretty penny for your libations, but it’s worth it for the view.

The Fonda Theatre – Hollywood

A smoke break doesn’t mean that you’ll miss the show at Hollywood’s Fonda Theatre, where not only is the music hooked up to the rooftop “speakeasy,” but the live on-stage performance is also projected on the exterior wall. Unfortunately, you do have to buy tickets to the gig to gain entrance, but the prime perch—lounge on one of the scattered sofas on the outdoor patio—from the historic Spanish Revival–style building offers an unobstructed view of Hollywood as you listen to indie faves like Alt-J and the Alabama Shakes. Throw back a brewski and gaze down the boulevard as you channel your inner Dracula, performed on the Fonda stage soon after it opened in 1926.

Moonshadows – Malibu

Forget flip-flops and sunscreen—dolphin sightings are de rigueur at this longtime PCH watering hole. With an outdoor lounge area lined with white beds and curtained booths that hang right over the Pacific, you’re practically within blowhole distance of the pods that swim close to shore. Catch afternoon rays at weekend brunch or laze on the sundeck at sunset or after dark, when Malibu locals turn out for margaritas and the salt air mixes with pretty young things.

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The Bungalow – Santa Monica’s Best Beach Cocktail Bar

From hospitality visionary Brent Bolthouse comes The Bungalow; is a paradigm in romantic socializing and creative meeting space for the Westside of Los Angeles The Bungalow is a space that evokes a breezy, beachside Baja lifestyle. The place feels 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 laid-back game room with a pool table, a private dining room, a back garden 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.

This is what you thought LA would be—an endless summer where the margaritas are always flowing and the ocean is just steps away. Brent Bolthouse’s newest (and first Westside) venture is also his most casual. The Bungalow—an actual bungalow on the grounds of Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar—is a boho retreat decorated in Baja-Cali style, making a night of drinks feel like a house party. Order one of the potent mezcal creations at the outdoor bar and hang out by the fire pit or head inside to lounge on one of the Mexican blanket-wrapped couches. If you’re feeling active (or competitive), there’s an outdoor ping pong table and indoor pool table. Though the hotel boasts a star chef, Fig’s Ray Garcia, the menu is still limited to appetizers like chips and guac ($7).

Vitals

Good for: Without a doubt, time your arrival to sunset. There’s nothing like a round of drinks downed while watching the sky turn a gorgeous pink-gold. So what if we owe the colors to the city’s smoggy atmosphere?

The Scene: The Bungalow has a split personality. Tuesday through Thursday, it’s an all-ages—21+, of course—assortment of Westside locals and casual good vibes, but come Friday and Saturday, Hollywood-style lines—with the crowd to match—spill across the courtyard.  Our vote? Lazy Sundays.

The Playlist: Just as changeable as the crowd. You’ll get anything from mellow surf tunes to classic Hendrix. Bolthouse himself occasionally makes an appearance on the turn tables.

Drink This: If they’re going to call it Bitchin’ Sangria ($10) it had better be good. This tasty concoction is elevated by a seasonal mix of fruits from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market and the addition of pisco.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 5:00pm – 2:00am
Saturdays: 12:00pm – 2:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Markus Schulz at Avalon LA Promo Code

Markus Schulz will be taking the stage at Avalon Hollywood for an Open to Close set on Saturday September 2, 2017!

Limited time promotion – use promo code Disco to get 10% off your ticket purchase here.

This code is only valid for the first 200 uses – if the code is no longer working that means more than 200 tickets have been purchased.

We will not have a free guest list for this night, so if you’re definitely interested in going we highly recommend buying tickets. Set it off!

Best Pool Parties in Los Angeles 2017

Nothing quite captures the summer season more than swimsuits, rooftop bars and poolside soirees (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 social events calendar has enough lively happenings to keep you entertained all summer long. The season events have officially kicked 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, music in ear and 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 guestlist directly on our free mobile app. Here are some of the best summer pool party options in LA:

SLS Beverly Hills

Sure, the ultra-modern SLS Beverly Hills offers an incredible spa, dining options and amenities, but the true gem of the hotel is the Altitude Pool. Nestled on the hotel rooftop, the pool area offers breathtaking views of Los Angeles, along with poolside service, refreshing cocktails and light bites from chef José Andrés. Starting the first week of May, Altitude Pool turns into a swanky day lounge complete with a live DJ, who will set the musical backdrop from 1pm-5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The pool is open to hotel guests only unless you reserve a cabana (for a pretty penny). Of course, you could also book a weekend staycation for the rooftop pool itself. Fergie had her baby shower there—just sayin’.

W Hollywood

Who said a pool party can’t also be a workout? This summer, the W Hollywood rooftop pool and bar, aptly dubbed Wet, is hosting a weekly series called Get Fit with Brit Middleton, Eryt and Hot 8 Yoga. Guests can head to the Wet Deck at 10am for a different kind of pool party where they’ll swap out the boozy bashes for a lively workout with 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, 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.

Mondrian

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. From May 5th to June 9th, Angelenos can head to the rooftop for the ultimate pre-weekend pool party, aptly dubbed Just Ditch Fridays. Let loose and lounge poolside every Friday from 1-6pm to spins from DJ Arron Colbert, while toasting to the freaking weekend. Plus, be on the lookout for upcoming pool parties like the returning Wicked Paradise, which will hold court at Skybar on Saturday, May 27—just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The premier pool party event is kicking off the summer season with Dirtybird Records, J.Philip and more.

The Standard, Downtown Los Angeles

The Downtown version of the Sunset Strip shag pad pokes fun at jet-setting ’60s bachelors, with the lobby setting the swinger-style tone. Rooms come equipped with platform beds, tubs for two and peek-a-boo showers. Complete with DJs, vibrating waterbeds and views, 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. Plus, the Paradise Unlimited Swim Club is taking over the rooftop pool on May 13 from 3pm to 9pm, featuring DJ Dino Soccio, Colour Vision and a string of special guests. Check out the hotel’s event calendar for a full listing of poolside soirees this summer.

Tropicana

If you’re looking to party poolside in the heart of Hollywood, this longstanding hotel is your perfect go-to. After a 2003 restoration by designer Dodd Mitchell, this 1927 landmark, a beautiful example of Spanish colonial design, once more welcomed the A-listers who frequented it during Hollywood’s heyday. On the weekends, you’ll often find Tinseltown’s It crowd at the often-buzzing bar scene and mingling on the open-air lounge chairs by the pool. Speaking of the pool, it also features a restored underwater mural by renowned illustrator David Hockney. While every Saturday night is a pool party within itself, you can go big and head to Tropicana Sundays grand opening bash on May 7 from 2pm to 7pm, which will feature L.A.’s top DJs. Plus, check out the upcoming ADLT SWM party on May 14 and PROPER, a monthly swim series at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Sip on cocktails, dance and enjoy a dose of L.A. sunshine by the pool.

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

On the hunt for a trendy rooftop scene, tasty cocktails by the pool, and an insane view of Downtown L.A.’s city skyline? You’ll want to head to the ever-popular Ace Hotel. While guests won’t exactly be doing a canon ball into the small pool that’s more like a large hot tub, the Ace rooftop bar and pool lounge is the perfect spot for prime nightlife entertainment and late-night cocktails. Bonus? The hotel is constantly bringing in some of L.A.’s best DJs and live bands to set the tunes while you bop your head and take in the city views—cocktail in hand. Every Sunday, Dublab will present a rotating mix of DJs at “Dublab Vibing Time” from 1pm to 6pm. Check the hotel calendar for a full list of events and DJs hitting the rooftop this summer. If you’re really hankering for a Vegas-style pool party, head to the Ace Hotel’s Palm Springs branch to catch the recurring Swim Club bash.

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach

Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach is holding rooftop pool parties this summer. They are the first Sunday of each month, with the dates being June 5, July 3 (yes, on Fourth of July weekend!), Aug. 7 and Sept. 4. They are held on the hotel’s Skydeck and features a bar, DJ and a special menu provided by the hotel’s fun-loving chef Ashley Oats. It goes from 1 p.m.-dusk (sunsets are at approximately 7:30) and there is no admission charge. This is open to anyone and it’s a rare treat, as the rooftop is normally reserved for hotel guests and special events. There are also not very many pools in the South Bay, so that’s different, as well. Yes, we have a beach here but not any pools open to the public. Here, you can wear your bikinis or board shorts and go for a swim without having to dodge surfers, kids and ocean waves.

Bonus: Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs

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. Kicking off the summer pool party season (though it’s practically year-round) is Memorial Day weekend with the third annual Desert Days event running from May 24th to May 28th. 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 sumer.

Create Nightclub Free Earlybird Ticket Promo Code

Update 12/11/17 – Create is no longer using promo codes. You can sign up for discounted guestlist for Create here, or buy tickets to upcoming Create shows here

Create Nightclub Hollywood often releases limited number of free earlybird (free before 11 PM) tickets.

To check to see if Create is offering free earlybird tickets, use the following steps:

  1. Go to createnightclub.com and click on the show you are interested in
  2. Add two earlybird tickets to your cart
  3. Add promo code DISCO – if the offer is active you should see a 100% discount
  4. If the free earlybird ticket promo is not active, you will see a 20% discount.

They will also sometimes run a Buy One Get One Free promo for regular GA tickets. In order to check to see if the BOGO promo is available, add two regular tickets to your cart and use promo code DISCO. If the BOGO promo is active you will see the total price decrease by 50%. If it’s not, you’ll see the total price decrease by 20%, which is the standard discount.

You can sign up for free guestlist and book bottle service for Create directly on our free mobile app!

Control Fridays Monthly Pass (Avalon) Promo Code

Avalon Hollywood is announcing a new monthly club pass which give you access to the following CONTROL shows at Avalon every Friday in July. Use promo code DISCO to get 10% off your monthly pass.

Buy this July monthly pass to gain access to the following CONTROL shows: 

FRI 7/7 w/ Hoodboi, Electric Mantis, Jon Mon
FRI 7/14 w/ TM88, Nessly, NCS
FRI 7/21 w/ Crankdat, ATliens, Castor Troy, RWDY
FRI 7/28 w/ Bare Noize, Far Too Loud, Xilent, Jon Mon

  • CONTROL is the longest running nightlife party in the United States, running for 8 years since 2008.
  • CONTROL LA has been the home to hundreds of “debut performances.”
  • Over 4,000 different bands and DJs have performed on the CONTROL stages on the West Coast.

Book bottle service and sign up for Avalon guestlist directly on our free mobile app!

Couture (LA) Promo Code

We do not currently have a promo code for Couture. You can buy presale tickets to events at Couture here.

Buying presale tickets at Couture ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for free guestlist directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

Union (LA) Promo Code

We do not currently have a promo code for Union. You can buy presale tickets to events at Union here.

Buying presale tickets at Union ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for free guestlist directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.