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Best Hip Hop Clubs in Los Angeles

EDM might be the biggest story in the nightlife scene at the moment, but let’s not forget about the other genres that can get your night turnt up. Who doesn’t love the sound of Hip Hop classics like “In Da Club” and “Get Low”?

While EDM has come up in a big way, Hip Hop remains just as important to any DJ and club-goer. Make sure you get the free Discotech App to browse upcoming events, buy tickets, and book tables at the best hip hop clubs in LA, or check out our best nightclubs in Los Angeles guide. Check out the best Hip Hop venues in the City of Angels:

Warwick – $$$

6507 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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

 

1 Oak LA – $$$$

9039 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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

Argyle – $$$

1600 N Argyle Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

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

Bootsy Bellows – $$$$

9229 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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

Elevate Lounge – $

811 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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

Hyde Sunset Lounge – $$$$

8117 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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

Nightingale Plaza – $$$$

643 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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

Los Angeles New Year’s Eve 2018 Party Guide

The 2017 calendar year is fast drawing to a close, and after 350 days you probably STILL haven’t made good on your resolutions.  Lose 10 pounds?  Nope, you didn’t.  Eat healthier?  Umm, your dinner last night looked like this.   Work up enough nerve to talk to that cute bartender at your local pub?  Nahhh, you just sat in the corner swiping left/right on Tinder… for months.   Welp, it’s a good thing New Year’s Eve is finally here!!!

For one last night you’ve got a tailor-made excuse to set aside all your past year’s disappointments and promise yourself that next year will be THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE, all while surrounding yourself with fun-loving strangers, pulsating music, and premium liquor as you dance all your cares away.  And there are few better cities in the world for doing this than in Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier nightlife destinations with hundreds of fabulous party options to suit any taste.

In hopes of bringing you a little more New Year’s luck – who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky with a midnight kiss as well – here are our “Lucky Seven” picks for the best NYE nightclub parties/events around the City of Angels for you and your friends to ring in 2018:

1) Markus Schulz NYE 2018 Open-To-Close @ Avalon


Global trance music legend Markus Schulz – known for his marathon 10-12 hour DJ sets – waves goodbye to 2017 with a thunderous DJ set that promises not to end until after the sun dawns on the new year. The host and spearhead of Global DJ Broadcast presented on Sirius/XM and DI.fm, Schulz spent the past year bringing the funky island beats and nonstop party culture of Ibiza to his listeners via his “Ibiza Summer Sessions” segments. You can expect a similar festive atmosphere from the beginning to end of the night from the head of Coldharbour Recordings and one of Germany’s most famous exports, as he brings in the New Year at one of Hollywood’s longest-running and most famous electronic music venues.

Time: 9:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Venue: Avalon (735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

2) New Year’s Eve 2018 @ Le Jardin

Escape to the South of France this New Year’s Eve at LA’s chicest plein air venue, and join LA’s sophisticated set with a high class celebration under the stars. With ambient lighting, stylish décor, and a strong celebrity following – 2 Chainz, Lance Bass, Sam Ronson, Lebron James, and Amber Rose have all hosted events there – Le Jardin is a unique setting for visitors and locals to party their NYE away. Guests will enjoy the perks of a 5-hour premium open bar as well as a live DJ spinning an open format selection of Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and Mash-Ups. There will be a live countdown to midnight, and the venue will offer a toast to the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne and complimentary NYE party favors. Home & Garden meets French glamour and high-voltage nightlife on North Cahuenga Blvd at the exceptional Le Jardin.

Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Venue: Le Jardin (1430 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

 

3) NYE 2018 f/ R3hab @ Create

From the influential Dutch electronic music circuit to his place at the forefront of global dance music, R3HAB now stands for a brand everyone can sink their teeth into. Catapulted into the limelight courtesy of a string of successful original material and remixes, his is a stamp of high quality recognized on club floors, festival stages and the digital market alike.  2017 marked another year in which Holland’s hottest export dropped anchor on every corner of the globe: he is now up to 262 million SoundCloud streams, 184+ million Spotify streams, and 1+ billion video views.  To wrap up his successful year, R3hab teams up with powerhouse EDM promotions group Insomniac Events to produce a blockbuster finale show deep in the heart of Hollywood.

Time: 10:00 PM – 3:00AM

Venue: Create (6021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

4) Greystone Sundays NYE 2018 @ Nightingale

“Greystone, twenty bottles that’s all me / On the couch, wildin’ out, yelling free my n*ggas ’til they all free!”  Drake’s memorable line from French Montana’s 2012 summer anthem “Pop That” made the infamous Greystone Manor THE “must-visit” L.A. hotspot for hip-hop stars, pro athletes, and black Hollywood for a good four-year run up until its closure in 2015.  In late 2016 the venue reopened as Nightingale, and it now finds itself no less exclusive, no less packed with celebrities, and no less in demand to locals and tourists alike.   For years LA’s Made Nightlife Group has thrown weekly star-studded hip-hop events at Tier 1 nightclubs Bootsy Bellows and 1OAK among others all over L.A., but Greystone Manor was certainly their claim to fame… so much so that they kept the name and branded it onto their signature Sunday night events at Nightingale.  The New Year’s Eve version of Greystone Sundays at Nightingale figures to be quite the wild cherry on top of yet another banner year for this hard-partying promotions crew and their loyal followers.

Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Venue: Nightingale (643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069)

5) Carpe Noctem NYE 2018 @ The Argyle

The Argyle Hollywood in conjunction with OurNightlife Group invites you to Carpe Noctem (“seize the night”) – a New Year’s Eve show with intriguing performances lined up to wow the well-dressed crowd.  Gatsby-esque decadence – wear your costumes! – and Vegas-style excess converge at Hollywood’s most exclusive champagne jam, with Open Format/Top 40 sounds by LA resident DJs in both the main room and the ultra-hip downstairs fireplace lounge.  Tickets and tables include a 5-hour premium liquor open bar, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres by renowned local chefs, craft cocktails and mixology at the open-air patio bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Time: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Venue: The Argyle Hollywood (1600 N Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

6) Hyde Wide Shut NYE 2018 Masquerade Ball @ Hyde Sunset

Step into a world of intrigue and sensuality as the SBE Group and HYDE Sunset suit up to curate a night of intriguing indulgences this New Year’s Eve.  There will be a 4-hour premium open bar presented by Absolut Elyx, Avion Tequila, & Perrier-Jouet, a DJ-led countdown to the New Year, and a complimentary midnight champagne toast.  Also, there will be a surprise live performance by a super-secret artist to ring in the new year.  Upscale attire is encouraged, and masks will be required to enter.  Book your tickets and tables now, then spend the last two weeks of 2017 doing your homework on Stanley Kubrick and what to expect out of this wild party.

Time: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Venue: Hyde Sunset (8029 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046)

7) New Year’s Party @ The Reserve

If your idea of ringing in 2018 is to take it back to 1986, then The Reserve is most certainly the place for you, preppy.   A vault once filled with riches of the wealthiest Angelenos of generations past, the modern-day Reserve Cocktail Club in Downtown Los Angeles continues its tradition of excellence and sophistication by giving old-school elegance a new-school flair.   For NYE the venue will feature two rooms of music playing the best top 40, R&B and 80s/90s Throwbacks all night long. All tickets and bottle service packages will include a 5-hour open bar (9pm to 2am), midnight toast, photo booth pictures, party favors, and a special Midnight countdown celebration in each room.  Time to get SO EXCITED to party the night away!

Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: The Reserve Cocktail Club ( 650 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014)

More events and more venues for New Year’s Eve 2018 in Los Angeles can be found on the Discotech app.  Have a safe night out with your friends, please don’t drink and drive, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Most Exclusive Upscale Nightclubs in Los Angeles

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:

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

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

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

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Nightingale Plaza (Formerly Greystone Manor) Now Open

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. 

The property is poised to be the next step for elite Hollywood, where refined elegance meets tastefully crafted technology. This high-energy concept will provide the world-class luxury sbe patrons have come to expect, elevated by cutting edge technology and entertainment.

“This foundation will meet an unparalleled technical and creative program that we’re confident will firmly set the venue apart from any other location.” says Costas Charalambous, President of sbe Nightlife.

Nightingale is open from 10:00pm to 2:00am Wednesday and Saturday nights.