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Doheny Room Delano Grand Opening

With the grand opening slated for later this month, Doheny Room at the Delano is the newest addition to South Beach Nightlife scene. This trendy celeb hot spot borrows its “European meets California farmhouse feel” from it’s Los Angeles namesake. And if that confuses you, imagine at one booth a Jonas brother and at another Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. True story and the juxtaposition of old Hollywood and new. As for Miami Beach’s version, who knows, but we’re sure it will be a swank Star Wars bar of sorts when it opens.

“We are very proud to bring Doheny Room to Miami inside one of the most iconic properties in both Miami and the sbe portfolio” said Costas Charalambous, President of Nightlife, sbe. “Doheny Room at Delano will offer a hideaway for hotel guests and locals to enjoy unparalleled cocktails complemented by timeless music in a welcoming environment.”

Trading commercial house and Top 40 rap for classic and indie rock, ’80s jams and golden era hip-hop, the musical stylings of Doheny Room will evoke a refreshing sense of nostalgia for a sophisticated collection of clientele, says a press release. That could explain Keanu and Winona in L.A.

But don’t expect to saunter in right away. Doheny Room will focus on “quality versus quantity,” with crowds that “will be strictly curated” like an art museum. Try your luck and see if you make the mix when it opens (Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.). Date TBD. Good luck.

Last call at California bars could be 4 a.m. under proposed law

Closing time might get a little later at your favorite drinking spot thanks to a state senator who has proposed legislation to allow cities to decide how late alcohol can be served.

The Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act, which was proposed Tuesday, would allow municipalities to set their own last-call times. Currently, last call is at 2 a.m. across the state. Under the bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), urban centers with active bar scenes could move last call back as late as 4 a.m., while less nightlife-heavy areas could keep things the way they are.

Wiener said on his Facebook page that it was time to fix the “one-size-fits-all” limit.

“Nightlife matters a lot, culturally and economically, and it’s time to allow local communities more flexibility,” he wrote.

The last person to attempt to give cities flexibility in setting last call times was Wiener’s predecessor in the Legislature, former Sen. Mark Leno, in 2013 . The bill failed to get enough votes to move out of committee.

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Best 18+ Clubs & Events in Los Angeles

These are the top 18+ nightlife events in Los Angeles:

Avalon (Hollywood)

  • Mondays (School Night at Avalon – 18+. RSVP here – School Night!
  • Wednesdays (Mayhem) at Avalon – 19+ – Tickets available here: AvalonHollywood.com
  • Thursdays (Tigerheat) at Avalon – 18+ Tickets available here: AvalonHollywood.com
  • Fridays at Avalon Hollywood – 19+, Electronic music. Discounted guestlist available via the Discotech app, or use code DISCO at AvalonHollywood.com for 10% off your order.

OHM Nightclub (Hollywood)

Florentine Gardens (Hollywood)

B52 (Downtown)

  • B52 is an 18+ club / lounge that’s open daily – Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Sign up for guestlists, book tables, buy tickets directly on our free mobile app – Discotech!

Tao and Beauty & Essex To Open In LA

Tao has been a nightlife destination in Las Vegas for years, drawing Angelenos with its surprisingly good pan-Asian fare and sceney ambiance. The New York City concept is now apparently slated for the Dream Hotel in Hollywood, no surprise really since sister concept Beauty & Essex was already confirmed back in August 2015.

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What Tao’s entrance into the City of Angels means is that Hollywood’s nightlife scene is about to take a turn toward the Empire state of mind. The “vibe dining” restaurant boasts everything from sushi rolls and dim sum to more composed plates. No word on whether Tao will bring its entire nightclub to Hollywood, but with the limited space, it seems unlikely.

At the moment, there’s no projected opening date for Tao, though Beauty & Essex was originally slated to open this year. According to hotel developers Hollywood IRC, the project is currently under construction.

In the meantime, you can satisfy all your nightlife needs with Discotech.

Iconic London Nightclub Fabric to Reopen

The party isn’t over, after all.

Fabric, the fabled London nightclub whose closure in September jolted the global electronic music scene, will reopen after agreeing to tough new measures to prevent drug abuse at the club, the club and officials from the borough that hosts it said on Monday.

The 2,500-person-capacity venue, whose freewheeling spirit helped draw a generation of clubbers, was stripped of its license and forced to close its doors after the deaths of two 18-year-olds, both of whom had taken MDMA, better known as Ecstasy. In 2014, the club had come under scrutiny after the deaths of four others in the previous three years, which police had blamed on drug use.

But in a hearing on Monday at Highbury magistrates court in North London, the Borough of Islington, home to the club, said it would allow Fabric to reopen after its owners had agreed to tough new antidrug measures, including preventing anyone under the age of 19 from entering, scanning identifications, and banning for life anyone caught dealing drugs or possessing them.

The shuttering of Fabric had spawned a loud outcry, with denizens of London’s night life, including promoters, D.J.’s and music fans bemoaning that its closure heralded the demise of the London music scene and was a heavy blow for the city’s role as a global cultural center. Electronic music fans voiced their discontent on Twitter, and more than 160,000 signed a petition against its closure. At the same time, the shutdown pointed an uncomfortable spotlight on what some called a culture of drug-fueled hedonism at clubs, from London to Paris to New York, that critics said had gone too far.

Fabric thanked its supporters, saying in a statement on Facebook that they had “saved Fabric.” It said: “So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us.”

Judy Griffith, promotions manager at Fabric, said by phone from Saint Philip, Barbados, that she was ecstatic about the news, which she said would give a big lift to London’s night life and help secure an important sphere in British culture. “I am over the moon, and very grateful for everyone that supported us. The reopening is a powerful sign that London is open at last,” Ms. Griffith said, adding: “I’m looking forward to planning an epic reopening.”

Dozens of London clubs have closed their doors in recent years, pushed out by creeping gentrification and a crackdown on late-night licenses. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, is so determined to rejuvenate the nighttime economy that he recently appointed a night czar, charged with injecting new life into the city’s night life.

Mr. Khan, who has been pressing to make the capital a 24-hour city by offering all-night service on subways on weekends, welcomed Fabric’s reopening, noting that over the last eight years, London had lost half of its nightclubs and 40 percent of its live music venues.

“This decline must stop if London is to retain its status as a 24-hour city with a world-class night life,” Mr. Khan said.

Party with Marshmello and Skrillex on NYE for $500k

If you’ve got a cool half million to blow this New Years – consider Fontainebleau Miami’s Ultimate New Years Eve experience. Party with Marshmello and Skrillex this New Years Eve in Miami. One thing to note – the price of $500k is per person.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach announces an exclusive and lavish New Year’s Eve experience that allows guests to indulge in the Miami Beach celebrity lifestyle with Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Marshmello. Starting at $500,000 for a five-night stay, the Ultimate VIP Package is available to the first guest who books the experience.

Ultimate VIP Package is available for up to 10 guests.

Ultimate VIP Package includes:

  • Accomodations in Fontainebleau Suites for five nights
  • Exculsive use of guests’ choice of supercars including Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, 488 Spider, Rolls Royse Phantom, McLaren 650s Spider, Aston Martin DB9 Volante and more.
  • Stocked private, poolside cabana at Fontainebleau’s iconoic poolscape each day
  • Private tour of Fontainebleau’s back-of-house operations
  • Up to $100,000 to spend on a private shopping spree at Timeless (Fontainebleau’s exclusive jewelry store) and Ida & Harry (Fontainebleau’s on-site fashion boutique)
  • Chef-led private dinners at Scarpetta and Hakkasan on December 29 and 30

New Year’s Eve

  • Private dinner at StripSteak by Michael Mina
  • Stage-front table for Justin Bieber, at Fontainebleau’s iconic poolscape
  • Private escort to LIV nightclub for Skrillex performance, best table available including 15L bottle of premium champagne and access to the DJ booth
  • Private escort from LIV nightclub across the street to Fontainebleau Marina
  • Travel by private yacht/boat with champagne and catering to STORY Nightclub
  • Private escort to STORY for Marshmello performance including best table available and access to the DJ Booth
  • Backstage private meet & greet with Marshmello
  • Travel by private yacht/boat back to Fontainebleau Marina

New Year’s Day at Fontainebleau

  • Ultimate NYE recovery package, to include:
  • In-suite chef prepared breakfast and Bloody Mary bar
  • “Detox” spa day, including two hours of special treatments for each person

Full details here.

Exchange LA New Years Eve 2016/2017 – Duke Dumont

Ring in the New Year with Duke Dumont at Exchange in Downtown LA!

This event will not have a guestlist – we recommend buying your tickets here before prices go up.

You can book tables directly on our free mobile app.

Adam George Dyment, a.k.a. Duke Dumont is a British DJ and music producer, known worldwide for his single “Need U (100%)” which topped the UK Singles Chart in April of 2013. Duke Dumont is a master composer of house techno, and an underground hero in the British club scene. His “Need U (100%)” was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards, but lost out to Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name, Zedd. His tracks regularly hit the top spots on the British music charts. Duke Dumont got his start in 2007, with world-famous producer Switch as his mentor. Duke Dumont began the way many electronic musicians do: by remixing pop songs and putting his own spin on the chart-topping hits of the day.

Cheap Las Vegas Bachelorette (Hen) Parties on a Budget

Planning a cheap bachelorette in Las Vegas for your bestie? You’re in luck! Vegas is one of the best cities to throw the bride-to-be an epic party without breaking the bank. Here are 6 tips and tricks to keep the costs low and the fun levels high throughout the festivities:

1. Plan your travel early for your budget bachelorette

Plan your budget bachelorette at least 3-4 months in advance so your group can save on flight deals and hotels. Vegas’s hotel market is very competitive, which means many of them offer excellent amenities at a great price. Staying at a hotel on the Strip also reduces transportation costs, especially if you choose to walk. Also, some hotels, like the Palazzo, have suites that could fit 6 people. This can be more economical than getting 2 rooms if you don’t mind squeezing. Alternatively, if you have a larger group that wants to stay in the same house….

2. Consider vacation rentals instead of hotels 

Depending on the size of your budget bachelorette, it may be cheaper to book a condo or house through AirBnb or VRBO instead of getting a hotel. Most likely, you can find an upscale rental for a per-person price that’s more affordable than many hotels. If you choose to go this route, it may also be cheaper to book a shuttle instead of relying on multiple Ubers to go back and forth from the Strip.

3. Take advantage of free activities

You don’t have to bet money at the casinos or buy $$$ tickets to shows to have a good time in Vegas since there are plenty of free activities as well! Vegas features warm weather most of the year, which means you can spend time outdoors by the pool, people-watching on the Strip, or even hiking in the nearby Red Rocks Canyon. Other free Las Vegas activities include watching the Bellagio Fountains, the Mirage volcano eruption, taking in the sights and smells at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and checking out the wildlife at the Flamingo. You can also play bachelorette party games, which are a fun way to celebrate the bride-to-be without going out. Chances are, the other bachelorette guests will appreciate a chill daytime activity before a big night out.

4. Sign-up for free guestlists at dayclubs and nightclubs

This is key! As an entourage of all-ladies, you’re going to have a big advantage getting into the hottest clubs in Vegas at little-to-no cost. Your group will be able to get in free to many clubs (night or day clubs in Vegas), and maybe even snag complimentary bottle service depending on the venue, time of year, and headlining DJ. Many clubs will offer cheaper bottle service packages for groups of girls. Use the Discotech app to look up events, compare prices, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and reserve tables. Keep in mind that for almost all free Las Vegas guestlists, you’ll need to be at the door by a certain cut-off time, usually by 11:30pm for nightclubs. Lines in Vegas for popular clubs can be long, so you should arrive at the club earlier to have ample time to get in. If you know you might have a hard time getting your group moving, we recommend buying tickets, which are good for admission all night.

5. Pregame 

Drinks in Las Vegas add up, especially at the club, where your average cocktail runs $12+. To help cut costs for your budget bachelorette party, pick up drinks beforehand to pregame. Alternatively, use an alcohol delivery app to have it sent straight to your door! This way, you’ll have a nice buzz going the moment you step inside the party and save money to boot.

6. Be social!

Remember, everyone is in Vegas to have a fantastic time. Chances are, there are a couple of stag parties out and about hoping to meet a group of lovely ladies to treat to drinks and entertain. Don’t be shy! Hey, it doesn’t hurt your wallet either.

These 6 tips and tricks should help you plan the best budget bachelorette for your lucky gal pal. Who knew having fun in Sin City could be this affordable?

Henry’s in Weho to become Peppermint Club

Henry’s, the nightclub on Beverly Boulevard that was not-too-long ago named Hooray Henry’s before getting a fresh revamp and truncated name, has seen its last red velvet roped evening. The space will soon become Peppermint Club, a live music venue that is a partnership between Henry’s proprietors h.wood Group and Interscope Records, reports Wehoville.

It’s a pretty interesting departure for the location that has long been home to plenty of nightclubs in its day, from Hooray Henry’s to The Beverly to Guys & Dolls and to Guys before that. The idea is to have both up-and-coming and established artists perform in the intimate space for a completely unique experience.

And with the partnership of John Janick, Steve Berman, and John Ehmann of Interscope Records with John Terzian and Brian Toll of h.wood, responsible for such celebrity-riddled hot spots as The Nice Guy, Peppermint Club certainly seems like one to look out for.

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.