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Best Clubs in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Times have changed, but the great times at these venues haven’t. As clubbing becomes more saught after by celebrities and influencers, Hollywood remains one of the top spots to go out. Here are some of the top trending clubs in Los Angeles Hollywood that we recommend checking out.

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Warwick

Part rustic cocktail lounge part Hollywood club, Warwick (formerly Club L), is a warehouse of exposed brick, fireplaces, and unfinished ceilings. 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.

The interior decor effortlessly creates the vibe of an exclusive and classy ballroom reserved for royalty, which makes sense since you’re most likely not going to be able to get in if you don’t opt for bottle service. However, don’t be mistaken. Warwick is an experience hard to forget.

Entry is at the doorman’s discretion. To guarantee admission, we highly recommend bottle service at Warwick.

Protip – Warwick wednesdays is one of the hottest parties in LA. Other upcoming events at Warwick.

Avalon

Avalon since the 1920’s has been one of the biggest hotspots in Hollywood, hosting headliners such as the Beatles and Soundgarden. This historic venue underwent some changes in 2003, as the club had a major makeover that turned the space into a DJ-driven dance club hotspot. Big names continue to shake the cavernous hall, but the emphasis has shifted to electronic compososions. On most weekends you’ll find more underground DJs on the decks spinning tunes early into the morning. Bardot, a lounge above Avalon stays open for the after party on Friday night / Saturday morning until 6-7 AM. Browse Upcoming events at Avalon and get on the discounted guest list!

Regardless of the evening’s agenda, lines form deep in front of the Spanish Colonial façade, with patrons ranging from mini-dress beauties to shaggy rave kids itching to sweat their sneakers off.

A pair of long bars flank the room, as well as small cylindrical tables and white couches for the bottle service crowd. Those looking to escape the revelry can head to the open balcony, home to VIP lounges, a third bar, and bird’s-eye views of the broiling masses below. Funky hipsters and celebrities often venture to Bardot, the club’s sister lounge upstairs.

Nothing beats Avalon when looking to experience for some of the best nu-electro, techno, and house music in LA. Avalon Hollywood recently completed a million dollar renovation of the club which included brand new lighting and sound systems. This place is a must-see.

Academy

Academy LA is one of the most fun and versatile clubs in Hollywood. Hosted by Insomniac, (the creators of the rave-tastic Wonderland and Electronic Daisy Carnival festivals) Academy LA books both emerging DJ talent and high-profile EDM artists. If the club looks familiar to you, its because it was formerly Create (and before that Vanguard) before becoming Academy.

The three-room, 20,000 square foot space features an epic soundsystem and Hollywood’s largest LED wall. I will repeat that again. Hollywood’s LARGEST LED wall. Words are not enough to describe the unbelievable experience one will have attending this venue. For those looking to downshift and desensitize, one can casually hang out on a tree-lined patio illuminated by simple strands of party lights.

Though this major production of a club may not seem like the type to forgo bottle service at private tables, the fantastic layout of the club makes it not only a great place to pop bottles in booths, but a bonafide space to sweat it out to EDM festival trance and house headliners.

Academy has a guest list, tickets for purchase and tables for reservation. See who’s spinning and get on the guestlist – upcoming Events at Academy LA

Playhouse

This celebrity-friendly luxury club with eclectic DJs, comes equipped with a vast dance floor & a exciting party atmosphere. Playhouse according to their website was voted #4 Best Nightclub in the world. We are not here to play favorites or decide who is number one, but Playhouse is undeniably a current top tier club. Playhouse is a modern ode to stylish escapism in heart of Hollywood. The versatile design creates the ultimate entertainment playground for adults.

Located in the long-abandoned building that once housed the Fox Theatre, Playhouse Hollywood is a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot Vegas-style nightclub with a sexy circus theme. Popular with eager young club kids and college students, the impressive high-ceilinged space is dominated by a huge oval bar presided over by scantily-clad bartenders who, when not slinging drinks, leap onto trapezes for some aerial acrobatics or regale the crowd with a provocative burlesque show in the elevated cages. It doesn’t get any better then dancing to bangers while watching a free burlesque show.

High rollers can make their way to the elegant VIP lounge upstairs, which features numerous gold and black banquettes, a second bar and DJ, and a slightly mellower vibe. A whirlwind combination of high design, circus visuals, and great performances, Playhouse offers three-ring bedlam that die-hard club fans won’t want to miss.

General Admission at Playhouse is $20-$40 depending on how busy the night is. Book a table or get on the guest list at Playhouse.

Argyle

Housed in the former space of Tru nightclub, the Argyle is a lounge-club combo new to the scene in Hollywood. The main entrance leads down a flight of stairs into an area with comfy couches and the look of a library. This is what management likes to refer to as the cocktail den. “Downstairs in the craft cocktail lounge, you can take a breather and actually talk to the person you’re with,” says Travis Bass of the Tru Hospitality group. “We wanted a 1920s speakeasy down here, but upscale in London or Paris with no Prohibition.”

The venue’s side entrance on Selma Avenue leads upstairs to the nightclub, where there is a dance floor, fancy lighting and the only two-story VIP booth in all of Los Angeles. The Argyle’s website describes the club as “a champagne jam where high art, high fashion, and high times mingle on the dance floor and the DJ is only as important as the next song.

Argyle does not do walk ups. You will have to know a promoter or reserve a table.

Upcoming Events at Argyle

Sound Nightclub

Sound Nightclub is THE bastion of deep house / underground electronic music in LA. It’s a small, intimate venue with a one-of-a-kind Pioneer sound system that will rock your socks. The venue has a raw and industrial look with lots of California redwood furniture and walls and offers a fairly spacious dance floor located right in front of the DJs perch as well as bottle service for those high rollers.

As suggested in the name, the venue boasts a unique and cutting edge sound system and a killer A/V system, so the visual elements are as stimulating as the unbelievable audio. This is a great place to go in Hollywood that actually books talents who play good deep house and more minimal/artful house rather than your typical top 40 hits and popular house music bangers.

Space Yacht on Tuesdays mostly features bass heavy lineups and has garnered one of the fastest growing followings in the bass music scene. Framework Fridays are about underground deep house and techno music and the people who live for it.

Sound Presents mainly features house music. On occasion Sound will host some well known DJs (Kaskade, Afrojack, Markus Schulz, etc) but more often than not you’ll get the likes of Guy Gerber, Seth Troxler, EDX, Digweed, etc. See who’s spinning at Sound Nightclub! This is one of our favorite clubs in LA!

LA Nightclubs FAQ

What time do Los Angeles nightclubs usually open?

Nightclubs in Los Angeles usually open around 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM. If you want to avoid lines, we recommend arriving by 10:00 PM.

What time do Los Angeles nightclubs typically close?

Most Los Angeles nightclubs will close at 2:00AM. The EDM venues typically stay open past 2, but last call for alcohol is always 2 AM.

What is the dress code like at Los Angeles clubs?

For guys, we suggest to play it safe – wear collared shirts, nice jeans, dress shoes. If you’re getting bottle service, you can get away with a more casual look (blazer + tshirt, etc). The dress code for girls is less strict but every nightclub is different. For nightclubs that are on the elegant side, most girls will be wearing heels and dresses.

How can I get into Los Angeles nightclubs for free?

Some Los Angeles clubs have a free guest list, some have a discounted list. Keep in mind that many Los Angeles nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in.

Which Los Angeles nightclubs play Hip-Hop?

Avenue, Warwick, 1OAK, Nightingale, Highlight Room, Elevate, Bootsy Bellows, Doheny Room.

Which Los Angeles nightclubs play EDM (Electronic Dance Music)?

Avalon, Exchange, Sound, and Academy are the EDM clubs in LA.

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!!!!

Top 10 Most Expensive Tables in LA for NYE 2014

There’s nothing more LA than getting regular bottle service at one of the city’s hottest nightclubs. But when do the real ballers come out to play? On New Year’s Eve, dropping serious cash when table minimums are at an all time high – ie $500k for Calvin Harris at Hakkasan. Using the Discotech Nightlife App, we’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Most Baller Tables in LA for NYE.

  1. 1Oak’s “Baller Package:” $7500 gets you and 15 of your friends the best table at one of the hottest club in LA. Bringing the New York nightlife experience to LA, you get to #SetItOff with 2 magnum bottles of Dom Perignon and 3 magnum bottles of Belvedere Vodka. $500 per “friend”
  2. Project LA’s “Baller Package:” At $7500 Project LA is holding its own against 1Oak and offers the same 2 magnum bottles of Dom Perignon and 3 magnum bottles of Belvedere Vodka for your party of 15. Project is an offshoot of one of London’s most exclusive nightlife venues, Project London. $500 per “friend”
  3. Create’s “Stage Table:” $7500 gets you a whopping 15 bottles of alcohol! Make sure you have your limo driver on call after this one. You and 15 of your friends can party the night away to the sounds of the French Grammy nominated DJ Snake, who exports a brand of party music so ferociously groovy that it instantly sets any party on fire. With $500 per friend you get a better bang for your buck in numbers of bottles, although it’s a little less baller than 1Oak and Project.
  4. Lure’s “Baller DJ Table:” $7500 gets you a table for your party of 20 and some serious exclusivity. Your table will party alongside the DJ at LA’s legendary venue known for its infamous “Luresday” parties every Thursday night. You get 2 magnum bottles of Dom Perignon and 3 magnum bottles of Belvedere Vodka. Averages out to $375 per guest.
  5. Henry’s LA’s “Baller Package:” Spend $6,000 at H.wood Group’s newly remodeled Henry’s and your party of 15 gets a bargain with 2 magnum Ace of Spades and 4 Belvederes. Henry’s is known to be a local hangout for Hollywood’s elite.
  6. The Emerson Theatre’s “Baller Package:” $6000 at The Emerson Theatre, an SBE venue, gets your 15-person party 2 magnum Ace of Spades and 4 magnum Belvederes. Emerson “conjures the raw decadence of a speakeasy, seductively incused with contemporary burlesque” – bougie ballin’.
  7. The Argyle’s “Gatsby Table:” Only $5000 to celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style at The Argyle, LA’s newest kid on the block. Your party of 12 gets to celebrate Gatsby style with an excessive Open Bar all night. Argyle is known for it’s tight door explaining why it has one of the hottest crowds in LA… just see their hostesses aka Argyle Aces.
  8. Sound’s “DJ Table:” Love house music and have alcoholic friends? For $5000 you and your friends can dance the night away to the sounds of Danny Tenaglia and score 10 bottles of liquor – enough to get everyone tipsy and still spray the crowd. Sound has consistently been voted one of the top dance clubs in North America for its acclaimed DJ line-up and intimate setting.
  9. Greystone Manor’s “DJ Stage Table:” $5000 and another SBE venue makes the list. Greystone Manor hosts Fifty Shades of Greystone, or otherwise titled as the “most scandalous NYE Party in LA.” You and your party of 15 get 7 bottles of liquor to compliment the sounds of DJ Orator.
  10. Bootsy Bellows’ “Bootsy Baller:” Drop $5000 to ball at Bootsy. From the same owners of Henry’s LA, including actor David Arquette, Bootsy Bellows is a vaudeville-inspired hot spot with various acts and regular stargazing. Host your party of 14 with 2 magnum Ace of Spades and 4 Belvederes.

NOTE: This list is organized by table price divided by the number of comps (aka # of people allowed on the table) and the size/number of bottles of alcohol you get.