Top 5 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA [2020 GUIDE]
With over 102 venues in Los Angeles, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Downtown, Los Angeles that you should definitely check out.
Located 21 floors up in a high-rise building in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, Elevate Lounge offers a bar, dance club, and corporate event space for its clients. At Elevate Lounge the focus is on the view, and you will certainly be able to have the unique experience of being to feel like you were out in the open with its large exposed patio and minimalistic architectural elements of glass and chrome. The DJs here are typically “open-format”, and will play a mix of top 40’s, hip hop, latin, and EDM - so there is something for everyone. The massive venue features a large open dance floor that is surrounded by VIP booths and more private lounges. At Elevate Lounge you’ll be able to enjoy the view of the Los Angeles skyline while also being able to party it up.
- 811 Wilshire Blvd. 21st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
- 10 PM – 2 AM on Fri, and Sat
- Dress Code: STRICT: Males must wear collared dress shirts & dress shoes. No baggy or ripped jeans, t-shirts, ball caps, tennis shoes or sneakers (this includes no Vans, Chucks, or any athletic shoes with laces or rubber sole)
Downtown Los Angeles has a wealth of stunning properties leftover from its twentieth century heyday and this bank vault in the middle of Historic Core has been transformed into The Reserve. As one of L.A.’s oldest bank spaces, the building goes back to 1924, when the Hellman Commercial Trust and Savings was built into the ground floor (it was eventually absorbed into Bank of America). Since 2014, The Reserve spans a number of sub-lounges and dance floors for a multi-faceted experience each weekend.
- 650 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States
- 10 pm - 2 am Fri - Sat
- Dress Code: Strict. We reserve the right to refuse service, or deny entry if code of conduct or dress code is not observed. The following articles are not allowed: athletic gear and apparel, clothing with sports logos, jerseys, shorts, Jordans, baggy clothing, beani
Located on Hill Street in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Belasco is now a multi-room event and entertainment complex. Its production potential is unrivaled in Southern California, as the venue houses the largest D&B Audiotechnik Sound System in the region as well as a state-of-the art lighting system.
- 1050 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
- Open daily 12 PM – 2 AM, Sundays 12 PM – 12 AM
- Dress Code: Casual
Built in 1913, The Globe is a Theatre filled with history. Today, it has regained its impressive luster of past times with its historic entrance on Broadway, one of the most prestigious avenues in Los Angeles. Artists, actors, and acrobats perform in this magical space. Its ideal size allows exceptional shows while the latest audio technologies, lighting, and special effects enhance the Baroque architecture.
- 740 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States
- 10 PM - 2 AM Friday & Saturday
- Dress Code: Upscale Club Attire
Located in Downtown LA's Arts District, Resident is an authentic neighborhood bar boasting an intimate entertainment and live music space along with a lush green, outdoor beer garden. Resident is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner.
- 428 S Hewitt St Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
- 12 PM - 2 AM Daily
- Dress Code: Casual
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Los Angeles Nightclubs FAQ
What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Los Angeles clubs?
The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.
How long do DJs play in Los Angeles?
The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.
What is the dress code like at Los Angeles Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?
Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.
How can I get into Los Angeles Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs for free?
Some Los Angeles Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.
Keep in mind that many Los Angeles Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.
How can I book bottle service for Los Angeles Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?
You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Los Angeles page.
How much is bottle service at Los Angeles clubs?
Bottle service and table minimums at Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Los Angeles, but every nightclub is different.
The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.
Should I buy tickets to get into Los Angeles Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?
If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.
Many Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs in Los Angeles are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.
Which Los Angeles nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?
Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Los Angeles.
Which Los Angeles nightclubs play hip-hop?
Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Los Angeles.