Top 10 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Los Angeles, CA [2022 GUIDE]

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With over 136 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 Los Angeles that you should definitely check out.

Warwick

Best Rap / Hip-Hop nightclub in Los Angeles!
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.

  • 6507 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
  • Hollywood
  • 10 PM – 2 AM Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy opens as a hybrid nightclub concept portraying a fantasy world transporting into an underlying stream of consciousness filled with the extensive menagerie of characters from a storybook setting. Poppy features a private room housing an exclusive bar under a curved upholstered ceiling where it will be sure to allow Hollywood’s royalty to imbibe the night away in comfort and luxury. the nightclub is only open Thursdays from 10 pm to 2am.

  • 755 N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States
  • West Hollywood
  • 11 PM - 2 AM Monday, Thursday & Friday
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$$$

Hyde Sunset

Hyde Sunset

Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is another venue under SBE Group, but here you’ll find the beautiful hybridization between food and partying. Hyde Sunset places a focus on combining its amazing Californian cuisine with revelry, creating an environment where you are able to enjoy great food as you enjoy your night out. At Hyde, neither the quality of dining nor nightlife is sacrificed, and the guests are able to go back and forth between eating, drinking, and dancing between the kitchen, patio, and nightclub portion which features numerous tables with bottle service. Another exclusive Hollywood favorite of ours that features a beautiful and sophisticated crowd, bottle service is often recommended to maximize the experience here.

  • 8117 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
  • West Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Elevate Lounge

Elevate Lounge

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
  • Downtown
  • 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)
  • $$

Bootsy Bellows

Bootsy Bellows

The A-list-loved venue on the Sunset Strip has thrown out the black interiors and velvet seating for peach walls and plenty of greenery — but not to worry, the iconic puppet shows will remain. The Rat Pack is back at Bootsy Bellows, but with a new look.

  • 9229 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
  • West Hollywood
  • 10 PM – 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

The Reserve

The Reserve

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
  • Downtown
  • 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
  • $

Nightingale

Nightingale

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.

  • 643 N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States
  • West Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Arena

Arena

Arena Ultra Lounge is a nightclub, bar, and lounge with a fully operational kitchen & 7 karaoke rooms located in the heart of Ktown Los Angeles. Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ and over Hip Hop and R&B nights, while Thursdays will be for collegiate 18+ events with Hip Hop and R&B music. The venue can also be used as a special events music venue, private parties, corporate functions and pop up dining.

  • 3319 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
  • Koreatown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $

Dragonfly Hollywood

Dragonfly Hollywood

In Los Angeles nightlife recycles itself at a rapid pace. Dragonfly is designed to transcend the trend exchanges with timelessness and production diversity. Hard masculine brick is softened by textures of velvet and suede in gray throughout the entire space. Pops of deep and tasty reds read like candy buttons in the seating and glow from the candles across the parlour.

  • 6510 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
  • Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Catch One

Catch One

Located right on the border of Koreatown in the upcoming neighborhood of Arlington Heights, UNION is redefining the Los Angeles nightclub experience. Built in the wake of the historical Jewel’s Catch One’s closure, UNION brings a world-class lineup that prizes quality and diversity, hosting everything from local juggernauts A Club Called Rhonda to Boiler Room to Soulja Boy to Die Antwoord. With 5 rooms, affordable drinks and a welcoming staff, UNION is already upping the ante for L.A. nightlife.

  • 4067 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
  • Koreatown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

There are many other clubs available in Los Angeles like Apt. 503, Doheny Room, Ballet, Adults Only, Harriet's

Check out the venues section for the full list of Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs.

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.

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