Top 8 Best Nightclubs in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA [2020 GUIDE]

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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 Koreatown, Los Angeles that you should definitely check out.

Apt. 503

Best nightclub in Koreatown, Los Angeles!
Apt. 503

Apt 503 Lounge is a upscale lounge in Los Angeles providing customers with a collection of beers and wines. Be sure try out their specialty mixed drinks or meet with friends in a lively environment with a live Dj.

  • 3680 Wilshire Blvd Ste 503 Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
  • Koreatown
  • 6 pm - 12 am Tue - Wed, 6 pm - 2 am Thur-Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $

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
  • $

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
  • $$

Lock & Key

Lock & Key

Following in the speakeasy trend set by the likes of the Varnish and La Descarga, this Koreatown lounge—a low-ceiling, white marble and green-leather banquettes set the “Caesars Club” vibe, perhaps a nod to the former karaoke inhabitant. As expected, the entrance is unmarked: A stylish red door leads to a theatrically disorienting wall of doorknobs and keyholes. Once inside, there’s a small selection of beer and wine—four bottled beers (IPA, Lager, Brown Ale, Triple) and six wines by-the-glass (bubbly, white, rose and red)—but the cocktail program is front and center. Fresh herbs, fruits, simple syrups and torches set the stage for well-made, craft cocktails prepared by attentive and friendly bartenders donning classic white collared shirts and black vests. There’s a limited late-night, food menu from the next door Stall 239—try the Lollipop Chicken Wings and not-so-date-friendly garlic fries.

  • 239 S Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 91741 United States
  • Koreatown
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Mama Lion

Mama Lion

Pinkies up, ladies and gents. Owner Robert Kim and chef/partner Michael Hung's glamorous new Koreatown restaurant, Mama Lion, has officially opened its doors, adding yet another key player to the neighborhood's thriving culinary scene (Terra Cotta and Here's Looking at You opened just last year, and don't even get us started on the always-buzzing Korean BBQ hot spots). This glitzy new supper club, located on the corner of Western Avenue and 6th Street, is making a serious statement with stunning, high-concept interiors and an impressive, upscale menu.

  • 601 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90005 United States
  • Koreatown
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta is the newest restaurant venture from 6th Avenue restaurant group. Their menu draws inspiration on a global scale (incorporating not only Korean elements, but also Japanese, Latin American, and other regional influences)—a direction representative of the melting pot that is Los Angeles. They have a thoughtful selection of scratch house made cocktails, as well as 24 craft draught beers, and a broad and global wine program, offering something for everyone. The expansive interior offers touches of vintage glamour, such as 20-foot-high ceilings dotted with chandeliers, and grand tufted matte black booths.

  • 3760 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
  • Koreatown
  • 5 pm - 2 am Mon - Sat, 5 pm - 12 am Sun
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Break Room 86

Break Room 86

Enter through the loading dock off Ardmore then walk through an employee entrance. From there, you're directed down a grey, glossy-walled hallway past the hotel kitchens and ice machines. The end of your destination is what was originally designed as the hotel employee break room, now transformed into L.A.'s newest '80s bar.

  • 630 S Ardmore Ave Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
  • Koreatown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

When you walk into the space that is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and see a pastiche of textures, colors, and furniture that feels weirdly futuristic.Think Studio 54 meets The Great Gatsby. The setting here seems more focused on nightly live entertainment, with a supper club-style stage and retro dance floor. Drinks are made to elevate bad 1970s cocktails, with a bit more modern balance and character. A gold-dust swirled coupe glass blends gin, vodka, and fino sherry while a Tiki-looking Blue Hawaiian has all the right colors. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wednesday to Saturday. Paco Versailles, a collaboration between guitarist and composer Vahagni, and songwriter/producer Ryan Merchant of Capital Cities, will open the venue with a four-month residency, performing every first Thursday of each month. Mark and Jonnie Houston also operate The Speek, a special event venue inside the Line, as well as numerous Hollywood establishments like La Descarga, Pour Vous, and No Vacancy.

  • 3531 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
  • Koreatown
  • 8 PM - 2 AM Wed - Sat
  • 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 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 nightclubs for free?

Some Los Angeles 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 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 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 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 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 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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