Top 10 Best Nightclubs in 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 Los Angeles that you should definitely check out.

Warwick

Best 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
  • $$$$

Academy

Academy

Beginning January 2018, ACADEMY will enter the Los Angeles nightlife space. A location with over 20 years of dance music history, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, the former Create Nightclub, Vanguard, and Qtopia, will be transformed, rebranded, and upgraded for the modern and immersive dance floor experience. 

  • 6021 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
  • Hollywood
  • 10 PM – 4 AM on Fridays & Saturdays
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Exchange LA

Exchange LA

Housed inside the former Los Angeles Stock Exchange building, Exchange LA serves as a clear indication of Downtown LA’s nightlife resurgence. With a multi level venue that fits over 1500, Exchange is Downtown LA's go-to spot for electronic dance music. Let us know if its your birthday, as we have bottle service specials for birthday celebrations!

  • 618 S Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States
  • Downtown
  • 10 PM – 3/4 AM on Fridays & Saturdays
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Highlight Room

Highlight Room

The Dream Hollywood’s final concept is here, and boy it’s beauty. The Highlight Room takes over the rooftop and poolside at the mod hotel, which officially opens tonight with some of the sweetest views in Hollywood. With clear cut vistas looking out to Hollywood and beyond, it’s clearly outfitted to become an evening party space, what with speakers galore, two DJ booths, and bottle service.

  • 6417 SELMA AVENUE Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
  • Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Trendy to Strict
  • $$$$

Sound

Sound

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 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.

  • 1642 North Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
  • Hollywood
  • 10 PM – close on Friday, Saturdays & Monday, some Thursdays
  • 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
  • $$$$

Avenue

Avenue

A celebrity-riddled place in New York City already, the Hollywood outlet is sure to bring in the same kind of A-list clientele as the Manhattan original, with a David Rockwell-designed space that spans a mere 4,000 square feet just outside the new Dream Hotel project.

  • 1601 Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
  • Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Avalon

Avalon

Located on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Avalon is conveniently located in the middle of Hollywood’s tourist area. This historic venue first opened its doors in 1927 and has featured talented and famous entertainment for decades, from the Beatles playing their first West Coast performance to the present day transformation into LA's EDM mecca.

  • 1735 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
  • Hollywood
  • Thurs-Sat, 9:30 PM–6 AM, hours and days can vary by event
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

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)
  • $$

There are many other clubs available in Los Angeles like 1 OAK, The Reserve, The Argyle, Belasco, Nightingale

Check out the venues section for the full list of 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 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.