While Los Angeles is most definitely not the city that never sleeps, there are plenty of places to party it up past midnight. You and your posse can party it up to live music, DJs spinning tunes and even a slightly wacked-out floor show now and then. Of course, the easiest way to spot the newest places around town is to simply look for where the after parties are happening, for that’s a sure sign. Though the scene is fickle (it is Hollywood after all), there’s a few spots live on for more than a nanosecond, think The Mint for live music, The Conga Room for that lively Latin beat and The Abbey for a gay night out. And no matter which popular place you end up at, always keep your eyes open for celebrity selfie opportunity to make your night out on the town more memorable.
Bootsy Bellows brings the Sunset Strip to life on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This must-visit hotspot is a favorite amongst celebrities featuring puppet shows, DJ sets, live music, and, of course, burlesque acts. Expect a whacky 1960s vibe and that fills up fast. Insider Tip: Try to snag a special reservation for the “friends and family” VIP backroom, so your group will have more space for fun and revelry.
Create packs in the high-intensity, EDM loving crowds like no other place in LA. Laser and LED lights explode around the partygoers, confetti flies down on the dancers and arctic blasts cool things off when the joint gets really jumping on the weekends. Escape the mayhem on the patio or make your way to the Photo Booth for a group shot. VIP tables and bottle service are available for reservation.
The lively Riviera 31 draws a sophisticated crowd to the Sofitel Hotel where every night brings somethings exciting and new. From a burlesque show on Saturday night to jazz on Mondays, an open mic night Wednesdays and a house-disco-garage dance DJ spinning on Fridays. Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello evokes the spirit of the French Riviera with libations like the Byblos, made with vodka and wild arugula, while Chef Marius Blin presents a menu of Mediterranean bites. Snag a spot on the patio as the sun goes down — you may find yourself not wanting to leave.
Head to Hooray Harry’s to for a British invasion in the space that once held trendy Dominick’s Restaurant in West Hollywood. Once inside, you’ll discover an English countryside vibe contrasted with DJs spinning a mix of everything from old-school rock to hip hop and R&B tunes while 3-D images are constantly projected onto the walls and ceiling. Don’t be surprised to find Hollywood types like Carmen Electra and David Arquette at the bar.
The Bungalow is a hugely popular club lounge that caters to those who love a laid-back vibe. The setting is a cottage built in 1947, with assorted rooms and plenty of outdoor space. It’s the vision of Brent Bolthouse’s beach bungalow club vision comes to life at the fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. The Bungalow is open most nights until 2:00 a.m. (Sundays until 10 p.m.), with the fun starting at 2 p.m. on weekends, 5 p.m.weekdays. Be prepared for long lines, especially on weekends, so get there early or be ready to wait. But hey, there’s ping pong tables, ocean air and craft cocktails with a beach cottage vibe. So worth it.
This little music venue has packed in a crowd since 1937. The Mint is a classic LA club space with a small stage, dance floor, long bar and several booths. Grab a bite to eat in the back, before joining in the crowd to boogie down to bands. You never know who might turn up on stage here; everyone from Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake to Bonnie Raitt and Tom Jones made appearances here!
Leather banquettes line the walls open to a dance floor and A massive Brazilian-wood bar is stocked with top-shelf libations, leather banquettes line the walls and a spacious dance floor fills what was formerly a slightly seedy space. Expect to find DJs spining everything from EDM to funk and hip hop for celebrity names such as Jay-Z and Rihanna to Jared Leto and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Greystone Manner Supperclub
Massive chandeliers, velvet couches, hammered tin ceilings – a night at Greystone Manor means elegant, old-school luxury with the most modern technology. State-of-the-art sound systems and wild LED light shows keeps the club throbbing with excitement as popular DJs keep the dance floor filled into the wee hours. Aerialist twirl above the dance floor on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays as club-goers enjoy Electronic Dance Music. With Chef Danny Elmaleh’s menu of easily enjoy snacks (think quesadillas, flatbreads, sliders) and a capable bar staff slinging signature cocktails, Greystone Manner has everything you need for a raucous night out on the town in L.A.
The Conga Room
The Conga Room is a fixture in the nightlife scene located in the heart of L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Club owners include some famous names like Jennifer Lopez, Will.i.am of the Black-Eyed Peas, Jimmy Smits, and NBA star Baron Davis. Expect entertainment as eclectic as the club’s owners which means plenty of different musical talent, from Latino greats like Willie Colon to some the hottest DJs in the world. Superstars like Drake, Justin Timberlake or Kendrick Lamar have been known to drop in and play. Fuel up before dancing the night away with Pan-Latin fare at BOCA, the restaurant incorporated into the club.