— LA Nightlife —
Every LA visitor has an idea about the perfect nightlife experience. The good news? There are countless places in LA to enjoy live music, great drinks, entertainment and fun. The bad news? There are only so many hours before dawn. With dance clubs, comedy clubs, relaxed lounges, poolside bars and sports bars, the thrill of a night on the town in LA is in discovering something new and unexpected. Not sure where to start? Check out one of these areas for thriving nightlife.
For nightlife in the Valley, you can’t beat Universal City Walk Hollywood, where you’ll be able to hit four different locales in one compact location, including Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood. Also located at Universal City Walk Hollywood is Howl at the Moon, a duelling piano bar where the patrons participate in the entertainment with singalongs and comedy routines led by the piano players.
One of LA’s top places to see and be seen, The Standard Rooftop Bar in Downtown LA provides a quintessential LA experience. At the top of the Pershing Square Building, the Parisian-style Perch likewise offers stunning views of the city. Another club with a view, Elevate Lounge, is located on the 21st floor and is a stylish space where the lines between indoor and outdoor are blissfully blurry. For something low-key, check out Library Bar for its craft beers from top national and international microbreweries. Icon-LA is a hot rooftop spot featuring an unbeatable view of Downtown. For an experience with a different point of view, head below the street to The Edison, the steampunk-meets-speakeasy that features live performances and craft cocktails. Named Best Dance Club in the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, Exchange LA spans over 25,000 square feet and features six full bars, Funktion One sound system, 200 square-foot LED screen and VIP rooms. Sophisticated crowds lounge poolside at ION Rooftop Pool Bar at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. If you’re ready to dance, visit the always-hot Conga Room at L.A. LIVE. Sports fans flock to ESPN Zone at L.A. LIVE and Hooters Downtown Los Angeles. For happy hour, try Bar
Kitchen inside the O Hotel with its special menu of classic cocktails, craft brews and small-batch California wines.
Head to Hollywood to experience LA’s impressive collection of trendsetting nightclubs, bars and lounges. Drai’s, with its glamorous rooftop location at the W Hollywood, is a celeb favourite known for its killer views. Playhouse Hollywood is a cool hangout frequented by the famous and fun-loving. Trendsetters will feel at home at the incredibly chic supperclub Los Angeles, where dining, dancing and entertainment collide. At sbe’s The Colony, guests are ushered into a world of East Coast-inspired luxury. If you’re looking to have a few laughs, you can’t beat Laugh Factory, owned and operated by founder Jamie Masada since 1979. The House of Blues® Sunset Strip hosts hip-hop, heavy metal, alternative, gospel, country, ’80s pop and many other genres of music. Of course, you’ll also get a healthy dose of blues acts passing through. Once plates are cleared at the original Saddle Ranch Chop House, the restaurant turns into an exciting nightlife locale, where a Western saloon vibe meets rock and LA’s only mechanical bull keeps things lively through the night. Revisit the days of old Hollywood glamour at The Spare Room inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, an elegant gaming parlour and cocktail lounge complete with two vintage bowling lanes.
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