Los Angeles Nightlife: Bars & Clubs

You can bet your bottom dollar that there’s always something exciting going on in Los Angeles, and that doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. When it comes to Los Angeles nightlife, you’ll be spoilt for choice; there are cool cocktail bars and late-night clubs galore.

We’ve put together a few insider tips to help you explore the Los Angeles nightlife scene. Wherever you’re heading, don’t forget to look out for Hollywood royalty; if you’re lucky, you might just get the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous while you’re here.

Crowds flock to this huge Los Angeles nightclub to hear top DJs and see superb lightshows. Usually open on the weekends, it’s a haven for electronic dance music. And if you want to make your night out extra special, you can book a VIP booth.

Polo Lounge
If you’re looking to sample upmarket Los Angeles nightlife, look no further than the Polo Lounge. Get your glad rags on and head to the Beverly Hills Hotel’s legendary bar for a martini (or two).

Mikkeller DTLA
Hoping to find a beer hall? You’ve got it. This industrial loft puts a modern spin on the traditional concept; it’s kitted out with booths, communal tables and cool cartoon artwork. Order the goods of local Los Angeles brewers at the bar, like Mumford and Eagle.

The Conga Room
Right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, you’ll find this sociable bar and dance club, which is a firm fixture of the city’s nightlife scene. It’s owned by some big names (including Jennifer Lopez and Will.i.am), so an exciting night awaits.

The Abbey
This spot has been named as Los Angeles’ best gay bar, and you’ll find it over in West Hollywood. Also known as ‘Boys’ Town’, this club is known for its huge martinis and has no fewer than four dance floors.