Whether you want to go clubbing, enjoy a five-star dinner, or have drinks with a view, there is no shortage of places to experience the vibrant nightlife scene in Los Angeles.
Below, we list some of the best night spots in the City of Angles.
(If you want to recover quickly from a night of partying check out our IV therapy program in LA).
The Best Nightlife in LA
The entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is as known for its nightlife as it is for its beaches. From rooftop bars with breathtaking skyline views to sophisticated cocktail bars and everything in between, you are bound to have a special night out. And keep your eyes peeled—you never know when you’ll spot a celebrity or two.
Part Time Punks at the Echo
Founded by DJ and vinyl collector Michael Stock, Part Time Punks is one of the most popular clubs in the city. Whether you’re into post-punk, darkwave, indie pop, or shoegaze, don’t miss this ultimate clubbing experience every Sunday at the Echo. Perks include regular live performances and showcasing new and upcoming bands. The venue is standing room only, making it an ideal place to lose yourself to dance.
Framework at the Sound Nightclub
Framework opened its doors in 2013, quickly establishing itself as the major influencer in the LA deep house and techno music scene. With its unrivaled sound and light systems, this intimate venue is the perfect place to dance to impressive programming by visiting DJs like Kaskade, Afrojack, and Markus Schulz as they spin bass, techno, underground deep house, and other sounds every Friday.
One of the largest and oldest clubs in Los Angeles, AVALON Hollywood started as the Hollywood Playhouse theatre in 1927. In 1964, the club hosted the Beatles playing their first West Coast performance and today it regularly sees DJs celebrities like Tiesto, Skrillex, and Swedish House Mafia. Boasting a cutting-edge sound system with the largest subwoofers ever installed in a club, it focuses mostly on EDM, house, and trance.
The Rooftop at the Standard Hotel
A staple of the city’s nightlife scene, The Rooftop bar at the Standard Hotel (a frequent filming location so keep an eye out for local celebrities) offers a winning combination of dancing, drinking, sunbathing, and breathtaking views of downtown LA. The venue also features a heated swimming pool, a dance floor, vibrating waterbeds, Verner Panton designer furniture, and a full bar. You’ll always find a crowd here—the place is as popular among locals as it is with out-of-town visitors.
With its pastel interior, oversized plants, and sugary cocktails, Lanea, Hawaiian for "heavenly flower," may look just like any other Santa Monica cocktail bar, but it’s one of the best spots to drink and hang out in LA. The venue boasts a whopping 400 mezcal and tequila spirits curated by the talented beverage director Bethany Ham. The food comes from the family-run Barba Kush restaurant in East LA that offers the best regional Mexican cuisine in the city.
This tiny reservation-only bar in Venice with just enough room for 25 people can be tricky to get into. You'll either have to email for reservations or ask your server at Scopa Italian Roots, the restaurant Old Lightning is tucked behind, for directions. Once inside, you’ll be treated to the most impressive selection of rare liquors in the country, curated by the owners Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix. They’ll be more than happy to share the stories behind their unique liquor collection that originates from estate sales, international travels, and good friends.
Bicycle Hotel and Casino
The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, or simply “the Bike” as locals like to call it, is arguably one of the best places to play poker in LA. Its 185 poker tables have everything from Texas Hold ‘Em and Mexican Poker to Omaha and Seven Card Stud games going on. Some tables also host blackjack, baccarat, pai gow, and other card games.
The Bike’s Players’ Club offers all new visitors a free meal if they spend three or more hours in a continuous session. The club membership is free and grants access to the daily, weekly, monthly, and all the major tournaments hosted in the poker room. The venue also features live entertainment, gaming, brewery, cocktail lounge, fitness center, sundeck with an outdoor bar, and several restaurants.
The Commerce Casino
With 240 tables and over 10,000 daily visitors, The Commerce Casino in East Los Angeles is one of the biggest poker rooms in the world. It’s also home to major poker tournaments, including the LA Poker Classic, the longest-running poker tournament in California. The casino has something for everyone, from casual players to regular World Poker Tour stars. And if you feel like you need to polish your skills, you can join free poker lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
In addition to the main card room, the Commerce Casino complex includes a 200-room Crowne Plaza Hotel with restaurants, a day spa, pool and sundeck, banquet rooms, shops, and entertainment. It also hosts live boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling events.
Hollywood Park Casino
If you’re looking for a more intimate place to play poker, Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood is a great choice. You can play No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em rules supreme, Omaha, Stud, and even some mixed games, spread among the card room’s 50 poker tables. One of the perks of a small venue like this is that the staff will happily explain the rules and teach you how to play any of the games.
Check out the room’s website to find out about the games that are currently playing and the upcoming tournaments. The venue also houses Century Bar & Grill and a deli.
A new addition to the LA dining scene, Gigi's is a glamorous bistro in the heart of the Hollywood Sycamore District. The French-inspired interior features marble flooring, exquisite brass details, plush booths, and the striking hand-illustrated mural that took local artist Andie Dinkin six months to create. On the menu, you’ll find Californian interpretations of French classics like a fried chicken sandwich, short rib beef bourguignon, and smoked trout rillettes. At the bar, there’s plenty of wine, French liquors, and digestifs to quench your thirst.
Thanks to chef Tetsuya Nakao’s creativity and attention to detail, Michelin-starred Japanese gourmet restaurant Asanebo in Studio City is one of the finest sushi eateries in LA. The place may not be eye-catching on the outside, but once you step in, you’ll be greeted by a sophisticated interior with a dash of minimalist chic. You can choose from dozens of innovative dishes on the menu or go for one of the exquisite omakases to taste the likes of white shrimp with gold flakes, sockeye salmon sushi, and flaming conch shells. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Broad Street Oyster Company
Broad Street Oyster Company, a laid-back seafood shack-style spot overlooking Malibu Lagoon, is a fresh take on the classic seaside eatery. It was inspired by the owner Christopher Tompkins’ childhood memories of shucking oysters with his father after their unsuccessful deep sea fishing trips. Here you can get everything from raw oysters to locally fished urchins, razor clams and caviar, and whatever else is in season. But don’t miss their lobster rolls—famously the best on the West Coast.
A newcomer among hipster joints in Echo Park, Button Mash is the place to hang out and play Donkey Kong, pinball, and other arcade staples from the 80s and 90s. The highlight? A vintage SNK cabinet with Samurai Showdown III, the rarest 90s 2D fighting game in Los Angeles. No wonder that Button Mash is extremely popular and permanently crowded.
If you get hungry, pick your favorite from the Asian menu crafted by the famous Starry Kitchen duo and featuring double-fried chicken wings, rice and noodles dishes, and small veggie plates. Alternatively, opt for the Super Home Edition, an all-in-one full course dinner and craft beer or wine pairing that changes weekly.
Located in the heart of Koreatown, Blipsy Bar is a low-key, intimate dive bar and arcade that started as an underground speakeasy almost two decades ago. The venue specializes in retro arcade games from the 80s including Ms. Pacman and Paperboy and there’s also a classic jukebox and pinball machines to keep you entertained all evening. This is the place to head to if you’re after a more authentic experience than the upscale bar arcades can offer. Just make sure to bring cash, as they don’t take credit cards.
Quest Room LA
Whether you are looking for a thrill or scare, Quest Room LA has something for you. Their intricately designed, hand-made decor creates immersive and entertaining adventure escape rooms. Choose between dark, sinister dungeons and suspense-filled mysteries that will challenge you to beat the clock in order to get out. The venue also includes a virtual reality gaming center focused on multiplayer competitive gaming.
Recovering From a Night of Partying in LA
No matter what type of entertainment you choose, Reset IV can help you recover from a night of partying and drinking. Our fully customizable hangover treatments are the fastest and most effective way to combat dehydration and other hangover symptoms.
We offer a range of hangover packages, including:
- The hydration package. This is a healthy blend of fluid and electrolytes designed to boost your energy levels.
- Still Spinning package. The package contains heartburn, nausea, or pain relief meds that will help you get back on your feet in no time.
- The Pre Game package. This IV formula allows you to hydrate your body in advance so that you can handle whatever the night throws at you.
- The Baller package. This package consists of meds to treat hangover symptoms and a multi-vitamin cocktail to help you replenish all the lost nutrients.
- DEFCON 1 package. The formula contains fluids and electrolytes, plus your choice of anti-nausea, anti-heartburn, or pain relief meds.
An IV drip will rehydrate your body, flush out toxins and restore nutrients you lost while drinking. It will also provide you with a cocktail of fluids and vitamins to keep you refreshed. Additional minerals and vitamins, such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and folic acid, will help you prevent vertigo, nausea, and headaches.
Reset IV intravenous therapy is available in three locations, including Los Angeles. We provide on-demand concierge services so that you don’t need to leave your home to enjoy the benefits of our hangover IV treatments. We will be at your door within an hour of booking, depending on availability.
To learn more about our IV therapy services and schedule your appointment, feel free to call Reset IV at 1-833-737-3848 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.