Hot Spots and NightLife of Los Angeles

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Arguably there are two kinds of nightlife: one for the young and restless, and one for the rest of us. In light of this, here is a list that includes both the hot spots for drinking, dancing, and networking that will appeal to the young and ambitious, as well as some nightlife activities for those who have settled into a calmer lifestyle in the LA region. If you’re a local looking to spice up your life, a tourist on vacation, or on the hunt for apartments for rent in Los Angeles and need a breather, these are the best entertainment options for you. 

  1. The Conga Room

Located in downtown Los Angeles, this fixture of the nightlife scene has live music, a lot of dance floor space, and has been a top spot for Latin music and dance lovers since the nineties. 

  1. The Mint

This music-filled venue has been a Los Angeles classic since 1937. With a stage, dance floor, bars, and booths, attendees can hear live music seven nights a week. 

  1. The Peppermint Club

This 1960s-inspired lounge has high-end cocktails, bottle service, and live music. The retro design, excellent sound system, and close relationship with Interscope records mean that you will be seeing a level of excellence in music performance that you might not catch elsewhere. 

  1. Harvelle’s

Open since 1932, this is the spot to hear blues, rock, and alternative music in an intimate setting. Retro black-and-white decor with red curtains makes for a saucy appeal. Not to mention that this is the LA venue where the living blues legends choose to play when they’re in town. 

  1. The Edison

This downtown old-school club has the vibe of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Patrons aren’t admitted unless they’re stylishly dressed. A seductive club with specialty cocktails, fine wines, 

and a full dinner menu, those seeking a fancier affair with music and even the occasional aerialist performance will delight in attending The Edison. 

6. Riviera 31

This club offers live entertainment six nights a week and is popular with dancers due to its large dance floor and upbeat musical choices. Savory cocktails and Mediterranean food are served here, 

7. The Mayan

This multi-floor venue is a favorite of Latin dance lovers, with the main floor dedicated to “Top 40, Pop, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Urban, & R&B, Electronic Dance Remixes with a touch a Latin flavor” and the mezzanine reserved for “Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Latin Pop and Bachata.”

8. El Rey Theatre

Recently designated as a historical and cultural monument, the El Rey Theatre is the place to go to see both newcomers and old favorite musical acts perform in an elegant Art Deco venue. The architecture in the lobby alone is enough for a visit. 

9. The Wiltern

This legendary Art Deco landmark has a dramatically gorgeous interior that harkens back to the era of vaudeville entertainment. Today the venue remains as one of the largest theatrical venues in Los Angeles and hosts many popular live musical acts.