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Where Is the Best Nightlife in Los Angeles?

August 4th, 2016

One of the biggest benefits of partying in a big city is the incredible array of nightlife options. From punk to funk, there’s something for everyone in LA! Whether you’re into the ultra-glamorous bottles-and-models crowd or you want to test your best Zumba moves at a salsa club, let Quintessentially People be your guide to a night you won’t forget.

The Best Dance Clubs in LA

Visiting LA, looking for a laser-heavy mega club vibe and don’t mind spending cash? Look no further than Avalon, where ravers head on Friday and Saturday nights for house music. Major Lazer and Skillrex have made appearances at this club, which likely explains the heavy-duty prices for tickets and libations.

When you’re more interested in dancing to songs you won’t hear on the radio, check out Dub Club at Echoplex. This Wednesday night roots reggae party features famous Jamaican names, local talent and a mixed crowd feeling chill vibes.

Low End Theory is more than one of the best rap albums of all time — it’s also the name of another Wednesday party classic at Airliner. Bring a love for bass, experimental hip hop and young crowds, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a live performance from a talented luminary such as Erykah Badu.

The Best Night Clubs in LA

Who needs sweaty crowds when you could keep it classy with cocktails? Head to the rooftop lounge at The Standard Hotel in downtown LA. Relax after work or head out on the weekends dressed to impress, choose a signature cocktail and chill in a canopy chair and watch the lights flicker over the City of Angels.

Food trucks, a twinkly patio, craft beers and delicious cocktails make Resident one of the premier choices in LA for lounging and munching. Relax with live tunes, or laugh hysterically at a comedy show, at this best-of-both-worlds nightclub.

The Best Live Music in Los Angeles

As famous for Johnny Depp ownership as it is for River Phoenix’s untimely death out front, The Viper Room has led the LA music scene for — dare we say — decades? This small venue, on the tourist-friendly Sunset Strip, welcomes the rowdy and the relaxed alike. When you’re in need of personal space, head downstairs and watch for famous faces, or head down the road to another LA institution, Whisky-a-Go-Go.

Speaking of classic, Troubadour is a can’t-miss. The sound and the views are great just about everywhere, the acts are always top-notch, getting a drink is easy and fast, the staff members are friendly and there is incredible history. Many world-famous acts made their LA debuts at Troubadour, including Elton John and Guns N’ Roses. That’s what makes Troubadour maybe the best reason to hit West Hollywood when the sun goes down.