Living the celeb life is a dream for many which includes dropping by neighborhoods that are home to some of the internationally reputed dance clubs. Think of Sound, and Avalon - you’ll know how DJs prefer to reserve an eclectic mix of sounds for these high-end places. In fact, there are many varieties of sounds and events of such bars and clubs that will leave you stunned! Here are some top-graded and exclusive LA nightclubs frequented by famous Hollywood stars - ranging from mega-clubs to close venues - where a wide variety of parties and events take place. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a regular or not, most of these places are almost at walking distance from each other, making the task of visiting multiple spots in a night or two possible.
Avalon is recognized for its long history in the neighborhood, having first opened its doors in 1927, on Vine Street near Hollywood Boulevard. Over the years, most people have referred to it by several names. Prior to morphing into the 20th-century dance club/concert venue, it was known as The Palace. This place has served the interests of those who have been associated with radio and TV broadcasts for decades. In the early 2000s, it was renamed Avalon and since then, it’s emerged as LA’s dance capital of the 21st century. Just before the weekend sets in, the Friday night 'Control' is a much-awaited party that stands out for music trends. Artists like DJ Snake and Skrillex started here and literally consider it their second home, much like most upcoming talents. To catch up with superstars on the decks, Saturday is the best day.
If there’s anything that you would identify Bardot for, it’s the live music showcase - School Night. It is situated right on the upper level of Avalon. Unlike weekends, this event is reserved for Monday long-nights and the live music that’s showcased here. Dancers will, however, find Fridays enjoyable, for Bardot is home to the after-hours called Thirteenth Hour. Regardless of whether you’ve visited or not, resort to Instagram to keep yourself updated on upcoming events in Bardot.
Heard of Insomniac? Not the disease, but the company. It is well-recognized for events and festivals, like Electric Daisy Carnival. If you wish to spotlight some niche styles in dance music via reputed Insomnia brands - like Dreamstate (trance), Bassrush (bass music), and Basscon (hardstyle) - head towards the parties organized here. Some recent events that created a stir among party freaks include DJ Snoopadelic, Morgan Page, and Paul Oakenfold, to name a few. In fact, this summer, Academy hosted a Sunday afternoon party on the famous patio, where visitors adhered to a specific dress code too! There’ll be more coming up, so keep a close eye.
Previously, this place was known for being a bikini bar. Later on, it was revamped as a music venue, as part of a complex that houses a recording studio and a hotel. In its new avatar, Gold Diggers organize both DJ nights and live music. The DJ nights especially take the lion’s share of the crowd, where dance sounds are more common and not just merely mainstream music. It’s nothing out of the ordinary to find DJs who have expertise in styles like Armenian funk and Italo disco, to perform here. Instagram provides calendar updates on a regular basis about the place, so you might just drop in and check out. However, be careful with the parking as the area stands congested mostly. An even better idea is to opt for rideshares.
It would be appropriate to call this a bar and not a discotheque. However, you might just catch a groove in this highly spacious and stylish watering hole. There are DJs who are scheduled throughout the week, and even on weekends. You can check the schedule that is marked right in front of the building and choose your most preferred day and artist. Black is located at a stone’s throw from Hollywood Forever Cemetery, making it an ideal zone to head to after a Cinespia screening.
The vibe of every mentioned place is different and prices are reasonable too. Find the best one for yourself, and you might be in luck for hobnobbing with some of the biggest stars of Hollywood.