7 Best Nightclubs in Los Angeles

There’s no denying that Los Angeles is a hotbed for nightlife and clubbing.

From Hollywood to Downtown, LA is home to some of the best clubs in the country.

Whether you’re into EDM, hip hop, or simply want to dance the night away, there’s a club for you in this city.

Club-goers can expect to find world-class production values, top-notch DJs, and an atmosphere that is electric.

If you’re looking for a truly memorable clubbing experience, then look no further than Los Angeles for the best nightclubs in Los Angeles.

Hollywood Nightclubs

1.  Academy LA

Academy LA is one of Hollywood’s premier nightlife clubs for all things EDM featuring an expansive yet intimate space, with world-class production.

After Create Nightclub closed in 2017 Insomniac teamed up with Exchange LA to reinvent this great venue and deliver unforgettable nightlife experiences with leading artists in every EDM genre.

If you’re trying to see one of your favorite DJs as they roll into town Academy LA is an amazing venue to see them.

This nightclub boasts some of the most cutting-edge audio equipment available, including a Funktion One Sound System with 55 moving lights and custom LED curved ceiling panels.

There’s also an expansive main floor, VIP tables that are right on the dance floor outlining the perimeter, and a great outdoor patio and lounge.

If you have followed any EDM pages that cover LA events you have almost certainly seen Academy’s iconic and stunning ceiling LEDs that run throughout the club and being there live is even better.

So whether you’re visiting or a local Academy LA is a must.

Upcoming Artists at Academy LA

Moon Boots, ARMNHMR, ATLiens, Octopus Recordings: Sian, Brennen Grey, Charles D & The Archer, Jonas Blue b2b Sam Feldt, John O’Callaghan, Chapter & Verse, Deeper Purpose, Ranger Trucco, Daft Disko, Matroda, Bingewatch b2b Jenessa Acosta & Techno Tupac, DJ Snake, Zomboy, HoneyLuv, KREAM, Rusko, Cloonee,  Martin Ikin

Academy LA Upcoming Events –> Here

Academy LA Pricing and Event Calendar

Ticket pricing is tiered and the price is determined by artist popularity, ticket tier, and availability.

GA Early Bird Tickets start at ~$30 dollars and increase when tickets for that tier are no longer available.

VIP Tickets are $90

It’s always best to plan ahead, buy GA Pre-Sale online, and follow Academy and other EDM influencers for the most up-to-date artist announcements.

Academy LA Upcoming Events –> Here

Dress Code for Academy LA 

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Academy’s dress code is casual club attire however, upscale casual or business professional is always appreciated.

Please dress ‘up-scale’. We do enforce a dress code.

We want you to be comfortable while you’re here, and that means looking your best.

  • No sandals or flip-flops (open-toed heels are allowed)
  • No shorts (excludes summer months)
  • No tank tops
  • No sports wear including hats, jerseys, etc (DJ merch is allowed).

Ladies: Heels are suggested but not required. Flats and sneakers are not permitted as they are considered “lounge” attire.

Gentlemen: Sneakers and baseball hats are not permitted.

Age Requirement for Academy LA

Academy LA has a strict 21+ age requirement in order to get into the club.

Academy also adheres to the regulations put forth by the California Alcohol Beverage Control regarding entrance into nightclubs.

You must be at least 21 years old to come to Academy LA.

Everyone must show valid identification. Failure to produce identification may result in refusal of entry.

We do not accept the following as valid identification: Expired or punched IDs, DMV computer printouts, photocopies of IDs or birth certificates.

We will accept foreign ID’s and passports, if they include a photo ID, have a name and date of birth in English, and can be validated as a real ID.

False and/ or counterfeit IDs will be confiscated and turned over to the local police department.

Academy LA reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Hours of Operation

We open at 10:00pm and close at 3:00am on Fridays & Saturdays.

Where is Academy LA?

ACADEMY LA

6021 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

2. Sound Nightclub

Sound Nightclub in Hollywood features EDM genres from house, deep house, techno, progressive, and industrial house music.

The space has an intimate atmosphere with dimly lit walls, carefully decorated floors including VIP areas for bottle service events as well as tables available on the website.

There are also various parties throughout Tuesday nights such as those occurring at Space Yacht which will incorporate more bass-heavy sounds while Friday/Saturday evenings bring deep & tech houses rhythms into Sound’s soaring sound system – stay until 3am

Upcoming Artists at SoundCloud

Rodriguez Jr. (Live), The Fluffy Cloud Experience Afterparty, Space Yacht, House Heads, Jeremy Olander, Francis Mercier, Space Yacht, Eli & Fur, EMBRZ

Sound Nightclub Upcoming Events –> Here

Sound Nightclub Pricing and Event Calendar

Ticket pricing is tiered and the price is determined by artist popularity, ticket tier, and availability.

Getting Presale GA is always recommended and tickets are ~30 dollars which you can purchase directly through their website.

VIP Tickets are $90

It’s always best to plan ahead, buy GA Pre-Sale online, and follow Sound Nightclub and other EDM influencers for the most up-to-date artist announcements.

Sound Nightclub Upcoming Events –> Here

Dress Code for Sound Nightclub

Sound Nightclub dress code is casual club attire however, upscale casual or business professional is always appreciated.

Dress ‘up-scale’ casual. They want you to be comfortable while you’re here, and that means looking your best.

  • No sandals or flip-flops (open toed heels are allowed)
  • No shorts (excludes summer months)
  • No tank tops
  • No sports wear including hats, jerseys, etc (DJ merch is allowed).

Ladies: Heels are suggested but not required. Flats and sneakers are not permitted as they are considered “lounge” attire.

Gentlemen: Sneakers and baseball hats are not permitted.

Age Requirement for Sound Nightclub

Sound has a strict 21+ age requirement in order to get into the club.

Everyone must show valid identification. Failure to produce identification may result in refusal of entry.

They do not accept the following as valid identification: Expired or punched IDs, DMV computer printouts, photocopies of IDs or birth certificates.

They do accept foreign ID’s and passports, if they include a photo ID, have a name and date of birth in English, and can be validated as a real ID.

False and/ or counterfeit IDs will be confiscated and turned over to the local police department.

Sound Nightclub reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Hours of Operation

Sound Nightclub is open 10:00pm – 3:00am on Fridays & Saturdays and various parties on Tuesdays.

Where is Sound Nightclub?

Sound Nightclub

1642 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. Hyde Sunset (West Hollywood)

The Hyde Sunset nightclub is one of LA’s best celebrity nightclubs with all the luxury and class that Hollywood is known for.

This isn’t your standard nightclub for dancing so if you’re looking for a nightclub that plays EDM from artists in the genre this club is likely not for you.

The club has a lounge-style atmosphere, for relaxing and socializing which makes it different than other LA dance clubs.

The club is known for its beautiful and interesting people, and you may even run into a few well known faces.

If you’re looking for a night out surrounded by Hollywood’s most beautiful and interesting people, then you need to check out the Hyde Sunset nightclub

Upcoming Artists at Hyde Sunset

None listed and music features local talent that is not listed on the site.

Hyde Sunset Pricing and Guest List

Unfortunately, GA pre-sale tickets are not an option at Hyde Sunset so you’ll need to place yourself and your group on their guest list via their website.

Hyde Sunset has a mobile app for Apple and Google Play or you can sign in through Facebook.

Guest list information, and app downloads –> Here

Dress Code for Hyde Sunset

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The dress code is smart casual.

Men are recommended to wear clean, one colour, fitted, jeans and dress shirts.

Women are recommended to wear sleek and elegant party dresses.

Smart shoes are a must: dress shoes for men, high heels for women. Absolutely no sportswear, distressed clothes, loose fitting clothes, or excessive jewellery.

Although you may bring bags and coats with you, it is recommended to pay to leave them in the cloak room.

Age Requirement for Hyde Sunset

Hyde Sunset has a strict 21+ age requirement in order to get into the club.

Everyone must show valid identification. Failure to produce identification may result in refusal of entry.

They do not accept the following as valid identification: Expired or punched IDs, DMV computer printouts, photocopies of IDs or birth certificates.

They do accept foreign ID’s and passports, if they include a photo ID, have a name and date of birth in English, and can be validated as a real ID.

False and/ or counterfeit IDs will be confiscated and turned over to the local police department.

Sound Nightclub reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Hours of Operation

Thursday: 11:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Friday: 11:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Saturday: 11:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Where is Hyde Sunset?

Hyde Sunset

8117 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

5. Avalon (Hollywood)

AVALON Nightclub in Hollywood is a historic live entertainment venue originally built in 1927 and located at the world-famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine and was originally built in 1927.

AVALON was originally built in 1927 and has been thoughtfully restored and maintained over the years.

AVALON features state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visuals, and continues to evolve as one of the city’s most venerable music venues.

AVALON regularly hosts special events and a variety of EDM artists, making it one of the most popular nightclubs in Hollywood that you need to check out.

Upcoming Artists at Avalon

Shane Codd, Gasolina, Crankdat, Dylan Matthew, Kyau & Albert, Eddie, Markus Schulz, Bingo Players

Avalon Hollywood Nightclub –> Here

Avalon Sunset Pricing and Guest List

Avalon GA Tickets start at $15 – $20 and you can view their event calendar –> Here

Dress Code for Avalon

Upscale casual. No beach clothing, shorts, sandals, tank tops, sporting attire or baseball hats. Management reserves the right to make all final dress code decisions and can refuse entry for any reason.

Age Requirement for Avalon

Fridays 21+ and Saturdays 21+

Hours of Operation for Avalon

Fridays 10:00PM – 3:00AM

Saturdays 10:00PM – 3:00AM

Where is Avalon?

Avalon Hollywood is a 2 – min walk from the Hollywod Walk of fame located at:

1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

6.  Skybar at Mondrian

Looking for the hottest nightlife in Los Angeles? Look no further than Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles.

This ivy-covered pavilion is perched above the Pool at Mondrian Los Angeles and offers the finest views of Los Angeles.

Enjoy fresh cocktails while taking in the stunning views.

Whether you’re watching the sunset over the city or enjoying a moonlit swim, Skybar is the perfect spot to enjoy the best of Los Angeles.

Upcoming Artists at Skybar at Mondrian

Skybar at Mondrian features local DJs and and you can sign up for events –> Here

Skybar at Mondrian Pricing

There is normally a cover charge or you can bottle service to guarantee entry.

Dress Code for Skybar at Mondrian 

Swimwear is highly encouraged. No speedos / banana hammocks. Euro shorts are okay. No jerseys, sportswear, etc.

Age Requirement for Skybar at Mondrian

21 and over

Hours of Operation

Open Daily

Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 1am

Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 2am

Where is Skybar at Mondrian

Address:

8440 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90069

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7.  Exchange LA

Upcoming Artists and Event Calendar at Exchange LA

Loud Luxury, Born Dirty, Luttrell, Rudimental DJ Set, Kill The Noise, Schadeifornia and Friends, Warface & Deadly Guns, JSTJR, Ferry Corsten, Gouryella, System F, Bassjackers, Tritonal, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Yultron

Upcoming events can be found –> Here

Exchange LA Ticket Pricing and Guest List

For Exchange LA events Pre-Sale GA, VIP or reserving a table with bottle service are your best options.

GA Pre-Sale Tickets: Starts at $25 dolalrs

VIP Tickets: $90

Guest List varies by event.

Dress Code for Exchange LA

Please dress ‘up-scale’. We do enforce a dress code. We want you to be comfortable while you’re here, and that means looking your best.

  • No sandals or flip-flops (open toed heels are allowed)
  • No shorts (excludes summer months)
  • No tank tops
  • No sports wear including hats, jerseys, etc (DJ merch is allowed).

Age Requirement for Exchange LA

Exchange LA strictly adheres to the regulations put forth by the California Alcohol Beverage Control regarding entrance into nightclubs. You must be at least 21 years old to come to Exchange LA.

Everyone must show valid identification. Failure to produce identification may result in refusal of entry.

We do not accept the following as valid identification: Expired or punched IDs, DMV computer printouts, photocopies of IDs or birth certificates.

We will accept foreign ID’s and passports, if they include a photo ID, have a name and date of birth in English, and can be validated as a real ID.

False and/ or counterfeit IDs will be confiscated and turned over to the local police department.

Exchange LA reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Hours of Operation

Doors Open at 10:00pm and close at 3:00am on Fridays & Saturdays.

Where is Exchange LA

EXCHANGE LA

618 S SPRING ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90014

Final Remarks

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If you’re looking for some of the best EDM in Los Angeles and a great time, then you need to check out one of the city’s top nightclubs.

With venues ranging from intimate settings to massive dance clubs, there’s something for everyone when it comes to nightlife in LA.

So put on your party shoes and get ready to rage at one of these amazing Los Angeles nightclubs!