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Downtown Los Angeles is well known for its gourmet restaurants, delicious happy hour cocktails, and of course, the Downtown LA Artwalk. But lurking in the streets, behind closed doors and a booming sound system are some of the most unforgettable club experiences in all of Los Angeles. If you're looking for a wild night, the clubs in Downtown LA are the place to get it started!

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Downtown Los Angeles & Chinatown

Downtown Los Angeles holds a wide variety of clubs, from La Cita where the young hipsters tend to congregate, to the Conga Room which attracts a trendier crowd, to the all-out no-holds-barred dance party that is Club Mayan, you can find it all in Downtown LA. The great thing about these clubs is that they're all in walking distance to an all-night bistro, the latest bar, and all things cutting edge. Make a night of it!

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The Mayan

  • 1038 S Hill St

No matter if they're playing Latin on the top floor, hip hop on the 2nd, and Top 40 on the bottom floor there's always a rocking dance party somewhere at Mayan.

Live Music Venues

The Conga Room

  • 800 W Olympic Blvd

Located in Downtown LA, this energetic Latin lounge features live bands, DJs, and a large dance floor for salsa dancing. Co-owned by J-Lo, The Conga Room hosts big-name performers in many genres, and is one of the top Latin nightclubs in the city.

Bars

Broadway Bar

  • 830 S. Broadway

A historic hot spot in downtown LA's Theatre District, Broadway Bar offers trendy drinks in an old school atmosphere, perfect as a drinking destination for the night or for pre/post-show cocktails wit

Irish Pubs

Casey's

  • 613 S Grand Ave

For a proper Irish drink to wash down corned beef and cabbage followed by live music and Billiards, Casey’s is a guaranteed go-to for a good time.

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Elevate Lounge

  • 811 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90017

Located 21 floors above the streets of downtown LA, Elevate Lounge is an upscale nightclub with lively music and amazing panoramic views of the city.

EDM Nightclub

Exchange LA

  • 618 S Spring St
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Set in the historic stock exchange building in downtown Los Angeles, Exchange LA is the hottest new dance venue in the city and features several levels of dance floors and bars.

Night Clubs

The Reserve

  • 650 S Spring St
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Chic and sophisticated, this upscale nightclub is located in the basement of a 1920s Beaux-Arts-style bank. Relax in a speakeasy atmosphere and sip on dirty martinis and other handcrafted cocktails in a vintage vault.

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Globe Theater

  • 740 S Broadway
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Spectacular baroque architecture and a charming throwback vibe make this vintage movie palace a unique nightlife destination. The historic theater hosts music concerts, dance parties, burlesque shows, awards shows, and private events.

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Bars

Cocktail Bar

The Varnish

  • 118 E 6th St
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Dark and discreet, The Varnish is a speakeasy lounge located in the historic core of downtown LA that features a vintage wooden bar, intimate atmosphere and immaculate hand-crafted cocktails.

Bars

Redwood Bar and Grill

  • 316 W 2nd St
    Los Angeles CA 90012

A pirate dive bar with live punk and rock music every night, Redwood Bar and Grill is a low-key hangout with dark lighting, delicious food and a fun attitude.

Bars

Seven Grand

  • 515 W. seventh St.
    Los Angeles CA 90012

A downtown LA bar made for whiskey lovers, Seven Grand provides a dark and masculine atmosphere where its dynamic crowd of upscale urbanites and hipsters lets loose for the night.

Wine Bar

Bottlerock - Downtown LA

  • 1050 Flower St Suite 167
    Los Angeles CA 90015

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The Edison

  • 108 West 2nd Street
    Los Angeles CA 90012

The Edison Downtown is an excellent reason for the downtown commuters to stay put after work and for everyone else to come to this special section of Los Angeles and put up their feet.

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Bonavista Lounge

  • 404 S Figueroa
    Los Angeles CA 90071

Enjoy panoramic views of Los Angeles from this revolving cocktail bar, which is situated on the 34th floor of The Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Sip a specialty drink amongst the sparkling skyscrapers of Downtown LA – and take home a souvenir glass.

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The Association Bar

  • 110 6th Avenue
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Lounge

Lucky Strikes Lanes and Lounge at L.A. Live

  • 800 W Olympic Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90015

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American Restaurant

The Original Pantry Cafe

  • 877 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles CA 90017

The Original Pantry Cafe serves huge portions of traditional diner food in a casual atmosphere twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in downtown Los Angeles.

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Wurstkuche

  • 800 E 3rd St
    Los Angeles CA 90013

Sausage goes gourmet with a world of flavors at Wurstküche in downtown LA, which features exotic meats, Belgian frites, gourmet sodas and a wide variety of imported beers on tap.

Italian Restaurant

Cardini

  • 930 Wilshire Blvd -
    Los Angeles CA 90017

Italian Restaurant

Bottega Louie

  • 700 S Grand Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90017

Large, loud and lovely, Bottega Louie offers a diverse menu of fine Italian cuisine and features a café with full bar, gourmet market and even a patisserie.

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Interesting Facts

The neighborhood around the nightclubs in downtown LA can be intimidating; only a decade ago this area was derelict and abandoned to the homeless and drug addicts. But a recent renaissance has changed the face of the heart of the City of Angels, and now 30,000 new residents plus a bevy of new art galleries, restaurants, bars and clubs call downtown LA home. The new vibe is young, artistic and progressive, and the nightclubs in downtown LA have answered the call of its new youthful populace with a collection of unique lounges and nightclubs.

Tips

First-timers should check out the Downtown LA Art Walk every first Thursday for a fun introduction to the neighborhood.

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