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Downtown Los Angeles & Chinatown

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Downtown Nightlife

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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EDM Nightclub

Exchange LA

  • 618 S Spring St

Top-notch talents, several levels of dance floors, massive LED screens and a world-class sound system create a truly immersive experience.

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The Mayan

  • 1038 S Hill St

Discover the vibrant and eclectic vibes of The Mayan in LA. 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 Venue

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.

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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

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Hip Hop Nightclub

The Reserve

  • 650 S Spring St
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Sip on dirty martinis and other handcrafted cocktails in a vintage vault where the beats are hot and the drinks are chilled, all under the dazzling lights of money and diamonds from a 1920s Beaux-Arts-style bank.

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The Continental Club

  • 116 W 4th St
    Los Angeles CA 90013

Don't be fooled by the unassuming entrance – this downtown cocktail lounge is a posh place for a drink. Order from a menu of old-school favorites, and chillax in a sophisticated atmosphere with occasional DJ sets.

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Grand Star Jazz Club

  • 943 Sun Mun Way
    Los Angeles CA 90012

Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and live jazz at this chilled-out Chinatown club, which features two levels and a mix of DJ music from 80s to hip hop to Top 40. Open since 1946, it's a lively local hangout for karaoke and cocktails.

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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.

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Irish Pub

Casey's

  • 613 S Grand Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90017

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Latin Dance Club

La Cita

  • 336 Hill Street
    Los Angeles CA 90013

A chill downtown hangout with live music and a leafy back patio, La Cita is a popular choice for its dance nights, cheap happy hour and fun party atmosphere.

Latin Dance Club

Club Bahia

  • 1130 W Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles CA 90012

For over four decades, this lively nightclub on deep Sunset Boulevard has offered live Latin music, dancing, and DJs for the Echo Park community. Now a Live Nation venue, it's a fun place to get down to salsa, merengue, cumbias, reggaeton, and funk.

Latin Dance Club

Leonardo

  • 6617 Wilson Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90001

Large venue featuring Mexican performers and old school/upcoming urban Spanish rock bands

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Cicada Club

  • 617 South Olive Street
    Los Angeles CA 0

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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 Falls Lounge

  • 626 S Spring St
    Los Angeles CA 90014

The Falls Lounge – Glamourous chandeliers, plush couches, wood décor, and a hip 70s feel pervade this luxe lounge, located in the heart of Downtown LA. Music includes live jazz, hip hop, and “kinky karaoke.” Hit up the late-evening happy hour, whic

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The Association Bar

  • 110 6th Avenue
    Los Angeles CA 90014

Mixologists crafting craft cocktails in a luxe nightspot with leather couches and a moody vibe in Downtown Los Angeles

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Downtown Los Angeles & Chinatown Nightlife

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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