Nightlife & the Arts in Los Angeles

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
4100
With swaths of fabric draped from the ceiling,...
Bars Silver Lake
 
The Abbey
Don't let the church theme scare you off: this...
Dance Clubs West Hollywood
 
The Actors' Gang
Socially conscious, unconventional, and...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Akbar
This bar's welcoming feel is one of the reasons...
Bars Silver Lake
 
The American Cinemathèque at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres
Film enthusiasts will enjoy the roster of movies...
Film Los Angeles
 
ArcLight
Beyond the historically important Cinerama...
Film Los Angeles
 
Atwater Village Theater
Look to this new theater for fresh works by...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Avalon
This multitasking art deco venue offers both live...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Baked Potato
This small club showcases contemporary jazz and...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Bar 107
Those looking for a lively dive bar will probably...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Bar Marmont
Depending on the night and what time you arrive,...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Barney's Beanery
Open since 1920, Barney's Beanery is an iconic...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Basement Tavern
In the basement of the Victorian, this small bar...
Bars Santa Monica
 
Bigfoot Lodge
The cabin-in-the-woods decor and winky attitude...
Bars Los Feliz
 
Billy Wilder Theater
Serving as the movie theater for both the Hammer...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Blue Lounge
This outdoor lounge attracts customers with its...
Bars Malibu
 
Blue Whale
This unassuming jazz club in Little Tokyo...
Music Clubs Downtown Los Angeles
 
Boardner's
This neighborhood bar has been around for...
Dance Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Enchanting marionette puppetry is a decidedly...
Theater Los Angeles
 
BODYTRAFFIC
Named as one of the choices for Best of Culture...
Dance Los Angeles
 
The Brig
This charming bar has its pluses (interesting...
Bars Venice
 
Broadway Bar
If you're looking for a swank-looking watering...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Burgundy Room
Around since 1919, this rockin' place attracts a...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Cal State L.A.'s Dance Department
This department puts on dance productions...
Dance Los Angeles
 
California Institute of Abnormal Arts
Better known as the CIA, this bar manages to make...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Cat & Fiddle Pub
This English pub's most bragworthy point is the...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Catalina Bar & Grill
This club is a favorite among jazz enthusiasts,...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
For dance, head to the Center for the Art of...
Dance Los Angeles
 
Center Theatre Group
Comprising three theaters, Center Theatre...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Cha Cha Lounge
This place's decor—part tiki hut, part tacky...
Bars Silver Lake
 
Chez Jay
Around since 1959, this dive bar continues to...
Bars Santa Monica
 
Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
Although the name may imply that silent movies...
Film Los Angeles
 
Circle Bar
Established in 1949, this place has always kept...
Bars Santa Monica
 
Circus Disco
This club eschews the frou-frou style of its...
Dance Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Comedy Store
Three stages give seasoned (and unseasoned)...
Comedy Clubs West Hollywood
 
Cornerstone Theater Company
Performances by this theater company not only...
Theater Los Angeles
 
David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for the Arts
For engaging plays that voice the Asian-American...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Deaf West Theatre
The types of plays and musicals from Deaf West...
Theater Los Angeles
 
The Dime
Despite its diminutive size, the Dime manages to...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Dolby Theatre
Although public events are limited at the Dolby...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles opera and ballet fans make the...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Downtown L.A. Standard
With a backdrop of city skyline, the rooftop...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Dragonfly
Although this bar may come off as dark and...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Dresden Room
This bar's 1940s lounge decor makes it a favorite...
Bars Los Feliz
 
Duke's Barefoot Bar
With a clear view of the horizon from almost...
Bars Malibu
 
The Echo
This favorite music spot in Echo Park features an...
Music Clubs Echo Park
 
Edgemar Center for the Arts
Serving as both a working acting school and...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Edison
The glitz and glam of the Roaring '20s is alive...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
El Capitan Theatre
The theater packs in as much preshow...
Film Los Angeles
 
El Floridita
Although the exterior might not look like...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
El Prado
This neighborhood bar certainly doesn't have a...
Bars Echo Park
 
El Rey Theater
This former movie house from the 1930s has been...
Music Clubs West Hollywood
 
Falcon Theatre
If you’re looking for a laugh, this theater...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Formosa Café
Open since 1939, this restaurant and bar...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Fremont Centre Theatre
The focus of this theater centers on original...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Gagosian Gallery
This contemporary art gallery, owned and...
Art Galleries Beverly Hills
 
The Galley
The boatlike exterior of this restaurant-bar...
Bars Santa Monica
 
Geffen Playhouse
Consistently hosting world premieres (or West...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Genghis Cohen Cantina
Chinese food and live music is not a pairing you...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Golden Gopher
With craft cocktails, beers on tap, an outdoor...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Good Luck Bar
Around for almost 20 years, this Asian-theme...
Bars Los Feliz
 
Greek Theatre
New as well as seasoned musical acts frequent the...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Greystone Manor Supperclub
From its chandeliers to its modern couches, this...
Dance Clubs West Hollywood
 
Groundlings Theatre
This improv and sketch comedy troupe has been...
Comedy Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Happy Ending
This place has a neighborhood college bar...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Harvelle's
The focus of this bar and music club is on jazz,...
Music Clubs Santa Monica
 
HMS Bounty
Hanging out in this ship-theme bar and...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Hollywood Bowl
For those truly looking for a Los Angeles...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
House of Blues
This club functions like a concert venue, hosting...
Music Clubs West Hollywood
 
Hudson Theatres
Typifying plays at the Hudson Theatres is a tall...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Improv
This standup comedy spot on Melrose Avenue has...
Comedy Clubs West Hollywood
 
Interact Theatre Company
Beyond its renowned acting and original plays,...
Theater Los Angeles
 
iO West
This theater troupe offers nightly shows, "The...
Comedy Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
iPic Theaters
If you’re one who loves going out for dinner...
Film Los Angeles
 
John Anson Ford Theatres
It’s quite possible that every personality type...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Jones
Italian food, serious cocktails, and hipster...
Bars West Hollywood
 
King King
Performances at this club range from salsa to...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
La Cita
This dive bar may not look like much, but it more...
Dance Clubs Downtown Los Angeles
 
LA Stage Tix
Working with theaters and arts organizations...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Largo
The comfortable, welcoming vibe of this venue...
Music Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
The Lash
In Downtown, where most bars aim for a speakeasy...
Downtown Los Angeles
 
Laugh Factory
Top standup comics appear at this Sunset...
Comedy Clubs West Hollywood
 
Lighthouse Cafe
This place offers a wide range of live music,...
Bars Hermosa Beach
 
Los Angeles Ballet
This company performs both classical and...
Dance Los Angeles
 
McCabe's Guitar Shop
You can easily spend your time browsing at this...
Music Clubs Santa Monica
 
The Mint
This music venue has been around since 1937, with...
West Hollywood
 
Molly Malone's
A stone's throw from the Los Angeles County...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Monsoon Café
Whether you consider the decor of this Bali-theme...
Bars Santa Monica
 
Musso & Frank Grill
The prim and proper vibe of this old-school steak...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
New Beverly Cinema
Indies and classic films are the draw here, along...
Film Los Angeles
 
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Hosting a variety of concerts and big-name awards...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Nuart
Foreign, indie, documentaries, classics, recent...
Film Los Angeles
 
Odyssey Theatre
Known for its strong acting, the Odyssey Theatre...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Otheroom
With a focus on craft beers and fine wines, this...
Bars Venice
 
Pacific Resident Theatre
Focusing on lesser-known plays by recognizable...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Pantages Theatre
If you’re looking to see the grand-scale...
Theater Los Angeles
 
The Pasadena Playhouse
Solidly done plays and musicals, occasionally...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Playhouse
Reminiscent of Las Vegas, this splashy spot...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Rage
Those ready to mingle often drop by this club,...
Dance Clubs West Hollywood
 
Rainbow Bar & Grill
Its location next door to a long-running music...
Bars West Hollywood
 
The REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney Cal Arts Theater)
Inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall, this theater...
Dance Los Angeles
 
Redwood Bar & Grill
If you're looking for a place with potent drinks...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Ricardo Montalbán Theatre
Plays, musicals, and concerts all happen here,...
Theater Los Angeles
 
The Room
This place maintains its reputation as a hip-hop...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Rusty's Surf Ranch
At the start of Santa Monica Pier, this...
Music Clubs Santa Monica
 
Saban Theatre
This art deco–style theater was recently...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Santa Monica Playhouse
Housing three theaters, this venue brings a...
Theater Los Angeles
 
The Satellite
This venue hosts a variety of bands, mostly indie...
Music Clubs Silver Lake
 
Seven Grand
The hunting lodge vibe makes it feel like you...
Bars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Short Stop
Other than its brightly lit "Cocktails" sign,...
Bars Echo Park
 
Shrine Auditorium
Although the variety of shows at the Shrine...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Silverlake Lounge
This lounge offers a varying roster of indie,...
Music Clubs Silver Lake
 
Skybar
This beautiful poolside bar is well worth a...
Bars West Hollywood
 
The Smell
Reconnect with your punk roots at this live music...
Music Clubs Downtown Los Angeles
 
Smog Cutter
The exterior may seem sketchy and the interior...
Bars Silver Lake
 
The Standard
Summer weekend pool parties are downright...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Staples Center
The epicenter for Los Angeles sports fans—the...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Theatre of NOTE
Preferring to stick with experimental plays by...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Theatre West
Performing classic plays and new works...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Thirsty Crow
This whiskey bar serves up seasonal cocktails...
Silver Lake
 
Three Clubs
Whether its claim of being the area's first...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Tiki-Ti
The cozy feel of this Polynesian-theme bar is...
Bars Silver Lake
 
Tropicana Bar
This bar still manages to attract a...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
The Troubadour
The intimate vibe of the Troubadour helps make...
Music Clubs West Hollywood
 
Trunks
If the sceney vibe of the bars along Santa Monica...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Underground Pub and Grill
Throw darts, shoot pool, or play shuffleboard at...
Bars Hermosa Beach
 
UnUrban Coffee House
This is the place to enjoy a laid-back evening of...
Cafes Santa Monica
 
Upright Citizens Brigade
The L.A. offshoot of New York's famous troupe...
Comedy Clubs Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Vignette
In a quieter section of West Hollywood, this...
Bars West Hollywood
 
Viper Room
This club's been around for more than 20 years,...
Music Clubs West Hollywood
 
Vista Theater
Beyond offering first-run films, this theater...
Film Los Angeles
 
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Wallis...
Beverly Hills
 
Walt Disney Concert Hall
One of the architectural wonders of Los Angeles,...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Whisky A Go-Go
The hardcore metal and rock scene is alive and...
Music Clubs West Hollywood
 
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
This open-air theater puts on classic, as well as...
Theater Los Angeles
 
Wiltern LG Theater
Built in 1931, this historical landmark serves...
Concerts Los Angeles
 
Yamashiro Hollywood
Modeled after a mansion in Kyoto, this Japanese...
Bars Hollywood and Vicinity
 
Zanzibar
Spinning everything from salsa to reggae to...
Dance Clubs Santa Monica

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