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Get set for a party with the Hollywood elite, as you dive into Los Angeles’s legendary nightlife. Whether you’re heading out for a glitzy mega-club in a stretch limousine, or hanging out in a lively bar offering endless rows of craft beers and Californian wines, LA’s nightlife is sure to leave you seeing stars.

 

Bars

 

Start a night to remember in this energetic city with a drink at one of its many bars. Feel free to follow a trail of celebrity stardust, or settle into a quiet joint to enjoy an unpretentious beer in peace - Los Angeles caters to all tastes.

 

Howl at the Moon

 

You should prepare for battle as virtuoso piano players stretch their fingers, and put on show-stopping performances. Piano duels provide frantic, fast-paced entertainment, so enjoy a drink while cheering on the players as they casually scatter skillful piano riffs across the room. Once the battle’s complete, a full band will step in to keep the energy high all night, giving you ample time to take advantage of the wide beer and cocktail selection.

 

Universal CityWalk, Universal City, Los Angeles CA 91608. Tel:+1 818 755 9970

 

Howl at the Moon website
L.A. Live

 

Like a city within a city, L.A. Live is California’s entertainment capital. With sport's arenas, nightclubs, bars and artisan restaurants, there’s something for everyone here, right in the heart of downtown. The atmosphere’s always bouncing when the L.A. Lakers take to the court at the nearby Staples Center, and if you can’t get tickets for the big game, a beer below the televisions in the ESPN Zone bar is the next best thing. Punch the air as the Lakers ram home another slam dunk, and the crowd roars with delight.

 

800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90015. Tel:+1 213 897 3656

 

L.A. Live website

 

Live music

 

If LA's over the top extravagance gets too much, then head to the Sunset Strip to jive in rough and ready venues which have been written into the annals of rock and roll history over the years. Hundreds of bands owe a debt of gratitude to the Strip’s spots, which propelled them to success and helped them on their way to headline shows at the stunning Hollywood Bowl.

 

Hollywood Bowl

 

There are few music venues as spectacular as the Hollywood Bowl, which is cradled by the Hollywood Hills, and watched over by the famous Hollywood sign. Everyone from the Beatles to hometown heroes like The Doors have played the venue’s famous shell stage - so a great show is guaranteed. Pack a picnic and enjoy the magical atmosphere, as quality music reverberates around the hills.

 

2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90068. Tel:+1 323 850 2000

 

Hollywood Bowl website

 

Comedy clubs

 

You can giggle with the gods of comedy as celebrity chuckle-mongers reel off routines at venues across Los Angeles. Think on your feet as indie comics look for a victim in the intimate Nerdmelt Showroom, or try out the Sunset Strip’s Comedy Store, where a rotating line up provides quick-fire laughs aplenty.

 

Hollywood Improv Comedy Club

 

Go with the flow at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, where comedians sink or swim in front of the famous brick-wall backdrop. This is a great place to see the comedians of tomorrow making a name for themselves, as they follow in the footsteps of Eddie Murphy, Jay Leno, and Adam Sandler, and perfect their art in this rip-roaringly funny comedy club.

 

8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA, United States. Tel:+1 323 651 2583

 

Hollywood Improv Comedy Club website

 

Nightclubs

 

Gossip and giggle with the city’s elite after shouldering your way into LA’s swankiest clubs, or enjoy the easy going vibe at the city's more relaxed nightspots. Sunset Strip’s Whisky A Go Go club has a special place in the heart of every rock fan, while the mammoth sound system at Lure Hollywood provides the perfect way to end your night on a pumping high.

 

Circus Disco

 

If the idea of standing patiently in a queue and failing to get into one of LA’s ultra exclusive nightclubs doesn’t appeal, then Circus Disco is a great choice. Three floors, which blare with Latin-flavored music, give everyone enough room to go wild and show off their best dance moves. Strobing lights, risqué dancers, and superstar DJs bring the thrill of the carnivalesque to the streets of LA.

 

6655 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90038. Tel:+1 323 462 1291

 

Circus Disco website