No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to Hollywood, the self-declared entertainment capital of the world, that still attracts millions of visitors each year. Hollywood is known for the glamour of the TV and movie industry, and it delivers a wealth of famous sites, like the Hollywood Sign, Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl. Attractions in Hollywood can be overwhelming, boasting international reputations that no other neighborhood in Los Angeles has. There are great things to do all around, but the nightlife definitely feels like an essential part of any Hollywood visit, with street life remaining lively later than in most areas. In fact, the best time to experience Hollywood is in the evening! Power through the packed crowds and grab a spot at one of these hip hop bars and clubs in Hollywood. Scroll down to find out more.
1. The Dime LA
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Listen to the best DJs play the best music, from old school hip hop and r&b to new school stuff to help enhance the already cool vibe. This trendy dive bar is low-key but small and crowded so be prepared to cosy up to a stranger sometimes. Satisfied patrons praise the bar for its consistency. There is free admission and the line normally starts at 10.30pm! About two cozy booths and two tables are available on a first come first serve basis. With friendly staff and cheap drinks, The Dime also offers free comedy shows weekly as well! Though the menu is pretty limited, the tasty tacos and sweet potato fries have gained approval from customers.
The Dime LA
Address: 442 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Website: The Dime LA
Opening hours: 7pm-2am daily
2. Club DV8
Long lines are included in this high-energy club, but the large dance floor and amazing light show make your night out worth-while! Pro-tip: pre-ordering online is cheaper. Boasting a nice view of Hollywood Boulevard and having lots of restaurants around, this club is a great choice amongst others. Parking might be expensive in the lots, and there is a strict dress code here as well. A mix of hip hop and electric music is spun here, and feel free to dance on the stage as well! There is also a smoking area outside.
Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
Website: Club DV8
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm. Sat 6-9pm, Sun closed
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This high-end but intimate nightclub offers local DJ talents that spin top hip-hop beats from both past and present, a spacious dance floor and a vast selection of signature cocktails and spirits. Featuring actual go-go dancers, a bathroom attendant and excellent security, have a fun night out here in F6ix! Fit into a narrow room, there is one bar, one dance floor, one stage and multiple bottle service tables. This massive subterranean club offers great service, but drinks are said to be expensive, and parking is tough. The VIP sections available are big enough to accommodate parties of at least 30 people.
Address: 526 F St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm, Fri-Sun 9am-2pm
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4. King King
Home to pole dance events and one of the best dance events in LA, “The Floor”, this modest club offers a friendly, helpful and professional staff, as well as ample dance floor space. There is free street parking and the bathrooms are clean. If you’re looking for somewhere casual, chill and comfortable, check out King King! The high ceilings and the good sound system give a warehouse feel that boasts great vibes. Shows here are cheap and easy to book, with music ranging from deep house to Detroit techno.
Address: 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Website: King King
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 9pm-2am, Fri & Sat 10pm-4am
5. The Lash
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Open all week, this edgy and urban nightlife spot has two rooms and a nice staff working there. Cheap but strong drinks are sold here and they have a liberal policy for music, so be prepared to experience hip hop, goth, industrial, drag shows, ye olde disco and even metal nights! Do note that though The Lash has an underground feel and a fun atmosphere, it is also not wheelchair accessible. With nice bartenders and chill security, check out The Lash!
Address: 117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
Website: The Lash
Opening hours: 8pm-2am daily
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Boasting dance karaoke with DJ Purple, a musician who plays saxophone, harmonica, and cowbell to fit your song, this bar is long and lush with soft yet crisp lighting. There is excellent security, efficient service and good drinks here. Sofas with low tables and cushy chairs, raised long tables with chairs on the perimeter, as well as the bar stools at the bar are opportune places to have a rest at. This modern-looking and solid neighborhood bar is a great place to hang with friends or for karaoke. They offer pool tables, skee ball and a full bar with unlimited options.
Address: 2925 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Opening hours: Tues & Wed 5.30pm-12am, Thurs-Sat 5.30pm-2am, Sun & Mon CLOSED
7. Tabula Rasa Bar
This unassuming and dimly lit wine bar has an impressive list of wine and craft brews and a small but delicious menu, about which half is gluten-free. You should totally try their Cuban sandwich and Ice Cream Sundae! Live Jazz Sundays are at 7 pm, and there is the Ol’ Skool barbecue stand right outside the bar to the right, also on Sundays. There are friendly and attentive staff, as well as a great ambiance. A small back patio lit with string lights and a small outdoor smoking area is also available.
Tabula Rasa Bar
Address: 5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Website: Tabula Rasa Bar
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri & Sun 2pm-2am, Sun 2pm-1am
8. Lure Nightclub
This high-tech, 18,000-sq. ft (1672-square-meter) club is huge amongst other LA clubs, with two rooms that each have a DJ and a bar. The front room you’ll enter also has a fire pit, indoor space for smoking, and mirrors. The main room has bottle service spots along the walls and a couch area and red carpet services in the middle. There is also a day club event they host on Sundays, starting in the summer till the end of the year, called Do-over. If you like top 40s music, this club is for you!
Address: 1439 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Website: Lure Nightclub
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat 10pm-2am, Sun-Wed CLOSED
9. The Room Santa Monica
21+ ID is required in this clean and safe, though dark and swanky lounge. It is also a cozy gold mine for dancing tunes and the candle-lit interior gives a lowkey and casual vibe. Get ready to party with the disco ball above, in the middle of the dance floor. VIP seating areas are available for reservations too. Look forward to great service and delicious and strong drinks. The Room Santa Monica is your go-to if you’re looking to get wasted and dance!
The Room Santa Monica
Address: 1325 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
Website: The Room Santa Monica
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat 9pm-2am, Sun-Wed CLOSED
Never short of fun and glamour
Party alongside some of the biggest hip hop stars here in these clubs in Hollywood, and dance the night away! Have a girls night out, bring your mates out, or host the ultimate birthday bash here in one of these nine best hip hop clubs in the City of Angels.
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