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Six LA Dance Clubs You Must See

Updated on July 23, 2016

The Los Angeles club scene has always been epic. Since the superstars of Hollywood made the whole city their playground; the diverse bits of the city came together with music and the whole place turned into a hazy drunken dream for those on the lookout for fun. Tourist flock to party in the massive city, to the high-rises downtown and the hippie scenester strip of Santa Monica, but no trip would be complete without experiencing the nightlife.There is still a thumping lively underground party scene in the city and the best way to reach it is through the mainstream dance clubs where supers stars and luminaries start their nights.


Avalon Hollywood

One of the seminal destinations in the world of LA clubs is the Avalon Hollywood. This place has an interior as massive as its reputation. You can find it right next to the landmark Capitol Records where superstar DJs from SoCal and worldwide came to buy their decks and vinyl. One of the main reason why a half an hour of a Angelinos night can get burned up on the freeway is because of the number of people from the edges of the count come here to party at the Avalon. The place was once a theater like some of the best venues in the city. They feature an EAW sound system and one of the two most popular nights there is the Tigerheat on Thursday for the gay/mixed crowd, Friday for alternative electronic dance acts Saturday for world-famous DJs like Paul Oakenfold and Kevin Saunderson.

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1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Bootsy Bellows

The place known a Bootsy Bellows is the culminating dream of respected star that has made LA their home. Founded and owned by David Arquette this place has a vaudeville-inspired theme and features full blown variety act. Also if you are looking to star gaze famous friends and associates of Arquette are often in attendance. Aside from the star watching, you can enjoy the stylish décor that really gives place a very authentic vibe or the hand crafted cocktails that are made with top shelf liquor and plenty of care. Here you will get DJs with international credibility, talented burlesque dancers making the even more tantalizing or even puppets on the stage. At its core Bootsy Bellows is an organic spot with live music on most nights with some many talent musicians the whole affair can easily become a jam session.

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9229 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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The Exchange

As one of LA’s slightly under appreciated dance clubs the Exchange has been around for years in Downtown Los Angeles as a beacon for club goers flocking from every county to the cosmopolitan heart of the city. This place was born from the warehouse rave; underground party club culture that started in the Los Angeles during the 90’s when people came to dance to everything from EDM to drum and bass. The Exchange is the grown up version of those destination and it has begun to extend its reach and popularity. The interior is a classy sort of art deco type of modern design and the music now encompasses genres reaching past the typical house and techno beats.

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618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
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As the name implies the club called CREATE is all about fun and audio visual creativity on a level that is both engaging and inspiring. This place has pushed itself into the spotlight of the Los Angeles club scene by being the place where DJs can go to test new sounds and concepts. The place was established under the purview of the massive festival promoters who brought us Insomniac to create a genuine think tank of musical experimentation. The people behind this venue created a place where the best the world has to offer in dance music, can try new things. This goes for music, lights, and even the décor and production over all. CREATE is the perfect place for people who appreciate dance music for its artistry.

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6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Giggles Night Club

The Giggles Night Club fuses the epic dance vibe with a lot of the essence of live music especially the kind of music that comes from Los Angeles. This is the place where Los Angelenos come to soak up their own culture and here DJs and bands from the neighbor play music like they are rock stars in their own right the result is fun and sexy environment. The place is features a VIP area, plasma TVs, seven bars, two big dance floors and a smoking patio.

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215 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203, USA
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The Complex

The Complex nightclub in Glendale is a bit far from the glitz of Hollywood and the notorious streets around Santa Monica, but it still packs a punch. The place takes its inspiration from the rock clubs from the 80’s and transformed into a place where DJs take music to a new level. Loads of people flock to this place to see the real face of dance music in Los Angeles which means the floors is often packed.

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806 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205, USA
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