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Top 9 Top Los Angeles Dance Clubs


For those willing to stay out late, there are places to go dancing around Los Angeles every night of the week. Here are some favorites in alphabetical order. Most LA clubs have a short shelf life, so check to make sure the club is still open.

1. Exchange LA

Coldharbour Night At Exchange LA
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Winner of the 2012 LA Travel Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Los Angeles Dance Club. Exchange LA 618 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 627-8070 exchangela.com

2. Avalon

Avalon Hollywood
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Address: 1735 N. Vine St., Hollywood
Phone: (323) 462-8270
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: varies
Website: www.avalonhollywood.com
Buzz: A mix of live bands and DJs keep two dance floors writhing. This club is 18+ on Thursday and Friday, and stays open all night Saturday, with a separate after-hours club on Fridays. Check the website for schedule.
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3. Bardot

Bardot - The Smoking Lounge
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Address: 1735 N. Vine St., Hollywood, above Avalon
Phone: (323) 462-8270
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: Usually none
Website: http://avalonhollywood.com/bardot/
Buzz: Lounge with a small dance floor above Avalon, A-list clientele, view of the Avalon dance floor below
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4. Boulevard 3

Address: 6523 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 466-2144
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: $20
Website: www.boulevard3.com
Buzz: indoor/outdoor venue with a mixed crowd, known for their male/female go go dancers and free tacos and chocolate covered strawberries at midnight. Always a cover, even for guest list, except for bottle service.

5. Circle Bar

Address: 2926 Main St., Santa Monica 90405
Phone: (310) 450-0508
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cover: no cover
Website: www.thecirclebar.com
Buzz: West side hot spot popular with the 20-something crowd

6. The Roxbury Hollywood

Address: 1661 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 469-0040
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Website: roxbury.la
Buzz: Trendy Hollywood club with two dance floors and guest DJs in the home of the former Ivar nightclub behind Hemingway's. Gets super crowded, but long line does not necessarily mean crowded inside. The usual bias of hot girls getting preferential treatment to lure in the guys.

7. Joseph's Cafe

Address: 1775 Ivar Ave., Hollywood 90028
Phone: (323) 462-8697
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: $10-$20 depending on the promoter.
Website: www.josephscafe.com
Buzz: This Greek restaurant cum club is not as IT as it once was, which makes it easier to get in and still plenty wild. Check the website for the party of the night and to get on the Guest List.

8. Create Nightclub

The latest remake of the club most recently known as Vanguard has a large dance floor and 3 bars.

Address: 6021 Hollywood Blvd.
Phone: (323) 463-3331
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: yes
Website: createnightclub.com
Buzz: A bit of a mix, edgier than Vanguard

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