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Beneath the spotlights, sideshows and souvenir shops that blanket Hollywood lays a vibrant nightlife scene with a raging pulse. From velvet rope nightclubs to locals-only dive bars, an eclectic blend of glamour, mystery and excitement lends to Hollywood's longstanding allure. Revelers from all corners of the globe are encouraged to write their own Hollywood story, whether that means taking in set from a world class DJ at Ohm Nightclub orbar hopping along the Cahuenga Corridor. No matter where you go in Hollywood, once the sun goes down, you're sure to have a story to tell.
Hollywood's reputation as an upscale playground for celebrities and studio executives dates back to the early days of film. Stars would snooze at the Hollywood Hotel (currently the Hollywood and Highland Complex), dine at the Brown Derby and cozy up over cocktails at the still standing Frolic Room. And though Hollywood nightclubs and bars have seen incredible highs and heart breaking lows, this town simply bounces back every time.
Hollywood's current nightlife landscape is as eclectic and endearing as ever. There are a dozens electric Hollywood night clubs and bars, infamous for the unbelievably attractive crowd and knack for showcasing the nation's top DJs, with Bardot, The Avalon and Create pulling partyers in droves.
Despite Hollywood's obsession with youth and renovation, a few original hangouts still remain. Musso and Frank, the area's oldest restaurant, still serves Hollywood's elite after more than 90 years, with the recently opened bar, The Writer's Room, occupying the eatery's old backroom. The Hollywood Roosevelt, home to gaming parlour and lounge The Spare Room and restaurant Public Kitchen and Bar, is still a hit with young tastemakers.
For something a little more low key, head to the Cahuenga Corridor's army of eateries and lounges, including the rock star-worthy St. Felix and round-the-clock favorite Kitchen 24. Also on the corridor is indie venue Hotel Cafe, popular for highlighting rising singers and musicians on the quest for stardom. Fitting for a town that is famous for making dreams reality.
1626 N Cahuenga Blvd
Tired of the velvet rope? Make your way over to The Room in the Cahuenga Corridor section of Hollywood and experience an ultra-chic, ultra-cool and ultra good time at this hidden gem.
6523 Sunset Blvd.
For glitz, glamour and a good-looking crowd, head to the palatial Hollywood club Boulevard3, which features several bars and lounge areas, outdoor courtyard, stage performers and secret surprises.
1735 Vine St
The Avalon is one of those clubs that you absolutely have to go to when you're in Los Angeles. They spin all types of music, from house to hip-hop, trance to old school.
1642 N Las Palmas Ave
Come check out the new club scene in Hollywood filled with themed dancers, electro music and even some surprisingly good food.
6506 Hollywood Blvd
Have fun at The Playhouse in Hollywood, a Vegas-style dance club that features go-go dancers, acrobats, three bars and an upstairs lounge area with a retractable glass skylight.
6541 Hollywood Blvd
Wonderfully strong margaritas, tasty Mexican tacos, and the ideal people watching perch- Te'Kila embodies the ultimate south of the border hangout right here in the heart of Hollywood.
6423 Yucca St
The Parlour Room is everything a local yearns for in a bar. The specialty cocktails are excellent and inventive. The inside is reminiscent of Old Hollywood charm and the outdoor ideal for a date by burning brick fireplace.
1624 N Cahuenga Ave
Sometimes the West Coast needs a little Texas hospitality, and luckily The Outpost in Hollywood obliges.
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd
If its ice-cold beer you want, its Stouts cozy venue you need.
1607 N Cahuenga Blvd
If you are looking to do an expensive high-end happy hour in Hollywood, this romantic spot is the place to go to impress a date.
Cafe Montmartre was Hollywood's first high-profile nightclub. Just east of Hollywood and Highland, 6757 Hollywood Boulevard was the place to see and be seen in the 1920s, complete with starlets dancing on tables and strict door policies. Some things never change.
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