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Hollywood's complete guide to the sexiest, sleekest and most talked about bars and nightclubs.

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 or bar 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.

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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.

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.

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Harvard and Stone

  • 5221 Hollywood Blvd

Strap on your suspenders and prepare yourself for an uber cool evening at Los Feliz's trendy Harvard and Stone.

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The Avalon

  • 1735 Vine St

This historic Hollywood nightclub features state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visual experience manned by some of the best DJs in the world.

Hip Hop Nightclub

The Room

  • 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.

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Boardner's

  • 1652 N Cherokee Ave

Boardner's is best known for its goth night, Bar Sinister, on Saturday nights, and talk about being whisked far away from the bass thumps of other Hollywood clubs.

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Hip Hop Nightclub

Warwick

  • 6507 W Sunset Blvd
    Hollywood CA 90028

Upscale lounge featuring signature drinks, chandeliers and VIP table service. This stylish lounge is geared toward the bottle service crowd, but bartenders are on standby for wine and craft cocktails.

EDM Nightclub

Sound

  • 1642 N Las Palmas Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90028

With state-of-the-art sound, top tier artists and emerging talents perform techno and house music at this staple underground dance music venue.

EDM Nightclub

Academy

  • 6021 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90028

Top EDM DJs and experimental musical artists perform all season long at this innovative nightclub featuring a high-end audiovisual experience.

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Bardot Hollywood

  • 1737 N Vine St.
    Los Angeles CA 90028

Bardot is located right above Avalon, so after a long night of dancing, you can head right upstairs and relax in the gorgeous Hollywood glamour.

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Mexican Bar

Te'Kila

  • 6541 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90028

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.

Cocktail Bar

Sassafras

  • 1233 Vine St
    Los Angeles CA 90038

If you are feeling nostalgic for the hospitality of the deep South circa 1920, Sassafras is more than ready to fill the void for Hollywood residents.

Cocktail Bar

La Descarga

  • 1159 N Western Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90029

Step into Havana's hidden past at La Descarga Hollywood's speakeasy, where Cuban influence meets craft cocktails

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The Parlour Room

  • 6423 Yucca St
    Hollywood CA 90028

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.

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Lucky Strike Hollywood

  • 6801 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood CA 90028

Lucky Strike is the place to go for an awesome lounge experience, cool music, good food and drinks, oh, and a little bowling too.

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Bar Lis

  • 1541 Wilcox Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90028

A French Riviera nightlife scene amid a chic rooftop lounge offering panoramic views of Hollywood and featuring live Jazz every Tuesday.

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Pour Vous

  • 5574 Melrose Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90038

Visit Paris for a night at this classy establishment, designed as a jazz-age salon with velvet banquettes, café-style seating, and a central fireplace. Cocktail attire is required, drinks are to die for, and burlesque dancers always make an appearance.

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The Woods

  • 1533 N La Brea Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90028

Tucked away inside a nondescript strip mall, this hipster hotspot offers a hunting lodge atmosphere with antler chandeliers and tables made from tree trunks. Find beers, wines, and well drinks for less than $5 – and wear your best flannel shirt.

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Comedy Club

Comedy Club

Comedy Store

  • 8433 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90069

The Comedy Store in Los Angeles is a legendary comedy club known for showcasing top-notch stand-up comedy talent

Comedy Club

Hollywood Improv

  • 8162 Melrose Ave
    Hollywood CA 90046

America's Premiere Comedy Showcase and Restaurant.

Comedy Club

Black Rabbit Rose

  • 6533 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood CA 90028

Performance art theatre.

Comedy Club

IO West Theater

  • 6366 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood CA 90028

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Interesting Facts

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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