Find Los Angeles' most eclectic nightlife when you visit the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park. Known for an artsy hipster population, one-of-a-kind venues and cutting-edge live music performances, this coveted destination is diverse, youthful and proud. You'll also find late-night food trucks, organic restaurants and an unconventional attitude - this area is the opposite of Hollywood glam.

With off-beat bars, funky dance clubs and an artsy aesthetic throughout, this northeast area of Los Angeles has been ranked the #1 hipster neighborhood in the country by Forbes magazine. Featuring a population of musicians, artists, writers and yoga instructors, the trendy area of Silver Lake is one of the best destinations for nightlife in Los Angeles. From dogs with blue fauxhawks and organic vegan eateries to record store performances and food trucks galore, this unique artist enclave is a thrill to discover.

Right above Silver Lake is Los Feliz, a more affluent area favored by celebrities for its historic homes and unique collection of bars, restaurants and theaters. Nightlife is concentrated along Vermont Avenue and the Hillhurst corridor. Top venues include The Dresden Room and the Greek Theatre, both famous from their appearances in Hollywood movies.

South towards downtown you'll find Echo Park, a diverse destination that has only begun to be gentrified. Home to working class Angelenos, Latino families and starving artists, this neighborhood feels less pretentious than Silver Lake and Los Feliz. Explore a wide range of restaurants, bars and live music venues, including the sister nightclubs of The Echo and The Echoplex. - Shilo Urban

Interesting Facts

Silver Lake is actually one of the oldest areas of Los Angeles. You can recognize the neighborhood's hills in black-and-white Charlie Chaplin movies, and Gelson's Market on Hyperion was once the site of the studio where Walt Disney dreamed up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Tips

Nightlife hot spots in Silver Lake are divided into authentic bo-ho hangouts (Cha Cha Lounge, Red Lion, Tiki-Ti, The Satellite) and upscale newcomers riding the rising rents (Mixville, Barbrix, Stella, Thirsty Crow). Know what you're getting into and dress appropriately – and don’t expect to find easy parking anywhere.


Los Globos Nightclub
3040 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

4100 Bar
4100 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cha Cha Lounge
2375 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
El Prado
1805 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Gold Room
1558 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Silverlake Lounge
2906 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tiki Ti
4427 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027
Rockwell
1714 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
Red Lion Tavern
2366 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
Bigfoot Lodge
3172 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
Akbar
4356 Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, CA 90029
Barbarella Bar
2609 N. Hyperion ave. Silverlake, CA 90027
Thirsty Crow
2939 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065
1642 Beer and Wine
1642 W Temple St Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Dresden Room
1760 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Satellite
1717 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
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A nightlife mainstay in the trendy hipster neighborhood of Silver Lake, Satellite is an intimate indie rock venue with cheap drinks, a young crowd and live bands every evening.
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El Cid Restaurant
4212 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029
Silverlake Lounge
2906 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Airliner
2419 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90031
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El Cid Restaurant
4212 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029
Rockwell
1714 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Blair's
2903 Rowena Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039
Mohawk Bend
2141 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Little Joy Cocktails
1477 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Short Stop
1455 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Smog Cutter
864 N Virgil Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
The Airliner
2419 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90031
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Mess Hall
4500 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027

Figaro Bistro
1802 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cliffs Edge
3626 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029
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Order a Caipirinha to quench your thirst while grooving to the soulfully eclectic sounds of everything from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip hop soul classics provided by your favorite DJ's and bands.
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Malo Restaurant
4326 N Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029

Short Stop
1455 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

Barbrix
2442 Hyperion Ave Silver Lake, CA 90027
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A friendly neighborhood wine bar with an innovative take on small plates cuisine, Barbrix in Silver Lake offers an extensive wine list, friendly service and a rustic, low-key environment.
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