Walk straight through the velvet ropes and check out Haute Living’s choices for the hautest nightlife spots in LA to see and be seen. From hidden venues to iconic Hollywood hotspots, these venues and celebrity favorites attract only the hautest of crowds.
1 Soho House
This ultra exclsuive members-only -that members-only British club in West Hollywood occupies the top two floors of the 14-story building on Sunset. The bar in the Sky penthouse offers 360 views of the City of Angles while the terrace garden dining area is lined with olive trees and covered by a retractable roof. This private playpen is often visted by Madonna, Christina Aguilara and Cameron Diaz
2 The Beverly
The Beverly, housed in the former Guys (and then Guys and Dolls) space, is the hottest new lounge to hit the LA scene this year. A creation from the team behind The Trousdale, Darren Dzienciol, Brent Bolthouse, and Guy Starkman, have an edgy cool space that comes complete with exposed lights, pipes, salvaged wood finishings and an outdoor area with a fireplac. The famous liquid nitrogen cocktails designed by Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron have celebrities lining up nightly at this industrial deigned hotspot.
3 Hyde Lounge
After reopening last summer, Hyde still reigns as one of LA's hottest spots after dark. From Brent Bolthouse, Hyde is known for providing the best beats from celeb DJs such as Samantha Ronson and power player guests like Paris Hilton and Beyonce. The intoxicating cocktails from Hyde's mixologists also make this spot so coveted,
4 The Writers Room
Once owned by James Franco, The Writers Room is one of the hardest places to get into after dark in Los Angeles. Known for secret after-parties and private events, this place doesn't even have an address and got luck finding the back door behind Supperclub. This hush hush hotspot comes from nightlife visionary Nur Khan, the man behind NYC hot spots like The Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar and The Electric Room at the Dream Downtown Hotel, along with film producer Holly Wiersma and owner of Supperclub Abdi Manavi.
5 Greystone Manor
When Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez hit the dancefloor, people take notice. So when Greystone Manor opended its doors in November, it quickly became one of Hollywood's top party destination for the A-list crowd. From the kings of nightlife, the SBE team, expect an iron-clad velvet rope if it's not already reserved for big time events such as The TV Guide Hot List Party