The Best Dance Clubs in Los Angeles

"The Vortex" at Exchange LA
Photo courtesy of Exchange LA, Facebook

The electronic music scene, nightlife and DJ culture in Los Angeles have come a long way in a relatively short time. Once the Wild West compared to New York's well-established nightclub culture, Los Angeles has long been known for warehouse parties, underground events and full-moon desert parties. The echoes of the 80s and 90s underground scene are still heard at Moontribe and secretive events in Downtown L.A. with ever-changing locations, but legitimate nightclubs that fully embraced electronic music had a ways to go. Then around 2000, the “super club” craze caught on like lightning in a bottle, captured at clubs like Giant and Spundae. The exposure was massive and the underground suddenly started bubbling to the surface.

The after-effects are still being felt today, and the Los Angeles dance music scene has morphed into something strange, beautiful and vital. There are venues throughout the city where you can take part in the culture or just get your groove on and have a lost weekend. Read on for some of L.A.’s best clubs for electronic music.

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550 S. Flower St.
90071 Los Angeles , CA
1050 S. Hill St.
90015 Los Angeles , CA
6506 Hollywood Blvd
90028 Los Angeles , CA
1735 Vine St
90028 Los Angeles , CA
1038 S. Hill St.
90015 Los Angeles , CA
806 E Colorado St
91205 Glendale , CA
1642 N Las Palmas Ave
90028 Los Angeles , CA
618 S. Spring St.
90014 Los Angeles , CA