Dance Clubs

A Club Called Rhonda

3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

It’s all about dance-floor desegregation, with legendary DJs and about-to-blow-up acts attracting a diverse crowd.

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Baby Loves Disco

4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-663-8979

Best of LA, October 2008Because so many TV and movie crew members call the San Fernando Valley home, neighborhoods there are expert at playing dead: Front yards feature creatures on hydraulics, intricate light shows, “live” ghouls, scary sound effects, and professional stuntmen. One area i

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Bootie LA

Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

Instead of a velvet rope or dress code, there’s a come-as-you-are ethos—perfect for those more concerned with letting loose than being seen

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Culver City Milonga

8641 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-841-6298

Your obsession with Dancing with the Stars has motivated you to brush up on your tango. But where to bailar your heart out?…

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El Baron

8641 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-841-6298

Your obsession with Dancing with the Stars has motivated you to brush up on your tango. But where to bailar your heart out?…

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Miss Coco Peru

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Wrinkles be damned. Miss Coco Peru, aka Clinton Leupp, is as radiant as ever. A 20-year veteran of the drag circuit, Coco—who’s replaced her impeccably coiffed signature red wig with a shorter, more chic model—still draws a sold-out crowd wherever she goes.

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MnR Dance Factory

11606 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

310-826-4554

In a studio at MnR Dance Factory, an instructor is helping eight-year-olds with their hip-hop moves for an upcoming recital…

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Platinum

8851 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-360-6186

West Hollywood’s Here Lounge plays hip-hop at its Thursday night lesbian party known as Heat, while Truck Stop, at the same location on Fridays, is all about body shots from dancing bartenders. The scene is less gritty at Platinum…

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Spider After Dark

1735 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-467-4571

Spider After Dark, a house and techno club that rocks Hollywood from 2 to 7 a.m., isn’t just an alternative to trying to find a warehouse party downtown in the wee hours…

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Stevens Steak and Seafood House

5332 Stevens Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90040

323-723-9856

El Floridita is a bit too small, and the scene at the Sportsmen’s Lodge too competitive. For a night of salsa, we head to Stevens Steak and Seafood House. Salsa lives unfettered here. Imbued with a low-key elegance, the 1960s landmark inhabits an elbow formed by the 710 and I-5 interchange…

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The Plaza

739 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038

On a stretch of La Brea populated by antiques shops and vintage clothiers—the same block as Pink’s—is a hole-in-the-wall cantina so unassuming, you could drive by it for years and never take note

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Victory Variety Hour

4923 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91601

818-763-6581

Our city is home to some of the biggest and boldest burlesque shows in the world. Though Devil’s Playground is known for its Star Wars- and comic book-themed acts, the bawdiness of the babes and the subversive brilliance of the skits set the Victory Variety Hour apart.

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Year-Round Costume Party

Want to cover your face in sequins? Fine. Need an excuse to wear leopard-print everything? Live your truth. But if you want to come in jeans 
and a tee, that’s OK, too

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