Sure, you’ve got a comfortable bed and an impeccably designed room back at the hotel, but it’s nighttime and there’s more to explore. We know that sometimes the lure of staying out late is too strong to ignore, so we compiled a guide to burning the midnight oil in Los Angeles. Read on for the best places to eat, dance and stay up all night in the City of Angels.
Canter’s is the ultimate diner experience, complete with leather booths and a vintage ceiling. The 24-hour restaurant slings greasy-spoon favourites like corned beef, grilled cheese and hot pastrami all night long (don’t forget to order a milkshake – it’s one of their specialities).
Roy Choi’s Kogi food truck is one of the most popular in the city and now he’s offering his famous sliders, hot wings and tacos in a late-night sit-down establishment. Most nights Alibi Room stays open til 2am, so you can satisfy your after-hours kimchi-quesadilla cravings in comfort.
The Echo/The Echoplex
The sister venues are two of the best places in the city to dance the night away, whether you want to catch a buzzy indie act or themed dance night.
Located in the former LA Stock Exchange building in Downtown, the Exchange is one of the biggest dance clubs in the city, pumping out electronic beats until the early hours. If you want to party until the sun comes up, they stay open until 6am on Saturdays.
UCB’s Midnight Show
The Upright Citizens Brigade is a cornerstone of LA comedy and you can catch their brash, whip-smart sketch comedy in a raucous midnight show on the first Saturday of every month.
New Beverly Cinema
This retro-style movie theatre is owned by Quentin Tarantino, so you can trust the selection is going to be eclectic. New Beverly is a great place to find classic and cult midnight movies to satisfy your inner cinephile.
Natural History Museum First Fridays
LA’s favourite dinosaur destination stays open after hours for their monthly First Fridays events, giving guests access to guided tours, scientist-led discussions, a DJ lounge and concert hall.
Century Day and Night Spa
Where to go if you want a rubdown at 3am? Head right to Century’s 24-hour complex, where you’ll find a Korean sanctuary with wet and dry saunas, hot tubs, cold baths and a spa menu that includes milk scrubs and marine massages.
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