Daft Punk. Thom Yorke. Questlove. With DJs like this, it’s no wonder Swim Night has become one of LA’s longest running and most loved pool parties. But it’s not just heavy-hitting musicians that surprise crowds with everything from hip hop to indie tracks—celebs who fall in the who-knew-they-even-DJed category, like Elijah Wood, spontaneously rock crowds too. Add oversized canoes, colossal bubbles and a 7-foot dragon as “pool toys,” the energy of resident DJ Chris Holmes and a hipster-friendly crowd ready for their close ups, and you’ve got yourself one smoking party. The best part? The crowd isn’t just about posturing; when things get too hot on the dancefloor, partiers dive into the landmark pool (and swim in style—amid a gazillion-dollar David Hockney painting, no less) until 2am.
|Venue name:||Tropicana Bar||Contact:|
Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard
at N Orange Dr
|Opening hours:||7am–2am Mon–Fri, 10am–2am Sun|
|Price:||Free; food and drink minimum|