Completed in 1927, this cavernous theater remains L.A.'s preeminent superclub. Avalon’s nearly 100-year run is a feat in itself—how on earth does such a space maintain its staying power? Most likely, by offering exclusive perks you can’t find anywhere else. To start, Avalon is the only club in L.A. to have a 24-hour license. That means a non-stop offering of weekend-long fiestas, and a bar that re-opens at 6am to reward those who danced all night. The club also has a stronghold when it comes to booking global DJ phenoms (Sasha and Marcus Schultz West Coast residencies were both forged here). Factor in its sheer size and its custom sound system—which delivers one of the most delightfully chest-thumping experiences in L.A.—and you’ve got a legendary space that’s ready to party whenever you are. Play with the pop tarts at Tigerheat, the Thursday night jam for the 18 and over, polysexual set. Or hit up Control on Fridays for more underground-driven house and drum and bass sounds from the likes of DJs Justin Martin, Photek and UZ. There's nary any trance, so leave the glow-sticks at home. And bring earplugs: the venue boasts the best sound system in the city, a floorshaking EAW Avalon Series set-up that cost a cool $1 million.
|Venue name:||Avalon Hollywood|
1735 Vine St
|Opening hours:||Mon 8pm-2am, Thurs 10pm-2am, Fri 9:30pm-5am, Sat 10pm-7am|
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If you're going to get dragged to a club night, let it be here. The space is pretty special, a mix of classic Hollywood architecture and modern club aesthetics, and the bookings here are actually pretty solid. Parking in the area is pretty overpriced, though. Also, everything kind of smells like baby powder, so there's that.
Avalon is the type of club that all Hollywood clubs should be like. The design feels like classic old-Hollywood with a twist.
Avalon is a cool venue, whether you're coming here to club or for a hosted event. The set up is unique with plenty of bar space, seating and dance floor. Screens on the sides of the venue can be used for awesome projections. It's also better than some club bc it has affordable parking right next door and across the street, which is definitely a bonus!