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CREATE

6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California United States

818-631-1899

Create is an innovative new home for artistic experimentation in the heart of Los Angeles, opened up by nightlife pioneers Insomniac and sbe. Since its opening, it's served as a hotbed of creativity, where emerging artists can explore different elements of their sound and developing sound production technologies and high end sound and lighting [more]

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Exchange LA

618 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California United States

818-631-1899

After nearly two years of careful renovations and retrofitting, Exchange LA opened. This historic building once again has come to life. The venue pays homage to its rich and opulent Art Deco past, spanning 25,000 square feet and four floors. [more]

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Temple Nightclub

540 Howard Street, San Francisco, California (SoMa Potrero Hill) United States

415.671.8081

A venue for artists, by artists, #TheNewTemple offers a nightlife experience that is unrivaled in the San Francisco Bay Area. From awe-inspiring, fully immersive state of the art lighting and visuals, to a thumping custom sound system, multiple rooms of music, paired with world-class talent. On the street level lies the main nightclub where [more]

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Playhouse Nightclub

6506 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California (Hollywood) United States

323-656-4600

Playhouse Nightclub is one of Hollywood's premium nightlife venues and boasts an amazing atmosphere and great DJ lineups. This converted old theater provides a beautiful setting for your next private event, or just a great night out with friends. Make sure you check out our upcoming events and come along to to be part of all the fun! [more]

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Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

99 Grove Street, San Francisco, California United States

415.974.4060

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose arena in San Francisco, California, currently named after promoter Bill Graham. The arena holds 7,000 people and was built in 1915 as part of the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. [more]

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Onyx Room

852 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California (Gaslamp Quarter) United States

619-235-ONYX

Onyx Room Nightclub has represented what is best in San Diego's nightlife for years. Featuring a variety of local San Diego spun DJs and International talent along with world-class service. We have created a night-time destination for all. With music genres from hip hop, mash-ups, top 40 and party rock to house, electronic, dubstep, 80's and [more]

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Bardot Nightclub (Avalon)

1737 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California (Hollywood) United States

323-462-8900

Concert Venue / Private Club / Bardot Avalon Hollywood, formerly the historic Palace theatre, exudes a unique mix of classic "tinsel town" history with cutting-edge contemporary, while maintaining its classic style and soul. The bar has witnessed legendary performances over the decades including Prince, The Beatles, Snoop Dogg, Frank Sinatra [more]

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Viper Room

8852 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California (West Hollywood) United States

310-358-1880

The Viper Room is characterized by a modern yet retro art deco style, that welcomes awesome live music and events for LA's music lovers to enjoy the show. Since opening in 1993, the club has seen internationally known musicians including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Johnny Cash, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Counting Crows, [more]

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The Standard, Downtown LA

550 South Flower St, Los Angeles, California (Downtown) United States

(213) 892-8080

Regarded as one of the finest examples of Mid-Century Californian architecture, The Standard, Downtown LA revolutionized the concept of a business hotel and helped revitalize downtown LA. The property features a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of LA, a Biergarten, a 24­hour restaurant, SPiN Standard, and extensive business [more]

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The Echo

1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California United States

213-413-8200

Located in the hip Echo Park, this venue is one of Los Angeles’ most well-known names in live music, The Echo is the place to be to see the hottest shows by well-known, as well as, up-and-coming bands. With lines out the door and reviews dubbing it a “premier destination,” it’s not a place that you want to miss. [more]