Maybe you like to dance, and you’ve tried out the various student organization-run clubbing events, but none have been exactly your thing. If you’re over 21, you may be sick of the endless heterogeneity of music at the usual Hollywood clubs your friends are always dying to go to. Mainstream music is great, but sometimes, something a little more unique is the best thing to jam out to. Here at Mojo, we understand your struggle. Whether you’re of legal drinking age or not, finding a way to spend your night out dancing to chill music can be difficult, so here’s a handy-dandy guide to a few places for the next time you want to take a path less traveled on your night out on the town.
Dance Yourself Clean (21+, every Saturday)
If you’re into trekking to Silverlake, Dance Yourself Clean is a good and cheap bet for a Saturday evening. With $5 cover after 10:30 p.m. and a DJ spinning music inspired by the genre styles of Icona Pop and Holy Ghost, DYC may be a hipster magnet (and has the Portland origins to support this), but you won’t be able to deny the bargain deal and unique sound it provides in a clubbing landscape littered with top 40 hits remixed with mainstream EDM.
Golden Box (21+, open Tuesday through Saturday)
Behind Musso and Frank’s on Hollywood Boulevard and down the street from Supper Club, Golden Box is just that: a box. Small in size, but with a 70′s disco feel and cheap drinks, Golden Box packs a big punch if you’re looking for something nu-disco/proto-EDM for your Friday and Saturday nights. More a bar than a club, there’s no cover but plenty of dance space. The crowd and DJ vary every night, so be sure to check their Facebook page for more date-specific event information.
A Club Called Rhonda (21+, certain Fridays)
Usually held at Club Los Globos in Silverlake, and occasionally other venues, Rhonda specializes in dirty and deep house in a flamboyant atmosphere that encourages creative costumes. With two floors and two DJs spinning on each, there’s plenty of space to either chill out with a drink or really get down. For those planning to spend New Year’s in Los Angeles, they’ve got a Rhondapolis at The Standard in downtown L.A. If you don’t have $175 to drop, try Rhonda on their bi-monthly to monthly Friday nights at Los Globos once school starts next quarter ($20 cover).
Rage (18+, every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Rage is one of West Hollywood’s most famous gay clubs, but provides a campy, cheesy mix of top 40 and EDM in an all-inclusive space that lets the under-21 set dance their hearts away on an actual weekend night (Friday). Fridays are geared toward queer Asian males on their Gameboi nights, while Tuesdays and Thursdays are more general – anyone is welcome. At $20 cover for those under 21 and less or free for those over 21, Rage is a poppy, fun place to spend your evening without spending too much on an Uber from Westwood. P.S.: Look out for the shirtless go-go dancers at Gameboi nights on Fridays.
8911 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Pehrspace (all ages, see their calendar)
A volunteer-run venue with only $5 cover, Pehrspace is geared toward lovers of local and indie bands. The club is located in the Westlake neighborhood. With a grungy, Eastsider hipster feel, Pehrspace may not be a club-type atmosphere, but its all-ages status and interesting acts make it a compelling night out for the musically adventurous.
325 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026