Nightclubs and lounges seem to come and go every week in Los Angeles. One minute, a place can be the hottest spot in town, with every famous face in Hollywood walking in and out of its doors, and the next it can be as irrelevant as last week’s Variety. Here, four of L.A.’s buzziest after-hours spots right now. Put on your best slinky dress and heels and head over now. Hope you’re on the list.
The Spot: The Peppermint Club, in the former Hooray Henry’s space in West Hollywood.
The A List: Lady Gaga, Cody Simpson, Skylar Grey, Dave Chappelle, and more.
The Vibe: The ’60s-inspired space by Interscope Records and h.wood Group (the team that’s also behind L.A. hot spots like Delilah, The Nice Guy, and Bootsy Bellows) pays homage to the historic live music venues of the past, such as Whiskey A Go Go. The music lounge, which opened its doors in January, has already hosted performances by the likes of Chappelle and Aloe Blacc.
James Franco, Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd at Girl at the White Horse, L.A.’s New Hot Spot
James Franco, Myles Hendrik, and Galen Pehrson
The Weeknd and Reza Fahim
Lana Del Rey, Alia Penner, and friends
Cara Stricker and Sara Decou
Los Angela in front
Leon Bridges and friend
Justin Gossman and friend
The Spot: Girl at the White Horse on Western Ave, by Reza Fahim (also the guy behind Tenants of the Trees in Silver Lake).
The A List: James Franco, Kristen Stewart, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, and more A-list stars have all been known to show their faces here.
The Vibe: Step inside this bright pink, funky spot and you’ll instantly be transported. If you don’t want to be seen, there are plenty of private nooks to hide out in. As for the drinks, they keep them simple here, with a max of three ingredients in the cocktails.
The Spot: Catch L.A. in West Hollywood.
The A List: Kendall Jenner (who celebrated her birthday dinner here with the whole Kardashian clan), David Beckham, Miranda Kerr, Cindy Crawford, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, and the list goes on and on. It would hard to go to Catch right now and not see at least one famous face.
The Vibe: This massive indoor/outdoor space functions as a restaurant but more than anything, it’s a see-and-be-seen hangout. Go early, get a table for dinner, and stay until the wee hours. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with supermodels, like Alessandra Ambrosio, and the men who worship them, like Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Spot: Delilah in West Hollywood.
The A List: Justin Bieber, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kendall Jenner, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Lautner, Lamar Odom—it really runs the gamut here in terms of the crowd. It’s easy to imagine Jay Gatsby might have been seen here back in the day.
The Vibe: The glamorous 1920s-style lounge, the newest outpost by h.wood Group, is a nod to Hollywood’s Golden Era. Plush booths line the sides of the walls and in the center of the room, there are live music acts and glitzy dancers swaying to the tunes. There space doubles as both a restaurant (with a robust wine and cocktail list) and a nightclub, but the people watching is the real draw here.
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From Kate Moss to Paris Hilton: What 25 Famous Women Wore to Their Birthday Parties
Actress Sophia Loren celebrated her 21st birthday in Greece on September 24th, 1956. She was on set for “Boy on a Dolphin,” her film with Clifton Webb (right).
Bianca Jagger “rode” into Studio 54 on a white horse for her 30th birthday bash in 1977 at Studio 54 hosted by Halston, which was naturally what she wore.
Singer Diana Ross celebrated her 38th birthday in Beverly Hills, California wearing an all-black jumpsuit paired with a simple belt, pearls, and pumps with tights.
Supermodel Brooke Shields celebrated her 18th birthday party at L’Ermitage Hotel in Los Angles, California on July 13, 1983 wearing a leather skirt and white tank top.
Jennifer Lopez’s friends threw her a surprise 30th birthday party at Halo in the West Village. Here, she dances with Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone wearing a short red two-piece.
Paris Hilton celebrated her 21st birthday party at the Stork Rooms on May 3, 2002 in London wearing a now-iconic rhinestone dress and matching choker.
For Kendall Jenner’s 21st birthday at a club in Los Angeles in 2016, the supermodel chose to pay homage to Paris Hilton’s birthday shimmery outfit.
Kate Moss and then-boyfriend Johnny Depp celebrated the supermodel’s 17th birthday in 1991 at Julie’s Restaurant in Holland Park after her formal bash that day.
Kate Moss celebrated her 30th birthday party at the home of Agent Provocateur owner Serena Rees on January 16, 2004 in London. The theme was based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald book, “The Beautiful and The Damned.”
Prince Albert of Monaco hosted a birthday party for supermodel Naomi Campbell in Saint Tropez, France on May 18, 2002. She wore a strapless leopard dress and knee-high boots.
Lauren Hutton celebrated her 40th birthday in 1983 in Los Angeles, California wearing a casual outfit and holding a balloon that reads, “Happy mid-life crisis.”
Being Princess and all, Diana had to spend her 22nd birthday in Canada on July 1st, 1983. She made up for it though by stepping out in a fabulous pink ensemble and feather hat.
Kim Kardashian celebrated her 30th birthday at the Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada, as she usually does. Tabloids wrote that her birthday cake cost over $1 million, which she later said was “ridiculous.”
Naomi Campbell was there to celebrate Grace Jones’ 42nd birthday party in 1990 at Stringfellow’s Nightclub in New York City. Of course, no one actually ate the cake.
Beyonce Knowles celebrated her 20th birthday after MTV Video Music Awards at Club One 51 in New York City wearing a short denim mini skirt and a leopard tank top.
For her 25th birthday party in 1984, heiress Kathy Hilton invited Rick James to play the piano for her and her guests, plus husband Richard Hilton.
Ivanka Trump celebrated her 25th birthday at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas wearing a gold sequin dress, knee-high boots, and a fur coat to boot.
Cher performed for Hillary Clinton on the occasion of her 53rd birthday party in 2000, which took place in Washington, D.C. during her husband’s presidency.
Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 21st birthday at a private residence in Malibu California on July 2, 2007. She wore a tiara, of course, with a more subtle black dress.
Mary J. Blige smokes a cigar in a white pant-suit at her birthday party at Butter in New York City in 2004. She also accessorized the look with spiral hoop earrings.
Britney Spears celebrates her birthday inside the “Scandinavian Style Mansion” on December 1, 2007 in Bel Air, California wearing a white fur-trimmed coat and a black choker.
Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 50th birthday party at the Legends Nightclub in London in 1985 wearing an enormous white fur coat and white feather-fringed outfit underneath.
Gloria Steinem celebrated her 50th birthday party in 1984 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City wearing a sweet one-shoulder purple dress, sans glasses.
Jerry Hall celebrated her 25th birthday with then-boyfriend Mick Jagger at Mr. Chow’s restaurant in New York City in 1981. The theme appeared to be “tourist chic.”
Nicki Minaj celebrated her 36th birthday Kardashian-style at the Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010. Of course, she put her own spin on her outfit, which was a bedazzled onesie.
While on the road in Seoul, South Korea, Rihanna cuts her 22nd birthday cake in a poofy pink skirt, black shirt, and slicked-back up-do hairstyle.