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Best Clubs With Go-Go Dancers In Los Angeles

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For those dancing machines who enjoy burning the midnight oil and hanging out with hyper-energetic types, these colorful nightclubs in Los Angeles fuse 1960s go-go dancing with modern-day pop culture and high drama. Since LA is branded the entertainment capital of the world, the city's electrifying dance club scene presents a festive, star-studded atmosphere of memorable merrymaking and innocent debauchery. It is where locals and out-of-town visitors get a chance to shake their groove thing alongside some of the hottest celebrities on the planet. After all, Tinseltown is where actors, models, sports figures, comedians and recording artists like to have fun, too. Reminiscent of the disco era that dug in its heels back in the mid-'70s, party goers start clinking their glasses early in the week. They dance until the wee hours of the morning, then return to La-La Land's lively nightlife on both Friday and Saturday, juggling a healthy variety of beat-thumping venues.


6523 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-2144

There is good reason Boulevard3 bills itself as a playground where rules are meant to be broken. This Las Vegas-style nightclub's go-go dancers and aerialists are highly acclaimed performance artists who tour with such world-renowned figures as Rihanna, Beyoncé and Britney Spears. The club's more notable alum is actress and recording artist Jennifer Lopez' love interest, choreographer Beau 'Casper' Smart, who thrilled audiences throughout his four-year tenure. Its distinction from other nightclubs strikes an exhilarating chord at midnight when the establishment's resident dance troupe puts on a jaw-dropping, thematic production.

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Exchange LA
618 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 627-8070

Appropriately regarded as colossal, Exchange LA stretches its dancing legs over more than 25,000 square feet and up four stories to accommodate some 1,700 guests on any given night. This downtown location spotlights accomplished and acrobatic go-go dancers while incorporating highly sophisticated technology into the mix for a noteworthy experience.

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Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-8900

Avalon Hollywood is one of Tinseltown's more historic landmarks. It is the site of The Beatles' first west coast performance and the place where game show host Bob Eubanks filmed "Card Sharks" throughout its CBS run. After daylight lowers its curtain, this former theater evolves into a show business epicenter that can accommodate more than 1,300 pairs of happy feet. As soon as the guest DJ starts doing his or her thing, the go-go dancers are cued for action.

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Drai's Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-1111

Simply a stunner, Drai's Hollywood is a magnet for celebrities and others who want to be noticed. With interior ambiance designed to resemble a palace, this hotspot sits atop the luxurious W Hotel. Drai's seems as close to the heavenly stars as one can get within a club setting. Its distinctive traits include elegant seating, opulent lighting and, of course, vivacious go-go dancers. There's even an outdoor pool area with cabanas, highlighting a panoramic vista that could create a near-vertigo-inducing adventure.

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8857 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-1176

For those seeking a more intimate setting, Micky's is a ideal choice. During mid-week, expect to see as many as 20 dance performers entertaining jovial patrons at this popular gay bar, lounge and nightclub. Expect a low-key dress code, hip-hop and mainstream top 40 tunes and an occasional cover charge.

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Eleven Bar & Nightclub
8811 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-0800

While in West Hollywood, mosey over to Eleven Bar & Nightclub, a happening place where television actress Rumer Willis, recording artist Nicole Scherzinger and professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas recently performed for "Acoustic Live!," an event produced each Wednesday that gives rising Hollywood stars a stage to showcase their skills. The Italian-style structure, which was built in 1922, is also known for hosting some of the more rambunctious celebrants this eventful community has to offer. The best night to see go-go dancers at their sweaty and caged best is on Friday, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 4 a.m., when the Fresh Bad Boys promise to please.

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Hollywood Club Crawl
1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 667-6282

Structured for singles and those who may feel uncomfortable hanging out alone at night or wish to avoid long lines and cover charges, Hollywood Club Crawl offers a $20 single-night tour package that includes visits to four popular clubs, including Boulevard3. Many tourists and locals take advantage of this cost-saving opportunity on Friday and Saturday nights. All nightspots on the VIP itinerary are within walking distance of each other. Phone in advance to preregister.

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Sharon Raiford Bush is an award-winning freelance journalist who covers the glittering nightlife and bustling music scene in Los Angeles, among other topics of social interest. Some of her contributions to the entertainment industry have been archived by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Samples of her unique writing style can be found on

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