by Joyce Chen - 1 Reviews - 1 List
Who says Los Angeles is superficial? Night owls know that you can go way below the surface at some of L.A.'s hottest nightspots. From downtown's gorgeous Edison speakeasy to Echo Park's uber-cool music dungeon Echoplex, see where the party people literally go underground (basement-style) in the City of Angels.
Updated: December 09, 2009
Swanky is the operative word at this boiler-room-turned-lounge, where patrons can disappear into the depths of urban L.A. and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails under the glow of old-school Hollywood lights ... and bump into each other at the communal "wash room."
Everyone knows about the rooftop action and ground-level sushi/Japanese restaurant at this over-the-top, red-hued Hollywood landmark. But those who want a more underground experience head below to the Basement for some serious dancing and live entertainment.
If sun and surf aren't your thing, then you'll want to go low, low, low to this below-ground restaurant and lounge situated in Long Beach's East Village Arts District. There's something new going on every week, from DJs and dancing to live performances, happy hour "social hour" and trivia night.
If a standard American happy hour met a traditional late-night British pub crawl, the result would look an awful lot like this downtown restaurant and brewery's underground scene. Regulars come for hearty food, looming plasmas TVs, specialty brews and not one, but two, happy hours.