Housed in the former space of Tru nightclub, the Argyle is a lounge-club combo new to the scene in Hollywood. The main entrance leads down a flight of stairs into an area with comfy couches and the look of a library. This is what management likes to refer to as the cocktail den. “Downstairs in the craft cocktail lounge, you can take a breather and actually talk to the person you’re with,” says Travis Bass of the Tru Hospitality group. “We wanted a 1920s speakeasy down here, but upscale in London or Paris with no Prohibition.” The venue’s side entrance on Selma Avenue leads upstairs to the nightclub, where there is a large dance floor, fancy lighting and the only two-story VIP booth in all of Los Angeles. The Argyle’s website describes the club as “a champagne jam where high art, high fashion, and high times mingle on the dance floor and the DJ is only as important as the next song.
Insomniac and sbe have developed Create into a home for artist experimentation. While Create showcases some of the world’s highest-profile dance music talent, the venue also serves as a laboratory for emerging artists to explore their sound. The space also acts as a testing ground for developing technologies in sound and lighting systems, and innovative production techniques.
Le Jardin, the newest lounge from Sunset Entertainment Group (Lure, Cabana Club, Green Door, White Lotus, the Sunset Room), features a garden inspired by the south of France. Designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ Design, Le Jardin has a large patio with olive trees, vines and fire-pits. While you’re lounging on a plush breton-striped booth, you can sip a La Vie en Rose cocktail, made with rose wine, Belvedere citrus vodka and simple syrup, while a live band plays music. The lounge will open with just cocktails, but a full French-inspired menu is planned for July.
Sound was built with a simple philosophy: to bring a novel and always-evolving experience to nightlife in Hollywood. We worked with a “Dream Team” of designers, professionals, and industry specialists to create an environment based in cutting-edge visual and audio technology, musical formats, and interior design. Our interior 3D mapping and custom video content, paired with our one-of-a-kind sound system, offer an unparalleled nightclub journey. Sound is a strong supporter of the arts, and pride ourselves on our artist program, which features a new local artist every few months. These talented artists create huge panels of art to be showcased on the exterior of Sound, as well as a number of pieces that will be hung inside the venue to be viewed gallery-style during the daytime (in addition to at night).
Occupying the space that was previously known as Monroe and before that, Sloan villa is a fixture of West Hollywood nightlife. With a dark and mysterious interior décor theme, Villa attracts many celebrity patrons who are offered protection from the paparazzi by a separate VIP entrance. The central bar area is surrounded by sectional couches on the main floor. Additional seating on the upper loft level provides a more intimate lounge space.