Best After-Hours Spot Los Angeles 2012 - Los Globos
This is a little embarrassing. Friends are in from London, Tokyo and Mexico City ... and there's nothing to do after the 2 a.m. last call. L.A.'s after-hours scene often feels elusive, but in the last year or so a sure thing has established itself as a beacon in the darkness: Los Globos. Red banquettes and matching walls, complemented by a general lack of illumination, give it that underground feel, while bowing to its past as L.A.'s original American Legion Hall and, more recently, a Salvadoran club. A new, Funktion-One sound system, Korean-American nights on weekends, Chinese-American events Mondays and monthly parties by A Club Called Rhonda give it authenticity. The best part? The parties can go well past 6 a.m. (The drinks stop at 2 but start up again at 6.) Mitch Edelson, the venue's music curator, says, "We think it's ridiculous that most clubs have to force everyone out at 2 a.m. We offer a service to people where they can hang out, dance off their drinks, sober up and leave once they're ready. No one wants to go home at 2 a.m." Amen. 3040 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 666-6669, clublosglobos.com.