A proposal to extend alcohol-selling hours past 2 a.m. was shot down this year, sadly. But L.A. is nonetheless moving toward a world-class club scene on the level of New York and Miami, and over the past year we've gained a few viable after-hours spots, Sound Nightclub chief among them. Run by the folks behind Playhouse, the 500-capacity box of wood and steel has a proper Funktion-One sound system and is practically built around the SUV-size DJ booth. With the arrival of L.A.'s longest-running EDM night, Mick Cole and Freddy Be's Monday Social, Sound has gone afterhours even on Mondays. Sure, the alcohol is cut off before 2, but there's still time to rage. So next time you're enjoying Sander Kleinenberg in the hours before the sun rises on Tuesday, tell your friends in New York. They might just be a little jealous. 1642 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hlywd. (323) 656-4800, soundnightclub.com. —Dennis Romero

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