A menacing tower on Wilshire Boulevard might be one of the last places where most people would expect to party. But once you get past the burly security guards on the ground floor of this Koreatown spot, ascend nine stories and then pass another set of security guards, you'll find Palm Tree L.A. And it's glorious. Inside are bright strobe lights, a friendly staff and an excellent drink selection — everything you need to make yourself a rock star for the evening. Most rooms comfortably fit eight to 10 people, while the biggest can hold more than 30. The song-selection book is one of the deepest in the city, with 12-inch binders filled with hundreds of tracks in English, Korean and Japanese. So whether you're jonesing to channel your inner Axl Rose, Katy Perry or K-pop sensation, Palm Tree L.A. is the spot to kick out the jams. 3240 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown. (213) 381-3388, lsyid.com. —Daniel Kohn
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