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6655 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Lina Lecaro Arena's uber-hot Tuesday night, Dance, attracts teens and twentysomethings with one thing on their minds.


  • Sun 10pm-2am, Wed-Thu 9:30pm-2am, Fri-Sat 10pm-4am
  • Late Night
  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Valet Parking
The more visible (from Santa Monica Boulevard) sister club to the historic Circus nightclub in the back lot, Arena has a fun, tacky-cool style with lots of space-agey neon, mirrors and TV monitors, plus a whimsically decorated over-21 lounge upstairs and outdoor adjacent patio (with amazing Mexican food on regular club nights). The focus is always the main room, though, where DJs, go-go dancers and a laser show incite and entice the floor hordes below.

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