by Nicolas Rabinovitch - 59 Reviews - 24 List
You've made it through the hump day and now it's time to get some play. From sexy mingling at Mood to a punk "Safari" on Sunset, there's no excuse not to get your mid-week groove on. Check out some of our top picks.
Updated: November 11, 2007
London Calling: DJ Lee keeps the British beats going as insouciant Eastsiders drink their way through $3 pints of Guinness and pretend they're across the pond. Expect skinny boys (and girls) in tattered flannel, skinny jeans and perfectly disheveled hair.
Wednesdays at this red-hued nightspot offer a more low-key energy than the crowded Saturday nights, but the code is still dress to impress. DJ Sean Patrick spins rock tunes all night while young Hollywood types hang around the outdoor patio. In other words, it's more about drinking than dancing.
Hablas espanol? Mucho Wednesdays are when this trendy downtown haunt is translated into a multicultural, music-filled playground. DJs Noir, Pajaro and Pitxu get the crowd of Spanish speaking hipsters and Latinophiles moving to a mix of Latin pop and danceable rock.
Don't roll with the Friday night A-list crowd? Don't worry. Wednesdays are when all the little people have a chance to live it up on the Cahuenga Corridor. Tip: Dress to impress with a higher ratio of girls-to-guys to get inside.
With the most exclusive door policy in L.A. right now, Villa is indeed the new Hyde. If you're on the list--and you better make sure you are, otherwise they won't valet your car--Wednesday is the best night to watch overexposed A-listers fresh from their latest film set (or, more likely, rehab) pass by the paparazzi-lined entrance to party the night away.
Get high: This Downtown L.A. club located on the 21st floor of a multi-use skyscraper is already a popular weekend spot with loft-dwelling locals. Skip the weekend hustle and drop by on Wednesdays for a quieter, more laidback time.