We all love to dance and party, and lucky for us, Los Angeles is filled with many nightclubs! Here’s our list of the best ones you need to check out (once midterms are over, of course).

Boulevard 3 Nightclub
6523 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Cover charge: $20

Boulevard 3 Night Club offers a classy experience of socializing under the moonlight and dancing to popular hip-hop music with a hint of techno. The club is elaborately decorated with accented lights and white couches. At the beginning of the night, take a picture on the red carpet. You can even sit by the fire pit to soak in the warmth, or take a seat by the pool of water to enjoy the ambiance. If you feel like dancing, then walk into the club, where you will find a huge dance floor accompanied by dancers on stage (some even on stilts!) and a DJ on the second story. Boulevard 3 also provides free tacos and chocolate covered strawberries to hungry guests. Just ask, and make sure to tip the servers. Since Boulevard 3 is situated on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles, you’ll find that it hosts many out-of-state and even international guests!

Elevate Lounge
811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2100, Los Angeles
Cover Charge: $20

Enjoy the view of Downtown Los Angeles at Elevate Lounge, a nightclub situated on the 21st story of one of Downtown L.A.’s skyscrapers. The dance floor may be medium-sized, but it is filled with joyful and enthusiastic people having a good time dancing to current and popular music. Colorful lights dart around the dance floor as you get your groove on. You may even find yourself there on a night of birthday celebrations, which the DJ is sure to announce. Grab one of their signature drinks at the bar, and take the time to admire the view of L.A. at night. If you get hungry, Elevate is right next to Takami, a sushi and robata restaurant, so enjoy a nice meal before you enter the club. Be sure you get on the list and arrive early to avoid paying the cover charge. (Tip: If you send a message to the Elevate’s Facebook page, you can RSVP on the guest list, which is free.)

6675 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Cover Charge: It varies, but starts at $20

Want to go out dancing and with an international flare? Go to SupperClub, which “originated in Amsterdam and has grown into a globally successful phenomenon with franchises worldwide,” according to its website. With the outside appearance of a movie theatre, this club is a completely different experience. SupperClub is chic and sophisticated, offering a fun-filled night with its packed venue, colorful strobe lights and television projections. The club displays art in many forms to entertain guests. Singers, musicians, dancers, visual artists and even cirque performers have made appearances at the venue. The dance floor is outlined with white couches that guests use as a place to socialize, take a break from dancing or enjoy a drink. SupperClub provides a wide variety of music, from Top 40 hits to relaxing music you would hear in a classy restaurant. If you know a promoter, you may even be able to get in for free.

One of the best things about L.A. is its diversity; the city is filled with people of different ethnicities, social backgrounds and sexual orientations. L.A. boasts an exciting gay nightlife, and we recommend taking advantage of these two nightclubs that provide great fun for everyone – gay or straight!

8911 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Cover Charge: $12

Rage is a gay club that is all the rage (pun intended) in West Hollywood. Open every night, this club has its own spin that makes it different from the night before. They even offer shows or special DJs depending on the night you attend. When you walk inside, you will not only see a crowded bar and packed dance floor, but you may even see people dressed up in costumes. Music at this club varies by the night. The dance floor is not only filled with music and dancing, but music videos are displayed on television screens as well, creating an entertaining experience. If you need a break from dancing, feel free to stop at the bar or go to the outside patio to grab some fresh air. Rage even caters to people who are 18 years or older on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

AVALON Hollywood (1735 Vine Street, Hollywood)
Cover Charge: $12

TigerHeat is another gay club that is currently at Avalon Hollywood on Thursday nights. TigerHeat’s biggest night is Thursday, which it proclaims is “the largest, weekly gay event on the West Coast.” According to its website, this 18-plus club has hosted celebrity guests such as Britney Spears, Sir Elton John, Prince, Adam Lambert and Janet Jackson. Lady Gaga and Estelle have even performed on special occasions. Who knows - you may meet a celebrity and get an autograph! The majority of the people in this club are everyday people looking for a good time, which they find at TigerHeat. Club dancers add to this ambiance as they dance on top of the stages. Some nights even have themes, such as “Britney Night” or “Beyonce night” to encourage people to dress up and dance to their favorite music. If you’re lucky, you’ll receive a free giveaway they hand out throughout the night. In addition to Avalon Hollywood, TigerHeat has other events at Eleven Club, Monster on Saturdays and Recess on Tuesdays.