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Elevate Lounge

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(98 Reviews)

811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 623-7100

9
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Regular Hours

SunClosed

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Phone: (213) 236-9600

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhoods
Downtown Los Angeles, Central LA, Financial District
Category
Cocktail Lounges
Other Information

Parking: Valet

Bike Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Cocktails, Yes, Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Claudia Castillo

06/19/2012

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Unbeatable! One of the best penthouse clubs In downtown LA!

Unbeatable! One of the best penthouse clubs In downtown LA!. My promoter friend helped us with everything! And I just so so love this place from that point on! One of the finest in Downtown LA! - great mixed crowd - good music - upbeat ambiance - drinks prices in the mid - excellent view of downtown LA - great bottle prices This place just captivates every party goer! I even had my recent birthday held at Elevate! I know one of the promoters so he gave me a great discount for my bottle service and even help me with the Guestlist for my people.

If you wanna check this place out, feel free to message me and ill send you my promoter friends info. He will help you with the Guestlist and all! Highly recommended! - Claudiabunny143@gmail

djcatalystmusic

05/09/2012

Overall
FRIDAYS NIGHT are the best at ...

FRIDAYS NIGHT are the best at Elevate Lounge, Great MUSIC, Great Crowd. It sure does give a LAS VEGAS FEEL to it... Everyone just wants to have a good time!!! VIEW of ELEVATE is AMAZING... the STAFF are really nice... come check it out!!!!



I know one of the promoters, and he always hooks it up there, email him sibil_events@yahoo.com and hell for sure hook you up for your party!

Marc Mercado

05/09/2012

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BEST FRIDAY NIGHTS in LOS ANGELES!!!

Went to this nightclub on a FRIDAY, and man was this the place to be. Ive been to a lot of places in Los Angeles and Hollywood, and Fridays here are def. one that is amongs the top!

The Music Was GREAT, the crowd was Diverse and Upscale, and the VIEW was just AMAZING!!! if you want to experience LAS VEGAS in LOS ANGELES this is the spot to be at.

I know one of the PROMOTERS and he always HOOKS it up email him at sibil_events@yahoo. com he will for sure TAKE GOOD CARE of you and your party.

Marie5

03/08/2012

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Must Visit Downtown LA Club!

Had the best club experience on Saturday Night visits! Living in LA it can be hard to find that perfect combination of great music, mixed crowd, good drinks, & beautiful views minus the pretentious vibe....& ELEVATE is it! It is the best club I've been to in LA...I absolutely loooove this place! The staff is awesome, had an easy time getting in...no long lines at the bar and plenty of room to dance and mingle. The view is my favorite part! The glass keeps the cold out but you still get that rooftop bar feel. I highly recommend Elevate and will definitely be back again soon!!!

Andrew Wilcox

01/10/2012

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good place to go

We love live music, and this is a pretty good place to go. On the night we went (a Thursday) the band was pretty good, but looked a little unhappy

darrenjones

07/07/2011

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Best food in town

Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived

mdizz

04/12/2011

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Holla for guestlist!

This is a great place with a beautiful view, send me a quick email - mdizz26@gmail for guestlist info :)

Carolina33

03/30/2011

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The service is horrible & they will ruin your event!

I was originally pleased because Elevate Lounge had guaranteed they could accommodate our big group. We were all very excited to have a great night in the beautiful establishment.
Unfortunately, I have to make a few complaints.
It was my 33rd birthday and I wanted to make sure my friends and I had a great time with no hassles. That's not quite what happened.
We arrived during the window of time they had mentioned and still experienced trouble getting in even though our bottle had already been paid for. We asked the GM Michael why we were still waiting to be let in he ignored us at first and then said, ""Jay will be explaining who in your group is not in dress code"". As a GM he should of done his job and just let us know. They proceed to say a friend is being denied access inside the club for his shoes. He was wearing all-black shoes and I feel his fashion choice was justified in this setting. It's popular shoe wear and don't think his particular pair should have prevented him from getting inside, especially with the amount of money we were spending.
I had pre-ordered a bottle (at $295, which is standard) but my friend's who had arrived their prior to my arrival purchased a bottle for my birthday. Other bottles were purchased even after that. Our group spent well over $2,000. We gave Elevate a generous amount of business and patronage so we were expecting courtesy and some kind of service while we were there just like any other group visiting their establishment. It did not happen. Even Elevate's General Manager did not treat us with respect nor greet us. Isn't this a General Manager's duty? To treat his paying guests with some genuine service? He blatantly ignored us on two different occasions.
And when one of my friends wanted to get some answers as to why we were being ignored and not given basic items as ice and mixers for the four more-than-$295ea/per bottle we purchased, he walked away from her. She wasn't done speaking and because she tapped him on the shoulder, he felt ""threatened"" and had her thrown out. And on top of all that the line for the bathroom is ridiculous! With so many places in LA to party I would say the only thing Elevate has going for them is the location they need new management immediately!
I can see I am not the first person to complain and have a problem with of some of Elevate's employees. If they want return clientele, I would advise to have a talk with some of the staff. I know I will not be returning and I, unfortunately, will not be recommending Elevate to my friends and family. With social media being so prevalent and having ""recommendations, suggestions"" so readily available, I think it would be in their best interest to do some customer training at Elevate.
I really was looking forward to celebrating my birthday at their establishment and I wish I could say I had a good time, but I can't.

ESm

03/09/2011

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Overall
Great place!

I celebrated my birthday 3 years ago @ Elevate and had a great time! A group of 13 of my closest friends ordered bottle service and all I can say is that we had 2 very spacious sections. Prices aren't cheap but lets face it where in trendy L.A spots do we really get anything for cheap?

r34lexx

02/22/2011

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Dont waste you money

This place is awful! The worst service and too many security guards. feels like a prison!
I had only been there for a few minutes, then was kicked out in the cold for not having my button shirt on! They didnt give me a chance to look for it.. I payed a cover charge to be treated like crap by the staff..

bobcat727

01/21/2010

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Thursdays rock!

I went there last week on a Thursday and had a blast! The music was great, it was a mixed crowd and the vibe was cool. I liked that the DJs played some hip hop and some house music too, not just the same music all night. It took a minute to get a drink from the bar, but well worth it, it was STRONG! I'm definitely going to try to hit this place up again!

sbfriend

09/26/2009

Overall
cost too much

Hi,



I saw a line at the door so I thought it should be good. Everyone got a ticket but I got half a ticket.

Everyone goes to the 21st floor where you get in free if you have a whole ticket but half tickets

have to pay $20 to get in. I was the only one who had to pay out of about 15 people, I did not like

that. If your a couple or a large group with girls and guys you get in free. Drinks cost $12, too much!

Views of LA are mediocre but sort of cool. Opportunity to meet girls is ok but some are not nice.

Parking is two blocks away for $5 but you have to be out of garage by 1am or pay another $8.



Find another place to go. There are many free fun bars in the same area.

RTanner

08/20/2009

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Great Experience

This is my first time reviewing a restaurant on Citysearch although I use this site all the time. Our waitress suggested I write something nice because I told her so many of the reviews are bad and I almost didn't try this place out because of them. First of all a lot of these are about the club and I'm too old to be clubbing but the restaurant was amazing. My wife and I went Monday night with no reservations and we were sat right away even though the place seemed pretty busy. Our waitress was incredible, she explained how the whole restaurant worked and stirred us in the right direction for all of our selections. The food is the BEST part, we have been to all the popular sushi places in L.A. and this is hands down the best we've had. The view sets this place apart too, we sat outside in a high rise.The manager came by twice to make sure we were happy. I'm not sure where all these other people went but Takami is our new favorite place!

zouri

07/30/2009

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Thanks for the fiasco

The food was nothing special and overpriced, Angus robata skewers were dry and tasteless. Beware their valet--their policy is to lock your keys in the restaurant after closing, so if you go next door for a drink, you may find yourself stranded downtown at 12:20 a.m. as we were, with no car and no house keys. Spent the night on a friend's floor in my dress, took the metro back and had to pay $13 to get my car out the next morning. Nowhere did they warn us that this was the policy.

dwest712

07/13/2009

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY

THIS PLACE is NOT GOOD!!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY....I would NEVER refer this place to anyone....after reading the postings and such bad reviews I thought they were all false until I went myself....They are SO Predujice and the staff is rude...if you are black or latino you will not get in....my friends and I went there for my birthday this past weekend 7/11/09...there was about 20 of us who arrived about 10:45pm and 10 who arrived at 10pm were already upstairs...when the 20 of us got there they would not let us in because the club was full...we could only get in if we paid for bottle service which they tried to charge us $2000 since there were 20 of us and most of our party had to be female....WTF??? We were a mixed crowd (black and latinos), my other 10 friends including my aunts who were already upstairs are white were let in with no problem, but the minute we arrived we could not get in...but they had let 15 asians and about 20 whites in to the club without bottle service...when we asked the bouncer what was that all about...he said oh we know them...I was like whatever....the club outside was dead there was never a line in front....we made them look like they had a line....

We were all dressed way above the dress code...the guys had on suites and the ladies had on short dresses looking fine...we all looked like models...I asked if I could go upstairs to get the rest of my party in which I did...Once I got inside the club it was easy to find my friends because the club was empty, the music sucked, the dance floor had about 5 people if that....the club says they play hip hop and top 40 on Saturday night but does not...it was all tecno...I could see why they wanted money for bottle service, because they needed to meet thier quota for the night....my friends met a lot of people inside and followed us downstairs were we proceeded to leave to go somewhere else who will accept minorities....the bouncers were mad because we took half of the club with us and the few people who were in the front left as well and some rolled with us....

As we we're all leaving one of the bouncers said that we should go across the street because they'll let us in over there...we started to go off on the bouncer but checked out it out anyways...it was a really really nice lounge/club plus it was free to get in and drinks were cheap and good....The place is called Remedy and it was off the hook!!!! REMEDY had a great DJ, nice mixed crowd with all races...cute guys and fine females...so thank you Elevate Lounge for being predujice and not allowing us to get in, because Remedy Lounge was MUCH BETTER!!!!

Zoeyriffic

06/19/2009

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Don't Bother

The security guys have NO clue about crowd control. Standing in line for 45 minutes without moving is nobody's idea of a good time. We never did get into the place because they took only people who were on their list inside and only about 5 or 6 at a time. The other people in line cut in front of us and it was just a mob of people. No line, no order, no manners! Staff did nothing to try to make things better and just acted nasty to everyone. Don't waste your time - go somewhere else.

trueness8

06/18/2009

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AWESOME

I CAME HERE FOR MY BACHELORETTE NIGHT ONE SAT. AND THE LINE WAS SUPER LONG. SECURITY NOTICED MY FRIENDS AND i & WE ALL GOT IN FREE AND DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE. THE SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY WAS GREAT !!!!! THE PARTY CROWD WAS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY . WE HAD A GREAT TIME.

JJim83

06/16/2009

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Elevate Friday night Guest list and Bottle Service

This place is definitely not as bad as all the reviews say. If you want to have a great time at this beautiful venue with a great view of Los Angeles do yourself a favor plan ahead and get on my guest list. Elevate is a really nice club and expects its clients to understand that they are going to a really nice place so... you have to dress appropriately, the dress code is cocktail dresses or skirts for women and dress shoes and a dress shirt for males. The bouncers are instructed to enforce the dress code ruthlessly so if your outfit is not looking right then you are not going to get in... that is how clubs are EVERYWHERE. Your group will most likely experience the following scenerios:
Guys Only Groups
If you are going with a bunch of guys for a guys night out expect to get bottle service, common sense would you go to a club full of dudes, NO you wouldn't. If you would like to get in right away and not wait at all, i can get you a special deal two gray goose or two patrons for 500 bux, cant beat that. Unless you arrive at 10pm sharp you will have to pay 20 dollars and wait to get in even if you are on the guest list.

Mixed Guys/Girls Groups
If you are coming with a mixed (girl/guy) group you will for sure get in right away if your on my list you might have to wait a little bit but for sure will get in before the group of guys only. Guys will have to pay 20 dollars. Be patient with the door staff and you will get in and have a blast.

Girls Only Groups
If you are coming with your girls for a girls night out and all of you follow the dress code and are looking your best for a Friday night out, then you will get in for free all night on my list (sorry guys, its the world we live in). Don't even worry about it... if there is room in the club and your on my list then you will get it in without waiting.

This place has a great mixed crowd which always ensures a good time all around, its always crowded but has some of the most beautiful people in down town LA who to be honest with you are sometimes hand picked from the line, its no secret and its the way most high end clubs operate. If you go out a lot you should have noticed that by now if you don't go out a lot you will see it happen eventually. But if you want to make sure you get in my best advice is to plan ahead for a good time and email me at jorgejimenez83@gmail to get on the Friday Night Guest List.

StephanV

06/01/2009

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The best place for a HOT Saturday night in Downtown LA

All I can say is WOW!

The first time I came here was on New Year's Eve 2009. I had a phenomenal time but will not review the adventure because it would have been good almost anywhere I went. Instead I want to review my past experience from Saturday, my birthday.

I knew that I wanted to invite my friends to a HOT but elegant club with a top-notch feel. ELEVATE is the right place, believe me. I sent an email to make a reservation. Greg, the general manager, called me to set it up. He told me that all of my friends could bypass the cover and the line if they mentioned my name at the door.

When I arrived, they knew exactly who I was, all of the security guards were introduced to me and we went right up VIP style. It felt like the red carpet was rolled out. They gave me the best table in the club and I already had friends waiting who couldn't believe their similar experience. Our cocktail server was awesome and kept us happily drinking all night. The music was ridiculously good and the club was bumpin'. There were good looking people everywhere having a blast. The general manager came by to check on us a couple of times and we all felt very special. ELEVATE was incredibly accommodating to the 50 or so guests that came to celebrate!

We will all come back again and for those I have talked to, have dubbed this our favorite spot in los Angeles.

If you're looking for a cheap place, remember, you get what you pay for. If you want to have a first class experience, this is the place to come.

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