Los Angeles is known for many things; Hollywood Glitz, the Laid back beach lifestyle, the wonderful weather, but there is another element to Southern California that makes it more special than anywhere in the nation- Its Latin flare. Here is a list of the top 3 Latin destinations in Los Angeles for your weekend entertainment.
Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Dance the night away to Mediterranean Latin Salsa with the Gipsy Kings Tribute Band .RIVIERA 31 is a cocktail lounge at the Sofitel, providing an unparalleled experience for the senses in an enchanting and transcending ambiance. The sophisticated lounge provides consumers with a Mediterranean style menu that caters to L.A.’s most discerning clientele and the cosmopolitan guests of SOFITEL L.A. When you experience Niko and the Gispy Kings you immediately feel like you have taken a trip to a Mediterranean island. Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk with this cover band. Grab a friend and get ready to let loose while you sip on fine cocktails brought to you by El Silencio Mezcal Tequila & Blackwell Rum. For just $12 dollars one can order any of the above specialty cocktails bringing an added flavor to the Latin night
The Conga Room
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
A long time LA Latin favorite, once on Wilshire Blvd and now in Downtown LA’s – LA Live Center, the masses can choose from many genres, including jazz, urban, world beat, pop, rap, hip-hop and rock en Español entertainment. The Conga Room is co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco, Baron Davis, Trevor Ariza and Will.i.am, and since 1998 they have been known to have the best Latin entertainment in the city. The world famous Conga Room at L.A. Live features hot DJs and free salsa lessons every Saturday night. Lessons are from 9:00-10:00PM and is the perfect date night.
1130 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
A club opened on a Sunday- No way! Ever since opening its doors in 1974, this enthusiastic nightspot has attracted music lovers of all ages. Club Bahia presents live entertainment with singers and musicians performing all types of Latin music seven nights a week. At this destination the performers are known to get very crowd friendly, encouraging those in the audience to get involved with the Latin vibes. Every weekend, its spacious dance floor is packed by 10pm. If you want to learn the Salsa, Bachata, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue, and the Samba then this is the place.