Lounges While the word summons images of rich, velvet couches, the glow of red lights and the flicker of candles, no one really knows exactly how to define a lounge. In Los Angeles, lounges range from kitschy rooms in hotel lobbies to resplendent and exclusive havens for the paparazzi magnets. While many of LA s lounges do serve as hideaways for the Hollywood elite, others are just as overflowing with night owls as any of the most popular clubs. Some double as smaller dance clubs and surround the slick dance floor with plush sofas, allowing the mellow to seamlessly blend with the energetic. Many Los Angeles lounges are attached to some of the best restaurants in town, offering patrons the option of eating in a private nook in lieu of the main dining room.