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A Private Club in Los Angeles with a Speakeasy That's Over a Hundred Years Old
Alyssa Brown
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Los Angeles Athletic Club

431 West 7th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles is the kind of city that’s got plenty of secret spots you’ve never heard of, but how could you let a 125-year-old athletic club fly under your radar? Guess that’s where we come in. Los Angeles Athletic Club is one of the country’s oldest private athletic clubs and it’s absolutely stunning. The beautiful architecture, varied interior gathering spaces, luxe spa, boutique hotel, and athletic training options are just a few of the highlights.

Photography: Matthew Christopher Miller

An Athletic Community

Members of LAAC have access to handball, squash, basketball, racketball, and volleyball courts. There’s a massive 25-yard lap pool and a pro-status fitness facility. Think private training and tons of classic gym equipment. To sweeten the deal, LAAC offers a monster list of classes like pilates, kickboxing, cycling, yoga, circuit training, and bootcamp. And in case all that’s not enough to get your body pumpin’ with energy, there’s a spa too.

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Photography: Los Angeles Athletic Club

Home Away From Home

Well-appointed rooms await at the boutique hotel section of LAAC. Spanning across three floors of the historic DTLA building, the suites and deluxe rooms are designed to appeal to the luxury-loving crowd. Big, cozy beds and tufted couches feature in rooms with interesting art sculptures and framed photos of club members past.

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Photography: Los Angeles Athletic Club

Delectable Dining Options

Eating and drinking options abound at LAAC. Head to the speakeasy-era cocktail bar for a craft cocktail or pop into the trophy room for a chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. The casual bistro’s an easy place to grab a bite following a workout, or you might bring along some buddies and head to the Blue Room – hidden behind a faux bookshelf wall – for a nightcap.

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Photography: The Gathering Season

Party Spot

In addition to all the restaurants and hotel rooms, LAAC makes for an awesome party or wedding venue with its cozy and romantic vibe. Ceremony and cocktails on the rooftop overlooking DTLA followed by dinner in a grand ballroom and a nightcap in the 125-year-old speakeasy? Yep, sounds like we just planned your next event for you.

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