This December 21st -- the longest night of the year -- it's time to prove once and for all that the Best Night of Your Life wasn't that one time Elisabeth Shue babysat you in 1987. To help, we're rounding up the city's most Thrillist-approved spots to get your BNOYL on, from the happiest of happy hours, to the greasiest of late-night eats, to way, way, WAY more. Today we check in with a list of LA's best clubs -- split evenly between 'oontz' clubs and live music clubs -- and another chance to fully map out a perfect evening with our itinerary builder.
Even though they got rid of their trademark curtain (boo! hiss!), The Satellite's become LA's most iconic modern venue. Despite its kinda-crappy sound system and could-be-anywhere interior, the Monday night residencies there (both under The Satellite name and back when it was called Spaceland) have given a platform for just about every band to break out of LA in the past decade, including Cold War Kids, Local Natives, and Silversun Pickups.