Every night of the week, young Hollywood migrates to the following venues in search of privacy, good vibes and a slamming DJ. These mostly private parties offer safe havens for actors and pop stars whose every move is tracked by the stalkarazzi. But once inside, celebs can behave very badly. Most excellent.
Joseph’s Cafe: Once a shabby chic Greek restaurant with duct tape on the carpeting, Joseph’s underwent a renovation three years ago and begged Brent Bolthouse to promote a night. He opted for Mondays and the rest is clubland history. Mondays constitute a who’s who of young Hollywood and the most likely place to spot Britney and pals pop-locking on the dance floor. 1775 Ivar Ave., Hollywood (323/848-9300)
Nacional: Add a jigger of Rick Calamaro with a sprinkling of ambitious promoter BoJesse Christopher and what do you get? P. Diddy getting his swerve on. This private weekly shindig mixes and matches celeb pretties with the greatest of ease (and maybe a pinch of sleaze). 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hollywood (323/962-7712)
Deluxe: An offshoot of neighboring Las Palmas, Deluxe boasts an unlisted number — a surefire way to promise a line out the door — and Marilyn Manson as a regular. Its owner, Loyal Pennings, recently opened Concorde and El Centro — a boutique hotel located at a former tranny bar called Don Gordo’s El Sombrero Club. Hats off. 1710 Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood (unlisted)
Concorde: After conquering Wednesday nights at Las Palmas, Bolthouse and company decided to migrate to the newest kid in the Cahuenga Corridor. The club’s July 9 launch included a secret show by Macy Gray and a slew of A listers. Sure to be the summer’s hottest humpday fiesta. 1835 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, (323/464-5662)
The Lounge: After 15 years in the biz, Bolthouse decided it was time to create the ultimate house party. The Lounge — owned by clubland honchos Art and Allan Davis (Kama Sutra, A.D.) — is a sexy, intimate nightclub with a tiny dance floor and large back patio. Since the night’s 2001 debut, it’s counted among its regulars Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Rod Stewart, 50 Cent. Not bad for a school night. 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (323/848-9300)
White Lotus: With its East-meets-West mix of Zen and decadence, this lovely new nightclub and sushi restaurant wreaks havoc Thursdays, when it channels into “11” — a night of dancing and gaming sponsored by the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Judging by the line of people trying to get in, it may as well be the Vegas Strip. White Lotus is a fave hang of Nicolas Cage and Leonardo DiCaprio. Dude, that’s so titanic. 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood (323/463-0060)
Fridays at the Falls: Christopher (Nacional/Ivar) took over the helm Fridays at this new Sunset Blvd. restaurant and nightclub and it’s given scenesters a reason to hit the Strip on a weekend. The former location of the Sunset Social Club and Union, this mostly private party does save some room for the guy or doll off the street, just be sure to call in advance. 8210 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood (323/822-2084)
Social Studies at A.D.: At three years running, this fun-filled hip-hop dance club is the biggest Bolthouse extravaganza. When not on tour, it’s Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake’s home away from home. On any given Saturday, you’ll find Mark McGrath or J.Lo shaking dat ass on the dance floor. 836 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood (323/467-3000)
The Engine Driver at the Ivar: Promoters Ronnie Bruland and Christopher host this party-within-a-party each week. The night gets started with a private theme bash before opening up to the public for latenight boogying. 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323/465-4827)
Sunday Service at Hollywood & Highland: What could be more Hollywood than chicks in bikinis and stilettos at a rooftop poolside bash, hosted by an industry playa — music manager Gary Richards (Hatebreed/Motograter) — and catered by Wolfgang Puck? Nada. Now in its fourth year, the Sunday Service is the place to laze away a Sunday afternoon in true L.A. fashion. Towels are optional. Hollywood & Highland, fifth-floor rooftop pool deck, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323/308-3550) 1-9 p.m.