LA/HOLLYWOOD/S MONICA-- Venues

Hey all,

People in the LA, santa monica, hollywood, west hollywood, brentwood, etc. area- what are some of the best venues to go to?

Lately I have been pretty it or miss with some of the venues. Alot of places are extremely LOUD and super packed and just not organized for good interactions.

What are some of the best venues you go to at night which is friendlier for interacting
?