After nearly two years of careful renovations and retrofitting, Exchange LA opened. This historic building once again has come to life. The venue pays homage to its rich and opulent Art Deco past, spanning 25,000 square feet and four floors. Exchange LA is a vibrant venue that functions not only as a nightclub, but also as an event venue for private parties, corporate events, live entertainment, filming location, and fashion shows.
VENUE FEATURES & AMENITIES
VENUE GALLERYPhoto collection of Exchange LA nightclub
- Located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, approximately one mile from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center
- Accommodates up to 1,500 guests
- Colossal venue spanning four stories and 25,000+ square feet
- "Sky Loft" ultra lounge & dance room accommodating up to 35 guests
- "Rockefeller Room" chill out salon accommodating up to 50 guests
- Six full-service bars
- Exclusive VIP rooms with bottle and table service
- For convenient parking options please go to ABOUT > PARKING
- Full production capabilities
- Smart lighting by SJ Lighting
- Funktion One Res. III sound system
- 200 square foot LED screen display featuring over 1.25 million bulbs for unprecedented clarity
- Raised stage platform
- Modular full-length catwalk available
- State-of-the-art fog and confetti machines
- More restrooms than any nightclub in Los Angeles
The building and the venue...
The Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building began construction in 1929, just three days before 'Black Thursday' and the market collapse. The eleven-story Exchange building was designed by Samuel Lunden in the Moderne style of architecture. When the Los Angeles Stock Exchange opened its doors in 1931, the country was deep into the throws of the Great Depression. Transactions that inaugural day were valued at about $545,000 (approximately $7,650,000 in today's money).
THE FACADE--- A limestone and gray granite front portion spans fifty-three-foot tall, while a reinforced concrete and terra cotta construction of eleven stories (the city's height limit in 1929) stands in the back.
OUTSIDE--- above the building's entrance three bas-relief panels are carved in the granite by Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The panels portray elements of capitalism. The large central panel, "Finance", displays executives from that industry. The "Production" panel shows an aircraft engine and steel workers pouring and stirring molten metal. The "Research and Discovery" panel shows oil derricks, factories, a chemist conducting an experiment, and a man kneeling in a library reading a book.
INSIDE--- The interior is wonderfully preserved, and has ancient Near East and Native Indian influences by the designer Julian Ellsworth Garnsey. On the entrance lobby's ceiling the Wilson Studio created four sculpted figures representing: Speed (Mercury), Accuracy (the archer), Permanence (a figure contemplating the universe), and Equality (the figure bearing scales).
The highlight of the interior was its massive 90' x 74' balconied trading floor with a forty-foot ceiling and sixty-four booths. On fifth floor was a clearing-house with a statistics department, an auditorium, and a lecture room. Offices occupied floors six through nine, and the top two floors included: a club with a library, a card room, a billiard room, and reading rooms. The basement held a 2,660-sq. ft. printing room and a vault.
Los Angeles Stock Exchange and the San Francisco Stock Exchange merged in 1956, and became the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, which remained in the building until 1986. The building largely remained unoccupied until it underwent a massive renovation into a nightclub in 2008. All construction was supervised under the strict building guidelines that protect Historic Cultural Landmarks, since the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange Building was designated as such in 1979.
PARKINGParking is easy at Exchange LA, and there are three options that you can choose from:
VALETOur convenient valet parking will enable you to pull up to our front entrance, leave your car with our professional service, and pick it up there when you leave the venue. The cost is $15.00 per car.
STREET PARKINGFree street parking, and metered street parking is available in downtown Los Angeles, but PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL about the posted restrictions. Violations often result in ticketing or towing, which is not how you want your evening to end.
SELF-PARK LOTSNumerous private parking lots can be found all around the Club. For your convenience we've listed a few below. These lots are run by independent companies not affiliated with the Exchange LA.
Five Star Parking: 600 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Grant Parking: 619 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Joe's Parking: 633 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Los Angeles Garage Associates: 545 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Joe's Parking: 640 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Joe's Parking: 530 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Please dress 'up-scale'. We do enforce our dress code.
We want you to be comfortable while you're here, and that means
looking your best.
- No sandals or flip-flops
- No shorts
- No ratty or baggy jeans
- No baseball hats or beanies
- No white t-shirts
- No hooded sweatshirts
- No jerseys or clothing with sports logo's
- Dress tennis shoes are OK
AGE REQUIREMENT & ID's
Exchange LA strictly adheres to the regulations put forth by the California Alcohol Beverage Control regarding entrance into nightclubs. You must be at least 21 years old to come to Exchange LA.
Everyone must show valid identification.
Failure to produce identification may result in refusal of entry.
We do not accept the following as valid identification: Expired or punched IDs, DMV computer printouts, photocopies of IDs or birth certificates.
We will accept foreign ID's and passports, if they include a photo ID, have a name and date of birth in English, and can be validated as a real ID.
False and/or counterfeit IDs will be confiscated and turned over to the local police department.
Exchange LA reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.