Avalon Hollywood - Formerly known worldwide as "The Palace," this club has been restored to its original Hollywood-era glory by Boston-based nightclub impresarios, the Lyons Group. Teeming throngs line up each Friday night to party with Hollywood's hip-hop hedonists, and Saturday nights, to boogie down to techno most sublime. If there was any doubt that Avalon meant business, their recent installation of UK electronic wunder-act Hybrid as resident DJs went some way toward shutting up the skeptics. Located across the street from the landmark Capitol Records building, this fun, sweaty megaclub has a main floor with an 800-person capacity, three bars, a smoker-friendly patio where smaller-name deejays mix it up and an upper balcony with additional opera box seating. A-listers have claimed their stake over the upstairs exclusive VIP Spider Club, but Avalon holds its own as one of Hollywood's hottest party spots.