If you’re looking to meet cougars in Los Angeles, things don’t always work out perfectly. The LA dating scene can seem like paradise at first because of so many good-looking prospects, but there are cons too.
Because the city is so sprawling, distance matters a lot. Commuting takes a while even within the city. Where you live can be a dealbreaker, which narrows down your options! People can be reluctant to commit too, and the competition is more intense.
Meeting and dating cougars can be a challenge. Yes, there are head-turning older women everywhere, from Yoga Works to The Grove. If you hang out at foodie destinations like Silver Lake, you can cougar-watch to your heart’s content.
But talking to them and keeping their attention is another situation altogether. Fortunately, we can provide a little expert help to make it easy for you. We’ve narrowed down the top Los Angeles cougar bars and hotspots.
Check out the list to kick off your cougar prowl big time. You’re welcome! Feel free to drop a comment about your experiences—you might help out another guy searching for his cougar match.
The Best Places to Find Cougars in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is probably the ideal place to meet and date hot cougars. The weather, the culture and the fact that it’s America’s second most-obsessed city with plastic surgery..all make Los Angeles a great cougar den.
But where to start?
We have a detailed list of where to meet and date cougars in Los Angeles. But we know that some of our readers are in a hurry or are just in LA for a few days. So we made a starter pack of the top four venues/apps for dating Los Angeles cougars. Check them out and if you still need more, you can scroll through the rest of the guide.
These are the best cougar-friendly apps/bars in Los Angeles:
Hollywood Club Crawl is the perfect club to meet fun cougars in Los Angeles
Hollywood Club Crawl is one of the best dance clubs in Los Angeles. Located in Hollywood, the club is often filled to the brim with gorgeous single people. Unlike lots of other nightclubs in the area, the women that you’ll meet here aren’t chasing down shot after shot. This is a classier nightclub scene. So the women you’ll meet here will be ready for casual fun.
We’ve met tons of cougars in Los Angeles while partying here on Friday or Saturday nights. One of the things we like the most about this place is that people come here both in groups and by themselves. That’s just the type of vibe that this club attracts. So prepare to meet some of the hottest women while dancing at Hollywood Club Crawl.
Dating apps are also really good for meeting cougars in Los Angeles (at least a couple of them)
Online dating is one of the best ways to meet older women in LA. It's 2021, every woman has a smartphone, and many of them don't mind some flattery from a cool guy on a dating app - and also going out with him.
Here are our favorite apps and sites for meeting mature women. Try them out and let us know how it goes!
Finding a cougar for fun in bed on AFF has been our most reliable option (try it free)
Don’t you hate it when you hit it off with someone and she ends up wanting to date before jumping into bed? Sadly, lots of apps are pretty ambiguous with their intentions. You never really know if the person you’re chatting with prefers something serious or something casual. Luckily, you won’t have those issues with AFF (which has a great free trial).
AFF is a horny single’s best friend. This site aims to help people meet up for casual sex, flings and friends with benefits relationships. Every single person you’ll meet here wants to get laid. In fact, they might even post racy photos on the site to help ease your mind. It's by far the top Los Angeles cougar site if you want to get laid.
You won't find a more dependable way to meet cougars to take home than AFF!
From our experiences, we’ve met lots of feisty cougars on AFF. Most of the women we’ve encountered on the site are in their 30s and 40s, so you know you’ll meet a lot of cougars here. The best part is that they all want to hop into bed with a guy like yourself. You might even learn a thing or two about pleasuring a woman when you hit it off with one of the ladies here.
Try AFF's free trial and you might just get a cougar into bed tonight!
eHarmony is our favorite Los Angeles cougar app for relationships (try it now)
There are several great options to meet cougars in Los Angeles when you're going out but you only have so much time and money you can spend. If you REALLY want to meet a lot of single cougars you need to be smart and efficient with your time. That means checking out eHarmony's trial.
A lot of cougars have stopped spending time in bars and clubs and ONLY meeting single guys online. They're busy too and being able to connect with men, especially when they want to date younger guys, makes their life (and your life) a LOT easier.
If you haven't tried out online dating yet to meet cougars you're missing out on a TON of opportunities!
There are a few reasons why we've found eHarmony to be the best option for most guys and why it's at the top of our rankings for the best cougar dating apps and sites:
You won't find more Los Angeles cougars on any other site or app
There are other options out there that have more people using them but actually finding single cougars can be very time-consuming. Even if you find attractive women over 35 using them you never really know if they're interested in dating younger guys.
With eHarmony, every woman using it is VERY open to dating both younger and older guys and they aren't afraid to show it! No other option out there has more REAL COUGARS that you can actually meet up with.
Younger guys won't do better anywhere else
eHarmony is great for older guys who want to date cougars but younger guys will be especially pleased with it. There is still a big stigma with women about dating younger guys in a lot of places and eHarmony does a great job of making women feel comfortable with their desires.
No other option comes anywhere close to being as effective for guys who want to date older women!
Instead of worrying that the women you're messaging MIGHT be interested in a younger guy you know she is. Don't be surprised if you actually get older women messaging you first for once either!
These LA women actually want to meet up and there's a great variety
It doesn't matter how many people are using an app or site if all the women are just there for attention. Most of the bigger free apps out there are filled with time-wasting women who just want to collect compliments.
In our experience, the women on eHarmony are MUCH more engaged and actually want to meet guys in person. Why else would they use such a specific site? There is also a great mix of women who want short-term fun and those who want an actual relationship. You can pick and choose.
If you haven't tried out eHarmony's trial you absolutely should. It's a great experience for most guys and a combination of time spend in our favorite places on this list and eHarmony is a recipe for success!
Neat is one of our favorite Westside bars to meet cougars in Los Angeles
Located in West LA, neat. is an awesome cocktail bar that attracts a fantastic crowd. Unlike other dive bars in the area, this cocktail bar has an intimate atmosphere. This is the kind of bar you head out to if you’re interested in actually conversing with a woman. The bar serves up a variety of drinks, including classic cocktails, beer, and wine.
Our favorite thing about this bar is the live music acts that perform here. It makes for a great ice breaker if you don’t know what to say to the gorgeous woman by the bar. So grab a drink and find a comfortable seat. We’ve only met the most gorgeous single women at Neat.
Top Los Angeles Cougar Bars and Cougar Clubs
LA has a fantastic nightlife scene full of amazing bars. In those bars, you'll meet some of the most gorgeous cougars in the city! Our experts believe that For a truly unforgettable night in LA, you have to go downtown. While these bars might be a little up there in price, it's worth it for the experience.
You can check some of these venues in the list below. This is an all-around hookup list featuring cool bars, pubs, lounges, and clubs that are great for meeting hot Los Angeles cougars who are looking for something casual.
Things can be difficult at first because the competition is fierce and the city cougars are used to guys’ attention so you have to up your game to the roof to get results, especially at night.
Here they are:
- The Shack - 185 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey
- James' Beach - 60 N Venice Blvd, Venice
- Spire 73 - 900 Wilshire Blvd fl 73
- The Scene - 13307 Saticoy St, North Hollywood
- Exchange LA - 618 S Spring St
- Adults Only - 7065 1/2 Sunset Blvd
- El Tejano - 11122 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood
- Santa Monica Rooftop Bar - 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica
- Sound Nightclub - 1642 N Las Palmas Ave
- Buffalo Wild Wings in Burbank - 127 E Palm Ave, Burbank
- The Bull Pen - 314 Ave I, Redondo Beac
- Denny's - 3060 N San Fernando Rd
- Bigfoot Lodge - 3172 Los Feliz Blvd
- The Quiet Woman - 3224 CA-1, Corona Del Mar
Also, be prepared to be challenged - A LOT.
The cougars here in Los Angeles are experienced - at least the ones we met - and won't submit to your approach you pass their test. So get ready to be teased about your looks, finances, or age, especially if the age difference is +20 years. Stay cool, don't justify yourself, or look too eager. If you get something like, "how old are you," or "Am I not too old for you," brush it off, and play it cool.
Meet Cougars in Los Angeles during the day
It’s probably easier to meet hot LA cougars during the day than in the night. It’s fun, and unlike many US cities, it’s often that a young guy/man stops a hot cougar to get her number.
Personally, I prefer that you put some energy in daygame because the weather is great in LA and the competition is way lower than during the night when dozens of guys are fighting for her attention.
In the morning, however, the attention is all on you. In fact, you don’t need to look your best. You can be in your flip-flops and still attract a hot cougar if your verbal and confidence game is high.
Here are a few good places to meet hot cougars in Los Angeles during the day:
- Brentwood Art Centre - 200 S Barrington Ave #49481
- Menotti’s Coffee Stop - 12430 Washington Blvd
- By Your Side Dance Studio - 12613 Washington Blvd
- Speed LA Dating
- The Grove Mall - 189 The Grove D
- Plyo Fitness - 815 N La Brea Ave
- Hollywood & Highland - 6801 Hollywood Blvd
- Starbucks - 3722 Crenshaw Blvd
- Starbucks - 3150 Wilshire Blvd
- Nela Athletics - 4662 Eagle Rock Blvd
- Modo Yoga LA - 340 South La Brea Ave
Just walk up to her and say hi and stick to the conversation for a few minutes. It’s difficult, I know, but it usually gets better after the first couple of approaches, so try to warm up first before you approach the women you really like.
Start with something as easy as asking people for directions or saying hi to a stranger. Keep it flowing for a few minutes till you feel in the zone then start hitting on beautiful cougars.
The Guide to Cougar Dating in Los Angeles
Now that we've shown you where to meet them, it's time to tell you where to take LA cougars on dates.
And if you think all cougars want the same thing..think again.
Even though the great majority of LA cougars are sassy and outgoing, not all of them are in it for just a fling. There will be ones who aren't down for a romantic lounge and a hook-up at your place.
For that case, we divided our dating options into three types depending on your cougar's type and her goals from whichever you decide to be between you.
If you just want to keep it casual take her to a lounge
A typical date that ends in your bedroom should start with a cool, romantic place, that is preferably a bar. You want a place to build both comfort and attraction with the woman without much distraction.
It's a place where you can sit next to each other, share some stories, flirt a little, and maybe sneak a kiss. Preferably, this venue should be close to your place - or hers - so it's convenient that you take the fun you've already created to an even more intimate place.
From our experience, these cool bars and lounges provide the best dating experience in Los Angeles:
- Melody - 751 N Virgil Ave
- The Roof on Wilshire - 6317 Wilshire Blvd
- The Hoxton - 1060 S Broadway
- Perch - 448 S Hill St
- The Varnish - 118 E 6th St
- The Highlight Room - 6417 Selma Ave
- The Roger Room - 370 La Cienega Blvd
- The Venue - 3470 Wilshire Blvd b1
Try these experiences if you're more serious about dating her
Maybe she wanna take it slow, or she has kids and can't spend the night with you. If this is the case, and the bar is off the list, then sharing a fun experience together might be the key to opening her up. This can be anything from a jazz club to a romantic walk in the park.
A few great places to take a Los Angeles cougar on a date are:
- Grand Star Jazz Club - 943 Sun Mun Way
- Pips On Labrea - 1356 South La Brea Ave
- The Comedy Store - 8433 Sunset Blvd
- Laugh Factory - 8001 Sunset Blvd
- XLanes LA - 333 Alameda St #300
- Highland Park Bowl - 5621 N Figueroa St
- Los Virtuality - 11901 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 204
- EightyTwo - 707 E 4th Pl
- Exposition Park Rose Garden - 701 State Dr
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art - 5905 Wilshire Blvd
If she's very old school you can always do a dinner date
I don't like dinner dates. They're messy, expensive, and both of you will be worried about how their mouth looks while chewing. However, a dinner date is still an option.
If that's what you want, then these are some cool restaurants in LA to dine with a cougar:
- Barton G. - 861 N La Cienega Blvd
- Il Piccolino - 350 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood
- LA Prime - 404 S Figueroa St
- Gwen - 6600 Sunset Blvd
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse - 800 W Olympic Blvd Suite A-135
- Bestia - 2121 E 7th Pl
- Inn of the Seventh Ray - 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga
- Providence - 5955 Melrose Ave
- Mastro's - 246 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills
- Il Cielo - 9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
A Map of All the Best Cougar Dating Spots in Los Angeles
We combined all our favorite spots for dating/meeting cougars in Los Angeles in one single map to make it easy for you to move around the city without wasting much time. Use it well and don't forget to email us your results.