05/10/2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
got the party started at Trousdale lounge
in Los Angeles. The singer-actor and his pals took over part of the back room, where they ordered bottles of champagne. "He was in great spirits," a source tells PEOPLE. "He was nice and friendly with everyone he talked to, laughing and making jokes to his guy friends." Though he talked to a few lucky ladies, he was focused on having fun with his friends. Later, Gossip Girl
's Chace Crawford
, there with his own group, stopped by to say hello.