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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Drinks & Nightlife
A little something for everyone; one side of the bar is a chill lounge, the other is a dance floor. Depending on the night, there is live music, a DJ, or stand-up comedy.
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locals recommend
The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
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locals recommend
A little something for everyone; one side of the bar is a chill lounge, the other is a dance floor. Depending on the night, there is live music, a DJ, or stand-up comedy.
A staple of LA, this is a supercool place to get a drink, relax, and feel like you're in the 70's. You can see the famous Marty & Elayne sing there nightly (you may remember from the movie, Swingers).
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locals recommend
The Dresden Restaurant & Lounge
1760 N Vermont Ave
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locals recommend
A staple of LA, this is a supercool place to get a drink, relax, and feel like you're in the 70's. You can see the famous Marty & Elayne sing there nightly (you may remember from the movie, Swingers).
Great bar to go to with a group of friends, large or small. There's a street vendor outside always cooking something delicious.
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locals recommend
4100 Sunset Blvd
4100 Sunset Blvd
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locals recommend
Great bar to go to with a group of friends, large or small. There's a street vendor outside always cooking something delicious.
Great bar to go to with a group of friends, big or small. Perfect to hit up before and/or after catching a flick at The Vista Theatre.
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locals recommend
Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Avenue
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locals recommend
Great bar to go to with a group of friends, big or small. Perfect to hit up before and/or after catching a flick at The Vista Theatre.
Opened in 1961 amidst America's post-war Hawaiian craze, this is THE tiki bar of LA. If you want to enjoy this place, I suggest going early in the night, as it's very small and fills quickly.
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locals recommend
Tiki-Ti
4427 Sunset Blvd
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locals recommend
Opened in 1961 amidst America's post-war Hawaiian craze, this is THE tiki bar of LA. If you want to enjoy this place, I suggest going early in the night, as it's very small and fills quickly.
Go here if you want to get your dance on! Make sure you see what they're spinning; every night is something different and it can range from rockabilly, to hipster rock, to ratchet booty music. FUN!
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locals recommend
The Short Stop
1455 Sunset Blvd
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locals recommend
Go here if you want to get your dance on! Make sure you see what they're spinning; every night is something different and it can range from rockabilly, to hipster rock, to ratchet booty music. FUN!
Observe LA hipsters in their natural habitat. Joking aside, it's a cool bar and it's hopping every night of the week.
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locals recommend
Little Joy Cocktails
1477 Sunset Boulevard
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locals recommend
Observe LA hipsters in their natural habitat. Joking aside, it's a cool bar and it's hopping every night of the week.
Great bar and restaurant with fantastic indoor/outdoor settings. They have live music nightly, as well as Flamenco and Salsa dancing classes. There is a cover to get in and enjoy the entertainment.
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locals recommend
El Cid
4212 W Sunset Blvd
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locals recommend
Great bar and restaurant with fantastic indoor/outdoor settings. They have live music nightly, as well as Flamenco and Salsa dancing classes. There is a cover to get in and enjoy the entertainment.
This little whiskey bar in the heart of Silverlake has good atmosphere for a date or a small group. Tasty whiskey concoctions, try their namesake.
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locals recommend
The Thirsty Crow
2939 Sunset Boulevard
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This little whiskey bar in the heart of Silverlake has good atmosphere for a date or a small group. Tasty whiskey concoctions, try their namesake.
Wine and beer bar has a low-key atmosphere, perfect for a date.
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locals recommend
Bar Bandini
2150 Sunset Blvd
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locals recommend
Wine and beer bar has a low-key atmosphere, perfect for a date.
A divey sports bar, good for catching a game and grubbing on bar food (they have great wings and burgers). At night it becomes local hangout that's busy every night of the week.
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locals recommend
Ye Rustic Inn
1831 Hillhurst Ave
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locals recommend
A divey sports bar, good for catching a game and grubbing on bar food (they have great wings and burgers). At night it becomes local hangout that's busy every night of the week.
A dark little dive bar, populated by rockers. DJs will be spinning indie, punk, and classic rock. Good to get a cheap drink at the beginning of the night or to get some privacy if you're on a date.
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locals recommend
Burgundy Room
1621 N Cahuenga Blvd
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locals recommend
A dark little dive bar, populated by rockers. DJs will be spinning indie, punk, and classic rock. Good to get a cheap drink at the beginning of the night or to get some privacy if you're on a date.
Great bootie-dancing club in Hollywood without being too expensive or too douchey.
The Room Hollywood
1626 N Cahuenga Blvd
Great bootie-dancing club in Hollywood without being too expensive or too douchey.
One of the only true speakeasies in LA, they have secret after-hours drinking. If you want to get in, you'll have to ask me for the password. Food is also good + karaoke nightly.
Bamboo House Restaurant
4852 Hollywood Boulevard
One of the only true speakeasies in LA, they have secret after-hours drinking. If you want to get in, you'll have to ask me for the password. Food is also good + karaoke nightly.
Westside without being too douchey, this bar features good drinks, an outdoor patio and a dance floor. It's typically filled to the brim with beautiful mid-twenty-somethings, both guys and girls.
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locals recommend
Harlowe Bar
7321 Santa Monica Boulevard
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locals recommend
Westside without being too douchey, this bar features good drinks, an outdoor patio and a dance floor. It's typically filled to the brim with beautiful mid-twenty-somethings, both guys and girls.
A good place to start the night if you're barhopping Downtown. Drinks are cheap, has a nice outdoor patio and there's dancing. The crowd is a curious bled of hipsters and cholos.
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locals recommend
La Cita Bar
336 S Hill St
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locals recommend
A good place to start the night if you're barhopping Downtown. Drinks are cheap, has a nice outdoor patio and there's dancing. The crowd is a curious bled of hipsters and cholos.
At this local brewery, you can taste the beers, hang out in a friendly environment, see their art gallery and occasional live music, and eat something delicious from food trucks parked there nightly.
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locals recommend
Angel City Brewery
216 S Alameda St
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locals recommend
At this local brewery, you can taste the beers, hang out in a friendly environment, see their art gallery and occasional live music, and eat something delicious from food trucks parked there nightly.
Get your dance on! A little off the beaten path, this bar has a huge dance floor where they play old-school funk and R&B while old Soul Train videos are projected on the walls.
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Monty Bar
1222 West 7th Street
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Get your dance on! A little off the beaten path, this bar has a huge dance floor where they play old-school funk and R&B while old Soul Train videos are projected on the walls.
The Edison is a massive bar that combines 1920s speakeasy with steam punk style. DJs, jazz bands, and go-go dancers entertain the crowd of businessmen and artsy types. Cocktail attire dress code.
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locals recommend
The Edison
108 West 2nd Street
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The Edison is a massive bar that combines 1920s speakeasy with steam punk style. DJs, jazz bands, and go-go dancers entertain the crowd of businessmen and artsy types. Cocktail attire dress code.
A great place to go with friends or to meet new people. They serve gastropub cuisine: brunch, dinner, & late night– all delicious! Features a bar, dance room, lounge, front & back patio areas.
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locals recommend
Edendale Restaurant and Bar
2838 Rowena Avenue
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locals recommend
A great place to go with friends or to meet new people. They serve gastropub cuisine: brunch, dinner, & late night– all delicious! Features a bar, dance room, lounge, front & back patio areas.
Located on the edge of UCLA campus, the crowd tents to be young here, but are fun and social. Drink, dance, and play pool.
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locals recommend
Q's Billiard Club & Restaurant
11835 Wilshire Boulevard
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locals recommend
Located on the edge of UCLA campus, the crowd tents to be young here, but are fun and social. Drink, dance, and play pool.
Located between hotspot neighborhoods, this bar/restaurant is a great place to meet new people. Good drinks and bar food. Visit Franklin & Co next door as well.
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Birds
5925 Franklin Ave
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Located between hotspot neighborhoods, this bar/restaurant is a great place to meet new people. Good drinks and bar food. Visit Franklin & Co next door as well.
You may think this a strip club, but it has a mixed crowd nightly, like a regular bar. Tasteful erotic dancing (girls only strip down to underwear & bra) supplies sexy entertainment for both genders.
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locals recommend
Jumbo's Clown Room
5153 Hollywood Blvd
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locals recommend
You may think this a strip club, but it has a mixed crowd nightly, like a regular bar. Tasteful erotic dancing (girls only strip down to underwear & bra) supplies sexy entertainment for both genders.
One of the few places I'd suggest if you feel you must visit The Sunset Strip. It's a fun atmosphere, cheap drinks, and you'll surely spot some famous rockers from yesteryear hanging around.
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Rainbow Bar & Grill
9015 Sunset Blvd
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One of the few places I'd suggest if you feel you must visit The Sunset Strip. It's a fun atmosphere, cheap drinks, and you'll surely spot some famous rockers from yesteryear hanging around.
One of the few places I'd suggest if you feel you must visit The Sunset Strip. Three floors offer three different vibes. A fun bar with a good crowd, it's great place to meet people.
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locals recommend
State Social House
8782 Sunset Boulevard
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One of the few places I'd suggest if you feel you must visit The Sunset Strip. Three floors offer three different vibes. A fun bar with a good crowd, it's great place to meet people.
One of LA's best dance clubs. Located in the NoHo Arts District, it's a good place to meet new people and get your dance on!
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locals recommend
Skinny's Lounge
4923 Lankershim Boulevard
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locals recommend
One of LA's best dance clubs. Located in the NoHo Arts District, it's a good place to meet new people and get your dance on!
One of LA's best Tiki Bars. In the NoHo Arts District, it's a great place to go with a group of friends or to meet people. The bartenders will make you sweet concoctions with unsuspecting kick.
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locals recommend
Tiki No
4657 Lankershim Boulevard
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locals recommend
One of LA's best Tiki Bars. In the NoHo Arts District, it's a great place to go with a group of friends or to meet people. The bartenders will make you sweet concoctions with unsuspecting kick.
In speakeasy fashion, there is no indicator that there is even a bar here at all; it's front is a tarot/psychic shop. A good bar to go with friends or to meet people.
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locals recommend
The Roger Room
370 La Cienega Boulevard
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locals recommend
In speakeasy fashion, there is no indicator that there is even a bar here at all; it's front is a tarot/psychic shop. A good bar to go with friends or to meet people.
A fun, library themed bar in the heart of Downtown LA. It's a nicer bar without being too upscale or pretentious. A good place to meet people.
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locals recommend
Library Bar
630 West 6th Street
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A fun, library themed bar in the heart of Downtown LA. It's a nicer bar without being too upscale or pretentious. A good place to meet people.
A good old-fashioned Irish Pub in the heart of Downtown. This place has fun, social crowd. A good place for a group of friends or to meet people. Their St. Patrick's Day festivities are legendary.
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locals recommend
Casey's Irish Pub
613 South Grand Avenue
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locals recommend
A good old-fashioned Irish Pub in the heart of Downtown. This place has fun, social crowd. A good place for a group of friends or to meet people. Their St. Patrick's Day festivities are legendary.
A great bar to meet people combined with a fantastic Italian restaurant to dine with friends or a date.
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locals recommend
Jones
7205 Santa Monica Blvd
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locals recommend
A great bar to meet people combined with a fantastic Italian restaurant to dine with friends or a date.
THE gay bar of LA for both men and women. Even if you're not gay, it's a fun bar to visit. It's always super packed and people here really let loose and go crazy. Party central!
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The Abbey
692 N Robertson Blvd
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THE gay bar of LA for both men and women. Even if you're not gay, it's a fun bar to visit. It's always super packed and people here really let loose and go crazy. Party central!
Celebrate boozie lore if old Hollywood. Earnest Hemingway, Mickey Mantle, & Frank Sinatra were amongst frequent patrons. Elizabeth Short (Black Dahlia) even had a drink here the night she was killed.
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Boardner's by La Belle
1652 North Cherokee Avenue
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Celebrate boozie lore if old Hollywood. Earnest Hemingway, Mickey Mantle, & Frank Sinatra were amongst frequent patrons. Elizabeth Short (Black Dahlia) even had a drink here the night she was killed.
An all-around great bar, lounge, and live music venue located in the Noho arts District.
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The Federal NoHo
5303 Lankershim Boulevard
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locals recommend
An all-around great bar, lounge, and live music venue located in the Noho arts District.
A fun bar located in the upcoming Atwater Village area. Good for groups, you can even bring food in from one of the surround restaurants. They have good drink specials and Karaoke a few nights a week.
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locals recommend
Bigfoot Lodge
3172 Los Feliz Boulevard
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locals recommend
A fun bar located in the upcoming Atwater Village area. Good for groups, you can even bring food in from one of the surround restaurants. They have good drink specials and Karaoke a few nights a week.
Despite always being busy, this bar still feels low-key. A good place to gather with friends. Located in the upcoming Atwater Village neighborhood, they serve gourmet bar food until 1am.
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locals recommend
The Griffin
3000 Los Feliz Boulevard
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locals recommend
Despite always being busy, this bar still feels low-key. A good place to gather with friends. Located in the upcoming Atwater Village neighborhood, they serve gourmet bar food until 1am.
Chilled atmosphere despite being packed; El Bar is a good place to meet people or go with a group of friends.
Privacy
3256 Cahuenga Boulevard West
Chilled atmosphere despite being packed; El Bar is a good place to meet people or go with a group of friends.
The front is a bar, the back is a live music venue that becomes a dance floor later in the night. The crowd is attractive, mid-twenties looking to have fun. Have vodka drink, enjoy live music & dance.
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locals recommend
Bar Lubitsch
7702 Santa Monica Boulevard
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locals recommend
The front is a bar, the back is a live music venue that becomes a dance floor later in the night. The crowd is attractive, mid-twenties looking to have fun. Have vodka drink, enjoy live music & dance.
A poppin' bar that jamming every night. The crowd is social, mid-twenties-somethings, looking to mingle. A good place to start the night on the Westside.
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locals recommend
The Hudson
1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
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locals recommend
A poppin' bar that jamming every night. The crowd is social, mid-twenties-somethings, looking to mingle. A good place to start the night on the Westside.
A "speakeasy" style bar that will make you feel like you're living in prohibition era. This place is always busy. Dress nice and make a reservation to get in.
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locals recommend
No Vacancy
1727 North Hudson Avenue
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locals recommend
A "speakeasy" style bar that will make you feel like you're living in prohibition era. This place is always busy. Dress nice and make a reservation to get in.
Est. 1927, this hotel has four fun flavors of nightlife: The lobby bar, Spare Room (lounge/bowling/live music), Library Bar (moody/chic/mixologist), & Tropicana Pool Café (classic Hollywood poolside).
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locals recommend
The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
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locals recommend
Est. 1927, this hotel has four fun flavors of nightlife: The lobby bar, Spare Room (lounge/bowling/live music), Library Bar (moody/chic/mixologist), & Tropicana Pool Café (classic Hollywood poolside).
Food Scene
Great food and service, good prices, relaxed atmosphere – perfect spot for a date.
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locals recommend
The Kitchen
4348 Fountain Avenue
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locals recommend
Great food and service, good prices, relaxed atmosphere – perfect spot for a date.
Located in Sunset Junction, this place has some of the best tacos and burritos LA has to offer. (I highly recommend the shrimp burrito.)
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Tacos Delta
3806 Sunset Boulevard
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Located in Sunset Junction, this place has some of the best tacos and burritos LA has to offer. (I highly recommend the shrimp burrito.)
A great place for breakfast/brunch at the epicenter of Sunset Junction.
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locals recommend
Millie's Cafe
3524 Sunset Boulevard
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locals recommend
A great place for breakfast/brunch at the epicenter of Sunset Junction.
Great local Pho place. I recommended dining downstairs; it has nice atmosphere.
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Blossom
4019 Sunset Boulevard
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Great local Pho place. I recommended dining downstairs; it has nice atmosphere.
If you're looking for sushi, this is the best local place.
Starfish Sushi
1755 N Vermont Ave
If you're looking for sushi, this is the best local place.
If you're craving late-night pizza, this is your place; open until 4am.
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locals recommend
Garage Pizza
4339 Sunset Boulevard
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If you're craving late-night pizza, this is your place; open until 4am.
Authentic French cuisine, Taix has been around since 1927, when LA had a large French population. You can have a truly fine dining experience or be casual in the 321 Lounge, where there's live music.
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Taix French Restaurant
1911 Sunset Boulevard
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Authentic French cuisine, Taix has been around since 1927, when LA had a large French population. You can have a truly fine dining experience or be casual in the 321 Lounge, where there's live music.
Cuban café/bakery/deli; everything here is delicious. Whether you want coffee, a sweet, or a sandwich, you won't be disappointed.
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Cafe Tropical
2900 Sunset Boulevard
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locals recommend
Cuban café/bakery/deli; everything here is delicious. Whether you want coffee, a sweet, or a sandwich, you won't be disappointed.
This restaurant offers food that is a fusion of comfort foods and new-age/hipster/California persuasion. The food is delicious, so it's no wonder restaurant is always busy.
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Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd
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This restaurant offers food that is a fusion of comfort foods and new-age/hipster/California persuasion. The food is delicious, so it's no wonder restaurant is always busy.
A classic diner, but with a distinct California flair. Food is delicious and healthy, and it's a fun place to people-watch.
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locals recommend
Brite Spot
1918 Sunset Boulevard
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locals recommend
A classic diner, but with a distinct California flair. Food is delicious and healthy, and it's a fun place to people-watch.
A great sit-down restaurant to enjoy delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine. They often have a live Mariachi band performing. Great for a date or a group large or small.
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locals recommend
El Compadre
1449 Sunset Blvd
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locals recommend
A great sit-down restaurant to enjoy delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine. They often have a live Mariachi band performing. Great for a date or a group large or small.
Features a great outdoor eating area, which is dog-friendly. The menu is very amicable to all palettes and diets.
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Home
1760 Hillhurst Ave
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locals recommend
Features a great outdoor eating area, which is dog-friendly. The menu is very amicable to all palettes and diets.
This is the same Joe's from Bleecker St in Manhattan. Open until 3am, it's perfect for late night munchies if you're in Hollywood.
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locals recommend
Joe's Pizza - Hollywood Blvd
6504 Hollywood Boulevard
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locals recommend
This is the same Joe's from Bleecker St in Manhattan. Open until 3am, it's perfect for late night munchies if you're in Hollywood.
An upscale rooftop restaurant/bar that features fine dining and live lounge music. You'll need a reservation to get a seat. Dress nice and expect to spend money.
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Perch
448 S Hill St
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An upscale rooftop restaurant/bar that features fine dining and live lounge music. You'll need a reservation to get a seat. Dress nice and expect to spend money.
My favorite Chinese restaurant in LA. It serves classic American-style Chinese food, that is likely terrible for you, but oh so delicious.
HONG KONG BBQ RESTAURANT
803 North Broadway
My favorite Chinese restaurant in LA. It serves classic American-style Chinese food, that is likely terrible for you, but oh so delicious.
The best, most authentic Dim Sum in Los Angeles.
Won Kok Restaurant
210 Alpine Street
The best, most authentic Dim Sum in Los Angeles.
A fine café and bakery; you'll love both the pies and barista drinks. Have a slice of something classic or have something new, like Earl Grey or Strawberry Lavender pie.
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locals recommend
The Pie Hole
714 Traction Avenue
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locals recommend
A fine café and bakery; you'll love both the pies and barista drinks. Have a slice of something classic or have something new, like Earl Grey or Strawberry Lavender pie.
The heart of J-Town, the mall has many restaurants and shops. Get an authentic Dorayaki (bean pastry) or sushi - all very cheap and all very delicious. The area around the mall is worth exploring too.
319 E 2nd St
319 E 2nd St
The heart of J-Town, the mall has many restaurants and shops. Get an authentic Dorayaki (bean pastry) or sushi - all very cheap and all very delicious. The area around the mall is worth exploring too.
This local Italian restaurant doubles as a nice bar – good for a date or for a group of friends. You'll want to dress at least business-casual here.
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Barbarella Bar & Kitchen - Italian Restaurant
2609 Hyperion Avenue
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locals recommend
This local Italian restaurant doubles as a nice bar – good for a date or for a group of friends. You'll want to dress at least business-casual here.
If you've always wanted to eat at one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's restaurants, try this elegant hotel bistro. Serves Californian-continental fare plus brunch & tea.
Boxwood Restaurant
1020 North San Vicente Boulevard
If you've always wanted to eat at one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's restaurants, try this elegant hotel bistro. Serves Californian-continental fare plus brunch & tea.
Gourmet coffe and smoothies; a good place to get a delicious, healthy, all-organic meal. If you seek an internet café to work, do this before Starbucks.
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The Oaks Gourmet Market
1915 N Bronson Ave
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Gourmet coffe and smoothies; a good place to get a delicious, healthy, all-organic meal. If you seek an internet café to work, do this before Starbucks.
You'll likely need a reservation for this upscale restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion date. Dress nicely!
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Little Next Door
8142 West 3rd Street
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You'll likely need a reservation for this upscale restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion date. Dress nicely!
The perfect place to get an LA-Style burger if you're in Hollywood during the daytime.
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locals recommend
Stout Burgers & Beers
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd
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locals recommend
The perfect place to get an LA-Style burger if you're in Hollywood during the daytime.
The French Dip Sandwich is one of only a few foods that originated in LA, and this is the place that started it – in 1907! Cafeteria-style food and seating makes it very un-LA. (Beware: cash only.)
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Philippe The Original
1001 North Alameda
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locals recommend
The French Dip Sandwich is one of only a few foods that originated in LA, and this is the place that started it – in 1907! Cafeteria-style food and seating makes it very un-LA. (Beware: cash only.)
THE Jewish deli of Los Angeles, Canter's has been around since 1931. Get a Rueben or pastrami sandwich. Many celebrities are known to eat here. It's the Katz's (NYC) of LA.
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Canter's Restaurant, Bakery, Deli and Bar
419 North Fairfax Avenue
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THE Jewish deli of Los Angeles, Canter's has been around since 1931. Get a Rueben or pastrami sandwich. Many celebrities are known to eat here. It's the Katz's (NYC) of LA.
NoHo Diner has been a staple of LA since 1959. Many celebrities have dined here over the years, their pictures adorn the walls. A superb place to stop for late-night breakfast if you're in the valley.
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North Hollywood Diner
11329 West Magnolia Boulevard
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locals recommend
NoHo Diner has been a staple of LA since 1959. Many celebrities have dined here over the years, their pictures adorn the walls. A superb place to stop for late-night breakfast if you're in the valley.
A hip little restaurant in the heart of Downtown. It's nice, but not too fancy. Food is delicious. A good place for a date.
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locals recommend
Bäco Mercat
408 S Main St
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locals recommend
A hip little restaurant in the heart of Downtown. It's nice, but not too fancy. Food is delicious. A good place for a date.
A true taste of old Hollywood! Est. 1919, this restaurant features classic decor & upscale steakhouse menu. Some staff have been there 50+ years. Patrons range from Charlie Chaplin to George Clooney.
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Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd
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A true taste of old Hollywood! Est. 1919, this restaurant features classic decor & upscale steakhouse menu. Some staff have been there 50+ years. Patrons range from Charlie Chaplin to George Clooney.
THE late-night grub spot if you've been out partying in Hollywood. They serve tasty food and top-notch gourmet baked goods.
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locals recommend
kitchen24
1608 North Cahuenga Boulevard
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locals recommend
THE late-night grub spot if you've been out partying in Hollywood. They serve tasty food and top-notch gourmet baked goods.
Good food and service at this quintessential LA restaurant. Everything is healthy, organic, and avocado-laden.
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locals recommend
Hugo's Restaurant
8401 Santa Monica Boulevard
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locals recommend
Good food and service at this quintessential LA restaurant. Everything is healthy, organic, and avocado-laden.
Arts & Culture
You've never had a movie experience like this! Fully restored to it's 1920s Egyptian-Revial glory, this theatre has comfy seats (tons of leg room), state-of-the-art picture & sound, & it's only $9!
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Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
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You've never had a movie experience like this! Fully restored to it's 1920s Egyptian-Revial glory, this theatre has comfy seats (tons of leg room), state-of-the-art picture & sound, & it's only $9!
If you want to see live music, Silverlake Lounge offers curated showcases of LA's up-and-coming artists. There's usually a cover to get in, but drinks are cheap.
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locals recommend
Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd
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If you want to see live music, Silverlake Lounge offers curated showcases of LA's up-and-coming artists. There's usually a cover to get in, but drinks are cheap.
Echo Park's premiere venue for live music. When the likes of The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters aren't doing surprise shows here, you'll see only best local acts.
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The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd
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Echo Park's premiere venue for live music. When the likes of The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters aren't doing surprise shows here, you'll see only best local acts.
For most games, you can buy Dodger's tickets for as low as $7. Great daytime outing!
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Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave
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For most games, you can buy Dodger's tickets for as low as $7. Great daytime outing!
Local improve theatre. The shows are short, sweet, and hilarious. They serve beer/wine and everything (including tickets) is very affordable. A great first-stop of the night to get everyone laughing.
Impro Studio
1727 N Vermont Ave
Local improve theatre. The shows are short, sweet, and hilarious. They serve beer/wine and everything (including tickets) is very affordable. A great first-stop of the night to get everyone laughing.
This world-famous concert venue doesn't have a bad seat. If possible, see any show with the LA Philharmonic; tickets can be surprisingly affordable.
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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
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This world-famous concert venue doesn't have a bad seat. If possible, see any show with the LA Philharmonic; tickets can be surprisingly affordable.
LA Live has The Staples Center (Lakers & Kings games), Grammy Museum, dance clubs, restaurants, movie theatre - anything you want, it's all here.
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L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd
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LA Live has The Staples Center (Lakers & Kings games), Grammy Museum, dance clubs, restaurants, movie theatre - anything you want, it's all here.
The nicest theatre you've ever been to; the best picture, sound, & seats! Seating is assigned and there is a bar in the lobby. The higher ticket price ensures no unruly patrons or kids to disrupt you.
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ArcLight Cinemas - Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd
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The nicest theatre you've ever been to; the best picture, sound, & seats! Seating is assigned and there is a bar in the lobby. The higher ticket price ensures no unruly patrons or kids to disrupt you.
This world-famous venue is one of LA's premiere spots to see stand-up comedy. Legends have been made on this stage! See a classic or and up-and-comer.
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The Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Boulevard
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This world-famous venue is one of LA's premiere spots to see stand-up comedy. Legends have been made on this stage! See a classic or and up-and-comer.
This world-famous venue is one of LA's premiere spots to see stand-up comedy. Legends have been made on this stage! See a classic or and up-and-comer.
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Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Boulevard
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This world-famous venue is one of LA's premiere spots to see stand-up comedy. Legends have been made on this stage! See a classic or and up-and-comer.
This is a great bar and music venue. Live music every night is curated by the owner. There is never a cover. Dance, drink, and see some of LA's best new music acts before they're famous.
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Harvard and Stone
5221 Hollywood Blvd
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This is a great bar and music venue. Live music every night is curated by the owner. There is never a cover. Dance, drink, and see some of LA's best new music acts before they're famous.
One of LA's premiere (small) live music venues. Not just any act can get a gig here, only the best locals artists grace this stage. Go any night to see the best up-and-coming acts LA has to offer.
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The Hotel Cafe
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One of LA's premiere (small) live music venues. Not just any act can get a gig here, only the best locals artists grace this stage. Go any night to see the best up-and-coming acts LA has to offer.
History have been made on this stage! Many, many legends of music have performed here and still do. Definitely catch a show here if you can - a MUST for music lovers.
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Troubadour
9081 North Santa Monica Boulevard
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History have been made on this stage! Many, many legends of music have performed here and still do. Definitely catch a show here if you can - a MUST for music lovers.
Founded by Amy Poehler & other SNL alum, UCB offers hilarious improvisational and sketch comedy shows. This group has yielded many stars of comedy and TV. You never laughed so hard.
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Avenue
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Founded by Amy Poehler & other SNL alum, UCB offers hilarious improvisational and sketch comedy shows. This group has yielded many stars of comedy and TV. You never laughed so hard.
Shopping
One of several great record stores to shop at on Sunset Boulevard.
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Permanent Records
1816 Sunset Boulevard
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One of several great record stores to shop at on Sunset Boulevard.
One of several great record stores to shop at on Sunset Boulevard.
Frankys Barber Boutique
3323 Sunset Blvd
One of several great record stores to shop at on Sunset Boulevard.
Very cool, huge book and record store. The upstairs labyrinth is definitely something to see; includes various art galleries/vendors. You can find great used books and records for very cheap here.
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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
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Very cool, huge book and record store. The upstairs labyrinth is definitely something to see; includes various art galleries/vendors. You can find great used books and records for very cheap here.
One of the last-standing old-school record stores. A must-see for music lovers. This place is HUGE, and you can get great used vinyl and CDs for super cheap!
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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd
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One of the last-standing old-school record stores. A must-see for music lovers. This place is HUGE, and you can get great used vinyl and CDs for super cheap!
You've never been to a mall like this. Truly frou-frou, it feels almost like an amusement park. You'll definitely spot a celebrity or two here.
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The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
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You've never been to a mall like this. Truly frou-frou, it feels almost like an amusement park. You'll definitely spot a celebrity or two here.
Sightseeing
This is quintessential LA! Griffith offers the best views of the city and of the Hollywood Sign. Best spot to take momento pics. You can also hike form there and it's a space museum.
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Griffith Observatory
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This is quintessential LA! Griffith offers the best views of the city and of the Hollywood Sign. Best spot to take momento pics. You can also hike form there and it's a space museum.
Jog/walk/run around the scenic reservoir or bring your pooch to run around the huge dog park.
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Silver Lake Reservoir
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Jog/walk/run around the scenic reservoir or bring your pooch to run around the huge dog park.
The Chinatown gateway dragons breathe steam every hour. Visit the main plaza or stop into any restaurant or shop for a fun ethic experience.
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Chinatown
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The Chinatown gateway dragons breathe steam every hour. Visit the main plaza or stop into any restaurant or shop for a fun ethic experience.
This tree-shaded pedestrian marketplace offers craft shops & restaurants. In the oldest part of Downtown LA, historic Buildings include Avila Adobe (1818), Pelanconi House (1857), & Sepulveda (1887).
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Alameda / Los Angeles
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This tree-shaded pedestrian marketplace offers craft shops & restaurants. In the oldest part of Downtown LA, historic Buildings include Avila Adobe (1818), Pelanconi House (1857), & Sepulveda (1887).
You HAVE to see the iconic Santa Monica Pier while in LA. It's across town but if you can get there for under $10 (ask me how). Do Santa Monica early and then head to Venice in the afternoon.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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You HAVE to see the iconic Santa Monica Pier while in LA. It's across town but if you can get there for under $10 (ask me how). Do Santa Monica early and then head to Venice in the afternoon.
A MUST SEE while in LA. It's across town but if you can get there for under $10. Do Santa Monica early and Venice in the afternoon. Make sure you're on Venice Beach to watch the sunset on the Pacific.
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The Venice Beach Boardwalk
1800 Ocean Front Walk
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A MUST SEE while in LA. It's across town but if you can get there for under $10. Do Santa Monica early and Venice in the afternoon. Make sure you're on Venice Beach to watch the sunset on the Pacific.
This is THE hike to take in LA. The best people watching in LA, you will likely spot some celebrities while hiking. If not, you'll likely overhear some super-LA things being spoken by other hikers.
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Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
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This is THE hike to take in LA. The best people watching in LA, you will likely spot some celebrities while hiking. If not, you'll likely overhear some super-LA things being spoken by other hikers.
You can rent peddle-boats to take out on the lake. It's like os Angeles' version of Central Park Lake (NYC).
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Echo Park Lake
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You can rent peddle-boats to take out on the lake. It's like os Angeles' version of Central Park Lake (NYC).
Classics combined with some truly original installments, this is one of LA's best museums. It has frequent entertainment-related shows. This is where Notorious BIG died and Pulp Fiction was filmed.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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Classics combined with some truly original installments, this is one of LA's best museums. It has frequent entertainment-related shows. This is where Notorious BIG died and Pulp Fiction was filmed.
MOCA has great installations from some of the world's most influential artists. See what's showing while you're in town.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
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MOCA has great installations from some of the world's most influential artists. See what's showing while you're in town.
Everything Else
Named the "The Best Jazz Club in LA" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2010, this has been a mainstay for session players since 1975. All the greats have performed here and many still frequent it regularly.
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The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd
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Named the "The Best Jazz Club in LA" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2010, this has been a mainstay for session players since 1975. All the greats have performed here and many still frequent it regularly.
This bar is a nicely kept little secret of Hollywood. It's set unsuspectingly in a dingy strip mall, but make no mistake – it's a happening bar; great for a group of friends.
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The Woods
1533 North La Brea Avenue
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This bar is a nicely kept little secret of Hollywood. It's set unsuspectingly in a dingy strip mall, but make no mistake – it's a happening bar; great for a group of friends.
A "speakeasy" style bar that you have to enter through a secret passage. Burlesque dancers perform to a live band nightly. Dress nice, arrive early, and accompanied by females if you want to get in.
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La Descarga
1159 N Western Ave
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A "speakeasy" style bar that you have to enter through a secret passage. Burlesque dancers perform to a live band nightly. Dress nice, arrive early, and accompanied by females if you want to get in.