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Adam M.'s Guidebook

Adam M.
I want to help you enjoy LA! I have lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years, and I love this city. I'll be happy to share my knowledge and experience with you so you can discover the hidden gems L... read more

Things to do in Los Angeles

856 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This dog park was quintessential Angeleno until recently when tourists began coming in droves. In the past, locals would workout by hiking or running through the canyon trails, dog owners would bri... read more

1307 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Griffith Park is a large park with trails, a Greek Theatre for live music/concerts, an observatory with planetarium and museum, a zoo, and horseback riding. This is good if you have a car. Otherwis... read more

#3

Laurel Hardware

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 7984 Santa Monica Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

167 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Restaurant and lounge style bar. Upscale hipsters come here to drink signature cocktails and nosh on foodie delights. Inside of an old hardware store, but the establishment is modern, aesthetically... read more

#4

Skybar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

58 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place was my old stomping grounds during its heyday. The bar/lounge is open-air next to the Mondrian Hotel pool. No longer the exclusive hot spot it was in the 90s and turn of the century, i... read more

#5

Eveleigh

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 8752 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place has a great atmosphere and outdoor seating, but I'm not too keen on the food or cocktails. The crowd is young and attractive, so it's a nice place to start off a Sunset bar hop. Pricey.

#6

Katana

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 8439 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great sushi restaurant with a very Hollywood crowd. You'll see beautiful people, plenty of plastic surgery, flash, and personality here.

#7

Barney's Beanery

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 8447 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a casual bar nearby (just walk down Horn/Holloway until it intersects with Santa Monica Blvd. Casual atmosphere with some games and pool tables, karaoke, and good bar food.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a large nightclub that is good on Thursdays and Saturdays. It's a hip, young crowd that uses bottle service or face control to gain access. I haven't been for a couple of years since its op... read more

#9

Caffe Primo

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 8590 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is great for snacks, coffee, or gelato. Outdoor seating and some comfy leather sofas make this a nice place to chill and people watch as hard-bodied Angelenos leave the gyms (Equinox an... read more

#10

Dialog Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 8766 Holloway Drive·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a breakfast spot. They have decent food and it's just a half block away.

#11

Bootsy Bellows

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$$· 9229 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This club is popular on Tuesday and Saturday nights. It is a younger scene and uses face control to gain entrance. I don't like this place (haven't been for years since it first opened), but it is ... read more

#12

Pearl's Liquor Bar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 8909 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is an upscale lounge/bar that draws a good crowd most nights. The food and drinks are not that great (and pricey), but the upstairs is a cool place to hang out (open air atmosphere with black... read more

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a small neighborhood pub that has a mixed crowd but fills up for sporting events (Super Bowl or boxing for example). They have good bar food and attractive waitresses.

#14

Warwick

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 6507 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Popular on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Warwick has been popular for three years now, surpassing the normal Hollywood club life span. I haven't been for a couple of years since they remodeled it, but... read more

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I like this place a lot. It's an old-school Hollywood bar in a classic hotel. The bar manager/concierge has been working there forever (he has photos with every movie star you can think of), and he... read more

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is stumbling distance from the apartment, and features great bar food, a sports pub atmosphere downstairs, a more upscale lounge atmosphere with a piano bar and live music upstairs, and ... read more

#17

Cafe Med

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 8615 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Italian food with outdoor seating. The cocktails are good, the pizzas are great, and most of the other entrees are pretty good. I've only had one bad meal here and several great ones.

#18

Sushiya

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 8650 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The sushi is mediocre, but the vibe is fun and the cocktails are good. The outdoor seating is nice, and it's a good place to have a date or people watch.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Newly-opened (was a sushi restaurant in early 2016), this is a trendy spot with good food just a half block away. The crowd is sexy and very LA.

#20

A/X Armani Exchange

ShoppingClothing Stores
8700 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

They've got some good clothes for men and women, and they usually have "sales" promotions that make it more affordable.

#21

H&M

ShoppingClothing Stores
$· 8580 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you forgot to pack some clothes, H&M has cheap and trendy replacements.