Los Angeles Nightlife
Opened in 1934, this storied West Hollywood watering hole, festooned with classic black-and-white Hollywood headshots, has had numerous celluloid moments, including the famous Lana Turner scene in L.A. Confidential. We recommend comandeering one of their dark booths for happy hour ($4 well drinks, Mon-Fri 4-7pm).
Loungy hot spot bringing Hollywood hipster-hood to the semi-serene streets of Santa Monica; the full bar carries a great selection of affordable wines.
Taking its design cues from 1940s and 1950s Cuban architecture, this sleek multi-level club features a dance floor and an outdoor patio with a cozy fireplace.
Hollywood’s showiest scenesters glare down on the glowing LA skyline at the modernist Mondrian hotel’s popular poolside bar.
Sprawling indoor/outdoor gay bar famous for its mega-sized martinis and mojitos, a pretty crowd, and private outdoor cabanas.
Eastside dance den primed for new sounds, hot beats, and anything-goes good times in the company of hipsters, artists, musicians, and other assorted denizens of Echo Park and Silver Lake.
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