Los Angeles has night spots as hip and fabulous as you want them to be; beautiful party people, starlets and young millionares are all out there having a good time. And you can join them provided you get past all the velvet ropes and can afford the drinks.
This list opens with a classic, the Bar Marmont
on the Sunset Strip. Books have been written on the antics and escapades of the celebrities over the years in the Chateau Marmont
; the bar is still peopled by the famous.
and the Short Stop
are both a lot lower-key. La Cita is popular bar/music spot downtown with different crowds on different nights of the week. The Short Stop is a good Echo Park bar, there is often a lively crowd and sometimes DJs and dancing. The owners of the Short Stop also run Footsie's
-- a cool bar in the Highland Park area.
Back on the fabulous track, Koi
is a Hollywood restaurant/bar that is very much a part of the A-list scene. Geisha House
, the sushi joint that Ashton Kutcher has a stake in, is also a hot-spot.
The list rounds out with a lot of Hollywood night spots. Other places that could be added to this selection are Cinespace
, as well as other nightclubs
Downtown can hold its own as a nighttime destinations these days nowadays. In addition to La Cita (mentioned above), some hip places to check out downtown include The Edison
, The Association
, a bar within a bar), and The Standard Rooftop Bar
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8171 Sunset Boulevard
336 S Hill Street
(At Third Street)
1455 West Sunset Boulevard
Hipster bar with pool tables and (sometimes) djs...
730 North La Cienega Boulevard
8713 Beverly Boulevard
1638 N Cahuenga Blvd
1006 Seward Street
Fusion food and flavored martinis... read more
1835 North Cahuenga Boulevard
8555 Beverly Boulevard