Nightlife

The Abbey
Fixture of Boys Town offers flavored martinis galore. 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410 Map H12

AKBAR
Laid-back gay bar is a “neighborhood oasis” with Moroccan murals and mellow music. 4356 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 323.665.6810 Map W23

Alibi Room
Modern neighborhood bar; serves food from Kogi, a trendy Korean barbecue truck. 12236 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.390.9300 Map M10

Angel City Brewery
Small-batch craft brewery in the Arts District. 216 S. Alameda St., downtown, 213.622.1261 Map H17

Bar Covell
Intimate neighborhood wine bar. 4628 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz, 323.660.4400 Map W23

Bar Marmont
Dreamy bar next door to historic Chateau Marmont. 8171 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.0575 Map H12

Basement Tavern
Underground speakeasy in a Victorian abode; live music. The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.392.4956 Map M8

Beery Belly
Tiny craft beer bar focusing on Southern California-brewed beers. 532 S. Western Ave., Koreatown, 213.387.2337 Map B2

Blind Barber
Craft-cocktail-driven speakeasy hidden in the rear of a barbershop. 10797 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.841.6679 Map L11

The Blind Donkey
Impressive roster of premium whiskeys, whiskey cocktails and craft beers in Old Pasadena. 53 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.792.1833 Map Q19

Bootsy Bellows
Exclusive lounge with dinner theater and burlesque shows. 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.274.7500 Map H12

Bow & Truss
Spanish-style tavern with Mediterranean food and cocktails. 11122 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, 818.985.8787 Map north of T19

Broadway Bar
1940s glam. Huge circular bar downstairs; lounge upstairs. 830 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.614.9909 Map I16

Cameo Bar
Extends outside around pool and cabanas. The Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.260.7500 Map L8

Caña Rum Bar
Premium rum bar with some 140 small-batch rums and cigar pairings. 714 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.745.7090 Map I16

Canter’s Kibitz Room
Live music nightly; attached to beloved deli. 419 Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, 323.651.2030 Map I13

Catalina Bar & Grill
Top club for jazz and jazz fusion. 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323.466.2210 Map H13

City Tavern
Brews, California wines and cocktails. Booths outfitted with computerized craft brew taps; patrons pour their own. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.838.9739 Map L11

Crocker Club
Nightclub inside an old bank; back room is in the vault. 453 S. Spring St., downtown, 213.239.9099 Map I17

Culver Hotel Lobby Lounge
Charming, historic hotel bar in the heart of Culver City. 9400 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.558.9400 Map L11

Dime
Teensy cocktail spot frequented by entertainment-industry insiders. 442 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323.651.4421 Map H13

Eagle Rock Brewery
Family-run microbrewery with tasting room. 3056 Roswell St., Eagle Rock, 323.257.7866 Map northeast of W23

The Echo
Hip Echo Park dance club books local and indie bands. DJs, dancing; Echoplex is downstairs. 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 213.413.8200; Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park, 213.413.8200 Map G16

The Edison
Posh renovated power plant. Get there early. Dress code. 108 W. 2nd St., downtown, 213.613.0000 Map H17

El Rey Theatre
Hot indie bands play art deco theater on Miracle Mile. 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.936.6400 Map J13

The Emerson Theatre
Dance club featuring burlesque and live music. 7080 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.525.2453 Map H13

Greystone Manor Supperclub
Neo-Gothic dance club with entertainment from aerialists and other performers. 643 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.652.2012
Map I12

Harvard & Stone
Fine cocktails in a gritty-chic industrial space. 5221 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.466.6063 Map W22

Harvelle’s
Burlesque and music in dark digs. 1432 4th St., Santa Monica, 310.395.1676; 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, 562.239.3700 Map L8, N16

House of Blues
Name bands in faux bayou setting. 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.5100 Map H12

Hyde
SBE lounge that spawned offshoots around the country. Reservation recommended. Hyde at Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 323.330.8018 Map I15

LA Descarga
Cuban-inspired rum bar. Live band and dance performances. Reservation recommended; upscale dress code. 1159 N. Western Ave., Hollywood, 323.466.1324 Map east of H14

Las Perlas
Festive tequila and mezcal bar with sophisticated cocktails. 107 E. 6th St., downtown, 213.988.8355 Map I16

Los Angeles Brewing Company
Two-level bar with 100 taps of beer. 750 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.622.0500 Map I16

Lucky Strike Lanes
High-tech bowling lounges. Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.467.7776; Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 Carson St., Torrance, 310.802.7020; L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 877.893.8259 Map H14, D3, I15

Lucy’s 51
Cocktail lounge and grill with live music nightly. 10149 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, 818.763.5200 Map T22

Mohawk Bend
Craft beer bar in the shell of an art deco theater with more than 70 craft beers on tap. 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 213.483.2337 Map south of W23

Next Door Lounge
Classic cocktails and 1920s panache. 1154 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.465.5505 Map H15

No Vacancy
Gin cocktails and live entertainment in a Victorian boutique hotel. 1727 N. Hudson Ave., Hollywood, 323.465.1902 Map H14

One-Eyed Gypsy
Lounge is styled as a retro carnival with 1930s decor and midway games; tickets are redeemable for food and drink at the bar. 901 E. 1st St., downtown, one-eyedgypsy.com Map I17

The Orpheum Theatre
Historic venue offers alt rock and special events. 842 S. Broadway, downtown, 877.677.4386 Map I16

The Otheroom
Microbrews and wines by the glass, New York City-style. 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.396.6230 Map N9

Pagoda Bar
Poolside lounge at palatial restaurant with panoramic views of Hollywood. Yamashiro Restaurant, 1999 Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, 323.466.5125 Map H13

Perch
Open-air roost in a historic building; indoor cabaret lounge Bar Thirteen is underneath. 448 S. Hill St., downtown, 213.802.1770 Map I16

The Pikey
London meets Los Angeles at British gastropub and cocktail bar. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.850.5400 Map H13

Pour Vous
Parisian-inspired champagne and cocktail salon. Upscale dress code. 5574 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 323.871.8699 Map I14

The Roger Room
Hidden speakeasy with creative cocktails. 370 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.854.1300 Map J12

The Roxy Theatre
Historic rock ‘n’ roll venue on the strip. 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.276.2222 Map H12

Rush Street
Culver City’s full of wine bars, but this huge Chicago-style hangout has all the libations. 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.837.9546 Map L11

Sassafras
Lounge styled as a (stylishly) decaying Savannah townhouse specializes in barrel-aged cocktails. 1233 N. Vine St., L.A., 323.467.2800 Map H14

The Satellite
Alt-music venue (formerly known as Spaceland) books under-the-radar indie bands. 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake, 323.661.4380 Map W23

The Sayers Club
Exclusive neo-speak-easy features a front room with food menu and live music performances in the back. 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, 323.871.8233

Seven Grand
Whiskey bar with tongue-in-cheek hunt-club décor. 515 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.614.0737 Map I16

Seventy 7
Hidden, mixology-focused speak-easy; look for the alley entrance. 3843 Main St., Culver City, 310.559.7707 Map L11

Shorebar
Swanky, Cape Cod-style drinking den. 112 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, 310.429.1851 Map L7

Silverlake Lounge
Small, divey music venue that frequently offers free shows. 2906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 323.663.9636 Map south of W23

Skybar
Chic open-air roost with a view at the Mondrian hotel. Reservations required. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025 Map H12

Smithhouse Tap & Grill
Sports bar boasts 120 beers; five booths are equipped with built-in taps. 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, 310.432.4360 Map J10

The Spare Room
Lounge with bowling lanes and fa cocktails. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.466.7000 Map H13

The Standard Downtown
Rooftop bar with panoramic city views, pool, vibrating red waterbeds. 550 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.892.8080 Map I16

The Standard Hollywood
Lounge with swinging seats, glowing purple walls. 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.9090 Map H12

£10
Pronounced “ten pound,” this whisky bar in the Montage Beverly Hills specializes in single-malt whisky from the Macallan. 225 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7800 Map J11

The Terrace
Old Hollywood ambience poolside; cabanas. Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.654.7100 Map H12

Tower Bar
Tony bar at Sunset Tower Hotel; pianist in tails plays at the baby grand. 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6677 Map H12

Tropicana Bar
Poolside hot spot at the Roosevelt Hotel. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.466.7000 Map H13

Troubadour
Historic spot books up-and-coming alt-rock and local bands. 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.276.6168 Map H12

Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room
Gothic wine bar with Vampire Vineyards wines, small plates and cheeses. 9865 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills,  310.826.7473 Map I11

The Varnish
The mixing of Prohibition-era cocktails is an art form at this bar in the back of Cole’s diner. 118 E. 6th St., downtown, 213.622.9999 Map I17

Villains Tavern
Stylish haunt in the Arts District. Indoor bar for cocktails, outdoor bar for craft beers and flavor-paired shots. 1356 Palmetto St., downtown, 213.613.0766 Map east of I17

Viper Room
Tiny, nitty-gritty live-music venue. 8852 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.358.1880 Map H12

Whiskey Blue
Rande Gerber goes Polynesian. W Hotel, 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood, 310.208.8765 Map J10

Whisky a Go Go
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer still rocks. 8901 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.652.4202 Map H12

The Writers Room
The refurbished “back room” of Musso & Frank does mixology. 6685 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.491.4148 Map H16

Wurstkuche
Exotic sausage and beer hall is a popular, boisterous neighborhood hangout. Try the duck-bacon-jalapeño frank. 800 E. Third St., downtown; 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. 213.687.4444 Map I17, M9

X BAR
Indoor-outdoor playpen for CAA and ICM talent agents. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, 310.228.1234 Map J11

Xen Lounge
Cool club near the studios. 10628 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818.505.3513 Map U19

 

 

 

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