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Bars and nightlife in Los Angeles

Top bars

Beach Bar
“With more visitors per year than NYC, it is no wonder you came to stay at our beach house. Venice Beach has great bars, restaurants, the famous beach gym, pickleball courts, a beautiful sand beach with temperate water and a fantastic boardwalk for pedestrians and separately for bikers. Be sure to rent a bike your first day from the multitude of affordable beach rental spots so you can explore and get to know it! It's an easy bike ride up to the Santa Monica Pier too.”
  • 318 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 508 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Beautiful Spanish roof top restaurant and patio area with beautiful views of downtown LA. ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Cocktails & shared plates are served at this lively gay lounge with outdoor terraces & dance floor. Address: 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069”
  • 231 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great restaurant and bar. Best cocktails in the area and amazing food. Crowd is typically full of interesting writers and other industry creative types. ”
  • 282 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Cool trendy spot in West Hollywood! Beautiful people, cool setting; Inside can get really loud, try to get an outside seating, you will love seating under the stars, lights, and trees. Best to order Lollipop Sprouts and mushroom pizza (share with friends)... so good!”
  • 178 locals recommend
Hotel
“The rooftop bar is a must visit at sunset, the views are amazing when the distant mountains appear between the surrounding office buildings.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Gastropub
“sports bar, gastro pub, great Pizza - sit by the fire, at the bar or outside ($$)”
  • 207 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Lounge
“The Lakers, ESPN Zone, Lucky Strike Bowling, Restaurants - Los Angeles Downtown area is expanding with activities, eateries and art galleries”
  • 154 locals recommend
Lounge
“Fun local spot right by the beach. Great place for daytime or nighttime depending on your mood. Indoor and outdoor areas with fireplace in the back. Great drinks!”
  • 253 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Cocktails & shared plates are served at this lively gay lounge with outdoor terraces & dance floor. Address: 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069”
  • 231 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Echo Parks most famous music venue. It’s small and intimate with a decent sized patio area outside. When The Rolling Stones played a surprise show here it basically shut down Echo Park for the night. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Close by on Abbot Kinney, great scene, but only beer and wine. Buzzy modern hangout provides draft brews & wine in an open, airy interior with a minimalist vibe.”
  • 143 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great bar/restaurant located right next to the Venice beach boardwalk. Great night scene and cool vibe.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“The Laugh Factory opened in 1979 on the world famous Sunset Strip in Hollywood. It has grown to be one of the most renowned comedy clubs in the world.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Gorgeous bar and an architecture award winner that used to be a power plant. The drinks and appetizers are just okay but the place looks amazing. The bar is made of small rooms an da large main area as they kept the original walls and structure. You can see the old pumps and equipment displayed. The play with lighting make the space amazing. ”
  • 129 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“i have seen excellent performances. From clasical phillarmonic to popular singers and bands”
  • 557 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Must see for architect lovers and great music venues. Check their calendar, if you are lucky you'll catch a show that interests you here. The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. ”
  • 263 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Come catch one of LA’s world famous sports franchises or see a concert or your favorite artist!”
  • 212 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The sight "never gets old" when you see this Frank Gehry space. Don't even need to go inside”
  • 128 locals recommend
Amphitheater
“Historic, 5,900-seat amphitheater in a wooded park showcasing a variety of acts under the stars.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Echo Parks most famous music venue. It’s small and intimate with a decent sized patio area outside. When The Rolling Stones played a surprise show here it basically shut down Echo Park for the night. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Record Shop
“Go here while they're still in business at this location. This world-famous record store is the BEST for records, cds, posters, and so much more. Two floors, free parking, free in-store shows by world-famous artists year round, solid used music section, shopped by everyone (celebs and non, alike!). Amoeba rules the record world in LA. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Museum
“A fabulous little place, not expensive to get in. Great gift shop, lots of interactive things to do and fantastic memorabilia to see. If you like music and movies it's definitely worth a visit.”
  • 65 locals recommend