Los Angeles, California

The city of Angels, if “Angels” can be interpreted as “beautiful women trying to become stars”. Whether it’s the beautiful climate, the flash, the culture, the arts or the night life, Los Angeles has it all. You can watch a ball game, shoot something with paint or bullets, take in 18 holes in the sun, drag race with your buddies or even learn to scuba dive.

The city has an endless array of restaurants, bars and clubs to frequent. You could even spot a beautiful film or television star in the same venue! For those whom city life disagrees with, there is the idyllic Santa Catalina Island off the city shore.

Finding something to do in Los Angeles won’t be a problem. Finding the determination to leave might be.

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You can take Vegas to any level and still have fun. Yeah you can ride a Gondola at the Venetian Hotel, throw some quarters at the slots, watch all the great Vegas shows, - Have a Blast. OR you can decide to go insane, gamble your savings, max out your credit cards, marry a stripper, and find out all the other cool stuff you did from the pictures on your friend's camera. It's all good. It's all for the taking. It's all Las Vegas!

Our Top Picks !

  • Hotel Erwin$$$

    1697 Pacific Ave

    Located in Venice Beach, this hotel was used as a backdrop in the movie “I Love You, Man” starring Jason Siegel and Paul Rudd. Known for its laid back atmosphere and affordable rates. Share drinks with your buddies on the rooftop bar.

  • W Hotel Hollywood$$$

    6250 Hollywood Blvd

    Situated at the foothills of Beverly Hills/Bel Air, minutes from the Santa Monica beaches, this “icon” is close to Sunset Strip. Whether you want a quiet place or a room to bring the party home, The W Hotel is real luxury LA living.

  • Viceroy Santa Monica$$$

    1819 Ocean Ave

    This hotel prides itself on class and tends to be populated by stockbrokers and models. Located a block away from the Santa Monica beach, enjoy the lively Cameo Bar every night next to the exotic cars parked out front.

  • SLS Beverly Hills$$$$

    465 S. La Cienega Blvd.

    SLS hotels are the upscale chain of Starwood Hotels and you pay for what you get. However, what you get is pretty impressive. Located near Beverly Hills and all the great restaurants, like the famous Bazaar on the premises.

  • Best Western$$

    6141 Franklin Ave

    For those seeking an inexpensive stay in the Hollywood Hills, look no further. Recently renovated in a way that the Best Western chain could afford, the hotel also has a late night “coffee shop” which is known for its celebrity appearances.

  • Hotel Palomar$$$

    10740 Wilshire Blvd

    A great boutique hotel located at the center of LA, 15 minute from either the beach or the La Brea Tar Pits with the added bonus of the UCLA campus nearby. Avoid the expensive parking. There is free street parking. Just check the signs.

  • The London$$$

    1020 N San Vicente Blvd

    Well known for its incredible night life, The London is home to Gordon Ramsey Restaurant and is 50 feet from Sunset Boulevard. You can walk to the Viper Room, Whisky-A-GoGo, Rainbow, Key Club, and all of the Hollywood debauchery.

  • Mondrian$$$

    8440 Sunset Blvd

    If you’re the sort who disturbs other hotel guests, this might be the place for you. The staff is notorious lax regarding shenanigans within its walls provided it doesn’t go all hours. You can even enjoy one of their strong drinks at the Skybar.

  • Fairmont Miramar$$$

    101 Wilshire Blvd

    Excellent location, beautiful fig tree, poolside bungalow with a sauna in the bathroom, attached outdoor terrace, on-site spa, excellent room service and a short walk to the Santa Monica Pier and the restaurants on the Third Street Promenade

  • Hollywood Roosevelt$$$

    7000 Hollywood Blvd.

    If you're down to party, enjoy the hype and location location location without worrying about the price, The Roosevelt is the spot. This is not your typical four-star hotel, but its uniqueness and ambiance makes up for some of its shortcomings.

  • Premiere Supper Club $$

    1710 N Las Palmas Ave

    This is one of Hollywood’s most exclusive venues. It is a performance spot, restaurant and dance club all rolled into one. Vegas-style acts entertain all night as you dine in dressy attire and then dance the night away.

  • Eden $$$

    1650 Schrader Blvd

    Eden exudes sexiness with amber tones and mahogany paneling. Built from an old Opera house, it makes up for a lack of indoor space with outdoor bars and seating. Try to grab a booth and be sure to make use of the excellent bottle service.

  • Trousdale $$$

    9229 W. Sunset Blvd.

    A small dance club featuring a mix of house music and 40’s dance tunes is frequented by celebrities and upscale clientele. Along with tasteful décor and posh VIP rooms. The dance floor features poles for those memorable occasions.

  • The Roxbury $$$

    1661 Ivar Ave

    A young club but already tied with Eden as the sexiest club in town. The club sports multiple bar levels, including an open-air bar. Hosting such events as Kobe Bryant’s New Year’s Eve, so expect a long wait at the door and dress to impress.

  • Boulevard3 $$

    6523 Sunset Blvd

    Boulevard3, big, free-flowing, dramatic. It fuses the intimacy of a party at a private home, the luxury of a four-star estate, and the spirit of play - It is best described as a "counterclub" with a state of the art lighting and sound system

  • Colony Night Club $$$

    1743 N Cahuenga Blvd

    The site of many Hollywood after-parties including the MTV Movie Awards, this club is reminiscent of a beach house in the Hamptons with its landscaped garden. You can hang out with the DJ’s indoors or relax outdoors in a beach kiosk.

  • Drai’s Hollywood $$$

    6250 Hollywood Blvd

    Drai’s is an offshoot of the Las Vegas club of the same name. It is ALWAYS slam packed with celebs and your typical Hollywood crowd mixed with hipster girls. I'm talking about the kind of crowd that refuses to hit the dance floor.

  • MyStudio $$$

    8560 Sunset

    Taking its name from its resemblance to a 1960’s photo studio with a little more gold and marble sparkle. Party the night away with household names dancing beside you and relax on one of the available couches when you need a respite.

  • Vanguard $$$

    6021 Hollywood Blvd

    Well known as a live performance venue as well as a huge, warehouse-style club. Multiple dance areas keep clubgoers happy regardless of their musical tastes. Check ahead for the night’s theme so it doesn’t conflict with your style.

  • AV Nightclub $$$

    1601 N Cahuenga Blvd

    One of Hollywood's newest hotspots- great crowd and intimate party. Features Voyeur-esque burlesque dancers and beautiful bartenders and bottle service girls. Great decor and fantastic DJs play top 40 hits. AV sets the bar high for quality.

  • MélisseFrench$$$$

    1104 Wilshire Blvd

    French cuisine in elegant surroundings. The menu changes with the seasons for fluctuations in produce and entrées may include dry-aged cote de boeuf roti for two with potato-leek torte or roasted squab with seared foie gras and citrus jus.

  • MatsuhisaJapanese$$$$

    129 N La Cienega Blvd

    An offshoot of the Nobu restaurants, this quiet venue showcases quality cuisine. Excellent sushi and sashimi, the latter with a Latin-American twist. Matsuhisa also serves cooked Japanese delicacies as well as an omakase menu.

  • ProvidenceSeafood$$$

    5955 Melrose Avenue

    One of the best seafood experiences in the city. From the tasting menu to the variety of dishes to the wine pairings, this restaurant brings meaning to the phrase fine dining even taking extra care in its presentation.

  • Hatfield’sInternational$$$$$

    6703 Melrose Ave.

    Dubbed one of the 10 best new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit, Hatfield’s provides a market-fresh menu of appetizers, main courses and desserts with an excellent wait staff and ambiance. This should be a destination for any food lover.

  • Saddle Peak LodgeSteakhouse / Seafood$$$$

    419 Cold Canyon Road

    The restaurant for the meat lover. Steak, lamb, fish and pork are included in the menu to go with the logs, stone, hunting trophies and fishing gear found around the perimeter. There is even a patio for dining in fine weather.

  • Sushi ZoSushi$$$$

    9824 National Boulevard

    One of the best sushi restaurants in L.A. can be found in a mini-mall. The décor and space are lacking, but the quality of food certainly isn’t. Various types of fish are available to the enthusiast and those simply wishing to impress.

  • Angelini OsteriaItalian$$$

    7313 Beverly Boulevard

    For those seeking a flavor of Italy, look no further. Despite being tiny and having a sizable wait for a table, there is simply no substitute for Italian food that is this good. Be sure to leave room for their delicious gelato at the end.

  • The BazaarSpanish / Basque$$$$

    465 South La Cienega Blvd.

    Chef Jose Andres has dreamt up a multi-course tasting menu to titillate the taste buds. The simple, elegant décor makes it easier to concentrate on the cuisine. GQ called this one of the 10 best restaurants in America. Judge for yourself.

  • Katsu-YaSushi / Japanese$$$

    11680 Ventura Blvd

    An inexpensive way to your heart and a favorite of industry types that live close by. Katsu-Ya features an impressive array of sushi, fresh fish, inventive rolls and excellent service. It’s more popular as a lunch spot for business people.

  • The Water GrillSeafood / American$$$

    544 S Grand Ave

    Bringing a little bit of New England to the West Coast, this seafood restaurant rolls in the lobster. Sous Chef Amanda Baumgarten creates a delectable and creative menu in the heart of L.A.’s theater district.

  • City Tavern $$

    9739 Culver Blvd

    Features of the best selections of California craft beers anywhere. With a selection of over 22 beers, this gastropub offers a casual relaxing atmosphere with a good selection of food and specialty drinks.

  • Library Bar $$

    630 W 6th St. Ste 116-A

    Located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Library Bar is known for mixed drinks both unique and delicious. The bar is dark, private and comfortable. But in the event the bar gets packed, there is always plenty of standing room in the lobby.

  • Cha Cha Lounge $

    2375 Glendale Blvd. Silver Lakes

    Cha Cha Lounge hosts a Tiki/Tijuana theme that’s all the rage. The dimly lit bar packs the locals and the pick-up scene at this place is pretty fierce, particularly given the customers’ penchant for nerd glasses and neon hoodies.

  • Winston’s Bar $$$

    7746 Santa Monica Blvd

    Winston’s tries to give the feel of an NYC neighborhood bar in L.A. Dim lights, exposed brick, and a laid-back atmosphere permeate the place. The bar is tiny so the later your arrival, the harder it is to get in. Best to arrive before 9pm.

  • Next Door Lounge $$

    1154 N Highland Ave

    Anything that is remotely difficult to find is worth discovering, and the Next Door Lounge is absolutely no exception. The ambiance is cool, the food is delicious, the music is just right and the service is friendly. Fun 1940's vibe.

  • La Descarga $$$

    1159 N Western Ave

    Everything about this place screams sexy sophistication. This Havana themed lounge offers classic cocktails,jazz and salsa music, and an hourly burlesque show. It is also cigar friendly with a nice cigar room. Very unique and classy.

  • Bar Marmont $$$

    8171 W. Sunset Blvd.

    Bar Marmont is an experience. Welcome to the epitome of the Hollywood Scene, in all its Grandeur. It is highly likely that you will run into a celebrity if you come here on the weekends. The drinks are pricier than most places but worth it.

  • The Writer's Room $$$

    6685 Hollywood Blvd

    Brilliant. Speakeasy style classy bar, not overcrowded and with top knotch service and a VIP vive and roaring '20s feel to it. Excellent music and even better mixology style drinks. Old school style from the tall booths to the wardrobes.

  • The Living Room $$$

    W Hotel - 6250 Hollywood Blvd.

    Swaa-aank. From the entertainment industry shotcallers taking meetings at the bar to socialites sipping Manhattans, the W Hotel’s sleek lounge, The Living Room, offers a 21st-century version of classic Hollywood splendor.

  • 4 Play $$

    2238 Cotner Ave

    The good news: The women are completely naked. The bad news: Any full nude bar cannot serve alcohol. Still, there’s a $15 cover and a two drink non-alcoholic minimum. That said, 4 Play features some of the best looking women in L.A.

  • Déjà Vu Showgirls $$

    6315 Hollywood Blvd

    This club is one of the best deals in town. The quality of the dancers varies greatly and the attitudes can be spotty, but it also contains some of the nicest dancers in L.A.

  • Spearmint Rhino $$$

    15411 E. Valley Blvd.

    Located in the City of Industry. This full nude bar, like all others does not serve alcohol. But you can get nude lapdances. Strict rules govern dress code, so don’t show up in a white t-shirt.

  • Star Garden $

    6630 Lankershim Blvd

    The Star Garden is a decent club for a bachelor party. It does have soft alcohol like beer and wine and the women are topless. It even has a pool table and televisions for those who can’t bring themselves to enjoy the other assets of the club.

  • Sam’s Hofbrau $

    1751 E Olympic Blvd

    Great club for those on a budget. There is no cover and lap dances are $10, which is a good thing given the shady location. The place does serve alcohol, so the women only get topless. There are televisions for those without the $10 bucks.

  • Plan B $$$

    11637 Pico Blvd

    A full service bar so don’t expect nudity. However there are buxom women in bikinis dancing around the floor. There is also reasonably priced food, drinks and stogies and they offer complementary rides to 4 Play Strip Club (same owners)

  • The Body Shop $$$

    8250 Sunset Blvd

    A bit on the upscale side, it features nude girls on the dance tables. Women are known to be a la naturale, so if you prefer fakes, look elsewhere. The Body Shop was frequented by Motley Crue and is mentioned in “Girls, Girls, Girls".

  • Skin $$$

    3388 S Robertson Blvd

    One benefit of the no alcohol rule: 18-20 year olds can frequent this fully nude bar. However, a two-drink minimum applies along with the cover to get in. Drink prices can be a bit steep, so be wary of women hitting you up for a drink.

  • Jumbo’s Clown Room $$

    5153 Hollywood Blvd

    A full bar with no nudity, Jimbo’s still has an interesting history. A dive bar turned dancing club, it is known for having more trannies dancing in bikinis or lingerie than any other. It’s also known for having more women than other clubs

  • The Gentlemen's Club $$

    5175 W San Fernando Rd

    One of the most high class adult clubs in the L.A. area. Enjoy the night while in the company of sexy erotic dancers while relaxing in plush and comfortable seats and booths. Features a wide selection of exotic dancers from around the world.

  • The Abbey $$

    692 N Robertson Blvd

    The crème de la crème of gay bars in West Hollywood and some consider it one of the best in the world. No cover and no hassle about getting in but still very much a night club atmosphere with none of the drama. Weekends are busy and fun.

  • Circus Disco $$

    6655 Santa Monica Blvd

    This warehouse-like club sizzles with energy with music playing for every taste. Two levels and multiple DJs spinning hits, you can always find a spot on the dance floor. Gay club during the week with a mix crowd on weekends.

  • Rage $$

    8911 Santa Monica Blvd

    Still going strong after 20 years in the same venue. Features three bars in two stories and a restaurant. For a quieter evening, you can hang out with a friend in the outdoors terrace or you can go up on stage and dance with the guys.

  • Arena $$

    6655 Santa Monica Blvd

    Leaning towards the younger crowd, the music on any given night is usually a mix of hip hop and latin music, with a sprinkle of drag shows. Tigerheat 18+, on the weekends, is their most popular night when the place is packed. Mixed crowd.

  • Micky's $$

    8857 Santa Monica Blvd

    Micky’s is now open again after a hiatus due to a fire on premises. Now, both literally and figuratively, it is hotter than ever. This club offers a full menu of food and is usually packed on the weekends. Fri & Sat have extended hours.

  • Here Lounge $$

    696 N Robertson Blvd

    Here Lounge always has a week’s worth of events to suit a variety of tastes. Examples include the Sassy Show (drag) and the Stripper Circus. Fridays is ladies’ night with Truck Stop and Saturdays is Hip House for the guys.

  • Mother Lode $

    8944 Santa Monica Blvd

    The drinks flow freely like the Nile River and the men are numerous. The bar doesn’t rely on weekly events. Despite this, it packs a large regular bar crowd during the week, despite (or perhaps because of)the dive bar atmosphere.

  • Eleven $$

    8811 Santa Monica Blvd

    Eleven was converted from an old bank building to an upscale and classy lounge in West Hollywood. The crowd is a mix of gay and straight and the weekly events change often with the only consistent event of Fresh Fridays.

  • Rain Nightclub $

    12215 Ventura Blvd

    An all around beautiful club featuring the latest LED lighting, a full bar, spacious dance floor, large stage and private booths. Drinks are good and strong and they offer an interesting food menu, including appetizers, entrees and salads.

  • Akbar $$

    4356 W Sunset Blvd

    Smack dab in the middle of Sunset Junction, Akbar has been a familiar sight to the crowds of Silver Lake. Featuring a jukebox that pumps out the hits, plenty of places to sit, great drink specials, strong drinks and Anchor Steam on tap.