The hottest celebrity bar in town is also one of the most exclusive. Situated atop the ritzy Mondrian Hotel, long lines wait for a shot to enter the Skybar, very common, yet comfortable cocktail lounge. Guests at the hotel are guaranteed entry. The space itself is very low-key and open-air. Stars mingle with their friends amid gorgeous city views. If you can get in, it is worth the experience.
Still commonly known as the "Rainbow Room," this fabled Sunset Strip institution continues to deliver a good time with live rock shows, fun finger food and late-night dining. The roomy interiors consist of a dining room, several bars, upstairs dance floor and patio decorated with kitschy rock 'n' roll memorabilia, Christmas lights, burgundy leather booths and even a vintage arcade game. The food offered is an Italian-American fusion of popular munchies such as pizza, sandwiches, steaks and a diverse vegetarian selection. Keep in mind that it is possible to reserve special seating above the stage.
Seven Grand is a local favorite Irish Whiskey Bar, set in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It is the perfect place for some after work social interaction. The bar's familiar atmosphere is created by pool tables and dim lights. Enjoy sampling one of the many available whiskey brands while listening to live music with friends.
The Los Angeles Stock Exchange building was re-modeled and now holds rocking nightclubs and upscale bars. This nightclub gets its name from the building where it's housed. It is hard to find foot space here if you decide to haunt this place later in the evening, as it's always crowded. Top of the line sound systems and glaring lights make for a cool nightclub atmosphere. Live music and the young, hip crowd are just energetic enough to set you tapping your feet.
Avalon Hollywood began its life as a theater in 1927, and ever since has undergone numerous name changes, and staged several theatrical events and musical concerts, such as: 'Caesar & Cleopatra', and 'The Vagabond King'. This venue is also home to the first ever American Music Awards, and has held concerts for Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Beastie Boys. It is a club. venue, a host to special events, restaurant and more.
Flickering candles, mysterious pink curtains and subdued lighting welcome you into the Abbey in West Hollywood. This popular bar, lounge and restaurant offers you not only a mixed range of appetizers and entrees, but also yummy drinks like chocolate and watermelon martinis. Enjoy the cool vibe of the lounge on the terrace or the kitschy atmosphere indoors. At night, the Abbey is a well known gay bar and welcomes everyone regardless of whether they are gay or straight. So come and visit and dance the night away!
Fantasia Billiards is one of Burbank's most popular gaming halls featuring default-sized pool tables, classic foosball tables, dartboards, and arcade gaming machines. This place entertains private parties wherein you can book a part or the entire hall for gaming nights with your friends, corporate meetings, and other private functions. Fantasia also functions as a sports bar serving a variety of craft beer and other local spirits, as you catch your favorite sports team in action.
Started over a decade ago in Northern California, this chain now spans five states and continues to spread like wildfire. The beers are all brewed on the premises in the German lager style and they're all cold and refreshing. The food's good too, designed to complement the brew. Usually chock-full with younger patrons, this large hall also accommodates families. Whether you take your fraternity brothers or your kids, this is a fun place for a moderately priced evening.
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill is a great place to enjoy a laid-back lunch or dinner with your family and friends. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming interior, and it's surrounded with large windows that give beautiful views of the city outside. An expansive bar displaying a selection of eclectic spirits occupies the restaurant's center. Also, there are television screens around making Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill a perfect place to catch some sporting action. The menu dictates BBQ classics of which the rack of ribs, fried chicken sandwich, brisket and steak come most recommended. There are potent drinks to wash your BBQ delights, and the place also has delectable desserts on offer.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a large restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of big screen televisions showing the big sports game that you can watch with one of BJ's house beers. The restaurant has a wide selection of drinks and food, including deep dish pizzas, sandwiches, soups and Asian dishes. No trip to BJ's is complete without having the famous pizookie. You choose a cookie and when it comes out hot from the oven vanilla ice cream is placed on top.
Barneys Beanery has its roots as a hip and progressive bar. It was opened in 1920, and, within years, became favorite spots for celebrities such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Quentin Tarantino also enjoyed Barneys, and the owners are often proud to point out his favorite booth, where he wrote the majority of his famous movie, [i]Pulp Fiction[/i]. Special events are on going at this bar, so be sure to check out the website for events that may be featuring the next innovative artist.