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.
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.
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!
Located in the beautiful Terranea Resort, Catalina Kitchen serves sumptuous food which have Italian, Californian and Greek dishes carefully put together in the menu. The restaurant faces the breathtaking view of the Palos Verdes coastline and overlooks the resort swimming pool, creating a soothing ambiance. Catalina is famous for its all day light meals featured in the menu, however the weekend brunch is to die for. Sumptuous pizzas are their specialty, pair them with delicious cocktails.
Ortega 120 is a great Mexican restaurant that has something for every one on offer. The place is usually full, so make sure you have a reservation before getting there. A warm and friendly ambiance is complimented with tasty Mexican delights tortillas, carnitas and many more that can be paired with their Tequilla. Tequilla is prepared in the restaurant premises, so don't miss a cocktail mixed with that. Ortega 120 is a great place to enjoy a grub and a pitcher of Tequilla cocktail with your friends. Call ahead for reservations.
A popular sports bar in sporty Redondo Beach, The Bull Pen attracts locals who love their brew and like to talk sports. It has several beers on tap and if it could tap the casual, convivial atmosphere and sell it to other bars, the bar would make a fortune. Later in the evening, the place turns into a cocktail lounge with a whole different clientèle. Low lights and perfectly shaken martinis make it a popular spot for those in-the-know. Call ahead for details.
Buca di Beppo is a famous chain of Italian restaurants. Located at the South Pacific Coast Highway, Buca di Beppo embraces you in a friendly atmosphere while serving delicious Italian food. A la carte options include salads, pastas, baked pastas, pizzas, breads and desserts. Apart from that, you can choose your portion size, small family style serves two and large serves four. They have group menus and a separate menu with gluten-free options. Pair your meal with wine, cocktail, beer and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. Check website to have a look at their menu.
Voted one of the best brewing companies in the Los Angeles area, year after year, the San Pedro Brewing Company has found the perfect recipe not only for beer, but for also for a thriving business. This restaurant and brewery pairs gourmet pub grub with their signature beer. Live music and entertainment add to the already jovial atmosphere of the place, turning first-time patrons into loyal fans. Aside from eating and drinking, patrons can learn about the process of crafting perfectly hoppy ales and IPA's through their beloved brewery tour that takes place every Friday at 4:30p. Larger groups of 10 or more can request weekend tours with a two weeks booking notice.
This is an authentic British pub in San Pedro. While the upstairs balcony seats 48 people, downstairs there is a log fireplace and a Victorian style bar made of solid oak and brass fittings. The clientele is mostly cruise-goers & regulars. You will see plenty of British expatriates and local fishermen from San Pedro. The menu features options such as salads, The Henry VIII Roast prime Rib, the Anne Boleyn Prime Rib, fresh roast turkey, rack of lamb, Beef Wellington and fish & chips. They have a full bar and sell 13 popular European draught beers, including Guinness and Bass. In addition, they sell California wines by the glass or bottle.