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.
The Troubadour is a pioneering rock-n-roll venue with a history that would make any music aficionado blush. Founded in 1957, the venue hosted Bob Dylan’s early shows, Buffalo Springfield’s first concert, and the US debuts of Elton John and Gordon Lightfoot. Legend has it that The Eagles met at the club, and that rock manager Herb Cohen discovered Tom Waits at an open mic night. Concerts are standing room only and usually quite intimate.
Once owned by actor Johnny Depp, this notorious ultra-hot bar is known for its cutting-edge music and celebrity-studded scene. Depp and his co-owners continue to book major music acts and intriguing unknowns to entertain the glitzy crowd. Be prepared to wait in line unless you are famous. Viper Room is one of the brightest (dark) spots in West Hollywood, and one which any self-respecting club-goer would put high on their list. Cover varies; check the calendar for occasional discount passwords.
Mmhmmm at The Standard Hollywood is the ultimate party haven. On every Saturdays, guests of the three-star hotel, The Standard-Hollywood, as well as, party lovers from across the city flock to this extraordinary nightclub. From burlesque performances, DJ nights, theme-parties and live music performances, Mmhmmm at The Standard Hollywood plays host to exciting and happening events. Grab a drink from their fully stocked bar, unwind and dance the night away while here. LGBTQ+ events are also hosted here providing a meeting point for the community in Los Angeles.
The Den of Hollywood on the famous Sunset Strip has been home to many previous establishments, but this restaurant may be just what the famous street was missing. With a cozy interior and an outdoor seating area, this might qualify as one of the few neighborhood hangouts on a street that caters to tourists. However, you definitely get more than your typical casual restaurant food. With a TV Dinner on the menu—it is called "The Den", after all—consisting of classics such as lasagna and garlic bread and a menu that changes monthly, it's a step above some other trendy restaurants but without being stuffy or uptight. And with the retro design, it almost feels like dinner in your real family den. For further information, please see the website.
Highly rated as one of West Hollywood's hottest gay clubs for over three decades now, Revolver Video Bar is popular for its pulsating music and eclectic ambiance. A preferred destination for gay people as well as others who enjoy watching trending music videos on the big screen or legendary movie mash ups, this bar is especially lively on weekends. The bar's landmark revolving entrance door and inexpensive cocktails are the biggest draw for young adults. This bar is also famous for its karaoke night, which is held on Mondays, throughout the year.
Located in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a chic and upscale restaurant and cocktail bar with a thriving nightlife. The decor is elegant and lively with an inviting charm that attracts all! It is a hybrid destination that offers contemporary season fresh Californian cuisine but it is local favorite for their craft cocktails. Their venue is available for private events and parties with seating space for around 400 people. For a fun night out in Hollywood with friends, visit Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails!