Thursdays with Karma brings a more casual, but no less label-minded crowd (less suits, more Fred Segal). Soulful house, hip-hop and funk !
Drink specials change weekly from free champagne and strawberries for the ladies to early open bar for all.
Dress Code: HIGH FASHION~
Definitely a place to put your heels & a sexy dress on for- guys are safe in dark colors and if ultra stylishly done (think expensive shoes/jacket added) jeans too.
Ten blocks of Sunset strip from Doheny to La Ciegena St. offers a smorgasbord of clubs, bars, and restaurants. Walk or better yet rent a limo (the giant hummer limo is quite popular) to "cruise" the strip and it's local color.
Dress Code: Dress is amazingly casual unlike NYC and Miami's south beach. The trendier clubs had dressier folks in line but they were, after all still standing in line. I am not in the "Hollywood know" on trendy club access but I am told the gals always get in, the guys with a hundred bucks to spare usually get in, and it helps to arrive in a limo or other high- end ride. Oh, it also it helps to be famous;)
The party scene in 2008 is GOA, Crimson, HYDE, Villa. They are typical Hollywood clubs and difficult to get into if you are a male- unless you buy bottle service. Cool lounge type places are Skybar, the W hotel in Westwood, and One on Sunset.
Dress Code: Nice- sexy
No sneakers, hats
Men must wear collared shirts
when on the strip stick to the classics, and go to bar marmont on sunset.
It is near the eastern side of the strip on the north side on Sunset Blvd. in hollywood They will valet you car for about $5 while you drink which could save you up to $35! and they have the best drinks in the city. Order a number nine (infused vodka and fresh mint). make a reservation and have some tasty eats if you are worried about getting in or go on a weeknight. Butterflies hang from above, the music is great. What can I more can I say? My favorite bar in LA
Dress Code: I have gone here straight from the gym once but most people will be dressed very well.
The most famous spot for going out at night in LA is the so called sunset strip, a relatively short tract of Sunset Boulevard. The clubs that I suggest to visit are the following:
The Viper Room
Wiskey a gogo
The Viper is a good disco some nights. Viper Room is now owned by Johnny Depp and clamorous episodes have happened in the past. Wiskey a gogo was home to the Doors in their early days, and the Roxy Bar was a meeting point for the youngest of the starlet system. I don't know if it's still.
Actually during weekends the "Strip" is very alive while during ordinary nights might be disappointing. Los Angeles is also plenty of good live music shows every week with important performers playing both in small and big clubs or at the holliwood bowl. In LA, a club might be very busy one night and completely deserted the next one. My suggestion is to gather information before chosing any club to go or you might end up spending the night with the bar tender. LA weekley, the notorious free LA entertainment newspaper might be a great help. Almost all the clubs close at 2 am.
The ever famous Sunset Strip (between Doheny and Ivar-ish) is loaded with lively nightlife, decent restaurants, and TOURISTS!
Locals rarely ever venture into this neck of the woods for nightlife, unless you are a little "Hollywood"or live in the West Hollywood Hills.
Sunset Plaza is a bit of a "scene", and the rockers can have fun at both the Rainbow Room and the Viper Room.
Dress Code: It's LA; wear whatever.
For an off-the-beaten path night, try hangin out at the Rainbow Room. Located on the Sunset Strip, this infamous joint houses several rockers and groupies on any given night. A full scale restaurant and bar, and this place actually has really great chicken soup. =)
Live music featured nightly.
Dress Code: The more leather and metal, the better...
The world famous Sunset Strip is the ultimate LA party scene destination. You can catch glimpses of it on "Celebrities Uncensored" on E! If that doesn't say it all, I don't know what does.
Personally, I don't like the Strip 'cause it's too crazy for me. I'm not a young, rich Hollywood wannabe, so I don't really like to hang out with people who are. But, there's a lot goign on... which can make it fun.
I liked Miyagi's - a lesser known bar, restaurant, club. But, it's still packed.
The Whisky is on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. This place was made famous because the Doors debuted here. Many other awesome acts have come through. Live music happens almost any night. Cover charge is anywhere from $7 & up. Not many places to sit, and the place is small, but the acoustics are pretty good.
Dress Code: Any. No movie cameras allowed, but still photo cameras are ok.
Come on, people! I could be wrong, but nobody seems to have addressed the monster that is Barfly.
God, where to begin? I once invited my sister out for a night on the town, and took her to Barfly. We got drinks, and watched the 50-something men drop all kinds of cash on fake-breasted 20 year olds. At some point my sister said to me, 'is this real?' I had to laugh.
If you look up the word 'vacuous' in the dictionary, you will understand what Barfly is- It's nothing. Yet it's everything. It is simply unbelievable, and it is awesome! One night I went outside with my drink and was blessed with the opportunity to see Hef and the blondes arrive in his Hummer limo. You haven't lived until you've seen that sh*t.
Barfly isn't for those who can't hack the nightlife BS. This place is all about that. The doormen are probably nice guys on any other day of the week, but on Friday or Saturday night, forget it: A-*-*-H-O-L-E-S. You're on a list? Ha! Everyone's on a list, so don't even bother saying it. You're more than 2 minutes late? Too bad, you're Fd. It's great- then you get to stand there like a d*ckhead while all the ladies get in with just a smile.
Ahh, Barfly. Yet it's a rockin' good time, to be sure. If you do manage to get in, you'll get to enjoy the sight of super hot chicks with huge fake racks. You'll also be amused at guys' feable attempts to get their attention. Considering those cocktails are like $11 a pop, you can actually witness a man's breaking point.
Sometime around 10:30 or 11PM is when the whole place turns into a club. That's what you're really there for. That's when Hef and his blondes usually arrive, and that's when all the hotties hit the dance floor.
Barfly is definitely not a place to bring a date. Go with your buddies, or, better yet, with group that includes women. It'll improve your chances of getting past the guys at the door.
Dress Code: Nice attire- no sneekers, no jeans.
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