In San Francisco, I prefer the Castro district. Very eclectic, lots of fun shops, restaurants, coffee houses, people everywhere, safe to walk. It is the Gay section of SF. Girls if you like to dance and hangout go to the Cafe corner of Market and Castro.
Dress Code: casual, bring a jacket and long sleeves, it is usually always cool there, it is on the bay afterall.
Very cool at night, wear a jacket.
San Fran - Polly Esthers club...80's night! good fun! up for it crowd! Also, Harry Dentons...classy bar/club with views of the city. Older crowd but a good crack with a few beers inside ya!
LA - Bars all along Sunset Boulevard. Try the Fenix bar at the Argyle hotel on a Monday night. We blagged our way in, Jeff Goldblum plays the piano there every Monday night! Dress up to get in here and give it aload of bunny to the doormen to get in!
Palm Springs has a few bars but not a huge nightlife scene!
Picture : Prison cell on Alcatraz
This picture is not taken at night but in the morning as you know. How could you forget this beautiful street in the SanFransisco?