California Nightlife

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California Nightlife

  • Night Clubs

    San Francisco Nightlife

    Liquid's resurrection is Pink, the brainchild of two French hipsters one of which is DJ Franky Boissy who spins Latin House and Deep, sexy house. The cool ambiance is heightened by rose scented candles lit for the entire evening lending it a rosy glow and perfuming the air in the process. French film is played in its two flat screen tvs. Brigitte...

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  • SkyBar

    Los Angeles Nightlife

    Here is a website that lists all the nightclubs that are good and gives their contact info: http://www.clubzone.com/sponsors/index.asp?city=2 No sneakers or hats; men wear collared shirts for most places

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  • Gaslamp Quarter

    San Diego Nightlife

    Tivoli, spelled backwards, is i-lov-it. Yes, we absolutely did. The oldest bar in San Diego has anchored this corner of the Gaslamp district since 1885 when the neighborhood was known as the Stingaree; a gritty, bawdy den of iniquity where vices of every sort were enjoyed with cheerful impunity. Saloons, gambling halls, bordellos, opium haunts…...

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  • Night Hiking / Stargazing

    Yosemite National Park Nightlife

    I can't believe we skipped this. There is a standard moonlight tour that meets at Yosemite Lodge, shuttle stop #8, costs $20 and lasts about 2 hours. The times vary depending the moonlight. That sound great enough, but the one night we were in Yosemite happened to be a full moon. The staff at our hostel suggested that we do the moon tour, but we...

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  • Disneyland / California Adventure

    Anaheim Nightlife

    The HOB is a popular hotspot suited mostly for adults 21 and over at night. General admission may be allowed for certain events throughout the year. There are many locations of HOB but this one is particulary convenient for the D-Land traveler. Alcohol drinks are bit pricey here but I expect this at a chain bar alone, and then adding the...

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  • Stargazing

    Death Valley National Park Nightlife

    Face it, there's not alot of nightlife in Death Valley, but that's not why you went out there, right?. Campfires are only permitted in established campgrounds and are not allowed in the backcountry. So what to do? If you're not already in a remote area camping, hop in your car, check the map they hand out when you enter the park and find a dirt...

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  • Live Music

    Monterey Nightlife

    Possibly the most beautiful theatre I have ever seen in my life. I am so excited to see The Robert Cray Band this month! And the Growlers in December should be fantastic. They've had to move their smaller acts from The Lobby to the main stage due to sound complaints, which I thought would be kind of a drag, but I saw The Tumbleweed Wanderers there...

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  • Bars/ Nightclubs

    Palm Springs Nightlife

    My friends and I were in Palm Springs and of course we had to stop in at Toucans! Having been here before, I knew what to expect: Hot dancers, friendly patrons, and strong cheap drinks! This is one place you definitely want to cab it to. The dance floor is small but clean and very high energy, the bars (both inside and outside) move the lines...

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  • Night Clubs

    Hollywood Nightlife

    Basque is a trendy nightclub on the Corner of famed Hollywood and Vine. Always full of Sexy people, its best Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I had a great time at Basque even though I had read some horrible reviews on it. I'm not sure why tight people would go out in Hollywood, or anywhere for that matter, and why they come back and write reviews...

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  • Club Cohiba

    Long Beach Nightlife

    HORRIBLE crowd ,Bad security ,dirty and expensive place you will expect some kind of safety for the cover charge you pay DO NOT GO just turn and leave before you have one of the worst nights ever. You dont need to go ,so you dont need a dress code

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  • Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery

    San Jose Nightlife

    One of my biggest complaints about San Jose has always been the lack of casual nightlife. The city has a huge trendy club scene with big bouncers guarding the doors of the hottest clubs and ensuring only the most beautiful and well-dressed people enter. What is there for those of us who wear ratty blue jeans and t-shirts to do? I occasionally like...

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  • Nevada Side

    South Lake Tahoe Nightlife

    The few nights we were there we stayed in the casino. I don't remember winning much money but we had fun! The two main casinos are Harrah's and Harvey's both are located right across the street from each other. Casual

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  • Night Clubs

    Sacramento Nightlife

    The K Bar is a relatively new restaurant and bar in downtown Sacramento. It is part of the Paragary group of at least nine restaurants that is owned by three local partners. It is located at the old Woolworth store site on 10th & K Street. From K Street the restaurant has an exciting look because it opens up right into the street. When I was there...

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  • The Sandpiper

    Laguna Beach Nightlife

    Sometimes referred to as the "dirty bird" (you'll understand once you've been there) The Sandpiper is a casual local place with live music, but some nights lots of tourists/out-of-towners as well. Can be dead or busy, just depends on what's happening at the time. The staff/crew are friendly. Large quantities of alcohol are regularly consumed on...

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  • Beaches

    Manhattan Beach Nightlife

    It was easy to find, the hotel shuttle left us at the corner and we only had to walk cross the road. You can not miss the big sign on the wall isn’t it? LOL Now you wonder where are the members?

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  • Live Performance Venues

    Pasadena Nightlife

    Located in Altadena, just north of Pasadena. I don't even know where Pasadena ends and Altadena starts. This is a 49 seat show of various kinds of musical entertainment. Located in the back of the Coffee Gallery. Reservations are highly recommended. See the link below for shows and other info.

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  • Whiskey Creek

    Mammoth Lakes Nightlife

    Surprisingly, for a small resort town there's plenty to choose from. The village has the most in the same place. It is a new shooping area with restaurants, shops and bars, that's at the base for the gondola to the Canyon Lodge. Whiskey Creek is a restaurant that turns into a dance club. According to the locals, the best DJs in town play here. If...

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  • Rockin' Baja Lobster Bar & Grill

    Oceanside Nightlife

    The VT meeting started at 5.30 pm outside the restaurant and finished inside at night - what a surprize: it was raining a little that night hehe. It was a very, very special event for me and Ursula - first of all great oportunity to meet and talk with virtual till that time friends in great atmosphere. Add great eating, drinking (margaritas) and...

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  • Eating / Drinking

    La Jolla Nightlife

    This sake bar is wedged between Osteria Romantica and Yummy Sushi and is one of the newer places at The Shores. It's sort of a sports--sake--bar with big screen TVs and sake bottles along the the wall. Just the place for those late night gatherings after a day of surfing or kayaking. Side walk sipping is offered, but any sports minded person...

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  • Moondoggies

    Pacific Beach Nightlife

    So this place is pretty sweet. It's got a big area inside to eat. A patio for chilling outside on those nice days. The best day to go is on tuesday. This is actually the best day for all the bars. Its Taco Tuesday at all the bars. Taco's how can you go wrong. On the taco Tuesday i was there they had a comedian. Filled with young proffessionals,...

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  • For Your Information

    California Nightlife

    What to do at night is unique to the area and/or town you're visiting. There is definitely a different vibe in San Diego vs. Orange County vs. Los Angeles vs. Santa Barbara vs. San Fran. You get the point. I've found that the best way to find out what the hot spots are is to just go up to a stranger who looks like they know what's going on and ask....

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  • Beer / Wine Bars

    San Francisco Nightlife

    I'm throwing this in for one reason: the patio. The Cannery as a whole is a complete waste of space but this place has an outdoor courtyard bar that's good for killing a couple of pints on a sunny day (or starry night). They also have a ton of beers on tap. The brews aren't necessarily cheap, I don't know as I'd eat here, and the street musicians...

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  • The Standard Downtown

    Los Angeles Nightlife

    IHOP -800 South Flower St (pictured) Subway- 801 South Flower St (across from IHOP) Subway- 523 West 7th Street L.A. Cafe- 639 S. Spring St- unique cafe with good eats, including tacos, gourmet sandwiches, pastries The Standard Hotel- 24/7 Restaurant- 550 South Flower St, Los Angeles, CA, 90071 (by 6th St) Union Station- ample seating at night...

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  • Pacific Beach

    San Diego Nightlife

    This place is great because of the atmosphere and the huge amounts of good looking young people partying, dancing and havinga great time. Within 6 or 7 blocks are about 50 different bars and clubs and the streets are packed with people partying until early in the morning. Best nights are Thursday to Saturday. The street is Garnet and it is in...

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  • Camp Fires

    Death Valley National Park Nightlife

    There aren't many places that can compare to Death Valley for gazing at a blanket of stars under the wide open skies of this amazing desert. If you're camping in the desert it can get chilly at night so be sure to light up a campfire and watch the flames turn to glowing embers....this is the best time to look skyward into the brilliant night sky.

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  • Casinos

    Palm Springs Nightlife

    Though there are many casinos to choose from in the desert area, you don't have to go far if you are staying in downtown Palm Springs. Just a couple of blocks past Palm Canyon Drive, you can walk to Spa Resort Casino for a little gambling fun. There are slot machines galore, but very few tables. I'm not sure what the table minimums are during the...

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  • Theaters / Concerts

    Hollywood Nightlife

    There are tons of awesome rock clubs located on the sunset strip. I've placed a few of the premier ones on their own tip pages (Whisky a Go go and the House of Blues), but there are tons of others that rock out just as much. The Viper Room, the Key Club, The Roxy, The Rainbow Bar & Grill etc- all have great venues and are worth checking out!!!...

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  • The Blue Cafe

    Long Beach Nightlife

    Every Last Tuesday - Tribute Tuesdays * Every Last Wednesday - Live Comedy Night * Every 3rd Thursday - Almost Acoustic Jam * Every First Saturday - Sambala (Blue Room) * Every Saturday - Luke & The Locomotives (12:00-5:00) * Every Saturday - The Last Mile (5:30 - 7:30) * Every Sunday - Mama’s Boys (1:30) * Every Sunday at The Blue Room - Big...

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  • Live Music

    Sacramento Nightlife

    The Sac memorial auditorium was built in 1927 and was dedicated to all the Sacramento citizens who died in war. Though it is elegant in appearance, it is very warm and welcoming...to Sacramento natives, it just "feels like home" :) In it's 71 years, it has seen everything from the circus to the Grateful Dead to Josh Groban(which I enjoyed very...

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  • The White House

    Laguna Beach Nightlife

    Been around 'forever' - Depends on who you talk to: Some hate it and call it a meat market, but it has remained popular over the years. Lately it's claim to fame appears to be Taco Tuesday Their website (lately) doesn't tell you s#t

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  • Live Music

    California Nightlife

    The place to go at night in Palm Springs is the relatively new Cedar Creek Inn, which is really a great restaurant and bar. They have a lounge called Derby Lounge where Mikael Healey and Anna Rose entertain with solo performances as well as duets. They are quite the team...beautiful voices, great stories to tell, and lots of good-natured banter....

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  • Bubble Lounge

    San Francisco Nightlife

    On Friday, 11 July 2003, it was a day that will live in all our memories. After spending 18 months being corrupted in the *seedy* bars of Amsterdam, our dear innocent JOHNNY_CA finally returns home to the Bay Area. He will make his nest back in Los Angeles, but made a stopover in San Francisco. It has been a much-anticipated meeting between Johnny...

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  • House Of Blues

    Los Angeles Nightlife

    There are some good shows at House of Blues. That is where my praise for this place ends. It's overpriced (thus I only go when I get in for free) and is the epitome of corporate attempts at being cool. I once went to a rap show here and there were CHAIRS on one part of the dance floor. CHAIRS!!!! This is not an opera!!! Get off your ass!

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  • Dick's Last Resort

    San Diego Nightlife

    For years I have heard of "Dick's Last Resort" but had never been there, nor had I ever noticed it. Influencial people in San Diego refer to it frequently, radio talk shows have even been broadcast from it and I thought it would be a great place to add to my SD page. I was shocked. So many pretty places in the Gaslamp Quarter and this is where...

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  • Hollywood Boulevard

    Hollywood Nightlife

    Hollywood never sleeps. There are always people around. many tourists taking pictures and walking around. Personally I haven't seen any night clubs around Hollywood Blvd but I am sure there are some near by. A local resident could tell that more. . . Dress very comfortably and do not put on anything elegant of fancy. You will get tired quick from...

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  • Dancing

    Sacramento Nightlife

    This club has lots of parking space, compared to clubs in midtown or downtown. The age group is 18-35 yrs. old, and they play different kinds of music each day. The cover charge is between $5-$10, and they have drink specials. No hats or baseball caps, and shirts with logos. The funny thing is you can come in wearing a plain shirt and shorts.

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  • Mosun Sushi and Club M

    Laguna Beach Nightlife

    oh fu#$* - my Laguna beach goddess - Diane Armitage has just recently posted that Mosun is now closed as of August 2011. - Boom Boom Room and now this - maybe I will just kill myself. (I can hear the cheers now) - Old tip below: ______________ Mosun has excellent sushi & drinks. Club M upstairs has the young and the beautiful, with DJs...

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  • SAN FRANCISCO

    California Nightlife

    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. casual, bring a jacket and long sleeves, it is usually always cool there, it is on the bay...

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  • Art / Theater / Concerts

    San Francisco Nightlife

    If you want a good night of theater, check out the A.C.T. No need to dress up unless you want to. Some people get really in to it and dress really nicely. I go after work and am usually in jeans and a nice top. Its fine, nobody judges what you are wearing, you won't feel out of place.

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  • The Viper Room

    Los Angeles Nightlife

    This world-famous club on the Strip has been king of the hill since it was first opened by actor Johnny Depp and co-owner Sal Jenco back in 1993. The intimate club is also known for unforgettable late-night surprise performances. Every Tuesday night, this live music hot spot hosts Atmosphere, featuring the sounds of trance, drum and bass, garage,...

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  • Downtown

    San Diego Nightlife

    Although I won’t classify my DH and I as any kind of experts in the fine art of beer, we both really enjoy sampling the wares of craft breweries wherever we go - in part because they’re not the sorts of places 21 year-old rookies go just to get obnoxiously hammered. The clientele leans towards the more mature, very pleasant “elbow mate", and...

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  • Combined Suggestions

    Hollywood Nightlife

    Unlike my favorite Miami, Clubs here in Hollywood unfortunately close at 2AM. One spot I ended up a couple of times is The Body Shop, a gentlemens club that at 2AM was everyones club, as girls and guys alike would pour in here for a good time. If you're partying on the Sunset Strip, its late and you still have energy check it out! Wear what you...

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  • Eating / Drinking

    Sacramento Nightlife

    Although Midtown (see tips on that), the mixed commercial/residential portion of the old central core Sacramento just east of downtown, has long dominated nightlife, with nightclubs, bars, eateries, dessert places, etc., downtown has much to offer, too, and it has really picked up in this regard since the late 90s. This is especially true along K...

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  • Nature Nights

    California Nightlife

    Love the sunset party... crazy dancing on the beach. You'll have fun here-))! Just before sunset follow the sound of beating drums onto the sand and you'll find an eclectic bunch of people dancing to the beat of dozens of drummers. This seems to happen on the weekends.....and if you don't feel like joining the circle of dancers then you can always...

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  • Eating / Drinking

    San Francisco Nightlife

    My nice bar for eats and people watching would be in the Hotel Monaco. downstairs besides the lobby is THE GRAND CAFE with big windows to look out on the live street action. Drinks are great and so is the food. Along that street also iare bars with live venues and across the street is the Redwood Room that I love also for the late night. Haave fun...

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