may be too overt and liberal minded for some, traffic on Sunset and Santa Monica Blvd!
Who wouldn't want to go there?
Dominating part of Westside LA skyline is the Pacific Design Center, the mecca for any architect , art designer and similar types west of the Missisippi River- maybe of the entire U.S. Special events often take place here, open to the pubic, anything from an interior design seminar to a singles mixer party. (Gay-themed ones and otherwise). PDC is...more
I love this place. Even if there isn't a show going on, the atmosphere is awesome and the people make it a pleasant experience. And of course, they pour HEAVY. Live Music and Great Food is an AWESOME combination. The service is always very friendly and mindful of you getting out and downstairs on time for the event. Parking is a problem though my...more
The West Hollywood Halloween festitivities are incredible and perhaps my favorite night of the year. Santa Monica Blvd. is closed off from Robertson to Fairfax...more than a mile and it's fills up with over 400,000 crazy people who are bent on having a great time, checking out each others costumes, and generally having a wonderful, peaceful freak...more
This is the must for a visitor in WeHo. See up close major sites of the "Hollywood" mystique here: nightclubs like the House of Blues, Roxy and the Viper Room, as well as the famous (well, infamous) Chateau Marmount, and The Comedy Store among other sites. Despite less hype made here over the years, Sunset Blvd gets quite crowded on the weekends,...more
Since 1979, the LA Pride festival has occured in the heart of WeHo. Originally seen as a celebration solely of and for the gay community, the Pride festival has attracted a diverse crowd in the hundreds of thousands. City officials including the mayor cite and praise the annual event. Many groups and organizations with and without gay affiliation...more
If you want to stay in the middle of a lot of the nightlife "action" but don't want such a "scene"...more
The London West Hollywood is a luxury suite hotel located in a quiet neighbourhood in West...more
We loved absolutely everything about Sunset Marquis! From the staff to the amenities and rooms (and...more
While we were in L.A. for business, it was also our 10th wedding anniversary weekend. So we decided to celebrate at SUR Restaurant and Bar which is partially owned by Lisa Vanderpump Todd (of The Housewives of Beverly Hills fame). What a fabulous time had by all, the ambience was romantic, service impeccable and the food was delicious. Once dinner...more
I have never ever been to a restaurant like this. The venue itself was amazing, but not more amazing than anything else you can find in WeHo/Beverly Hills. The service was ridiculous. I'm pretty sure the waiter was just standing 3 feet away waiting for a crumb to drop. If you read my review on the SLS Hotel, in which the Bazaar is located, you'll...more
This was a surprise birthday dinner for me, and to get the opportunity to dine at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant was something that I've always wanted to do...so we did. The service, food, ambience and setting was fabulous. Well worth the price of admission. For the appetizer, LJ had Poached Lobster with risotto while I had Roasted Pork Belly. For...more
Once upon a time, The Abbey was a coffee shop about 6x6 feel big. Over the last 15 years they have bought out each of the buildings around them (including a ceramics shop) until the Abbey is what it is today.Today, the Abbey is a large bar complex with indoor and outdoor areas, multiple bars and candles everywhere. Hang out with the boys and girls...more
I have been here three times, only to see concerts. Lots of famous acts perform here, as well as local and lesser known performers. If there is one complaint about the club it is the decor- or the lack of it. It is just black -walled and blah. In the back of the club, there are a few tables for sitting. This area is a VIP area when there is a...more
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The West Hollywood City Line bus is a free bus that runs arend WeHo with stops along major shopping areas and local hang outs including Boystown. Melrose, and the famous Sunset strip. Stops include: ▪ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ▪ Beverly Center ▪ Pacific Design Center ▪ Sunset & San Vicente ▪ Santa Monica & La Cienega...more
West Hollywood has its own bus called Cityline/Dayline. It is 25 cents per ride or free with a MTA bus pass ($5). This bus may be convenient if you are staying in WeHo. A popular destination of the CityLine routes is Beverly Center/ Connection (malls). I used this line a few times to go shopping. It is very much a neighborhood, hitting several...more
Arrive to WeHo via Metro. I have often used the MTA buses to get here. The routes are popular, often crowded throughout the day but reliable. Most Common routes:4 and 704- runs everyday along Santa Monica Blvd. ; 10-20 min wait for bus usually; both routes stem from downtown L.A. and 704 goes along the way to Santa Monica (beach/3rd St Promenade,...more
Fashion conscious men can find shoes and clothes from trendsetting designers at this upscale boutique. While it may be a bit pricey (the sweater I'm wearing from there was $200) you won't ever run into anybody wearing the same thing as you. Located on Melrose near Robertson, the Kitson Men's Store caters to guys, while the Women's store is right...more
I love this place. I found it at Christmas time. It reminds me of the little boutiques in France and Italy. Classical music playing & candlelight in the most incredible home like setting with the most unique collection of home and gift items that I’ve seen. And on top of that, they are beautifully wrapped in there hand stamped boxes with potpourri...more
Many times, I feel as though not in America in West Hollywood. On many corners, you'll hear more Russian or some slavic tongue than plain ol' American chat. Eastern Europeans are in large number in the community, especially by the Hollywood border. In fact, the common WeHo resident is a 2nd generation Russian (often older 45 or +), or a single...more
In 2012 the West Hollywood City Council approved painting the crosswalks at the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard rainbow colors in honor of gay pride. The crosswalks were painted before the festival began, and by the end of the weekend they were barely visible, covered in grime, footprints and trash. Since that time,...more
To capture the heart, soul, 6 pack and crotch of WeHo, walk along Santa Monica Blvd, roughly between La Cienega and Robertson. This is Gay L.A. central, featuring trendy boutique-style shops and clubs. Popular establishments include the East west Lounge and A Different light bookstore. About 80 percent of the pedestrians and bystanders are fairly...more
I've eaten at many of these. We were going to go there for lunch, but it was closed. We talked about going there for dinner, but spent too much time at the Hard Rock that afternoon. The next morning on the news we heard there had been a fatal stabbing at the House the night before- when we would have been there.more
Pinks is an institution of Hollywood. But I sure don't know why. I've been there a few times and never left happy. The lines literally span the block and the wait is usually never less than an hour FOR A HOTDOG.
Yes, they have a crazy selection of every hotdog and burger you CAN'T imagine, but some of those should have just been left for horror films, such as the "Double Crispy, Chile Hotdog Burrito." The fries are good, but you can get good fries anywhere.
The service is bad, but you can't expect too much from a hotdog stand where the ratio of employees to customers is 1:30.
Go if you must, take a few pictures and don't forget your antacid. For an equally entertaining time, you could spend your time finding your favorite 80's child actor passed out on Hollywood Blvd.
The famous West Hollywood video bar of the '80s and '90s is back in WeHo! Once one of the main stays of WeHo nightlife, Revolver became run down and was eventually closed and re-opened as East/West. Although the new owners had done a complete renovation, the bar never really took off and it became a sort of joke to the locals. About a year ago,...more
Sixth Annual West Hollywood Book Fair Sunday, September 30, 200710am to 6pmWest Hollywood Park647 N. San Vicente Blvd.The multiple award-winning West Hollywood Book Fair is one of Southern California’s most eclectic literary events attracting over 20,000 readers and writers of all ages and interests. The West Hollywood Book Fair features over 300...more
I happened to find this spot by the intersection of La Brea and Santa Monica. It fits well into what I'll say more in depth about the modernization of the greater Hollywood area. Here we have another chic open-air mall, featuring the major retailers Target and Best Buy (not shown) For ladies (and well some guys :-), you can touch up your make-up at...more
I'm not a regular hiker but Runyon is close so I thought I'd try it. First off, don't go during peak hours. Parking can be a nightmare and it is jam packed with people looking to see celebrities and locals walking their dogs.
There are three trails, all at varying levels of difficulty and they all meet at the top. There's the rocks trail (hard), the steps trail (medium) and the cement trail (easy). Once you get to the top, the views of LA, the Hollywood sign, downtown, and Malibu are spectacular.
There isn't a whole lot of shade on the trails, so bring water. Its about three miles and will take a little less than an hour. The trails are in good condition and are well maintained.
Is this for real? Why, yes it is! Only in Hollywood- well , West Hollywood, that is- can it be totally not weird to see a store dedicated to the 12 Step program. Store is a draw for big time recovery persons and the regular Joe and Joanna addiction battlers. The most famous store visitor may just be Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler, who signed a...more
Cruise east on Santa Monica and go through the theatre district. I saw a marquee for a show called: The Short, Healthy, Happy, Heady Life of My P**is. I met with an agent at a Starbucks on Melrose Avenue, not too far from Pink's Hot Dogs. The meeting was cordial and eye opening. He told me that Hollywood was pretty much an ageist land of...more
West Hollywood can be called THE nightclub city of the entire southern California area. WeHo, especially down Santa Monica amd Sunset Blvd, has hot, exclusive and popular night spots to be seen, to dance or take in a concert. This is a good website for getting to know the many clubs in this relatively small city. There is something for everyone...more