10 of the Best Cocktail Bars in Downtown Los Angeles

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Get a Taste of the City

People from all over the world are drawn to the bustling hub of Downtown Los Angeles for events at the Convention Center, Staples Center, Microsoft Theater and more. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, there are plenty of places to relax and grab a drink while you explore the vibrant neighborhood. Get a taste of the city as you join colleagues and friends to imbibe at these cocktail bars in Downtown Los Angeles.




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Seven Grand

Whiskey fans unite at this sophisticated lounge that offers up an extensive collection of quality spirits. You can also make a reservation at their speakeasy, Bar Jackalope, to rev up your night and have a truly memorable experience.




The Varnish

If you’re looking for somewhere private and intimate, the Varnish is there to impress as its speakeasy-style location inside of Cole’s French Dip allows you to duck in unseen. Talented bartenders will make you the perfect concoction for your mood in the dimly lit space.




Library Bar

While you may not have expected reading to be a part of your night out, Library Bar has a wall of books ready for you to browse while you sip their classic cocktails. The cozy layout and weekend DJ makes for a great place to mix and mingle with the locals.

The Rooftop at The Standard Hotel

One of the trendiest bars in the neighborhood, The Standard’s rooftop is a place to swim, drink and play. The stylish bar often features a live DJ to set the mood as partygoers mix and mingle with the lively crowd.

71 Above

Ascend to the 71st floor to see an unparalleled view of the Los Angeles skyline. The panoramic perspective will take your breath away along with delicious cocktails at their reserved Sky Lounge escape.

Broken Shaker

Sitting atop the Freehand Hotel, Broken Shaker is the perfect to take in the breezy downtown weather. Take a splash in the pool during their daytime events or lounge poolside at night for a view of the stars.

Broadway Bar

The elegant design of this multi-level lounge makes for the perfect place to sip their creative cocktails. Located in the historic Theater District, you can choose between the bar, the mezzanine, or smoking patio to toast drinks right next door to Downtown’s iconic Orpheum Theater.

Perch

This Los Angeles favorite offers up delicious dining along with a rooftop bar for you to view the spectacular city skyline. Head there on a weekend night to socialize with the mixed crowd over your bird’s eye view.

Everson Royce Bar

This award-winning watering hole brings a spacious outdoor patio to the Arts District. The satisfying cocktails complement the vibe with twinkling lights and wooden accents welcoming you to the space.

Golden Gopher

With one of the oldest liquor licenses in Los Angeles, Golden Gopher is a veteran in the scene with a chic bar and tucked away outdoor patio. They also boast a to-go liquor window if you’re planning to bring the party back to your hotel.

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    1 Hotels: Where Hospitality Meets Sustainability

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    The 1 Hotel Experience

    As the hospitality industry moves further into the 21st Century, bringing unique and forward-thinking elements to your brand means staying ahead of the game. At 1 Hotels, their message relies on transforming the industry into one that connects people through thoughtful design and sustainability. From New York City to Miami, and soon to include Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas and more, the success of the brand stems from guests’ modern priorities of creativity and mindfulness.




    Rooms

    Each of the 1 Hotels properties provides an attractive location with rooms that embrace both comfort and style. Nature is brought into the space through the use of reclaimed wood accents, in-room greenery, and organic cotton sheets and mattresses. Each of the rooms have walk-in showers complete with a 5-minute sand timer to help you minimize your water consumption. The Brooklyn Bridge location features unobstructed views of the Manhattan Skyline while the Central Park location allots you an unmatched view of the iconic park. The South Beach property sits along the Atlantic Ocean and affords a breathtaking view of the waves.




    Sustainability

    The brand takes a strong in-house stance on going green across the board. They pride themselves on utilizing energy saving initiatives, recycling and waste reduction, and low water usage. They also have dozens of partnerships with eco-friendly companies to fulfill the needs of the guest. The paper-free Pressreader technology is available for guests to digitally keep up with their favorite publications. The Tesla Model S acts as the complimentary house car for guests to use when they’re on the go. Even the smallest details are accounted for, like partnering with Ditto Hangers—a company that provides clothing hangers made of 100% recycled materials. They also make use of wooden room keys to reduce plastic consumption and make for a signature brand accent.




    Dining

    The mission of sustainability also extends into the kitchen with dining options in each hotel to satisfy guests’ craving for healthy and well-made meals. The Central Park Location boasts the food stylings of James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathan Waxman with a menu of California-inspired cuisine at Jams. Their Lobby Farmstand also provides seasonal fruits, nuts and granola for guests to snack on something fresh. The upcoming West Hollywood location is expected to have two venues run by hospitality mavens h. Wood Group. The first Chinese 1 Hotels property in Haitang Bay will include an onsite farm for organic ingredients to be used in the property’s various hospitality venues.

    Amenities

    The unique selection of 1 Hotels’ amenities reflects the needs of an urban and contemporary traveler. They embrace all members of the family with pet-friendly accommodations at the NYC properties, including a dog-friendly Concierge team to provide recommendations for your pup. If you’ll be travelling on two wheels in the city, you’ll have no problem finding a place to lock up with a bicycle valet to house your ride. From guided sunrise workouts on the roof of the Brooklyn Bridge property, to a Beach Social Club with premium benefits at the South Beach property, there are perks at each location to fulfill your every need.

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      A Luxury Shopping Experience at Palisades Village by Caruso

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      Experience Palisades Village

      Pacific Palisades is one of Southern California’s most beautiful coastal cities known for its celebrity citizens, luxury homes and proximity to the ocean. The area is enhanced by local shopping destinations like Palisades Village by Caruso, which offers a curated variety of boutiques, eateries and entertainment for the community. The refined marketplace brings together a bespoke collection of retailers for an elevated shopping experience. Spend a day in the Palisades to explore a relaxing escape in the city.




      Shopping & Dining

      With a selection of handpicked shops, the unique retailers at Palisades Village offer high quality and luxury wares that include clothing, jewelry, beauty products and more. Well-known brands like Sephora Studio, Brandy Melville and Amazon Books join up-and-coming designers and boutiques to offer a diverse collection of stores. Dining outlets like Alfred Coffee and popular grocer Erewhon provide delicious options for bites and beverages during your day of perusing the village.




      Entertainment

      Palisades Village offers up a variety of ways to entertain shoppers throughout their visit. The reimagined Bay Theatre by Cinepolis screens the latest film releases with comfortable seating and full food and bar service. For families, a weekly Kids Club and regular schedule of kid-friendly events provide fun ways to enjoy the space. You can also experience shopping parties, fitness classes and live music events that bring a unique touch of entertainment to the atmosphere.




      Residences

      It’s easy to live a quintessential, Southern California lifestyle at The Residences, which offers modern, sophisticated apartments featuring private terraces and hotel-like amenities. Open floor plans with one-to-three bedrooms create a living space fit for relaxation. Luxury is a priority with residents getting access to a members-only lounge, a private fitness studio and concierge services. The spacious residences are in the heart of the city and make for easy access to a quality shopping experience.

       

      Amenities

      Residents aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy the perks, with many luxury services open to all guests to enhance the shopping experience. With benefits like valet parking, wi-fi, gift wrapping, shoe shine and on-site car washes, you’ll be able to upgrade your visit with numerous touches of comfort. You can also enjoy house accounts, same-day delivery and reservations managed by the onsite concierge team. Palisades Village by Caruso will fulfill your every wish to ensure your shopping visit includes a unique, personalized experience.

       

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        7 Unique Honeymoon Destinations for an Adventurous Experience

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        Unique Honeymoon Destinations

        After tying the knot, it’s a long held tradition for couples to hop on a plane and begin their marriage with a trip to a romantic destination. Many locations are popular for newlyweds due to idyllic weather or a relaxing atmosphere, but for more adventurous couples, exploring a little-known locale is the key to kicking off an exciting marriage. Explore any of these unique honeymoon destinations that will be an experience to remember for your adventurous getaway.




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        Giraffe Manor – Nairobi, Kenya

        Animal lover couples will be right at home when honeymooning at this picturesque sanctuary for one of Kenya’s most extraordinary animals. If you’ve ever wanted a giraffe to peek its head into your bedroom window, you’ll be living the dream as the elegant animals peruse the property to mingle with guests.




        Makepeace Island – Noosa North Shore, Queensland, Australia

        You’ll have a private, heart-shaped island all to yourself when you reserve the Australian home of Virgin mogul Richard Branson. The secluded space combines nature and luxury to give you a serene atmosphere where you’re sure to enjoy newlywed life.




        Amangiri – Salt Lake City, Utah

        The unforgettable desert landscape surrounding Amangiri will put you in a romantic mood as you get a view of some of the most majestic rock formations in the country. With opportunities to kayak, take a hot air balloon tour, or a guided horseback ride, adventure awaits on this couples retreat to remember.

        Pangkor Laut Resort – Negeri Perak, Malaysia

        Spend a tropical honeymoon in Malaysia and book the Sea Villa at Pangkor Laut for a romantic paradise in a bungalow built on stilts above the water. The exotic wildlife and delicious cuisine are the cherry on top of the intimate destination perfect for you and your beau.

        Skylodge Adventure Suites – Urubamba, Peru

        Only the most adrenaline-seeking couples book their honeymoon this sky lodge suspended by metal cables 1,200 feet in the air. You’ll have an exhilarating view overlooking the valley below through the glass construction. Camping will never be the same after daring to begin married life with the thrill of a cliffside stay.

        Bran Castle – Bran, Romania

        For those who appreciate historic architecture in a mythical environment, Bran Castle may be the right choice for you. Its inspiration for the setting of Count Dracula (giving it the nickname Dracula’s Castle) brings a mysterious element to the property that will make your stay one for the storybooks.

        Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel – Coquimbo Region, Chile

        The stars are at your fingertips when you stay in the dome-shaped rooms at Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel. With dwellings complete with a living room and outer terrace, the retractable roof will let you and your sweetheart find constellations in the night sky and can even get educated during an astronomy tour.

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          Wine and Dine at The Best Restaurants in San Francisco

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          Bon Appétit

          San Francisco is known for its beautiful architecture, vibrant culture and innovative tech landscape, making it one of the most interesting cities in the world. With impressive restaurants on every corner, there are plenty of places to take in a quality dining experience during your visit to the Bay. Make the most of your business trip or vacation when you indulge in some of the best restaurants in San Francisco.




          Flour + Water

          The seasonal menu at Flour + Water keeps guests coming back for more to enjoy this inviting, classic restaurant with a neighborhood feel. Situated in the Mission District, you’ll taste some of the best pasta in San Francisco made with unique combinations of vibrant flavors. Their newer sister restaurant, Flour + Water Pizzeria, is also a go-to for a taste of a delicious pie.




          Ayala

          You’ll find delicious seafood creations at Ayala, located at the Hotel G in Union Square. Sky-high ceilings create an enviable ambiance to enjoy their menu of fish, shellfish and an impressive raw bar. Your dining experience is topped off with a buzz from their menu of freshly-made cocktails. 




          Monsieur Benjamin

          The flavorful dishes at Monsieur Benjamin are sure to please your palate with Parisian fare in the heart of Hayes Valley. The modern reinventions of French classics, including steak tartare, escargot and frog legs, bring new life to traditional recipes. This bistro won’t disappoint during your next French cuisine craving.

          Fiorella

          If you’re in the mood for Italian, Fiorella in Outer Richmond is the place to go with wood-fired pizzas and antipasti made by Brookyln-born chefs. Order from their diverse wine list to bring even more flavor to the savory selection. Their wallpaper featuring the faces of San Francisco icons makes this outpost a neighborhood staple, along with its newer sister restaurant Fiorella Polk Street.

          Tartine Manufactory

          As an extension of its Bakery predecessor, the Mission’s Tartine Manufactory has grown to be a local favorite for unparalleled pastries by day and an appetizing dinner menu by night. The bright and airy atmosphere complements the fresh fare of sandwiches and salads alongside its dreamy evening ambiance filled with the scent of seasoned vegetables and meats.

          Nopa

          The rustic environment at Nopa brings authenticity to your dining experience with American, Mediterranean and Italian-inspired cuisine. Anyone who can appreciate a good burger will enjoy their signature dish paired with delicious craft cocktails. 

          Liholiho Yacht Club

          The Hawaiian cuisine at Nob Hill’s Liholiho Yacht Club keeps guests returning to enjoy the sophisticated, fun environment. The exclusive spot keeps reservations filled due to its mouth-watering menu featuring ingredients like kimchi, peanuts and pineapple, evoking Asian influences with a Californian flair.

          Marlowe

          This inviting eatery brings a lively energy to its Soma surroundings with a bustling clientele of revelers. Sink your teeth into their menu of mouth-watering favorites ranging from signature brussels sprout chips to a noteworthy hamburger.

          a Mano

          It’s first-come-first-served at this restaurant in Hayes Valley, known for its long line of guests ready to be wined and dined. They may not take reservations, but their Italian cuisine is worth the wait with items like pizzas, pastas and even a signature fried chicken to satisfy your tastebuds. Grab a table along the sidewalk outside for perfect people-watching in the city.

          Delfina

          This busy go-to in the Mission requires a reservation to enjoy its California-Italian style dining. With two decades of bringing quality plates to the area, Delfina offers up a solid menu of wood-fired pizzas, arancini and spaghetti that will make you never want to leave.

          Kin Khao

          Union Square’s Parc 55 Hotel is home to Kin Khao, a contemporary spot with a menu of flavorful Thai classics. With homemade curries and sauces, this Michelin-starred restaurant has proven itself worthy drawing guests into its Tenderloin neighborhood for authentic Bangkok-inspired eats.

          Little Creatures

          While known to be more of a brewery than a restaurant, this Australian brand brings a delicious menu of pizzas, mussels and more giving bar food a unique, Aussie twist. Pair a flight of beer with an order of lamb ribs to experience this new addition to Mission Bay, just a short stroll from the Chase Center.

          Angler

          This spacious, waterfront restaurant thrives in offering Soma guests delectable, family-style plates ranging from a full raw bar to dishes roasted over an open, wood fireplace. Whether you prefer your protein from land or sea, Angler’s menu includes both with roasted octopus, hot chicken-style rabbit and antelope tartare bringing exotic flavors straight to your table.

          Octavia

          A neighborhood restaurant with a Michelin-starred menu, Octavia boasts a casual elegance perfect for a night of dining in the city’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. The evolving menu of charming plates brings in guests to enjoy the relaxed, welcoming environment.

          Beretta

          This classic is a must-try when looking for the best restaurants in San Francisco, with delectable pizzas and pastas along with finger food to accompany seasonal cocktail creations. Open until 1am, a rarity in the city, dinner can easily shift into a night of toasting drinks at this local favorite in the Mission.

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            Best Luxury Hotel Spas in Los Angeles to Revitalize Your Getaway

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            Best Luxury Hotel Spas

            Traveling can often be a stressful experience, but a relaxing spa day can add a special touch to your Los Angeles getaway. From massage treatments to facials to steam rooms, destinations around the city offer luxury spa amenities that create a serene escape in the convenience of your own hotel. Visit these relaxing luxury hotel spas in Los Angeles for a place to rejuvenate during your next stay.




            The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa

            The massage therapists at The Beverly Hills Hotel will help you escape through facials, body treatments and yoga sessions. Detox in the sauna after a workout and continue your pampering with a makeover at the Beauty Salon.




            Montage Beverly Hills – Spa Montage

            Experience the best in wellness with body treatments from Spa Montage Beverly Hills featuring L. Raphael. The Mineral Pool will transport you to another world along with their spa cabanas allowing for the perfect place to unwind.




            The Waldorf Astoria – La Prairie Spa

            Spend a day in the lap of luxury at this Forbes rated 5-star retreat. Rejuvenate your senses through indulging in their signature treatments made to revitalize you from the inside out.

            Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

            Surrender yourself to a blissful escape with a massage at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You’ll be luminous after their signature DNA Facial that infuses your skin with a natural glow.

            The SLS Hotel – Ciel Spa

            This stylish, dreamlike escape is known for its customized treatments in an environment of ultra-modern furnishings. The lavish atmosphere comes with music therapy technology and herbal steam rooms for a unique experience.

            The Beverly Wilshire Spa

             

            Their one-of-a-kind body treatments unite technology and skincare to restore your skin. Their use of light therapy and exclusive black diamond non-surgical face lift are just a few of the unique wellness offerings the Beverly Wilshire Spa provides.

            Fairmont Miramar – Exhale

             

            Exhale prioritizes complete relaxation with a focus on cleansing your mind and body. Mixing fitness classes with spa treatments, the in-depth spa provides everything you could ask for in a peaceful sanctuary.

            The W Hollywood – Bliss Spa

             

            This two-floor spa is home to seven treatment rooms where you can invigorate your life in a trendy atmosphere. With a nail lounge and signature brownie buffet, you’ll never want this luxurious spa experience to end.

            Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles Spa

             

            Indulge in extravagance and sophistication with a glass of Champagne at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. The space offers eucalyptus steam rooms, crystal therapies and a signature scrub made from ingredients grown on the hotel’s rooftop garden.

            Hotel Bel-Air Spa

             

            Enter a transformative domain at the Hotel Bel-Air Spa where science and nature blend together to recharge your mind and body. The elegant space helps guests achieve powerful results through treatments like jet lag recovery, energy rituals and spring water facials.

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              The 10 Best Restaurants for Fine Dining in Las Vegas

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              Viva Las Vegas

              While the ever-popular nightlife scene in Las Vegas will always be what the city is known for, those with a refined appetite will have a blast dining at the city’s selection of extravagant restaurants. From lavish French cuisine to sophisticated steakhouses, there are a variety of ways to splurge on an experience at these luxury fine dining restaurants in Las Vegas. Make a reservation to wine and dine at these hot spots and indulge in a palate-pleasing meal in Sin City.




              Joël Robuchon

              This elaborate destination is the picture of opulence with a space where renowned “chef of the century” Joël Robuchon presents the best of French cuisine. The many elegant fine dining rooms create an aesthetic of 1930s Paris as guests are spoiled by Chef Robuchon’s culinary works of art.




              SW Steakhouse

              The Wynn is home to Chef David Walzog’s restaurant for unparalleled American steakhouse dishes. The terrace overlooking the Lake of Dreams gives guests a spectacular view as they dine on seasonal and sometimes exotic ingredients brought to life through the Chef’s decadent menu.




              Yui Adomae

              For an upscale sushi experience to remember, Yui Adomae is a fine dining destination with a modest setting but offers fresh seafood flown in directly from Japan. The omakase meal takes a minimalist perspective to ensure you savor each flavor of the specially-crafted menu.

              Picasso

              Inspired by the artist himself, this two-Michelin star French and Spanish menu by Executive Chef Julian Serrano will give you the once-in-a-lifetime experience of dining surrounded by Pablo Picasso’s original artwork. The patio view of the Bellagio’s fountain will be the cherry on top when you make a reservation for this innovative Vegas destination.

              CUT by Wolfgang Puck

              One of the best steakhouses in the city, CUT offers up a variety of menu options that are sure to please your palate. From American and Japanese Wagyu to prime corn-fed steaks, there’s something for everyone at this Wolfgang Puck hot spot.

              Twist

              Three-star Michelin Chef Pierre Gagnaire brings his talents to Las Vegas to take classical French dining and give it a modern “twist.” Overlooking the Strip from the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, the stunning space filled with floor-to-ceiling windows serves innovative dishes made with seasonal ingredients that are sure to impress.

              é by José Andrés

              This ultra exclusive eight-seat fine dining experience inside Jaleo will have you buzzing with delight at the rotating menu of delicately-crafted dishes. The library-themed space boasts a tasting menu of whimsical Spanish plates bursting with vibrant flavors.

              Restaurant Guy Savoy

              A reflection of its Parisian sister location, Restaurant Guy Savoy brings French tastes to Vegas through delectable, traditional cuisine made for any true food enthusiast to enjoy. The sophisticated style and rich flavors surpass expectations while offering guests beautiful views of the Las Vegas Strip in a luxurious, modern space.

              Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

              Bazaar Meat isn’t your ordinary steakhouse with its lavish setting and José Andrés’ signature innovation in breaking the mold of Spanish dining. From ceviche and tartares to foie gras and real Kobe beef, any meat lover will be right at home at this SLS Las Vegas hot spot.

              Le Cirque

              Take a trip to “the circus” for French fine dining in Las Vegas from Chef Wilfried Bergerhausen. The inventive plates of both classic and modern French fare are served in a playfully sophisticated space themed like a colorful circus that overlooks the Bellagio fountain.

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                The 20 Best Kept Secrets in LA’s Restaurant and Bar Scene

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                The Best Kept Secrets

                When planning a trip to Los Angeles, there are a number of must-see places you’ll have to visit. The most popular tourist destinations are usually the first recommendations you hear. However, many travelers appreciate diving in to get a more authentic taste–Where do the locals hang out? What do they order when they get there? Whether it’s unique libations, one-of-a-kind dishes, or Instagram-worthy experiences, many of the hot spots to wine and dine in hidden gems within LA’s restaurant and bar scene.




                In Sheeps Clothing

                Duck into this Downtown Arts District speakeasy hidden inside of Lupetti Pizzeria. The music is sure to take you away during their listening parties with a new album featured each night.




                High Tide

                Outside of having an Instagram-worthy design with plenty of pops of color, the bar High Tide in the Downtown Arts District has live glassblowing to mesmerize you with the unique artistry. You can also sign up for a glassblowing class to get in on the action yourself.

                Sunset & Vinyl

                Make your way to the back of 800 Degrees Pizza in Hollywood and climb the stairs to this vintage speakeasy. Donate a record to their collection in exchange for a free cocktail at this music-inspired locale.

                The Little Friend

                The sister bar to Silver Lake’s The Friend, this Venice outpost is a great place for a dance party but also offers up a surprising variety of mezcals from all over the world, stored within their unassuming closet bar.

                Broken Shaker

                Broken Shaker’s eclectic rooftop space is the perfect destination for catching up over drinks, and with a rotating Daily Punch, you’ll feel a nice buzz while you take in sights of the downtown cityscape.

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                Tramp Stamp Grannys

                Singers and music lovers flock to this Hollywood piano bar, with talented musicians playing all the hits while guests sing along. You’ll even catch the waitresses and bartenders showcasing their talents along with the occasional performance by owner Darren Criss.

                Tesse

                This restaurant at the base of the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood is known for its delicious menu and bar program, but also offers a unique bone luge experience for guests ordering the Bucatini bone marrow pasta. Guests receive a shot of Madeira wine poured down the empty bone for a one-of-a-kind taste to kickstart your palate.

                Good Times at Davey Waynes

                Angelenos flock nightly to this staple just off Hollywood Blvd. Try their alcoholic Snow Cones to cool off during a heatwave or their melt-in-your-mouth Shrimp Grilled Cheese to top off a night of boozy fun.

                Somni

                The Bazaar by Jose Andres is one of LA’s best restaurant and bar scene favorites for fine dining establishments, but its even more exclusive restaurant-within-a-restaurant Somni offers a further elevated tasting menu in an intimate private dining space.

                Shangri-La Hotel Rooftop Bar

                This hidden gem is the best place to watch a sunset on the Westside with guests lining the terrace each day to catch the perfect shot of the sun sinking into the ocean. Take the elevator all the way up to enjoy a drink at this local favorite.

                Seven Grand

                Downtown’s prized whiskey bar is the perfect place to do a whiskey tasting with a group of spirit-loving friends. With premium selections from around the world, you can’t miss the chance to tickle your tastebuds with the expansive variety of options.

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                Berris

                After a night out on the town, West Hollywood flocks to Berri’s late night eatery to indulge in their one and only Lobster Pizza. Bring your appetite along and let the upbeat vibe keep you partying far past last call.

                The Bungalow Santa Monica

                Taking in a view of the ocean is always a nice touch at The Bungalow’s renowned Santa Monica location. Order their housemade Sangria and let the fruity refresher take your beachside stay to the next level.

                Coles French Dip

                Visit this Downtown saloon that originated the French Dip for an authentic taste of Los Angeles history. Polish off your sandwich with a little Varnish, which can be found behind an unmarked door at the back of the space…

                Cleo Hollywood

                Stop by this Hollywood establishment for a quick bite before a night out. Their signature Brussel Sprouts will have you questioning how such an unpopular vegetable can possibly taste so good.

                Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar

                This breakfast-themed spot keeps Venice locals feeling good from morning ‘til night. Order their Vietnamese Iced Coffee cold brew cocktail and never look at your daily pick me up the same way again.

                Break Room 86

                For aspiring entertainers, this 80s-themed bar is the place to go when you’re in need of an audience. Their live band karaoke night on Tuesdays will make you feel like a rockstar, or you can jam out privately by booking a room to serenade friends.

                EP & LP

                Take the elevator up to the LP rooftop bar for a glamorous view of the Hollywood Hills. Order one of their Boba Cocktails for a unique twist that will keep your night buzzing right along.

                Gracias Madre

                You’ll be feeling light as a feather after stopping by this all-vegan WeHo spot for one of their CBD oil cocktails. The Sour T-iesel, Stoney Negroni, or Rolled Fashioned each include a dose of green medicine to end on a high note.

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                The Rooftop Bar at The Standard DTLA

                German beer lovers will rejoice in knowing The Standard’s rooftop bar also has an attached Biergarten. Stop by in the early evening Wednesday through Saturday for German snacks and say cheers over a tall glass of brew.

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                  The Newest Features in International Luxury Air Travel

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                  Newest Features in Luxury Air Travel

                  For more than a century, passengers have enjoyed air travel in making way to their destination quickly and comfortably. In recent years, airline amenities have reached new heights with business and first class features rising above past expectations to take on a truly luxury air travel experience. With new technologies and modes of relaxation continuously being incorporated into premium travel, first and business class international flights are more lavish than ever and are expected to continue to evolve in coming years. Get to know some of the air travel industry’s most extravagant features that deliver passengers to their destination in style.




                  Boeing 777-300ER

                  Known for its luxury flights, Emirates recently introduced the world’s first enclosed cabin suite featured on an aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER allows passengers to enjoy 40 feet of their own private space with a sleek look inspired by Mercedes Benz. The aircraft, offering flights out of Dubai, has a series of features to pamper passengers for the ultimate travel experience. They’ll take in entertainment on the biggest widescreen touch TV on any airplane in the world, lounging on “zero gravity” seats perfectly measured to reach the peak of comfort. Mood lighting and temperature control personalize the experience, and virtual windows with a live video feed of the terrain below make sure every passenger has a window seat.




                  Etihad A380

                  While not technically fully-enclosed, a Residence cabin on the Etihad A380 gives Emirates a run for its money by offering the world’s only three-room air travel apartment in the sky. Complete with a living room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a shower, luxury is an understatement for guests flying out of Abu Dhabi to NYC, London, Paris or Sydney. A personal butler serves Residence passengers custom, gourmet meals in their spacious living room before they retire to the bedroom, fit with a double bed and additional entertainment system. The bathroom with a full-height shower provides a way to refresh on the long flights, complete with a vanity and luxury robes.

                  Air France La Premiere 777-300ER

                  While none reach the level of extravagance these top-tier cabins provide, other airlines around the world are aiming to upgrade their first and business class services in a variety of ways. The Air France La Premiere 777-300ER provides a notable raised side partition and floor-to-ceiling closed-curtains allowing for an elevated level of privacy. Seats that are made into full beds offer a quality night’s rest with premium bedding. The exceptional experience is topped off with some of the best airline dining in the world. Seven-course meals of caviar, lobster and steak designed by a Michelin-star chef place Air France above all in air dining excellence.

                  Zodiac Aerospace

                  With growing expectations of enhanced comfort and tech in flying experiences, the near future of air travel is projected to include an array of heightened luxuries that continue to take passengers into the next era of first and business class flight. Airbus is partnering with Zodiac Aerospace to develop interchangeable sleeping modules on the lower deck of the Airbus A330. The modular design, expected to be an aircraft catalog option in 2020, will also allow for other uses such as a kids’ zone, medical center, lounge or conference room.

                  Panasonic Avionics

                  Panasonic Avionics is also well on their way to making improvements in premium air travel. Their innovative Nanoe air filtration system, a service planned to launch in 2021, suppresses bacteria, viruses, allergens and other pollutants that improve air quality for first and business class passengers. Panasonic is also developing Active Noise Control technology to reduce aircraft noise and replace it with the passenger’s choice of ambient sound or music.

                  Boom Supersonic

                  An ambitious project by Boom Supersonic aims to deliver passengers from Tokyo to San Francisco in under six hours on a supersonic jet travelling more than double the speed of sound. With testing beginning in 2019, these ultra-fast flights have an expected release date of 2025 with prices comparable to today’s business class seats.

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                    The Best Outdoor Patio Bars in Los Angeles

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                    Best Patio Bars in Los Angeles

                    As vaccination rates rise and Los Angeles begins to re-open its hospitality venues, the demand for outdoor entertainment has led to new seating options at some of the city’s best bars. While taking the LA sunshine has always been part of the lure for some destinations, others have also added patios to create safer, social distanced options for guests. Take a look at some of the best places you can go to grab a drink at these outdoor patio bars in Los Angeles.

                    The Bungalow Santa Monica

                    One of Santa Monica’s favorite places to watch the sunset, The Bungalow is back open with an Baja-inspired outdoor patio space that’s perfect for lounging. Make a reservation online and enjoy their signature cocktails and selection of food by FIG Restaurant.




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                    Mama Shelter

                    This rooftop bar has become a Hollywood staple for sipping drinks with a view of the city. Their first-come first-served seating fills up quickly, so arrive early to enjoy a vibrant environment and plenty of fresh air at one of the best outdoor patio bars in Los Angeles.




                    EP & LP

                    A go-to restaurant in West Hollywood, their LP rooftop bar is one of the best places in the neighborhood to wine and dine under the stars. Make a reservation for dining at EP before visiting the rooftop for happy hour, evening drinks or a late night visit.




                    High Rooftop Bar at Hotel Erwin

                    If you’re looking for somewhere to take in a bird’s eye view of the water, Hotel Erwin in Venice is the place to be. Reserve an ocean front table for their rooftop bar to take in the breeze while you enjoy drinks and bites. Their unmatched view of the Pacific is sure to impress.




                    Idle Hour

                    This iconic, barrel-shaped spot in North Hollywood boasts a cozy back patio that’s great for sipping drinks. Make a reservation to stop in for cocktails or happy hour, or savor a dish from their dinner and brunch menus.

                    Broken Shaker

                    At the top of the Freehand Hotel, Broken Shaker is open as a poolside escape in Downtown LA. Guests can enjoy their bright and airy space by making a reservation for artful cocktails and enticing eats surrounded by colorful decor.

                    Summer Social Club

                    If you’re a fan of West Hollywood’s Employees Only, you’ll love their new parking lot space Summer Social Club. Their rotating dining pop-ups offer delicious menus each night while you sip craft cocktails at their picnic tables. Reserve your spot for this breezy, outdoor patio experience.

                    The Abbey

                    Stop into The Abbey for a lively place to grab a drink outdoors. This classic WeHo bar is a favorite of the community for its spacious layout ideal for gathering with friends. Their extended seating on Robertson Boulevard now gives guests even more room to lounge. 

                    Elbow Room

                    This Hollywood hideaway is the perfect destination for a casual drink in the city. Their back patio offers a secluded outdoor space where you can try out their signature pizzas. Walk-ins are welcome to come enjoy this socially distanced hot spot.

                    Bodega Wine Bar

                    If you’re in Santa Monica, pay a visit to this attractive wine bar with plenty of outdoor sidewalk seating. You can make use of their wi-fi for remote working during the day, or choose from their curated wine selections for a memorable evening happy hour.

                    The Escondite

                    This Downtown watering hole has transformed their parking lot into “Skidrokyo Beach,” a beach-themed extension of their bar with spacious, outdoor seating and views of the cityscape. Enjoy the Los Angeles weather with a drink in hand at this neighborhood go-to.

                    Sorry Not Sorry

                    This vibrant destination in West LA is an ideal hangout for an open-air day party. With over 4000 square feet of space, you’ll have plenty of room to gather safely with friends. Sip rosé, craft cocktails and grab a bite to eat amongst bright and inviting furnishings.

                    Melrose Umbrella Company

                    One of Melrose Boulevard’s favorite neighborhood spots, Melrose Umbrella Company has extended its seating into their own reservation-only, outdoor courtyard. Enter through the alleyway and order a classic old fashioned, or try something new while seated under the stars.

                    Upstairs Rooftop at The Ace Hotel DTLA

                    You can’t go wrong by visiting this Downtown LA venue that has always been known for its alluring rooftop views. Make a reservation to dish on their delectable bites and taste handmade cocktails all while enjoying the fresh breeze in a trendy space.

                    Brennans

                    Grab a picnic table at Brennan’s for one of the best outdoor patio bars in Los Angeles. The lively atmosphere is a safe hangout with numerous tables and plenty of open space. They’re known for their selection of beer and whiskey while pizzas will hit the spot to top off your night out.

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