The Best Cocktail Bars in San Diego

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Cocktail Bars in San Diego

While San Diego is most known in the bar world for its brewery and craft beer scene, nightlife aficionados know that there’s also a draw for delicious cocktails at the city’s best bars and lounges. The ocean breeze adds to the atmosphere at bars with rooftop views, while hideaway hot spots make for the perfect intimate evening. These best cocktail bars in San Diego, each with their own delicious drinks, will have you buzzed and satisfied in any of San Diego’s many neighborhoods.




Madison

For an upscale escape into a cozy modern space, Madison is the perfect date night. Their menu uses quality ingredients and spirits to complement the sleek, wooden design.




Sycamore Den

The ‘70s feeling is strong at this Normal Heights bar. The youthful clientele appreciate the throwback stone and panels that line the walls as they sip the selection of craft cocktails.




Polite Provisions

This James Beard-nominated bar has a staff that acts more like medicine men than bartenders. Their drug store-inspired drinks will heal all your ailments with a touch of style.

Kettner Exchange

This impressive space, inspired by San Diego’s founding father William Kettner, provides the perfect place for libations no matter your mood. Take a seat indoors or mingle at the outdoor patio bar for an energetic escape.

Seven Grand

Just like its Los Angeles and Austin counterparts, Seven Grand offers up an extensive whiskey collection. Test out the variety of unique flavors in the classic, dimly lit hideaway.

False Idol

Tucked inside the beloved Craft & Commerce bar is a festive tiki escape. Tropical rum drinks will have you feeling a buzz amongst their island-inspired décor.

Kindred

This eclectic destination mixes edgy gothic elements with a vegan food menu to create a quirky getaway. Their creative cocktails will be the cherry on top when you take in this one-of-a-kind hot spot.

Herb & Wood

The ever-thriving Little Italy neighborhood gets help from the chic style of Herb & Wood. Their herb-induced cocktails make for a refreshing touch as you lounge amidst the trendy crowd.

You & Yours Distilling Co.

Breweries are a popular hangout, but You & Yours makes distilleries worth visiting with a world-class cocktail program. The female-run company uses their flagship vodka and gin to mix up a memorable experience.

Noble Experiment

This speakeasy destination in the Gaslamp District keeps things hushed, hidden in the back of Neighborhood restaurant. The detail-oriented drinks are sure to impress as talented bartenders show off their skills of the trade.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles

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    Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles

    Los Angeles is known worldwide as a glamorous creative hub filled with unlimited ways to eat, drink and be merry. From Santa Monica to Downtown LA, you’ll find a city full of people indulging in the good life underneath the Southern California sun. Celebrity chefs, top performing artists and unparalleled nightlife locales are all a part of the city’s one-of-a-kind landscape.  If you’re looking to experience the best destinations to see and be seen, embrace LA’s trendy culture with these selections for the ultimate guide to Los Angeles.




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    Business Hotels

    You’ll find plenty of hotels in the ultimate guide to Los Angeles that will provide everything you need for a relaxing stay. If the focus of your trip is strictly business, places like the modern, elegant Kimpton La Peer Hotel will meet your needs with its ideal West Hollywood location bordering Beverly Hills. The 1 Hotel West Hollywood sits in a prime location on Sunset Strip, offering a scenic domain to retreat to after a day of meetings. In Downtown LA, consider the Italy-inspired Nomad Hotel, boasting sleek furnishings and sits just minutes from the popular LA Live entertainment complex.




    Lifestyle Hotels

    For the pleasure-seekers of the world traveling to Los Angeles to soak up the city’s lively atmosphere, consider choosing a hotel like The Mondrian that places you right in the center of the action. Relish in the unparalleled views from their Skybar pool deck, or head to one of the many nightlife venues in the area nearby. You’ll also be walking distance to the action when you stay at the chic Dream Hotel, positioned right next door to some of the hottest nightlife spots in Hollywood. The artsy Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA is also in a great area for a night on the town, with their rooftop bar Broken Shaker being the perfect place to start your evening.




    Restaurants for Meetings

    Food lovers are sure to enjoy their time in Los Angeles with the spectrum of restaurants available for you to taste your way through the city. Those in town for business may be in need of a dining location that can also act as a professional setting. You can’t go wrong with Nobu Los Angeles or Malibu for Japanese cuisine in a trendy setting. Craig’s in West Hollywood is known for its celebrity sightings, but also acts as a refined place for conversation with colleagues. Gracias Madre’s light and airy environment also makes for a great place to meet as you enjoy their delicious menu of plant-based, Mexican fare.

    Restaurants for Fun

    Los Angeles may not be the city that never sleeps, but it sure knows how to party even when it comes to dining. If you’re preparing to head out for a night of fun, you may want to make a reservation for Hollywood’s Beauty & Essex—a stylish fine dining locale with an upscale pawn shop speakeasy entrance. You also can’t go wrong starting your night with bites at Harriet’s Rooftop in West Hollywood, located at the top of 1 Hotel. The view of LA’s skyline acts as the perfect backdrop for toasting glasses to a night on the town. Toca Madera is also a go-to hot spot with Mexican eats and an upbeat lounge vibe that will have you kicking your evening off right.

    Restaurants for Brunch

    Locals consider brunch a necessity in Los Angeles, with restaurants just as busy during daylight hours as they are for the dinner rush. Take advantage of the beautiful weather with brunch at EP & LP, a West Hollywood restaurant offering up bottomless mimosas along with a rooftop bar where you can continue your Sunday fun-day with a perfect view of the Hollywood Hills. For a sophisticated hot spot, Republique in Mid City serves up French-inspired dishes to start your day with a bevy of delicious flavors.  Santa Monica’s Elephante is also a quality selection for a weekend brunch, with a simplistic, beachy atmosphere overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Locals are also a fan of brunch at Sqirl in East Hollywood, a daytime-only destination with a variety of appetizing dishes in a cozy atmosphere.

    Best Dining Experiences

    Sometimes the best part of your dining experience is the experience itself, with ambiance and style adding elements of creativity to your meal. The Los Angeles outpost of Tao will have you in awe from the grand, layered seating style and larger-than-life Asian-inspired artwork. You’re sure to also have a magical experience at The Bazaar, a West Hollywood classic created by Nobel Prize nominee Chef Jose Andres, where innovative dishes and whimsical cocktails continue to bring guests back for more. See the city from great heights when you book a reservation at 71Above, the Downtown LA restaurant that offers up an unparalleled dinner view from the 71st floor.

    Best Cocktail Bars

    With Los Angeles being the entertainment capital of the world, the city’s bars take hints from the entertainment industry with impressive venues that ushering you into a new world of wines and spirits. If you’re looking for the best cocktails in the city, look no further than Melrose Umbrella Company—a neighborhood drinkery known for its warm hospitality and palate-pleasing mixtures. You’ll also get the best of the best at Everson Royce Bar, a cool venue with an inviting outdoor patio along with a “Big Book of Spirits” filled with an endless selection of booze. You can also head to Koreatown to duck into The Walker Inn, an award-winning hidden bar within The Normandie Club that serves handcrafted cocktails to sip and savor.

    Best Date Night Bars

    If you’re visiting the city hand-in-hand with a loved one, certain bars will be better than others in making the most of your intimate night on the town. Start your night at Bibo Ergo Sum in Beverly Hills to clink glasses in the stylish, art deco space. You’ll be able to cozy up for drinks at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood with vintage décor and dim lighting to set the mood. Employees Only is another great option for having a great conversation while enjoying a laid back crowd and late night DJ.

    Hottest Bars

    You may be coming to Los Angeles searching for the hottest bars to mix and mingle with beautiful crowds. If meeting new people and dancing the night away is your goal, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is a go-to for locals in looking for a lively night. The 1970s-themed bar is a known favorite with an old school playlist and living room feel complete with a backyard-style patio. You can also head to the Eastside for dancing at Tenants of the Trees, a Silver Lake destination with an indoor-outdoor setting and multiple DJs playing something for everyone. One of Hollywood’s most theatrical bars, No Vacancy, will also entertain you from start to finish with its speakeasy entrance and burlesque performances throughout the night.

    Best Bar Experience

    Aside from dancing and great drinks, sometimes the atmosphere of the bar itself is enough to keep patrons coming back for more. The Bungalow in Santa Monica has proved itself to be a staple in the city with an indoor-outdoor location allowing you to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Hollywood’s rooftop bar Mama Shelter is also a great sunset destination, with vibrant furnishings complementing the Southern California sunshine. You’ll also have a one-of-a-kind experience at East Hollywood’s La Descarga, a Havana-themed lounge filled with salsa dancing, live music and a smokey cigar room out back.

     

    Nightlife Experiences

    LA is known for its exclusive nightlife venues that draw in some of the world’s biggest performing artists to take the stage in energetic, glamorous settings. If you’re looking for a club with a great dance floor, head to West Hollywood to visit Nightingale, a venue filled with neon lights and modern décor. The nearby Doheny Room is also a prime location for dancing as their upstairs lounge fills with partygoers and a live DJ in the old-Hollywood inspired hotspot. 1OAK is also an exclusive spot for revelry with space to dance along with impressive performances from hip hop’s finest.

    Best For Bottle Service

    If you’d rather go out with a group for bottle service, head to Warwick in Hollywood, known for its rotating theme of extravagant furnishings and also its celebrity clientele. Bootsy Bellows also has a reputation for a star-studded guest list with live performances in a chic, Palm Springs-inspired setting. Another worthy venue for bottle service is Poppy, the whimsical garden space with a built in lounge to give you the best of both worlds. Avenue’s Los Angeles outpost mixes a garden lounge with a spacious interior fit for partying in the heart Hollywood.

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      Things to Do During A Night Out in Hollywood

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      Experience the Magic of Tinseltown

      Hollywood is one of the world’s most recognizable neighborhoods with a history in entertainment reaching back more than 100 years. The iconic Hollywood sign creates an unforgettable view as travelers from around the globe visit to experience the enchanting city during their time in Los Angeles. From delicious fine dining dinners to trendy nightlife venues, spend an exciting, memorable night taking in the world-renowned magic of Tinseltown.




      Book Your Stay

      To get the full Hollywood experience, there are a number of luxury hotels in the neighborhood offering elevated service and pristine rooms along with amenities to make you feel right at home. Book a stay in the center of the action at The Dream Hotel. This domain will place you in the lap of luxury in the heart of Hollywood’s lively nightlife scene. You can also relish in a trendy atmosphere at The W Hollywood. With a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll be able to experience the city’s excitement along with in-house amenities like a stylish rooftop pool and multiple restaurants. Plan your stay at The Kimpton Everly Hotel to experience a bright and airy setting with each room boasting a stunning view from the Hollywood Hills to the Downtown LA skyline. If you’re looking for a more private experience, consider a luxury villa rental that can offer a full, luxurious space to call your own while you explore Los Angeles.




      Wine & Dine

      After checking into your hotel and preparing for a night out, experience a delectable dinner at one of Hollywood’s many fine dining establishments. A local favorite, Katsuya is known for its fresh sushi and Japanese dishes served in a modern setting of eye-catching design. Beauty & Essex is also a lavish hotspot with a speakeasy-style entrance through a pawn shop and a menu of enticing, American cuisine. Nearby, you can also visit TAO, a monolithic, multi-story space known for its celebrity clientele and signature Asian decor. If modern Mediterranean dining sounds intriguing, look no further than Cleo–the Hollywood & Vine-located restaurant with contemporary small plates perfect for kicking your night off right. You can also head into the Hills to dine at Yamashiro, a restaurant known for its beautiful, Japanese garden landscape and scenic view.




      Plan Your Entertainment

      While walking down the Walk of Fame may be one of Hollywood’s most famous activities, there are a number of ways to enjoy a Hollywood evening with performances of all kinds happening each day. The Pantages Theater is known for hosting phenomenal Broadway plays in a historical setting on Hollywood Boulevard. Shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Hamilton and hundreds more have drawn in audiences for a night of entertainment. Nearby, the Hollywood Palladium is another of the city’s landmarks that brings live music acts to the stage all year round. Elevate your experience with premium seating to upgrade your night with a private table and bottle service along with a perfect view of the action. For a more intimate experience, book a reservation at Black Rabbit Rose–a lounge and theater with magic shows and live jazz in vintage-inspired surroundings.

      Grab a Cocktail

      After taking in a show, a night cap at one of the neighborhood’s coolest bars will help keep the energy alive during a bustling Hollywood night. Head to Hollywood Boulevard tiki bar Lono for a festive, tropical drink inside the expansive venue. Get into a musical mood at Sunset & Vinyl, a cozy speakeasy with a vintage feel located above Hollywood & Vine’s 800 Degrees Pizza restaurant. Rise to the rooftop of Mama Shelter to sip drinks in the vibrant space with a stunning view of Hollywood. You can also toast glasses at The Tropicana, located poolside in the illustrious Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. If a bar with a dancefloor is more your style, No Vacancy is the place to be with an unforgettable speakeasy entrance leading to a renovated, prohibition-era house that’s fit for a good time.

      Elevate Your Night

      It won’t be a trip to Hollywood without ending your night partying it up at the city’s most trendy and exclusive nightclubs. You’ll get an extravagant experience at Warwick, a hotspot with lavish decor and a guestlist of lively partygoers. Avenue LA also boasts an exciting crowd of stylish patrons, with a beautiful garden atrium and plush interior furnishings to set the mood. Across from Avenue you’ll find The Highlight Room at the top of the Dream Hotel. This mostly outdoor space has plenty of room for mixing and mingling with bottle service cabanas giving you a dedicated place to party with your group. You can also take in the Hollywood ambiance at Derriere, a buzzed about spot for live DJ and artist performances among a sleek, classic design.

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        Live the Party Lifestyle at Ibiza’s Hottest Destinations

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        Hottest Destinations in Ibiza

        There’s never a dull moment on the island of Ibiza, known all over the world for its unparalleled culture of celebration. The never-ending nightlife scene of Ibiza’s hottest destinations draws visitors all year long, ensuring quality hotel and dining experiences to match the festivities. Some of the hottest spots in Ibiza leave infinite opportunities for luxurious fun in the sun.




        Stay

        Many visitors of Ibiza set out to spend their leisure hours indulging in the extravagant party scene that upholds the island’s unshakable reputation. But what if the party began the second you checked into the hotel? At the Ushuaia Beach Hotel the celebration comes to you, with a brand that incorporates a trendy type of luxury that gives every guest a front row seat to the magic.

        The Tower at the Ushuaia Beach Hotel is an eight-story collection of lavish suites where guests can enjoy views overlooking the Mediterranean coastline. With plenty of amenities at their fingertips, a typical day might involve a relaxing massage, fine dining at the Oyster and Caviar Bar, and a night swim at The Tower Pool. Guests can choose when they’d like to join the party at the neighboring complex, The Club.

        Unlike many hotel-nightclub relationships, booking a stay at The Ushuaia Club is just as good as buying a ticket to the show. Over 230 rooms and suites are arranged surrounding the pool and stage area, allowing guests a comfortable and personal way to enjoy the nightlife celebration. Partying ‘til dawn becomes an all out lifestyle as the nightclub experience dives right into the room, allowing guests the freedom to dance on their terrace while absorbing the pulsating sounds of the world class DJ below.




        Dance

        Aside from stylish hotel suites and amenities, this locale also boasts a solid stream of the hottest performers from across the globe. The Ushuaia Club is the host to an event lineup under the name of Ushuaia Ibiza, featuring the likes of DJs such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Avicii.

        This summer, Norwegian DJ Kygo has been headlining a three-day residency at the lively open-air venue. His dedicated international fanbase has contributed to his 300 million Soundcloud and Youtube views, ensuring a successful set of appearances at The Club. Show-goers will be able to finish off their summer with a bang at his final Ushuaia Ibiza performance on August 25th.




        Dine

        With a schedule of night-after-night partying, it’s always important to take a moment to recharge with a delicious meal. At the Sir Rocco Beach Club, guests can dine to a soundtrack of the ocean waves while enjoying homemade breads and pastas, fresh seafood, and natural juice cocktails. The Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is complemented by thoughtful, modern décor to create the perfect environment. A panoramic backdrop of the shore allows guests to relax and truly satisfy their cravings after a long night of entertainment.

        The island of Ibiza is home to some of the best celebrations in the world, and those visiting have the opportunity to plunge head first into the party lifestyle. Beach leisure and blowout festivities come together to make your next tropical vacation limitless at Ibiza’s trendiest destinations.

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          The Top 10 Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

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          Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

          With new hotels opening left and right to accommodate San Francisco’s boom of business and vacation travelers, hotel bars are more popular than ever with excellent bar programs and luxurious spaces drawing in hotel guests and locals alike. Stop into these hotel bars in San Francisco to taste thoughtful, craft concoctions in a well-designed setting.




          Charmaines – Proper Hotel

          A local favorite, the sophisticated feel of Charmaine’s draws in guests searching for a place to enjoy the night surrounding fire pits to keep warm. The indoor-outdoor venue sits at the top of the Proper Hotel overlooking Market Street and providing a quality view. Appetizers and deserts complement the menu of tasty cocktails from the quality bar program, creating lines down the street to enter the elegant, hotel bar venue.




          Benjamin Cooper – Hotel G

          This hidden hotel bar behind an inconspicuous door in Hotel G is staffed with talented bartenders who can create customized cocktails to please any palate. The Union Square den boasts a rotating drink menu along with a wine selection and fresh oysters to boot.




          The Bar – Hotel Kabuki

          This San Francisco hotel bar offers the best of Japanese cocktail culture with tea cocktails to sip while overlooking the hotel’s courtyard garden. The inviting lounge seating creates the perfect place to try out the variety of Japanese whiskies on the menu along with delicious highballs in the heart of Japantown.

          Everdene – Virgin Hotels SF

          One of the most recent additions to San Francisco’s hotel scene is Virgin Hotels SF, home to the trendy indoor-outdoor hotel bar Everdene. Views of the skyline attract a stylish crowd to mix and mingle in the garden-esque space. The long wait is worth it with thoughtful cocktails and bites from the hotel’s restaurant served up to guests admiring the unparalleled view.

          Ayala – Hotel G

          While Ayala is known for its restaurant menu, the bar program from James Beard-award nominee Julian Cox makes this hotel bar a favorite for industry patrons and locals alike. Located at Union Square’s Hotel G, Ayala’s cocktail menu of fresh and colorful drinks complements the seafood dining menu along with catering to hotel guest favorites.

          Chambers Eat + Drinks – Phoenix Hotel

          The indoor-outdoor hotel bar at Phoenix Hotel is made for partying with a rock-and-roll atmosphere pairing with a poolside locale. Dedicated bar and lounge spaces that filter into the outdoor setting make for plenty of room to relax and enjoy simple, creative cocktails. Summertime draws a pool party crowd to this inviting space in the Tenderloin.

          The View – Marriott Marquis

          This San Francisco hotel bar is named “The View” for good reason–the breathtaking view from the 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis is an unparalleled experience. Take the elevator all the way up right before sunset to witness a beautiful show with floor-to-ceiling glass. Snag a window seat and watch the sky change at this Instagram-worthy lounge.

          Gibson – Hotel Bijou

          If you’re looking to mix and mingle with San Francisco locals, Gibson is a hotel bar known for its elegant atmosphere and sophisticated feel in the bustling Tenderloin neighborhood. A cocktail menu made up of inventive, classic flavors brings guests in to enjoy the art deco furnishings of painted ceilings and mirrored accents. The Gibson drink is of course their speciality, with varieties of the recipe available to satisfy any taste.

          Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar – Fairmont Hotel

          The Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill is home to the Tonga Room & Hurricane bar, a San Francisco favorite with a theatrical tiki setting designed by an MGM set designer in 1945. The preserved space takes on a nautical, Polynesian-inspired theme complete with bi-hourly thunderstorms of rain falling into the pool below. Live bands play afloat the water while crowd-pleasing tiki drinks promote a good time on the dance floor.

          Top of The Mark – Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

          This San Francisco hotel bar is easy to find as the location is in the name, featuring a panoramic view at the top of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Guests drop in for a dance floor and live music in an inviting atmosphere with a classic Martini menu to keep the buzz going strong.

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            10 of the Best Bar Programs in Los Angeles

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            Best Programs in Los Angeles

            Los Angeles is known for its innovative bar scene thanks to the many talented bartenders who are experts at creating unique concoctions with their own personal spin. Some of the best in the business work their magic at many of LA’s favorite bars leaving guests with plenty of new and exciting flavors to sip. Visit these hot spots and you’ll be in for a treat as you get to experience some of the best bar programs in Los Angeles.




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            Harvard & Stone

            Harvard & Stone has established itself as an industry favorite through continuously staying ahead of the game with a daily evolving R&D menu. Guest bartenders visiting from across the country often stop in for a shift to show their stuff at the vintage-inspired East Hollywood hot spot.




            Melrose Umbrella Co.

            This West Hollywood staple has made a name for itself through offering up quality cocktails in the prohibition-style space. A go-to neighborhood spot for locals and industry folk, Melrose Umbrella Co. delivers unique drinks made by some of the best bartenders in the city.




            The Varnish

            Hidden in a renovated storage room at the back of historical Downtown eatery Cole’s, The Varnish is a speakeasy worth visiting. The dimly lit private space is home to a classic menu of carefully crafted cocktails that have made the award-winning bar program one to remember.

            A.O.C.

            A refreshing night out can be spent at Beverly Grove’s favorite wine bar, A.O.C. The James Beard award-winning owners boast a wine program that pairs delicious bottles with seasonal small plates. The welcoming patio space makes for a great destination for lunch or dinner when you’re on the hunt for an indulgent glass of wine.

            The NoMad Hotel

            This notable brand expanded to Los Angeles’ Downtown neighborhood taking its highly-regarded cocktail reputation with it. Within the hotel’s Gianni Bar, guests are able to taste signature drinks and classic cocktails crafted by an award-winning team.

            The Walker Inn

            Make a reservation at The Walker Inn for a private experience tucked away inside of The Normandie Club in Koreatown. The attention to detail is easy to see with their well thought out drinks and an air of mystique that will keep you coming back to the chic hideaway.

            Employees Only

            The Los Angeles version of its world-famous NYC counterpart, Employees Only has established itself as a West Hollywood power player through using local ingredients to set off the flavors of your favorite liquors. Duck into their hidden back room, Henry’s Room, and order the bartender’s choice for a more elegant and intimate experience.

            Everson Royce Bar

            This Downtown Arts District locale unites a ‘mix and mingle’ atmosphere with an innovative cocktail program, resulting in a go-to neighborhood favorite that anyone can enjoy. Not only do the drinks impress, but the dining menu is known for its mouth-watering take on thoughtful bar food.

            Big Bar

            One of the best neighborhood bars in the city, Los Feliz’ Big Bar inside of Alcove Café & Bakery is known for inventive cocktails with an attention to detail. Holidays and events are a big draw for guests as Big Bar’s affinity for custom made menus keeps things fresh for regulars.

            The Spare Room

            This one-of-a-kind haunt on the mezzanine level of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is known not only for its charming vintage bowling alley, but also the menu of classic cocktails. The inviting drinks are great for big groups ready to show off their bowling skills in the renowned hot spot.

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              Top 10 Hottest Miami Nightlife Destinations

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              Miami Nightlife Destinations

              Trips to Miami are usually filled with plenty of sun, sand and revelry with the city being known for its party culture. Celebrities and locals alike venture to Miami’s world-renowned nightclubs to experience the legendary community of celebration. If you’re looking to stop into some of the best clubs in Miami, these Miami nightlife destinations are sure to impress with luxury, entertainment and cocktails abound.




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              E11EVEN

              You’ll have a sultry experience at E11EVEN–a Park West go-to for music, dancing and seductive performances from scantily clad dancers and aerialists. The expansive megaclub offers multi-level dance floors along with a spacious stage where DJs keep the energy alive. The multiple Champagne rooms and rooftop restaurant create a well-rounded night out at this buzzworthy enclave.

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              Rockwell Miami

              A departure from the average Miami nightclub, Rockwell Miami creates an atmosphere of pure energy with a clientele of A-listers, athletes and Miami socialites. The intimate, upscale club offers a hip hop playlist with a bustling crowd of partygoers ready to celebrate.




              Hyde Beach

              Legendary nightlife brand Hyde Beach has its South Beach outpost at the SLS hotel, with an unstoppable dayclub energy complete with sand and sun. A dazzling swimming pool sits in the heart of the indoor-outdoor, beachside venue. Sip a signature cocktail and nibble on the menu of Katsuya dishes at one of the best clubs in Miami.

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              LIV

              One of the most famous nightclubs in Miami, LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel draws in a trendy, exclusive crowd to experience the massive nightlife space. Glamor and luxury combine with EDM and hip hop to bring forth a one-of-a-kind Miami nightclub experience. Laser light shows, blasts of smoke and confetti rain are a guarantee underneath LIV’s dome habitat.

              Story Nightclub

              For those who like the vibe at LIV, Story Nightclub acts as its sister location with a bold design and approachable atmosphere. The spacious dance floor draws guests to party all night among the neon lights and luxe decor. Big-name DJs and hip hop artists play live in an environment built for revelry.

              Basement

              This photo-worthy hot spot has something for everyone with dozens of guests lining up each night for their turn to enjoy the inviting space. Complete with live dancers, a bowling alley and an illuminated ice skating rink, this Miami Beach playground is one of the most unique nightclubs in the city, located at The Miami Beach Edition hotel.

              Treehouse

              This Miami nightclub may be more laid back than its competition, but it attracts just as lively an audience who flock to dance to house and techno music in an inviting setting. The indoor-outdoor dance club is great for any guest looking to take their Miami nightlife experience to the next level.

              Club Space

              One of the best nightclubs in Miami, Downtown’s Club Space is well-known for its after hours schedule of partying. Sounds of house and techno last all night and into the morning, where guests receive a complimentary cafecito to enjoy as the sun rises over the terrace.

              Floyd

              Located on the first floor of Club Space, Floyd is a more small-scale nightlife destination with an intimate feel yet still bustling energy. The cocktail bar vibe is complemented by live DJ sets where guests dance and toast to a trendy Miami night Downtown.

              Do Not Sit on the Furniture

              Fans of house music flock to Do Not Sit on the Furniture for a signature Miami club experience. The natural, bohemian accents mix with walls lined with gold cassettes and a disco ball shark to create a Burning Man-inspired haven with an underground feel. Start your night off with yoga and meditation and end it on the dance floor in this dimly lit, Miami go-to.

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                10 of the Best NYC Rooftop Bars

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                Best NYC Rooftop Bars

                There’s no better way to spend the breezy days of summer than by enjoying a cocktail with a rooftop view. Head to New York City to take in the sights and sounds atop one of the city’s many sky-high buildings. Toast to the sunny days of summer as you grab a drink at some of the best NYC rooftop bars in the city.




                Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel

                This stylish garden escape lets you get lost in the lush greenery as you sip your drink in the midst of an abandoned train car. The surrealism of the space lends a magical element that will have you cozying up to enjoy the whimsical rooftop garden party.




                Mr. Purple at The Hotel Indigo

                Head to the 15th floor to take in the scene at this Lower East Side spot with a 360-degree view. You’ll come for the drinks but stay for the fish tacos at this eclectic hangout spot perfect for watching the sunset.




                Fleur Room at Moxy Chelsea

                Take the elevator up to the 35th floor to experience Fleur Room in the Moxy Chelsea, a garden escape modeled after the nearby Flower District. You’ll get panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline in this space filled with lush glamour, breathtaking sunsets and guests dancing the night away.

                Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square

                The Moxy Times Square is home to Magic Hour, New York City’s largest indoor-outdoor year round rooftop bar that’s filled with whimsical decor and even a putt-putt golf course. The amusement park-inspired hotspot brings in DJs for dancing and serves up flavorful drinks all year long.

                Le Bain at The Standard High Line

                This playful rooftop spot is a prime destination for taking in an unparalleled view of the skyline along with lounging on their playful astroturf terrace. The interior is the perfect place for a dance party with DJs spinning on busy nights and an indoor jacuzzi adding to the fun. Cocktails can be ordered by the pitcher to share with friends in one of the Meatpacking District’s best bars.

                Westlight at The William Vale Hotel

                With an atrium-style glass enclosure on the panoramic rooftop, Westlight is a quality destination perched at the top of the 22-story, tallest building in Greenpoint. Unobstructed views of Manhattan’s skyline make the elegant, industrial space worth a visit.

                Harriets Rooftop & Lounge at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

                In the heart of DUMBO you’ll find Harriet’s, an exclusive venue with an up-close-and-personal view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Lounge amongst the greenery of the industrial chic rooftop while admiring the Manhattan skyline with refined, craft cocktails and appetizing bites.

                Lemons at Wythe Hotel

                Sunny day crowds love this bright and airy hotspot that boasts one-of-a-kind rooftop views of the East River and Manhattan. Their fruity, signature cocktails will complement the sunset as you mix and mingle with the stylish crowd in a colorful, Mediterranean-inspired habitat.

                Ophelia

                The Roaring Twenties are back in action with Ophelia’s speakeasy atmosphere transporting you to a modern version of a vintage feel. Atop the 26th floor, the decadent space puts you inside a jewelry box capping the Midtown East’s historical Beekman Tower.

                The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery

                Head to Chinatown to enjoy this modern rooftop bar that offers up unrivaled views of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. With a cocktail menu inspired by Asian influences, this intimate hot spot gives you a sip of something tasty at either of their two 21st floor patios.

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                  20 of the Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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                  Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

                  Choosing a party venue for your event involves plenty of planning and preparation to create the ideal atmosphere for a memorable experience. Whether it’s a holiday party with friends, a wrap party with colleagues or a company-wide corporate event, Los Angeles offers a variety of beautiful hospitality spaces to set the scene for a special day. The space you select will make all the difference when you choose one of the best event venues in Los Angeles to be the site of your good time.




                  Warwick

                  Large scale parties work great in Warwick’s lavish setting complete with a wrap-around bar and upstairs enclosed glass balcony. The upscale decor makes an impact as your guests will have free-range to mix and mingle in the attractive environment.




                  Bar Lis

                  Bar Lis is an airy rooftop lounge sits atop The Thompson Hollywood and offers an eye-catching backdrop of Old Hollywood charm. The space is inspired by the French Riviera along with coastal, Southern California living to create a sleek, chic event space for your gathering.




                  Mack Sennett Studios

                  This hot spot for events on the Eastside boasts plenty of space to see the vision for your event come to life. The 100-year-old building has two stages as well as an underground bar with a vintage style perfect for a private party.




                  The London West Hollywood

                  Your next poolside event will make a lasting impression at The London’s relaxing rooftop pool. Airy cabanas overlooking the sparkling water will give your event a touch of serenity. Their rooftop dining option, Boxwood, is also memorable with its enclosed glass patio and fire pits.

                  The Edition West Hollywood

                  This sophisticated hotel with a prime, Sunset Boulevard location will give your guests a scenic entrance as they join you for your big event. With multiple meeting spaces, a ballroom, and even a screening room, you’ll have plenty of luxurious options to choose the best setting for your gathering.

                  The Rose Room

                  This unassuming event space in Venice is an ideal place for a launch, meeting, performance or party. With over 2,000 square feet of open space, you can bring the design of your event to life just steps away from the world-famous Venice Boardwalk.

                  Poppy

                  Poppy takes on a theme of storybook surrealism with its fairytale-like space in West Hollywood. This whimsical, upscale hot spot is great for celebrating at a bottle service table, or having a more intimate experience in their private VIP lounge.

                  The Mondrian Hotel

                   

                  This classic Sunset Boulevard hotel has a multitude of spaces to host a lively gathering. Skybar features one of the most breathtaking pool views in Los Angeles, while their Penthouse Suite will bring elegant sophistication to any affair.

                  Malibu Rocky Oaks

                    

                  Surround yourself with scenic views of California greenery at this vineyard in Malibu. The stone-built estate sits atop volcanic soil, creating a one-of-a-kind environment for flavorful wines. With an atmosphere fit for royalty, your guests won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the 37-acres of beautiful landscapes.

                  Beauty & Essex

                  Whether you’re aiming for a full buyout or a semi-private space, Beauty & Essex offers up a sleek, contemporary atmosphere sure to impress your guests. Their variety of spaces for dining, lounging and mingling means the sky’s the limit for your night of revelry.

                  Mr. C. Beverly Hills

                  Timeless glamour is the main attraction at this elegant hotel perfect for tying the knot with a luxurious backdrop. The 360-degree views of Beverly Hills will put the right touch on your special day as one of the best event venues in LA.

                  Delilah

                  The vintage style of h. Wood Group’s Delilah makes for a perfectly elegant celebration in the dimly lit space where you can toast to the good life. The venue boasts burlesque shows with talented dancers that are sure to keep your guests entertained.

                  Perch

                  This sky-high destination is the perfect backdrop for baby showers, engagement parties and everything in between with their unmatched views of Downtown Los Angeles. The multiple floors available in the building that can accommodate up to 250 guests allow for events of any size.

                  Bootsy Bellows

                  Bootsy Bellows is a great place for a full buyout in their Palm-Springs inspired environment. The spacious floor and plush seating is perfect for large group celebrations or smaller bottle service splurges with friends during an exciting night out.

                  The Highlight Room

                  Take the elevator to the top of the Dream Hotel for an event at The Highlight Room, where their outdoor space and indoor lounge both offer up a picturesque view of Hollywood. Their swimming pool makes for a great touch on summer events and can be covered to provide a dancefloor. 

                  Harriets Rooftop

                  A view of West Hollywood can be seen for miles from Harriet’s Rooftop—a great place for a celebration in a chic and stylish lounge. The sophisticated indoor-outdoor setting with makes for California cool festivities at the very top of LA’s 1 Hotel.

                  Goya Studios

                  If creativity and attention to detail are needed, Goya Studios is the place for your event to succeed offering up all the necessary lighting, sound and visual technology you’ll need to impress your guests. You won’t regret your experience at one of the best event venues in Los Angeles.

                  The Bungalow Santa Monica

                  Watching the sun set over the ocean is the perfect way to celebrate by booking one of The Bungalow’s many indoor and outdoor options for private spaces.

                  Elephante

                  Host an event at Elephante to treat your guests to breezy, coastal surroundings. The rooftop restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean making for dazzling sunset soirees and starry-sky dinner parties. Whether it’s a full buyout or intimate birthday gathering, you’ll enjoy the best of the Westside at this airy hotspot.

                  Doheny Room

                  The newly remodeled Doheny Room makes for a great event destination with an upstairs escape perfect for mixing and mingling. The downstairs lounge is also an elegant space to toast drinks with your group over dinner, surrounded by art deco furnishings and decor. and a downstairs level to toast drinks over dinner.

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                    14 Valentines Day Dinners in LA

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                    Valentines Day Dinners in Los Angeles

                    While Angelenos often love to explore their city for new restaurants, nightlife, and activities to do in their free time, Valentine’s Day isn’t just any other day in LA. Love is in the air and people throughout the city will be on the hunt for the best destination to impress their significant other. If you’re looking to create the perfect experience for someone special, reservations are quickly disappearing for these hot Valentines Day dinners in LA are great spots to cozy up to your date this February 14th.




                    valentines day dinners in los angeles

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                    Delilah

                    One of h. wood Group’s favored venues is this chic lounge and restaurant with a sleek aesthetic that will add a touch of nostalgia to your night out. Popular with A-listers, it’s sure to draw in LA’s’ finest for an intimate evening of vintage vibes and specialty spirits.




                    TAO Los Angeles

                    For a hot spot to see and be seen, TAO in Hollywood may be the perfect place for you to show off your date in the massive, Asian-fusion restaurant. Take date night to the next level with artful design, chic furnishings and a grandiose atmosphere. With a regular menu full of appetizing plates, and a selection of one-night-only specials, there will be plenty of ways to make your dinner experience exceptional.




                    Margot

                    The indoor-outdoor layout at Margot gives you the best of both worlds when you’re cozying up to your Valentine’s Day date. The panoramic views from the rooftop complement the menu of coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Love will be in the air in this romantic, modern spot ideal for a sumptuous Valentine’s Day dinner.

                    BOA

                    A quality cut might just be the way to your valentine’s heart if you decide to dine at BOA Steakhouse. Their West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations both offer a sleek, contemporary design along with an appetizing variety of dishes to set the mood for your romantic night out.

                    Nobu Malibu

                    You can never go wrong with an ocean view at this classic Malibu eatery. Whether you’re dining at the chef’s table or lounging on the patio, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to cuddle up next to your sweetheart as you enjoy Chef Nobu’s delectable dishes.

                    Norah

                    If you’re planning on a WeHo outing, you can take a seat in Norah’s marble-accented dining room to surround yourself with the bold, modern décor. Their seasonal drinks and dishes will keep your dinner experience fresh whether you’re a regular or a first-time diner.

                    Tesse

                    Head to West Hollywood to dine at Tesse, a French restaurant offering up thoughtful plates paired with exclusive wines. From refreshing salads to delectable desserts, Tesse brings flavor to your night in an approachable, modern setting. Expertly-designed craft cocktails will also hit the spot for a way to add a buzz of flavor to your Valentines Day outing.

                    Openaire

                    The greenhouse feel to this Koreatown restaurant located in The Line Hotel will give you a scenic backdrop with a view of the stars. Join your loved one poolside for a bite of their refreshing menu of seasonal, California ingredients prepared by Michelin starred-chefs. The indoor-outdoor space will create the perfect mood for a charming night.

                    Elephante

                    Take in a sparkling ocean view from one of Santa Monica’s hottest rooftop destinations. Elephante is known as a trendy place to dine among airy, African-inspired decor and toast to their deliciously fragrant cocktails. Join your partner and cozy up in the attractive, indoor-outdoor environment.

                    Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

                    Doubling as a dining destination and nightlife hotspot, you’ll have the best of both worlds if Hyde is your Valentine’s day choice. The iconic Sunset strip will be your backdrop as you sip craft cocktails with your beau, tucked away in the trendy, open-air venue.

                    Toca Madera

                    For those looking to spice up their night with a DJ bumping a catchy playlist over tasty Mexican cuisine, Toca Madera may be just the spot. With sexy decor perfect for whispering sweet nothings, a Valentine’s date is sure to be impressed as their ambiance lures in Beverly Hills partygoers.

                    71 Above

                    With unmatched, panoramic views of Los Angeles, you’ll dine in the clouds at 71Above, one of Downtown LA’s tallest buildings. You can do no wrong with their eclectic tasting menu and mouth-watering cocktails as you and your sweetheart share a romantic evening among the stars.

                    Otium

                    Take advantage of Downtown’s Grand Avenue by dining at modern classic Otium. Their woodfired cuisine of shared plates is sure to impress along with wine pairings and a signature cocktail list to toast to a romantic evening.

                    Gwen

                    Known for its in-house butcher shop, love won’t be your only carnal desire for the evening as Gwen also serves up elegant feasts in their contemporary, luxurious dining room. Their focus on local farms and natural ingredients will keep you coming back for the refreshing culinary experience.

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