10 of the Best Lounges in Los Angeles

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Best Lounges in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for being a city filled with lively places to enjoy a night out on the town. From unique bars to energetic nightclubs, there’s something for everyone no matter your ideal style of revelry. For those who prefer a lounge to sip cocktails in an intimate setting, these are some of the best lounges in Los Angeles to duck into for an intimate night out.




Warwick LA

This Hollywood staple caters to guests who appreciate a destination for good music and partying the night away. While the main level is home to a bustling crowd, head to the upstairs lounge to enjoy a more intimate experience overlooking the lively scene below.

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Doheny Room

Head to the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to experience Doheny Room, a sophisticated hot spot known for its downstairs dining and upstairs nightlife space. Sip and savor each of their craft cocktails over an appetizing dinner, then head up to the lively lounge for bottle service and dancing to tunes from a live DJ.

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Beauty & Essex

This Hollywood destination with extravagant furnishings serves up delicious American cuisine for dinner, but offers an upstairs lounge experience perfect for a lavish night on the town. Relax in the plush velvet bar seating or vintage-inspired leather banquettes to enjoy cocktails in an opulent setting.

Sunset & Vinyl

Hidden away above an 800 Degrees Pizza, Sunset & Vinyl’s vintage feels makes it a great destination for a cozy drink with close friends. The rotating soundtrack of old school hits coming through their record player gets you in a nostalgic mood while the shabby chic décor will make you feel right at home.

Employees Only

This Sunset Boulevard hot spot takes after its NYC counterpart with craft cocktails and a speakeasy style. The menu of delicious bites pairs perfectly with the quality drinks as you take some time to relax in the polished, West Hollywood space.

Harriets Rooftop

This hot spot on the rooftop of the 1 Hotel is sure to give you an elegant experience with panoramic views of Los Angeles. Enjoy the handcrafted drinks or the delicious dining menu while mixing and mingling with the fashion forward, West Hollywood crowd.

Delilah

If you’re looking for a date night spot in West Hollywood, consider stopping by Delilah. This stylish, vintage-inspired lounge is perfect for enjoying a signature drink and quality conversation in a trendy atmosphere. The modern decor and seating creates an environment for lounging along with live jazz and burlesque on weekends.

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The Peppermint Club

Music lovers will have a ball at this sleek, West Hollywood lounge that features live music performances of local artists. Make a reservation for a seat to enjoy the melodies from talented musicians while you sip a cocktail creation in the modern, 60s-inspired space.

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    LA’s The Bungalow Expands to Two New Southern California Locations

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    The Bungalow Expands to Two New Locations

    Any visitor to Santa Monica is bound to hear buzz about The Bungalow as it holds its place as one of the busiest bars on the Westside. After expanding to Huntington Beach, the Bungalow brand continues to travel down the coast with the announcement of two new Long Beach and La Jolla locations. The beachy brand will soon be making its mark in these California cities bringing crowds of guests to enjoy their signature eclectic, outdoor space.




    The Beginning of The Bungalow

    The Bungalow’s flagship Santa Monica location opened in 2012 at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and soon became a staple in the West LA bar scene. The unmatched Baja-inspired atmosphere of mixing and mingling with a view of the ocean waves has led the Bungalow brand to continue its successes, solidifying itself as a go-to for bar hoppers. Whether guests are stopping by to enjoy the outdoor patio, play a game of pool or ping pong, or warm up by the fire pit, the lounge space offers up a good time for everyone with a relaxed, welcoming environment.

    Much of The Bungalow’s success is due to the creativity of nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse, who created the concept and heads The Bungalow Hospitality Group. Bolthouse’s legacy in the industry, along with bringing on Venice-based design partners Studio Collective, made the perfect combination of talent to push forth the uniquely Californian brand.




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    The Opening of Huntington Beach

    Bolthouse’s Bungalow Hospitality Group soon expanded the concept to the similarly beach-driven city Huntington Beach in 2016, creating an Orange County outpost of the popular hot spot. The Bungalow Huntington Beach took on an aesthetic familiar to the original with textured accents and vintage designs that complement the city’s own history of surf culture. The success of the brand has led to the upcoming launch of two new Southern California properties under the Bungalow name—one in Long Beach and another in San Diego’s La Jolla.

    The Huntington Beach location boasts a food menu from local partner Bear Flag Fish Co., but the two new locales will get an upgraded dining menu from world-renowned chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. The Michelin-starred chef founded MINA Group, which owns more than 40 restaurants across the country. The new Bungalow menus will include small bites and large shareable plates along with specialty cocktails.




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    Expansion of The Bungalow

    Guests will have a view of the harbor at the Long Beach location situated in the recently opened 2nd & PCH complex in the Belmont Shores neighborhood. The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore will have one of the biggest spaces in the complex with a layout amounting to 8,000 square feet. The new seaside lounge broke ground in 2019 and will soon make its mark on the Long Beach bar scene on March 4th, 2021.

    The Bungalow La Jolla will be connected to the Westfield UTC with its own dedicated building featuring views of Downtown. The plans include an expansive 10,000 square foot layout with half of that belonging to the outdoor space alone. Guests can look forward to visiting this San Diego County destination.

     

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      The Top 10 Must-Try Craft Cocktail Bars in LA

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      Enjoy a Craft Cocktail

      If you’re ready to toast glasses and treat yourself to a quality, flavorful drink, Los Angeles is the place to start. With numerous bars and lounges serving up delicious drinks in an array of atmospheres, it might be hard to know which spots will guarantee an experience to remember. The expert bartending talent will keep you satisfied if you imbibe at any of these must-try craft cocktail bars in LA.




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      Broken Shaker

      A newcomer to the LA bar scene, this eclectic gem sits at the top of Downtown’s Freehand Hotel. Following in the footsteps of its award-winning Miami predecessor, Broken Shaker’s bar program hits all the marks with homemade ingredients that complement the breathtaking cityscape view and attractive pool deck.




      Everson Royce Bar

      If you’re a fan of experimental cocktails and unique liquors, Everson Royce Bar might be the place for you. Deemed one of the Best Bars in the Country by Esquire magazine, this Downtown hot spot features an outdoor patio that creates the perfect ambiance to sip your hand-crafted drink with friends.




      Harvard & Stone

      Stop by this Thai Town hangout to take in live bands, burlesque dancers, and a daily changing R&D cocktail menu that keeps regular guests on their toes. A revolving door of guest bartenders contribute their expertise, making Harvard & Stone an industry favorite.




      Corner Door

      A nighttime staple on the Westside, you’re always in for a surprise at this cozy, neighborhood bar in Culver City. Corner Door’s most recent cocktail menu update takes on an inventive Alice in Wonderland theme fit for a trip down the rabbit hole, and compliments the bar’s rustic charm.

      Big Bar

      This award-winning cocktail spot sits inside Alcove Café & Bakery in Los Feliz. With their creative and ever-changing drink menu, and numerous themed parties and events, Big Bar pulls out all the stops to keep the neighborhood entertained while delivering tasty drinks for its patrons.

      The Pikey

      West Hollywood’s Brit-inspired gastropub The Pikey is a great place to grab a bite and enjoy a thoughtful cocktail menu fit for an intimate evening or group gathering. The vegan and vegetarian friendly food menu pairs with the specialty cocktails to create a flavorful night out for guests.

      Melrose Umbrella Co.

      Created in celebration of the history of prohibition, Melrose Umbrella Co. holds true to its goals in putting together the perfect cocktail for a happy hour sip or a late-night libation. With a DJ at night to keep patrons buzzing, the Melrose Blvd. community always shows up to revel in this vintage hangout.

      Pacific Seas

      Those that know how to find this hideaway tucked inside of Clifton’s are treated to an impressive selection of innovative cocktails in a theatrical, travel-themed setting. Classic tiki drinks at Pacific Seas are made with premium ingredients that make it more than just your average Mai Tai.

      The Varnish

      Hidden behind an unassuming oak door in the back of Downtown’s famous Cole’s eatery, The Varnish is where those in the know can enjoy a quality cocktail. The 1920s-inspired cozy speakeasy bar is the perfect place for talented bartenders to show off their craft this cozy hideaway.

      Sassafras

      The South meets Hollywood in this charming spot that takes guests on a journey to a 1930s New Orleans-style saloon. You’ll be able to indulge in fresh drink ingredients and updated classic cocktails as you take in a live music performance in this nostalgic space.

       

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        The 20 Best Event Venues in Los Angeles for Your Next Celebration

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        Celebrate at the Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

        Celebration is in the air as the holiday season unites colleagues, friends and family alike to enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer. With a diversity of neighborhoods and atmospheres to experience, choosing the right space to hold your next event can be an overwhelming task. These are the best event venues in Los Angeles that will make your social gathering a hit no matter the occasion.




        Catch

        Following in the footsteps of its New York predecessor, Catch LA is fit to be the hottest rooftop in West Hollywood. Unparalleled views of the city will give your guests a feast for the eyes as they take in the rustic charm of this new dining destination.




        Malibu Rocky Oaks

        Surround yourself with scenic views of California greenery at this lush 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.

        Madame Siam

        One of the newest to join the Houston Hospitality family, Madame Siam in Hollywood has plenty of space for dancing, drinking and enjoying the whimsical circus-themed décor. Carnival games and a house psychic are just a few of the draws for people to come see the sideshow.

        DAMA

        The Latin-inspired cuisine mixed with the kitschy tropical interior makes Dama a great place for an energetic celebration. The sophisticated setting with indoor and outdoor space will give you plenty of options to make your event worthwhile.

        Doheny Room

        This stylish, hot spot features a two-level bar and lounge perfect for holding receptions of any kind. With two full-service bars and a DJ booth ready for action, the party will last all night in this elegant, West Hollywood space.

        E.P. & L.P.

        The Hollywood Hills will be the backdrop to your party if you treat your guests to a celebration at this rooftop space. The EP dining level and LP terrace, complete with a private nook for smaller events, feature an Asian fusion menu with modern décor to match their creative cocktails.

        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 Ivory on Sunset will bring mid-century sophistication to any affair.

        The Nice Guy

        Known for its exclusivity and photo-free atmosphere, this upscale lounge is the perfect place for a cozy West Hollywood get-together. Clink glasses with an intimate group and spend the night taking in the stylish dining and 60s-inspired design.

        Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

        A charming eatery by day and elegant party destination by night, Hyde Sunset caters to your event needs with a spacious, open-air design surrounded by the bustle of Hollywood. With the ability to accommodate close to 400 guests, the California cuisine and fresh, craft cocktails are perfect for day or nighttime revelry.

        Republique

        Any occasion will be memorable at this modern French dining location, complete with a wine room and bakery. With a variety of rooms and seating styles, you’re guaranteed a unique experience whether it’s for a small, private dinner or a vivacious reception.

        Toca Madera

        This trendy, West Hollywood restaurant features creative Mexican dishes that accompany a lively, club-like ambiance. In their front room, the marble bar and matching DJ booth keep the party going all night, while a skylight brings in a natural element to dining in their garden room.

        Mama Shelter

        Bring your most playful guests to Mama Shelter, as their stylish pool tables and tabletop chess add to the artsy, vintage feel of the restaurant. If you prefer your event with a breeze, the Rooftop will have your guests enjoying LA’s signature sunshine amidst the vibrant daybeds and décor.

        Warwick

        If your group is ready for a night out on the town, Warwick will undoubtedly impress with their rotating theme of seductive furnishings. Be prepared to dance the night away with an energetic crowd and DJ, or sip drinks from above at the cozy second-level lounge.

        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. The London’s new rooftop dining option, Boxwood, is also memorable with its enclosed glass patio and fire pits.

        Eveleigh

        Just around the corner from Sunset Plaza, Eveleigh stands out with its rustic decor and garden-like seating environment. The open-air style of the restaurant’s design brings in a bit of nature, creating an atmosphere where your guests can enjoy a breezy LA gathering.

        71Above

        New to the restaurant scene, 71Above is located on the top floor of Downtown’s OUE Skyspace LA building. With an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view of the skyline, guests can enjoy a private dining experience in the tallest building on the West Coast. The artistic, contemporary furnishings create the perfect ambiance to drink and dine among the clouds.

        Nobu Malibu

        With a reputation for their decadent dining and shoreline views, Nobu Malibu can act as the stunning backdrop to your social gathering. The private dining rooms give your group an intimate place to enjoy yourselves with Malibu’s breezes accompanying the space.

        The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel

        Rise to the 18th floor of The Huntley Hotel to enjoy contemporary design and a view of Santa Monica’s ocean landscape at The Penthouse. Any reception will feel elegant with white curtains flowing throughout the restaurant, complementing the enticing California cuisine.

        Perch

        This French, rooftop bistro provides the perfect place for your guests to absorb the heart of Downtown LA with their intimate indoor and outdoor seating. The antique furnishings and décor bring an element of classic sophistication great for both formal and informal celebrations.

        Ysabel

        Indulge in festivities at this mid-century modern restaurant located in the heart of West Hollywood. With a contemporary American menu, paired with mixology-inspired craft cocktails, you can choose from one of their many patios to toast with friends and family surrounded by trees decorated in twinkling lights.

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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 Best West Hollywood Clubs for a Night Out in Los Angeles

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            The Best West Hollywood Clubs

            Los Angeles is well-known for its buzzworthy nightlife scene where partygoers mix and mingle in entertaining bars, alluring lounges and extravagant nightclubs. The hub of all Los Angeles nightlife is West Hollywood, where some of the most exclusive venues in the world play host to nightly celebrations filled with A-list crowds. With an ever-changing rank of the best clubs in West Hollywood nightlife, these hotspots are sure to impress during your next visit to Los Angeles’ most enjoyable neighborhood.

            Poppy

            Fashion and fantasy collide at La Cienega Boulevard’s hotspot Poppy–a highly exclusive West Hollywood club known for its eccentric style and celebrity clientele. A garden atrium welcomes guests to exotic, floral patterns and lush foliage with a secluded, private bar reserved for high profile patrons. The library-themed main room has floor-to-ceiling bookcases surrounding the lively bottle service tables below.




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            Nightingale LA

            Centrally-located on La Cienega Boulevard, Nightingale LA is an elegant habitat combining exotic decor with hi-tech modernity. Bright LED lighting and mirrored panels create an environment fit for partying with DJs and hip hop artists performing live in front of the dance floor each night. Bottle service tables with plush seating make for a prime place to lounge and toast drinks at one of the best clubs in West Hollywood nightlife.




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            Delilah

            While Delilah may fall more into the category of a lounge, the lavish vibe at this top, West Hollywood go-to takes on a nightlife feel with burlesque dancers and live jazz performances impressing guests in an upscale, 1920s-inspired space. The “no photo” policy creates an intimate experience for dining, drinking and enjoying the night in the heart of the lively WeHo neighborhood.

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            1OAK Los Angeles

            Similar to its New York City and Vegas locations, 1OAK takes the nightclub experience to new heights in its two-story West Hollywood nightclub. The clientele of high profile guests, socialites and influencers keeps this hotspot going with a rotating roster of hip hop artists performing live for excited clubgoers. Revel in the sophisticated locale on the dance floor or with bottle service to experience the best of West Hollywood nightlife in a luxurious setting.

             

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            Bootsy Bellows

            Situated at the end of the Sunset Strip, Bootsy Bellows is a favorite as one of West Hollywood’s best nightclubs, known for its elegant, stylish decor. The space fits the theme of vintage Palm Springs with a pink and green color palette along with plush banquettes and chandeliers to create a chic mood. Partygoers are treated to live performances from world-renowned artists along with the venue’s signature tableside puppet shows for a whimsical night on the town.

             

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            The Peppermint Club

            Music lovers come together to experience The Peppermint Club–a lively West Hollywood club and lounge with a ‘60s-inspired design that taps into the nostalgic, golden era of rock and roll. Weekday nights offer up entertaining live performances from up-and-coming artists while weekends take on a nightclub feel, with bottle service tables and DJs spinning to keep the party alive.

             

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            Hyde Sunset

            A restaurant by day, Hyde Sunset lights up with energy as the sun sets, transitioning into an exclusive nightclub filled with the city’s finest partygoers. Its prime location on the Sunset Strip makes for a busy night with plates of California fare and signature cocktails in an enticing, stylish space. Bottle service tables fill with trendy crowds each night at this top West Hollywood nightlife destination.

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            Sunset at EDITION

            Owned by legendary Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager, Sunset at EDITION sits at the bottom of the Hollywood Hills within the West Hollywood EDITION Hotel. A ceiling filled with sparkling disco balls helps to whisk guests away to another time and place with 1960s and ‘70s inspiration filling the room. Live DJs, signature cocktails and a spacious dance floor make for a lively night out on the town underneath glimmering lights.

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            Doheny Room

            This unexpected hotspot sits at the edge of Santa Monica Boulevard’s bustling bar scene, drawing both Beverly Hills and West Hollywood club crowds to experience the charming, dance club space. Doheny Room’s classic Hollywood decor, lush greenery and floor-to-ceiling windows create a setting fit for a chic dinner below, but head to the second level for a full dance floor and DJ. The room fills with energy as guests party through the night with bottle service among the art deco furnishings and modern portraits of pop culture icons.

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            The Abbey

            With LA’s diversity offering something for everyone, WeHo is home to one of the most well-known LGBT nightclubs in the country. The Abbey holds its spot as one of the best gay clubs in West Hollywood as its continuous energy and nightly performances attract crowds of all types to experience the vivacious venue. Any guests in search of a good time are sure to enjoy The Abbey as one of the best dance clubs in West Hollywood nightlife.

             

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              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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                The Ultimate Guide to Tokyo Travel

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                Ultimate Guide to Tokyo

                Before arriving in Tokyo, it’s nearly impossible to grasp the sheer size and density of the city or the depth of the culture. As one of the largest conurbations on the planet, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do during your time there with the landscape of attractions constantly changing and evolving.

                Whether you are interested in seeing the historical and deeply traditional side of the city, or the ultra-modern and opulent, you will never run out of things to do in the bustling Japanese capital. Explore a city of excitement with hotels, restaurants and nightlife with our ultimate guide to Tokyo travel.




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                HOTELS

                Shangri-La Hotel – Tokyo

                Named after the legendary land from James Hilton’s novel, Lost Horizon, the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo captures the serenity and harmony for which the brand is known for around the world. The hotel is located on the top 11 floors of the 37-floor Marunouchi Trust Tower, and is just minutes away from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has been presented with a number of prestigious awards and is truly one of the best hotels in the country.




                Aman Tokyo

                Located on the top floors of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo serves as a sanctuary for guests but also as a grand monument to the modern Japanese capital of Tokyo and all that the city stands for, such as a strong affinity towards ancestral traditions. Guests can expect ultra-modern and sleek ryokan-style rooms that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. Along with a multitude of high-end amenities, guests can take advantage of the Aman’s spa, which is one of the largest and highest-rated in the city.




                The Prince Park Tower – Tokyo

                As the flagship location for the prestigious Prince hotel chain, The Prince Park Tower, Tokyo has been outfitted with all the modern luxuries that one could ask for when staying at such a lavish location. Sitting 33 stories above Tokyo, the Prince Park Tower is a sophisticated tower that overlooks one of the city’s largest green spaces, Shiba Koen. Along with breathtaking views of the cityscape, the interior design blends ultra-modern elements with traditional Japanese elegance which creates an unbelievable stay. Everything from bowling alleys to a boulangerie is available to guests along with world-class client services.

                DINING

                Ginza Kojyu

                Regarded as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, Ginza Kojyu is led by head chef Toro Okuda and focuses on a multi-course kaiseki menu inside a Zen-like dining area. Okuda and his team do a magnificent job of showcasing modern Japanese haute cuisine through their use of ultra-fresh seasonal ingredients and expression of enhanced natural flavors.

                Narisawa

                Narisawa is a Tokyo staple and is world-renowned for its unique style of innovative “Satoyama cuisine,” a term coined by head chef Yoshihiro Narisawa. Chef Narisawa takes inspiration from his Japanese ancestors’ intimate relationship with the forest and sea that surrounded them, an inspiration that can be seen in his dishes.

                Sukiyabashi Jiro

                Acclaimed chef Jiro Ono brings Tokyo ultra-fresh sushi at his Chuo City restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. The menu changes constantly and is based upon which fish may be in season or what could be found that morning at the fish market. Sukiyabashi Jiro has a strict reservation list, as the intimate dining area only seats 10. If you’re looking forward to trying some authentic sushi during your time in Tokyo, Sukiyabashi Jiro should be number one on your list.

                NIGHTLIFE

                1OAK Tokyo

                Just like its counterparts in some of the best cities in the US, 1OAK Tokyo is an exclusive destination for hosting top acts from around the world to perform in an energetic nightlife environment. The exclusive club sees long lines of partygoers hoping to get into the stylishly-designed hot spot. 1OAK’s signature sultry decor and sleek furnishings create a mood of luxury in the heart of Tokyo.

                Oath

                Oath is known around the city as being one of the most energetic and fun night clubs in all of Tokyo. A mix of local and international DJs frequent the club which creates a constantly changing dynamic. With a regular closing time of 8am on weekends, you’ll need all the stamina you can muster to enjoy the night until they shut it down.

                PLUSTOKYO

                PLUSTOKYO perfectly combines elements of art, food, drinks, entertainment, and music. The venue itself is located on the top floor and roof of the Kirarito shopping complex and includes a nightclub, three bars, a cafe and an art gallery. It really is a one-stop shop for everything you could ask for in a night out in Tokyo.

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                  The Hottest Bars and Lounges in Nashville

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                  Explore the Music City

                  There was a time in Nashville’s history when the only thing a bar needed was stiff drinks and good music. In recent years, the city’s taste has changed to embrace leading mixologists who concoct creative drinks at sophisticated bars and lounges. Nashville is now home to an overwhelming number of amazing nightlife venues that offer guests a wide variety of experiences. When planning your next trip to Music City, stop by for a toast at these bustling bars and lounges in Nashville.




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                  Dirty Little Secret

                  Hidden among the shadows of Printer’s Alley, Dirty Little Secret is fueled by a dark and seductive energy that has guests coming back again and again. The entertainment theater and nightlife hotspot boasts an ever-changing list of musical performances including live DJs, bands, solo acts, and surprise guests.




                  L.A. Jackson

                  Located in The Gulch, this popular rooftop hangout can be found on the top floor of the pristine Thompson Nashville Hotel. The great atmosphere of L.A. Jackson comes in part from their incredible views of the Nashville skyline and the lounge setup that accentuates it. The menu takes focus on Southern-inspired dishes and beers, but handcrafted cocktails and unbelievable wines can be found on the menu as well.




                  The Patterson House

                  The Patterson House is a great and unique cocktail bar in Midtown that comes with a short list of bar-specific rules. First, no phones are allowed anywhere near the bar. Second, drinks can only be ordered from a server. These rules are put in place to ensure that everybody has a positive experience and nobody is held up too long waiting for an excellent cocktail. The Patterson House is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a calm evening with great conversation and some of the best cocktails you’ll ever have.

                  UP Rooftop Lounge

                  Located on top of the beautiful Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch, UP, a rooftop lounge provides visitors with an upscale and eclectic menu of both cuisine and drinks. The high-end, country-chic lounge atmosphere is sure to bring a sense of relaxation and entertainment to anybody who visits. With both indoor and outdoor seating, there is never a bad time to head up to UP and enjoy the incredible views of the Nashville skyline.

                  Embers Ski Lodge

                  Embers Ski Lodge is a unique location that brings the overall aesthetic of skiing in Aspen right to the heart of Nashville. A mural of snow capped mountains, a vintage conical fireplace, and a custom metal sculpture of a mountain work together in perfect harmony to make sure that you feel like you’re really gliding down a cliff. As for the drinks, Embers Ski Lodge offers a wide variety of unique cocktails, but their true passion is whiskey. The bar offers visitors a selection of 170 whiskeys, to be exact.

                  Sinema

                  Located in the former Melrose Theater, Sinema brings Nashville a menu of New American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a strongly Art-Deco inspired environment. The modern twists on classic American dishes provide a sublime eating experience, while the cocktails leave you needing just one more.

                  Husk

                  Husk brings a fresh breath of life into its historic 1800’s Rutledge Hill home with a modern Southern style that pays homage to the city’s past but looks into their future as well. Brought over to Nashville from Charleston by Sean Brock, Husk’s head chef and owner, the restaurant and bar gives visitors an incredibly fresh menu that changes up to twice daily, and an extensive whiskey list with over 60 bourbons to choose from.

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                    The Secret Life of Modern Speakeasies

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                    The Modern Speakeasy

                    One of the hottest nightlife trends in recent years is the resurrection of the secretive speakeasy bar. Made popular during the 1920s prohibition era, hidden craft cocktail lounges are making a comeback all around the U.S. From New York to LA, these intriguing establishments channel the aesthetic of America’s historical 13-year dry spell with contemporary (and legal) takes on the drinking atmosphere. The lack of advertisement and a sign out front means you may need to be ‘in the know’ to know these destinations even exist. So what exactly is going on behind the doors of these modern, covert hot spots?




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                    Los Angeles Modern Speakeasies

                    If you’ve spent time out on the town in Los Angeles, you may have heard some buzz about at least one bar under the Houston Hospitality umbrella. Each of their ten speakeasy locations boasts a whimsical theme allowing patrons to step into another place and time. A visit to No Vacancy will take you back to the roaring 20s in a vintage houseparty environment. La Descarga acts as an homage to Havana, Cuba, with impressive performances matching the detailed cultural décor, and an even more secretive cigar room.

                    If the 80s is your preferred era, you can stop by the group’s most recent venture, Break Room 86. With a wall of retro TV sets, fully-functioning arcade games, and karaoke rooms hidden beyond secret doors, the speakeasy concept is brought into the 21st century with a touch of nostalgia. Each location is preceded by a mysterious and theatrical entrance that’s sure to make a lasting impression on your night out.




                    Chicago Modern Speakeasies

                    The Windy City is fully-stocked with exclusive underground hot spots for you to duck into during your visit. The Walk In boasts a unique cooler door entrance where a live DJ keeps the vibe flowing on weekend nights. Keep an eye out for Three Dots and a Dash, where you can find an upbeat Tiki bar at the end of an alley. With strong tropical drinks and servers adorned in Hawaiian dresses, you’ll completely forget you’re in the middle of Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

                    You can also head to the nearby Blind Barber, known for its barbershop storefront, to party all night in the secretive lounge hidden away by an unmarked door. For a truly exclusive experience, you can head to Room 13, a members-only speakeasy located beneath The Old Chicago Inn. Complete with an ever-changing password and strict dress code, a membership grants you live jazz music to go along with the 1920s-style craft cocktails.




                    Phoenix Modern Speakeasies

                    If your travels lead you to Phoenix, you’ll have a number of hidden watering holes to choose from—if you can find them. To get to Honor Amongst Thieves you’ll have to head up a back staircase where a door with a peephole awaits. Knowledgeable bartenders help you choose your evening spirit with guests enjoying the seductive velvet seating. Just outside of Phoenix, you can visit Kazimierz World Wine Bar in downtown Scottsdale.

                    To get a taste of one of the over 1,800 selections from their wine list, your only clue to the entrance is to look out for a sign with the prophetic message, “The Truth Is Inside.”  For a bit of exclusivity, you can head to Phoenix’s former red light district and journey into the basement of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel to find Melinda’s Alley. With a maximum capacity of only 45 guests, this cash-only tavern will have you feeling like a lawless VIP in the middle of prohibition.

                    New York City Modern Speakeasies

                    New York State, once home to 100,000 of the nation’s speakeasies during the 1920s, has brought the trend full-circle in the 21st century. Tucked behind a coffee shop’s storefront, Bathtub Gin is easy to miss but worth the find to taste the elaborate, Victorian cocktails or take a photo in the copper bathtub decor piece. You’ll receive a dash of insight with your cocktail at Employees Only, a West Village hot spot with a glowing “Psychic” sign out front hinting at its presence.The house psychic will forecast your future as the eclectic food and drink menu keep you satisfied ‘til dawn.

                    To live out a truly authentic night, you can visit former prohibition-operated speakeasy the Back Room. Don’t let the “Lower East Side Toy Company” sign distract you, this bar hides beyond a gate and down a flight of stairs—the original entrance used by law-breaking patrons almost 100 years ago.

                    Experience a Modern Speakeasy

                    As this vintage form of nightlife finds a resurgence in the coming years, there are sure to be more unique speakeasy locales showing up on your city’s radar. The concept has even garnered an international appeal with new American-style hideaways popping up in Paris, London, Rome, and Amsterdam.

                    Whether you’re looking for a seductive night-cap, a unique craft drink, or an energetic dance floor, the endless possibilities for creativity allow the speakeasy concept to thrive. So keep your eyes and ears open the next time you pass by what seems to be a simple barber shop, storage room, or furniture store, because it might just be the doorway to your next favorite hot spot.

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