1. The Grove

9.3
189 The Grove Dr (btw Beverly & 3rd), Los Angeles, CA
Shopping Mall · Mid-City West · 547 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: 1 of best views of LA is on top of Grove parking structure: a panorama of the whole city. After 7pm, swing thru Taco Bell at 8440 Beverly Blvd & checkin via 4sq 4 a chance to win Warped Tour tickets! Read more.

2. Polkadots & Moonbeams

8367 & 8381 W 3rd St (btw Orlando & Kings), Los Angeles, CA
Women's Store · Mid-City West · 2 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: When you need a home-run 1-stop shop for a perfect vintage look or an utterly unique item, come here 1st. The owner, Wendy, & the whole staff guide you to exactly what you need. For real. Read more.

3. Hollywood Forever Cementery

8.7
6000 Santa Monica Blvd (at Gower St), Los Angeles, CA
Business Service · 70 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Cinespia's outdoor movie screenings are here all summer, & Masonic Lodge on the grounds is a spooky evocative place to see bands. Don’t miss Dia De Los Muertos celebrations here. Read more.

4. The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant

7.6
7038 W Sunset Blvd (at Sycamore Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Karaoke Bar · Central Hollywood · 95 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Good place for a casual hang in Hollywood. Beer pong & filet mignon sliders...nuff said. Read more.

5. Tonga Hut

8.8
12808 Victory Blvd (btwn Coldwater Canyon & Goodland), North Hollywood, CA
Cocktail Bar · South Valley · 40 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: This is a classic old-style tiki bar with crazy colorful drinks and awesome atmosphere. Check out the $1 PBRs on Mondays! Read more.

6. Runyon Canyon Park

9.4
N. Fuller Ave. (at Hillside Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Trail · 344 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: There’s an abandoned pool hidden up in the canyon full of colorful graffiti writing. It's hard to find but a fun place to explore! Read more.

7. The Troubadour

9.2
9081 Santa Monica Blvd (at Doheny Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Music Venue · 127 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Get hooked up w/Loft passes & watch a show with a birdseye view...Afterwards hit Taco Bell on Beverly & La Cienega-it's open late and you can checkin on 4sq after 7pm to win Vans Warped Tour tickets! Read more.

8. Exposition Park

8.7
3980 Menlo Ave (inside Figueroa, MLK, Exposition, & Vermont), Los Angeles, CA
Park · South LA · 22 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: This summer stop to smell the roses & picnic! And if you checkin via 4sq at The Taco Bell on 27th & Fig... you could instantly win Vans Warped Tour tix!! Read more.

9. The Original Farmers Market

9.4
6333 W 3rd St (at Fairfax Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Farmers Market · Mid-City West · 268 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Must-do's: grab some ricotta salata from Monsieur Marcel, warm apple fritter at Bob's Donuts, hot sauce from Light My Fire, and old-fashioned candy from the farm stands. Read more.

10. Chain Reaction

8.0
1652 W Lincoln Ave (at Euclid St), Anaheim, CA
Rock Club · West Anaheim · 41 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: This CLASSIC punk venue's been hosting awesome all-ages shows for years and years and shows no sign of stopping. Big thank yous to the founders for bringing the music to the kids. Support this place. Read more.

11. ArcLight Cinemas

9.4
6360 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Ivar & Vine), Los Angeles, CA
Multiplex · Central Hollywood · 290 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: The OG of swanktastic movie theatres...lots of premieres, but also great spot for under-the-radar films. After yr movie checkin vis 4sq @ Taco Bell on Vine after 7pm & qualify for Warped Tour tickets! Read more.

12. La Bries

806 E Colorado St (Everett st), Glendale, CA
Lounge · 6 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Cool hidden gem for local bands in Glendale. You can see from every spot in the venue!

13. The Viper Room

8.2
8852 W Sunset Blvd (at San Vicente Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Rock Club · 60 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: This club is so dark it feels like it’s always nighttime, even if you’re in there at 11am (which we have been). Perfect for checking out up-and-comers up close and personal. Read more.

14. Pike Bar & Fish Grill

8.7
1836 E 4th St (at Hermosa Ave), Long Beach, CA
Pub · 60 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: We love the rockabilly vibe and cheap drinks here. Read more.

15. New Beverly Cinema

8.9
7165 Beverly Blvd (at Formosa Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Indie Movie Theater · Mid-City West · 46 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: FYI: Cash only. Also FYI: Cherry Coca Cola ON TAP. Love this super hip theater with cheap entertainment- always shows great alternative movies, from art house stuff to grindhouse, to cult classics. Read more.

16. Olvera Street

8.7
845 N Alameda St (at E Cesar Chavez Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Pedestrian Plaza · Chinatown · 75 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: If you wanna see the old heart of the city, this is it--part of the original brick pueblo that founded Los Angeles. Don’t miss the margaritas & guacamole at La Golondrina! Read more.

17. Runyon Canyon Park

9.4
N. Fuller Ave. (at Hillside Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Trail · 344 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Walk your dog here or take a yoga class, but we have the most fun heading up to the abandoned tennis court & playing a few games with our friends. Read more.

18. The Roxy

9.5
9009 W Sunset Blvd (at Hammond St), West Hollywood, CA
Rock Club · 74 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Every view here is a good one, the venue's so small. Try the pizza...it's awesome! Really! Read more.

19. Fox Theater

7.5
301 S Garey Ave (at 3rd St.), Pomona, CA
Music Venue · Downtown Pomona · 45 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: We love this totally re-vamped old Hollywood style venue. It's a great place to check out major bands close-up for less money than in LA. Be sure to hang out on the mellow lounge on the roof. Read more.

20. The Glass House

8.1
248 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA
Music Venue · Downtown Pomona · 46 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: If you wanna get rly close to yr fave band, skip the LA show & see 'em here—cuz this venue feels so raw & real. It's all ages, so no drinks, but you can grab a beer & BBQ ribs @ Joey's across street. Read more.

21. The 101 Coffee Shop

8.8
6145 Franklin Ave (at Vista del Mar St), Los Angeles, CA
Diner · 186 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: The 101 Coffee Shop is a fantastic place for comfort food in the middle of the night or morning-after. We love the mushroom taquitos and the Nut’n’Honey shake, made with peanut butter & honey. Nom. Read more.

22. Pink's Hot Dogs

8.9
709 N LA Brea Ave (at Melrose Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Hot Dog Joint · Mid-City West · 335 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: They’re an institution! We like the Guadalajara Dog, made with relish, onions & tomatoes, and topped with sour cream. Read more.

23. La Golondrina

7.8
W-17 Olvera St (at E Cesar E Chavez Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Chinatown · 40 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: They make a perfect margarita here. Read more.

24. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen

7.3
122 E Commonwealth Ave (at S Harbor Blvd), Fullerton, CA
Rock Club · Downtown Fullerton · 90 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Solid bands play here regularly, and how often can you get amazing mac'n'cheese along with great SoCal rock'n'roll?! Pro-Only Tip: Try the "Dirty Blonde Groupie" shot (SoCo, peach liqueur, pineapple). Read more.

25. STAPLES Center

9.5
1111 S Figueroa St (at Chick Hearn Ct), Los Angeles, CA
Stadium · South Park · 581 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Hyde Lounge inside Staples is amazing! Read more.

26. Grand Central Market

9.2
317 S Broadway (btwn 3rd & 4th St), Los Angeles, CA
Market · Historic Downtown · 212 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Peek into the elaborate art-deco Bradbury Building across the street, featured in Blade Runner! Read more.

27. Malibu Sport Fishing Pier

8.9
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy (btw Serra Rd & Sweetwater Canyon Dr), Malibu, CA
Pier · 6 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Free Yoga Sessions on The Pier Saturday Mornings at 8:30 - details at 987fm.com. Read more.

28. Hurricane's Bar & Grill

7.4
200 Main St (at Walnut Ave), Huntington Beach, CA
Restaurant · Downtown Huntington Beach · 46 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: 98-7 loves the patio at Hurricane’s. Perfect for a DITCH FRIDAY. Have a Margarita - and watch the sunset. Read more.

29. Venice Canals

Dell Ave (at Howland Canal), Venice, CA
River · Venice · 81 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: These real canals date from 1905 when tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney (yes, as in the street) dug them as part of a vast resort town he modeled after Venice, Italy. Read more.

30. Knickerbocker Hotel

1714 Ivar Ave (Hollywood Blvd), California
Hotel · 3 tips and reviews

987LA987LA: Supposedly the hotel bar is haunted, and the ghosts of Valentino, Marilyn, Houdini & many others have been said to be discovered here. Your mileage may vary, but it's a gorgeous old building. Read more.