See Sunset Strip Tattoo (where celebs get inked), Sunset Tower Hotel (where celebs have cocktails), and Chateau Marmont (celeb-infused hotel on the hill). Crowd ranges from super sketchy to superstars Read more.
Sure, it’s kitsch, but it’s got a certain spunky charm…and to-die-for pastrami sandwiches (over 5,900 lbs of pastrami sold every month!). Great for a quirky late night bite. Read more.
Try to score a table on the terrace–the views and the scene are divine. (As an alternative, the Tea Room is where the power set hangs out.) No booking? Try the sushi bar–they often take walk-ins. Read more.
Don't miss the crispy rice with spicy tuna or the miso-bronzed black cod. The spacious and serene back patio is where super-starlets hold court, while baying packs of paparazzi hang at the entrance. Read more.
Everything is made fresh daily–impressive considering they offer over 40 kinds of pastries. If you’re ordering hot food (like pancakes or a sandwich), they’ll be whipping up your meal from scratch. Read more.
Lucques is famous for its three-course Sunday Supper (It’s $45 per person- the set menu is posted online in advance.) A bar menu is available Mon.-Thurs. 9:00pm-10:00pm and Fri.-Sat. 9:30pm-10:30pm. Read more.
Scrumptious Ice Blendeds (way better than Frappuccinos, we say), free Wi-Fi, and the celeb-packed scene. Also, kudos for clean tables and plenty of seating. Read more.
If you want their pancakes but can’t bear the LONG waits (esp on weekends), 3 options: 1) go at off-hours; 2) try their takeaway; or 3) head to The Coffee Bean across the street to tide you over. Read more.
Although Urth is all about healthy, what we really love are their luscious, not-so-healthy organic desserts. Perfect accompaniment to one of their lovely teas or coffees. Read more.
High-end hip labels like Calypso, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, and Zadig & Voltaire have set up shop here, drawing a well-heeled, fashionable crowd. Get nails done at Jessica. Decent parking. Read more.
Melrose first made a name for itself as hipster central. But designer boutiques like Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs now mix with trendy Fred Segal and Kitson, Loyal Army (graphic tees), and vintage Decades Read more.
Ultra high-end fashion boutique where fresh-from-runway designer outfits are displayed alongside exorbitant curios and stratospherically priced home furnishings. Read more.
Fabulously edited collection of fashion boutiques like Ron Herman and Bettina Duncan. Fred Segal has been an institution on the LA fashion scene for decades. Great for celeb and trend spotting alike. Read more.
Deluxe suites are available for groups. If you’re staying at the Hotel, the full treatment menu is available to you in-room. There’s a full med spa on site supervised by a plastic surgeon. Read more.
Bright communal treatment room is a little lacking in touchy-feely ambiance–and the crowd and technicians trend older. But the super convenient location and user-friendly ambiance make it a winner. Read more.
All services start with a foot soak and tea service in the Serenity Lounge before clients are whisked off for customized treatments. The separate mani and pedi spa is good for groups. Read more.
Despite their hordes of A-list fans, this hip salon team remains ever-laidback and funky, a nice change from other establishments in town. We like the high ceilings and big windows and loft-like décor Read more.
Pay attention to what’s on the stereo–artists recording in the famous NightBird studios downstairs often sample their latest creations in the bar. Wi-Fi and valet parking are available. No photos. Read more.
Entry is tough if you aren't a hotel guest. Smooth jazz and romantic candlelight make this a grown-up spot. In keeping with the old Hollywood castle surrounds, it is a throwback to days past. Read more.
Plush 1940s vintage vibes pulse through this cool lounge. Servers zip around in Alexander McQueen-designed uniforms. If you need to dodge the paparazzi, there is a secret VIP entrance. Read more.
Former regulars include Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, and Humphrey Bogart, while more recent star sightings range from Bono to Keifer Sutherland. Parking can be challenging Read more.
With over 50 different types of Martinis to choose from, you could spend hours here! Plus, the vibe is fun–posh without taking itself too seriously. Read more.
Sunset Tower Hotel bar and restaurant where elegant Old Hollywood glamour vibes are palpable as waiters glide about in crisp white jackets and a piano spills out early 20th century classics. Read more.
Try a mojito and the light bites from Asia de Cuba. We love how the grown-up look and the crowd manage to keep a funky, modern edge. It’s sleek and sophisticated but not stuffy. Happy hour from 5-7pm Read more.
We love the deliciously posh yet quirky décor, the scene, and the decadent take on pub grub. Make a dinner reservation or stay at the hotel to ensure entry. Read more.
We love the deliciously posh yet quirky décor, the scene, and the decadent take on pub grub. We were also pleasantly surprised by the engaging and friendly staff. Read more.
A drive down Sunset Boulevard lets you glimpse all that’s “la-la” about LA, from the garish to the glittering. Good to know: Outside of rush hour, traffic tends to zip along here. Read more.
24/7 stands out with its sexy vibes, classic yet worldly menu, location on the Strip (perfect for after the bars/clubs), and ever-so-convenient hours (as the name suggests, they never close). Read more.
Rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the city, and the cabanas are pretty sweet. Also, soundproofing and blackout curtains in-room are appreciated given the Sunset Blvd location. Read more.
We love the old school wooden elevators–very atmospheric. Bar Marmont is celeb clad, with priority offered to hotel guests. If you’re collecting an Oscar, make use of their red carpet styling service. Read more.
The pools are fab and the terrace dining laidback and lovely. Guaranteed entry to Bar 1200 is a huge perk. We love the recording studio, which you can book for a jam session or private event. Read more.
They’ve kept the Old Hollywood feel but feature slick new amenities. Great access to nightlife and the complimentary Kiehl’s bath products ensure that you look (and feel) your best out on the town. Read more.
Lovely spot for pool lounging by day and ideal starting point for nightlife around Sunset Boulevard by night. Complimentary calls to London. Complimentary coffee by the pool in the morning Read more.