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The Hollywood Bowl

Music Venue, Performing Arts Venue, and Theater
Los Angeles
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  • Lucy R.
    "My favorite venu in LA! Shuttles are the way to go here."(28 Tips)
    Gene C.
    "Cheapest venue in LA - you can bring your own grub and booze!"(7 Tips)
    Adam C.
    "One of the best places to see live music on the planet."(56 Tips)
    Suma K.
    "Park at Hollywood & Highland and take the bus."(6 Tips)
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  • Jason H.
    Jason H.August 23, 2015
    Amazing outdoor concert experience. See pretty much any performer and have a great time. Arrive early and bring or order dinner before the show. One of the best things to do in LA.
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneresOctober 19, 2011
    I love Hollywood, & I love bowls, so this is 1 of my favorite places to see a concert. Make sure to bring something to keep you warm, 'cause it gets cold! Portia brought a blanket. I brought tequila.
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Dahlia
    DahliaAugust 31, 2014
    Amazing venue with unique amphitheatre view. Arrive 2hrs before the show, bring your own food, wine and cushion. You'll be thankful for all tips, trust me and enjoy!!
  • Kiana L.
    Kiana LynnSeptember 28, 2015
    Legendary venue for a reason other than its past artists. Beautiful. Con: I'm sure it's due for a fire code violation or 12. Holds 17k people with one exit, one shit show away from a stampede.
  • Lauren :.
    Lauren :DOctober 22, 2015
    The best outdoor venue in the area. Highly recommend. I also recommend taking a shuttle instead of parking at the venue. I took one from the LA Zoo. Bring your food and beverages too!
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PolinarSeptember 26, 2015
    Iconic venue in the greater Los Angeles area. Make sure to arrive extra early for parking, walking, and navigating through the vicinity. I'd highly recommend seeing established acts and/festivals.
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    This outdoor amphitheater is a gem in our city. What other venue can you sit outside and bring your own picnic basket and bottle(s) of wine? Plus, it sits right underneath the Hollywood sign Read more
  • Biola University
    Biola UniversitySeptember 14, 2011
    One of the best concert venues in the area, the historic Hollywood Bowl is a great venue throughout the summer and fall. Bring a picnic meal, park at one of the satellite locations & enjoy the music!
  • RCRD LBL
    RCRD LBLApril 13, 2011
    A MUST music venue in LA if you have time - cheap seats on the back lawn and you can bring your own food & drink. Greats who have played here: The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Elton John and Kylie Minogue.
  • Ilusha Z.
    Ilusha ZaritskiyAugust 30, 2014
    Byo...just about anything: beer, wine, hard stuff, glass is fine (just about every night) double check with the super friendly box office. Also try to get first row seats: to get a makeshift table.
  • g o.
    g oconnorAugust 13, 2015
    The Rooftop Grill has Soju cocktails this season. A delightful alternative to vodka Soju is distilled from barley malt and is neutral in flavor. At 35% ETOH it is 70 proof.
  • laurie h.
    laurie hickeyAugust 2, 2013
    LOVE going to anything here! You can bring food and picnic on the grounds. Some shows allow you to bring food into the bowl. Great date place! Recommend taking advantage of shuttles and subway!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SAugust 30, 2012
    Enjoy the music during a warm summer (aug) night over dinner/wine, it just might be the best way to take in a concert! ever. Tip: no outside glass allowed, so pack wine in a water bottle.
  • PRO-Keds
    PRO-KedsApril 27, 2011
    This is by far the best venue in California, if not the US. Nothing is better than coming here on a warm summer night with a basket of delicious treats and enjoying live music. If you haven't done s
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 27, 2015
    At least once in your life, you should enjoy a concert here. Outdoor, clear sky, bring your own food & wine and just listen to the great artists on stage. Best place in LA for a concert! <3
  • David B.
    David BradshawJune 16, 2014
    Acoustics were great even sitting in the middle section. Consider padding for sitting. Great view of Hollywood sign from middle seats. Parking easier than expected.
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WinghamSeptember 10, 2011
    This is my favorite concert venue in the world! I've seen rock, jazz, country, musicals and more. It's totally an LA experience that everyone should do at least once...or 50 times like me!
  • James L.
    James LuiSeptember 2, 2011
    Motorcycles/scooters - discnt pkng(currently $9) drive up the hill to Reserved parking and you'll be directed towards an area 100 ft from the entr. Drive on the RT curb ln on S Highland to get in qk!
  • Christian L.
    Christian La MontJune 21, 2010
    Park at the Hollywood/Highland complex or take the shuttle from the Grove. Bring your $6 Trader Joe's Malbec, some cheeses and meats. Forget the $30+ tix, the real fun is in the nosebleeds @ $10 a pop
  • e*starLA
    e*starLAJune 16, 2012
    People generally save on parking by parking at Hollywood & Highland & getting validation for 4 hrs from one of the businesses. The uphill walk is good for you-downhill after the show even better!
  • Joseph Q.
    Joseph QuintanaJuly 17, 2013
    Loved the Bowl, we could bring our own food and drinks in and even have inns and outs to meet the musicians. Very awesome experience.
  • Calysta
    CalystaOctober 9, 2011
    Saw Matt & Kim, My Chemical Romance, and Blink-182 here tonight!! Absolutely amazing! A great place to see bands! Just watch out for the head of security who will tell you to stop recording!
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha StewartAugust 17, 2011
    Any seat in this venue is awesome! You're allowed to bring food and wine to the event (make sure to check each event's policy), so load up a picnic basket and enjoy your show.
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NoelleApril 13, 2015
    One of the few auditorium style concert venues that I enjoy. I saw 9 inch nails and Soundgarden here and had the best time. It goes without saying that the food and drinks are overpriced.
  • HOTTAMAN E.
    HOTTAMAN ESCADAMANSeptember 1, 2015
    Anywhere is A great seat @Hollywoodbowl the ambiance is surreal sound quality is magnificent 5☆'s for this Los Angeles GEM I've seen ZAP MAMA , D 'ANGELO & ERYKAH BADU here to name A few #GreatVibes !
  • Cilt & Co.
    Cilt & Co.August 22, 2011
    If you like concerts and you like the outdoors, this is it. If you don't mind the walk, park at the Kodak center instead and take a stroll from there. And don't forget the picnic basket!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 11, 2010
    June 12 & 13 the 32nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival is on, so gather your pals and gals, bring your fancy wine and cheese, and revel in your youth. Just keep an eye out for bunnies. Read more
  • Melanie
    MelanieMay 28, 2014
    The plastic water bottles they sell in the gift shop can hold a bottle of wine. Get one if you're at a leased event that doesn't allow wine bottles to sneak in your beverage of choice.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SepeMay 25, 2014
    Visit in the morning to wander around the Hollywood Bowl. Walk up the stairs to get a great view of the Hollywood sign!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KushnirApril 27, 2015
    they don't have events here that often that I go to see, but this is a historic landmark and the sound is always incredible. make sure you are per peer for an hour worth of traffic.
  • Francois J.
    Francois JollesJuly 30, 2010
    You can always buy a last minute seat for $8 or $12. After the concert starts, you can move to empty seats in the more expensive rows and enjoy a very nice concert for a very affordable price. Bring y
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    Opened in 1922, the all-time record for attendance was set in 1936 when 26,410 people crowded into the Bowl to hear opera singer Lily Pons. Current seating capacity is 17,376.
  • Y-Lan N.
    Y-Lan NguyenAugust 25, 2015
    Lovely way to spend a summer evening. Feel free to bring wine and a picnic basket. Save yourself from the venue's awful stacked parking though by taking a shuttle.
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    This is my favorite venue in the country. Be sure to bring your own food and get a seat by the soundbooth, where you can see the show, the crowd, everything! – Kelly Rowland
  • Billboard
    BillboardAugust 16, 2013
    The perfect spot for a warm summer night concert! Bring a picnic and bottle of wine to avoid both extravagant costs and to maximize the romance of your date!
  • Peter Y.
    I highly recommend taking a bus to the Bowl because it is so easy, so comfortable and the bus drops people off right by the Bowl.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Connie C.
    Such a beautiful music venue with a sunset backdrop. Love that you can bring in food and sneak in wine ;) do park and ride for transportation.
  • Kim H.
    Kim HornSeptember 6, 2009
    If you must get the cheap seats, try to get the very last row. You can stand on the seats and lean against the wall for a great view of the whole Bowl. Acoustics are good, too!
  • Joshua V.
    Joshua Van DykFebruary 22
    Joshua Van Dyk thinks this place is awesome for concerts. You can bring in your own drinks and snacks. Great for a date or a group of friends.
  • People
    PeopleMay 31, 2011
    Catch your favorite band, bring a picnic and enjoy the view of the Hollywood Hills at this iconic amphitheater, which is *the* summer spot to rock out alongside stars like Drew Barrymore.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RequiaDecember 14, 2015
    Probably the best music venue in LA. The acoustics are unreal and there isn't a bad seat in the house. You can bring your own food and wine too!
  • Samantha I.
    Samantha IlyceSeptember 6, 2011
    It isn't summer in LA without at least one concert here! Make sure though what the rules are on a given night on alchol, most nights you can bring in your own wine!
  • g o.
    g oconnorAugust 13, 2015
    The Rooftop Grill has new Soju Cocktails this season. This one, the Sparkling Spectacular is delightful when paired with the Gazpacho.
  • Roger V.
    Roger VadoczMay 1, 2015
    they only have a few shows a year that I would actually go to, it's usually the LA Philharmonic or something but it is a classic venue one of those places you need to see once
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    Grab some cheese, wine (no glass allowed!) and blankets then snuggle up with your date in the cool night air. Make sure to come back for the famous "Sound of Music" Sing-a-long! #vday
  • Green is Universal
    Green is UniversalNovember 18, 2011
    Enjoy a show at this renowned venue. Afterwards, cruise over to the Hollywood Bowl Overlook at 7036 Mullhulland Dr. for some of the best views LA has to offer, preserved as a park for all to enjoy!
  • Matt T.
    Matt TrincaJuly 19, 2010
    If you coming from the Cerritos / Lakewood area, be sure to take the shuttle from the Lakewood mall. It's sooo much easier than driving there yourself, trying to find parking, walking to the Bowl, et
  • Dylan F.
    Dylan FarellaOctober 1, 2015
    Hands down the most unique and enjoyable venue to attend a concert. Get a bottle of rosé, your night can't go wrong.
  • Jola B.
    Jola BolajiJuly 28, 2013
    A really fun experience! Great plays, even if you have far up seats there's TVs so you can still see - go with friends - and bring dinner too :)
  • Andrew S.
    Best place to see a concert, hands down. Scenic backdrop, amazing weather and sometimes you can BYOB. Couldn't ask for better
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