When Elie Samaha opened the original Roxbury in West Hollywood back in the go go '90s, it quickly became the go-to nightspot for celebs and industry power players alike. While the new incarnation t... read more
If you're going to do the LA nightclub thing, you might as well go all the way, and there's no half-stepping here. Squeeze through the tight door (not so hard if you're super fab) and start with a ... read more
This supperclub (which doesn't offer much in the way of supper) aims for performance-art perfection: impersonators, flamenco dancers, maybe some themed nights. Room itself: vaguely Spanish-style. T... read more
Elegant bar from nightlife maven Johnny Zander (Green Door, Teddy's) has a general literary theme: old books line the two-story walls, antique furniture and typewriters are scattered throughout the... read more
Former wine room keeps the vino, adds gelato. Signature purple walls now joined by glass-fronted cooler with 24 creative flavors to choose from. One suspects this is owner George Abou-Daoud's space... read more
The Redbury is smack in the middle of all the Hollywood madness, grossness, adventure...whatever you call it. Inspired by local history, decor reflects both the '40s and the '70s, boom times for th... read more
SBE masterminds many of Hollywood's of-the-moment properties, usually clubs that turn over every few months. Branching into more permanent territory with The Redbury hotel and its restaurant, Cleo.... read more
This is a dangerous spot on Hollywood Boulevard. Restaurant success-wise. A different concept all the time. Right now it's inspired by New Orleans - soul food, party atmosphere, none of that sad st... read more
Drai's is all glitz and glam, from the rooftop view, to the precious metal decor and jewel-toned dresses of patrons. Clandestine and open only on Sundays (thus far). Lots of couches, with dance spa... read more
The name isn't confusing anybody, is it? There's a whole wall of tequilas to choose from, from guaranteed hangover-inducers to the stuff that goes for $300 a shot. It comes with a lobster burrito. ... read more
This bright and poppy (kind of mid-century) diner is open 24 hours a day. Like, for real 24 hours, never closes, get an omelet any time of night style. Rarity in these parts. The menu is exactly wh... read more
From the makers of Big Wangs. The idea here is to stumble to Loaded after the game. Lots of black leather and photos of rockstars. Food selection is certainly punk: tots and pizza. Pepperoni and ba... read more
The lighting's so dark it almost looks smokey. It's that type of place. Chandeliers, gold-framed mirrors, green velvet booths. Jukebox, and not live music, so it'll always maintain a respectable le... read more
Soaring ceilings, fancy furniture, excellent people-watching. This might be the best bar at the W, try as they might to convince you that upstairs Drai's is the one to go to. The Living Room doesn'... read more
The Roosevelt's go-to bar has long been the one poolside, but that's much more about bikinis than quality drinks. The Library Bar is set to take over in this age of mixology, where everything is st... read more
This space was previously a hippie-dippie church, so the alcoves, nooks and crannies make sense. Who knows what went on there. Now it's coffee accoutrements. There's a lot of tea, and the food is l... read more
George Abou-Daoud owns The Bowery, Delancey, Mission Cantina...places that look pretty and attract pretty people. This one is about the food. Chef Kris Morningstar is a local celeb, and he's workin... read more
The new W Hollywood is so much more than a hotel. It's a monolith that will soon include a Trader Joe's. For now, food can be enjoyed at one of the restaurants or bars, including Drai's, this rooft... read more
Plan is that every night the room will switch from restaurant to lounge, meaning tables and chairs get swapped out. Seems a bit much, but we suppose that's for the staff to deal with. Good news is,... read more
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Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...