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Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake destination, Kayat Designs' interior for Riviera 31 is all sexy reds and elegant chocolate leathers. 1950's Edward Quinn B&W ph... read more
We've seen your jazz hands at its iconic NYC location. The guy behind the piano is doing Elton John again. The martinis don't stop at one. Sometimes you come early for the American style dinner, ch... read more
The former, and somewhat seedy, Red Garter nightclub has been reworked into a jazz club with sleek black furniture, a patio space, polished bar, and valet parking. RG promises to return jazz music ... read more
The West just got wilder. Original nightclub by David Arquette, Darren Dzienciol, John Terzian, and Brian Toll embraces Hollywood's theatrical side. In true LA fashion, the clientele is the decor, ... read more
We're looking at two different bars here at The Virgil: "Side A" has the stage, the funk, the DJs, the canned beer and the dark dance floor. "Side B" is the cocktail sanctuary, a dim, intimate room... read more
This Prohibition-style theatre brought to you by sbe is stocked with all the seductive, naughty decadence of the era itself. Velvet curtains, burlesque performers in lacey garters, jalapeno maragar... read more
First opened in 1926 with an early rendition of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the Golden Age of Hollywood oozes from the walls at this historic downtown theatre. After years of physical decay and const... read more
It may be sandy outside, but inside it's all leather-clad glamor. Er, not the bondage way (save that for later), but in the booths-tucked-into-nooks-and-crannies way. A set up for quiet moments. Ev... read more
Formerly known as BlackBird for about a month in 2009, now known as Darkroom, posh neighborhood rock spot houses whiskey guzzling rockers looking to keep a DL profile from groupies and just trying ... read more
Here we've got: five bars, one dance floor, four VIP rooms, eight celebrity owners. Including Sheila E. and Jimmy Smits for all your old-school needs. This is the original on steroids (maybe just t... read more
Temple Bar was a live music legend, showcasing music along R&B, funk, hip-hop lines. Pretty good for Santa Monica. The new spot will do more rock stuff: the owners are a surfing, biking, loving... read more
A marriage of music and comedy features both distinguished and emerging acts. Largo’s resume includes Larry David, Fiona Apple, Russel Brand, and Sarah Silverman. There are rumored food ... read more
Located in the LA Live Complex in downtown, this live venue is all about dishing out top-notch performances by buzzworthy acts. Seriously, they think big here: 2,300-person capacity in 59,000 squar... read more
Rarely occupied red vinyl booths line one wall for namesake flowers in this spacious, concrete floored Rock n' Roll High School gym sock hop. Though stage may be custom-built for midget mariachis, ... read more
Beauty Bar neighbor is totally unpretentious, almost too cool. One of the best true music scenes, free of music industry head games. Rickety tables and chairs, Gillian Welch fortysomethings meet wi... read more
While Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena, it bangs out some awesome concerts. In fact, Bruce Springsteen was the first to jam here in 1999. Now it's the largest live-music venue for top-... read more
Most places must be an eighth, if this is a key. Huge and frankly, a little intimidating. But if you simply must see that reunion tour or wacky local band...get your lighter and hairspray ready. Pa... read more
Veteran rock club with rock sorcerer Jack Tempchin on Mondays, young indie bands, and the subsequent flocks of A&R and celebrity friends showing support. Surprise appearances from dudes like Keith ... read more
Rough trade transgender, Latino crowd, except on weekends. On work days, wandering club Fold takes over with some of the nation's most talented live noisemakers. Spot talent about a year before the... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...