If you are looking for a loud, boisterous LA experience in the heart of the Sunset Strip, check out The Saddle Ranch. Not known to satisfy the snobbiest of pallets, the food (BBQ) is decent and if nothing else the dining experience is more about the LA experience. The crowds lean more on LA locals who live either in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip or in the apt/condos below Sunset with a decent contingent of tourists.
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Located in the heart of West Hollywood and known as one of the most iconic gay bars of all time is The Abbey. Although marketed mainly to the LGBT population (and to some debate its primary clientele as it has become very straight as well) The Abbey over the years has grown from what was once a neighborhood gay coffee shop to major dining and drinking establishment that everyone that is anyone in Los Angeles has been.
Los Angeles conjures up many images-sunshine, the entertainment industry, celebrities, beautiful women and hot cars. One area of the city that seems to bring all these sights together along one central location is the Sunset Strip. The Sunset Strip is the name of a stretch of Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood that connects Hollywood with Beverly Hills (and West Hollywood being in between those two).
Located on Sunset Blvd and straddling the Hollywood/West Hollywood Blvd where the Sunset Strip begins is the iconic Laugh Factory. With a history that spans over 30 years, the Laugh Factory has hosted almost every major comedian and has been the source of countless new talent discoveries. Open to the public, the Laugh Factory has been a consistent source of entertainment for both the locals of Los Angeles and visitors alike. If you are looking for a true LA experience, book an evening at the Laugh Factory, there is a good chance you’ll be entertained by a famous comedian.
Located in a canyon that is wedged into the side of the Hollywood Hills that separates the Los Angeles basin from the San Fernando Valley is the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor amphitheater that seats 18,000 and plays home to a variety of musical acts, movie screenings and other long forms of entertainment in the summer and early fall season. Popular with the locals of Los Angeles the Hollywood Taking advantage of the warm Los Angeles climate, the Hollywood Bowl provides the ideal outdoor venue that is relaxing and cozy when enjoying the entertainment.