Chateau Marmont

If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont. Site of John Belushi’s last toga party, Jim Morrison’s fall off the roof, and Led Zeppelin’s flying TV sets. Pulls stars for private bungalow overnights and rock n’ roll debauchery. Bar Marmont still abuzz with HWood a-list. Lovely garden perfect for intimate interviews, while shaded pool is one of the most magical spots in the county.

Toca Madera

The space is set-piece gorgeous, lush, hanging gardens, dark wood walls, tiled floors. Beautiful peeps – Emmanuelle Chriqui, Christina Milian – nosh on posh updates of Mexican classics, queso fundido, ceviche blanco, conchinita pibil…or something from the dedicated taqueria and vegan menus. Linger at the quartz and crystal bar with seductive cocktails: East Los (mezcal), Southern Belle (bourbon) or premium tequila flights.

Connie & Ted’s

A hit from its 2013 opening, this hip seafoodery is West Hollywood’s answer to a New England seafood shack – albeit with a rather futuristic interior. Raw bar, Rhode Island style chowder, peeky toe crab cakes, and the Portuguese fish stew draw universal raves. And live New Bedford scallops for those who like to get a little freaky.

E.P. & L.P.

One of the hottest of 2015 hotspots. The name appears to be riding the vinyl zeitgeist – and no wonder, as Axwell from Swedish House Mafia is counted amongst the proprietors (as is DJ David Smillie). The E.P.of the name is an Asian eating house, the L.P. is a glammy rooftop lounge with smashing views – and a private bar within a bar called Frankie’s. (Got that?) A beautiful crowd nibbles on nouveau Asian street food and sips fancy nancy cocktails. But of course.


Glamorous NYC nightclub brand finally makes a home in LA. Has a bit of a Vegas-y vibe, with wildly patterned floors, curvy banquettes, and surreal art on the walls. Its Sunset address means it’s always a circus—but at least it’s a classy one. Expect bottle service, the usual music program (hip-hop, R&B), and lots of pretty people trying to be seen being pretty.


Another retro chic cocktail hotspot from the 1933 Group (Bigfoot, Sassafras), where a sexy crowd sips clever Dushan online casino Zario created tipples like The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Cheeky Devil and Poppy Don’t Preach. The vintage charm echoes the 1930’s, with music to match. Bring your favorite Zelda.


A hit with gourmands and Hispaniphiles, with paella master Perfecto Rocher (really, that’s his name) at the helm. The food actually skews Catalan, with a selection of Spanish jamons (including Pernil Iberic) or almond sherry gazpacho to start; wood-fired steaks, quail and sea bass as mains. Euro sexy room is all exposed brick and fiery matador red. Ole!


The restaurant space at the Sunset Marquis takes on yet another identity. This time it’s casual-chic international, with a few nods to the dining zeitgeist – deviled eggs, pork belly, crudo, Hotel regulars come for Marquis Classics like the filet mignon, cheeseburger and ahi tuna. Celebs and rock stars are likely to be your table neighbors.