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16 LA Hot Spots for the Perfect Girls Night Out, Winter 2017

Where to have the ideal night on the town

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| Wonho Frank Lee

Every once in a while, the time comes to let loose with the main girls. Luckily for the ladies of Los Angeles, the city has a plethora of options to imbibe and entertain. Whether one’s looking for a night of gossip over a glass of wine, a hip lounge for a delicious libation, or to be surrounded by bottles and models at Hollywood's hottest clubs, there's a little something for everyone.

Removed: Wilde, Doheny Room, Nighthawk, Harlowe, The Nice Guy, Bungalow, Peppermint Club, Corner Door, The Abbey, Roppongi

Added: The Highlight Room, Poppy, Toca Madera, Broken Shaker

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Poppy

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755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 855-7185
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h.wood group’s newest nightlife venture, Poppy, has transformed the former STK space on La Cienega into a surrealist dream with whimsically adorned storybook characters, outlandish bottle service, and all. Be sure to make arrangements to assure a spot on the list.

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2. Toca Madera West Hollywood

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8450 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-9400
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It’s no wonder celebrities continue to flock to West Hollywood’s Toca Madera — the restaurant boasts just about everything one needs to kick off a night out. That means an expansive (and impressive) selection of agave-based cocktails to pair with luxurious takes on Mexican classics. The A La Roca, American Wagyu served on a searingly hot plate, is a show stopper, setting the tone for the debauchery to follow.

3. The Highlight Room

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6417 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 366-8007
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The final addition to the sceniest complex of restaurants and lounges in Hollywood, The Highlight Room is the Dream Hotel’s crown jewel, what with its absurdly gorgeous vistas from nearly ever corner of the space. Get there early to avoid a challenging situation at the door, and take in some of the city’s best people watching.

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4. Broken Shaker

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W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 395-9532
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Head upstairs to the rooftop of Miami export the Freehand Hotel to soak up South Beach vibes from Broken Shaker. The Los Angeles location of one of the most celebrated cocktail bars in America boasts an effortlessly chic aesthetic that keeps the cool kids returning to sip their way through an exciting list of beverages.

5. Beauty & Essex

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1615 Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 676-8880
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The ultimate girls night out in LA may very well be at Tao Group’s newish Beauty & Essex. The stunning bi-level space featuring a soaring ceiling and packed bars has exactly the cool vibes you would expect, with all the glitz and glam that encapsulates the archetype of a Hollywood restaurant.

Beauty & Essex
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6421 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 593-7888
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Step into the first LA branch of the tentpole of the Tao Group complex, and breaths are likely to be taken away. Even after seeing photos of the glitzy new restaurant, the sheer scale and magnitude of luxury that oozes from every corner is rather appalling. Make a late night reservation to share small plates and sushi while drinks flow.

Tao Asian Bistro Hollywood

7. Avenue

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1601 Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 593-7999
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After a dinner at Beauty & Essex or Tao, those looking to keep the party going will do very well at neighboring Avenue. The bottle service club is certainly one of the hardest doors in LA—it would be wise to assure a spot on the list before attempting to make your way inside.

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8. Ysabel

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945 N Fairfax Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 366-2940
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Be sure to make an early dinner reservation at cool kid hangout Ysabel. Swing by a little too late in the evening, and one should dress the part to pass the doorman, who assures that only a certain type of crowd can sip decently made cocktails in its pretty surroundings.

Ysabel's Ava
Ysabel's Ava
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9. Gracias Madre

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8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
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Gracias Madre is without a doubt the trendiest vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, attracting celebrities and organic food enthusiasts alike. The well-crafted mezcal and tequila program helmed by Beverage Director Maxwell Reis features colorful slushies; favorites like The Dude Abides with horchata, vanilla cinnamon syrup, and mezcal; and some of the best spicy margaritas in LA.

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10. Melrose Umbrella Co.

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7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-0709
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Arrive early to Melrose Umbrella Co to catch up with friends over one (or many) well crafted tipples, or arrive late for an eclectic crowd of pretty people. Just be willing to forgo extra elbow room.

11. Belle Vie Food & Wine

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11916 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 832-7375
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Brentwood scored a huge win when Vincent Samarco’s Belle Vie opened its doors on Wilshire. The wine bar is a haven for francophiles and groups of friends wanting to catch up over a lovely selection of affordable wine and small plates.

12. Catch LA

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8715 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 347-6060
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This new celebrity hot spot offers glitter-adorned vodka drinks, a full vegan menu, and exceptionally pricey seafood plates. With the lush rooftop setting and some of the city’s best people watching, it’s without question one of the sceniest spots in the city.

13. Everson Royce Bar

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1936 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 335-6166
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There is probably no more beloved Arts District bar than ERB. It doesn’t hurt that the local standby known for warm service and reliably delicious cocktails offers some pretty stellar dishes that come by way of former Mozza chef Matt Molina to soak it all up.

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14. Nightingale Plaza

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643 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(424) 296-1600
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Some nights call for a chill bar to have audible conversations with friends, but for those other nights when popping bottles with LA’s finest models are in order, there’s Nightingale Plaza. SBE’s new iteration of Greystone Manor lives up to the legacy of the former club immortalized by Drake lyrics with its LEDs and mirrored panels that move to the high-energy beats.

15. Norah

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8279 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 450-4211
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Norah has become a favorite with locals for its insane cornbread and cauliflower popcorn. Not to mention the stunning marble bar that turns out some seriously delicious drinks that keeps the evening going late into the night.

Norah Charms The Pants Off the West Hollywood Dining Scene, Starting Tonight

16. Delilah

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7969 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 745-0600
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There are few hotter reservation to score in LA right now than Delilah, and for good reason. The admittedly sceney restaurant is more than a place to see and be seen—step through the paparazzi-flocked doors and instantly feel transported to the Rat Pack glory days. The debonair digs come with tuxedoed servers, classic American dishes, novel cocktails like the mini bottle service that comes with the Champagne Papi (which you can sometimes find Drake himself sipping in one of the prime booths), and maybe, just maybe, tunes from other familiar celebrity faces.

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1. Poppy

755 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Poppy Elizabeth Daniels

h.wood group’s newest nightlife venture, Poppy, has transformed the former STK space on La Cienega into a surrealist dream with whimsically adorned storybook characters, outlandish bottle service, and all. Be sure to make arrangements to assure a spot on the list.

755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

2. Toca Madera West Hollywood

8450 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

It’s no wonder celebrities continue to flock to West Hollywood’s Toca Madera — the restaurant boasts just about everything one needs to kick off a night out. That means an expansive (and impressive) selection of agave-based cocktails to pair with luxurious takes on Mexican classics. The A La Roca, American Wagyu served on a searingly hot plate, is a show stopper, setting the tone for the debauchery to follow.

8450 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. The Highlight Room

6417 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Wonho Frank Lee

The final addition to the sceniest complex of restaurants and lounges in Hollywood, The Highlight Room is the Dream Hotel’s crown jewel, what with its absurdly gorgeous vistas from nearly ever corner of the space. Get there early to avoid a challenging situation at the door, and take in some of the city’s best people watching.

6417 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

4. Broken Shaker

W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Head upstairs to the rooftop of Miami export the Freehand Hotel to soak up South Beach vibes from Broken Shaker. The Los Angeles location of one of the most celebrated cocktail bars in America boasts an effortlessly chic aesthetic that keeps the cool kids returning to sip their way through an exciting list of beverages.

W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

5. Beauty & Essex

1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Beauty & Essex
Beauty & Essex
Wonho Frank Lee

The ultimate girls night out in LA may very well be at Tao Group’s newish Beauty & Essex. The stunning bi-level space featuring a soaring ceiling and packed bars has exactly the cool vibes you would expect, with all the glitz and glam that encapsulates the archetype of a Hollywood restaurant.

1615 Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. TAO

6421 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tao Asian Bistro Hollywood

Step into the first LA branch of the tentpole of the Tao Group complex, and breaths are likely to be taken away. Even after seeing photos of the glitzy new restaurant, the sheer scale and magnitude of luxury that oozes from every corner is rather appalling. Make a late night reservation to share small plates and sushi while drinks flow.

6421 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. Avenue

1601 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Avenue Wonho Frank Lee

After a dinner at Beauty & Essex or Tao, those looking to keep the party going will do very well at neighboring Avenue. The bottle service club is certainly one of the hardest doors in LA—it would be wise to assure a spot on the list before attempting to make your way inside.

1601 Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

8. Ysabel

945 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Ysabel's Ava
Ysabel's Ava
Caroline Pardilla

Be sure to make an early dinner reservation at cool kid hangout Ysabel. Swing by a little too late in the evening, and one should dress the part to pass the doorman, who assures that only a certain type of crowd can sip decently made cocktails in its pretty surroundings.

945 N Fairfax Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046

9. Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Gracias Madre Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre is without a doubt the trendiest vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, attracting celebrities and organic food enthusiasts alike. The well-crafted mezcal and tequila program helmed by Beverage Director Maxwell Reis features colorful slushies; favorites like The Dude Abides with horchata, vanilla cinnamon syrup, and mezcal; and some of the best spicy margaritas in LA.

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. Melrose Umbrella Co.

7465 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Arrive early to Melrose Umbrella Co to catch up with friends over one (or many) well crafted tipples, or arrive late for an eclectic crowd of pretty people. Just be willing to forgo extra elbow room.

7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

11. Belle Vie Food & Wine

11916 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Brentwood scored a huge win when Vincent Samarco’s Belle Vie opened its doors on Wilshire. The wine bar is a haven for francophiles and groups of friends wanting to catch up over a lovely selection of affordable wine and small plates.

11916 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

12. Catch LA

8715 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

This new celebrity hot spot offers glitter-adorned vodka drinks, a full vegan menu, and exceptionally pricey seafood plates. With the lush rooftop setting and some of the city’s best people watching, it’s without question one of the sceniest spots in the city.

8715 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

13. Everson Royce Bar

1936 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Everson Royce Bar in Downtown Los Angeles Everson Royce Bar

There is probably no more beloved Arts District bar than ERB. It doesn’t hurt that the local standby known for warm service and reliably delicious cocktails offers some pretty stellar dishes that come by way of former Mozza chef Matt Molina to soak it all up.

1936 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

14. Nightingale Plaza

643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Some nights call for a chill bar to have audible conversations with friends, but for those other nights when popping bottles with LA’s finest models are in order, there’s Nightingale Plaza. SBE’s new iteration of Greystone Manor lives up to the legacy of the former club immortalized by Drake lyrics with its LEDs and mirrored panels that move to the high-energy beats.

643 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

15. Norah

8279 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Norah Charms The Pants Off the West Hollywood Dining Scene, Starting Tonight

Norah has become a favorite with locals for its insane cornbread and cauliflower popcorn. Not to mention the stunning marble bar that turns out some seriously delicious drinks that keeps the evening going late into the night.

8279 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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16. Delilah

7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Delilah

There are few hotter reservation to score in LA right now than Delilah, and for good reason. The admittedly sceney restaurant is more than a place to see and be seen—step through the paparazzi-flocked doors and instantly feel transported to the Rat Pack glory days. The debonair digs come with tuxedoed servers, classic American dishes, novel cocktails like the mini bottle service that comes with the Champagne Papi (which you can sometimes find Drake himself sipping in one of the prime booths), and maybe, just maybe, tunes from other familiar celebrity faces.

7969 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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