Credit: Jayme Burrows / La Boheme
Credit: Jayme Burrows / La Boheme

8 Ways to Experience a Night Out in West Hollywood—No Nightclubs Included

From Cabaret Nights to Hidden Speakeasies, This Is the Best of West Hollywood

Forget about crowded nightclubs in LA; instead, turn to entertaining cabaret nights and fun comedy shows. West Hollywood, which is a lively and vibrant LA neighborhood known for its upbeat nightlife, upscale restaurants and vibrant social scene, is basically straight out of a movie. From the famous hills to the star-studded streets, West Hollywood provides a real-life “La La Land” experience for all who visit. That being said, if you’re in the mood for dinner, drinks and a show, there are plenty of one-of-a-kind spots to explore that aren’t jam-packed, sweaty clubs. Here are eight spots in LA that feel just like the movies—and will be your favorite new nightlife (or even daytime) destinations. Best Spots in West Hollywood

 

Swept Off Your Feet

La Boheme

Located in the heart of West Hollywood, La Boheme is a romantic hotspot that creates an enchanting atmosphere with colorful, velvet couches, antique oil paintings and magical string lights. If you’re looking to plan the best Sunday Funday, count on La Boheme for bottomless mimosas and classic brunch dishes like scrumptious eggs Benedict and their special LB Bistro Burger. Dine out on the garden patio by the fireplace, and maybe play a tune or two on the white, grand piano. 

On Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., stop by La Boheme for a special cabaret event unlike any other. “At La Boheme’s Cabaret nights, guests can expect a first-class experience with dinner, drinks and entertainment. La Boheme hosts a high-energy crowd with an evening full of aerialists, live musicians, DJs, burlesque performances and so much more!” says La Boheme employee Kayla Smith. It’ll be an entertaining, unforgettable night in WeHo with delectable cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails.

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Pizza, Cocktails and Records

Sunset & Vinyl

Looking to set the mood in a small yet stunning speakeasy? Sunset & Vinyl is a secret spot that can be found in the back of 800 Degrees Pizza in Hollywood. Explore a large variety of vintage records as you listen to some classic tunes at this groovy bar fit for a rockstar. Despite the fact that it has a great vibe and even better drinks (like the mezcal-forward Dance or Die), Sunset & Vinyl is super low-key and cozy. 

Best Spots in West Hollywood 

Eclectic Vibes and Innovative Bites

Beauty & Essex

Whether you’re looking to have a full sit-down dinner or you’re simply in the mood for some craft cocktails in a glamorous setting, Beauty & Essex is a 10,000-square-foot stunner. The main dining room features a breathtaking skylight that sets the scene for a romantic dinner featuring tuna poke wonton tacos, crispy burrata and hamachi crudo. The enchanting outdoor patio is another great spot for food and drinks, though it is best for Sunday brunch. 

Best Spots in West Hollywood 

Views for Days

The Roof at WeHo Edition

Credit: Nikolas Koenig

The Roof at Edition in WeHo has a modern and stylish pool deck that overlooks the entire city. Despite the fact that The Roof is a great spot to post up during the day, the glistening lights of the city at night make it a stellar spot for craft cocktails and Latin cuisine by the pool. If you’re looking to keep things light, The Roof has an impressive array of low-proof spirit and Kombucha cocktails so you can still sip in style. 

 

Meet You in Cote D’Azur 

Bar Lis

Bar Lis, in the Thompson Hollywood hotel, is a rooftop lounge that transports guests to the French Riviera with vibrant greenery, relaxing fountains and classic striped furniture. If you love live music, stop by on Tuesday evenings for their weekly jazz night series. If you’re hoping for some more modern music and dancing, spend your weekends at Bar Lis to get into the groove while sipping on their refreshing Strawberry Fields cocktail or enjoying some marinated olives and croquettes inspired by the south of France. 

Best Spots in West Hollywood 

Lots of Laughs

Largo at the Coronet

Largo at the Coronet, also called Club Largo, is a hip cabaret, music venue and comedy club known for its vintage appeal and warm setting. This seated venue offers premium entertainment that ranges from renowned comedians like Nick Kroll to bands like Beck. Simply sit back and relax as you wait for the classic red curtain to open and reveal the newest act. Largo at the Coronet is also a great place to snag some cool merch to take home with you. 

 

Midnight in Paris

Bathtub Gin

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Located right off of Melrose, Bathtub Gin is a sultry speakeasy that transports visitors back in time to the Roaring 20s. Between the show-stopping wallpaper and the classic Victorian furniture, Bathtub Gin creates the perfect atmosphere for live musical performances paired with elegant cocktails and champagne. Just as jazz plays a huge role in the film “La La Land,” it also takes center stage at Bathtub Gin. Also, be sure to take a photo in the Instagram-worthy copper clawfoot bathtub.

Best Spots in West Hollywood 

Celeb-Approved

Delilah

Credit: Elizabeth Daniels

Delilah is a snazzy and exclusive hotspot that has been frequented by celebs like Drake, Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner. Inspired by the Roaring 20s, the decor and atmosphere transport you back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood, allowing you to live like the legends of Los Angeles did. Make a dinner reservation and indulge in dishes like their shrimp cocktail, lamb meatballs and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Once you’re done eating, stay for late-night dancing and a few Whangdoodle cocktails.

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.

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