Hotspots: Los AngelesEllie June
I. HYDE SUNSET:
Located on an iconic corner of the sunset strip, Hyde Sunset represents a welcome evolution in cuisine and nightlife as West Hollywood’s latest hospitality experience. This hybrid Los Angeles destination features fresh seasonal California cuisine, signature craft cocktails and an elegant yet inviting ambiance curated by acclaimed designer Waldo Fernandez. A favorite among local foodies and nightlife connoisseurs alike, Hyde Sunset is sure to charm any palate with delicious dining and enticing energy.
II. NIGHTINGALE PLAZA
Nightingale Plaza is the next step for elite Hollywood nightlife where refined elegance meets tastefully crafted technology. The latest offering from Hospitality giant sbe, this 6,500-square-foot design mixes modern style with an exclusive nightlife experience complete with three distinct environments: a high-energy main room, two interior bar/lounges and an exterior garden oasis.
Avenue LA is a 4,000 square-foot dimly lit space and strikes the vibe of a grand estate for some of Los Angeles’s most epic parties and events. Enter through a jarring custom made glass and metal greenhouse where vines wrap tastefully across palatial ceilings. Interior design mastermind David Rockwell a
dorned disco balls at staggered heights just heads above the courtyard where plush red booths gather guests for an indoor-outdoor glamorous bottle service experience. A stairway leads to an intimate club space reminiscent of prohibition’s risk and sex appeal where velvet walls and dated ceilings insulate the pulse of world-class DJs. Avenue blinds the senses with its state of the art sound and light systems. Off-white and blush pink laserbeams ricochet delicately at vintage mirrors and bounce off champagne flutes, while artists like Politik and French Montana get the mood going with heavy beats. Guests leave the night with eardrums humming and chests pulsing to the sights and sounds of this sensual LA hideaway
IV. STATE SOCIAL HOUSE
State Social House has been a neighborhood restaurant serving West Hollywood for over five years. This gastro pub has the best bar food on the sunset strip and hold ups to the West Hollywood standards. There is something for everyone at State Social House, providing live music and comedy five nights a week with no cover charge. The back room is one of the only places in all of West Hollywood where you can drink, smoke, and eat. Stop by on Saturdays for the high energy of 90s cover band, Saved By The Band. Owner and New Yorker Chad Weiner, who was previously the Director of Nightlife for the HardRock Hotel in Las Vegas for 8 years, was attracted to State Social House he says because, “We take the Hollywood out of Hollywood and make it more like home. We have celebrities sitting next to regular people all the time — from Dr Dre and Justin Bieber to Kevin Durant and Kurt Russell…”
V. THE HIGHTLIGHT ROOM
The Highlight Room, set on the rooftop above The Dream Hotel, is one of Los Angeles’ newest hot spots known for majestic views of the Hollywood sign, the city life down below, and 11,000 square feet of pure relaxation aesthetic. Brought to you by the Tao Group, The Highlight Room features a lounge, pool, and grill situated in a chic atmosphere that encourages lively entertainment day and night. Spend the day renting out a private cabana on the sundeck while enjoying the Hollywood sun and looking over a light menu featuring specialty cocktails, then visit The Highlight Room’s grill open for any meal of the day. Once sundown hits, the daytime retreat turns into a hip rooftop bar and lounge enclosed in glass to provide vast city views. The Highlight Room is the perfect spot to have different Instagram-worthy experiences all within the same place.