What to see, where to eat and stay in West Hollywood, Fairfax, Wilshire and Koreatown
Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 654-0396, www.fubarla.com.
Mother Lode, 8944 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 659-9700, no website.
Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (877) 435-9849 (TicketFly for tickets); www.troubadour.com.
Dan Tana’s, 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 275-9444, www.dantanasrestaurant.com. $$$
Barney’s Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 654-2287, www.barneysbeanery.com. $-$$
Hugo’s Restaurant, 8401 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 654-3993, www.hugosrestaurant.com. $-$$
Ramada Plaza Hotel, 8585 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (800) 845-8585, (310) 652-6400, www.ramadaweho.com. $$
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 656-1010, www.chateaumarmont.com. $$$$. Also includes Chateau Marmont restaurant (which is dog-friendly), $$-$$$
Boot Star, 8493 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 650-0475, www.bootstaronline.com.
Cigar Lounge, 8420 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 650-3351.
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310 659-3110, www.booksoup.com.
Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 652-4202, www.whiskyagogo.com.
Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 358-1881, www.viperroom.com.
London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood; (866) 282-4560 or (310) 854-1111, www.thelondonwesthollywood.com. $$$
Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 358-7788, www.gordonramsay.com/gratthelondonwh. $$$ (Boxwood Café by Gordon Ramsay in the same space has a different menu for breakfast and lunch, and the Café’s prices are lower: $$)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 857-6000, www.lacma.org.
Ray’s and Stark Bar, at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 857-6180, www.raysandstarkbar.com. $$
Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036; (323) 934-7243 (PAGE), www.tarpits.org.
Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036; (323) 937-4230, www.cafam.org.
MAK Center for Art and Architecture (Schindler House), 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood; (323) 651-1510, www.makcenter.org. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Kings Road Cafe, 8361 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90048; (323) 655-9044, www.kingsroadcafe.com. $-$$
Architecture and Design Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 932-9393, www.aplusd.org. Closed Mondays.
Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St. (at Fairfax), Los Angeles; (323) 933-9211, www.farmersmarketla.com.
Farmer’s Daughter, 115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (800) 334-1658 or (323) 937-3930; www.farmersdaughterhotel.com. $$
Canter’s Deli, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 651-2030; www.cantersdeli.com. Kibitz Room next door. $$
Supreme, 439 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6205, www.supremenewyork.com/stores.
The Hundreds, 7909 Rosewood Ave., Los Angeles; (310) 807-1754, www.thehundreds.com/locations/los-angeles.
Diamond Supply Co., 415 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles; (323) 966-5970, www.diamondsupplyco.com/diamondlife/locations.
Messob Ethiopian Restaurant, 1041 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 938-8827 or 8806, www.messob.com. $$
Pink’s, 709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles 90038; (323) 931-4223, www.pinkshollywood.com. Hot dogs of many kinds since 1939. Burgers too. Often a long line. Dogs,$3.45-$7.95. Opens 9:30 a.m. daily, closes at 2 a.m. most days, 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. No credit cards. $
Japan L.A. Pop Culture Shop, 7320 ½ Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 934-5201, www.japanla.com. Hello Kitty and beyond. Open daily.
Necromance, 7220 and 7222 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 934-8684, www.necromance.com. Bones, bugs and other natural history curios. Open daily.
Melrose Trading Post, Fairfax High School parking lot, 7850 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-7679, Ext. 103; www.melrosetradingpost.org.
Village Idiot, 7383 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-3331, www.villageidiotla.com. $$
Hatfield’s, 6703 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 935-2977, www.hatfieldsrestaurant.com. $$$
Soot Bull Jeep, 3136 W. 8th St., Los Angeles; (213) 387-3865. $$
HMS Bounty, 3357 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 385-7275, www.thehmsbounty.com. $-$$
Crazy Hook, 3250 Wilshire Blvd., No. 101, Los Angeles; (213) 389-3424. A pirate bar in Koreatown. Beer served and drunk in large quantities. $-$$
Wi Spa, 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 487-2700, www.wispausa.com.
Southwestern Law School (formerly the old Art Deco Bullocks Wilshire Department Store), 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; www.swlaw.edu/campus/building/summerday. Once a year, the building is open for a special invitation-only “Tea and Tour” program, usually the last Saturday in July or first Saturday in August. The July 28, 2012, tour sold out within 20 minutes. You must be on the email list to be invited. Seven tours are offered on that day, limited to 25 people per tour. Cost is $60 for tour with lunch or high tea or $25 for the tour only.
Ambassador Hotel (now the Robert F. KennedyCommunity of Schools), 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; www.rfkcommunityschools.org. Parts of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub were preserved when it was converted into a 582-seat theater, and the teachers lounge occupies the site of Ambassador coffee shop. With six schools on the campus, the operations department advised that the school is closed to tourists. They hope to offer tours in the future.
Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 388-1400, www.livenation.com/The-Wiltern-tickets-Los-Angeles/venue/73790.
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 930-2277, www.petersen.org.
TO LEARN MORE
Sunset Strip Business Assn. guide to shopping, hotels and night life, www.thesunsetstrip.com
West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau, 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite M-38, West Hollywood; (800) 368-6020 or (310) 289-2525, www.visitwesthollywood.com.
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