Cocktails at Everson Royce Bar in the Downtown L.A. Arts District

The 20 Best Happy Hours in Downtown Los Angeles

07/17/2017

Hope Ewing

In the past decade, Downtown Los Angeles has transformed into a hotbed of eating and drinking establishments catering to the area’s prolific workforce and visitors popping in on the Metro - many looking for those elusive time-sensitive deals. Read on for 20 Downtown L.A. hotspots, new and old, that promise great food and drink experiences that won't break the bank.

Dream Hollywood

Living the Dream Hollywood

07/10/2017

Caroline Ryder

Bottle popping, show stopping, island hopping, mic dropping — feels like you’re living the Dream Hollywood, confirmed by the view of the Hollywood Sign that greets you as soon as you open your eyes.

Venice Beach sunglasses

The New L.A. Almanac: Summer 2017

06/20/2017

Souris Hong

School’s out and summer is finally here! Celebrate the return of beach weather and flip flops with an insider’s peek into what to wear, see, do, hear and eat during our favorite - and some say, endless - season.

Tiki-Ti

Tiki-Ti: The Story of an L.A. Icon

06/19/2017

Mo Herms

Covered in signed placards from friends and legends, draped in glowing pufferfish and tiki lamps, and filled with art from masters in the tiki scene, it’s always a party at the Tiki-Ti.

Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge

It's An Endless Summer at Los Angeles Tiki Bars and Events

06/07/2017

Mo Herms

When the original Don's Beachcomber opened in 1933, Hollywood became the official birthplace of the Polynesian themed Tiki culture reflected in architecture, fashion and movies. Decorated with items that Donn Beach (aka Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt) scavenged from the ocean shores, the bar later known as Don the Beachcomber served “exotic” rum drinks with flair. The island escapism offered by his imaginative Tiki concept and its many imitators flourished for decades before nearly being killed off in the disco era.

Tiki's current resurgence owes a lot to the craft cocktail movement, which recognized the potential in the elaborate tropical concoctions made with house syrups and fresh juices. With a new generation of bartenders leading the way, the L.A. tiki scene is once again thriving, and nothing says summer more than a fancy fruit garnish and a little paper umbrella.

Dreamgirls Revue at Hamburger Mary's WEHO

Fabulous! Drag Queen Events in Los Angeles

06/05/2017

Discover Los Angeles

The popularity of Emmy-winning Rupaul’s Drag Race has brought the art of drag to the masses. Lucky for us, Los Angeles boasts some of the most sensational, celebrated performers in the business, including Mama Ru herself. You can find weekly showcases with immaculate lip-syncing and dead-on celebrity impersonations, punk rock dance parties - even bingo, books and brunch, drag in L.A. does it all.

Celebrate LGBT Heritage Month in Los Angeles

06/01/2017

Discover Los Angeles

As home to the second-largest LGBT population in the country, Los Angeles showcases the diversity, vibrancy, and creative spirit of the LGBT community. The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in L.A. took place in 2011. L.A.’s legacy of championing equality is more important than ever - the theme of this year’s LGBT Heritage Month Celebration is “The Art of the Resistance.” Read on for highlights of LGBT Heritage Month events taking place in June throughout Los Angeles.

Rooftop at Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Get Lost at Mama Shelter

05/30/2017

Caroline Ryder

All Mama’s seventy rooms boast extra-comfy king sized beds, so you wake up fully refreshed. You rinse off in the rainshower and check out the news on your Apple TV. You browse the pages of the True Romance screenplay in your room—“you’re so cool”—and glance out the window at the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory in the distance. Yep, you’re definitely in Tinseltown.

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