Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Father’s Office
Hard to characterize yet universally adored 'gastropub' with an impressive beer list...
This self-professed 'cinerama' offers a complete experience for movie lovers. The schedule has a mix of current blockbusters and retrospective screenings of old
The Groundlings
An improvisation and sketch comedy troupe, the Groundlings and their theatre offer a great place to watch comedy in the city. Who knows, you could catch the nex
ACME Los Angeles is one of the top contemporary art galleries in the city. Found just off Wilshire the gallery is home to some top international names...
2030 Ocean Avenue
Surf surf and sizzling sex bodies are to be had around these parts; indulge in some high-octane beach volleyball to get the best out of the beach.
Largo at the Coronet
Live music and comedy club drawing experimental performances from mainstream acts...
Inspiration Point Loop
They don't call it Inspiration Point Loop for nothing; this trail offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the area from lush greenery to ocean vistas.
Pantages Theatre
Come here to see big musical shows and some of your favourite musicians play in a classic Hollywood venue.
Cat and Fiddle
Enduring British pub has imported all the usual cliched amenities...
Beer Belly
A must-see for the hip craft beer lover, this fun-loving space is fit to burst with local brews and rib tickling bites.
Bar Lubitsch
Russian-themed bastion of vodka in deep post-Soviet hues...
Via Veneto
Pedigree Italian stallion is perfect for a steamy third date...
The Hungry Cat
Slick and chic seafood restaurant and raw bar Hungry Cat secretes from view behind a Borders bookstore in the Sunset + Vine complex on, you guessed it, Sunset and Vine. 
The Hart and the Hunter
Former pop-up finds hot new home at Mid-City’s Palihotel to continue their southern comfort vibe.
The Bazaar
Traditional tapas-style plates for sharing are given an innovative and luxurious twist by executive chef José Andrés
Tar & Roses
Opened in spring 2012 by award-winning head chef and Santa Monica local Andrew Kirschner, the menu at Tar & Roses reflects wholesome home cooked American food but with bags more flavour and imagination than you’re likely to find in the aver
Red Medicine
Punked-up and modern Vietnamese cuisine from three LA locals with a love of East-Asian spice.
Some of the best seafood in LA with the emphasis on simplicity of flavors...
Picca presents a rip-roaring and zesty fusion of flavours from lofty Peruvian landscapes and Japanese coastline.
Park’s BBQ
This chic Korean franchise has landed in Korea Town to let loose their refined Korean cuisine on LA palates.
Nobu Los Angeles
Consistently elegant cooking and clientele continue to win Nobu plaudits the world over...
Musso and Frank
Grilled meat’s their speciality but it don’t come cheap. Make sure you attend though – even just for one of their famed bone-dry Martinis. This is a Hollywood institution.
Classic Peruvian grub is given a modern LA makeover in Mo-Chica’s hip new Downtown digs. 
A modern gem with a contemporary, sophisticated take on finger-licking Mexican cuisine. 
Don't let the Sunset Boulevard address throw you - Malo is no Hollywood scene with terrible food that no one orders. Quite the opposite, in fact.  Exceptional Mexican dishes and margaritas.
Lazy Ox Canteen
This eclectic Little Tokyo joint serves up crafted global cuisine with a chic exterior. 
Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & The Bird, which boasts a studiously ornate interior and too-cool-for-school waiters who rock converse and chambray shirts, brings together fresh California cuisine with the delicacy and balance of Japanese cooking.
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Fresh healthy food for diners wanting to look good without sacrificing the taste.
Soak up Venice’s hip atmosphere in this stylish eatery, complete with roaring open fires and small plates for sharing.
Dan Tana’s
An old school 1964 Hollywood institution with all the charm of an Arthur Avenue Italian diner. 
Glorious Euro-Viet seafood restaurant for Beverly Hills power brokers...
A celebrated eatery with a powerful and bold-faced clientele...
Located on Hyperion just minutes away from the famed Greek Theatre, Barbrix introduced farm-to-table gourmet and a creative but accessible wine selection to the east side when it opened in 2009. 
Modern American fusion from the 'food dudes' of the LA restaurant scene, Animal idolises the finest ingredients.
The combo of farm fresh local produce and chef Ari Taymor's creative flair make this unobtrusive gem a unique spot in LA.
Super-sexy Mediterranean tapas joint with an impressive wine list.
Fun boutique picnicking with a mouth-watering global vibe.
Zen Retreats
Chic and contemporary apartments are a favourite of our publisher...
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The ultimate hideaway for the high-powered and the high-profile...
W Hotel Hollywood
There are plenty of places to eat, drink and sleep in Hollywood that offer a relaxing respite from the high profile, see-and-be-seen phenomenon aptly referred to as the scene. Just know, the W Hotel Hollywood is not one of them.

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