Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Sadie Kitchen and Lounge
Bar manager Giovanni Martinez has crafted a selection of classic and custom cocktails that, alongside his personalised service, excel.
Pattern Bar
This fashionable bar pulls an Oh-so-stylish crowd...
NoBar
Part dive bar, part hipster hangout...
Neat
Housed in a building that dates back to 1960, Neat manages to be both resolutely relaxed in atmosphere and one to beat when it comes to mixological prowess. 
Monty Bar
Old-school Western saloon meets sumptuous bordello: Monty Bar’s got undeniable style. In lieu of a complex mixology program, drinks here are served straight-up and with little pretence.
Mastro’s
Classily-posh playground for chic cougars, gorgeous gold-diggers and sugar daddies...
Marix Tex Mex
Gorgeous, gregarious, well-groomed gay men charged on blood-orange margaritas - need we say more?
Little Bear
Set in an expansive, bright, high-ceilinged room whose industrial rafters are still exposed, Little Bear brings a chic edge to the gastropub genre.
Liquid Kitty
Unassuming martini bar where the Westside's pretty young things mix...
La Cuevita
With a menu filled to bursting with an array of tequilas and smokily potent mescals, La Cuevita is a celebration of Mexican food and spirits seen through a mixological lens.
Jones
Laid-back, low-key cool in this always-busy but rarely sceney WeHo bar...
Golden Road Brewing
The brewery is turning out a solid selection of brews that are fast becoming city denizens’ favourites. Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA, and Get Up Off that Brown are only some of the brewery’s popular styles (it boasts 20 revol
Golden Gopher
A revamped speakeasy with faux-glam 1970s stylings hosts after-work scenesters...
Formosa Cafe
Classic cocktail joint from a bygone era has refused to fall into tourist hell...
Father’s Office
Hard to characterize yet universally adored 'gastropub' with an impressive beer list...
ArcLight
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
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...
Largo at the Coronet
Live music and comedy club drawing experimental performances from mainstream acts...
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.
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.
Providence
Some of the best seafood in LA with the emphasis on simplicity of flavors...
Picca
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.
Mo-Chica
Classic Peruvian grub is given a modern LA makeover in Mo-Chica’s hip new Downtown digs. 
Mercado
A modern gem with a contemporary, sophisticated take on finger-licking Mexican cuisine. 
Malo
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. 

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