Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

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.
4 Play Gentleman’s Club
Baroque bordello meets Studio 54 for LA's most beautiful strip club...
Abalone Cove
Natural beauty awaits at Abalone Cove where skinny-dippers and fishermen alike come to explore the tidepools.
Ace Gallery
If you're often left cold by exhibitions of modern art, we urge you to give this gallery a try. With a balance of emerging and fully established artists, much e
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Acme
A wide range of work is exhibited at ACME, including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture and installations. With the great variety of artists and media here even the most discerning are sure to find something.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
American Apparel
So popular you'll find more than one American Apparel dotted across the city.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
Angel Stadium
Heaven must be missing an angel - a few of them in fact - but luckily we've found them; they're here at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim home to the minor-league Angels. Grab a hot dog a foam finger and enjoy.
Apple Pan
Homey hamburger joint with three kinds of pie...
Attend the Taping of a TV Show
Take a peek behind the scenes of telly world and grab the chance to see one of your favourite shows in the making. You'll forever be able to shout when it appears on screen: 'I was there!'
Auntie Em’s Kitchen
Country charm abounds at this sweet and hearty comfort food joint...
Backstage Bar & Grill
Unassuming down-and-dirty-dive hosts one of the wildest no-frills party scenes...
Bar Lubitsch
Russian-themed bastion of vodka in deep post-Soviet hues...
Bar Marmont
Downplayed chic draws starlets to the laid-back and cozy interior...
Barbrix
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. 
Baroo
Famous for good reason, Baroo serves up creative, seasonal dishes inspired by Korean cuisine in its white-walled, petite space in Hollywood.
Barrington Recreation Center
A great place to come and play Barrington Park Recreation Center offerings everything from competitive sports right through to picnic tables. Personally we pref
Black Market
Think you're a sk8r boy? You will be once you've stocked up here; a mecca for trendy teens looking to get their kicks.
Black’s Beach
Most of us prefer to cover up on the beach but some prefer to sprawl on the sand and frolic in the surf without so much as a stitch. And for those there's Black Beach.
BLD
Easy to love for its much-loved, all-American fare (BLD stands for 'breakfast', 'lunch' and 'dinner'), this is a must for their delicious lunches or post-all-nighter ricotta pancakes.
Blends
Looking to get your kicks? Get them at Blends, which has every trainer (or sneaker as LA peeps call them) known to man.
Blind Barber
A concept begun in New York, Blind Barber opened in Culver City in 2012 to great acclaim (from those who managed to find the bar); a sweeping venue with red metal chairs and retro black-and-white tiled flooring, the ambiance is a little bit kitsch, a
Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette pretty much does what it says on the tin. Ocean-fresh oysters and seafood with a blue and white decor - need we say much more...
Boardner’s
A Tinseltown tipplers Mecca that has hosted many of Hollywood's finest...
Cabo Cantina
Spring break all over again - a party-hard frathouse haven...
Café Stella
The coolest funkiest little French bistro in Silver Lake...
Canter’s Deli
This iconic Jewish deli is a delightfully unrefined holdover from a bygone era...
Cat and Fiddle
Enduring British pub has imported all the usual cliched amenities...
Catch
Ocean-fresh seafood is on offer at beach front eaterie, Catch. Located in Santa Monica it's been making waves now for some time...
Cheebo
Casually cool, organic and delicious charmer in the heart of Sunset...
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
Covell
If you find yourself in the neighborhood of Los Feliz hankering for a delicious glass of wine in a civilised bar that feels more East Coast than West, here's your imperative: visit owner Dustin Lancaster at his new outpost, Covell.
Crustacean
Glorious Euro-Viet seafood restaurant for Beverly Hills power brokers...
Curve
Don't even think about it unless you're size zero. Super-skinny clothes for super-beautiful people, ironically entitled Curve delivers the goods. 
Del Monte Speakeasy
Kick back in Venice’s oldest watering hole to the tune of the prohibition, sipping your illicit cocktails with the other miscreants that pack this underground spot. 
Destroyer
Serving breakfast and lunch during the week, chef Jordan Kahn’s Scandinavian-style cuisine at Destroyer has wooed and won the hearts of LA diners.
Dodger Stadium
Baseball is huge here in Los Angeles and there's no better place to watch it than at Dodger Stadium - home to the almighty Dodgers. Go wild in the crowds.
Dominick’s
Classic Little Italy and an old hang out of the Rat Pack...

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