Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Spago Beverly Hills
Spago Beverly Hills is a classic. As star-studded now as the day it first open, this chic eclectic restaurant is about the people-watching and the food...
Down and Dirty Heads in LA
As the home of contemporary home furnishings in LA, this is where chic celebrities come to deck out their hillside homes.
The Music Center
The performing arts centre of Los Angeles, The Music Center is formed of four venues: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum.
The Greek
For a festival vibe, visit the Greek and watch some live music under the stars in the heart of the city. Having played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, the Greek knows what it's doing.
Hollywood Bowl
Home to rock stars and concert musicians alike, the Hollywood Bowl has something to suit all tastes. How better to appreciate your favourite artist than in such amazing and historic surroundings?
Geffen Playhouse
The place to go for plays and musical/vaudeville pieces, the Geffen Playhouse caters to the discerning theatre goer and sing-a-long lover alike.
El Rey
The El Rey Theater is an original art deco theater in the heart of the Miracle Mile, one of Los Angeles' preserved art deco districts. Converted into a live music venue in 1994, it now houses all manner of entertainment.
Sam’s Hofbrau
No-frills, no-cover, no-drink-minimum, no-pressure juggy joint, Sam's Hofbrau definitely channels a retro-quirky-cool vibe.
A blues lover's heaven - a dash of Southside Chicago a touch of New Orleans' French Quarter and a pinch of Memphis...
Backstage Bar & Grill
Unassuming down-and-dirty-dive hosts one of the wildest no-frills party scenes...
Home of the city's most famous chili-topped burger...
DROOG on Life and Dance in LA
Summer 2012 Fashion Hotlist
Moonshadows Blue Lounge
Magnificent Malibu bar overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific...
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.
Cabo Cantina
Spring break all over again - a party-hard frathouse haven...
Cameo Bar
Classic elegance close to the ocean is a rarity the Cameo is opulent with a capital 'Oh'...
Son of a Gun
Easy-going seafood joint from the ‘2 Dudes’ behind Animal…
SmithHouse Tap and Grill
A revolutionary American Grill with a modern twist.
Osteria Mozza
Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton team up to bring you a modern Italian classic...
Dreamy 70s-inspired chophouse with seasonal menus and a cozy interior...
Gordon Ramsay
Tempestuous British celebrity chef brings his award-winning cooking to West Hollywood...
Fig and Olive
Fine French flavors and buzzing celebrity crowd, Fig and Olive is a definite one not to be missed.
Classic Little Italy and an old hang out of the Rat Pack...
Casually cool, organic and delicious charmer in the heart of Sunset...
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.
La Descarga
Hollywood speakeasy that's bringing the Cuban bar back to life in LA.
The Future Of Cinema
The Artist’s Best Hollywood Bars
Inside Brad Pitt’s Malibu Beach House
Now on the market for $13.75 million, Hg2 thought it was time to take a look inside Brad Pitt's Malibu Beach House.
Hg2’s Favourite World Cooking Classes
From London to Beijing, Los Angeles to Marrakech - for your very own DIY culinary adventures, check out Hg2's favourite world cooking classes.
LA rooftop concerts set to start a new trend
Fancy a bit of Florence and the Machine blasting away from your very own rooftop? Thanks to the growing popularity of LA rooftop concerts, it could happen!
A Marilyn Monroe global city tour
With the upcoming release of My Week with Marilyn, we decided to compile a guide to a worldwide tour of all things Marilyn Monroe.
Los Angeles street artist Saber scrawls graffiti in the sky
LA street artist Saber has taken his graffiti to the skies in protest of attempts to ban all forms of street art from the city's walls.
Hotel Bel-Air’s New Look Refurb
The new look Hotel Bel-Air is a mixture of laid-back Californian cool mixed with a contemporary take on old world glamour that attracts under-the-radar glitterati
New venue reviews for April!
Every month, we strive to keep our city guides fresh, relevant, and ahead of the curve. April was no exception - here's the month's new venue reviews.
Spare Room bar opens in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel just got even trendier with the opening of the Spare Room bar. Think cocktails, bowling alleys and a glimmer of Old Hollywood.
Public Kitchen & Bar Opens in Los Angeles
Public Kitchen & Bar opens in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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