Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

800 Degrees
When it comes to good-quality fast food Los Angeles is changing the game, and 800 Degrees is at the forefront of that culinary shift.
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
Bergamot Station Arts Center
SMMoA devotes its exhibition spaces-the main gallery and two project rooms-to presenting and advancing the work of contemporary local national and international artists whose work merits 'sustained inquiry and recognition'.
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.
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...
Buffalo Exchange
Bored of your old clothes? Want some new ones? Easy! Shop the LA thrift way by trading them here at Buffalo Exchange.
Cabo Cantina
Spring break all over again - a party-hard frathouse haven...
Cheebo
Casually cool, organic and delicious charmer in the heart of Sunset...
Egg Slut
A gourmet eatery in LA’s Grand Central Market, Egg Slut serves up delicious dishes that feature eggs in the starring role.
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.
Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
Slightly off the wall, definitely not banal, this West Hollywood boutique intrigues and titivates...
Farmers Market
Each day, the market hosts over 100 vendors who capture what LA does best: Multi-ethnic eats. Artisanal goods. Top-notch shopping.
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.
Gjusta
A bakery, deli and cafe in Venice, Gjusta has a huge menu of sweet and savoury delights that have won over Angelenos, some driving across town for a fix.
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
Grand Central Market
For international culinary diversity collect your change and bag a bargain at LA’s oldest and largest open-air food hall.
Griffith Park
Griffith park is not only home to that ultra-famous Hollywood sign, but also holds the title of the largest municipal park in the United States. Come here to escape the traffic and enjoy a little green space.
Hotel Angeleno
Modern luxury with an emphasis on the bedding makes an impact in tony Brentwood...
In-N-Out Burger
Ask any Angeleno: In-N-Out is the best fast-food burger joint around, hands down. With a secret menu and utterly delicious burgers, fries and shakes, don't leave L.A. without coming here at least once.
Joan’s on Third
A family-run, upscale-casual eatery and marketplace with sun-drenched sidewalk seating and a destination cheese counter, Joan’s has an expansive menu with
Jones
Laid-back, low-key cool in this always-busy but rarely sceney WeHo bar...
King Taco
A 24-hour tribute to the glory of the best tacos in LA...
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
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.
Liquid Kitty
Unassuming martini bar where the Westside's pretty young things mix...
Little Joy
Frequent travellers, upon arrival to a new city, often find themselves asking, 'Where are the locals?' In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the answer is Little Joy.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
An important site in the city's cultural map, LACMA has housed some impressive collections over the years and is a great place to visit if one has had enough of
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
As you'd expect animals abound inside Los Angeles Zoo - particularly of the primate variety. So quit monkeying about and get yourself a ticket.
Maison 140
Dramatic design flair with a sumptuous union of Far Eastern and French influences...
Mercado
A modern gem with a contemporary, sophisticated take on finger-licking Mexican cuisine. 
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.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art, MOCA has one of the nation's most renowned and comprehensive permanent collections. A mu
NoBar
Part dive bar, part hipster hangout...
Petit Trois
Petit Trois is a popular and truly petite Franco-licious restaurant in Hollywood, offering up lashings of Parisian ambience and delicious bistro fare.
Philippe the Original
Landmark diner with unbelievable French-dipped sandwiches...
Plan Check
A spare and industrial restaurant inspired by architectural firms’ aesthetics, Plan Check blends Americana classics with Japanese elements that are a nod to its Little Osaka neighbourhood locale. 
Post & Beam
Cheery farm-fresh food straight out of the wood-burning oven.
Sam’s Hofbrau
No-frills, no-cover, no-drink-minimum, no-pressure juggy joint, Sam's Hofbrau definitely channels a retro-quirky-cool vibe.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Recreating that authentic safari vibe San Diego Wild Animal Park is an ideal way to see exotic animals without having to traipse to Africa. All are well cared f

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