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Top Bars & Clubs on the Sunset Strip

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Sunset Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in the world. You can find everything from grunge bars to the newest hot spots and more than you could ever imagine in between. Chic, mysterious, historic and tempting, with all that it has to offer one cannot resist the Sunset Strip. Here are the top 5 places to get you acquainted.

Bar Marmont

Bar Marmont
8171 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 650-0575

The bar at the famous Chateau Marmont hotel is by far one of the most legendary bars and hang out spots in Los Angeles for locals and celebrities. Although drinks at this bar are not cheap, you're likely to rub elbows with some of Hollywood's A List celebrities and the areas best crowd. And, a chance to hang out at this iconic bar is well worth it. Aside from the bar, the establishment also offers a small restaurant serving gourmet Californian cuisine.

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Pearl's Liquor Bar
8909 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone:(310) 360-6800

Open from 11:30am to 2am on Saturday's and Sunday's, Pearl's offers stunning views of the strip on its rooftop section. In fact, it's possibly the best rooftop bar on Sunset Blvd. The great cocktail menu is served up by experienced mixologists, and you can even grab a bite to eat in between taking in the views and sipping on some of the best drinks in Hollywood. The trendy bar and lounge is definitely worth a visit.

Whisky a Go Go
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Whisky A Go Go
8901 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-4202

This Hollywood landmark is undoubtedly Sunset Boulevards most famous and iconic bar and club. Since it first opened its doors in 1964, it has played host to some of the greatest musical icons of the past 70 years. From Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Foo Fighters and every band in between, the bar is as popular as ever and remains a great venue to see a show.


The Rainbow Room
9015 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 278-4232

The Rainbow Bar and Grill, affectionately known as the The Rainbow Room, is indisputably the greatest place on the strip to rock it. This goes for the food, the bars, the bands and most importantly the patrons. The restaurant first opened on April 16, 1972 with a party for Elton John and soon became a happening hang out for many a celebrity. The food is all homemade and just like your Nona would serve back in the day. Old fashioned spaghetti, meatballs, house salads and garlic bread are just a few of the menu items that deserve applause.

There are two bars. One inside, which is dark and intimate and the other outside, which is loud and festive. Up the steep and narrow stairs to the top floor there is a comfy little club called "Over the Rainbow" which offers a full bar, dance floor, and DJ booth. Although all of these perks make the Rainbow Room an enjoyable place to spend an evening, it's the pictures, gold records and memorabilia of rockers past and present hanging on every wall that make it so entertaining. Oh, and let's not forget the real live rockers that call the Rainbow Bar and Grill home. They are the ultimate reason one would want to experience this staple on Sunset Boulevard.

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The Sky Bar
8440 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6025

Long, flowing drapes, soft cushions for your ultimate comfort, views of Sunset Boulevard, the glistening pool below and the sparkling stars of Los Angeles above all make up the legendary Sky Bar. This open air luxury lounge will make you feel free and relaxed just like when you are on vacation, even if you're not. Although it is not as established as some of the other bars and clubs, the Sky Bar has made a name for itself over the years as a place where the glamorous hang out. Arrive early though as it can be hard to get past the doorman.

Sharla can be found out on the town livin' it up LA style! Her party time website is Clubbin' Productions, and you can also find her on Facebook.
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