Sunset Strip has been an iconic destination for the rising/falling
stars and/or edgy and/or in/famous for as long as LA has been around.
Today, its fortunes are on the rise again. Paris parties here and
velvet ropes are back in style (but don't think that every watering
hole here is a velvet-rope affair).
Some long-term survivors, such as the Laugh Factory (8001
Sunset Blvd.) and Whisky a Go Go (8901 Sunset Blvd.) are still cranking
out the laughs and rock-and-roll, respectively.
Other clubs are a bit new to the game, such as the Viper Room
(8852 Sunset Blvd.), which has been hosting big names, such as Johnny
Cash and Pearl Jam, since 1993.
Another longtime Strip institution, The Roxy Theater (9009 W.
Sunset Blvd.), is still going strong, feeding the hard-drinking
loudness fans as well as bringing in national acts. Its
hipper-than-thou intimate bar upstairs, On the Roxy, is a great place
to watch celebrities after hours, or take a turn on the DIY stripper
Other Sunset Strip Attractions:
- The Standard Hotel Lounge (8300 Sunset Blvd.)
- Cat Club (8911 Sunset Blvd.)