West Side Story: Bar hop and food crawl your way around West Hollywood
With hundreds of L.A's best restaurants and bars found within a few kilometres, you're always just steps away from an amazing meal in West Hollywood.
A hotspot for celebrities and home of the iconic Sunset Strip, West Hollywood may be one of the smallest cities in Los Angeles County but it embodies all the glamour that comes to mind when you think of L.A.
Known locally as WeHo, West Hollywood has been named California’s most walkable city by walkscore.com. With many of L.A.’s best restaurants and bars packed into its compact, 4.9-square-kilometre area, West Hollywood is a prime destination for food crawls and bar hopping.
You’re probably already familiar with the Sunset Strip, a storied stretch of Sunset Boulevard where you’ll find swanky hotels, legendary music venues, as well as see-and-be-seen bars and restaurants. Savour farm-to-table cuisine while enjoying dramatic views of Los Angeles at The Ivory at Mondrian LA; or head to the Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel to sip cocktails poolside.
The Sunset Strip may be West Hollywood’s most famous district, but the city’s other two districts – the Design District and Santa Monica Boulevard – are equally worthy of exploration. Continue your al fresco drinking and dining in the Design District with a fresh seafood meal at Catch LA. Or, nosh on Asian-inspired street food at E.P. & L.P., a rooftop bar and accompanying restaurant with jaw-dropping views of the Hollywood Hills.
Walk off all that fantastic food by browsing the exceptional art galleries, boutiques, flagship stores and interior design showrooms that have earned the Design District its name.
Save time to discover Santa Monica Boulevard, a centre for the city’s LBGTQ+ community and a district known for proudly marching to the beat of its own drum. By day, check out celebrity-favourite restaurants, hip boutiques and cool coffee shops; and by night, take advantage of the PickUp trolley, which regularly provides free bar hopping along the boulevard.
With a higher concentration of liquor licenses per square mile than any other city in California and over 350 bars and restaurants to try, there’s no shortage of ways to stay entertained in West Hollywood. Combining big city thrills with small town size, you'll never have to walk far for your next great food experience in West Hollywood.