Places to go on LA

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    Jul 16, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    Hey Im at LA right now just wanted to get suggestions about places to visit (scene and not scene) What is there to do in this city.

    .... Im actually closer to burbank but all opinions are welcomed Lol
  • Zcube

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    Jul 16, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    Try the Getty Museum, The Getty Villa...
    As far as being in the scene goes.. you can't get any gayer than WEHO on Saturday/Friday nights...
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    Jul 16, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    Yeah Weho Fridays/Saturdays are a lot of fun in that it's just a huge mass of gay bars and clubs. Go to Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The mass of gay bars/clubs are located around Santa Monica and San Vicente/Robertson. These include (but are not limited to)

    Micky's
    Rage
    Abbey
    Here Lounge
    Trunks
    Motherlode
    The Factory
    Ultra Suede
    Eleven
    and some others I'm forgetting
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    Jul 16, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    LOL I didnt got what weho was at first icon_redface.gif thanks!!!
  • beaujangle

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    Jul 16, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidYeah Weho Fridays/Saturdays are a lot of fun in that it's just a huge mass of gay bars and clubs. Go to Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The mass of gay bars/clubs are located around Santa Monica and San Vicente/Robertson. These include (but are not limited to)

    Micky's
    Rage
    Abbey
    Here Lounge
    Trunks
    Motherlode
    The Factory
    Ultra Suede
    Eleven
    and some others I'm forgetting



    Wow! So how does NYC's scene compares to LA's?
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Jul 16, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    just don't go on highway 405 i hear haha
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    Jul 17, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    brendanmuscles saidjust don't go on highway 405 i hear haha


    Hahahaha yeah thats what I heard. Unless I wanted to check man at work ... Wait a minute lol
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    Jul 17, 2011 7:01 AM GMT
    beaujangle said
    JakeBenson saidYeah Weho Fridays/Saturdays are a lot of fun in that it's just a huge mass of gay bars and clubs. Go to Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The mass of gay bars/clubs are located around Santa Monica and San Vicente/Robertson. These include (but are not limited to)

    Micky's
    Rage
    Abbey
    Here Lounge
    Trunks
    Motherlode
    The Factory
    Ultra Suede
    Eleven
    and some others I'm forgetting



    Wow! So how does NYC's scene compares to LA's?


    So far the clubs are all douchey and full of White, or White-washed, or over all gentrified and hipstered out people. The races mixed and mingled better in most bars in LA. I guess I need to dig deeper here in NYC to find those sexy Latinos.
  • jonniejarko

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    Jul 17, 2011 7:24 AM GMT
    Try Portos in Burbank icon_smile.gif

    http://www.portosbakery.com/content/portos-burbank
  • Ezrider107

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    Jul 17, 2011 7:52 AM GMT
    Porto's is crammed with people (and carbs/sugar/saturated fat .. but it's delicious carbs/sugar/saturated fat) most of the time, but it's Burbank adjacent.

    you're somewhat near to Pasadena / Eagle Rock / Silverlake / East L.A. which all have their own vibe/ sceney things (architecture / happenings / ethnic communities/ fantastic food / to do, so check those places out online.
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    Jul 17, 2011 7:55 AM GMT
    go out and have fun.

    "carmageddon" is total BS!
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    Jul 17, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidYeah Weho Fridays/Saturdays are a lot of fun in that it's just a huge mass of gay bars and clubs. Go to Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The mass of gay bars/clubs are located around Santa Monica and San Vicente/Robertson. These include (but are not limited to)

    Micky's
    Rage
    Abbey
    Here Lounge
    Trunks
    Motherlode
    The Factory
    Ultra Suede
    Eleven
    and some others I'm forgetting
    I thought that said Macy's for a second...
  • d_1M

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    Jul 17, 2011 8:31 AM GMT
    h0ck3y_david said
    JakeBenson saidYeah Weho Fridays/Saturdays are a lot of fun in that it's just a huge mass of gay bars and clubs. Go to Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The mass of gay bars/clubs are located around Santa Monica and San Vicente/Robertson. These include (but are not limited to)

    Micky's
    Rage
    Abbey
    Here Lounge
    Trunks
    Motherlode
    The Factory
    Ultra Suede
    Eleven
    and some others I'm forgetting



    ---
    or you could rent a car and spend the day hopelessly stuck in traffic... icon_rolleyes.gif

    ~ cheers...


    evil david bad boy BAD. lol
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    Jul 17, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    Try heading to the Grove (good shopping area) or the beach. Stay away from the club scene. You'll have some pervert spiking your drink, lol. Oh and FYI, Motherlode plays porn on big screens if you're into that.
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    Jul 18, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    JakeBenson saidYeah Weho Fridays/Saturdays are a lot of fun in that it's just a huge mass of gay bars and clubs. Go to Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The mass of gay bars/clubs are located around Santa Monica and San Vicente/Robertson. These include (but are not limited to)

    Micky's
    Rage
    Abbey
    Here Lounge
    Trunks
    Motherlode
    The Factory
    Ultra Suede
    Eleven
    and some others I'm forgetting
    I thought that said Macy's for a second...

    Macy's is on Beverly and La Cienega. Not too far from the gay strip.
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    Jul 18, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    I would add MJs if you want a non weho experience.
  • Vaughn

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    Jul 18, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Zcube saidTry the Getty Museum, The Getty Villa...
    As far as being in the scene goes.. you can't get any gayer than WEHO on Saturday/Friday nights...


    Try the LACMA, the Hammer and the Moca. The Getty has a boring collection. Nice architecture, nice view. The Hammer has events that involve a bar and a good DJ. Bar hopping in WeHo is fun, but consider checking out Silverlake also. If you want a better view than the Getty check out the Grifith Park Observatory. Avoid Tired Meat... Or I mean Tiger Heat.
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    Jul 18, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    Vaughn said
    Zcube saidTry the Getty Museum, The Getty Villa...
    As far as being in the scene goes.. you can't get any gayer than WEHO on Saturday/Friday nights...


    Try the LACMA, the Hammer and the Moca. The Getty has a boring collection. Nice architecture, nice view. The Hammer has events that involve a bar and a good DJ. Bar hopping in WeHo is fun, but consider checking out Silverlake also. If you want a better view than the Getty check out the Grifith Park Observatory. Avoid Tired Meat... Or I mean Tiger Heat.


    Thanks!! I went to the MOCA today great exhibit!! Also I notice Le Miserables is playing on (some theatre) I soooo wanted to go! Unfortunatly I was with my dad at the time and he was like "why do you want to see a misical" I was like "is that shrek on the NeXT theatre" lol I so Will see it before I leave
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 18, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    Best Fajitas & Margaritas in L.A. bar none are at MARIX TEX-MEX in WeHo on Flores St. just north of Santa Monica Blvd. Don't forget to try the "Sizzling Apple Pie" for dessert. --- mmmmmm-mmmmm icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 18, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    i agree that both getty collections are not that interesting, but both are definitely worth it for the architecture/views.
    for actual museum-going i'd also suggest LACMA and MOCA, both have some pretty fun exhibitions going on now too (tim burton in lacma and street art in moca). even if you're not a huge academic arty kind of person, those exhibitions are super accessible.

    i don't know why the obvious hasn't been stated, check out the beach communities ;)
    - venice is a favorite, both the touristy (but still really crazy and worth checking out) boardwalk, as well as abbot kinney... the galleries kind of suck but there's a lot of good food and great design shops, awesome caf├ęs, etc... also worth checking out the canals, which are pretty cheesy but also pretty awesome. lots of crazy architecture. venice is probably one of my favorite neighborhoods in LA (but i'm biased, i grew up around here lol).
    - grab a bike / longboard and ride along the beach up to santa monica (to just poke around and see, maybe check the pier out. it's not super interesting otherwise, unless you're into super generic upper-middle class commercial playgrounds. then check out 3rd st. promenade.) you can even keep going further up north to the gay beach (explained later), it's all a very nice ride.
    - or you could bike south, a great trip is to go all the way down to san pedro, get some great fresh seafood and beers, bike back up. this takes a while though.

    of course there's the "gay beach" north of santa monica (ginger rogers), if you want to see a bunch of typical LA fags in speedos on a mediocre stretch of sand, you can go there. free parking on the street is a plus, though if you go a little further north to temescal canyon, there's also free parking there and the beach is nicer. and you won't be subjected to listening to shitty gay dance music.

    if you go even further north, past zuma, that's where all my favorite beaches are... it's a long drive but really worth it, i love going up there. you're gonna have to PM me for more specific info though since i don't want to burn them out too much icon_razz.gif


    hiking is also amazing in LA. there are a bunch of trails in the santa monica mountains, not far from the PCH, which offer amazing views of the ocean, cliffs, lakes, etc.
    if you're more of a forest and river kind of guy you can check out the national forest hikes, really beautiful with pine trees and waterfalls... all within a 45 min. drive from LA...
    runyon canyon is actually a really stupid and lame trail, but i think it perfectly wraps up the LA experience... you'll be hiking next to anorexic blonde fake-titted-and-tanned trophy wives in designer sport bras, douchey but incredibly hot shirtless wannabe actors with six-packs jogging with their chihuahuas, and execs talking loudly on their cellphones about multi-million dollar deals... with the constant hum of traffic and sirens in the background... all against the backdrop of a seriously perfect view of the entirety of LA, from the hollywood sign, to downtown, century city, the beach, the mountains...
    there are three main ways to get to the summit: a shitty, boring, concrete fireroad; a shitty and short/steep trail; and then the least shitty of the three which is just to the left of the fireroad trail.

    for going out, i'm very biased towards the silverlake scene. i guess you could call it a little more indie and chilled out. malo's taco night is a favorite of mine lol (straight). akbar is a lot of fun, MJs too. just depends on your taste though... if you're into overpriced covers and drinks, awful music, awful clothes, and even more awful people, by all means check out weho instead!! icon_razz.gif
    moustache mondays (on mondays, duh) and mr. black (on tuesdays) are also both great, probably the only weeklies in LA i actually enjoy now.

    downtown has surprisingly a lot of stuff popping up too, new galleries and restaurants/bars (wurstkuche is a lot of fun, it's like a sleek-but-kinda-hipster beer garden, amazing beer selection).

    and check out cinespia! classic movies projected at the hollywood forever cemetery. big LA summer tradition.

    fuck i wrote a lot. LOL. i have some friends from france visiting soon so i had a lot of time to think of this...

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    Jul 19, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI would add MJs if you want a non weho experience.


    Definitely a fun place, and usually better than the Weho places.
  • Vaughn

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    Jul 19, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    Writrboi said
    Vaughn said
    Zcube saidTry the Getty Museum, The Getty Villa...
    As far as being in the scene goes.. you can't get any gayer than WEHO on Saturday/Friday nights...


    Try the LACMA, the Hammer and the Moca. The Getty has a boring collection. Nice architecture, nice view. The Hammer has events that involve a bar and a good DJ. Bar hopping in WeHo is fun, but consider checking out Silverlake also. If you want a better view than the Getty check out the Grifith Park Observatory. Avoid Tired Meat... Or I mean Tiger Heat.


    Thanks!! I went to the MOCA today great exhibit!! Also I notice Le Miserables is playing on (some theatre) I soooo wanted to go! Unfortunatly I was with my dad at the time and he was like "why do you want to see a misical" I was like "is that shrek on the NeXT theatre" lol I so Will see it before I leave


    There is a hip arty theater called the Bootleg theater and another theater company that does Theater of the Absurd in parking lot garages. The Aminson is the bigger theater in Downtown. Downtown is my favorite part in LA and I love the MOCA.

    In WeHo a lot of my friends have been going to the bar, GYM. I think it's funny. If you like latino twinklynuts with gender identity confusion hit up Rage. I won an iPod there once in a stripping contest, so it can be fun. Here is great for strippers and Mickey's is also but I haven't been in there since they rebuilt it. It also tends to harbor an older crowd. The Factory's best night is called Cherry Pop, everything is trendy and looks great there minus the name of that one night.
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    Jul 19, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    mnemonick said

    fuck i wrote a lot. LOL. i have some friends from france visiting soon so i had a lot of time to think of this...



    yes you did, but it is greatly appreciated, I'll check out a thing or two you have said. thanks ;)
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    Jul 19, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    [quote]If you like latino twinklynuts with gender identity confusion hit up Rage.[/quote]

    LOL what is that????


    Hey guys what constitutes the Gay Strip?
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    Jul 19, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
    If you like roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain is not too far away from you. It has the most roller coasters of any amusement park in the world.