denny's? really? gross... you want real feedback, please listen !
25 degrees and amazing little diner like restaurant in the roosevelt hotel (hollywood blvd) which is frequented by celebrities after the clubs close.
a great hole in the wall bar (straight mix) in hollywood called woods.
and the federal (great drinks and tapas) in noho arts. its an up and coming hipstar.artsy area of la. lots to do!
the roosevelt has a nice deck pool bar which is fun during the summer.
in the valley- do visit Black market bar (good beers).
farmer's market for lunch! its definitely a los angeles gem.
daytime- go to runyon canyon and "hike" see the city from the hills (ahem, and the shirtless guys).
the library bar for drinks and tappas.
rock n fish (Manhattan beach) for great food and a good drink. Get there too late and you might have to wait a couple hours to eat. However, you can take a stroll on the pier while you wait.
abbot kinney (not a rest but a street). its what we like to call, the people's republic of venice! its a mile of restaurants and bars for the rich hippie/hipster. def a place to see. lots of art, mom and pop shops, great food and close to the "boardwalk".
go to the hollywood cemetery for a cute date: fun place to watch a movie in the open (: http://www.cinespia.org/calendar/
if you want to do the gay thing:
the abbey is a tourist trap fool of every non-la person mixed in with midwest straight douches (hate the place but thats my preference... i would avoid it on a weekend due to the fact that you'll spend a few hrs looking for a decent waiter to serve you).
motherlode- fun on a tuesday/thursday or weekend. normally has good music. definitely a dive bar. Normally frequented by the 30+, large cheap drinks. However, I wouldn't go there if you're looking for a good drink. Now, if you're looking for a strong drink that will get you buzzing in a few seconds... that's your place.
St. felix is the gay's is quaint, clean pit stop while promenading the blvd.
rage- just stay away from there. Unless you're 18 and an asian guy from west covina, there is no reason to be there. It's dated, dark and would remind you of a scene from queer as folk (things that make you go ugh)
fiesta cantina- for the 21-25 yo who either is strapped for cash, has friends who are strapped for cash or an older guy wanting to feel what it would be like to be at a high school gay party.
micky's- eh, i feel it is what a typical gay bar looks like anywhere. nothing special, nothing worth writing about.
here lounge- hit or miss, on wednesday, get there around 11 before the guys go home. it is the mid 20's-30's crowd.
eleven-another bar to avoid. a bad drink, over priced, who the hell charges
for admission? i guess you would if your crowd consisted of a circus act getting their drink on.
gymbar- same as the gym bar in nyc... a gay sports bar. normally dead after 12.
fubar-must see the thing on a thursday. its the twilight zone. great eclectic music, the crowd (well honestly, who cares, you can barely see people in that hole in the wall). its kink meets hipster. def a page out of the lse.