How annoying is it to Mapquest your night? Dinner in Hollywood and then a lounge in Santa Monica, you’ll spend more time stuck in traffic on the I-10 than you will spend at either places. Perhaps you should combine dining and nightlife into one venue — that’s what owner/partner of Eleven, Richard Grossi had in mind.
At the strike of 11:00pm, this elegant restaurant turns into a sexy lounge with a sleek décor and a steamy aura. A one million dollar fountain installation adds to the ambiance and panache of Eleven, where the menu is a reflection of Executive Chef Vincent Manna’s Italian and Cuban heritage. Don’t hopscotch your way across LA when quality dining and a sexy nightlife are available together under one roof.
8811 Santa Monica Boulevard / at Larrabee Street
West Hollywood / Los Angeles
Next check out The Edison, another new lounge which combines industry and invention into one very electrifying space. Owner and designer Andrew Meieran took a dilapidated power plant in downtown LA and transformed this space into a powerful and bright new lounge. The Edison is the anti-nightclub where patrons can enjoy intimate spaces without the static electricity that comes from being packed in like neutrons.
108 West 2nd Street
Downtown / Los Angeles
At Big Sugar Bakeshop in Studio City you can have your cake and eat it, too. Owners Mary Odson and Lisa Ritter carefully designed this store and gift shop where all of the treats are made from scratch daily. They want to offer patrons a sweet taste reminiscent of childhood. But these delicacies are even tastier than the ones Mom used to make.
Big Sugar Bakeshop
12182 Ventura Boulevard / near Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Studio City / Los Angeles