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Honor Bar, Emeryville, San Francisco
Honor Bar is a new craft-cocktail-meets-gastropub spot right across the bridge in good old Emeryville. Expect great cocktails, self-serve "honor system" beer buckets, great food, pinball, and more.
The Grand Nightclub San Francisco
With Vegas-inspired design, sound, and visuals it's easy to see why there is some hype around The Grand, the newly renovated nightclub offering in SOMA. The grand Opening of The Grand is slated for NYE but we have the inside scoop here.
royal cuckoo sign
Seems like there’s a new bar popping up in SF almost every week, which is great. But it can get a little overwhelming. And it’s hard to tell which bars are actually good and which have been over-hyped. But don’t freak out! We’ve done the work for you. Read on for our list of the best new bars in San Francisco.
Redfoo Returns to Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas for Party Rock Mondays
LMFAO’s Redfoo returns to Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for another year of Party Rock Mondays in 2012. The notoriously hedonistic and sweat-drenched weekly bash is well known for its overload of animal print spandex, blow-up zebras, giant foam hands, and spontaneous Champagne shower sessions. Be there in 2012!
Eight Year Anniversary of Avalon Los Angeles With EDX
One of LA's most consistently awesome nightlife spots, Avalon, celebrates its eighth year in Los Angeles this December 10th, 2011 with Italian DJ and producer, EDX rocking the crowd all night long and into the morning on a sound-system described by DJ Mag as “properly stunning – one of the best that we've ever heard." Welcome to Avalon Forever.
Machine Guns Vegas
We finally realized what's been missing from Vegas' amazing ultra-lounge scene: Guns! Well that'll all be changing in early 2012 with the opening of Machine Guns Vegas, an ultra-lounge/firing range with plush decor, large plasma TV's, sexy models, and more.
The Standard Hotel in Downtown just got a whole lot cooler with the addition of an authentic German rooftop Biergarten serving German treats, wine, and of course, pints and pints of great German beer.
The Check Yo Ponytail Tour kicks off at The Mayan on October 20th with performances by Spank Rock, Big Freedia, and many many others. Catch this multi-genre explosion of frenetic ass bouncin' before it hits the road.
Top chefs and brew-masters combine forces to bring LA the most amazing beer-meets-ice-cream concoctions ever at this year's Beer Float Showdown --October 15th at Eagle Rock Brewery.
Lucha Va Voom is LA's premier Mexican-wrestling-meets-saucy-striptease event and this year'S special Halloween show is gonna kill. Two straight days (Oct 26/27) of Sexo, Violencia, tequila, y mucho mucho more.
Ninja Tune's best Brazilian sound wizard, Amon Tobin, and Australia's weirdest synthpop duo, Empire of The Sun are hitting LA on the same night (October 16th). A hard choice indeed.
Fall is in full swing and what better way to celebrate than to spend two weeks (Oct 10 - 23) touring LA's best breweries, gastropubs, and craft beer bars? LA Beer Week is a city-wide beer bash with special events at dozens of participating venues. Read on for more info and tickets.
From the film fest that brought us The Human Centipede and Paranormal activity comes 10 fright-filled days (Oct 14 - 23) of new and classic horror films. Read on for more details about the 11th Annual Screamfest, AKA The Sundance of Horror.
We've finally figured out what's been missing from most art shows --pancakes, booze, zombies, erotic body painting, and live music. Thank god for The Pancake and Booze Art Show! They got all that stuff plus work from over 75 artists, art fights, and more. Read on for details.
The most killingest pop star on the planet, Robyn, will be performing with legendary Norwegian electronic music masters, Royskopp at The Hollywood Bowl this month. Read on for details.
For the past 13 years, the folks at Center for The Arts, Eagle Rock have been hosting the best on up-and-coming LA bands along with other acts at The Eagle Rock Music Festival, a multi-venue celebration of creativity, art, and awesome music. Read on for details.
drive in
The concept of Drive-In movie theaters is cool, but the execution is rarely all it can be. And that’s why Devil’s Night Drive In is so rad. Classic movies with no kids, hillbillies, or lame anti-drinking rules. Read on for the details.
food truck
Los Angeles has the best Food Trucks in the entire world and most of them pass through this monthly Food Truck Block Party hosted by Asian Fusion street food masters Komodo at some point. Read on to see what's up with this month's crew.
Beer has long been overlooked in the states as something you might pair with great food, but with the craft beer resurgence in full swing and new high-end brewhouses starting up on a weekly basis, the mindset of beer-as-low-class booze is changing. To keep up with the shift, a slew of Gastropubs have cropped up providing an outlet for beer lovers who also know food. Read on for our list of the Best Gastropubs in Los Angeles
thirsty crow
Seems like there’s a hundred new bars popping up in LA every week, which is great. Getting out to all of them, however, is nearly impossible. But don’t freak out! We’re always making the rounds and although we can’t claim to have hit every spot, we have been to a ton and we definitely have our favorites. Read on for our list of the best new bars in Los Angeles.
tiki drink
There’s something comfortably American about a good Tiki-Bar. Sure the decor and drinks look like they fell out of a bad Hawaiian sitcom, but that’s kind of the point. Tiki culture is a hilarious example of the American tendency to overdo things. The drinks you’ll find at the spots on our Best Tiki Bars in Los Angeles list are some of the strongest, most complicated tropical abominations you can get. Read on for our list of the Best Tiki Bars in Los Angeles.
fall music festivals 2011
Summer’s almost over but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. There’s a ton of great festivals coming up this Fall around the country including ACL, CMJ, FFF Fest and Voodoo Experience just to name a few. So throw on a light jacket, crack a dark beer, and get ready to throw down crinkley-leaf-and-pumpkin style at these Fall Music Festivals.
best outdoor music venues in us
If there’s one thing every music fan can agree on it’s that outdoor concerts rule. But not always. The fun factor at any outdoor event depends almost entirely on the awesomeness of the venue. Here's our guide to the 10 best outdoor music venues in the US.
San Francisco Street Food Festival 2011
The Mission’s gonna be blowing up this weekend as over 60 street food vendors from San Francisco and beyond mob Folsom street for a block party featuring some of the Bay Area’s best Deejays, dancing, and tons of food. Click here for our guide to the best vendors at The San Francisco Street Food Festival 2011.
Outside Land is upon us, dudes. The time is now! Three days of music, food, art, and wine at Golden Gate Park with Phish, Big Boi, Dead Mau5, Girl Talk, and many many others. All that plus details on the return of Love Evolution, new food at Bender’s, urban hillbillies, and more. SF rules!