By Caitlyn Trudnich
There’s just something special about being on Los Angeles’ West Side. Maybe it’s in the scenic ambiance – the moments when you say to your friend, “Hey! Wasn’t [insert movie/television scene] filmed here?”
Perhaps it’s all the fabulous shops and restaurants, filled with fabulous people.
Or it may be in the popular nightlife, where the coolest-of-the-cool congregate for drinks and a good time.
With so much to see and do, AMP Radio’s got you covered.
Check out our neighborhood guide for Beverly Hills and West Hollywood!
Ah yes – Beverly Hills, dahling! Everyone knows if you’re looking for the best designer shopping, head over to Rodeo Drive, with stores including Dior, Valentino, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Cartier.
When you’ve completed a luxurious day of shopping, head on over to grab a bite at one of several Beverly Hills delicious restaurants. Check out CUT by Wolfgang Puck, one of the country’s best steakhouses, located in the iconic Beverly Wilshire hotel. You know, the one where Pretty Woman was filmed.
Another hot spot is Nic’s Beverly Hills, located on Canon Dr. The restaurant is well-known for their exclusive VodBox, which is a large-walk in freezer, where guests are provided fur coats and hats, and can sample over 30 shelves of premium vodkas. Pretty cool! (Pun intended.)
If you saved room for something sweet, Sprinkles Cupcakes has a 24-hour cupcake ATM, which is continuously stocked day and night with delectable desserts on the go.
Ready to live it up in West Hollywood? Well then, head on over to the Sunset Strip. This infamous mile-and-a-half of Sunset Blvd. contains some of Los Angeles’ most historic bars and live music venues, including Rainbow Bar & Grill, The Roxy,Viper Room, and Whiskey A Go Go. The strip just oozes nostalgia. So while you’re having a drink and listening to some tunes, just remember acts like The Doors, Hendrix, and Mötley Crüe were once they’re doing the same thing!
If you’re feeling spontaneous after a night of bar-hopping on the strip, then check out Shamrock Social Club. Located across the street from The Roxy, this tattoo shop is known for their late hours (open till 1AM/2AM most nights), creative tattoos, and famous clients throughout the years. Stars like Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, and Jared Leto are fans.
Another must-see West Hollywood gem is Pink’s Hot Dogs. The first and original location on La Brea was built in 1946! Since then, tons of hungry guest flock to order up celebrity-inspired dogs, such as The Martha Stewart (9″ stretch dog, relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut & sour cream) or The Ozzy (spicy Polish dog, nacho cheese, America cheese, grilled onions, guacamole & chopped tomatoes). Open late most nights till 2AM.