Nightlife in Elysian Park

Chris Mitchell Live From Los Angeles for One, Two, or Four at LA Hotel on Friday, September 5 (Up to 79% Off)

Chris Mitchell

LA Hotel

$70 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy member, spreads smooth tunes

Wine-Flight Package for Two, Four, or Six with Assorted Meats, Cheeses & Hummus at 55 Degree Wine (Up to 50% Off)

55 Degree Wine

Atwater Village

$70 $36

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Ambrosial experts learn patrons’ tastes and recommend wine flights to sip alongside small bites in a former wine cellar lit by candles

Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from LA First Dates (Up to 54% Off)

LA First Dates

On Location

$35 $17

Singles rotate through five-minute encounters with each other with chances for follow-up dates

VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Snacks at The Crocker Club (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

The Crocker Club

Downtown Los Angeles

$68 $24

Specialty cocktails infused with fresh fruit pair with sliders and truffle fries in bank vault-turned-night club

VIP Admission and Premium Drinks for Two or Four at The Belasco Theater (Up to 60% Off)

The Belasco Theater

Downtown Los Angeles

$75 $30

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Sip drinks in a 40,000-square-foot venue with a ballroom, theatre, basement lounge, and tapas bar

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on October 1 or 2 (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success - Jordan Belfort Wolf of Wall Street US Tour

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

Wine, Coffee, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Purple Wine & Coffee (Up to 48% Off)

Purple Wine & Coffee

Los Angeles

$30 $16

Wine bar serves hazelnut iced coffee, green tea latte, shrimp tempura, cheese, sandwiches, and, of course, plenty of wine

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Gennaro’s Ristorante (Up to 52% Off)

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

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Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

The LA Feline Film Festival for One or Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children on September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The LA Feline Film Festival

Exposition Park

$15 $10

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Internet cat videos join appearances by real cats and celebrity cats, with proceeds going to rescue groups

Labor Day Weekend Bash at Avalon Nightclub on August 31 at 9 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Labor Day Weekend Bash

Avalon Nightclub

$16.82 $9

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Collegiate partygoers dance to EDM from California DJs until 3 a.m. at the historic Avalon Hollywood

Pulp Fiction or A Hard Day's Night and Cookie Pizza for Two or Four at Street Food Cinema (Up to 36% Off)

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

$54 $35

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In the open air of a park, musicians rock out before showings of Pulp Fiction or A Hard Day's Night as guests nosh on cookie pizza

Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

$10 $5

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

"The Vagina Monologues" at Cupcake Theater on August 22–September 21 (Up to 53% Off)

"The Vagina Monologues"

Cupcake Theater

$38 $18

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Women weave stories about their bodies and frankly discuss gender-based violence in an OBIE-winning work by Eve Ensler

Improv Comedy at ComedySportz Los Angeles (Up to 48% Off)

ComedySportz Los Angeles

The ComedySportz Theatre

$19.26 $10

Improv teams face off against each other in ComedySportz shows; the theater also sends up Miami Vice, Shakespeare, and action movies

Movie, Soda, and Popcorn for Two or Four at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre or Egyptian Theatre (Up to 57% Off)

Aero Theatre or Egyptian Theatre

Multiple Locations

$37 $18

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Historic cinemas screen festival hits and revivals; upcoming shows include Raging Bull, Jaws, and The Shining

The Extravaganza: A Comedy Show with Soul Singing and Poetry at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on September 6 (Up to 44% Off)

The Extravaganza: A Comedy Show with Soul Singing and Poetry

Inside Jokes Comedy Club - Level 3 inside Hollywood and Highland Mall

$26.87 $15

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Comedian Clayton Thomas hosts an evening of jokes, music, and spoken-word performances

Grace Fraga Presents "Badass Girls of Comedy Show" at Inside Jokes Comedy Club & Lounge (Up to 63% Off)

Grace Fraga presents "Badass Girls of Comedy Show"

Inside Jokes Comedy Club & Lounge

$27 $10

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Female comedians seen on television and at clubs across the country star in a standup series hosted by performer Grace Fraga

Kinnik Sky's"Sunday Mourning" at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on September 11 (Up to 51% Off)

Dazzal Mi Entertainment: Sunday Mourning

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

$35 $17

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A woman discovers she's been betrayed in a NAACP Theater Award–winning dramedy written by and starring American Idol's Kinnik Sky

"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

$132.12 $79

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

Standup Comedy for Two Plus Appetizer and Cake at Flappers Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$59 $25

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on Reno 911! and Last Comic Standing

Best of 48 FILM Project at The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday, September 2 (Up to 50% Off)

Best of 48 FILM Project

The Directors Guild of America

$30 $15

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Awards ceremony and screenings of the winners of a short film competition that requires pieces to be completed in 48 hours

Cool Beans Comedy for Two at Ice House Comedy Club on July 26, August 21, or September 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Cool Beans Comedy

Ice House Comedy Club

$20 $10

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Cool Beans Comedy show highlights performers from Adult Swim, The Guild, and their own sitcoms

Standup Comedy for Two with Nachos and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 79% Off)

The Ice House

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

Which One's Pink?, Local Brews, Local Grooves, or The Molly Ringwalds at House of Blues Sunset Strip (Up to 55% Off)

Which One's Pink?, Local Brews, Local Grooves, or The Molly Ringwalds

House of Blues Sunset Strip

$11 $5

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Evening of Pink Floyd hits, craft brew samples paired with live folk-rock, or energetic '80s cover band

Standup Comedy at The Comedy Store (Up to 78% Off)

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

Standup Show and Appetizer Platter for Four, Plus 4 Tickets to a Future Show at Ha Ha Café Comedy Club (Up to 87% Off)

Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

Valley Village

$191.90 $25

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Showcases held seven days a week feature headlining comics from around the world, high-energy hosts, and surprise celebrity visits

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire on September 20 or 27 or October 25 (Up to 59% Off)

Intimate Illusions

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

$73 $30

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Wine Flights for Two or Four with Cheese and Crackers at Flask Fine Wines (40% Off)

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

$48 $29

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At a twice-weekly tasting bar, groups sample numerous varietals in wine flights paired with gourmet cheese and crackers

Three-Hour Unlimited Wine Tasting for One or Two from Sip of Vino (Up to 57% Off)

Sip of Vino

Los Angeles

$64.29 $29

During the wine tasting, guests sip unlimited pours of reds, whites, and sparkling wines from around the world while playing board games

Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 62% Off)

Malibu Family Wines at the Angeles National Golf Club

Los Angeles

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon; taste five wines at the LA tasting room

Wine Tasting for Two or Four or Private Tasting for Up to 12 at Harry's Wine & Spirits (Up to 59% Off)

Harry's Wine & Spirits

West Los Angeles

$40 $18

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Shelves house bottles of California and international wine varietals, caviar, and specialty spirits

The Dollface Dames at Magicopolis on September 13–January 10 at 10:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Dollface Dames

Magicopolis

$30 $15

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Foxy burlesque team enthralls audiences with evening of striptease, song, comedy, and vaudeville

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52%Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Rev Winery (77% Off)

Rev Winery

Covina

$128 $29.99

Sample and take home organic, sulfate-free wines including cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and merlot

Hookah for Four or Two Hookahs for Six or More at Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge

Los Angeles

$20 $11

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Groups share hookahs redolent of fruits and pleasant fragrances

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Seal Beach Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

$30 $16.50

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Flights of boutique wines, such as sauvignon blanc, viognier, and pinot noir

Four-Concert Mini-Series from Long Beach Symphony on Saturday, October 4–May 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena

$198 $99

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Four-concert series includes Beethoven and Mendelssohn symphonies, surf-rock hits from Papa Doo Run Run, and Brazilian bossa nova

Craft-Beer Tasting and Tour with Appetizers for Two or Four from NightLife Transport (Up to 51% Off)

NightLife Transport

Long Beach

$100 $50

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Revelers are transported to two local breweries for tastings, appetizers, and discount growlers

Film, Panel, or Workshop at Long Beach Indie International Film Festival on August 28, 29, or 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

$10 $5

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100+ films from across the globe, including shorts, feature-length narratives, and documentaries, along with workshops and political panels

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest on August 30–31 or September 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest

Long Beach

$50 $25

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Shoreline Jam welcomes reggae from The Dirty Heads and Pepper; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headline the Long Beach Funk Fest

Sunday Brunch for Two with Mimosas or Fondue for Two or Four with Wine at Five O'Clock Wine Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Five O'Clock Wine Bar

Long Beach

$40 $24

Waffle bar with fresh fruit at Sunday brunch; cheese and chocolate fondue with a wide selection of wines by the glass; patio with fire pits

Select Local Merchants

Sunset Beer Company in Echo Park is the perfect hideaway for any local beer connoisseur. Located on Sunset Boulevard, this small, casual spot is part lounge, part bar and part store. Patrons can order beer on tap at the bar, or select from over 700 bottled craft beers (and wines) to take home – or better yet, enjoy in-store with a $2 corkage fee. Visitors can then sit in the outdoor patio area or in the lounge, which boasts a cozy fireplace, leather chairs, wooden benches and a bookshelf lined with books, magazines and an assortment of board games. Beers on tap range in price and style, but are almost always of the local or national craft beer variety. Customers tend to be young and engaging, and the annual Mug Club lets frequenters keep their own glass at the bar for use whenever they come through.

1498 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
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Carrying a wide selection of imported wines from across Spain, France, Italy, California and beyond, as well as craft beers, cordials, myriad spirits and bar snacks, Silver Lake’s House of Spirits is not your average neighborhood shop. With a bright neon sign and a long green awning, the liquor selections inside range from hard to find bottles to everyday drink options, with a few surprises thrown in. Tasty drink accompaniments for sale include chocolates, crackers, cookies, candies and of course, an array of nonalcoholic beverages. The crowded storefront is located conveniently just off Sunset Boulevard. Rows of various bottles line the walls and there are stands holding hundreds more on the aisles, making this a great place to stock up before a party.

1314 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
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Though it first opened in 1959 as an English pub, the Red Lion Tavern has given Los Angeles an easy way to visit the boisterous beer gardens of Munich since 1963. The diverse menu includes lunch and dinner options, and even hosts a champagne brunch. The menu's hearty emphasis on sausage, beer, and cabbage hasn’t changed much in 50 years, and today features seven kinds of sausage and extensive pretzel and schnitzel offerings, along with an extensive list of beers. Customers can also enjoy a myriad selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, seafood, pork, poultry, desserts and sides such as red cabbage or German fried potatoes. The Tavern also features weekly specials in addition to a number of coffee specialties.

Two indoor bars and an outdoor beer garden give patrons plenty of places to refill their pints—and the bartenders likewise offer plenty of opportunities to practice one's German (their native tongue). Along with dressing its wait staff in lederhosen and dirndls, the Red Lion Tavern invites Germanic bands to play live music, hangs the work of German artists upon their walls, and sends partied-out patrons home in German-engineered cabs whenever possible.

2366 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Much has changed since 1927, including the price of a chicken dinner. When Marius Taix Jr. first opened Taix, he served chicken dinners for 50 cents. Though the price may have changed, owner Raymond Taix made sure that the French country cuisine didn’t. Meals still come with a tureen of soup and freshly baked French bread, and the dinner menu of roast chicken au jus, salmon filet with champagne cream, and frog legs Provencal still honors the founder's original intentions. And though Raymond's staff is considered “vintage”—some having served more than three generations—they can still hang with the night owls, serving entrees from a late-night menu until 1 a.m. Taix also feeds cravings for late-night entertainment. Thursdays and Fridays, the restaurant hosts live music in the 312 lounge. On Sundays, the lounge also features standup comedy.

1911 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

It’s a familiar bar sound—the quick whoosh of carbonation as a bartender opens a beer bottle, then the tinkling of the metal cap as she tosses it into a trash bin. It’s a sound you’ll never hear at Mohawk Bend. Upon walking into the craft-beer haven, patrons find 72 taps lined up behind the bar and nary a bottle in sight. The selection, which could change any minute, is thoughtfully curated in part by co-owner Tony Yanow, whom GQ called one of L.A.’s prominent beer gurus. The beers are almost strictly Californian in origin, not surprising given that Tony is a co-founder of Golden Road Brewing, one of the very few breweries located within city limits. Instead of supplementing these drafts with coolers of eccentrically labeled bottled brews, Tony chose to fill out his bar with six taps of wine and about 50 artisanal spirits—all Californian, of course. Like a Dionysian’s IV, the wine is drawn directly from vintners’ tanks. Bottles are once again lacking in accordance with the bar’s philosophy, which shoots for a Lilliputian carbon footprint. Mirroring the bar is an open kitchen, where chefs pull from a spread of farmer’s market ingredients while preparing meals in one of the designated vegan or nonvegan workstations. A custom-built oven cooks up pizzas such as a Salad Daze topped with avocado, lemon-dressed lettuces, zucchini, and caramelized onions. Crispy pancetta bulks up a Mohawk burger with pickled chilies, arugula, and red onions. Guests can take their plates and pints in one of four distinct dining spaces, rooms that design group Spacecraft dramatically yet respectfully converted from a former incarnation as a vaudeville theater. The 100-year-old building’s original brick walls set the scene in the Ramona Room, where a large skylight pours sun onto greenery and retro orange chairs. Out front, a marquee entices patrons with jocular messages such as “Have no fear, beer is here.”

2141 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Grill 'Em All crashed onto LA's restaurant scene as a food truck. Cooks Matthew Chernus and Ryan Harkins gained a following for their half-pound burgers, which sported names and ingredients inspired by a heavy metal lifestyle. The team's big break came when they were chosen as contestants for Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race. Matthew and Ryan won the competition, which netted them $50,000 in prize money—enough to open a brick-and-mortar version of their now-famous truck. Heavy metal posters, local artwork, and a large chalkboard menu take center stage within the diner-esque space. At an open prep station, cooks assemble some truly out-of-the-box burgers. The Dee Snider comes with peanut butter, strawberry jam, bacon, and sriracha. The Pig Champion, meanwhile, includes fried egg, Canadian bacon, and champagne hollandaise. Each burger will be cooked medium rare and beaten with guitars unless you specify otherwise.

1640 N Spring St
Los Angeles,
CA
US