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For more than 43 years, Oil Can Harry's has teemed with disco dancers, cocktail drinkers, and socialites who arrive nightly to bask in the club’s rollicking atmosphere. Owner Bob Tomasino left behind his career as a math teacher to turn up the volume at the lively nightspot, which hosts a myriad of diversions and special events that include spirited line dances, Diana Ross impersonators, and the annual Mr. Oil Can Leatherman competition. Cocktails and bottles of domestic beer clink to the beats of show tunes and karaoke ballads in the upstairs lounge, and complimentary snacks line the bar during weekday happy hours. An all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch—complete with a glass of champagne—staves off appetites worked up while dancing at Oil Can Harry's Saturday-night disco parties or attempting to outrun the sun at dawn.

11502 Ventura Blvd
Studio City,
CA
US

Servers hoisting skewers circulate continuously through Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, pausing tableside to carve mesquite-grilled morsels of brazilian sausage, bacon-wrapped chicken, and sirloin steak. Clusters of mod white couches stand out against glowing orange walls, which contain plenty of nooks for groups to squeeze into. Brunch hours offer a consortium of all-you-can-eat meats such as marinated beef and pork. The main course is complemented by unlimited trips to the salad- and Brazilian side dish-buffet, as well as your choice of mimosa, champagne, and sangria. At night, a chorus of smooth-limbed showgirls catalyzes the party with a slight assist from the caipirinha bar's more than 20 versions of Brazil's national cocktail.

1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
Universal City,
CA
US

Infusion Lounge's menu of savory appetizers fuels energetic bouts of dancing on two distinct dance floors, each featuring the sound stylings of a rotating cast of DJs. The hoisin mayo of Hawaiian rolls disguises seasoned pork from overly flirtatious taste buds in the Pan-Asian sliders ($7), and wasabi-infused spinach dip adds zing to wonton strips ($5). Meanwhile, slow-cooked short ribs marinated in a Thai dry rub ($21) combine to form a house-specialty plate that pairs well with a glass of wine. Before stepping out on the dance floor or wandering into the sunset, sip one of Infusion Lounge's nine specialty cocktails, such as the refreshing ginger lemon drop ($12) or the Veev-Acai-accented Fountain of Youth ($11).

1000 Universal Studios Blvd
Universal City,
CA
US

Soak up the solid surroundings before perusing the equally solid menu. Start the feastivities with three mini sirloin sliders ($8), house-cut garlic and parsley fries ($5 for small), and a fighting pint of Stone Brewing Co.'s Arrogant Bastard ($5). Those with an itching appetite can dive straight into larger bites. Equip yourself with a house sirloin burger ($11) or order of chicken and biscuits ($16).

6683 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Find all of your favorite American classics at The Waffle, a casual restaurant. Those who avoid gluten or animal products will still find tons of choices on The Waffle's menu. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to The Waffle — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. With its spacious interior, The Waffle is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Warm weather brings out The Waffle's highly coveted patio seating. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly restaurant.

You won't be able to make a reservation at The Waffle — make sure to plan accordingly. The Waffle's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Getting your food to go is also an option. If you need to feed a big crowd, The Waffle also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.

Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed.

Dining at The Waffle will set you back about $30 per person on average. Brunch is the house specialty at The Waffle, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.

6255 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

For a new take on American fare, head to Lucky Strike Hollywood. Put the diet on pause when you visit Lucky Strike Hollywood — there are no low-fat menu items. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Pump up your night with performances from Lucky Strike Hollywood's live DJs. Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this restaurant.

The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Lucky Strike Hollywood cater for you.

Leave your car in the neighboring garage, and cut down on your commute to and from the restaurant.

It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Lucky Strike Hollywood.

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US