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If LA Live scene gets boring...

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If LA Live scene gets boring...

then where can my buddy (who is also 30) and I go? Sunset? Hollywood Strip? Just not sure what a cab would cost to these places? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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1. Re: If LA Live scene gets boring...

Ok, there's Hollywood, and then there's the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, which is a segment of Sunset Blvd. between Doheney and Fairfax Ave. famous for its night life. A taxi from LA live to the middle of the sunset Strip (say Sunset Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.) would be about $35'ish. To Hollywood (say Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave., though another major area is Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St., and is about a mile closer) would be in the $25 range, though you could just take the subway from downtown LA to either Hollywood / Vine or Hollywood / Highland ($1.50 per person).

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2. Re: If LA Live scene gets boring...

Hollywood/Vine or Hollywood/Highland via subway sounds like our best bet. Do we know how long they go until at night? Hopefully I can walk to the subway station from LA Live's ESPN Zone. Don't think we should be driving!

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3. Re: If LA Live scene gets boring...

The schedule for the buses and metro rail are on Metro.net. Here's a link to the red line schedule: metro.net/riding_metro/…802.pdf

You can walk from L.A. Live to the 7th St/Metro Center red line station (here's a walking map of the route) -- point A is L.A. Live; point B is an entrance to the 7th st station on the northeast corner of Figueroa St & 7th St:: http://mapq.st/YDQCV9 (a 13-minute walk)

or, you can walk from L.A. Live to the Pico St Blue Line station (above-ground light rail), take it one stop north (to 7th St/Metro Center) and transfer to the red line train there. Here's a map of that route:

http://mapq.st/16V28y0 (an 8-minute walk followed by a 1-minute metro rail ride to 7th St Station)

If you opt for this route, buy a DAY PASS at the Pico Station ($5 for the pass plus $1 for the plastic TAP CARD that the pass is loaded onto for a total of $6). Individual fares of $1.50 per ride will also total $6 but the Day Pass will be more convenient since you won't have to buy tickets before each ride. If you do get a TAP CARD, be sure to 'tap it' on the little posts that you'll pass on the way to the platforms.

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4. Re: If LA Live scene gets boring...

Your best bet is to follow the advice given to you on this thread:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g32655-i61-k647998…

and your other threads. Stick to the downtown bars and clubs, no need to go to LA Live, nor Hollywood (ick).

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5. Re: If LA Live scene gets boring...

The core of Los Angeles has great clubs like Elevate Lounge, The Standard, The Crocker Club, The Edison, The Vault, Caña Rum Bar, The Onyx Lounge, The Falls, Silo Vodka Bar, The Varnish Bar, Seven Grand, The Library Bar, Cicada Club and Rivera.

Over around the Broadway area (grittier than the core) are spots like The Broadway Bar, Cole's, Bar 107 and the Golden Gopher.

Little Tokyo has Blue Whale Bar, The Far Bar, Cosmos, Weiland Brewery Restaurant, Kagura Downtown and Oiwake.

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6. Re: If LA Live scene gets boring...

You keep saying LA Live but LA Live is just a complex with venues and restaurants. Downtown goes way beyond LA Live. You'll want to venture into the real downtown. Check my response to you in your other thread. Art Walk downtown LA is a huge party with the bars etc spinning, bands playing and a general party in the streets. That's on thursday night.

Edited: 08 May 2013, 03:20
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