It's got every kind of fun, including the ninja kind

West Hollywood is the Swiss Army Knife of nightlife. No matter your appetite or agenda, you’re covered, unless your agenda actually involves knives, in which case, MacArthur Park is very nice this time of year

The Writer's Room6685 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028Great For: Those seeking a cozy yet loud time; music fans; cocktail fans; the slender and the stationary (for a place with "Room" in the name, there’s not so much of that

A haunt of Raymond Chandler in a long-gone incarnation, the Writer's Room's been described as a "speak-loudly", where classic clandestine elegance clashes satisfyingly with non-speakeasy decibels. It’s small, so if you’re seeking a wide open space to drink, try smuggling a can of beer into a Walmart.

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Maui and Sons6708 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028Great For: Low-pressure first dates; those who pronounce the S in “Kitsch