There’s a reason that Hollywood has its own city limits independent to Los Angeles - it’s an experience all of its own! Let’s dive into what living in Hollywood is all about.
Where to Eat and Drink
Let’s face it - you could point to a map of Hollywood with your eyes closed and your finger would land on a taco truck. The streets of Hollywood are all about food-on-wheels, which can be a godsend after a fun night out [more on that later]. Restaurants are abundant in Hollywood, but living in Hollywood requires familiarity with the creme of the crop. If you fancy a classic American diner, Mel’s on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue has been around for over a half-century. Craving a steak? Musso & Frank Grill's combination of high quality eats and retro vibe is second to none. Is sushi your life? Sugarfish on Sunset Boulevard is about to change it. Tatsu Ramen on Melrose Avenue may be the best ramen bar in southern California, so make sure to put that on the list if you’re living in Hollywood as well.
You’ll find out quickly from living in Hollywood that the nightlife scene is phenomenal, but it’s important to find your niche. Got your dancing shoes on? Good Times at Davey Wayne’s awaits right behind their funky fridge door. Do you like speakeasies? Of course you do! Dirty Laundry and No Vacancy are different takes on the same idea, and it’s common to see a fantastic live band on any given night [John Mayer has been known to show up unannounced]. Lost Property is a quiet, cozy spot that may have the best drinks in Hollywood, so if you can find the door, check that out too!
The list of events happening in Hollywood every night is a mile long, but there are a few places in the heart of the action that can always be a safe bet. The TCL Chinese Theater is world famous, and the never ending crowd is the first indicator that it's always the place to be. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a fantastic historic stroll, decked with stars of celebrities and influential figures paved into the street and packed with dynamic street performers up and down. Lastly, the Hollywood Sign isn't exactly in Hollywood, but the view makes the trek up more than worth it!
If our fitness center at Rubix Hollywood isn’t doing it for you, there are plenty of fitness options around Hollywood. For the conventional/traditional workout, Gold’s Gym, LA Fitness, and 24 Hour Fitness all located conveniently for your fitness routine. Pilates your jam? Club Pilates Hollywood don’t get their rave reviews for nothing! Can’t get enough of Crossfit? Not to worry, they have a location on La Brea Avenue so you don’t miss a class. Are you a bootcamp buff? Barry’s Bootcamp in Hollywood lives up to their claim of “best workout in Hollywood” - if you can handle it!
You don’t need to look far for good shopping when living in Hollywood - Hollywood & Highland is practically your backyard! The shopping mall named after its cross-streets has shopping, dining, and entertainment all rolled into one. When in doubt on where to go, Hollywood & Highland will usually be the right answer. Just a tad west on Hollywood Boulevard is Hollywood Galaxy, and beautiful outdoor shopping mall. It’s a bit less bustling than Hollywood & Highland, and the outdoor village vibe is equal parts relaxing and invigorating. Lastly, The Grove on Fairfax Ave is a bit further south than the previous two locations, but the trip is rewarding. With quaint specialty shops, small streets, and even a small train running through its limits, The Grove’s combination of novelty and high class retail is unlike any other in Hollywood.