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L.A. Live

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Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
Phone Number: 213-763-5483

L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles...

L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other events. L.A. LIVE was created to give its guests an unforgettable experience. There is a place for dining, for music, for sports, for living: a place for an experience unlike any other. There is a place ... L.A. LIVE.

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Good restaurants.

Although I would not go out of the way to make this a stop during a visit to L.A., if your plans bring you downtown anyway, then L.A. Live has a good selection of restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wide variety of restaurants would make this a good spot to dine before an event. As tourists, we found it good for people watching but a bit generic for picking a place to have dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique place to eat and shop across from Microsoft Theater and the Staples Center. Whatever you want is there

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LA Live is a large open-air venue surrounding The Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Grammy Museum, with the LA Convention Center just down the street. We have visited before for other concerts and sporting events without any problems to find a place to eat before a show. Last night was a different experience, as we couldn't make any short-notice reservations (Open... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"L.A. Live" is a unique open-air mall space, different from anything I have seen anywhere else. It contains two very large entertainment venues -- The Staples Center and Microsoft Theater; The Novo by Microsoft is a third, somewhat smaller (though still quite large) event space for entertainment or corporate events. The complex also includes The Conga Room (dining and dancing)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I would not go out of the way to make this a stop during a visit to L.A., if your plans bring you downtown anyway, then L.A. Live has a good selection of restaurants worth checking out. It seems to cater primarily to the crowds that are attending events at the Staples Center, the Microsoft Theater, and the Convention... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we're spending the day in L.A. and our friend wants to attend the evening L.A. Live event in downtown near Staples Center. The advertisements make it sound great. Music, food, vendors, street artists, etc. I mean it's L.A. so it must be good, right! Well it was okay. The music was a DJ and he was okay. The vendors... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

LA Live houses Staples, the Microsoft Theater and down the street is the Convention Center. The Ritz and Marriott are located here as well as great eateries. Parking is for a fee, about 20$, and it can be a short walk to get where you want, but once there you will love it. They have huge TVs outside and beautiful... More 

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is one of those places where they do bigger events and if something is happening at the time it is fun to be there amungst the excitement. Otherwise it is an alright place to come and hang out, especially if you are staying at one of the hotels real close by (JW, Ritz, etc). I would not make a... More 

Thank heumanntouch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

So much to do at LA Live in daytime and at night. Its where the fun is. So mary events and social entertainment things to choose from.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Not sure when it actually closes, or "sleeps" as it were, but like other readers have mentioned it does have a mini-Times Square feel with the oversize neon and jumbo-tron-esque ads running, not to mention the slightly inflated prices for the eateries. (There are a few spots with inexpensive sandwiches, or one could split an entrée, no one minds.) We... More 

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