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Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
Phone Number: +1 213-763-5483
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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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Lots to see and eat

Just a nice place to hang out and eat great food and people watch. From burgers and dogs, to Sushi, Fancy Steakhouse, Beer places, just love hanging out here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
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Ontario, California
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Shelby, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is here on business and we tagged along. Really not much in and around unless you are coming in for an event, lots of decent varied places to eat though. We are enjoying day trips however traffic and getting around is nerve racking! A ten mile trip took us an hour and a half!

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Ontario, California
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Just a nice place to hang out and eat great food and people watch. From burgers and dogs, to Sushi, Fancy Steakhouse, Beer places, just love hanging out here.

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San Diego, California
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295 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The area near Staples Center really needed improving. And LA Live has achieved that. It's now an area to hang out, eat, see a movie and stay over. Good job.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I went during the evening time and there really wasn't a lot of people in this area besides the locals. Its nice to walk around and see the Staples Center or grab a bite to eat but after that, I was ready to leave. If you haven't been then its worth seeing at least once. I recommend driving around first... More 

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Malibu, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

No reason to go to LA live unless you're there for a show. Can be loud and crowded. Lotsa energy. Staples, microsoft grammy and convention center. All the usual tourist shops and many chain-formula restaurants. (If you're eating here prior to a show--arrive early for your reservations.) There is very good restaurants nearby so if you're going to a show... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Baakersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

"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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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