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“The Strip is quintessentially LA”
Review of Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

I love Sunset Strip. There's all the history of the 70s music scene when LA was arguably the music capital of the world; the venues, the drinking joints, the amazing houses perched in the hills above silently observing all that happens on the Strip below. I once walked straight past Ozzy Osbourne at 6am after waking up early with jet lag and spotted Gewn Stefani driving down the road in her convertible. The views of downtown LA are stunning and the city fans out below so you feel like you're walking on a ridge between the city and the hills. It's been gentrified over the years but at least that means there are great sushi restaurants alongside the dingy clubs and bars that make Sunset what it is. The real stars of the show, although they're often overlooked, are the giant billboards that soar over the strip. You won't see anything else like it. If I only had time to visit one place in LA this would be it. Way better than Hollywood, which is like London's Leicester Square on steroids.

4  Thank James R
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

This 2 mi. stretch from W. Hollywood to Beverly Hills is lined with boutiques, cafes, and nightclubs and is home to the A&R entertainment biz. The old Hollywood landmark, Ciro's , once a 1940's celebrity hangout, is now The Comedy Store. The prominent art- deco Sunset Tower has appeared in the films The Player and Freaky Friday. Famous rock & roll clubs like The Whiskey a Go Go and Gazzarri's, which featured scantily clad dancers in hanging cages, launched the careers of many including The Doors, Van Halen, Motley Crue, & Guns & Roses. The Strip crosses the top of La Cienega's Restaurant Row making it a perfect location for after-dinner nightlife at its many clubs like House of Blues, Laugh Factory, and The Roxy. Just drive-through for the night lights or colorful billboards. You can't help but pick up the energetic vibe there!

Thank Cattylea
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We've all been raised on a diet of Hollywood entertainment and stars, and Sunset Strip is embedded in our minds as the place the stars congregate for entertainment. Hey, you have to go there if you go to Hollywood, thats it!

The Strip, especially at night is certyainly alive with the various clubs and bars that still hold that 1960s live entertainment and nightclub frenzy we go there to see, It's there but a little worn out and a bit grubby, but it's worth a visit .

To fly opast in a bus tour in the daytime is a waste. It's a drab street with only the Iconic place names to catch your eye. Go there on foot at night and walk amongst the crowd, feel the neon lights and experience the most limos and exotic cars you'll ever see in a one mile street, this is what you came to see,

There's a few good live shows, meals and lots of night clubs that you'll ceryainly see some of the glitteratzzi of Hollywood entering or later stumbling out of.

It's a street of pure indulgence after hours. Spend a couple of hours there, check out te Comedy Club and go back to Hollywood Boulavard where the lights are brighter and there's fun one every corner.

Remember, you need to be able to tell your friends at home yopu stood on Sunset Strip!

5  Thank Neil M
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are a film buff you'll really like it but if, like me, you are a rock and roll fiend then by all means you must stroll the boulevard at night. Check out the Whiskey a Go Go, the Viper Room, and all the other rock clubs. I guess they are tearing down the old Tower Records building in spite of preservationists efforts to save it but hopefully they won't. You owe it to yourself to visit the Rainbow Bar & Grill where Lemmy holds court almost every night that he is in town.

3  Thank Ruben C
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Ox and The Loon at The House of Blues was an amazing event. To hear so many musicians from other bands playing a great tribute to Keith Moon and John Entwistle was incredible,

Thank Lise N
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