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Charles Chuck

Los Angeles

What's there to do in L.A. After a Lakers game?

I will be in los Angeles for opening night of the Lakers 2015-2016 season, I am looking things to do after the game. Any advice and pointers would be great. Thanks!

2 Answers

top answer by
Supun from Carson (California)

Hi, Chuck. 

If I'm assuming this is your first time in the area and you'll be at the Oct 28th Wed night game vs the Timberwolves, the first place I'll recommend is Yard House Los Angeles right next door to Staples Center. It's sometimes a bit of a wait right after the game, but you'll see alot of the fans that were at the game. You might even see some of the TV personalities from the TimeWarner channel and ESPN (which has a studio next door). The last time I was there I saw Mike Tirico and Julie Foudy at the table next to me. The place has some decent "LA-type" food and they brew their own beers. There's also a Hooters across the street too. For something with a less "corporate" feel you can walk up Figueroa to 9th St to Riordan's Tavern

If you feel like walking around, in my opinion, the best nightlife is near Gallery Row. There's a lot of bars and cafes, and there will be a lot of locals walking around. If you feel like being fancy, Perch has a nice rooftop lounge looking over Pershing Square. Unfortunately the cops don't allow loitering at the park late at night, so people have to enjoy the artsy little square from near by businesses. And of course there is the Rooftop Bar at The Standard too. On foot, just don't walk east past Los Angeles St (in case you are new in town). That's Skid Row. Also if you do walk there's nothing South of Pico, so head North east from Staples Center.

During the day before the game if you want to check out Koreatown

 and Hollywood, you can take the train (red line) back and forth for a $5 day pass. If you're in K-town during the night, The Brass Monkey is a cheesy and fun place to be. Just make sure you check out the travel times using google maps. The Pico Station is right behind Hooters.

Also if you want to venture just a little bit more on the train, you can hop on the redline to Little Tokyo. If you're not too tired after the end of the game for a 5 mins on the train and a 15-20min walk, and there's a few sushi joints that are open til 1am. The Blue Whale is one of the better Jazz and Hip Hop spots downtown and is open late (also til 1am) on weekdays.

Let's wish the Lakers some good luck.... they are going to need it this year :/

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Yard House Los Angeles (restaurant)
  2. Hooters (restaurant)
  3. Riordan's Tavern (restaurant)
  4. Gallery Row (attraction)
  5. Perch (restaurant)
  6. Rooftop Bar at The Standard (attraction)
  7. Koreatown (attraction)
  8. Hollywood (attraction)
  9. The Brass Monkey (attraction)
  10. Pico Station (attraction)
  11. Little Tokyo (neighborhood)
  12. Blue Whale (attraction)
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answered by
MaryBeth from Los Angeles

There's a bunch cool bars and restaurants on 7th Street. Angel City Brewery and Wurstküche Restaurant are also great places to grab a beer. Also the Ace Hotel Los Angeles. You may catch some dancing at The Mayan or a live band at the theater next to Broadway Bar.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Angel City Brewery (attraction)
  2. Wurstküche Restaurant (restaurant)
  3. Ace Hotel Los Angeles (hotel)
  4. The Mayan (attraction)
  5. Broadway Bar (restaurant)
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