West Hollywood constantly reframes and redefines what’s acceptable (even in places like Los Angeles and Southern California). So, weekend mornings are different here. In WeHo, hair-of-the-dog cocktails and boozy brunches aren’t just acceptable, they’re a super-charged Olympic sport. Flex your animal spirit with house-infused spirits and bubbly-laced juice potions at these choice spots.
Some visitors plan trips around destination hotels or special events, others around chic eats or one-off shops. All good. In-the-know denizens, though, arrange their priorities differently: bar and club hopping rule their itinerary impulses.
West Hollywood has an inordinate number of rooftop bars, most with seductive pools and sublime views. WeHo also has more restaurant and bar liquor licenses per square mile than anywhere else in California. (Good thing it’s only 1.9 miles square, eminently walkable, and easily navigable via Uber.) Santa Monica Boulevard, as it passes through WeHo, is ground zero for L.A.’s LGBTQ nightlife scene, while WeHo’s stake of the infamous Sunset Strip pulses with live music. No wonder West Hollywood’s population almost doubles on weekends.
Two issues remain unanswered but they’re personal: where to begin and when to end?