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Old 02-12-2010, 01:20 AM
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by urbanr0cker View Post
It feels like it sometimes doesn't it? While people aren't generally out as in outside, they're out of the house. I usually head out for the club around 11:30/midnight (if I've already been drinking) since fewer if any people are waiting to get in by then because people pretty much settle on the place they're going to be at last call by then. Though (IMO) its no secret that LA generally isn't as lively as other cities, or even as some would have you believe--during certain seasons anyway.

There's a bunch of reasons for that. One, there's only pockets in the city that have a really great night scene ([LEFT]WeHo[/LEFT], Downtown, etc). Two, LA is too spread out so a lot of clubbers know they have a long drive or a long cab ride ahead of them after the clubs let out which they aren't looking forward to. Three, we don't have reliable mass/public transit after certain hours and like someone earlier said, certain neighborhoods that some of the best clubs are in are..not so nice.

Exactly this. It's honestly because it's so spread out.. It can't compare to say Austin, TX or places on the east coast with smaller downtowns or club/bar districts where you can just walk to the next bar and then hail a cab when you're done.. in 99% of L.A. you have to CALL a cab and wait..
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:36 AM
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Location: Tribeca
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Nightlife in LA is absolutely awful compared to NYC.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:09 AM
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depends on who you know and how well connected you are socially if you are industry you will be at a party evey nite way past 2am
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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It's funny, I'm almost never out past midnight on a normal night (don't hang with the hard partiers ).

-One way I've seen late night LA is taking the hollywood bowl bus to a remote lot (like the federal building near ucla, and a few years ago, it use to be in santa monica). The bus would leave at 11 or 11:30 after a show and go through hollywood.

You'd see all these "ladies" and stuff on the street, lol at midnight or something. On some of these side streets in hollywood. But really not a lot. And even then, its only for a small stretch. Most of hollywood to west la is dark at midnight.

But compared to NYC, its too spread out. Its too much of a work city to stay out til 2 or 3.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:12 PM
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not true. i have friends of the gay variety, black, latino, blatino. they have to go out of the way for bars and clubs. its the same in LA. but there is a bit of something for everyone. leather. cowboy. salsa. 40's. mexican. hip hop. gay. yuppie. hipster. dive. gastro. its just all over. and the same can be said for NYC (since NYC is more than just manhattan)

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Nightlife in LA is absolutely awful compared to NYC.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:15 PM
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Soi take it its ok to assume that the night life in miami is better than the night life in LA?
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Hollywood is pretty busy into the wee hours, hardly 'awful.' I've been down there at midnight on a weeknight and there were lots of people still on the streets. I only wish the Metro ran later- I had to stop my drinking alittle earlier than I wanted.
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