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Old 01-29-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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I've visited LA a few times. At night, I've hung around Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Strip and 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica. Each time, the hustle and bustle seemed to end around midnight. A few clubs stayed opened later, but for the most part things died down quick

Maybe I wasn't hanging around the right places. But LA seems pretty quiet at night compared to East Coast cities. Is this a fair assessment or am I going to the wrong places? Are San Gabriel or Pasadena more lively?
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Last call is at 2 and most people don't stay out that late other than the drunks and the hardest partiers. Also, a lot of places people hang out at in LA are nice places during the day and at night are not so nice.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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Compared to a lot of cities in the U.S. Los Angeles does go to bed early. A lot of it is based on the fact that L.A. grew up as an industry town. (The industry being film and TV.) When you've got a 6:00 a.m. call and you have to look good, your behind has to be in bed early. And the early hours are for everybody on set.

In the glory days of Ciero's and the Derby, when they were THE nightlife in LA, everyone had pretty much gone home by 10 o'clock*.






*Frank stayed out a little later.

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Old 01-29-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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midnight is when the bars and clubs are the most full, which is why you probably didn't see anyone out on the street. it's really pointless to head out after midnight, or you won't really have any time to enjoy yourself since most places stop serving at 1:30. the hustle and bustle should pick up around 2 as everyone heads out to their car or a taxi stand to head home. if this wasn't the case then you may have been out on an off night.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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LA does go to sleep earlier than some of the east coast cities. Pasadena is a lot quieter than Hollywood. Midnight on Hollywood streets are relatively quiet, though, because, like BRinSM notes, everyone is inside. Walk the streets in Hollywood at around 2:00 or 2:30 or so and more people are out on the actual streets.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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LA is pretty much finished at midnight and dead at 0200. During the week it is really dead at 12 midnight. I dunno why but I think a number of factors play into it including the fact that many people have to get up very early to face hour plus long commutes to work and a number of people work for offices that are based on the east coast where business starts at 0600 which is 0900 EST.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Last call is at 2 and most people don't stay out that late other than the drunks and the hardest partiers. Also, a lot of places people hang out at in LA are nice places during the day and at night are not so nice.
This is the correct answer. Most of things that are still alive after 3 are house parties, at least in my experience. However, for some reason, there is still traffic on the freeway I was driving back to the SFV from Anaheim at 3 AM, and there was STILL traffic near the East LA Interchange AND the 101. Funny how that works, eh?
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: West LA
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This is the correct answer. Most of things that are still alive after 3 are house parties, at least in my experience. However, for some reason, there is still traffic on the freeway I was driving back to the SFV from Anaheim at 3 AM, and there was STILL traffic near the East LA Interchange AND the 101. Funny how that works, eh?
There is ALWAYS traffic in LA... it's amazing.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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traffic is a constant.
and the crowds come out around 2. they flood the local eateries. dont beleive me, hit up the king taco at washington and san pedro (south of DTLA) or the one over on 3rd and the 710 freeway(east los). packed till about 4 in the AM. people are out and about, but usually in their cars at 3 am.

hollywood will be busy all night in some spots.
pasadena not so much, but thats because its very well policed and people get told to go home.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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pasadena not so much, but thats because its very well policed and people get told to go home.
same with the 3rd St Promenade in Santa Monica. However, Main St is bustling till 2am or so most Fri and Sat nights.
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