A Hollywood pub crawl
Hollywood Boulevard is more than just the Times Square of L.A., said Chris Nichols in Los Angeles magazine. There’s fun history to soak in, especially if you’re of drinking age and okay with roaming the boulevard sloshed—“as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald did.” A high roller could blow big bucks at the Black Rabbit Rose nightclub, housed below apartments that were built for silent-film actors. But many storied haunts are humbler. Consider the Snow White Café, where the Disney murals were painted by the studio’s early animators. Or the “aptly named” Frolic Room, said Lesley Solmonson in SmithsonianMag.com. That dive-y joint next to the Pantages Theater has a great mural of Hollywood caricatures plus a history as a post-Oscars hangout. The must stop, though, is Musso and Frank Grill. Every star imaginable has graced the cozy banquettes at the century-old lounge, and the martinis are arguably the best in the world.