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Hollywood is so much more than the brass stars commemorating celebrities on the Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theatre. While the neighborhood has a rich history in the entertainment industry, it’s also full of fascinating places loved by tourists and locals alike.
After the bouncer hands you back your ID, he’ll let you know the beer is in the fridge. Once inside, you’ll discover one of LA’s most original watering holes. Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is a tribute to Mark and Jonnie Houston’s father, David Wayne Houston, “a blue-collar pool shark who enjoyed late nights in his garage building and fixing things.” Drinkers here are filled with nostalgia for a simpler time, whether they lived through the ’70s or not.
Every Sunday morning, the streets surrounding Hollywood and Vine are blocked off for the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. Locals love getting their weekly produce there, but it’s much more than an open-air grocery store – you’ll also discover handmade goods like jewelry and clothing, freshly prepared food, and mouthwatering bakery items.
There’s no shortage of rooftop bars in sunny LA, but Mama Shelter has a vibe unlike others in the city. Mama Shelter is actually a global chain of designer hotels, bars and restaurants in cities like Belgrade, Paris and Rio. The Hollywood space is comfortably low-key. There are plenty of plush spaces to lounge and relax, and the views are among the most stunning in Hollywood. The bar has a solid selection of cocktails, so it’s an ideal spot for seeing golden-hour colors settling on the Hollywood Hills.