West Hollywood

This colorful city-within-a-city is known for its nightlife and culture

Welcome to WeHo

Vibrant, exciting, and bustling with life
West Hollywood (occasionally shortened to WeHo) is an energetic, alive community that’s beloved by locals and tourists alike. It is well-known for being progressive, creative, and innovative hotspot as well as being home to many of LA’s most popular bars.
West Hollywood has a mix of low-rise apartment buildings, condos and single-family homes. There is also a variety of architectural styles in the area — a 1930’s bungalow and a sleek new contemporary home could exist on the same block. 

What to Love

  • Colorful nightlife where you can dance until morning
  • A progressive and inclusive community
  • Creative, exciting energy

The Lifestyle

Trendy, colorful, creative, nocturnal
West Hollywood has long been a creative community. It hosts an abundance of art galleries, events, and concerts. The famous Sunset Strip saw the birth of Los Angeles’ rock n’ roll scene in the ‘70s, and the Chateau Marmont has been a celebrity playground since the Golden Age of Hollywood. Overall, it is an exciting, accepting, artistic city that always has something new to explore. 

The Story

From Prohibition paradise to progressive haven
West Hollywood truly began to blossom during the 1920s. While neighboring Hollywood began to make a name for itself as the epicenter of the burgeoning film industry, West Hollywood became Tinseltown’s playground. Since West Hollywood wasn’t officially a part of the city of Los Angeles, where gambling was illegal, casinos and gambling halls sprung up along its streets. Hollywood’s early stars often partied in West Hollywood’s many bars and clubs — including several early gay icons in the film industry. WeHo’s reputation for top-notch nightlife and acceptance of all people has carried on to this day, even while so much has changed. 


Chic and unique eateries
  • Soho House — This membership-based social club has locations worldwide. Members enjoy access to its bar, restaurant, hotel, and more. 
  • Craig’s — American cuisine in a popular celebrity spot
  • Conservatory — Vibrant and versatile eatery with a café, main restaurant, and cocktail room
  • Rosaliné — Peruvian cuisine with a gorgeous patio
  • Laurel Hardware — Industrial chic venue that serves New American food
  • Tom Tom — Craft cocktails & seasonal nibbles in a unique old-world setting with plush seats & drop lights. 


Everything from upscale home goods to legendary designer brands
  • Pacific Design Center — Massive supplier for all of your interior design and architectural needs
  • Fred Segal — Flagship store for the iconic casualwear brand
  • Scout — Vintage and designer clothing retailer
  • Book Soup — Classic indie bookstore that has been open since 1975
  • Sunset Plaza — This shopping district first opened in 1924 and now has over 50 shops


Famous, exciting, and iconic spots along the Sunset Strip
  • The Comedy Store — Famed LA comedy club that opened in 1972 with notable alumni such as Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Kathy Griffin, and more. 
  • Employees Only — A speakeasy-style cocktail bar originally from New York
  • The Troubadour — Legendary live music club that helped launch the careers of Elton John, James Taylor, and more. 
  • Boosty Bellows — Owned by David Arquette and inspired by Frank Sinatra’s home, this star-studded club features live entertainment and a vintage appeal
  • The Viper Room — Formerly owned by Johnny Depp, this gritty rock club has been in West Hollywood since 1993 and has hosted Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, The Strokes, and more.
  • Whisky a Go Go — This live music venue was famously home to The Doors in the 1970s - until they were banned from performing by management.
  • The Abbey — World famous gay bar that serves artisan sandwiches as well as cocktails. Has four separate bars and a tiered dance floor. 

Things to Do

Explore history and celebrity haunts
  • Chateau Marmont — An iconic hotel built in 1929 and based off of a royal French retreat, the Château d’Amboise, that has been home to many celebrities through the years. While the hotel is transitioning to become members-only, the restaurants will remain open to the public, and it's well worth a stroll through the historic space.
  • ONE Archives Gallery & Museum — Since opening in 1952, the archive has collected the largest inventory of LGBTQ+ historical materials in the world. You can visit the museum to learn more about queer history.
  • Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s — This local burger joint hosts a popular Drag Queen Bingo event on Sundays.
  • West Hollywood Dog Park — This massive park has plenty of space for West Hollywood’s pups to roam, including a 7,000 square foot space for large dogs and a 4,000 square foot space for small dogs


West Hollywood is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Schools in the area include:
  • West Hollywood Elementary
  • West Hollywood College Preparatory School
  • West Hollywood Community Day School
  • Hollywood High School
  • Fairfax High School

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