From funky beach pubs to underground dives, snazzy hotel lounges to designer cocktail temples and historic watering holes where Bogie and Bacall used to knock ’em back, in LA you’re rarely far from a good time. Hollywood Blvd and the Sunset Strip are classic bar-hopping grounds, but there’s also plenty of good drinking in Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach and Downtown. For nightclubs, head to Hollywood or West Hollywood. Come armed with a hot bod, a healthy attitude or a fat wallet in order to impress the armoire-sized goons presiding over the velvet rope. Clubs in other neighborhoods are considerably more laid-back, but most require you to be at least 21 (bring picture ID). Compared to other megacities, it’s an early town, with alcohol served only until 2am.