(Slow) Dance The Night Away!

The countdown to the most beloved or hated holiday has begun. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re highlighting The Sunset Strip’s many unique offerings.

Looking to return to a simpler time? Maybe one that channeled your grade school romps around the dance floor: shuffling feet, arms hung around shoulders and waists, Boyz II Men or Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares” blasting. Recapture those first pangs of love at Skybar’s “Slow Dance” Valentine’s Day party.

The party provides a much more attractive view than your school gym, and no need to spike the punch. This dance features complimentary champagne and desserts from 8 -10 p.m.

The party starts at 8 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m., or whenever your parents pick you up.

Rainy Days Are Here Again

Longing for sunnier days? Remember this is LA, the land of special effects, so even if it is dreary and pouring outdoors, you can still pretend warm spring days are here.

Trick your tastebuds into believing it’s summer with some fresh cocktails. Stop by RH at Andaz for happy hour and receive complimentary gourmet bar bites with your drink. Channel springtime with a glass of Domaine Fontsainte Rose ($12), or go tropical with the rum-based Carnival featuring Papagayo Organic white rum, white peach juice and fresh raspberries ($13).

Try the Ruby Red Sunset ($14) — Absolut ruby red vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh grapefruit juice and fresh lime juice — or The Wimbleton, Pimm’s Cup No. 1 ($10.20) — fresh mint, cucumber and fresh lemon and lime juices served on the rocks — at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood.

VIP Pass Gives Hotel Guests Ultimate Access To Sunset Strip Venues

Looking for a one-stop vacation destination? The Sunset Strip is providing the ultimate experience by offering guests of its world-class hotels exclusive, complimentary access to its legendary live entertainment venues. Guests staying at select hotels on The Sunset Strip will receive an All Access Pass granting them free entrance to The Strip’s music and comedy venues.

During your stay, you are invited to enjoy the Cat Club, The Comedy Store, Key Club, House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, the Rainbow and Whisky A Go-Go free of charge.

Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend With This Guy*

The countdown to the most beloved or hated holiday has begun. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re highlighting The Sunset Strip’s many unique offerings.

Saturday, Feb. 13 The Comedy Store feels the love with complimentary admission for threesomes because “couples suck.” Groups of three may enjoy free admission for pre-Valentine’s eve shows as well as throughout the month of February (excluding Friday nights and special events). Just present their three-for-free ticket to capitalize on this lovely offer. 

Those looking for love and laughter on Valentine’s Day should check out “Romancing The Store” — a special night featuring romantic goodies, gift certificates for couples and champagne drink specials. Tickets are $20 per couple, and ages 21 and older.

Super Bowl Viewing On Sunset

This Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY! the New Orleans Saints are set to take on the Indiana Colts in the most epic of American sporting events: the Super Bowl. And while you may or may not be a fan of either team, you will most certainly celebrate the food and drink specials at select Sunset Strip venues during the game.

Cabo Cantina is offering 99-cent Coronitas during the game until they run out. Also on tap for Sunday: bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys until 3 p.m., a special $1.99 hangover breakfast burrito and as always Cabo’s famous two-for-one happy hour from 4-8 p.m.

If you are looking to mix people-watching with football-watching head over to Red Rock, which features an expansive outdoor patio overlooking The Strip as well as eight prime televisions indoors. Red Rock offers half-priced drinks from 5-7 p.m.

A Little Liquid Courage

The countdown to the most beloved or hated holiday has begun. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re highlighting The Sunset Strip’s many unique offerings.

The Strip is no stranger to the charms of delicious cocktails, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Saddle up to the bar and enjoy some deliciously luxurious treats.

RH at Andaz is pouring a refreshing Berry In Love cocktail, which is composed of muddled raspberries, rosewater, St. Germain, vodka and pineapple juice shaken and strained into a martini glass and topped with soda ($12). The bar will also feature a selection of alluring champagnes such as Philipponnat “Royale Reserve” and Roederer Estate “Rosato” during Valentine’s weekend.

Forget About Mystery Chocolates, Plan Your Valentine’s Day Here

January is drawing to an end, which means the holiday everyone loves (or loves to hate) is right around the corner. If you are looking to splurge or seeking a fun, affordable night out, there are many options on The Strip this Valentine’s Day weekend from cooking classes to specialty cocktails and luxurious spa and hotel packages.
Couple’s Cooking Class: Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | 310.358.7788 | www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com/Gordon_Ramsay

Spreading Holiday Cheer: Tweet Crawl III

The date was Friday, Dec. 18. And while the rest of the country was trying to defrost from arctic blasts, revelers on The Sunset Strip were warm and toasty as they embarked on the third Tweet Crawl, this one featuring an amped up holiday party theme.

The holiday edition of this increasingly successful Twitter-based crawl featured The Standard Hotel (@standardhwood), The Comedy Store (@TheComedyStore), Citysearch LA (@CitysearchLA), the Viper Room (@theViperRoom), Hustler retail (@hothustlerhoney), and The Roxy Theatre (@TheRoxy). Essentially an internet tracked bar and club hop, these interactive Tweet Crawl tours are organized by a network of Sunset Strip (@thesunsetstrip) businesses and venues.

The Sunset Strip Launches Summertime Consumer Relief Offers

The notorious Sunset Strip, which stretches 1.3 miles through the heart of West Hollywood, is launching its own version of an ‘economic stimulus package’ to consumers with special offers throughout the summer.
"The recession is impacting people in our communities, so we’re offering special events and discounts so they can still enjoy The Strip this summer even on a budget," explains Todd Steadman, executive director of the Sunset Strip Business Association.
 With consumer spending making up more than two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product, The Sunset Strip is offering special incentives in hopes of helping to contribute to the nation’s economic rebound. Businesses on The Strip also hope that the consumer relief offers will cut local residents a break as Los Angeles County increases sales tax to 9.75% starting July 1.