For those not beach bound this upcoming Fourth of July, there will be plenty of literal and figurative “fireworks” happening right here on The Sunset Strip…


House of Blues Sunset hosts Red White and Blues – a patio party overlooking the scenic Sunset Strip.  Starting at 2 p.m. enjoy party music from a live DJ, go-go dancers, drink specials, BBQ featuring marinated tri tip sandwiches, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers and grilled brats, plus amazing views of the fireworks from all over the city.  This event is 21+.  Admission is free.  www.hob.com


Skybar/Sayulita at Mondrian is celebrating Independence Weekend with an all-day pool party (noon-7 p.m.), featuring sounds by Penguin Prison (vocal DJ set), Young Adults, Pirate Stereo and more… Special “staycation” room rates from $229 with promo code: IDANCE4.  RSVP for complimentary entry.  www.skybarlosangeles.com


The Standard Hollywood hosts Rhonda, Diva from the Deep, a 14 hour “amphibious marathon” from 1 p.m. – 3 a.m.  Get your party on poolside with DJ sets from Derrick Carter, Perseus, Plastic Plates, Du Tonc and more…  This event is 21+.  Admission is free.  RSVP for guest list.  Discounted room rates available with promo code: RHONDA.  www.standardhotels.com/hollywood


State Social House hosts their own Sunset Strip style BBQ, serving up classic Americana fare like burgers, 100% beef hotdogs, ribs, BBQ chicken and watermelon.  Plus games, prizes and day-drinking debauchery.  Admission is free(dom)!  www.statesocialhouse.com


(Secret Insider’s Tip) The London West Hollywood has a rooftop pool and a lounge called the Brit Bar that is open to the public.  With 360 degree views of the city, you’d be hard pressed to do much better for fireworks viewing.  Shhh… www.thelondonwesthollywood.com




Photo courtesy of The Standard Hollywood.

Brent X Mendoza

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