by TaradeLis - 392 Reviews - 18 List
As much as you love men, sometimes all you want to do is ditch the dudes and paint the town red with your gal pals. Whether it's a big birthday shindig, a bachelorette party or just another Friday night, we've got the goods on where to let loose. From sexy Hollywood dance clubs and trendy restaurants to luxurious Los Angeles spas and salons, find out where to gather your girls. (Photo: Supperclub by Marvin Tsai)
Updated: August 08, 2011
There's nothing more girly than drinking sweet neon cocktails like the Platinum Blonde while lounging under a vintage hairdryer. Nightly DJ music might be anything from 80s pop to "funky ass boogie." Look for the occasional $10 martini and a manicure special.
Quite possibly the most popular gay bar in the world, the Abbey is also the most straight-friendly one in L.A.--particularly to gals who frequent it with their GBFs (gay best friends). Martinis are the drink of choice here, and, oh boy, are they strong. After a couple, you'll be unable to resist gawking at the eye candy all around you.
True to its name, this multipurpose venue is an all-in-one dining and entertainment adventure. Each night combines a four-course meal served to you "in bed," plus live music, aerialists performances and art. Better yet, it turns into a thumping dance club after 10pm, so there's no need to venture outside the venue for the after party.
Nic's is the home of the Vodbox, a luxuriously appointed freezer where guests can don fake fur coats and then sample variations of the spirit. But before you indulge, try a couple of the signature small plates, such as the sauteed oysters or the vodka-cured salmon.
This cozy little Eastside wine bar is a hidden gem for budding neighborhood oenophiles who love wine but hate pretension. It's also the kind of place you might bump into someone from a French class you took four years ago--or your next ex.
And here you thought all spas closed once darkness descended. This one revels in its nocturnal charms. Open by appointment Tuesday through Sunday from noon to midnight, there are all the usual services, plus a "going bridal" package specifically for hen parties, which includes two manicurists, one massage therapist, an aesthetician, bottomless elixirs and more for $200 per person.
Located among Robertson Boulevard's many chic boutiques is this upscale salon from its namesake renown stylist. Groups of four or more enjoy 25-percent discounts on services such as hair coloring, extensions, makeup application and spray tanning. Visit on Sunday or Monday for a shampoo and blow out for only $40.