by TaradeLis - 392 Reviews - 18 List
Whether you are throwing a birthday soiree, bachelor or bachelorette party or any other event in Los Angeles, we've got you covered. From fun L.A. restaurants, cool bars, karaoke clubs and other private party venues, get the scoop on popular spots for group get-togethers. One place is even throwing in an extra hour for free to planners who mention Citysearch. (Photo: Skyview Room at Yamahshiro by Heather Kincaid)
Updated: September 09, 2011
Every night is game night at this festive Fairfax lounge, which caters to trivia geeks in the dining room and karaoke divas and film fans in the smaller private rooms, which can be sectioned off from the rest of the space. "Top Chef" alum Jamie Lauren cooks up casual party-friendly food like deviled eggs and lamb sliders. Several punchbowls of sweet libations are available for sharing.
Perched high on a Hollywood hill, Yamashiro has long been known for its exquisite city views, but chef Brock Kleweno is now turning heads with a creative menu as well, including his cult favorite farmers market tacos (yes, you can request them for private events). The Japanese garden and the gorgeous Skyview Room, in addition to several private spaces, can host a total of 30 to 1,000 guests. Many people have brought in bands, karaoke, DJs and dance floors as well.
The Morrison Room, named after the late and infamous Doors frontman, Jim, is a private events space located above Duke's. Urban legend has it that Mr. Mojo Risin' himself used to live here. The front patio overlooks the Sunset Strip, while the back is more secluded. Both are included in the rental price of $1,000 for four hours (get another hour free if you name-drop Citysearch); food and beverages are extra, and you are welcome to use an outside vendor.
Definitely not your daddy's bowling alley, this state-of-the-art space is hardcore high tech. Professional organizers will work with you to ensure all specs are met, whether from cleverly named package tiers, from the "spare" to the "smashing split," or customized options. From kids birthdays and mitzvahs to meetings and stag parties, they've thought of everything.
Fans of Japanese pop art love this funky "cosplay" cafe and gallery, where the waitresses dress as maids. For a buyout, the warehouse-sized venue can accommodate up to 300, but smaller groups can also choose either the front or back rooms, a VIP dining area, or the main cafe itself. Everything from cocktail parties to DJ events and even film premieres have been held here.