Are you a celebrity-spotting enthusiast? Do you want to know where to find the biggest stars in Los Angeles without having to pay for expensive tickets or tours? Then this is the article for you! Here, we’ll provide you with the best tips and tricks on how to spot celebrities in LA.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a short list of hotspots where you’re almost guaranteed to run into a famous face.
When Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos decide to have a private meal at a restaurant, you know they have made it when they are invited there. Even though it debuted in late 2021, this American restaurant in Hollywood remains one of the most competitive dining scenes in the city, with many A-listers vying for coveted reservations. But wait it out, because a night at Horses is full of delicious cuisine (try the burger and smoked salmon lavash) and the perfect amount of sexy-grunge pandemonium (you could even spot Florence Pugh pounding negronis in the corner).
Places where Aubrey Plaza drinks natural wine and John C. Reilly feels comfortable in a wide-brimmed hat, but not a Kardashian or a Real Housewife. You can bet that your Portland friend who has been raving about a certain up-and-coming comedian’s Netflix special is currently at All Time, feasting on burrata-smothered Focaccia and a Good Ass Salad.
Dan Tana’s, a famous Italian restaurant in West Hollywood, has only one rule: there are no regulations. Every night of the week, you can expect to do a shot of premium tequila with the maître d’ and maybe have Ron Jeremy’s martini run over into your chicken parm. Dan Tana’s is a must-do when in Los Angeles, as it’s the kind of place where A-listers become real people you can party with and eat with.
Tower Bar is not a place to dine, rather, it is a place to drink dirty martinis while watching A-listers yell into their cell phones. Tower Bar, a Los Angeles institution right in the middle of The Strip, is where all the famous people go to pretend to eat tuna tartare. Bring your best pair of shades and practise your side eye because the patio by the pool is a real scene.
There may be fewer A-listers at this huge Italian restaurant in Hollywood, but there’s still a good chance you’ll know someone from that one Super Bowl commercial. When you go inside Mother Wolf’s ballroom-like dining area, the celebration begins. Sunset Tower’s bar area, with its ornate chandeliers and an endless supply of negronis, makes high tea look like a picnic. The Madonna Inn combines elements of Las Vegas’s Fremont Street, Carbone, and a Roman banquet hall into one confusing whole. Pasta dishes like Cacio e Pepe and all amatriciana should take centre stage when it comes to the meal.
Try these places out if you are very eager to meet a celebrity in person or just want to have a peek at them in real life. Remember! This celeb spotting should be a part of your trip and you must explore the city at large. Don’t forget to take a stroll on the beautiful, sunny, and aesthetic beaches and make sure you tag us!