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Guy-Friendly Date Ideas In Los Angeles

May 6, 2015 6:00 AM

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No matter what he says, he doesn’t really want to go see Les Miserables or any-musical-of-any-name with you. Period. Impress him with your decidedly intriguing itinerary for a date that is as enjoyable for him as it is for you. How’s that for compromise? So, whether you’re a guy looking for date ideas that is fun for both you and your date, or you’re looking to impress your guy, these ideas will do the trick.

(credit: The Library Bar)

(credit: The Library Bar)


The Library Bar
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7000
www.thehollywoodroosevelt.com

At The Library Bar inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, there is no menu to peruse. Instead, you’ll be greeted to cozy up to some of the best cocktail concoctions LA has to offer utilizing expert mixologists at your disposal. Working together, you’ll create something that is all parts delicious, inventive and something you won’t soon forget. Lavishly furnished, the bar also feels intimate with its wood-paneling, leather couches and zeba-striped accents. Dim lighting adds to the charm of the place and makes for a perfect spot all guys will love to take a date.

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(credit: Improv)


Improv
Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 651-2583
hollywood.improv.com

Every woman wants a man with a good sense of humor. Release some unrestrained laughter together at “America’s premiere comedy showcase.” This Melrose institution has played host to comedy acts old and new (including recent sets by Bobby Lee, Daniel Tosh and Aziz Ansari) and continues to churn out laughs each night. To get priority seating for a show you can make reservations for pre-show drinks and dinner, both of which count toward the drink minimum. For upcoming events, visit The Improv Calendar.

(credit: Hyde at the Staples Center)

(credit: Hyde at the Staples Center)


Hyde Lounge
Hyde Lounge at STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(323) 330-8018
www.sbe.com

So he’s a Lakers fan. You? Not so much. But what if you could watch the game high atop the venue in ledge seats overlooking the arena? Hyde Lounge at Staples Center is located near the southwest entrance of Staples Center on Level C. Date-goers can equally enjoy the game in this luxuriously-appointed private lounge, complete with three bars, food and a place to dance after the game. If you’re looking to splurge on bottle service, you can relax in your own private area if you’re feeling indulgent.

(credit: The Spare Room)

(credit: The Spare Room)


The Spare Room
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 769-7296
www.spareroomhollywood.com

What’s better than a date that’s also an activity? Basically nothing. At The Spare Room inside The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, you’ll be invited to join in on the gaming parlor which personifies the ultimate elevated “game night” experience. The Spare Room features a cocktail lounge, two vintage bowling lanes, Esquivel bowling shoes and sophisticated board game upgrades, such as the snakeskin lined Connect-Four. There is much to be appreciated in the eclectic décor of this space, where grown-ups of all ages come out to play. What’s better than a date that’s also an activity?

(credit: Bike Curious)

(credit: Bike Curious)


Bike Curious Rentals
34 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-1166
www.bikecuriousrentals.com

When it comes to a date, having a fun activity that allows you to explore a neighborhood should never be undervalued. Venice Beach is one of the top destinations to explore on two wheels. Head to this cleverly named bike rental shop and take your pick from a fleet of classic Greenline beach cruisers. With more than 250 bikes to choose from, you and your beau are sure to find one that suits both of you perfectly. Go for the full-day rental option and venture down The Strand, a bike path that boasts 22 coastal miles to explore.

Joy Bitonio has the phrase “Joie de Vivre” tattooed on her shoulder, a reminder to enjoy life every single day. She has a voracious appetite for fun, adventure, food, good cocktails and works out like a madwoman to keep it all together. Her fitness articles can be found on Examiner. Follow her on Twitter.

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