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Shopper’s Guide To Hollywood & Highland

August 5, 2014 11:31 AM

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The Hollywood and Highland Center, a complex including over 75 stores, delicious dining options and fun entertainment activities, attracts visitors from all over the world as well as locals. A shopping destination for SoCal residents too the complex also offers gorgeous views of the iconic Hollywood sign and access to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You might even catch a glimpse of a celebrity during one of the many world premieres happening at Dolby Theater, TLC Theater or the El Capitan located across the street. At only $2 (with validation), parking is accessible from either Orange Drive or Highland Blvd entrances.

Make sure to pick up The Elephant Card for exclusive offers and discounts at many of the Hollywood & Highland retailers, eateries and more. Register online today at Hollywood & Highland.

Hollywood and Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 817-0200
www.hollywoodandhighland.com

Entertainment
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TCL Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 461-3331
www.tclchinesetheatres.com

As one of three best IMAX theaters in the country, the TCL Chinese Theatre is the ultimate experience for movie goers. The massive theatre boasts beautiful decor including 90-foot high columns and artifacts from China such as the two original “Heaven Dogs” guarding over the entrance of the theater. Additionally, the theater might be best known for the cement handprints and footprints left behind from stars from past and present in the forecourt of the theater. Visitors can also tour the Chinese Theater. 6 TCL Theaters are located on the top level of the mall and offer a great VIP lounge with reserved balcony seating and private concession stand.

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(credit: Lucky Strike)


Lucky Strike Lanes
6801 Hollywood Blvd #143
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 467-7776
www.bowlluckystrike.com

Offering upscale bowling with 12 lanes, a bar, restaurant and entertainment Lucky Strike Lanes is Hollywood & Highland’s answer to fun. Bowlers can grab a refreshing cocktails while waiting for their ball to return or order the Burger De Mayo for some bowling grub. For sports enthusiasts, cheer on your favorite sports team on Lucky Strike Lanes state of the art, multi-screen video system. Offering happy hour Monday through Fridays from 4-7 pm and DJS or VJS on certain nights, Lucky Strike also offers parties for adults and children for your next birthday party or event.

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(credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)


OHM Nightclub
6801 Hollywood Blvd #433
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 337-1315
www.ohmnightclubla.com

Offering remarkable indoor and outdoor spaces showcasing fabulous views of Hollywood Boulevard, OHM Nightclub is Hollywood’s newest club located on the 4th floor of the H&H Center. Inside, guests will dance under cutting edge special effects and lighting or chill-out in the lounge. Enjoy the spectacular, plush decor or go old school and take pictures in their photo booth. Addicted to your phone? Don’t worry, phone chargers are built into the tables to allow sharing on your social media channels all night long. Check out their calendar for upcoming musical events and parties.

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(credit: Tee Burgess)


Starline Tours
(800) 959-3131
www.starlinetours.com

If you’re interested in seeing all that Hollywood has to offer, Starline Hollywood tours depart daily from TCL Chinese Theater and offer a comfortable air-conditioned ride. Get a glimpse of the homes of the rich and famous, visit popular Hollywood attractions such as Rodeo Drive or take The Haunted Hollywood Tour which takes you on a special tour to hear about the creepy tales of the departed legends of Tinseltown.

DINING
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Hard Rock Cafe
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA
(323) 464-7625
www.hardrock.com

Located directly on Hollywood Blvd, and just steps away from the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hard Rock Cafe includes a lively bar, delicious menu, plus impressive rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia including Jimi Hendrix’s purple crushed velvet hat. Offering an immense menu with appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and more, consider starting off with an order of Rockin’ Wings which will satisfy your heavy metal tangy cravings or inhale the Original Legendary Burger with bacon, onion rings and red onion. These sharp toppings definitely bring an aromatic burst of flavor. From there, stop at the Hard Rock’s gift shop for limited edition merchandise.

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Chado Tea Room
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 472-8111
www.chadotea.com

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood is Chado Tea Room, a delightful store filled with a variety of teas, coffee, yummy food and desserts as well as Chado merchandise. The quaint Tea Room is located in the mall on the second level, near the Dolby Theater and offers daily afternoon tea for $18. Chado is a tea lovers dream come true where you can relax in a comfortable setting and talk with friends.

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(credit: istockphoto)


Cabo Wabo Catina
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 860-1881
www.cabowabocantina.com

Embrace the energy and flavor of Cabo San Lucas in Hollywood at the laid-back, yet exciting Cabo Wabo Catina. The only Mexican restaurant at Hollywood & Highland, located on the fourth floor, Cabo Wabo Catina has superb, friendly service, and tasty TexMex food. If that doesn’t entice you, consider this: every guest is treated to fresh, complimentary chips and salsa! Order meaty tacos, sizzling fajitas or maybe the juicy Beach Bar Run Baby Back Ribs. Stop in for Happy hour from 3-7 p.m., Monday through Friday to get delicious drinks and appetizers. Fun fact, Cabo Wabo Catina is owned by rocker Sammy Hager, former singer of the legendary band Van Halen.

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Johnny Rockets
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 465-4456
www.johnnyrockets.com

Looking for a classic menu loaded with hamburgers, fries and shakes? Look no further and step into Johnny Rockets for a casual diner experience. While sitting at the counter, enjoy delicious food and watch the action in the kitchen or slide into a booth and play music from the tabletop jukebox for only a nickel! The service is upbeat, the food arrives fast and a smiley ketchup face is always served with the fries.

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Beard Papas Sweets Cafe
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-6100
www.muginohointl.com

To satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by Beard Papas Sweets Cafe and order a delectable cream puff. The first Beard Papas opened in Osaka Japan, but now the people of Hollywood are happily filling their cream puffs with delicious fillings. The flavors change periodically, but this little shop has tasty pastries that will you keep you coming back from more. Grab a few napkins, as eating a creme puff can get messy, and head to their outdoor seating area for a perfect spot to people watch.

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Sweets! Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-3111
www.sweetlosangeles.com

300 types of Chocolate bars, 250 types of lollipops as well as candy from all over the world await you in this 28,000 square foot, real life Candyland! Sweet! Hollywood wants you to live out your “kid in a candy store” dreams all while exploring magical displays of mouth watering succulent desserts. Visit the various candy boutiques within Sweet like Sticky Australia’s colorful candy. Sticky is creating and sculpting delightful pieces of candy right in front of your eyes. The Wonka boutique is another visionary with all the Wonka Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bars you can handle!

SHOPPING
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Kitson
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-1447
www.shopkitson.com

The best pop-culture novelty store around, Kitson is jam packed with books, fashions and collectables for men, women and kids. Need a surplus of grumpy cat merchandise? Are you a huge fan of TOMS shoes? The entire family can walk out with a pair of Toms and a Grumpy Cat plush after browsing the aisles at Kitson. Items are on the pricey side but Kitson offers a great spot for gifts and more.

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Sanrio
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-2901
www.sanrio.com

Hello Kitty fans of all ages will fancy Sanrio with all of it’s cuteness and glory. Find backpacks, school accessories, travel items and more in the Sanrio shop. Hello Kitty’s friends along with licensed Disney characters can also be found at the shop. Hello Kitty will be celebrating her 40th birthday this year and she hasn’t aged a bit. The celebration includes a variety of products in store and online that will make any loyal HK follower happy.

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(credit: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)


Louis Vuitton
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 962-6216
www.louisvuitton.com

Offering luggage to handbags, the Louis Vuitton label is a luxury brand also offering shoes as well as jewelry and other accessories. World renowned for its quality and image, enjoy breathtaking window displays of gorgeous merchandise or walk in and try on the variety of bags at this Hollywood & Highland shop.

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(credit: Colette Blonigan)


Sephora
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-6898
www.sephora.com

Beauty and hair care products are at your fingertips at Sephora, so there’s no need to hit the department store for cosmetics. Browse and use the testers to try on the plethora of brand names such as Urban Decay, Clinique, Marc Jacobs as well as the Sephora Collection. Do the rows of mascara, lip gloss and perfumes overwhelm you? Turn to helpful sales associates for skin care tips or makeup advice to ensure that you will look your best on your next night out.

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SKETCHERS
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 382-0108
local.skechers.com/ca/hollywood/165/

Walk this way to the trendiest footwear store in Hollywood. A wide selection of athletic, casual and dress shoes are available for every member of the family. Whether you are shopping for shoes to wear to the office or back to shoe shoes for the kids. SKETCHERS has designs that are attractive, affordable and comfortable.

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(credit: Tee Burgess)


LIDS
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 960-2559
www.lids.com

For the best selection of sports and fashion hats, LIDS has the latest styles and brands. Carrying caps to support your favorite professional sports team, LIDS is also the official headwear for the MLB. Whether you are rooting for the Dodgers or the Red Sox, LIDS has a style and fit for both adults and youth. In addition, visit LIDS to see what’s new and check out their comic book caps, jerseys and tees!

What are your favorite stores at Hollywood & Highland? Share in the comments below!

Tee blogs about the coolest things to do, see and play at www.thatsitmommy.com and at Twitter.

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