(credit: Lucky Strike)

(credit: Lucky Strike)


Los Angeles is known as a sparkling city of opportunity for men who enjoy an active life after sunset. From business meetings at rooftop restaurants to celebrating a buddy’s birthday at a bustling nightclub, some of the more noteworthy times for male bonding happen when the moon and stars also come out to play. Of L.A.’s unceasing number of entertainment options, here are a few choice spots for a memorable guys’ night out.

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(credit: Nicole D./Yelp)


Hollywood Park Casino
3883 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303
(310) 330-2800
www.playhpc.com

Since this entertainment complex stays open around the clock, the art deco-designed adult playground has become a magnet for the gambling man who enjoys burning the midnight oil. In addition to thoroughbred racing wagering, the 70,000-square-foot gaming facility offers a jackpot of activities and special events, ranging from money-grabbing bingo and blackjack parties to live musical concerts and thrilling boxing events. Lucky tournament poker players have been known to walk away thousands of dollars richer on any given night. And with several restaurants stacked with hungry-man delights, you can bet on an unforgettable adventure well worth exploring.

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Westchester Golf Course
6900 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 649-9173
www.westchestergc.com

Located near the Los Angeles International Airport and the city’s vibrant beach communities, Westchester Golf Course consists of lighted greens to allow golfers with varied skills to play and practice at night. The 18-hole, par-64 course provides a driving range that includes new target greens, mats, a range shop, music and other amenities as well. Visitors who arrive after sunset may be in position to witness a photographic moment while swinging the club. The mid-length course’s signature hole has a large eucalyptus right in the center of the fairway, which is home to a family of nighthawks. This well-attended public site stays open until 10 p.m.

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(credit: Lucky Strike)


Lucky Strike
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 542-4880
www.bowlluckystrike.com

Right across the street from the Staples Center in downtown L.A. is where you’ll find one of the more exciting trends in chic entertainment. Lucky Strike is a posh meeting place that features 18 bowling lanes, four billiard tables, a parade of plasma TVs, chef-prepared food menus and a full-service bar that offers hand-crafted cocktails. Its luxury lounge area includes a four-lane private suite for nighttime parties. Because this place caters to upscale clientele, athletic wear (shorts, T-shirts, sweatpants and jerseys) is prohibited. After 7pm, the venue turns into an adults-only party that lasts until 2am on Friday evenings and up to 1am on all other days of the week.

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(Credit: iStockphoto.com)


Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8901
www.santamonicapier.org

With an extension of about 2,000 feet, Santa Monica Pier is one of Southern California’s largest land-to-water promenades that allows anglers to fish safely all night long. The double-jointed landmark features multi-level balconies, a number of benches and fish-cleaning tables and some of the more picturesque views of the beachfront city and beyond. The types of aquatic animals caught at this historic location include queenfish, guitarfish, seaperch, white croaker and Pacific mackerel. You and your mates may want to arrive before sunset to browse the entire pier before spending a peaceful night with this 105-year-old beautiful girl.

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(credit: istockphoto)


Club Mayan
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 746-4674
www..clubmayan.com

If adult entertainment is on your mind, you’ll want to catch Lucha VaVoom‘s headlining performance at The Mayan, a former movie palace located in downtown Los Angeles. This crowd-pleasing troupe blends Mexican lucha libre with saucy burlesque acts and risqué comedy. While Lucha VaVoom is on tour, the spacious theater hosts a number of top-drawer entertainers that have included the likes of English singer-songwriter Boy George. Walking into this exotic locale is similar to strolling through a late-1920s establishment, with old-world charm and images of jungles and temples welcoming each step. Birthday celebrants often receive free access.

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Sharon Raiford Bush is an award-winning journalist who covers topics of social interest in greater Los Angeles. Some news articles she has authored have been archived by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Sharon also contributes to Examiner.com.