This nightclub on the western edge of the Sunset Strip really kind of sums up the recent history of the West Hollywood district: Bootsy Bellows opened in 2012 as a sort of dark, velvety hideout for Tinseltown types that became synonymous with burlesque shows, costume parties and dinner theater spectacles. Now though, it’s flipped into a green, pink and gold Rat Pack-era lounge that looks straight out of Palm Springs.
The Sunset Strip isn’t exactly the center of counterculture it once was; seedy rock clubs have since become respectable music venues and sleazy party centers have given way to office buildings and high-end hotels. While we won’t argue if the newer, cleaner version of the Strip is better or worse, it’s certainly different—and definitely still worth a visit, particularly after-hours. While its touristy landmarks aren’t the only things to do in West Hollywood, no visit to WeHo would be complete without a stop on the Sunset Strip.
Starting on its western end and working our way east, these are the Sunset Strip’s most iconic landmarks—plus a few lesser-known spots to grab something to eat and drink.
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