8. Koreatown

There’s more to this neighborhood than the name suggests. In addition to the great ethnic food and Korean day spas, you’ll also find a hip nightlife scene in Ktown.

EATSsam: Korean barbecue is hugely popular in LA, and the most appropriate place to enjoy it is Koreatown. You can get all the classic meats (pork, beef, etc.), but the unique aspect of this place is their emphasis on the accompanying vegetables you use to wrap what you’ve grilled.

DRINKApt 503: If you want to be able to brag later about how you were on the guest list for a top-floor lounge in LA, this is where you should go. To get on the list you just need to email them in advance, but it’s well worth it once you’re up there.