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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Fitz and The Tantrums

Fitz and The Tantrums achieved widespread success with their debut album Pickin’ Up the Pieces, and recently released their self-titled album in June. The album’s first single “HandClap” was in the top 5 of Spotify’s US viral chart, and in the top 10 of the global viral chart. Band member Noelle Scaggs lives in Silver Lake, a neighborhood she calls, “our version of Williamsburg.”

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Los Angeles, CA
Zankou Chicken
Zankou Chicken is a small, family-owned chain of Armenian and Mediterranean fast casual restaurants within the Los Angeles area.
7851 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
Burrito King

Popular with late-night crowd, this no-frills stand dishes up cheap Mexican eats around the clock.

2109 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
House of Pies
Retro coffee shop serves huge menu of diner fare, including signature desserts, till the wee hours.
1869 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Griffith Park Observatory
Griffith Observatory sits on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park and provides a wide array of space- and science-related displays and exhibitions entirely for free to the public. "We don’t know if it’s underrated but, we were just admiring Griffith Observatory last night. Truly a timeless structure and when lit up at night, a beacon of hope for humanity in the City of Angels."  —  BRÅVES
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
4100 Bar

Serving the neighborhood of Silver Lake, 4100 bar offers handcrafted cocktails in a chill, inviting atmosphere. Stop by on the weekends for some excellent BBQ served up by Barbeque Pit Stop.

1087 Manzanita St, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
Ruen Pair

Traditional Thai restaurant keeping late hours.

5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Amoeba Music LA
Music fans head to this bustling shop for its huge selection of vinyl, video & CDs, plus live shows. "Amoeba Records was my favorite (RIP). The last record I bought there was Prince's Purple Rain." - Kaleena Zander  
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
The Roxy

The Roxy Theatre is a famous nightclub, on the Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, California. The Roxy is owned by Lou Adler and Adler's son, Nic, who operates the club.

9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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High-end women’s boutique offers trendy designer fashions, shoes & accessories in a chic interior.

154 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048, USA
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The Echo
Music venue and nightclub in Echo Park known for their punk rock shows and monthly dance parties like the popular Emo Nite, which attract long lines of fans.
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Ace Hotel Los Angeles
"The Ace Hotel has a great rooftop bar and patio under the stars with hot tub. They also have the beautifully decorated Ballroom downstairs where they book amazing concerts and events with world renowned artists The restaurant has great food options, nice drinks and great coffees and teas." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
Village Tavern

Hip gastropub doing a mix of Mexican BBQ & American bar food in a funky, loftlike setting.

3218 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA

NYC-born chain of upscale women's clothing stores, also offering on-trend shoes & accessories.

110 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
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The Satellite
“We love The Satellite. They curate  great shows, treat you well, and the back  area is great if you just want to chat with  friends for a bit. Plus, $2 beer flights on  Monday nights are hard to beat!” - Aloud  Recommended in the San Francisco edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water. Hip neighborhood mainstay for local & established indie bands often presents free shows.
1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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The Shrimp Lover Hollywood

Thai and Cajun seafood joint with patio seating in the heart of Hollywood.

5112 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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