LA’s Top Dining and Nightlife Adventures

Nights on the town your thing? Then you'll want to drive to these nearby destinations.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013  |  Updated 2:25 PM PDT
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It's not the drive, it's the destination. Or is that vice versa? When you pair the Cadillac ATS with some of LA's best cuisine and nightlife, it's both. 

Behind the wheel of the 2013 ATS, you'll arrive at any destination in high style and supreme comfort. Combining the nimbleness of a road-hugging sports car with the luxury and pedigree that goes hand-in-hand with a Cadillac, the ATS is a true driver's automobile. Add active safety features like eight airbags and a Head Up display, not to mention revolutionary technology like CUE--an intuitive entertainment and navigation system that allows you to access maps, apps and XM Radio all with the swipe of your finger or the sound of your voice--and you might never want the drive to end. 
 
However, there are a few LA eateries and high-end nightclubs capable of luring you out of the ATS' luxury appointed leather interior (at least for a little while). Below, our top three of 2012.
 
Hyde Lounge
Hidden behind a nondescript wooden door on LA's iconic Sunset Strip, nightlife impresario Sam Nazarian's Hyde Lounge is the chicest and coziest place in town to grab a deftly-mixed cocktail. Pair your drinks with sushi and Japanese small plates while taking in the scene in one of the crocodile-trimmed couches, or mix it up on the dance floor, where rock-spinning DJs work the intimate crowd into a feel-good frenzy. Check out Hyde Lounge
 
Cleo (at The Redbury Hotel) 
Nosh on Mediterranean fare at this Egyptian themed restaurant tucked inside rock-centric boutique hotel The Redbury.  Like the exposed ceiling and kitchen, the vibe is as open as it gets, so expect boisterous, bustling Boho charm aplenty, plus plenty of passed plates and even some select items--Sonoma roast lamb, anyone?--straight from the restaurant's wood-burning oven. Check out Cleo. 
 
Mercato di Vetro
This modern ode to Italian markets comes in the form of a bi-level eatery, and Mercato di Vetro has it all: Charcuterie bar, homemade pastas and pitch-perfect pizzas courtesy of a wood-burning oven. Chef Danny Elmaleh and his staff focus on the freshest ingredients, while antipasti, entrees and signature cocktails come from three separate kitchens. Diners will love the menu, the floor-to-ceiling windows and the location--West Hollywood's acclaimed Troubadour is right next door. Check out Mercato di Vetro. 
 

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