Beverly Hills is a small city with plenty of big city excitement to see and do, especially at night.
The nights shine brightly in Beverly Hills and there is no shortage of after hours entertainment. Whether your taste is for culture or cocktails, there are plenty of options sure to entertain.
Outstanding dining experiences are at the core of Beverly Hills’ after-hours scene. A culinary renaissance created by master chefs like Giacomino Drago (Il Pastaio and Villa Alloro), Wolfgang Puck (Spago and CUT), Thomas Keller (Bouchon Bistro) and Curtis Stone (Maude) has taken Beverly Hills by storm and turned this once sleepy town into a go-to hot spot that rocks into the wee hours of the morning.
Aided by enlightened leadership from city government, formerly quiet streets like Canon Drive and South Beverly Drive have become four-star foodie destinations, featuring a European ambience including sidewalk dining reminiscent of the Champs Elyse or the Via Veneto, and with ample parking!
One of the most recent additions to the dining options is a Boston tradition, The Upper Crust Pizzeria, which opened earlier this year at 243S.BeverlyDrive.You always get the freshest local ingredients whenever possible to create some of Upper Crust’s famous pies — from the North Sider to the Fenway. Embracing the community, Upper Crust has reached out to the fire department to keep the firefighters well fed, and has offered everyone reasons to stop in.
For Upper Crust, having the right location is also important. Award-winning architectural spaces include open kitchens, pizza pan-decorated ceilings and high-definition flat screens, all adding up to deliver a truly unique experience that can only be described as Upper Crust.
If you want to be entertained with your meal, there are plenty of places to go, from Ocean Prime’s live music on their terrace Thursday – Saturday to DJs at the Sidebar and Mastro’s Steakhouse or various performers live at The Stinking Rose on Friday nights.
Wally’s Beverly Hills transforms the combination of food, wines and spirits to an entirely new dimension. Special tastings and events are a hallmark of Wally’s, with three of them now fixtures on the schedule of the Southern California wine community. The Union des Grands Crus Bordeaux Tasting each January, Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Tasting in April and the elegant Grand Marque Champagne Tasting in June.
Or you can get your fill of sushi and wagyu beef at Shiki Beverly Hills.
Known as a shopping and dining destination, Beverly Hills is coming into its own as a vibrant and unique cultural destination. There is the Saban Theatre, which offers everything from special speakers to rock music, the Laemmle Music Hall, and more.
The City’s classic old post office building has taken on a new life after being transformed into the fabulous Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. “The Wallis” has cast its spell over Beverly Hills by bringing back the vibrant excitement of live theater featuring glittering stars, international companies, the best in modern dance, children’s theater and chamber opera, as well as musical guests from soloists to orchestras.
This Beverly Hills landmark is a world-class example of creative reuse. It shows an architectural treasure can be preserved and given an entirely new life when it is combined with the best in modern design— from its classic lobby to the lavish, intimate nature of its auditorium.
The prime architectural features of the Post Office (which is designated as an historic landmark) have been immaculately restored, while the former mail sorting area has been trans- formed into a flexible 150-seat Studio Theater.