Bars, Restaurants & A Hip Historic Hotel In Los Angeles
If it’s possible to become largely unrecognized in Los Angeles, then Culver City has managed to do it.
And in L.A., that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Culver City is like being in the loge section of a sports arena or concert venue. It’s not the best seat in the house, but it’s a pleasant place to be with good sight lines and close enough to see the action without being on top of it.
Located in kind of a “tweener” section of Los Angeles – that is, to say, between the much more heralded areas of Santa Monica and Beverly Hills – Culver City is hip without being Hollywood.
Along its main street, Culver Blvd., are a row of cafes of restaurants and bars, along with a Trader Joe’s and the Arclight cinemas. The centerpiece of it all is the recently revamped Culver Hotel, which is such a landmark property it has its own road signs pointing to it.
The Culver Hotel is a boutique place with an outstanding restaurant, a side patio that’s like a Paris sidewalk cafe and a really cool lounge that’s a vibrant nightlife hangout.
It’s also said to be haunted by Mr. Culver himself, city founder Harry Culver. How’s that for adding a little spice to your cocktail!?
Culver City also has L.A.’s top Seattle Seahawks bar, a dive bar across from Sony Studios called The Backstage.
It has a Metro stop station that goes to USC, downtown and Santa Monica and a bus from Marina del Rey, meaning it’s the modern-day equivalent of a whistle-stop town in the middle of a big city.
All this is not news to those who work at the Culver City studios and live in the area, but it would come as quite of a surprise to people in other parts of Los Angeles.
To much of L.A., Culver City is that quirky little town with the odd-angled streets they pass through on the way to somewhere else. The place where you see people sitting outdoors at those cafes while you’re stopped at a traffic light and say “someday, I would like to explore this place.”
Well PubClub.com recommends the next time you’re passing through, you pull up and stay a while, starting at the Culver Hotel.
Culver Hotel Address: 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA
Culver Hotel Website: www.culverhotel.com