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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 27 July 2016

Sun, Pool & Drinks at Skybar

The young crowd lines up to hang out at Skybar on the Sunset Strip

Fun in the Sun on the Sunset Strip Lures Our Private Tour

We might have stopped but with the prospect of the beach ahead we decided to pass by the line to get into Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel on the Sunset Strip.  Those waiting know how beautiful the view from the poolside is and how wonderful the drink selection is to go with all the sunshine and frolicking at this hip bar on the Strip.  The nighttime crowd can be pretty much the same except for the fashion…less pool and more evening and cocktail attire.  However, it’s always hip at Sky Bar.  We made sure our private Los Angeles tour guests saw some of the other evening places to rub shoulders with the Los Angeles “in-the-know” crowd as we proceeded along Sunset Boulevard and into Beverly Hills on the way to the beaches in Santa Monica and Venice.  There our folks will see the same people but with fewer prospects for mixed drinks near the water.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 17 March 2015

St. Patrick Swayze Day in Los Angeles

Celebrate the Irish in a movie star way

Our Private Tour Guests Will Want to Visit Highland Park on this St. Patrick’s Day

Los Angeles is home to a number of very fine Irish bars that host terrific St. Patrick’s Day celebrations: Tom Bergin’s, Molly Malone’s, Casey’s and now Jameson’s in Hollywood are good examples.  As you would expect many of the neighborhood bars treat the St. Patrick’s Day celebration as their own.  So what if you want to do something a little different?  How about a visit with our private Los Angeles tour guests to Highland Park, just north of downtown on Figueroa Street, to the Greyhound Bar and Grill and a chance to drink to the Irish and celebrate one of Hollywood’s movie stars, Patrick Swayze.  As you can see from the poster the bar and restaurant is running a full day of movies along with all the expected Irish day accoutrements including beer and whiskey specials and lots and lots of music.  Here is your ticket for a fun day (make it a safe and sane day, too).  Erin go Bragh!

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 29 July 2014

Rusty Mullet – Hollywood Loves You

A sports bar, the Rusty Mullet, opens on Hollywood Boulevard

Business in the Front, Party in the Back – the Rusty Mullet Amuses Our Private Tour Guests

The more places to stop in for something to eat and drink along Hollywood Boulevard, the better, we say.  Now that the Rusty Mullet has established its place among the fine drinking establishments along the Hollywood Walk of Fame we can stop nearby and recommend it to our private Los Angeles tour guests looking for some dive bar atmosphere or just a chance to follow all the ongoing sports activities being televised at the moment.  If a redneck atmosphere and country BBQ call to them then, when in Hollywood, the Rusty Mullet is the place to go.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 8 August 2013

Louis XIII Cognac at Four Seasons Beverly Hills

Photo of Louis XIII cognac decanter

What a Way to Top a Private Beverly Hills Tour

You need not be a guest of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills to sample a rare Louis XIII cognac that recently arrived at the hotel in a gold Rolls Royce accompanied by the Vice President of Prestige Brands, Yves de Launay.  A bottle of rare brandy such as this, selling for $22,000, in a Baccarat-designed crystal bottle, should arrive in a vehicle suiting its stature in the world of fine aged liquors and should be accompanied by a high ranking official of Rémy Cointreau, it’s producer.  Grown from Cognac-region grapes, aged perfectly in oak barrels for more than 100 years, blended by a classically trained French master taster and imported all the way to Beverly Hills, you can purchase tastings of this unique brandy at the Windows Lounge at the hotel.  Include this in your private luxury tour of Los Angeles and live like a king.  Vive le Roi!

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 12 June 2013

Great Views In and Out of Skybar

Photo of the Skybar sign on the Mondrian hotel in HollywoodCelebrity Sightings Near Celebrity Homes

Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip is always a place to go to rub shoulders with the beautiful people of Los Angeles.  With amazing views of the Los Angeles basin from the patio and pool area to incredible sights inside the bar with its African-themed decor, this nightspot is a place to see (celebrities) and be seen (they will wonder who you are).  We are happy to pull into the Mondrian driveway on any luxury private Los Angeles tour we are doing to show our guests around the hotel and enjoy a cool refreshment at Skybar.  It is particularly fun on a Los Angeles After Dark tour when the night people come out to play.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 16 May 2013

A 60s Polynesian Bar Worth Visiting

Photo of Elite Adventure Tours van in front of Tiki Ti bar in Los Angeles

Elite Adventure Tours Stops at Historic Bar

Imagine a bar where they do not serve beer or wine.  The Tiki Ti ONLY serves tropical cocktails as they have been doing for more than 50 years.  There are 92 different drinks on their menu so who needs beer or wine.  Look over the menus from its earliest days and trace the evolution of island cocktails over all these years.  Begun in 1961 by Ray Buhen, a master mixologist with roots at Don the Beachcomber, where all the other tiki bars faded into history the Tiki Ti flourished.  Intimate (small) and quaint (locals, rum lovers, history buffs), the Tiki Ti always gets looks as we pass by on our private Los Angeles tour through Hollywood on the way to Beverly Hills, it is so tiny next to the hulking KCET television studios.  Like the Frolic Room and the One-Eyed Gypsy, there are bars in this city with stories to tell and we not only like to help tell them but are happy to bring our guests in possibly to make a new story.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:20 24 November 2012

The One-Eyed Gypsy Will Get you Tipsy in Los Angeles

Photo of The One-Eyed Gypsy, a downtown Los Angeles bar

This eye-catching building is one of the great nightspots around downtown Los Angeles.  The One-Eyed Gypsy offers good bar food and excellent drinks and along with the lively live music make the inside of the building as entertaining as the outside.  Operated continuously since the turn of the last century, mostly as a bar but with other more sordid incarnations along the way, this spot rocks in the evening and is symbolic of the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles.  Located on East 1st Street at the foot of one of those decorative bridges rising over the concrete flow of the Los Angeles River, it is just outside Little Tokyo and near Union Station.  In other words, it is easy to get to and worth investigating.  When we have our private luxury tour guests aboard our custom van and are sightseeing with them through downtown Los Angeles, one of the things we like to do is find the interesting buildings — interesting either architecturally or historically.  The One-Eyed Gypsy is both — a unique construction and a history in the form of ghosts of a dark past.  The One-Eyed Gypsy also fits in well with our Dark Side Tour.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 2:54 18 September 2012

Whiskey Lovers Love Seven Grand

Photo of neon sign above entrance to Seven Grand in Los Angeles


Our private luxury tour guests staying in downtown Los Angeles at the Ritz-Carlton, the Biltmore, the J.W. Marriott, even the Jonathan Club, are always intrigued when we mention Seven Grand as a special place to drop by to sample exotic whiskeys in an elegant bar.  Seven Grand offers nearly 400 different whiskeys in a setting created to really enjoy fine distilled liquor.  You can play pool or smoke a cigar but it’s better to be there on an evening when the Seven Grand Whiskey Society meets to learn more about this fine beverage.


Seven Grand
515 W. 7th Street, 2nd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA  90014
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