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Culver City has a rich history in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. This California city has been a main hub for film and television production. No surprise there, as this neighborhood has Sony Films located right in its center! This has led to an increase in the nightlife with plenty of cocktail bars, eateries, and fun activities scattered around this delightful location.
For a fun activity, go to the Culver City Steps. If you want a majestic view of the city and the mountain background, this is the place to be.
How to Get to Culver City in Los Angeles
Culver City is located 30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles. It’s an easy drive or bus ride from LAX Airport.
There is a great tram system that can take you all the way from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, with multiple stops for wherever you prefer to get off. From there, you can use one of the ride-sharing apps to finish off your trip. Or if you prefer and are staying for a few days, use a car rental so you have more freedom to go off the beaten path.
Where to Eat Dinner in Culver City, Los Angeles
Father’s Office // This gastropub has instilled a no substitution and no ketchup policy but don’t let that stop you. They work to pair great food with seasonal beers throughout the year and want you to enjoy this food as it was meant to be.
Tentenyu // This quiet ramen bar is a nice place to start your night before hitting one of the many bars and gastropubs in downtown culver. Never too crowded, you’ll be able to unwind and relax with a delicious bowl of quality noodles.
Tito’s Taco // You can’t stop in Culver City without hitting up this Baja based meal of burritos and tacos. Don’t be surprised to find a long line after 5.
Rocco’s Tavern // A standard sport’s bar is always a good place to stop after work and relax. You’ll find this place based on east coast taverns and eateries has a worthwhile selection of greasy goodies and strong drinks to keep you happily satisfied for the rest of your night.
Honey’s Kettle // Get some southern-style fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits to finish your day. The kettle cooking brings an extra crisp to this delightful meal with plenty of side dishes to make this a family size meal for your whole group.
Things to Do in Culver City at Night
The Culver Hotel // A historic landmark in the area, the Culver Hotel place has become a focal point for both locals and tourists. They offer live music every night in their downstairs lobby and bar and if you head up to the second floor you’ll find the velvet lounge, another bar with a speakeasy vibe of comfortable vintage chairs and close quarters.
Culver City Steps // If you want to work off your day, take the Culver City Steps climb and get a scenic overlook of the entire city and surrounding mountains. If not, you can drive up to the top and get some Instagram worthy pictures of this 360-view.
Kirk Douglas Theatre // This performing arts center and playhouse is located in the center of Culver City’s nightlife. Originally built in the 1940’s it received a massive restoration, including adding in an additional two stages and seating. If you are more interested in theatre plays on your night out this is a good way to see some local talent and offshoot productions.
Culver City Arts District // There are multiple art galleries and showings that occur from Washington Boulevard and Las Cienega. Each one has its own unique style of showcasing. Black and white photos, commercial, multimedia, international. It’s a fun stroll munching on a delicious street snack while perusing to find the perfect picture to put your work office or home office together.
Museum of Jurassic Technology // This is not your typical museum. It contains a wide variety of random exhibits and unusual objects. It’s hard to tell if you are supposed to take it seriously or not but it does provide a bit of entertainment in the weirdness of it.
Tip: On Tuesdays you’ll fine main street set up for an old-fashioned farmers market. There are plenty of artisanal fresh produce and local items you may want to pick us a souvenir of your trip.
Also check out:
- San Jose, CA After 5:00 pm
- Walnut Creek, CA After 5:00 pm
- Culver City, Los Angeles After 5:00 pm
- Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles After 5:00 pm
- San Francisco’s Financial District After 5:00 pm
- Sacramento, CA After 5:00 pm