Los Angeles Hot Spots! (…that also love your dog!)

The Best of Dog-Friendly Hollywood

By: Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (@AliyaJasmine)

For the past decade, I have been privy to the hottest spots Hollywood had to offer: from the chic vegan Mexican restaurant where Katy Perry had her album listening session to the backroom speakeasy that hosted Kanye’s award show VIP after party. Amid my many glittering years rubbing shoulders with tinsel towns most sparkling stars as a host & producer for MTV, I managed to construct an unyielding travel guide of recommendations for friends and colleagues detailing where to go when visiting LA. But it was not until I moved to the city of angels with my senior mutt, George Hamilton, that I gained a superfluous appreciation for the coolest places-to-be that were equally electrifying and dog friendly. Allow me to navigate the hottest spots in LA…that also, love your dog!

Hollywood History…

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The pool at The Beverly Hills Hotel. One of the most iconic hotels in the world with its iconic shade of pastel pink famous banana-leaf wallpaper, the Beverly Hills hotel pool has played backdrop to some of the most legendary photos – and stars – in tinsel town, including Grace Kelly, John Wayne, and Elizabeth Taylor. Grab a drink at the Polo Lounge and ask the bar tender for stories about when Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack regularly sat in the chairs you’re occupying. Visit the gift shop, which carries a ton of pet gifts bedazzled in the hotel’s quintessential pink and leafy prints.


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Love the signature pink and green!


The restaurant at Chateau Marmont.
The legendary hotel and residences infamously banned Lindsay Lohan, was home to Jim Morrison, a workplace for Hunter S. Thompson, inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald, and death place of John Belushi. The Chateau Marmont’s restaurant (not to be confused with Bar Marmont next door) if you’re lucky enough to get a reso, has an incredibly pricey menu of delicious food and wine, a table next to the likes of Jared Leto (a regular), and top notch hospitality to both human and furry restaurant guests alike.


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