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Readers' Choice: Best Public Garden
Huntington Library Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
Michele McManmon


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Easily in my L.A. Top 5.” —Chas Gary








1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 91108
MAP
626-405-2100
Readers' Choice: Best Band
Chicano Batman
Josue Rivas


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Chicano Batman make me proud to be a Chicano and an Angeleno.” —Gregory Ronquillo

Readers' Choice: Best Rapper
Kendrick Lamar
Timothy Norris


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

To Pimp a Butterfly is unsettlingly good.” —Joseph Abousakher

Readers' Choice: Best Solo Artist
Flying Lotus
David Le


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Not only has his music inspired and helped me, he has influenced a whole community. He is the greatest.” —Stephanie Garcia

Readers' Choice: Best DJ
Jason Bentley
Timothy Norris


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“I am an addict of [Morning Becomes Eclectic] just like most of Los Angeles, I think.” —Nohemi Madrid

Readers' Choice: Best Local Record Label
Stones Throw Records
Max Bell


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Mad underrated these days, still putting out fire.” —Fred Bayne

Readers' Choice: Best Music Festival
Coachella Festival
Timothy Norris


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Love their streaming.” —Jeff Johnson

Readers' Choice: Best Music Venue
Hollywood Bowl


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Great vibe under the stars and the amazing L.A. Phil.”
—Brian Durkin



2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 90068
MAP
323-850-2000
Readers' Choice: Best All-Ages Club
The Echo/Echoplex
Colin Young-Wolff


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“I go here at least twice a month. Love the acts, the atmosphere and the staff.” —Brandon Azoo





1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026
MAP
213-413-8200
Readers' Choice: Best Country Music Club
Oil Can Harry’s


Here's what some of our readers have to say:

“Two levels of awesome. Downstairs is big, and the line dancing is on! Upstairs is mellow and relaxing.” —Chad Owens

“Since ’94, OCH has been my country drug of choice.” —Richard Bryant

“The most magical place on earth!” —Joni Lefkowitz

11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604
MAP
818-760-9749
Readers' Choice: Best Jazz Club
Catalina Bar & Grill


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Great bookings and acoustics.” —Dan Cameron

6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028
MAP
323-466-2210
Readers' Choice: Best Salsa Club
Conga Room


Here's what one of our readers has to say:

“Beautiful venue, and good-looking people!” —Raychel Espiritu

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
MAP
213-749-0445
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Readers' Choice: Best Public Garden: Huntington Library Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

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