There are many after-hours spots in L.A. — Sound Nightclub, Los Globos and Alvarado House for starters. Most feature relentless bass. Hey, if you're up for it, that's awesome. But after the bars close, many of us are looking for something a little more relaxing, and Bamboo House in Los Feliz just might be the best solution. The spot features small-stage karaoke; you can work off your buzz while torturing your fellow diners with your rendition of “My Way.” Or you can soak up your night with good Thai food and iced coffee. It's something of a scene as well. Bamboo has become an after-work hangout for night owls, and bar and restaurant employees of nearby mainstays including the Dresden Restaurant and the Drawing Room often show up. Bamboo House stays open until 4, but on some nights they'll keep the stove fired up even later if the crowd is still hopping. Remember: There's no dancing. But, frankly, that can be a good thing. —Dennis Romero
4852 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd., 90027. (323) 668-2437, bamboohouselosangeles.com.