LA Live is a dining and entertainment center of Downtown Los Angeles. It is composed of dining, ballrooms,, bars, concert theaters, apartments and movie theaters. It has a high-rise apartment and hotel tower. LA Live is besides the LA Convention Center and the Staples Center.






















At the center of the complex is Nokia Plaza, an open air plaza. The plaza serves as the meeting place for the for LA Live. The plaza is used as red-carpet venue for events at the Nokia Theatre. The plaza features giant LED screens on the side of a building.

For entertainment, there’s the Staples Center, Grammy Museum, Conga Room, Nokia Theatre, Club Nokia,  Lucky Strike Lounge a bowling alley and Regal Cinemas.

Nokia Theatre  is a music and theatre venue with sitting capacity of more than 7,000. It has hosted the ESPY Awards since 2008 and also has hosted other national events including the Emmy Awards ceremony.  Club Nokia is a music and cultural venue with more than 2,000 sitting capacity.


The Grammy Museum is a four-floors museum dedicated to the history of the Grammy awards. It has musical artifacts and has exhibited numerous musical exhibits. On the sidewalk of the LA Live are bronze disk embedded on the sidewalk similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It honors the yearly top winners at the Grammy awards.


The JW Marriot and Ritz-Carlton is a hotel condominium complex. JW Marriott occupies floors 4 through 21 and Ritz-Carlton occupies floors 22 through 26. Floors 27 though 52 are residences with 224 units.



For movies, Regal movie complex has 14 screens and more than 3,700 seats. It has a three-story art- deco- style atrium. Regal theatre is intended for movie premieres. The complex is the West Coast flagship for the Regal Entertainment Group.



There’s  a lot of options for dining at LA Live. Most of the restaurants are chain restaurants that are mostly mid-market to high-end restaurants. restaurants include:

  • Boca, located at the Conga Room
  • Fleming’s Steakhouse, a steak restaurant and wine bar
  • ION
  • The Mixing Room
  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • ESPN Zone
  • LA Market
  • New Zealand Natural, Ice Cream & Frozen Deserts
  • WP 24
  • The Farm of Beverly Hills
  • Katsuya
  • Lawry’s Carvery
  • Rock’n Fish
  • Trader Vick’s
  • Yard House
  • Starbuck’s





LA Live is not the typical downtown center where businesses is a mix of mom and pop stores/restaurants and chain sores/restaurants. Everything at LA Live are corporate owned chain restaurants.

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