Stone Rose Lounge
Production assistants and their former-USC sorority sisters flock to the amber-colored bar at the newly renovated Sofitel—once a forgotten overnight spot, but back in vogue after a $40 million renovation and relaunch by Rande Gerber in June 2006. Despite the young crowd, the vibe is sophisticated. Inside there’s sexy mood lighting and Yabu Pushelberg-designed wood and glass vases lining the walls; on the patio, you can grab a seat by the firepit or mosey over to a cabana for more privacy. Don’t miss the signature cocktail, the Stone Rose—a heady mix of Grand Marnier, bourbon, and cranberry juice.