C Bar 8442 Wilshire Blvd.; 323-782-8157. This smoky, candlelit hideaway has been called "splendid" by those who admire its Art Deco atmosphere, well-dressed crowd, and, of course, the caviar. Wash down your beluga, osetra, or serruga with any of C Bar's extensive array of vodkas and champagnes. If you're in the mood to splurge and shmooze, come early and stay late. They're open til 2am.

The Coconut Club 9876 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-285-1358. For those who have to get up early but want to claim some sort of a nightlife, Merv GriffinÕs swanky supper club can get you swinging as early as 7:30. Have a brandy at the Co-Co Bar and savor an after-dinner stogie in Chimp's Cigar Club, the smooth alternative to the bar scene.

The Min – 6010 Pico Blvd.; 323-954-9630. Serious music lovers can enjoy live performances nightly; the emphasis is on blues, jazz, R&B, and swing.