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Where the view is the featured fare.

January 01, 1998|TRACY JOHNSON

The Sky Bar, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (213) 848-5113. The L.A. night is a backdrop for this poolside patio lounge where stars and stargazers lounge in a luxurious and intimate outdoor setting. 21 and over. No cover. Reservations required.

Windows on Hollywood, 1755 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (213) 462-7181. All of Tinseltown in its present and former glory glitters below this rotating restaurant bar high atop the Holiday Inn. All ages. No cover. Two-drink minimum at the bar.

Yamashiro's, 1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Hollywood. (213) 466-5125. From the restaurant inside this Japanese-style mountain palace in the Hollywood Hills, you can see the City of Angels for miles. The well-manicured garden out front features a 600-year-old pagoda and a path along the sprawling restaurant's perimeter. All ages. No cover.

Waterfront Brewery, 230 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. (310) 379-8363. The city's only beachfront brewery offers a stunning view of King Harbor, the Redondo Beach Pier and the tony mansions that dot the Palos Verdes Peninsula. All ages in the restaurant. 21 and over in the bar. No cover.

Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica. (310) 390-6565. Where food from the Pacific Rim and herbal Asian elixirs and jet engines meet. The whirlwind restaurant and bar offers a spectacular view of takeoffs and landings and Santa Monica Airport. All ages. No cover.

Handlebar at Shutters Beach Hotel, 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 458-0030. The Santa Monica Pier sits to the right and Venice Beach to the left of this beach-level bar at an upscale hotel. Surprise: It gets particularly crowded at sunset. 21 and over. No cover.

Tower Restaurant, atop the Transamerica Center, 1150 S. Olive St., downtown. (213) 746-1554. On a clear day, you can see Catalina from this 32nd-floor dinner house and bar that overlooks Los Angeles and the surrounding basin. All ages. No cover.

Le Dome, 8720 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-6919. There's more to see than beautiful people at this glitzy Sunset Strip bistro. The view stretches from downtown to Westwood if you can get past all the sights to see in this French eatery and bar. 21 and over. No cover.

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