The gals on reality TV's The Hills spend nights making the rounds of Los Angeles hot spots. When cameras aren't rolling, where do L.C., Audrina and Whitney hang out? To mark this week's debut of The Hills' fourth season on MTV and release of the third-season DVD set, the three stars share L.A. favorites with USA TODAY.
STK-LA 755 North La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood 310-659-3535; stkhouse.com
This upscale beef-eater's paradise bills itself as "not your daddy's steakhouse." Stellar seafood is on the menu, too. Stars including Beyoncé, Drew Barrymore and the Beckhams tie on the feedbag while a DJ spins. "The food is amazing, and they have great music," Conrad says. "I like to go there for dinner with friends and then head next door to Coco de Ville (sister nightspot)."
Bleu Clothing454 South La Brea Ave., Hancock Park 323-939-2228; bleuclothing.com
The store specializes in up-to-the-minute designs from Anna Sui, Sean Combs and lots of lesser-known, up-and-coming designers. It "has great customer service and they get new shipments almost every day," Conrad says.
Crown Bar7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 323-882-6774; crownbarla.com
This 4-month-old bistro/lounge/club with intimate maroon leather banquettes and lines outside after 10 p.m. is "a smaller bar, but it still has enough space to dance."
The Kress6608 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 323-785-5000; thekress.net
A brand-new take on a glamorous supper club of old, with dance club/lounge areas and a rooftop patio covering five stories, has attracted Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo. "They took a historic building and renovated it," Patridge says. "The Asian-fusion food is amazing. The décor is beautiful."
Château Marmont8221 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 323-656-1010
"To have a drink or as a meeting place before dinner, head to the Château Marmont bar" in the celeb-fave hotel that has hosted everyone from classic film stars to the late Jim Morrison and John Belushi, to Britney Spears and the Olsen twins. "This is the ideal place to socialize with friends," Patridge says. "I love the history here, and the atmosphere. Everything is just relaxed."
"I could spend hours people-watching here," Patridge says. "And the boardwalk is full of entertainment" — bodybuilders lifting weights, hippies selling incense, bikini beauties on in-line skates.
Zen Zoo Tea1517 North Vine St., Hollywood 323-962-9969; zenzootea.com
This Asian-themed cafe is "a great tea spot with refreshing flavors — and boba!" Port says. What is boba, the untrendy may ask? It's black tapioca pearls mixed into iced and hot concoctions. Port's favorite: "The Dragon" — green tea with mint syrup and coconut, shaken with ice and poured over those bits of tapioca.
Opening Ceremony451 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood 310-652-1120; openingceremony.us
An offshoot of a hip Manhattan boutique, this "hidden, eclectic shopping spot is filled with unique designers from all over the world," Port says. It once was a dance studio where Charlie Chaplin practiced.
Reddi Chick225 26th St., Brentwood 310-393-5238
This simple barbecue lovers' favorite in the Brentwood Country Mart complex, Port says, "offers the most amazing rotisserie chicken basket served with the best seasoned skinny fries you will ever eat."