Jeff Zarrinnam, hotel director of Hollywood Hotel, is one of Hollywood’s foremost experts on the destination, its history and one of the most active and visionary leaders in the area. Jeff was born in Hollywood at Kaiser Permanente Hospital more than 50 years ago and makes his home in Hollywood. Jeff also works in Hollywood, is the President and CEO of Hollywood-based Zarco Hotels Inc., which owns the Hollywood Hotel, of which he is the hotel director, and is on the steering committee or board of at least eight Hollywood civic organizations.
Jeff’s fascination with Hollywood is as deep as his roots in the community. The re-established Hollywood Hotel on Vermont Avenue was built in 196 and purchased by Zarco, Inc. in 1964. Jeff has amassed many original items from the hotel’s first location on Hollywood Boulevard. In addition to launching an aggressive renovation of Hollywood Hotel, Jeff is restoring the 31- suite Chateau Celeste, an upscale boutique hotel directly across the street from Hollywood Hotel, which was originally built in 1927. The various sections within this City Guide include “Jeff’s Best Secrets,” places that Jeff, as the ultimate Hollywood insider, recommends. Enjoy!
1160 Bar & Lounge
The 1160 Bar & Lounge is a newly renovated space. With an intimate and stylish atmosphere right out of the Casablanca era of the 30’s, the 1160 Bar and Lounge is a relaxing place for guests to enjoy great recorded music, comedy, cabaret, while drinking moderately priced cocktails.
The 1160 Bar & and Lounge welcomes some of the most talented musicians and comedians in Los Angeles for rehearsal sessions. There is no admission fee or drink minimum at the 1160 Bar & Lounge.
We are committed to the many performers who grace our stage and are very proud to host each and every one of our talented guests. 1160’s Events Coordinator Gust William Tsilis was the force behind the internationally acclaimed NYC Jazz Club “Visiones”, which began in 1986. Gust Tsilis has also recorded numerous CDs as a leader with artists such as Joe Lovano, Arthur Blythe and John Abercrombie. His intention is to provide an electric forum for LA’s musicians, DJs, and comedians while calling upon the styles of Blues, Jazz, R&B, World Beat, Latin, and singer/songwriters. Live music, comedy and DJ events vary nightly. Please check our detailed calendar for further information.
Clubs & Dancing
Leonardo’s Night Club
831 S La Brea Ave
1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd #433, Los Angeles, CA 90028
6530 Sunset Blvd.
6725 Sunset Blvd.
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
7001 Franklin Avenue
1159 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
2301 N Highland Ave.
9009 Sunset Blvd.
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
1645 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
1760 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Free Hollywood Show Tickets
“Jeff’s Best Kept Secret:” Comedy Club at Hollywood Hotel
8001 Sunset Blvd
8001 Sunset Blvd
8162 Melrose Ave