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
(323) 936-7155

Avalon Hollywood

1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-8900

OHM Nightclub

Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd #433, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 337-1315

Cat & Fiddle Pub

6530 Sunset Blvd.
(323) 468-3800.

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 Sunset Blvd.
(323) 466-2210


7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Magic Castle Hollywood

7001 Franklin Avenue

La Descarga

1159 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 466-1324

Live Music

Universal City

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.
(323) 850-2000

The Roxy

9009 Sunset Blvd.

The Troubadour

9081 Santa Monica Blvd

La Sayer’s Club

1645 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 871-8233

Dresden Room

1760 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-4294

Free Hollywood Show Tickets

CBS Television City

Paramount Studios

Free TV Tickets

Taping Schedule


“Jeff’s Best Kept Secret:” Comedy Club at Hollywood Hotel

8001 Sunset Blvd

Laugh Factory

8001 Sunset Blvd

The Improv

8162 Melrose Ave