After dark in the San Fernando Valley

first_imgThe San Fernando Valley’s image makeover is still in the fast lane. Now, barhopping on foot is even possible in the Sherman Oaks-Studio City corridor. Here are some of our favorite current hot spots — but if the velvet ropes are up, there’s always Du-par’s. Clear, 11916 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 980-4811: Euro-chic joint with Plexiglas barstools, padded white leather walls and rotating DJs. Sapphire, 11938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 506-0777: Brown leather banquettes, wood paneling and low lights make for a clubby, English atmosphere, Coda, 5248 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 783-7518: Low-key New York-style hideaway. Look hard, there’s no sign on the door. DJs spin on weekends for a hip crowd into dancing and martinis. Guy’s North, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 766-8311: The West Hollywood night spot now has a full-service Valley venue geared for promoted events and private show-biz parties, plus weekend dance nights. Taboo Lounge, 20969 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 999-9928: Plush seating, dim lights and strong drinks, with theme nights including ’80s, open-mic and comedy. Match, 4657 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; (818) 766-0116: The former Thunderbird Saloon has been transformed by the folks behind Firefly into a sleek night spot popular with the studio crowd. Mama Juana’s, 3707 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City; (818) 505-8636: One of the hottest Latin clubs in town, this in-crowd joint has top-notch Afro-Cuban orchestras, top DJs and even throws in salsa dance lessons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more