For one thing, there's the sheer size of the city to contend with—if you live in North Hollywood and meet a handsome stranger from the South Bay, well, you might as well be ships passing in the night. That's where this list of Los Angeles date ideas comes in. What if the conversation starts to lag? The beauty of a beer tasting is there's built-in fodder for discussion. The Last Bookstore is special in that you can also browse endless rows of records, art, and installations in a huge space that has a library vibe, with vintage touches all around. These LA nightlife spots range from laidback lounges to fancy restaurants, so there's something for you here no matter what kind of night you have in mind.