You don’t need an entourage or a secret password to get into one of Hollywood’s hippest hangouts, which is one reason Jones Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard has been packing them in for nearly two decades. Gather your crew and grab a classic Italian meal in a comfortable booth, then hang out at the bar to socialize over cocktails late into the night. In a town where hot spots come and go, the bar scene here finds a way to stay contemporary while maintaining an old Hollywood charm. Dress to impress–you’ll want to look good–but leave the pretension at the door, as the bartenders and waitstaff aim to please without affectation. You can’t go wrong with the thin crust pizza, which is perfect for sharing with friends, and you’ll definitely want a couple of extra forks to fight over that hot apple pie a la mode–it’s a sizzling piece of heaven. The jukebox cranks out tunes just loud enough to rock out with old friends, but not too noisy to strike up a conversation with new ones. Book the intimate side room for your next private party. It’s the perfect space to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary, or job promotion.