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Tegan & Sara, DJ Mustard and Exec Lia Vollack on How to Party at the Grammys Like an L.A. Native

Tegan & Sara
Chris Buck

Forget Yelp: While in town for the industry's biggest week, get where you need to go with some help from those who actually know

Tegan & Sara

The indie pop act (and twin sisters) have lived in Los Angeles since April, with Tegan residing downtown and Sara in Silver Lake

Watering Hole Club Tee Gee (3210 Glendale Blvd.) "Cash-only with great leather booths and a real 'untouched for 50 years' vibe," says Sara Quin.

Foodie Haven Bestia (bestiala.com, 2121 E. Seventh Place) "I fantasize about the mussels and clams to the point of obsession," says Sara.

Caffeine Jolt Intelligentsia (intelligentsiacoffee.com, 3922 Sunset Blvd.) "If you're a lingerer, no one will bat an eye," says Tegan Quin.

Locals Only Grand Central Market (grandcentralmarket.com, 317 S. Broadway) "Wander through the street vendors and multigenerational families on the sidewalks," says Sara.

Cultural Palette Cleanse LACMA (lacma.org, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.) "The James Turrell light installation is out of this world," says Sara.


DJ Mustard

The hip-hop mega-producer grew up in the city's South Central neighborhood

Pre-Game Spot G/S Game Sports Bar (thegamebar.net, 5630 W. Manchester Ave.) "They got good food, good drinks and it's not far from the Staples Center," says the producer. "My drink is called 10 Summers -- Ciroc Pineapple, pineapple juice, passion fruit and peach schnapps."

Get Lit Daddy's Collective dispensary (14430 Ventura Blvd.) "No recommendations -- it's all good."

Munchies Taco Mell (tacomell.net, 2108 W. Manchester Blvd.) "They got, like, 38 types of burritos, but the chicken tacos are crazy."

Kick Back Roosevelt Hotel (thehollywoodroosevelt.com, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.) "The pool during the daytime is pretty fun."

Coiffeur Elegance Studio (elegancestudio.com, 937 E. Pico Blvd.) "It's my boy Marcus P. Hatch's new shop. He can put any design in your hair and do a good shave, anything you want."


Lia Vollack

Sony Pictures Entertainment's president of worldwide music/executive vp theatrical has lived in L.A. for 23 years, and calls the West Hollywood Hills home

Classic Haunt Chateau Marmont (chateaumarmont.com, 8221 Sunset Blvd.)"It's legendary and very, very L.A.," says Vollack. "Hit the bungalows by the pool."

Sweat It Out "I'd run in my hilly neighborhood or hike in Griffith Park."

Closet Confidential Linda's Couture (239 S. Robertson Blvd.) "They do men and women. The fashion industry swears by it."

No-Hassle Lounge The Normandie Club (thenormandieclub.com, 3612 W. Sixth St.) "It's comfortable and they have great drinks. I go with a vodka soda and fresh lime juice -- I don't drink anything else!"

Buds For Any Occasion Empty Vase (emptyvase .com, 9033 Santa Monica Blvd.) "A great florist for sending flowers or a plant!" 


This story originally appeared in the Jan. 2 issue of Billboard.

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