Explore the Melrose Arts District

Dining, Shopping, Health & Beauty, Galleries and More

The Melrose Arts District is managed by the Melrose Avenue Business Improvement District, a 10-year property based district formed by a vote of the commercial property owners that assess themselves for its cost of operation. Some 186 properties are included, and it’s managed by a non-profit corporation in contract with the City. The BID proactively works to revitalize and enhance the commercial vitality of Melrose Avenue between Highland and Fairfax Avenues by providing improvements and activities such as ambassador, security, and parking services; landscape, sanitation, and beautification services; marketing and promotions; new business attraction; and policy advocacy on behalf of its stakeholders.

Shopping On Melrose

Melrose Ave., from Fairfax to Highland, is home to more than 300 alternative and independent stores which offer a wide array of merchandise found nowhere else in the city. Whether you’re shopping for the latest streetwear, cool vintage and refurbished fashions, unlimited accessories or one-of-a-kind gifts, Melrose has it all.

Food & Drink On Melrose

The Melrose Arts District boasts some of Los Angeles’ top restaurants and bars. Whether you’re looking for an upscale night out with someone special, or a fun evening of sipping craft cocktails with friends, or something in between…you can find it on Melrose! Use our categories to browse or locate venues by name. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Arts & Entertainment

The Melrose Arts District is known world-wide for its incredible street art scene. Whether it’s on walls, electric utility boxes, back alleyways or in store windows and galleries, Melrose Avenue’s art inspires, excites and stimulates the senses.

Services on Melrose

The Melrose Arts District is also chock full of service-oriented businesses. Auto repair shops, real estate companies, barber shops, churches and more line Melrose Avenue with everything you need, where you need it.

Health & Beauty on Melrose

Gyms, boxing centers, nail salons, CDB and alternative therapy – whatever your need, Melrose Arts District accommodates.  Search our Health & Beauty category for these and more – all centered to improve “you.”