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4th of July Spectaculars: BBQ, Bands, Burgers and Bang!

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One of the benefits of living in the big city is that there is always something going on. One of the drawbacks is that there is so much going on, it's hard to decide where to go. Here is a roundup of 4th of July events, from the big to the small, and from the swanky to the homey. But one thing is certain. There will be fireworks.

BBQ and Pool Parties

Hotel Angeleno
Hotel Angeleno is hosting Grill Outs by the Pool every Saturday throughout the summer. You don't have to be a hotel guest or pay a cover charge to enjoy the menu (grilled burgers, veggie skewers and house-made sausages; $8 to $10), sangria ($4) and live music from 11am to 4pm. There will not be a special 4th of July event, but it's the nicest pool at the most affordable price. Plus, it's on Saturday so you still have Sunday to celebrate Independence Day.

Hollywood Roosevelt
Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-8pm, this Hollywood classic will be throwing a 4th of July event with a Tropicana Pool Party. Unfortunately it is uber exclusive, requiring that you either be a guest of the hotel or on a guest list (by pre-ordering bottle service). On July 4th a poolside BBQ station will offer standards like hot dogs and burgers, along with vegetarian options. They have been known to offer outdoor billiards in the garden, but it is unconfirmed as of yet.