Red Lion Tavern isn’t just our favorite German beer garden on the Eastside, it’s one of our all-time favorite spots in LA, period. There are few experiences as enjoyable as sitting out on the back patio, ordering a sausage sampler, and drinking boots of beer until you actually think you’re in Germany. If the outdoor beer garden becomes too much (it does get crowded), head inside to the dark downstairs lounge and watch Father Time (aka a really old dude) croon at the piano for a few hours.
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We have no idea why nobody’s talking about Bowery Bungalow, because this is Mediterranean fusion food at its finest.
Blossom is a vastly underrated pho spot in Silver Lake with a hidden basement area ideal for enjoying your meal in silence.
Mixto Comida Latina
Mixto Comida Latina might not be great restaurant but it's always good and right there when we need it. Nothing wrong with that.
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Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
Rasselbock is a Long Beach biergarten that’s also one of the city’s best places to watch a game.
Wirsthaus is a sleepy German beer garden in Fairfax that has 30-something beers and solid German food.
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Between the atmosphere, plating, and oh God, that cocktail menu, Cliff’s Edge hits on all cylinders when it comes to making your night feel like a NIGHT. Take note, Silver Lake: the finer things in life aren’t always boring.
Cha Cha Lounge
Cha Cha Lounge is a Mexican-themed bar in Silver Lake and always more fun than you think it will be.
Burgers Never Say Die
Burgers Never Say Die is a burger spot in Silver Lake with long lines, greasy burgers, and good milkshakes.
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