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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Is there a restaurant that embodies Silver Lake more than this Mexican walk-up window? We think not.
L&E Oyster Bar
L&E Oyster Bar is one of our favorite neighborhood spots on the Eastside and your best bet for date night glory.
Spoke Bicycle Cafe
Spoke Bicycle Cafe is an outdoor cafe and bike rental shop in Frogtown that you’ll want to visit even if you have no plans to ride a bike today.
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Rasselbock is a Long Beach biergarten that’s also one of the city’s best places to watch a game.
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
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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.
Kettle Black is a kind-of-casual, kind-of-fancy Italian spot in Silver Lake that knows its way around a wood-fired oven.
Cha Cha Lounge
Cha Cha Lounge is a Mexican-themed bar in Silver Lake and always more fun than you think it will be.
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