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.
Barbrix in Silver Lake is an all-day spot, but your best move is to come here for a great, affordable brunch.
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Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
4th & Olive
There’s a lot to like about 4th & Olive in Long Beach - from the Alsatian food to the all-veteran staff.
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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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