Simmzy’s is pretty much a SoCal chain these days, but the Burbank location is great because it’s huge. Also, it’s a five-minute drive from whatever major Burbank studio you’ve been slaving away in all day. The beach-themed restaurant/bar has a weekday happy hour from 4pm-7pm, surprisingly good bar food, and a laid-back atmosphere that you can actually unwind in with every other studio worker in the Valley.
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Handy Market (Saturday BBQ)
Handy Market’s Saturday BBQ is one of the best places to eat barbecue on a weekend in LA.
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Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It also has all the touchstones of a damn good restaurant.
Franklin & Co Tavern
Franklin & Co. is a solid neighborhood bar/restaurant and good place to get your buzz on before seeing an improv show next door.
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Laurel Tavern is fantastic neighborhood bar/restaurant smack in the heart of Ventura Blvd.
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye is a literary-themed bar/restaurant in Toluca Lake and where everybody goes with their boss after work.
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