The Escondite is one of those downtown spots that you either know about or you don’t. And if you do know about it, you don’t want anybody else to. That’s because this somewhat hidden bar/restaurant kind of has it all: live music, no cover, excellent drinks, solid bar food, and a cool vibe with great patio views of the downtown skyline. Just don’t tell anybody.
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Birdies is a downtown fried chicken sandwich and donut shop and open 24/7 on the weekends. You’re welcome.
Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
One of the original rooftop bars in DTLA, Perch has a French-leaning menu and views for days. Put it on your list for your next downtown date.
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We thought we knew what Echo Park arcade restaurant Button Mash would be. Turns out it’s much, much more.
Augustine Wine Bar
Augustine in Sherman Oaks is the kind of wine bar that makes other wine bars look like they're phoning it in.
FishBar is a bar/seafood shack on the Northern edge of Manhattan Beach and one of the last truly local spots in the area.
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Kasih is an Indonesian restaurant in Little Tokyo that works well for a nice casual dinner you don’t have to plan in advance.
Zinc Café & Market
Zinc Cafe & Market in the Arts District is the closest thing that LA has to a fully-functional coffee resort.
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