The Morrison is a solid bar/restaurant in Atwater Village, and the kind of place you walk into once and leave as a regular. They’ve got an excellent craft beer list, good cocktails, a happy hour from 3pm - 7pm everyday, and a burger you’re definitely going to want to get involved with. Bonus - if you’re dining with your dog friend, they’ve got a great front patio and an entire “doggy menu” as well.
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Wax Paper is a tiny sandwich counter in a shipping container by the LA river, and yes - it’s as cool as that sounds.
Village Tavern’s not fine dining but if you pick your dish right, you can still have a good time. And even if you pick your food wrong, this place is just too damn likeable for you to get <i>too</i> upset.
All'acqua has solid, if slightly underwhelming cocktail and salad menus, but they set the course for some absolutely magical entrees. When taken as a whole, it makes for a more than solid meal.
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Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower is a Financial District restaurant where everything is over the top, but done right. Use it for pretty much anything, from date night to dinner with your boss. And whatever you do, get a cocktail or two.
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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Tony’s Darts Away
One of the best sports bars in all of LA, Tony’s Darts Away has a fun atmosphere that never gets too rowdy and some excellent bar food.
Biergarten might look like just another Koreatown sports bar, but this German-Korean bar has a menu different from everything else in the city.
The Shelby is a restaurant and bar in Beverly Grove that serves good steaks and sandwiches.
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