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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Jason Bentley

Jason Bentley is the soothing voice behind Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW. His encyclopedic knowledge of the current indie music scene makes his show an LA radio staple. Bentley also coordinated the music for all three Matrix films, and currently lives in Venice, where, he says, “art meets crime.”

city guide:
Los Angeles, CA
“[Get the] queso and chips, Trinity taco on flour tortilla, and the sea-salt chocolate chip cookie." - Reckling Recommended in the Los Angeles edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water. Warm, rustic-style cafe fixing up tacos, queso & Central Texas-inspired chow for breakfast & lunch.
4624 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Teragram Ballroom
“It sounds great. The sight lines are great. If the opener sucks you can enjoy a conversation with a friend in one of the two front bars.” - Wires on Fires Recommended in the Los Angeles edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water. General admission-only live-music venue with multiple bars presenting big-name rock & indie bands.
1234 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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La Descarga

A Cuban-themed nightspot with a dress code offering a cigar lounge & burlesque-style salsa acts.

1159 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Elite Restaurant

Chinese dim sum dishes are served directly to the table at this bustling eatery with a varied menu.

700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754, USA
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Scopa Italian Roots
Upscale Italian gastropub in Venice, specializing in Italian specialities including hot and cold antipasti, pasta helmed by Top Chef alum Antonia Lofaso.
2905 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292, USA
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Davey Wayne’s

Funky '70s retro bar with era-appropriate garage sale decor, an Airstream trailer & backyard BBQ.

1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Hilltop park with views of Downtown Los Angeles plus hiking trails & history exhibits.

6300 Hetzler Rd, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
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The Landmark

Movie theater screening new releases as well as independent, foreign & avant-garde flicks.

10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
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