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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!
Los Angeles, CA

“There is a vibrant art scene, theatre , music and fashion scene, incredible food, and a very tangible environmental conscientiousness. On the eastside of the city anyway!”
— Shirley Manson

Curated by: Bleached, Brett Dennen, Deap Vally, Deradoorian, Dreamers, Fitz and The Tantrums, Gavin Turek, Grouplove, Hanni El Khatib, Jason Bentley, John Doe, Joyce Manor, Man Man, Nite Jewel, OK Go, Ozomatli, Phoebe Bridgers, Saint Motel, Shirley Manson, Silversun Pickups, The Chain Gang of 1974, Raener,The Raveonettes, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Awolnation, BathsBRÅVES, Shana Halligan

city guide:
Los Angeles, CA
food
Sidecar Doughnuts
Last but not least... My favourite doughnuts in LA (if you know a better place please let me know): Sidecar. Maple Bacon is the classic but if you're up for adventure there are many other fantastic combinations to choose from. Grab a variety and stroll over to the beach to share the good times, why not?
631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
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Melrose Avenue
Okay, I lied on having only food spots because I can't pass up the opportunity to highlight the thrift stores on Melrose Avenue. When I was there last year I was there I copped more items in a day than I did the entire year prior. I won't name you a specific one because they're all so good. Just have a stroll and discover them yourself!
Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Guerrilla Tacos
This was an iconic food truck but now it's a fully-fledged restaurant. The sweet potato taco is always on my order and after that my decisions pretty much depends on my mood. You can't go too wrong here because it's just brilliant. Might consider having them cater for my release parties, tours, wedding, birthdays, songwriting sessions, and so on...
2000 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
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los angeles
Gracias Madre
"Gracias Madre has the most lovely patio for nibbling, drinking and dreaming about all things eclectically LA. It has the perfect blend of boho chic and sunny morocco that makes me feel all happy inside while sipping on my margarita, chatting about lady things.:)" - Shana Halligan
Gracias Madre, Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, USA
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boutique
Recess LA
"GORGEOUS vintage, one of a kind pieces I lust for. When I have a performance or need something no one else will have , Marie is my girl over there." - Shana Halligan
Recess, North La Brea Avenue, L A, CA, USA
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bar
Karaoke Bleu
"Karaoke Bleu on Sawtelle is by far the most entertaining blend of hysterics I've ever experienced. After some sake and ramen across the street, staggering into this very dimly lit joint [and] watching an adorable 90 year old Hello Kitty'esque woman wail some Bon Jovi is truly all you need for a perfect night." - Shana Halligan
Karaoke Bleu, Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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The Del Monte Speakeasy
"It's so cozy, sweaty, vibey and seems to attract people that aren't really too worried about how cool or hipstered out they are, but that just want to shake it hard and get lost in the music. Loads of KCRW acts , amazing DJ's, and the owners are super sweet too." - Shana Halligan
The Del Monte Speakeasy, Windward Avenue, Venice, CA, USA
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Hotel Erwin
"For a very Southern Cali experience I would choose The Erwin in Venice. It has a beautiful rooftop bar, super cute rooms, [in] a very walkable neighborhood by Abbot Kinney, Main St, etc, and you have the beach!" -Shana Halligan
Hotel Erwin, Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA, USA
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landmark
The Gamble House
"Off the beaten path is The Gamble House in Pasadena. (Doc Brown's house in Back To The Future). Japanese, mid century modern, [a] natural aesthetic that is so unique and incredible." - Shana Halligan
The Gamble House, Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA, USA
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historic
The Bradbury Building
"The Bradbury Building downtown is a stunner. So many moments have been filmed there and it wraps you up in that nostalgia of very old Hollywood." - Shana Halligan
Bradbury Building, South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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coffee
Alfred Coffee
"My perfect pick me up treat, at around 4pm, is a macchiato at Alfred in one of their chocolate dipped wafer cone espresso cups. OMG. Let your nervous system activate." - Shana Halligan  
Alfred Coffee, San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA
bar
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The Rooftop by JG, Waldorf Beverly Hills
"My man and I discovered a mini vacation from LA and our toddler when we stumbled onto the rooftop of The Waldorf Hotel in Beverly Hills. Stunning view of the entire city, perfect sunset, steamy, loungey electronic music, and you get to dress up. It's our perfect date . After playing and drinking in more bars than I can possibly count, this feels really worth it. Aperol Spritz's all day." - Shana Halligan
The Rooftop by JG, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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Italian
Pasta Sisters
"A sweet Italian family came here to make the BEST hand made pasta imaginable, and the pesto on handkerchiefs of love is to die for. Super affordable and insanely delicious." - Shana Halligan
Pasta Sisters, Helms Avenue, Culver City, CA, USA
food
los angeles
Rosaliné
"Gorgeous, innovative, well balanced, and sexy peruvian flavors that make my mouth water as I talk about it. The chaufa paella is the best I've ever had. The hamachi ceviche is blissful and the pescado parrillero makes me cry. Drinks are insane too." - Shana Halligan  
Rosaline, Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, USA
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outdoors
Tree People
"They have lovely trails, lush and green and fresh air." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
TreePeople, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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shopping
Bouboulina
"Great hospitality, all kinds of beautiful and unique clothing and jewelry to suit all price ranges, boho-chique style, all very unique and one-of-a-kind designs for home decor, clothing and jewelry based in a mountain style neighborhood above the coast." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
Bouboulina, North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA, USA
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karaoke
Tokyo Delve’s Sushi Bar
"Every Wednesday night, Tokyo Delve's hosts a Karaoke night. They have been around for decades and have good food, a great bar and very fun and lively atmosphere." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
Tokyo Delve's Sushi Bar, Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA, USA
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Alfred Coffee
"We like them because they use good coffee beans and keep their machines nice and clean. Also, they have the unsweetened almond milk alternative which can be hard to find at most coffee joints. We usually order a hot chocolate, almond milk cappuccino with stevia and a banana/chocolate chip muffin." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
Alfred Coffee Studio City, Ventura Place, Studio City, CA, USA
food
Cactus Taqueria LA
"Cactus has been around for decades and has perfected the art of authentic Mexican street food. We like the humble atmosphere and shared table seating. All kinds of people eat there, their prices are great, everything on the menu is good and they are open late. Our usual order is a combination taco plate (chicken,fish or beef supreme style), quesadilla, lengua and carne asada burrito with avocado, cheese and sour cream, chips, pico de gallo and guacamole." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
950 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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No Name
Exclusive locale featuring updated American comfort fare, cocktails & impromptu music performances.
432 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
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Gjelina
Hot spot for seasonal New American cuisine presented in a rustic-chic dining room.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, United States
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Son of a Gun
"Eat the chicken sandwich at Son of a Gun."  —  BRÅVES
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
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Mohawk Man
"The have a great selection of scents and I [Johnny] am currently on the hunt. Plus Johnny's lady loves Mohawk General Store, so while she’s in there looking at shoes and dresses it’s nice to have a place to entertain himself."  —  BRÅVES
4017 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
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The Beverly Hills Hotel
"Beverly Hills Hotel. Stay simply for the Polo Lounge."  —  BRÅVES
9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
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Culver Hotel
"Another landmark would be the Culver City hotel, a 1920s building with a upstairs bar. It is certainly underrated, especially during happy hour."  — BRÅVES
9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, United States
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landmark
US Bank Tower
"Sometimes when it's smoggy at night it looks like the Eye of Sauron in the land of Mordor."  —  BRÅVES
633 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Bar Nine
"Best coffee in town is Bar Nine in Culver City. Order a Flat White, a strong 3/4 latte. They roast in house and only serve the best beans. The atmosphere is perfect."  —  BRÅVES
3515 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90232, United States
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Cafe Stella
"Best decor - African themed sorta kinda. Never seen anything quite like it. Totally subtle too. Best craft cocktails. The Coastline is a favorite drink. Jericho's favorite drink is a Manhattan, Thorald likes whiskey neat, and Johnny likes top shelf tequila."  —  BRÅVES
3932 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
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Avenue 26 Taco Stand
"It's right around the corner from our studio and serves the best tacos we've ever had. Go for the al pastor tacos. No doubt."  —  BRÅVES
Ave 26 Taco Stand, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Alternative Apparel
Laid-back boutique for a label producing comfortable cotton-jersey clothing for men and women.
1337 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291, United States
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shopping
Muji
Minimalist Japanese retailer with a wide range of generic products, including apparel and home goods.
2936 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
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bar
The Eagle
"It's a gay bar full of friendly, burly gay dudes :) I don't drink, so I usually just get a bottle of water."  —  Baths
4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
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Kitchen Story
"Cheap and delicious Korean food and it's never overwhelmingly busy. I get the Veggie Kimbap with no sesame oil." — Baths
2129 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, United States
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The Old Place
Ex-general store turned restaurant serves hearty American eats in a setting out of a Western film.
29983 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, United States
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shopping
General Store Venice
Eclectic boutique selling gifts, jewelry, and books plus vintage clothing in serene surroundings.   "I go to the General Store in Venice to get great stuff for my wife."  — Awolnation
1801 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, United States
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Cafe Habana Malibu
"I'm too embarrassed to do it myself, but Tim Commerford loves to sing at Cafe Habana and loves it."  —  Awolnation
3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, United States
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El Cid Flamenco
"I recently saw Irontom at El Cid, and it was small and amazing. It is a really cool place to see a more intimate show, and feel like your at an underground club in Tijuana."  —  Awolnation
4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
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The Native Hotel
"The Native Hotel is beautiful and well designed. You don't have an ocean view, but the decor is spot on." —  Awolnation
28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, United States
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outdoors
Sandstone Peak Trail
"There are multiple hikes to explore around here. The Sandstone Peak, also known as Mount Allen, is a good one and apparently the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. You can basically see the whole world up there."  — Awolnation
Sandstone Peak Trailhead, Yerba Buena Road, Malibu, CA, United States
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coffee
Le Cafe de la Plage
"Le Cafe De La Plage is really the only coffee option in Malibu and they have a wonderful Oat Milk Cortado I enjoy very much."  — Awolnation
29169 Heathercliff Rd ste 112, Malibu, CA 90265
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Saddle Peak Lodge
"Saddle Peak has a great Whiskey Bar upstairs tucked away with every whiskey imaginable and a great vibe. I like to try different rare whiskeys each time I go." — Awolnation
419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
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Melrose Trading Post
Open-air market features a range of vendors selling antiques, vintage goods and collectibles.  Open every Sunday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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The Federal Bar
"The Federal Bar in North Hollywood has real deal karaoke nights. Like a full band i.e. guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and drummer. And these talented musicians have memorized an arsenal of songs for anyone who signs up before the night closes. It's pretty damn cool." — Bryce Vine
5303 Lankershim Boulevard, CA, United States
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The Peppermint Club
"Peppermint Club is probably my new favorite venue. Love the vibe. Feels like we could be playing in any era." — Bryce Vine
8713 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, United States
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Post & Beam
"The owner is a man I know well, to say the least. I have spent the later part of my 20s especially admiring his drive to make the world a happier place through food. He opened his restaurant Post & Beam about 5 years ago in a neighborhood around Baldwin Hills that was nowhere near hip or up-and-coming. He built a place that today has helped shape the diverse community of interesting and thoughtful people in the greater Los Angeles area. This man is my father, Brad Johnson (he also opened the original Roxbury and Georgia in the 90s).  When I do drink, I prefer their Negroni or an Aviation." — Bryce Vine
3767 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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karaoke
los angeles
XLanes
"X-lanes. They've got private karaoke rooms as well as pool arcade games and bowling. It's high octane fun." — Raener
333 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States
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los angeles
Muddy Paw
"Muddy Paw. Great coffee, great pastries. And they help raise money for local animal rescues." — Raener
Muddy Paw Coffee Company, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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los angeles
La Cuevita
Laid-back spot boasting a large outdoor patio, cocktails & bar bites plus jazz on Sundays.
La Cuevita, North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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food
los angeles
Señor Fish
Cantina-style spot with a patio offering breakfasts, ceviche, tacos & regional Mexican specialties.
4803 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, United States
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Zebulon
"They have an eclectic variety of quality musical events, local and international acts and everything they promote is artistic and unique. They have a nice atmosphere inside with space for dancing, an outdoor patio under the stars, two bars, one in the club and another in the front parlor where you can also get some delicious, healthy, decadent artisanal food." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
2478 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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The Hi Hat
Cozy music venue and bar that offers intimate live performances and tasty comfort food.
5043 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Gus’s Lunch Box
Delicious Mexican food joint with a food truck and brick-and-mortar location.
2320 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Lassens Natural Foods and Vitamins
Lassens Food is a health food store chain with twelve locations in California.They focus on all natural products, organic produce, hormone-free meats and dairy, and herbs and vitamin supplements.
1631 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Black Star Canyon
Black Star Canyon is a remote mountain canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains, located on the eastern edge of Orange County.  It is popular among hikers and mountain bikers for its wild scenery.
Black Star Canyon, Orange County, CA, United States
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Swallow’s Inn
Old-school country-western bar offers a variety of handcrafted well drinks and karaoke amid quirky decor.
31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States
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The Wayfarer
Chic locale featuring creative comfort food, specialty cocktails, and a regular line-up of local bands.
843 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Montage Laguna Beach
Elegant seaside resort featuring fine dining, a luxurious spa facility, and a plethora of recreational and cultural programs.
30801 California 1, Laguna Beach, CA, United States
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Dana Point Harbor
Known as the "Whale Capital of the West," Dana Point Harbor is a scenic coastal destination for dining, shopping, and seaside activities.
Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA, United States
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Hidden House Coffee
Convivial coffee shop with an artsy vibe offering house-roasted espresso, pastries & patio seating.
31791 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States
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Turk’s Restaurant
Waterfront hangout with nostalgic decor featuring hearty seafood, burgers, beer, and classic cocktails.
34683 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA, United States
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Ballpark Pizza
Family-friendly pizza joint with a game room for kids and a BYOB policy for the adults.
31654 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States
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Tenants of the Trees
Dimly lit nightspot serving inventive craft cocktails in a rustic-chic setting with outdoor space.
2808 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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El Cid
Quirky neighborhood fixture offering tapas, paella, and weekend flamenco shows, plus live-music nights.
4212 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Guisados Tacos
Unpretentious taco spot earns buzz for its braised meat & veggie stews atop handmade tortillas.
1261 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Pacific Coast Highway
California State Route 1, more commonly known as the Pacific Coast Highway or simply PCH, is a major north/south highway with over 650 miles of scenic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA, United States
shopping
Mohawk General Store
Modern shop for trendy, designer apparel, shoes, swimwear, and lifestyle accessories for men & women.
Mohawk General Store, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Pattaya Bay Thai Restaurant
Relaxed cafe with colorful, beachy decor, Southeast Asian eats, karaoke, and boba tea.
Pattaya Bay Thai Restaurant, North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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landmark
Ennis House
The Ennis House is an iconic Los Angeles architectural landmark situated in the hills of the Los Feliz neighborhood.  It has been featured in a number of films, including Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill, for its unique aesthetic designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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landmark
2nd Street Tunnel
The 2nd Street Tunnel is a widely filmed and photographed landmark under Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles.  It has been called "the most recognizable city landmark most Americans have never heard of," by the Los Angeles Times.
620 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Lamill Coffee Boutique
Upscale cafe with elaborately prepared coffee and light Californian fare in a stylish, modern setting.
1636 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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The Friend
Playful neighborhood spot with pinball and disco balls, plus light fare, cocktails, beer, and wine.
2611 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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The Library Bar
Handcrafted cocktails & gastropub bites in a cozy setting with book-lined walls & leather couches.
630 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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Cha Cha Lounge
Eastside spot draws a boisterous crowd with foosball tables, photo booth, DJs & a thatched roof bar.
2375 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
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Blue Bottle
The namesake of the original bay area spot, this minimal 650-square-foot cafe serves espresso drinks and iced coffee.
1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
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shopping
Principessa
Upscale boutique and vintage shop in Venice.
1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
food
Wabi-Sabi
Go here for sushi, Japanese small plates, and great martinis.
1635 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
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Sushi King
Open only for dinner, this highly-rated sushi joint is a west side staple.
1330 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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Cliff’s Edge
Cliff's Edge offers a romantic dining atmosphere right in the heart of Sunset Junction. Stop by for happy hour, dinner, or weekend brunch.
3626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Del Monte Speakeasy

Operating as an actual speakeasy during the Prohibition era and located in the basement of Townhouse (the oldest bar in Venice), Del Monte continues on today as a music venue and bar with a burlesque atmosphere.

52 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
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The Varnish
Cocktails crafted with precision by some of L.A.’s best bartenders and excellent hospitality to boot. In 2012, The Varnish was awarded Best American Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail® 2012 Spirited Awards® in New Orleans.
118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
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Spitz
 Home of the Döner Kebab. A wonderful selection of Mediterranean-style street food, with vegetarian and vegan options available! 
1725 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Deus Cafe
Cafe offering an array of coffees, teas, and food items in Venice.
1001 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
food
Erewhon Market
Upscale market with local, sustainable and organic food.
7660 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Sushi Sushi
Beverly hills sushi spot serving authentic Japanese cuisine.
326 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
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Go Get Em Tiger
Relaxed wraparound counter dispensing sophisticated coffee & tea creations & pastries.
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
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Club Tee Gee
Ceramic lamps, brown wood paneling and newspaper clippings chronicling the bar's past complete the granny's living room feel of this old bar, which is often pretty empty thanks to its rear entrance and misleading, restaurant looking neon sign. Sports on the tube, classic rock on the juke, older locals on the stools and outsider-ish cliques filling up the booths all seem par for the course here. Even with Atwater's influx of cute cafes and boutiques, there's something about Tee Gee that'll just never be tren-dee.
3210 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
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Din Tai Fung
Sleek outpost of a renowned restaurant chain specializing in Taiwanese cuisine.
400 Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007, USA
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Jay’s Bar
Gastropub offering whiskey, craft beers on tap & comfort food.
4321-4343 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Cactus Store
Selection of rare & unique cacti from around the world.
1505 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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lodging
The Line Hotel
Hip lodging and fantastic food in a restored mid-century building in the middle of Koreatown.
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
shopping
Vacation Vinyl
Record store specializing in new & used vinyl & cassettes.
3815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
venue
The Wiltern
Beautiful Art-Deco venue which hosts a wide range of musical acts.
3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
shopping
Mount Analog
Record shop with an excellent selection of esoteric, hard-to-find LPs.
5906 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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World of Leggings
One-stops shop for women's leggings, pants, bodysuits, etc.
7207 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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Gimme Gimme Records
Awesome record store with many hard-to-find LPs. 
5810 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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PopKiller
Japanese-themed, artist designed t-shirts & accessories.
343 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Wombleton Records
Independent record shop with a curated selection of rare & vintage imported LPs & singles.
5123 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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coffee
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
The Portland-based coffee roaster and retailer now has a home in Los Angeles! Stop by for direct-trade coffee roasted in-house, along with brewing gear and whole beans.
806 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
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Frank N Hank
Cash-only watering hole with a pool table & jukebox set in a dimly lit, wood-paneled room.
518 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA
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Zankou Chicken
Zankou Chicken is a small, family-owned chain of Armenian and Mediterranean fast casual restaurants within the Los Angeles area.
7851 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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Xoia
Husband-and-wife team serving Vietnamese faves with a Mexican twist in a bright space with outdoor patio.
1801 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Homestate

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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L&E Oyster Bar
Fresh oysters, shipped in daily, plus clam chowder & small plates, in a classy, cozy setting.
1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Barney’s Beanery
This classic West Hollywood gastropub is the perfect destination for cheap beer, pool tables, and Rock'n'Roll history.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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Shibucho
Classic nigiri sushi & sashimi are the draw at this buzzy, throwback Japanese spot with no set menu.
3114 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
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Pine & Crane
Casual eatery offering a seasonal menu of Taiwanese & Chinese small plates, plus noodle & rice dishes.

1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Taix French Country Cuisine
Family-owned institution since 1927 serves tureens of soup & other French bistro staples.
1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Musso & Frank Grill

Waiters serve classic American fare & martinis to diners in red booths at Hollywood's oldest eatery.

6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Jumbo’s Clown Room

Jumbo's Clown Room is a strip club located on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. It was opened on July 27, 1970 and later became a strip club in 1980.

5153 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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The Black Cat
Upscale stop for American gastropub dining in classic tavern digs with leather booths & art.
3909 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Burrito King

Popular with late-night crowd, this no-frills stand dishes up cheap Mexican eats around the clock.

2109 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Cafe Stella

Classic French bistro fare served on a romantic patio or in a warm dining room with brick walls.

3932 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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House of Pies
Retro coffee shop serves huge menu of diner fare, including signature desserts, till the wee hours.
1869 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Prado

A longtime staple for Caribbean fare with mismatched chairs, a cloud mural ceiling & sidewalk seats.

244 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA
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Smog Cutter
Long-standing bar packs a boisterous crowd for karaoke & cocktails in a tiny, no-nonsense setting.
864 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Griffith Park
Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.  The park is also home to the Griffith Observatory, the L.A. Zoo, and the famous Hollywood Sign.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Teragram Ballroom

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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Griffith Park Observatory
Griffith Observatory sits on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park and provides a wide array of space- and science-related displays and exhibitions entirely for free to the public. "We don’t know if it’s underrated but, we were just admiring Griffith Observatory last night. Truly a timeless structure and when lit up at night, a beacon of hope for humanity in the City of Angels."  —  BRÅVES
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach is a California State Park featuring a boardwalk, wide sandy beaches, and Pacific Park, the historic amusement park on the iconic Santa Monica Pier. "The beach near Main + Ashland in Santa Monica: Parking is easy and the beach usually isn't too crowded and there's a ton of food and shopping very close by. It's the most all-in-one beach situation you can get while staying in a single parking spot."  —  Baths
1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
food
Papilles

Bright, art-filled bistro presents weekly set menus of modern French fare made with local produce.

6221 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Spacedust
Echo Park's new indie outlet: gifts, clothing and art.
2153 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Capitol Records
Historic record company founded in 1942.
1750 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Loteria Grill

Creative takes on classic Mexican eats plus a full bar keep this bright, airy chain outpost hopping.

6627 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 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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4100 Bar

Serving the neighborhood of Silver Lake, 4100 bar offers handcrafted cocktails in a chill, inviting atmosphere. Stop by on the weekends for some excellent BBQ served up by Barbeque Pit Stop.

1087 Manzanita St, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Pacific Dining Car
The only 24-hour fine dining establishment in Los Angeles, Pacific Dining Car has been serving up the best since 1921. True to its name, the restaurant features an original, vintage railcar from the same era where patrons can dine in style.
1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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Cafe Brass Monkey

Funky Koreatown fixture draws crowds with karaoke, specialty cocktails & a high-energy atmosphere.

3440 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, and is the final resting place of some of the city's most significant cultural icons.  The cemetery also hosts many cultural events, including music concerts and summer movie screenings. "We saw Bon Iver perform here at dawn. Everyone stayed the night in the cemetery and then Justin and co. took the stage at dawn. There’s something unsettling yet surprisingly chill about sleeping amongst the dead and waking to a life-bringing force such as music."  —  BRÅVES
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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Oaks Gourmet
Small shop selling a range of wine, spirits, craft beers, upmarket groceries & prepared food. 
1915 N Bronson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
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Mariscos 4 Vientos
Counter-service joint known for their ceviche and offering a range of other Mexican eats & seafood dishes.
3332 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023, USA
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Eagle Rock Brewery
Chill taproom pouring house beers & flights in a spare space with food trucks in the parking lot.
3056 Roswell St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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R Bar
A password is required for entry at this speakeasy-style bar (complete with karaoke and a jukebox).
3331 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005, 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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Bronson Canyon
This section of Griffith Park has man-made caves to explore, as well as trails & scenic views of the Hollywood sign.
3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
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Akbar
Lively, gay-friendly bar with an unpretentious vibe, tiny dance floor & well-stocked jukebox.
4356 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is a world-famous amphitheater that hosts performances of jazz, classical, and modern orchestral and vocal music. "It’s big, it’s beautiful, it’s outdoors, it’s filled with music, and you can bring your own booze."  —  BRÅVES
2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
lodging
Chateau Marmont Hotel

Lodging with Old Hollywood glamour, plus a pool, an intimate restaurant & an elegant cocktail bar.

8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA
food
Sushi Ike
Traditional sushi restaurant in the heart of Hollywood.
6051 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Vista Theatre
The Vista Theatre is a historic single-screen movie theater located in Los Feliz on the border with East Hollywood.
4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Ruen Pair

Traditional Thai restaurant keeping late hours.

5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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The Coffee Cup Cafe

Bustling cafe serving coffee & homestyle breakfast & lunch options, including vegetarian dishes.

3734 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, USA
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Best Shawarma
Serving a variety of shawarmas, kebabs & falafel.
602 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202, USA
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Tonga Hut
Laid-back tiki bar offering fruity drinks, lava-rock fountains & eclectic tunes on the jukebox.
12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606, USA
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Future Music

Neighborhood music shop with a wide range of instruments plus repairs & a performance space.

5112 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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Amoeba Music LA
Music fans head to this bustling shop for its huge selection of vinyl, video & CDs, plus live shows.
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Salt’s Cure
Serving creative California-sourced dishes and charcuterie made in house.
1155 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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Cecil Hotel
The Cecil Hotel(now rebranded as Stay on Main) in Downtown Los Angeles (640 S. Main Street) is a budget hotel with 600 guest rooms. The Hotel is known for several suicides and its criminal activity which includes three murders.Most notably, the hotel was the reported residence for serial killers Richard Ramirez in 1985 and Jack Unterweger in 1991.
640 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
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Donut Friend
Made-to-order artisinal donuts with variety of sweet & savory flavor options. Vegan options available! 
5107 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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Echo Park Lake
Beautiful recreational park and lake in the heart of Echo Park.
751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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El Atacor
You have, no doubt, tasted a potato taco, but not like the wonderment of civilization that is the potato taco at this taqueria chain's outpost on the fringes of Glassell Park.
3520 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Union Station (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Union Station is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.

800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Bob Baker Marionette Theater
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, founded by Bob Baker and Alton Wood in 1963, is the oldest children's theater company in Los Angeles. In June 2009, the theater was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Troubadour
The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, USA, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills.
9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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The Charlie Hotel
This cluster of vintage English-style cottages and gardens, with apartments and whole homes for hire, once belonged to Charlie Chaplin. In a residential area, this complex is 2 blocks from Melrose Avenue's shops and restaurants.
819 N Sweetzer Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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Ocean Seafood Restaurant

Comfortable dining room known for its dim sum lunch featuring a wide variety of seafood dumplings.

750 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Sushi Nishi Ya

Sushi house tucked inside a strip mall, offering only fixed-price omakase (chef's choice) meals.

1712 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201, USA
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The Roxy

The Roxy Theatre is a famous nightclub, on the Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, California. The Roxy is owned by Lou Adler and Adler's son, Nic, who operates the club.

9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
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ArcLight Hollywood

The ArcLight Hollywood is a 14-screen multiplex located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park is a California state park located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within Los Angeles County, California. It is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
20828 Entrada Rd, Topanga, CA 90290, USA
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Sundance Sunset Cinema
Modern spot for new releases with reserved seating as well as cocktails, craft beer & unique eats.
8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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Fonda Theatre
Popular concert venue in Hollywood. Designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style, the 31,000-square-foot theater has hosted live events, films, and radio broadcasts.
6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Bagatelle Records
Record store selling collectible LPS and 45s 
260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
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La Poubelle
Vibrant eatery serves cocktails & French bistro classics into the wee hours, plus sidewalk seating.
5907 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Red Lion Tavern
German establishment serving sausage, schnitzel & beers in a chalet-style space or on its rooftop beer garden.
2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
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El Prado

Cozy, wood-paneled watering hole lures locals with craft beers, select wines & vinyl music.

1805 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Miyako Hotel
This contemporary hotel fronted by a towering wooden pagoda in the Little Tokyo Historic District is a block from the Japanese American National Museum and the closest light-rail station.
328 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Jet Rag
Vintage store with a large selection.
825 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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Seven Grand

Home to one of the largest whiskey sections this side of the Mississippi, Seven Grand has set the standard for what makes a premium cocktail in Los Angeles. Located in the historic part of downtown and possessing a vintage hunting lodge feel, the bar itself features live music, pool, and private party areas. 

515 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
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Bearded Beagle
Recycled / vintage clothing store
5926 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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Square One
American breakfast & lunch menu uses local & organic ingredients at this low-key spot with a patio.
4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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The Magic Castle
The Magic Castle, located in Hollywood, is a nightclub for magicians and magic enthusiasts, as well as the clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts.
7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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La Casita Mexicana

Cozy and colorful eatery serving creative Mexican dishes.

4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201, USA
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The Lyric Theater
Nonprofit theater for music & comedy in a hip, casual space designed by neighboring Voila! Gallery.
520 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Long Beach Art Theatre

Restored 1920s theater with a wine & coffee bar mostly screening independent films & documentaries.

2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, USA
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Greenblatt’s Deli
Traditional deli and wine shop.
8017 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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Watts Towers
The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town"), are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. The towers were designed and constructed solely by Sabato Rodia over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954, and are an example of Italian-American naïve art. Materials include steel rebar, concrete wrapped with wire mesh and pieces of porcelain, tile, and glass. The structures are decorated with found objects, including bottles, ceramic tiles, seashells, figurines, mirrors, and much more.
1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002, USA
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Max Karaoke
Located  in the Little Tokyo Shopping Center downtown. Bring your own booze, and scope out their new additions to their song catalog online beforehand.  

333 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
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Franklin & Company

Retro-chic spot pairs creative pub grub, such as blue cheese tater tots, with a curated drinks menu.

5923 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Upright Citizens Brigade
Home of the alternative comedy troupe that launched many well-known TV & film stars' careers.
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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The Dresden
Featured in the film "Swingers," this throwback lounge offers classic Continental eats & live music.
1760 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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4th Street Vine

Art lines the walls of this convivial combination wine bar/shop featuring small plates & live music.

2142 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, USA
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Squaresville
2-story vintage store carrying clothing, shoes & accessories for men & women, plus designer pieces.
1800 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Huntington Library
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is one of the world’s most extensive cultural, research, and educational centers. The Library houses over 420,000 rare books and over 7 million manuscripts largely spanning British and American history. Notable works include the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible on vellum, the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, and a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works. The art collection showcases many 18th- and 19th-century British and French art, and1690s to the 1950s American art, including Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, Mary Cassatt’s Breakfast in Bed, and Edward Hopper’s The Long Leg. The Botanical Gardens spans 120 acres and includes the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden. The camellia collection is one of the largest in the country. Other important botanical attractions include the Subtropical, Herb, Jungle, and Palm gardens.
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, USA
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Headline Records
Record store pecializing in punk, ska and garage albums, as well as t-shirts & collectible vinyl.
7706 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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The Smell

The Smell is an all-ages, alcohol and drug-free, punk rock/noise/experimental venue in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The Smell, notable for its DIY ethic, is home to many of the area's avant-garde performers and artists.

247 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Elysian Park
Nestled near Dodger's stadium, Elysian Park offers paths for walking and biking, as well as a great view of downtown.
929 Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Bootleg Theater
Popular venue which pays host to indie bands, as well as theater, spoken-word, and poetry events.
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
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Ye Rustic Inn

Lively tavern draws a crowd with budget drinks & bar bites, including wings & weekend breakfast.

1831 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Curve

High-end women’s boutique offers trendy designer fashions, shoes & accessories in a chic interior.

154 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048, USA
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Hank’s Bar
Hank's is the ultimate dive. It's close to the Staples Center, so if you want to get a drink before/after the game or concert, you gotta hit Hank's. It's a hole in the wall dive bar, hidden in the lobby of the Hotel Stillwell on Grand (between 8th & 9th Street).
840 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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The Prospector

Long-running frontier-themed steakhouse & saloon hosting live local bands & karaoke nights.

2400 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804, USA
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Joe Jost’s

This unpretentious tavern opened in 1924 serves no-frills sandwiches, pickled eggs & hot dogs.

2803 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804, USA
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HMS Bounty
This neighborhood watering hole draws a diverse crowd with its low-key vibe & kitschy, nautical decor. Enjoy bar eats like fish and chips and a Monte Cristo sandwich, and a dearth of craft draft beers.
3357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
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Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe

Family-run pizzeria turns out Chicago-style, deep-dish pies with vegan options, plus bread pudding.

1800 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is an internationally recognized architectural landmark and one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world.
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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The Echo
Music venue and nightclub in Echo Park known for their punk rock shows and monthly dance parties like the popular Emo Nite, which attract long lines of fans.
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Los Compadres

Festive Los Angeles restaurant chain with classic Mexican dishes. 

3229 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804, USA
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Vintage Los Feliz Theatre

Historic 1923 cinema features 3 pint-sized theaters with digital sound & picture.

1822 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Self-Realization Fellowship at Lake Shrine
The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a Temple, Shrine, and beautiful Meditation Garden open to anyone who seeks a quiet oasis for meditation, prayer, or receiving the teachings of Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda, who is credited for introducing millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation.
17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA
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Big Foot Lodge
Lively bar with Yellowstone-like decor that serves novelty drinks & hosts events, such as bingo.
3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
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Silverlake Farmers Market
On Tuesdays and Saturdays, right in the heart of Silverlake, this market features fresh local produce, vintage clothing, ready-to-eat meals and more.
3700 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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El Rey Theater
The El Rey Theatre is a live music venue located on Miracle Mile. This art deco building was designed by Clifford A. Balch in 1936 and still retains much of its art deco roots.
5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Dragonfly Bar

Low-key venue draws a crowd with eclectic programming, including reggae, burlesque & DJ nights.

6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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New Beverly Cinema
The New Beverly Cinema is a historic movie theater. Housed in a building which dates to the 1920s, it is one of the oldest revival houses in the region. Committed to celluloid, the New Beverly solely project films in 35mm print. After 10 years of being a benefactor of the theater, Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino became owner and head programmer in 2014, and schedules the vast majority of the monthly programming. Occasionally films are screened from Tarantino's private collection. Midnight screenings are held on Friday and Saturday.
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Hermosillo
Rotating draft beers, wine & creative spins on global bar bites.
5125 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
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Intelligentsia

The coffeebar reflects the spirit of its neighborhood with its casual, uncluttered décor. A white Carrera marble bar stands center stage, featuring Intelligentsia’s internationally recognized baristas brewing up coffee made to order and crafting spectacular espresso drinks.

3922 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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El Flamin Taco
Originally known as “Los Cuates," this taco truck is an LA staple. Looking for the bright LED lights!
2028 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, 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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Taco Zone
Popular taco truck located in the Von's parking lot in Echo Park.
1342 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
lodging
Ace Hotel Los Angeles
"The Ace Hotel has a great rooftop bar and patio under the stars with hot tub. They also have the beautifully decorated Ballroom downstairs where they book amazing concerts and events with world renowned artists The restaurant has great food options, nice drinks and great coffees and teas." — Diana Purim & Eyedentity
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
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Harvard & Stone

Buzzy bar with a factorylike vibe offers inventive cocktails, live music & burlesque some nights.

5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Mom’s Tamales
Family-run kitchen fixing up handmade tamales & traditional Mexican eats for breakfast & lunch.
3328 Pasadena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA
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Painted Bird
Vintage and designer clothing / accessories
4208 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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Pho Café
Minimalist, cash-only restaurant serving hot bowls of pho. Vegetarian options available
841 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Brite Spot
An Echo Park neighborhood staple for decades and just a stone's throw from Echo Park Lake, Brite Spot serves up delicious housemade pies and classic diner fare with a modern twist (vegetarian and vegan options available). 
1918 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Wasteland
High-end clothing boutique selling new, gently used & vintage women's apparel, shoes & accessories.
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
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Al Wazir Chicken
Shawarma, rotisserie chicken, falafel, and other Mediterranean fare. 
6051 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Silverlake Ramen
Casual noodle bar presents a traditional Japanese menu starring ramen soups
2927 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, 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
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Melrose Trading Post
Open-air market on Sunday mornings featuring antiques vendors, vintage fare, and more.
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
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Sqirl
Breakfast & lunch fare featuring innovative international-inspired dishes and housemade jams. Crowds gather at this tiny hot-spot but lines move quickly.
720 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
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101 Coffee Shop
Retro-style diner whips up American coffee-shop eats.
6145 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Ramayani

Family-owned restaurant with a wide array of traditional Indonesian and vegetarian fare.

1777 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
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Checkers Hotel
Boutique-style hotel in DTLA.
535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
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The Well
Stylish but mellow cocktail spot offers bar bites, extended happy-hour deals & a popular jukebox.
6255 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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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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All Star Lanes

Casual spot for bowling & drinks in a relaxed retro setting with live music & karaoke.

4459 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
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Village Tavern

Hip gastropub doing a mix of Mexican BBQ & American bar food in a funky, loftlike setting.

3218 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
shopping
Intermix

NYC-born chain of upscale women's clothing stores, also offering on-trend shoes & accessories.

110 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
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Edendale
Buzzing American eatery with a big bar scene on a romantic patio or in the tin-ceilinged lounge.
2838 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
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Stories

Quaint store offering new & used books plus coffee & food, with an outdoor patio for special events.

1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Jacknife Records & Tapes
New, used & rare LPs, CDs, cassettes, vintage clothing & posters.
3149 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, 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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Rose Bowl Flea
Large monthly flea market featuring an eclectic array of crafts, apparel, antiques & other goods.
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
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The Satellite

Hip neighborhood mainstay for local & established indie bands often presents free shows.

1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Redwood Bar & Grill

Festive Downtown institution offering pub grub & live music in a sunken pirate ship setting.

316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Tiki-Ti’s
Tropical drinks and tikis everywhere!
4427 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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Pa Ord Noodle

Cash only, no-frills Thai eatery. 

5301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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The Shrimp Lover Hollywood

Thai and Cajun seafood joint with patio seating in the heart of Hollywood.

5112 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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