A Korean-Mexican dungeon, this dark funky bar has full menu of delicious fusion dishes like kimchi quesadillas and galbi tacos for soaking up their lemongrass caipirinhas.
Neighborhood: Culver City
About as far as possible from Culver City—the wine bar capital of the region—Bacaro LA stands in the most incongruous of neighborhoods, West Adams, where it attracts Korean businessmen, downtown loft dwellers, and USC students…
A meal at this nonchalant wine bar might be composed of jamon iberíco, a few grilled stalks of chile-spiked broccolini, and a lemony nest of chitarra with pencil-thin asparagus.
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
Most nights it seems as if half the Valley is here, huddled at the bar for a peaty scotch cocktail or squeezed into a booth for a bowl of fennel-perfumed mussels.
Tip your hat to the life-size Willie Nelson cutout as you walk through the door of Cha Cha Lounge, and make a beeline for the other side of the straw-thatched bar, where you’ll find two pro-grade Tornado foosball tables…
Drago Centro is refined enough that an empty bowl for shells accompanies the linguine alle vongole, but on occasion chef-owner Celestino Drago and chef de cuisine Ian Gresick will roast a whole suckling pig.
At this downtown Arts District barcade, patrons are greeted by two things: a pair of tapsters and a satisfying din of whirs, blips, dings, and beeps emanating from more than 40 restored games
At 50, El Cid remains remarkably relevant, untouched by the effects of aging (OK, those nuts were a little stale) or the hipification of the surrounding Silver Lake and Los Feliz areas…
This is the place for thirsty parents to grab a craft beer with kids in tow. The tots running around the front patio on Sunday afternoons don’t seem to harsh the bar’s mellow vibe, which feels worlds away from Los Angeles.
At “Legendary Bingo” at Hamburger Mary’s, drag queen Belle Aire signals it ain’t church night when she hits the stage and trills, “Hello, bitches!” Men and women, gays and straights—all are welcome at the packed games…
A WWII-era bomb factory is the unlikely inspiration for a place that serves artisanal cocktails made with local spirits. The front bar and performance space (which hosts music and burlesque acts) is outfitted in industrial-steampunk style