Los Angeles Downtown with Friends
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Downtown Los Angeles has enjoyed a renaissance, with nearby Silver Lake leading the way as L.A.'s most cutting-edge neighborhood. Great food, museums, and architecture abound at the heart of Southern California's metropolis—get below the surface, and you'll love L.A.
446 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
There is an inevitable question that’s asked once a show’s last encore has finished and the audience slowly begins to disperse: what’s next? The answer is easy for concertgoers of the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles, who can stroll to...
Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Who knew? But yes, there is an actual subway system in Los Angeles! It doesn't go out to the beach cities, but it's pretty slick and clean and full of public art. You may not get as far as you'd like, but consider it a trip to a free museum (well,...
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
I'm into hip-hop, and this music venue in Echo Park has the best local DJs spinning. A few months ago, Thom Yorke was popping up there jamming with his band. They also have a Prince vs. Michael Jackson night sometimes, which is the ultimate dance...
2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
I can't believe Runyon Canyon isn't more popular than it is. Now, don't get me wrong—people know about this place (it's a little more than busy on your average Saturday afternoon), but by and large the people here are local folks. For...
Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
609 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
Industriel's French-inspired dishes are prepared from the freshest Farmers Market ingredients and are presented with big-city grit. Distressed wood, colored crates, a dangling installation of Honey Bear bottles and Mason jars accentuate the...
8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
The bustling Joan’s on Third gourmet marketplace is a staple of the Los Angeles lunch scene. It is a revolving door of characters for which L.A. is known: celebrities, aspiring actresses, power moms, and entertainment industry executives....
1001 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Philippe's has been in Los Angeles for over 100 years, and, according to legend, invented the French Dip sandwich purely by accident, when a French roll fell into a roasting pan full of beef juice. There are no accidents—a classic was born! This...
856 Vermont Ave B, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
Smack in the middle of Los Angeles, Korea Town has long been known as the hub of Korean culture in California. Of course, Korean cuisine is a very important part of this culture, and this is what Soowon Galbi does very well. Let me me start by...
5410 W San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
Golden Road Brewing is a warehouse-style brewery that is fun, hip, and perfect for enjoying the beautiful and always-pleasant nights outdoors in L.A. The proprietors pride themselves on making sustainable beer for locals, and they also serve...
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
I guess you could say I’m more scavenger than shopper: nothing gets me more motivated than a pile of junk that could potentially house a one-of-a-kind find (I treat Los Angeles in the same way). So when it comes to second-hand shops,...
1714 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
The tiny shopfront, which benefits the non-profit literacy advocacy 826LA, stocks anything and everything you need for armchair time travel. Think dinosaur eggs to canned "mammoth chunks," spare robot parts to cod-scented "vikingodorants."
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