Las Perlas is a mezcal bar in DTLA with excellent drinks and a low-lit, divey atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to bring a date or a couple of close friends and find a booth or corner to hole up in.
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Sora is a new conveyor belt sushi joint inside the Wilshire Grand downtown with grocery store quality sushi and sky-high prices.
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A Filipino rice bowl stand in Grand Central Market from the people behind Republique. Sari Sari Store lives up to expectations.
Philz Coffee might bring in the crowds, but there’s no denying it’s one of the best spots in the city to get work done.
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One of the original rooftop bars in DTLA, Perch has a French-leaning menu and views for days. Put it on your list for your next downtown date.
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
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