They sure don’t run from the aggressive New Orleans theme at Little Easy, but we’re not complaining. This spot is a cool downtown gastropub with the right amount of rowdiness, and a Cajun-inspired menu we’ll continue to come back for, especially on weekends when they do a solid bottomless brunch.
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This divey Little Tokyo staple serves solid Asian fusion bar food and recently became known as a craft beer haven as well.
Blue Ribbon Garden at Walt Disney Music Hall
Blue Ribbon Garden is a hidden oasis next to the Walt Disney Music Hall and a great place to do some writing.
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Sal’s Gumbo Shack
Like the name implies, Sal’s Gumbo Shack is a Long Beach go-to for gumbo. But there’s a whole menu of great Southern food, too.
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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.
Sassafras in Hollywood has fantastic cocktails, live music, and a very aggressive Old South vibe.
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