Simmzy’s is pretty much a SoCal chain these days, but the Burbank location is great because it’s huge. Also, it’s a five-minute drive from whatever major Burbank studio you’ve been slaving away in all day. The beach-themed restaurant/bar has a weekday happy hour from 4pm-7pm, surprisingly good bar food, and a laid-back atmosphere that you can actually unwind in with every other studio worker in the Valley.
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Tony’s Darts Away
One of the best sports bars in all of LA, Tony’s Darts Away has a fun atmosphere that never gets too rowdy and some excellent bar food.
Sushi Nishi-Ya might have a weird location on the Glendale/Burbank border, but this is an omakase experience worth driving for.
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Alcove Cafe & Bakery
Alcove may be the only restaurant in LA that’s as special as it is essential.
Plan Check downtown has great bar food and an even better beer list, an ideal combination for pre-gaming an event at Staples.
Playa Provisions is a four-concepts-in-one eating emporium, and the kind of all-day dining option this neighborhood needed.
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Laurel Tavern is fantastic neighborhood bar/restaurant smack in the heart of Ventura Blvd.
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye is a literary-themed bar/restaurant in Toluca Lake and where everybody goes with their boss after work.
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