The Escondite is one of those downtown spots that you either know about or you don’t. And if you do know about it, you don’t want anybody else to. That’s because this somewhat hidden bar/restaurant kind of has it all: live music, no cover, excellent drinks, solid bar food, and a cool vibe with great patio views of the downtown skyline. Just don’t tell anybody.
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Rossoblu is a fancy Italian restaurant in the Fashion District, and one of the best restaurants to open in LA in a long time.
Cento Pasta Bar
Cento, a lunch-only spot inside Mignon Wine Bar in DTLA, serves some of the best pasta in the city.
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Barney's original location in West Hollywood still has that old-school charm and vibe you want.
The Library Alehouse
If you’re a beer person on the Westside, The Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is your place.
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Zinc Cafe & Market in the Arts District is the closest thing that LA has to a fully-functional coffee resort.
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