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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Broken Shaker is the rooftop bar at Freehand Hotel downtown with great views and good enough cocktails to make up for its aggressive scene.
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Joxer Daly’s in Culver City is where you go if you want to catch the Manchester vs. Chelsea game and drink beer with a guy named Torrey from Leeds.
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Anaheim Packing House is a massive food and beverage hall in downtown Anaheim and a great night out for all ages.
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Zinc Café & Market
Zinc Cafe & Market in the Arts District is the closest thing that LA has to a fully-functional coffee resort.
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