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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If you want goat birria, Birrieria Gonzalez should absolutely be your number one choice.
Ramen Hood is an all-vegan ramen spot in Grand Central Market that's somehow actually delicious.
Simply put, Broken Spanish serves some of the greatest Mexican food in Los Angeles.
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Village Tavern’s not fine dining but if you pick your dish right, you can still have a good time. And even if you pick your food wrong, this place is just too damn likeable for you to get <i>too</i> upset.
OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
The New York-iest bar in Los Angeles, the Village Idiot is always there when you need it, and the British pub food is good too.
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Kasih is an Indonesian restaurant in Little Tokyo that works well for a nice casual dinner you don’t have to plan in advance.
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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