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.
G&B is a coffee shop in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market from the same people as Go Get Em Tiger.
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The Shelby is a restaurant and bar in Beverly Grove that serves good steaks and sandwiches.
Modern Times Beer: The Dankness Dojo
The Dankness Dojo is a brewery/coffee shop/restaurant from the beer brand Modern Times.
Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
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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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