Drinking at The Friend feels like you’re drinking on the set of a 90’s WB show. There are tiny striped awnings on the walls, fake windows that don’t actually look outside, and just about everything is painted pink. And frankly, we’re ok with this reality. The Silver Lake bar does get pretty crowded on the weekends, but the weeknights remain calm and the kind of casual local cocktail bar that will actually have you believing you’re on a 90’s TV show. Tables are limited though, so get there early if you want a seat.
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