The Short Stop in Echo Park is part dive bar, part pool hall, part dance your face off slopfest. It’s excellent. Get there early on weekends or be prepared to wait. But otherwise expect a fun crowd who wants to have just as much fun as you do.
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The Semi-Tropic is a somewhat hidden coffee shop/bar/hangout space, and an ideal spot to get some work done.
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Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe
Chicago deep dish vs NYC pizza rivalry aside, Masa is just a restaurant you want to be at.
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