Communal List: Favorite Los Angeles Spots (Suggestions Requested!)
Experiment: suggest your favorite LA spot (bar, restaurant, venue, intersection, secret make out point, etc.) and it'll get added to the list. Relist this if you please to get more suggestions.
- •LargoThe best comedians. The best music. A perfect little theater. Constant surprises and only-at-Largo moments. This small theater is the best thing in LA, hands down.
- •Petit Ermitage RooftopSunday brunch next to the pool - any month of the year - with 360 degree views of LA will remind you why you live in this city.
- •Zuma BeachSuggested by @Lilysaltz
- •Santa Monica bike path. My happy place in LASuggested by @Waz
- •Golden RoadGreat craft beer, delicious pub fare, unpretentious atmosphere. Great for a large group of friendsSuggested by @Waz
- •Amir's Garden - A secret garden created in the 70's and tucked away into the foothills of Griffith Park.Suggested by @patrickrogers
- •Cole's / The VarnishIn downtown LA there is a very simple, great bar and restaurant called Cole's. It's been there a long time. It has character but it also spacious. It has a great bar and very good old fashioned American food (French dip sandwiches, sweet potato fries) served until late. In the back is The Varnish, a windowless speakeasy bar with even better cocktails and a pianist on Mondays and Tuesday's. The Varnish is the spot, but seats are scarce, and Cole's is way better than a decent backup.Suggested by @bjnovak
- •The Last BookstoreSuggested by @shannon
- •The Original Farmer's MarketThe Grove is a terrible, terrible place, but there are few places I love more than the old Farmer's Market. Tons of great food (shout out to the Brazilian BBQ), good people watching, and just an overall good energy. Great place to bring a book and read/eat by yourself, or perfect for groups. Always worth the terrible parking.
- •Huntington GardensTechnically in San Marino, BUT: do you like flowers and trees? How about really pretty art? And how do you feel about like little miniature worlds? Succulents? Herbs? I thought so.
- •The Museum of Jurassic TechnologyI don't want to tell you about it, I just want you to go.
- •Libros Schmibros & Guisados Tacos in Boyle HeightsLibros is a fantastic donor-supported 2nd hand book shop that also functions as a lending library for the neighborhood. Guisados, a few blocks away, features some truly delicious three dollar tacos. Combo is a Kazan family Christmas classic.