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Top bar recommendations from locals

French Restaurant
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“Another great atmosphere! Decent French restaurant, but we go for the drinks and atmosphere. Make reservations because it gets very busy! You can always grab a pre dinner drink whether dinner is there or not and the bar is a bit hidden and has a different entrance.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Mohawk Bend is located in a retrofitted 100-year-old silent movie theater and is one of my favorite places to eat and hang out with friends or just go by myself and have a pizza during Happy Hour. They have a ton of California craft beers & a delicious locally sourced American menu with options for all diets. They have a great Happy Hour during ~ Mon – Fri: 3 PM – 7 PM ~ Fri – Sat: 11 PM – Close ~ Sun – Thurs: 10 PM – Close. There is usually a wait during peak hours so I would recommend making a reservation unless you're visiting during HH. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Echo Parks most famous music venue. It’s small and intimate with a decent sized patio area outside. When The Rolling Stones played a surprise show here it basically shut down Echo Park for the night. ”
  • 149 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very popular among locals. Perfect for a couple of drinks and appetizers before starting your night out with friends.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Mid priced seafood restaurant (obviously) specializing in oysters. Book in advance, it gets crowded. If there are no tables go upstairs to the bar. Oyster specials available up there too. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Very cute and very tasty! Be prepared to wait in a bit of a line, but you won’t regret it!”
  • 123 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hip local watering hole. Brooklyn vibes. LA whiskey bar. Awesome happy hour.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Nightly shows and party nights, great booking, from underground bands to big name djs ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Garden-sourced, wood-fired fare in a neighborhood spot
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“My favorite place for dinner in the neighborhood. I like to sit at the bar if I'm on my own or with another person. The bartenders are super friendly. Also a popular place for brunch on weekends.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the grittier side of Echo Park, but the place to go if you want to dance as the DJ's are local kids with residencies. Caution: A lines does usually form later in the night, particularly after Dodger games.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Beer Shop
“Amazing draft beer selection. Also has coolers full of bottles and cans that you can drink in the bar or take to go.”
  • 109 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“a unique German style ale House with a full menu of food and a great Bavarian beer list. it has multiple levels with plenty of room”
  • 88 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“a bar with interesting beer and wine selection with eclectic vinyl playing ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Legendary music venue. You can sometimes see some great bands here, but not always. They have drinks if you need one or more. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Wine Shop
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“If you need some wine, this place has it. It's also right next to Rockaway Records if you need to pick up some music!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Great local gay bar, comedy shows on Tuesdays and great DJs on the weekends!”
  • 73 locals recommend