So the food's not bad, decent beer selection, a little bit overpriced, parking can be absolutely awful. But--if you're going to a show at UCB, you could do much worse. Oh, and the people can be a bit sceney.
Used to live right around the corner from here and would stop in semi-regularly to stock up on healthy snacks 'n foods. The only drawback, really, is that all that healthy goodness is a wee bit pricy. But if you're in the neighborhood, it can't be beat.
So it's Friday night. . .maybe you want to bathe in the mass of hipster humanity that calls Silver Lake home. Maybe you want to hear a local band. Maybe you want a drink in a reasonably divey joint. If any/all of those are true, go to Silverlake Lounge. Otherwise, avoid, avoid, avoid.
Not too much to say about this place--good local Mexican joint with live mariachis. The drinks are good, the food is tasty but unremarkable. . .good for satisfying that greasy food craving, but not worth a special trip.
This is where I take pilates (ewwww.) Kind of a cool place just off Melrose / LaBrea--all the basic equipment, cheap massages, accupuncture, and they have a dog who's there to say hi.
Yes, you've seen in it movies. Yes, Marty and Elaine have been croonin' since the mid 1800s. But, here's the thing: this place is actually good. Great place to chill, having a drink or 10, and listen to some decent music. The food ain't bad either. I tend to avoid it on weekend. . .but if you like crowds, go for it.
For what you get, you pay too much. That said, it's not a nice interior and isn't a bad place to grab a drink. There are, however, better asian / asian fusion options in the area on Hillhurst.
. . .this place is like the bastard stepbrother of its Glendale branch. Same delicious food, but the decor is pretty awful. Feels like a high school cafeteria with no air conditioning. That said: good food.
If you're looking for fairly basic thai in a clean restaurant with slightly more personality than other nearby places, check this place out. On a weekend night, do not even try to park in their lot. It's a mess; just find street parking.
Kind of a hidden (but not very well) gem tucked away in Hollywood. Great french toast, friendly service, and amazing desserts. The wait can be a little long on weekends, particularly when it's nice out. But if you get there early (10-ish or so), it's not that bad.