Bodega is a massive wine bar at Broadway and Lincoln in Santa Monica with a good bottle list, a food menu that’s better than it needs to be, and an atmosphere far more lively than your average wine bar. Their weekday Happy Hour from 5pm - 7pm gets you $6 glasses of wine as well.
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Giorgio Baldi is an Italian restaurant in the Palisades and one of the most insane celebrity hideouts in the city.
Swingers in Santa Monica is the place you always end up after the bars close. The lively atmosphere and solid diner food never disappoint.
Upper West might be in the Westside no man’s land, but this casual spot is definitely worth your time.
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Between the atmosphere, plating, and oh God, that cocktail menu, Cliff’s Edge hits on all cylinders when it comes to making your night feel like a NIGHT. Take note, Silver Lake: the finer things in life aren’t always boring.
Spoke Bicycle Cafe
Spoke Bicycle Cafe is an outdoor cafe and bike rental shop in Frogtown that you’ll want to visit even if you have no plans to ride a bike today.
The Oinkster Hollywood
The Eagle Rock transplant brings quality burgers and pastrami to Hollywood.
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Plant Food and Wine
For vegan fine dining, and one of the best patios around, Plant Food + Wine in Venice is the place.
For great, interesting wine, and excellent classic French food, Oriel in Chinatown is the place to be.
Sushi note is part sushi spot, part wine bar, and unlike any other place to eat raw fish in the city.
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