In Los Angeles, just because a bar is crowded, it doesn’t mean you want to be spending time there (in fact, the opposite is often true). But Lowboy is an exception. This spot on Sunset in Echo Park has been crowded since the day it opened, and it’s a great place to meet people - they’ve got fun music, a mellow crowd, and a good beer list. They even have a surprisingly solid smashburger. The real reason you’re here, though, are the cocktails - like the particularly lethal Viva Sandia with vodka, coconut milk, and watermelon.
More spots in Echo ParkSee more
Does Dinette remind you of Paris? Is the place hip? Was your breakfast sandwich so super expensive that OF COURSE you’re having the time of your life?
Winsome started out as a solid Eastside brunch spot, and has evolved into something much more.
The food at Triniti in Echo Park is like what you’d find in a fancy restaurant. Except you’re eating it in a coffee shop.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
The New York-iest bar in Los Angeles, the Village Idiot is always there when you need it, and the British pub food is good too.
Suggested by our writers
When you need a last-minute reservation and you don’t want to settle, remember Ostrich Farm - a seasonal American spot in Echo Park.
Cosa Buona in Echo Park proves that a neighborhood pizzeria joint can actually exist in LA.
Society Room is a speakeasy inside Conservatory in West Hollywood, and it’s an excellent place for a cocktail.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more