Beer, beer, and more beer. Mohawk Bend has one of the finest (and most affordable) stocks of California beer in the city. But if you aren’t into the stuff, there are plenty of other reasons to stop by. The pretty impressive space used to be an old vaudeville theater and has a better-than-expected, vegan menu perfect for a casual date night. And for soaking up all those IPAs you’ve been drinking.
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Tsubaki is a new Japanese spot in Echo Park and one of the better izakaya experiences in the city.
Konbi is a daytime Japanese spot in Echo Park that’s famous for an egg salad sandwich. But it’s everything else that makes this place special.
Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe
Chicago deep dish vs NYC pizza rivalry aside, Masa is just a restaurant you want to be at.
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FishBar is a bar/seafood shack on the Northern edge of Manhattan Beach and one of the last truly local spots in the area.
The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
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Elf Cafe is a good place for a vegetarian Mediterranean dinner in Echo Park - as long as you order the right things.
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