We’re not sure what it is about this part of town and bars for LA’s biggest rivals, but San Francisco Saloon is a spot for all things 49ers, Warriors, and Giants. It’s a big, dark bar on Pico that, outside of game times (when the Saloon basically becomes the Bay Area), is a neighborhood spot that plays ’80s rock, serves a solid burger, and has affordable prices that you don’t often see in LA. Sit at the bar, get a burger and a beer, and chat with the bartender about what this part of Pico was like in 1988. There’s also a parking lot out back, which is always a plus.
More spots in West LASee more
Remember breakfast? The first meal of the day? We found it, alive and well, at John O’Groats.
This third location of Sichuan Impression in West LA has the same great Chinese food as the original, with a bigger space.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Stout is a burger and beer bar with good food and a low-key space that provides a needed break from the chaos of downtown Santa Monica.
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.
Suggested by our writers
Barney's original location in West Hollywood still has that old-school charm and vibe you want.
Audrey is the restaurant at the Hammer in Westwood, and a great place for some cocktails and dinner (whether or not you actually visit the museum).
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more