Simmzy’s is pretty much a SoCal chain these days, but the Burbank location is great because it’s huge. Also, it’s a five-minute drive from whatever major Burbank studio you’ve been slaving away in all day. The beach-themed restaurant/bar has a weekday happy hour from 4pm-7pm, surprisingly good bar food, and a laid-back atmosphere that you can actually unwind in with every other studio worker in the Valley.
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One of the best sports bars in all of LA, Tony’s Darts Away has a fun atmosphere that never gets too rowdy and some excellent bar food.
Sushi Nishi-Ya might have a weird location on the Glendale/Burbank border, but this is an omakase experience worth driving for.
Crawfords Pass is a sports bar in Burbank that's home to some of our favorite hot chicken in the city.
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Eggslut in Grand Central Market isn’t necessarily worth the usually-long lines, but they do make a good breakfast sandwich.
The Restaurant At The Nomad Hotel
The Restaurant at The NoMad in DTLA is a uniquely LA casual-feeling fancy restaurant.
Dave’s Hot Chicken
Dave's Hot Chicken is an order-at-the-counter shop in East Hollywood with very good hot chicken.
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Laurel Tavern is fantastic neighborhood bar/restaurant smack in the heart of Ventura Blvd.
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye is a literary-themed bar/restaurant in Toluca Lake and where everybody goes with their boss after work.
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