Atwater loves its dive bars and The Roost is one of its best. The no-frills, cash-only drinking spot is nearly pitch black inside and you want that at midnight on a Friday. You also want that dirt cheap well vodka because something about the smell of free popcorn in the air and all that cigarette smoke they’ll never get out of the furniture makes you crave nothing else.
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Salazar is a Mexican BBQ restaurant in Frogtown that’s gone from excellent to average in just a few short years. The patio, however, remains great.
Wax Paper is a tiny sandwich counter in a shipping container by the LA river, and yes - it’s as cool as that sounds.
All'acqua has solid, if slightly underwhelming cocktail and salad menus, but they set the course for some absolutely magical entrees. When taken as a whole, it makes for a more than solid meal.
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The Dresden Restaurant
The Dresden is a Los Feliz drinking landmark and home to Marty and Elayne, the jazz duo providing entertainment here for the past 35 years.
Looking to grab a quick nightcap in Atwater Village, but also feel like you're in a Parisian sewer duct? The Griffin is your answer.
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