You can generally forgive beer gardens for having subpar food - you’re there to get drunk off an obscure German pilsner and soak up some of that alcohol with some carbs. But when a beer garden with solid food comes around, we realize what we were missing. Wirtshaus is one of those spots - it’s somewhat sleepy, but the modern German food is way better than you’d expect. Another nice surprise: they do a bottomless brunch.
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Chao Krung is one of the oldest Thai restaurants in LA with a newly revamped menu that’s tremendous.
When it comes to old standbys, El Coyote is about as accurate as that term gets. Come here for the drinks, the history, the atmosphere, the conversation, and inevitably, the sloppy walk home.
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Rasselbock is a Long Beach biergarten that’s also one of the city’s best places to watch a game.
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
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Biergarten might look like just another Koreatown sports bar, but this German-Korean bar has a menu different from everything else in the city.
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