321 North Vermont Ave , Los Angeles, CA, US, 90004

  • Phone: (323) 665-0344
  • Fax: (323) 665-1152
3.8 out of 5 (119 reviews)
72% of guests recommend this hotel
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  • Bars & Cafes

    »Sanjang Coffee Garden

    Nestled discretely in the hills of Silverlake, Sanjang attracts in-the-know hipsters with delicious café fare served late amid rustic surroundings. The multi-level café has table seating on the deck or balcony surrounding a central outdoor courtyard complete with fire pit and chairs. Patrons are made comfortable with heat lamps and blankets, and each table has a buzzer for summoning staff. Menu offerings include coffee, tea, shaved ice and frozen yogurt, along with snacks such as ramen, pizza, curry and various desserts. Keep in mind that smoking is permitted among outdoor seating. Free WiFi and refills on select coffees are bonuses.

    101 South Virgil Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90004

    »Faultline Bar

    Faultline Bar has everything you'll need for a night on the town. Wall-to-wall men? Check. Two full bars? Check. Covered patio? Check. Pool table (in case the crowd doesn't hold your interest?) Check. For a good time, check out the action at this place. There's a better-than-not chance that you won't be disappointed at Faultline! One of the best gay bars of the city, it cannot be missed. Visit website for more information.

    4216 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    »The Smog Cutter

    Although the neighborhood isn't great, Smog Cutter is certainly safe enough to hang in for a night. The crowd is a nice mix of regular locals and those who know how to find a safe bar with friendly prices. The karaoke machine offers its own brand of entertainment, although that's not always a good thing. Don't be fooled by it's rough exterior - this is a great place to forget your troubles. The bar does not accept credit cards, so keep some cash ready.

    864 North Virgil Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    »Cafe Mak

    This upscale cafe is the perfect alternative to a bar. A great hangout after the dance club or a late night movie. Cafe Mak is the size of a full-service restaurant, but the waiters only serve gourmet, coffee, tea, and pastries. If you get hungry press the button on your table, the waiter will come right over and take your order for a sandwich. On cold nights, they light up wood-burning fireplaces. And you can reserve a booth or the back room for a private game of poker.

    612 Shatto Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90005

    » Mok Maru Jong Sul Jip

    This roomy Korean sports bar provides a clever indoor/outdoor hybrid setting, with large openings in the roof slats that allow for smoking on the premises. Sul Jip’s extensive menu includes a proper lineup of staple Korean dishes and bar snacks. Shortly after you’re seated, you are served a complementary bowl of peanuts steeped in salty marinade and a kimchi pancake. No need to worry about flagging down your waitress in this busy joint as the ubiquitous call button, implemented throughout K-town, allows you to page a member of the staff over at any time. Perfect for continuing to consume your nibbles and imbibe your soju or beer at your own pace, without a care in the world. -Jamie Zum

    222 North Western Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90004

    »Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Wilshire and Vermont

    Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries.

    3183 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    »The HMS Bounty Restaurant-Bar

    Walking into this long-time haunt is like stepping back in time. Although the place has been open since the 1930s and hasn't changed all that much since, no one's complaining. The nautical theme is evident in the decor. The small menu (fish & chips, sandwiches, etc.) and the crusty regulars, are as friendly as they are devoted to this watering hole. A slightly younger crowd fills the place on weekends. This is a really fun place that's definitely not like every other place out there.

    3357 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    »Café Tropical

    If Castro had known about this place, he might have skipped out on the political ideals to come stuff his face with Guava Cream Cheese Pie, the house specialty, all day long instead. Apart from its lengthy list of guilt-inducing desserts, this Cuban-influenced coffeehouse serves up strong cafés con leche (coffees with milk for all the gringos out there), exotic drinks and juices, and freshly baked breakfast croissants. They're also riding the Eco-friendly wave; they use sustainable business practices, including compostable packaging and waste minimization. They've been keeping Silver Lake residents full and happy since 1975, though the free WiFi is a new addition.

    2900 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90026

    »Thirsty Crow

    Here finally is a no-nonsense bar-lounge in Silver Lake with just enough nostalgic class to set it apart from a teeny bopper / scenester hangout, without making it exclusive, elitist or overdone by any means. The place has an air of a good old speakeasy, bedecked with mahogany, smoky mirrors, snug leather booths and a jukebox. It is frequented by older hipsters and artists and musicians of all ages, popular and well-attended throughout the week. The quality and variety of classical drinks is somewhat of a matter of pride with Thirsty Crow, whose bartenders deftly serve mint juleps, old fashioned, manhattans and gimlets mixed to perfection, strong and smooth. The prices are refreshingly trim, encouraging patrons to go back for seconds time and again. -Jamie Zum

    2939 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90026

    »Brass Monkey

    A popular neighborhood hangout, this dive bar gets rowdier and rowdier as the night progresses and the drinks keep flowing. Located in Koreatown, the place is often filled with enthusiastic locals. It can be quite seedy at times, but the kitschy atmosphere more than makes up for the seediness. The drinks are very cheap and the owners are relaxed and friendly; it is the kind of place you could make a regular stop on your bar-hopping circuit.

    3440 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90005

    »4100 Bar

    Located in the area known as Sunset Junction, between Silver Lake and Hollywood, 4100 Bar has become an integral part of east-sider nightlife. An apt place for the hipster, it attracts the eclectic gay, straight and bi-sexual crowd. With a red oblong bar in the middle of a spacious room and tables covered in intricate dragon patterns, the entire space adds to loquaciousness while a giant Buddha statue towers above and watches all.

    1087 Manzanita Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    »Casbah Café

    This politically-aware coffee shop has it all. It's got the sensual charm and earthy colors of a Moroccan tea house; the organic soy options and rocking play list of a hip LA scene; and the gourmet cheeses and olive-oil-laden dishes of a Mediterranean restaurant. Try any one of their delicious soups, salads, or sandwiches...though the Casbah specialties are guaranteed to wow, the spicy Tortilla Espianola and Zucchini Fritata are almost too tasty to pass up. If coffee and relaxation are called for, then the impressive list of espresso drinks and good jams will please any crowd.

    3900 West Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
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