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1886 Bar

The old caretaker cottage at Pasadena’s historic Raymond Hotel (first opened in 1886) is located at the end of a shrub-lined pathway and surrounded by overhanging trees. Hidden within is…

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The Chestnut Club

Longtime restaurant cocktail consultants Steve Livingi and Pablo Moix's The Chestnut Club is a stripped-down lounge where bare brick walls and antique fixtures lend a certain dignified air. The club…

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Caña Rum Bar

This sprawling, Latin Quarter-inspired hideaway near Staples Center is probably the only cocktail bar in town that requires an exclusive membership. The $20 annual fee, however, is a blessing in…

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Picca

In the top half of a Pico Robertson duplex lives what is perhaps the best high-end Peruvian restaurant in the country. This place is alive with energy: on the plate,…

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Eveleigh

Smack in the middle of West Hollywood’s somewhat superficial nightlife scene is this bungalow and garden oasis. Tucked behind a wall of plants, the sprawling restaurant has two bars: one…

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Sonny’s Hideaway

Call it gentrification or hipsterfication or even welcome change. However you parse it, Highland Park is one of L.A.’s rapidly morphing neighborhoods, with new shops, bars and restaurants popping up…

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Scopa

Steve Livigni used to manage bars for powerhouse nightlife duo the Houston Brothers (Pour Vous, La Descarga), but with Scopa he’s made the leap from manager of other people’s bars…

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Petit Trois

Ludo Lefebvre is a bona fide celebrity chef these days, and with all of this new-found fame he could've certainly opened a big, glitzy, money-making restaurant. Instead, he’s opened two…

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Corazón y Miel

In the unlikely location of Bell, a working class neighborhood southeast of downtown, is Corazón y Miel: a modern Mexican-influenced restaurant from Eddie Ruiz, a former line cook at Animal. You…

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Cliff’s Edge

This is simply one of the prettiest places to eat and drink in Los Angeles, especially on the huge outside patio. The Silver Lake mainstay has gone through a lot…