Must-see nightlife in Silver Lake & Echo Park

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    An atmospheric, vintage-styled neighborhood hangout serving quality cocktails to local hipsters and arty types. A stocked calendar of entertainment…

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    Eightfold Coffee

    Eastside stylists, bloggers and musicians flock to this cool, whitewashed coffee shop to talk gigs, browse niche journals and sip superlative, Portland…

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    Red Lion Tavern

    Chipped, worn and armed with retro cigarette vending machine, this old-school beer dive has been pouring German suds since 1959. The snug, woody…

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    LA's original overly intellectual coffee house (and there are a number of them now) offers a marble island bar where you can sit with your laptop, and a…

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    Short Stop

    Echo Park's beloved and deceptively sprawling dive has a dance floor in one room, a bar strobing ballgames on flat-screens in another, and a pool table…

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    Eagle LA

    A dark, sexy demi-monde where the walls are black, the lights red and the videos hardcore, the Eagle is as close as LA gets to a proper gay leather bar,…

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    Sunset Beer Company

    What's better than a beer store? One with a bar. That's what you get here, where clued-up, attitude-free staffers are happy to help you decide between…

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    Fun-loving, Casbah-style Akbar is a hit with queer Eastsiders of all ages – skinny-denim hipsters, greying daddies, skyscraping drag queens. There's no…

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    Thirsty Crow

    A divey, hipster-pulling whiskey bar on Sunset where (small-batch) bourbon is the preferred poison. The $5 happy-hour drinks, offered 5pm to 8pm on…