Top things to do in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Top Choice Modern American in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Wolfdown

Young Korean-American chef Jason Kim has created a buzz with his latest venture, a snug, discreet restaurant with a 'deconstructed farmhouse' design, adorable outdoor patio and convivial pine-clad bar (the best seat…
Top Choice Italian in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Kettle Black

Kettle Black belongs to the new Silver Lake guard, a dark, stylish cocktail bar-restaurant with fashionable diners, communal bar tables and a dizzying back bar lined with clued-in craft spirits. The wood-fired oven …
Top Choice Baseball in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Dodger Stadium

Few clubs can match the Dodgers when it comes to history (Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson and Vin Scully), success and fan loyalty. The club's newest owners bought the organization for roughly $2 billion,…
Top Choice Live Music in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Echo

Eastsiders hungry for an eclectic alchemy of sounds pack this super-packed dive, basically a sweaty bar with a stage and a back patio. On the music front, expect anything from indie and electronica, to dub reggae an…
Top Choice Vintage in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Luxe De Ville

Mention Oskar de la Cruz to LA stylists and chances are they know (and love) Oskar and his Echo Park boutique. His sharp eye for rare, uber-stylish and impeccably maintained vintage threads and accessories is legend…
Top Choice Bar in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Virgil

An atmospheric, vintage-styled neighborhood hangout serving quality cocktails to local hipsters and arty types. A stocked calendar of entertainment includes top-notch live-comedy nights, with hilarious, subversive e…
Top Choice Cafe in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Sqirl

Despite its somewhat-obscure location, this tiny, subway-tiled cafe is forever pumping thanks to its top-notch, out-of-the-box breakfast and lunch offerings. Join the queue to order made-from-scratch wonders such as…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Mohawk General Store

Stylish individualists hit Mohawk for edgy, progressive men's fashion and accessories, including hard-to-find fragrances from the likes of Byredo and jewelry by local designer Matthew Ready. Fashion-forward labels i…
Top Choice Modern American in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Ostrich Farm

Flickering tea lights and charming, competent barkeeps crank up the charm at this intimate, convivial space, owned and run by a husband-and-wife team. You won't find ostrich on the menu (the name refers to a former …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Elf Cafe

This intimate Echo Park mainstay is one of the best – if not the very best – vegetarian restaurants in LA. The menu has distinct Mediterranean and Middle Eastern leanings, evident in thoughtful dishes such as baked …