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Top bar recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“Another popular Italian restaurant. Can be a little snooty (They won't cut your pizzas...)”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best Sneaky Place to grab great coffee and good food: Melrose Umbrella Company (7 min walk) -- This gorgeous cocktail bar with great drinks is quite a scene at night, but quiet and charming during the day.”
  • 46 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best brisket in town! Great value, casual and fast service. Many Big screen tv's, doubles as a stylish sports bar. Excellent place to watch the game. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The Parlor (6 min walk) -- More of a sports bar, but the food’s better than it needs to be. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Buzzing brick-walled bar & nightclub with a menu of burgers, pizza & other American pub staples.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Golden State (17 min walk) -- A great classic burger. They serve Juicy Lucy’s on Sundays.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Trendy hot spot with a cozy red-walled lounge featuring drinks and a mix of resident & guest DJs. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
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“Walking distance. Want to feel like a melrose local? give Snake Pit a try, the place locals chill and gather for over 20 years! It offers pub grub, a wide range of beers & more in rustic, brick-walled digs. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Great hamburgers with a Japanese Twist. Try their Umami Burger with Truffle Fries.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite Chinese restaurant in LA, so just between us. I won't say anything more, but felt obliged to mention. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“If you are craving someplace within walking distance that offers a combination of ribs, burgers, and salads, Wood Ranch is the place. Food is always good, but a little pricey. However, they are close by and you can pretty much always get into the place given how huge the restaurant is inside.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Semi-upscale chain for classic Italian fare served family-style in a relaxed, polished space.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sausages & other German fare are available at this beer house with Ping-Pong & an outdoor patio.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“A casual restaurant with outdoor seating options and very tasty food. Order their garlic dip, lemon potatoes and fried cauliflower for apps. I love the shrimp entree...but it's all so good.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“A crazily inviting interior with a small stage hosted by some major up-and-coming bands, plus an upstairs balcony with changing wallpaper. Said to be the best BUT you have to be on the list to get in”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Do you like sushi? This NYC export is one of the most loved in LA as well as NYC! Try for yourself! You won't be disappointed! Sit outside and enjoy the sun while you sip sake and have some salmon rolls! ”
  • 6 locals recommend