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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bowling Alley
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“Antique Bowling Alley lovingly restored to its 1920's condition. Elegant and fun. Great food, especially the pizza. Make sure you call ahead for a rez. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Sports Bar! Fun spot for burgers & beer, but beware - on game days this place is packed with aficionados of all things sports!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite dive bar in Highland Park. Unpretentious and interesting (not over priced) cocktails. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Small and cool bar that usually has a DJ playing cool records. Located on Figueroa - a bustling avenue - and is one of the many great new bars and restaurants.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“They really know how to make great cocktails. A little hard to find but well worth the search”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“A little bit of a trek, but an awesome place in an awesome neighborhood. Good drinks. Themed nights, check their website.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“This is a fun little bar started by Stones Throw Records. There's always good music playing and is a great spot to check out to get the night going.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“A beautiful historical park that stretches from Highland Park to Pasadena. A beautiful place to take a stroll. There is also a golf course and tennis center. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Our closest independently run coffee shop. They serve fresh roasted coffee and a selection of breakfast faire items, muffins, sandwiches etc.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Sister cousin to Everson Royce. Fabulous place in same location at Triple Beam and Hippo.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Recently re-done and re-named "Off-Beat Bar". Very cute decor. Grand re-opening July 3, 2014. Looking forward to it being our neighborhood watering hole. Close enough to stumble home up the hill ;)”
  • 1 local recommends