A Retro Gem: The Blue Room

Want to party like Clark Gable, Wizard of Oz author Frank L. Baum and Walt Disney? Check out the newly-renovated Blue Room located in the Los Angeles Athletic Club, where you can soak in the club’s 103-year history while enjoying the brand new bar. Check out Curbed LA for more information.

The Walker Inn at the Normandie Club

We’ve got the dish on the hottest new speakeasy in Koreatown: The Walker Inn. The geniuses behind Downtown’s Varnish and Honeycut have teamed up to bring an exclusive, high-end cocktail experience in the newly renovated Hotel Normandie. Tucked behind the Normandie Club, the reservation-only bar will feature a constantly changing menu of mixologist-created specialty cocktails…

Osso: A New Restaurant With a Saucy Past

Craving salt and vinegar chips, white cheddar popcorn, or a house-made slim jim? Skip the convenience store and get the real stuff at Osso, a new restaurant offering flavors from the American South. Located in an industrial-inspired space that once served as a brothel, Osso’s new Arts District diggs make it the perfect stop for…

Beer and Kimchi Pancakes: Biergarten

The beer tap list alone is enough to make Biergarten a regular spot, but the food is definitely something to write home about too. Think tempura fries, sweet potato strings with powdered sugar and cinnamon, kimchi pancakes, burgers and a fried chicken sandwich. In fact, the fried chicken sandwich is so famous, it has its…

The Backhouse Restaurant

Braised pork belly. Miso-marinated beef tongue. Chicken skin. Bacon-wrapped vegetables. At around $3 a skewer, why not try them all? Robata is a Japanese cooking style where food is skewered and slow grilled over hot charcoals, resulting in tender, flavorful pieces of meat and vegetables that practically fall off the stick. The Backhouse Restaurant (3500…

Old School Cool at Break Room 86

Break Room 86—the latest endeavor by LA’s famous Houston Brothers—is an 80s-themed bar with a twist. Enter through a super-cool secret entrance in the Line Hotel’s kitchen loading dock, and you’ll be instantly transported back to your childhood with details like a vintage cassette wall, video arcade games and four karaoke rooms. Satisfy your sweet…

‘Rain Room’ Installation at LACMA

No umbrella necessary for a stroll through this downpour. In a new exhibition coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you can go dancing in the rain without actually getting wet, thanks to some pretty serious sensor technology. Get in line to buy your tickets early—the art installation drew an average of 1,000…

Super Sneak Peek: Proper

Look out, Ace Hotel. There’s a trendy new rooftop hotel spot coming to town. An old, 13-story red brick building along the Broadway corridor will soon be transformed into Proper, a 148-room boutique hotel, complete with a rooftop pool and bar, basement bar and ground-floor restaurant with sidewalk dining. (Consider this your super sneak peek:…

Spicy Soup Sensation: KYODONG JJAMPPONG

The spicy soup sensation that has taken over Korea has just touched down in Los Angeles—right here in Koreatown. Lee Mangu’s jjamppong is a spicy heaven for seafood lovers. Our prediction? The main dish—shrimp, clams, squid and mussels piled on top of fat noodles soaked in a chili oil-based broth—will have a cult following in…