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13 L.A. Hot Spots

The Westside can be exhausting. Honestly, I don’t know how tourists do it – there’s much to do, so much to see, so many green juices to try! If there were a proper overwhelmed emoji I would definitely insert it here. So, if you too are looking to avoid that side of town below is a list of DTLA/Arts District bars and dessert stops you should definitely check out.  😉

Broken Shaker

Bars:

1.Broken Shaker – Awesome view and awesome guac.
Rudolph’s Bar & Tea – If you’re looking to avoid the line at Broken Shaker, pop in here (right next door – both inside the Freehand Hotel). Not a rooftop but whatever the drinks are A1. Promise.

2.Rudolph’s Bar & Tea – If you’re looking to avoid the line at Broken Shaker, pop in here (right next door – both inside the Freehand Hotel). Not a rooftop but whatever the drinks are A1. Promise.

3.Wolf & Crane – Trying to stay cozy and buzzed? A mandatory stop.

4.Angel City Brewery – A much more ~laid back~ vibe accompanied by board games!

5.Manuela – Right next door to Hauser & Wirth (see below). So after a long day of looking at art, you can stop here for well-deserved drink.

The Broad

See: 

6.The Broad – Even if you don’t make it into the Infinity Rooms, don’t worry, the rest of the museum is still IG friendly.

7.MOCA Grand Avenue – Pro tip: While one brave friend waits in line for The Broad (across the street) you can check out a good portion of MOCA.

8.Hauser and Wirth – Current Exhibition: Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011

Louie Bottega

Dessert:

9.The Pie Hole – Find everything here: from sweet chocolate pies to savory chorizo ones!

10.Salt & Straw – Honey lavender ice cream? Honey lavender ice cream.

11.Tierra Mia Coffee – They have an Horchata frappe! Enough said.

12.Louie Bottega – If you’re looking for tasty pastries that will Instagram well, this is your go stop

13.Tea Master Matcha Cafe & Green Tea Shop – So, I know I poked fun at green juices earlier but this is *different* – green ice cream, green lattes, green errthang.

by Carolina Ramos
Cover Picture – NBGA