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Silver Lake nightlife guide to hipster hangouts, live music venues, funky bars and dance clubs (includes Echo Park and Los Feliz)

Find Los Angeles' most eclectic nightlife when you visit the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park. Known for an artsy hipster population, one-of-a-kind venues and cutting-edge live music performances, this coveted destination is diverse, youthful and proud. You'll also find late-night food trucks, organic restaurants and an unconventional attitude - this area is the opposite of Hollywood glam.

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Silver Lake, Echo Park

With off-beat bars, funky dance clubs and an artsy aesthetic throughout, this northeast area of Los Angeles has been ranked the #1 hipster neighborhood in the country by Forbes magazine. Featuring a population of musicians, artists, writers and yoga instructors, the trendy area of Silver Lake is one of the best destinations for nightlife in Los Angeles. From dogs with blue fauxhawks and organic vegan eateries to record store performances and food trucks galore, this unique artist enclave is a thrill to discover.

Right above Silver Lake is Los Feliz, a more affluent area favored by celebrities for its historic homes and unique collection of bars, restaurants and theaters. Nightlife is concentrated along Vermont Avenue and the Hillhurst corridor. Top venues include The Dresden Room and the Greek Theatre, both famous from their appearances in Hollywood movies.

South towards downtown you'll find Echo Park, a diverse destination that has only begun to be gentrified. Home to working class Angelenos, Latino families and starving artists, this neighborhood feels less pretentious than Silver Lake and Los Feliz. Explore a wide range of restaurants, bars and live music venues, including the sister nightclubs of The Echo and The Echoplex. - Shilo Urban

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Live Music Venue

The Echo

  • 1822 W Sunset Blvd

Lounge

The Virgil

  • 4519 Santa Monica Blvd

Order a Caipirinha to quench your thirst while grooving to the soulfully eclectic sounds of everything from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip hop soul classics provided by your favorite DJ's and bands.

Bar

The Airliner

  • 2419 N Broadway

For cutting-edge electronic music, instrumental hip hop and "LA beats," head to The Airliner and let the magic of this grimy dive bar wash over you along with the massive bass from the mega-watt sound

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Thirsty Crow

  • 2939 W Sunset Blvd

Strap on your best hipster suspenders and wade into this whiskey lover's paradise this weekend.

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Wine Bar

Rockwell

  • 1714 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90027

Wine Bar

Barbrix

  • 2442 Hyperion Ave
    Silver Lake CA 90027

A friendly neighborhood wine bar with an innovative take on small plates cuisine, Barbrix in Silver Lake offers an extensive wine list, friendly service and a rustic, low-key environment.

Wine Bar

Covell

  • 4628 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90027

Sports Bar

Good Microbrew

  • 3725 Sunset Blvd
    Silver Lake CA 90026

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Lounge

Short Stop

  • 1455 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

Lounge

Cha Cha Lounge

  • 2375 Glendale Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90039

Lounge

Rafa's Lounge

  • 1836 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

Great low-key hangout in Echo Park with live-music performances and art openings

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Restaurant

Italian Restaurant

Cliffs Edge

  • 3626 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

American Restaurant

Mess Hall

  • 4500 Los Feliz Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90027

French Restaurant

Figaro Bistro

  • 1802 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90027

Mexican Restaurant

Malo Restaurant

  • 4326 N Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles CA 90029

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Live Music Venue

Live Music Venue

The Dresden Room

  • 1760 N Vermont Ave
    Los Angeles CA 90027

Live Music Venue

Silverlake Lounge

  • 2906 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

Live Music Venue

El Cid Restaurant

  • 4212 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90029

Live Music Venue

The Echoplex

  • 1154 Glendale Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90026

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Interesting Facts

Silver Lake is actually one of the oldest areas of Los Angeles. You can recognize the neighborhood's hills in black-and-white Charlie Chaplin movies, and Gelson's Market on Hyperion was once the site of the studio where Walt Disney dreamed up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Tips

Nightlife hot spots in Silver Lake are divided into authentic bo-ho hangouts (Cha Cha Lounge, Red Lion, Tiki-Ti, The Satellite) and upscale newcomers riding the rising rents (Mixville, Barbrix, Stella, Thirsty Crow). Know what you're getting into and dress appropriately – and don’t expect to find easy parking anywhere.

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