Best of L.A.

Best Of 2017

Neighborhoods

  • + Burbank (2)
  • + Central San Gabriel Valley (3)
  • + Chinatown/ Elysian Park (4)
  • + Culver City/Palms/Mar Vista (9)
  • + Downtown (12)
  • + East L.A./Boyle Heights/Montecito Heights/El Sereno (5)
  • + Echo Park (5)
  • + Glendale (5)
  • + Highland Park/Eagle Rock (10)
  • + Hollywood/East Hollywood (17)
  • + Inglewood (4)
  • + Koreatown (7)
  • + Long Beach (6)
  • + Los Feliz/Atwater Village (7)
  • + Malibu (4)
  • + Melrose/ Beverly/ Fairfax (6)
  • + Mid-Wilshire/ Hancock Park (7)
  • + Monterey Park/ Alhambra/ S. Gabriel (3)
  • + Mount Washington/Glassell Park/Cypress Park (4)
  • + Pasadena and vicinity (6)
  • + San Fernando Valley (10)
  • + Santa Monica (7)
  • + Silver Lake (11)
  • + South Bay (8)
  • + South L.A./USC/Compton/Watts (7)
  • + Venice/ Marina del Rey (9)
  • + Ventura County (1)
  • + West Adams/ Crenshaw/ Baldwin Hills (5)
  • + West Hollywood (8)
  • + West L.A./Sawtelle/Brentwood (6)
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Best Meditation Center

Runner-up: Center of Self Realization Shrine Lake

360 S. La Brea Avenue (between 4th and 3rd), Los Angeles, 900363
MAP
323-424-3444
Best Art Gallery
Gabba Gallery
Courtesy Hero

Runner-up (tie): The Broad and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

3126 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90057
MAP
310-498-2697
Best Bakery
Porto's Bakery & Cafe
D. Gonzalez
Wrapped & Ready: A Dozen Kisses

Runner-up: Gjusta

315 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 91203
MAP
818-956-5996
Best Band
Chicano Batman
Danny Liao
Chicano Batman: Gabriel Villa, left, Bardo Martinez, Carlos Arevalo, Eduardo Arenas

Runner-up (tie): Dawes and Vaud and the Villains

Best Barber Shop
Floyds 99 Barber Shop
Brian Wallace/flickr

Runner-up (tie): Manly & Sons and Sweeney Todd's

11700 Moorpark Ave., Studio City, 91604
MAP
818-980-9900
Best Bartender
John Henry Binder, James Beach/Venice Duck Brewery
Hso Hkam

Runner-up: Dan Rook, Ever Bar

4238 Coolidge Ave., Los Angeles, 90055
MAP
310--383-4927
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60 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 90291
MAP
310-823-5396
Best Beach
Venice Beach
Jared Cowan
Dudley Avenue and the Venice Boardwalk

Runner-up: Zuma Beach

Venice Blvd., 90291, Venice, 90291
MAP
310-666-2766
Best Bike Path
Ballona Creek
Gene Maddaus

Runner-up: L.A. River

Jefferson and Lincoln blvds., Los Angeles, 90094
MAP
310-306-5994
Best Bike Shop
TIE: Coco's Variety and The Bicycle Whisperer
Isaac Simpson

Runner-up: Gabe's

2427 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, 90039
MAP
323-664-7400
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724 Vernon Court Venice, Venice, 90291
MAP
310-612-1409
Best Bookstore
The Last Bookstore
Zachary Pincus-Roth

Runner-up: Skylight Books

453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90013
MAP
213-488-0599
Best Bowling Alley
Highland Park Bowl
Courtesy 1933 Group
Bowling lanes at Highland Park Bowl

Runner-up: All Star Lanes

5621 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, 90042
MAP
323-257-2695
Best Brewery
Golden Road Brewing
Amy Scattergood

Runner-up: Angel City Brewery

5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, 90039
MAP
213-373-4677
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Best Meditation Center: The Den

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