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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Best of L.A.

10 Best L.A. Bars and Restaurants With Live Music

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Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 4:30 AM
Breaking Arrows at Loaded - LINA LECARO
  • Lina Lecaro
  • Breaking Arrows at Loaded
Los Angeles has some of the best live music venues in the city. Take these, for example

But what if one prefers to enjoy bands in the cozier settings of a bar or restaurant? Here, then, are the 10 best L.A. bars and restaurants with live music. 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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10 Best Guitar Repair Shops in Los Angeles

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Thu, May 29, 2014 at 4:15 AM
Truetone Music - FALLING JAMES
  • Falling James
  • Truetone Music
Not so careful with that ax, Eugene? In a city that probably has more total guitarists than anywhere else on Earth, a good, reputable guitar shop is a major necessity, and not always easy to find.

Here's an overview of some of the better guitar techs, luthiers, and repair shops in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bars

Top 10 Craziest, Most Hard-Partying Bars in L.A.

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Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:00 AM
The Down and Out - LINA LECARO
  • Lina Lecaro
  • The Down and Out
There are plenty of upscale places in L.A. to get mixology drinks, but whatever happened to bars that just DGAF? 

Oh, they're here. Trust us, you just have to seek them out. Fortunately, we've done the heavy lifting for you, and below are 10 bars where the clientele get drunk, crazy, and up to no good.

Whether you're looking to lift your spirits, get annihilated, or just find some over-the-top camaraderie, these spots will be up your alley.

See also: Top 10 Bars in Echo Park

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Ten Great L.A. Open Mic Nights for Music

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Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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Los Angeles overflows with musicians who will one day be famous - and many more who will disappear into the ether. Everyone's trying to make it, and searching for the right crowd to show off their stuff. 

Thankfully, our city is blessed with lots of open-mic nights, where, for anyone who can work up the courage, a stage awaits. Here are ten of our favorites.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

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The 10 Best Record Stores in L.A.

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Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Gimme Gimme Records - LEONARD DRORIAN
  • Leonard Drorian
  • Gimme Gimme Records
L.A's fertile vinyl scene provides the ideal terrain to start an archaeological dig for records. With a resurgence in turntable culture leading to a proliferation of record stores around town, especially on the east side, locals now have even more excuses to drop a needle on an LP.

Residents of most cities spend their time lamenting their lack of record stores, but here there's enough to make you dizzy. Which is why, after visiting the most talked about spots in town and thoroughly examining their collections, we've put together a list of the 10 best record stores in L.A.

Top 20 Musicians of All Time, In Any Genre

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Bars

Best Bars in Los Angeles

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Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 4:00 AM

COLIN YOUNG-WOLFF
  • Colin Young-Wolff
Our Best Of L.A. issue this year runs down everything that makes L.A., well, the best. A big part of that is our diverse bar scene, which features first-rate watering holes as far as your blurred vision can see! Here are our favorites by neighborhood, as well as our favorite dive bar.

See also: Best Bars to Break Out of Your Rut

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bars

Best Niche Bars In L.A.

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Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 4:00 AM

COLIN YOUNG-WOLFF
  • Colin Young-Wolff

Our Best Of L.A. issue came out earlier this month, and it's jam packed with activity suggestions, as well as tons of awesome, slightly-strange bars.

Los Angeles also has all sorts of great niche drinkeries for specific interests, so here are our picks for best happy hours, as well as best whiskey bar, best cocktail lounge, best champagne bar, best karaoke, and more.

See also: Top 10 Bars In Downtown L.A.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bars

Top 10 Bars In Downtown L.A.

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Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:15 AM

Far Bar - COLIN YOUNG-WOLFF
  • Colin Young-Wolff
  • Far Bar
Downtown L.A. is definitely on the come up as a place to live and work. And it's without a doubt one of the best spots in town to throw back a few cocktails.

We should know -- after serious deliberation, numerous parking battles, and more booze than is healthy, we have determined the ten best watering holes in downtown.

See also:

Our slideshow of downtown L.A. bars

The 10 Best Bars in Silver Lake

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Best of L.A.

Best Bars to Break Out of Your Rut

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Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 3:45 AM

38 Degrees Ale House - ERIKA BOLDEN
  • Erika Bolden
  • 38 Degrees Ale House
Our Best Of L.A. issue is out. Word!

It's full of all sorts of great, out-of-the-box activity suggestions, as well as tons of awesome, slightly-strange bars, many of which we're guessing you probably haven't imbibed at.

Wanna break out of your rut? Give your corner dive a rest, and try out these wild and wacky spots to get sauced.

See also: Best L.A. Musicians By Genre

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Best XXX Activities in L.A.

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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Our Best Of L.A. issue is out. Let's party!

Or let's take our clothes off. At the very least, let's watch someone else take their clothes off, or buy some accessories for the next time we feel like taking our clothes off.

On that note, these are the best strip club, bachelorette party activity, adult store, and more.

See also: Best L.A. Musicians By Genre

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