4123 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood, CA, US, 90304
- Phone: (310) 672-7285
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Bars & Cafes
Traxx, located inside Union Station, is one of Los Angeles' grandest architectural structures. The restaurant is done in an Art Deco style, complementing the station's merger of streamline modern and mission architecture. It is small and cozy, seating 100 people. There are tables outside by the concourse and a bar in the train station's old telephone room. The open kitchen serves a variety of American dishes, from crab cakes to lamb chops. Its desserts are also good, particularly the pies, which are delicious.
The Venice neighborhood in Los Angeles is a perky location with its colorful seaside. And its nightlife is equally vibrant. A microbrewery, The otheroom on the beach offers more than 60 domestic and imported beers on tap! Besides this, a good range of wine and sherries are stacked here too. A dark decor, recorded music, plus a friendly staff are some of this room's unique selling points. All in all, it's a good place to hang out with pals after dinner. Entry is strictly for guests above 21 years of age.
This bar-cum-lounge is located in Hotel Sofitel and has a trendy vibe to it. Stylish and sophisticated, the bar exudes charm and serves delicious concoctions, such as mango-tinis and orange drops. The ambiance is perfect for a date. And as a see-and-be-seen bar, Stone Rose Lounge scores over many in Los Angeles.
This chic little place is hugely popular, so do not expect to grab a table without a reservation! An embodiment of all things Hollywood, The Dime has a swanky interior, serves up super cocktails, and is frequented by a glitzy crowd. The prices are not exactly low, but they will not give you chest pains either! All-in-all, a great place to visit!
With innovative offerings like crispy tamarind glazed pork belly and chicken tikka poutine, this downtown gastropub will change the way you look at Indian food. Soaring ceilings and a wall covered in colorful horizontal stripes greets patrons in the dining room. Contemporary light fixtures punctuate the entire space. Kitschy Bollywood posters adorning the walls complete the decor; a refreshing change from the done-to-death exotic themes prevalent in most Indian restaurants. The menu offers a mix of traditional and quirky creations. Street food favorites like papri chaat and samosas start off the proceedings. Traditional favorites include the butter chicken, smoked eggplant mash and chicken tikka masala. The spiced lamb burger has received accolades and should not me missed. The drinks list offers a choice of wines, beers as well as Indian cola imports like ThumsUp and Limca. Check website for more.
The Blue Whale venue opens their doors from Mondays through Saturdays from 8p onwards.
You know that any club featuring bands called Vomit Bomb and The Pukers on the same night probably isn't a place to take the parents. The Smell is a small, bare-bones warehouse showcasing the best of underground art and music. The club name possibly derives from the musty aroma that hangs in the air as a result of many sweaty people jammed into such limited space, or perhaps it's a reference to the less-than-glamorous location. Leave your delicate sensibilities at home and enjoy fresh talent. Shows are for all ages, so alcohol isn't on the menu but vegan snacks and tea are!
In an underground location on South San Pedro Street, Fu-Ga Izakaya & Bar is a treat for the foodies with a tapas menu consisting of Japanese fusion dishes. It is great for relishing some good varieties of sake and beer while gorging on Kushi Katsu, Seaweed Salad, Yakitori, Sauteed Shishito Peppers and Unagi and Chirimen Jyako Fried Rice. There is a separate happy hour menu that helps to quell the raging appetites. The Bento Boxes offer delightful combinations of salad, tempura, stew and oysters that can be packed and relished at leisure. The venue is dimply lit and perfect for a romantic dinner date. The staff and service are also appealing.
Redwood is leading the league of downtown Los Angeles' innovative renaissance. And there is no better way to reap the benefits of this cultural transformation than hitting up Redwood's cocktail menu. Specialty drinks like Lava Lamp, Schooner Float and Cloud 9 make patrons forget about how irksome it is to find a decent parking spot in the vicinity of Redwood. And for all of those nautical lovers out there, Redwood's has a pirate theme. Unlike traditional bar cuisine, Redwood provides food that is actually edible, try the delicious fish and chips or the vegetarian Rueben sandwich.
Everyone talks about this place. Good food, good crowd and good service is what completes Daikokuya. This authentic Japanese food joint's specialty is the Daikoku Raumen soup, pork and egg combination dish. You might just get confused as to what to order from the extensive variety of Ramens on offer. They kind of have an open-air kitchen where you can actually watch the chefs make your meal. There is a long waiting list at most times out here. But the wait is worth!
Located in downtown's Kawada Hotel, this restaurant looks like it has just survived an earthquake; intentionally, of course. There are painted cracks in the walls and rubble tossed about the room. The menu is inspired by Asian and American influences. Try the Linguini with Pesto, Thai Chicken, or Grilled Vegetables. For those unconcerned with aftershocks, check out the 'Curry on the Richter Scale'.
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz is a hot and happening nightspot. Head here on theme nights and watch the bar cum grill come aglow with life and music! Attend Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Pop concerts even as the snack menu tempts your taste buds. Special events, DJ nights and theme nights like Hip Hop shows, Jazz Sessions among others will keep you entertained through and through. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.