Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Pink’s Hot Dogs
The undisputed 'hot dog to the stars' is a LA institution...
Philippe the Original
Landmark diner with unbelievable French-dipped sandwiches...
Millie’s Cafe
Comfort food for a rocking Silver Lake crowd...
Locali
Angelenos have long been the vanguard of the organic, sustainable, eco-conscious lifestyle movement, and since 2009, Melissa Rosen's Locali has been on the front line of the LA eco-food scene.
King Taco
A 24-hour tribute to the glory of the best tacos in LA...
Joan’s on Third
A family-run, upscale-casual eatery and marketplace with sun-drenched sidewalk seating and a destination cheese counter, Joan’s has an expansive menu with
In-N-Out Burger
Ask any Angeleno: In-N-Out is the best fast-food burger joint around, hands down. With a secret menu and utterly delicious burgers, fries and shakes, don't leave L.A. without coming here at least once.
FOODLAB
If stranded on the cramped stretch of Santa Monica Blvd known as the Gateway to West Hollywood, oasis hunters will be relieved to tuck into the blink-and-you'll
Farmers Market
Each day, the market hosts over 100 vendors who capture what LA does best: Multi-ethnic eats. Artisanal goods. Top-notch shopping.
Bouchon Bakery
Traditional French cakes and pastries from uber-chef Thomas Keller...
Bagatelle LA
Bagatelle LA, which serves up a blend of French and New American cuisines (think grilled wild salmon and truffle gnocchi), turns into a DJ-helmed dance club by mid-afternoon on the weekends.
Auntie Em’s Kitchen
Country charm abounds at this sweet and hearty comfort food joint...
Apple Pan
Homey hamburger joint with three kinds of pie...
800 Degrees
When it comes to good-quality fast food Los Angeles is changing the game, and 800 Degrees is at the forefront of that culinary shift.
Villains Tavern
Retro-cool bar with a demonic edge...
Tower Bar
An elegant oasis of calm amid the roar of Sunset Strip...
Tom Bergin’s Tavern
A truly great Irish pub with added authentic LA 'Oirishness'...
The Sayers Club
The Sayers Club is a speakeasy LA can be proud to call its own: behind a nondescript door in the trendy Papaya King hotdog restaurant, the lounge and live music spot keeps entrants in check with a super-exclusive door policy.
The Well
Sultry, sophisticated, chilled and just occasionally wild as hell...
The Polo Lounge
The ultimate icon of Old Hollywood glamour, elegance and privilege...
The Abbey
West Hollywood's epicenter of the gay cocktailing circuit...
Soho House West Hollywood
Never before has an LA establishment unseated the Chateau Marmont as the go-to celebrity haunt, but the terraced rooftop that is the Soho House West Hollywood is arguably giving the Marmont a run for its money.
Snake Pit Ale House
No-frills, unapologetic dive bar in the heart of Hollywood...
Sassafras
The dusty comfort of Southern hospitality meets barrel-aged cocktails in this swinging, kicking joint. 
Sadie Kitchen and Lounge
Bar manager Giovanni Martinez has crafted a selection of classic and custom cocktails that, alongside his personalised service, excel.
Pattern Bar
This fashionable bar pulls an Oh-so-stylish crowd...
NoBar
Part dive bar, part hipster hangout...
Neat
Housed in a building that dates back to 1960, Neat manages to be both resolutely relaxed in atmosphere and one to beat when it comes to mixological prowess. 
Monty Bar
Old-school Western saloon meets sumptuous bordello: Monty Bar’s got undeniable style. In lieu of a complex mixology program, drinks here are served straight-up and with little pretence.
Mastro’s
Classily-posh playground for chic cougars, gorgeous gold-diggers and sugar daddies...
Marix Tex Mex
Gorgeous, gregarious, well-groomed gay men charged on blood-orange margaritas - need we say more?
Little Bear
Set in an expansive, bright, high-ceilinged room whose industrial rafters are still exposed, Little Bear brings a chic edge to the gastropub genre.
Liquid Kitty
Unassuming martini bar where the Westside's pretty young things mix...
La Cuevita
With a menu filled to bursting with an array of tequilas and smokily potent mescals, La Cuevita is a celebration of Mexican food and spirits seen through a mixological lens.
Jones
Laid-back, low-key cool in this always-busy but rarely sceney WeHo bar...
Golden Road Brewing
The brewery is turning out a solid selection of brews that are fast becoming city denizens’ favourites. Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA, and Get Up Off that Brown are only some of the brewery’s popular styles (it boasts 20 revol
Golden Gopher
A revamped speakeasy with faux-glam 1970s stylings hosts after-work scenesters...
Formosa Cafe
Classic cocktail joint from a bygone era has refused to fall into tourist hell...
Father’s Office
Hard to characterize yet universally adored 'gastropub' with an impressive beer list...
ArcLight
This self-professed 'cinerama' offers a complete experience for movie lovers. The schedule has a mix of current blockbusters and retrospective screenings of old

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