9. Los Feliz
This is LA’s more approachable hipster mecca (see: Silver Lake). You’ll find plenty of trendy shops here, especially along Hillhurst Ave. Its proximity to the Greek Theatre and Griffith Park is an amenity most locals love.
EAT — Yuca’s: You probably wouldn’t ever guess it by looking at this shack, but it’s a James Beard award winner. Don’t expect high prices though. For around 7 bucks you can get a delicious burrito and a happy stomach.
DRINK — Tiki-Ti: This local watering hole isn’t along the main strip of Hillhurst so you may not see it unless you happen to be looking up while driving down Sunset. It’s known for its strong tropical drinks and fun atmosphere. There’s even a little mechanical bull that inches its way down the bar. Why? Who cares why.