Quality Inn & Suites by Convention Center
250 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 639-1920
Fax: (213) 639-1927
Bars & Cafes
Nestled discretely in the hills of Silverlake, Sanjang attracts in-the-know hipsters with delicious café fare served late amid rustic surroundings. The multi-level café has table seating on the deck or balcony surrounding a central outdoor courtyard complete with fire pit and chairs. Patrons are made comfortable with heat lamps and blankets, and each table has a buzzer for summoning staff. Menu offerings include coffee, tea, shaved ice and frozen yogurt, along with snacks such as ramen, pizza, curry and various desserts. Keep in mind that smoking is permitted among outdoor seating. Free WiFi and refills on select coffees are bonuses.
Faultline Bar has everything you'll need for a night on the town. Wall-to-wall men? Check. Two full bars? Check. Covered patio? Check. Pool table (in case the crowd doesn't hold your interest?) Check. For a good time, check out the action at this place. There's a better-than-not chance that you won't be disappointed at Faultline! One of the best gay bars of the city, it cannot be missed. Visit website for more information.
Although the neighborhood isn't great, Smog Cutter is certainly safe enough to hang in for a night. The crowd is a nice mix of regular locals and those who know how to find a safe bar with friendly prices. The karaoke machine offers its own brand of entertainment, although that's not always a good thing. Don't be fooled by it's rough exterior - this is a great place to forget your troubles. The bar does not accept credit cards, so keep some cash ready.
Scoops ice cream parlour at East Hollywood is where this growing chain of ice cream shops first began. Established by the creative Tai Kim, the ice cream shop offers its customers a daily rotating selection of 12 to 18 flavors that draws from an astounding, ever-growing repertoire of over 700 flavors. Blending flavors the way an artist mixes colors and texture, Kim has created a sweet wonderland where unusual flavors combine to create a whole that is unexpected, mid-boggling and delicious. Vanilla Green Tea, Brown Bread, Ricotta Toffee, Mint Brownies and Almond Cardamom are just a few of the exotic, sweet treats on offer at Scoops.
If Castro had known about this place, he might have skipped out on the political ideals to come stuff his face with Guava Cream Cheese Pie, the house specialty, all day long instead. Apart from its lengthy list of guilt-inducing desserts, this Cuban-influenced coffeehouse serves up strong cafés con leche (coffees with milk for all the gringos out there), exotic drinks and juices, and freshly baked breakfast croissants. They're also riding the Eco-friendly wave; they use sustainable business practices, including compostable packaging and waste minimization. They've been keeping Silver Lake residents full and happy since 1975, though the free WiFi is a new addition.
Here finally is a no-nonsense bar-lounge in Silver Lake with just enough nostalgic class to set it apart from a teeny bopper / scenester hangout, without making it exclusive, elitist or overdone by any means. The place has an air of a good old speakeasy, bedecked with mahogany, smoky mirrors, snug leather booths and a jukebox. It is frequented by older hipsters and artists and musicians of all ages, popular and well-attended throughout the week. The quality and variety of classical drinks is somewhat of a matter of pride with Thirsty Crow, whose bartenders deftly serve mint juleps, old fashioned, manhattans and gimlets mixed to perfection, strong and smooth. The prices are refreshingly trim, encouraging patrons to go back for seconds time and again.
This upscale cafe is the perfect alternative to a bar. A great hangout after the dance club or a late night movie. Cafe Mak is the size of a full-service restaurant, but the waiters only serve gourmet, coffee, tea, and pastries. If you get hungry press the button on your table, the waiter will come right over and take your order for a sandwich. On cold nights, they light up wood-burning fireplaces. And you can reserve a booth or the back room for a private game of poker.
If you thought that Bootleg was just a theater, then think again. Besides the theater that has earned the admiration and fan-following of thousands, there is also a bar that lies right next to it. The Bootleg Bar carries the entertainment offered under the name, 'Bootleg' to another level, by being host to some of the freshest as well as well-known faces of indie-rock music in town. So, enjoy a drink or two as you take in the sweet sounds resonating from the stage at the Bootleg Bar. Do call to know more.
This karaoke bar is the right spot for a fun night out - they have lots of songs and a full bar. It has a club atmosphere with disco lights and a great sound system. For the pop star in you they have wireless mics, tambourines and a wide selection of old and new songs. Gaam Karaoke has everything to make an epic night. The location is fantastic and the staff is very helpful. You can also book a private room where you can be more comfortable with your friends to sing your hearts out. This karaoke is one of the best places you can go to have a memorable night in Los Angeles.
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries.
This local treasure is a delight and basically a secret. The entrance itself is unmarked. Look out for the 99 cent store which is directly next to it. Walk through the door into a secret garden of epic proportions. The patio houses a walled garden with an enormous ficus tree in the center. The food is fantastic and the menu has a great variety of traditional and updated Mediterranean dishes.
Trendy and sensual, Tantra is a joint popular among the chic Los Angeles crowds. Decorated in plush fabrics and earthen colors associated with India, it has both a lounge bar and main dining area. If you have always found Indian cuisine too heavy, this venue provides much-needed respite. Culinary creations cooked in olive oil are easy on the stomach, but satisfying in terms of flavors and spices. Try the specialties like Ghosht Dum Biryani, Salmon Kebab and Green Chicken Tikka; you might not want to miss out on the specialty cocktails. A DJ keeps the late-night revelers happy.