Drink Your Road Rage Away at the Bowery, Hollywood
The warm weather! The movie biz! The clogged traffic and gang violence! Los Angeles’s unique attributes draw many an NYC convert to her sprawling, sun-drenched shores.
99.99% of the Silverlake livin’, comedy improvin’, thrift store clothes wearin’ crowd I hang with have all lived in the big apple at some point in their lives.
If you too are an east coast Émigré and are missing the subway tiles and blackboard wine lists of home, then the Bowery Bar on Sunset and Vine is for you. Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where the Bowry’s namesake street can be found, used to be a tenement filled melting pot of immigrants, hoodlams and derelicts (kinda like Hollywood).
Today it is a vibrant center of the NY food and music scene, hence the Hollywood Bowery’s fine fare of succulent bistro favorites including their famous Bowery Burger.
The Bowery is also a good destination for foreign tourists who come to LA and realized they should have chosen New York. Bring a visiting friend and pretend you are Broadway actresses after a show.
Have the waiter take pictures of you emoting more and more deeply as you down glasses of featured wines from the bar.
If you want to add some extra NYC flair to the end of your night, take a trip down into the Sunset and Vine metro stop right around the corner! (CLICK HERE FOR TRAVELBUG REVIEW: YOU’RE SHITTING ME, THERE’S A METRO?)
Don’t get on the train though, chances are it doesn’t go anywhere near where you want to be. This is LA for God’s sake. I dare you to find some decent public transportation. And how exactly does one hail a cab?