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Best things to do in Arts District, Los Angeles

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

German Restaurant
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“Hip beer hall that serves exotic sausages such as rabbit and snake in addition to some traditional ones. Highly rated. ”
133 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Arts District is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles, California in the United States. The city community planning boundaries are Alameda Street on the west which blends into Little Tokyo, First Street on the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Violet Street on the south.”
95 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This bakery/cafe serves organic sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, smoothies, boba. Expect a long wait at peak lunch and dinner hours. ”
90 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Free brewery tours every night. Games, local beer, and music. Food: food truck on site with vegetarian/vegan option”
83 locals recommend
Arcade
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“This awesome arcade bar draws a good crowd most nights, supplying great drinks to go with the old school retro arcade games that encompass the place. ”
68 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Another amazing brewery ! Great beers, great spot to meet people, and also a great lineup of food. Has tons of TV's so it's also a great place to catch a sports game !”
35 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Right in the middle of the downtown arts district, Hauser & Wirth is a commercial gallery that looks and acts like a contemporary Museum. They also have a fabulous restaurant on site, "Manuela".”
64 locals recommend
Café
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“This cafe and bar offers a large selection of food including salads, sandwiches, soup, pasta, and pizza. ”
46 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“It's great!! Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a small treat.”
57 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This french restaurant has great food and ambiance. Outdoor seating is available. They also serve great drinks including absinthe. This would a good place to take your date. ”
37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is a coffee roaster and coffee shop. Although there is seating inside, they do not offer wifi. Do not ask the staff for sugar or honey....or any kind of sweetener. You will be shamed.”
38 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Why go to New York if you can have New York style thinpcrusted pizza in LA? They make their pizza with artisanal toppings and is located in an edgy, rehabbed old building.”
34 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Serving organic, plant-based food. Small chain located in downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Venice and Newport Beach.”
34 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is a masculine old-school joint goes hip with craft cocktails & beer plus pool, Ping-Pong & music nights.”
31 locals recommend
Cafe
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“It's a little far, but if you find yourself in the Downtown LA Arts District this is a can't-miss. Amazing breakfast and lunch options, gorgeous outdoor seating”
25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Manuela is hidden inside the Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery complex, which includes a bookshop, several large rooms exhibiting art, a gift shop, and various spaces for lectures, discussions and community events. The restaurant features lots of fun and colorful artworks that add to the relaxing casual dining atmosphere. In addition, you can always find some unexpected visual surprises curated by the gallery in their courtyard, in the two tunnel entrances leading into the yard from the 2nd and 3rd streets, and in the garden. And my personal favorite, which I visit every time I come to the gallery, is the chicken coop with its beautiful residents. ”
21 locals recommend