Echo Park used to live in the shadow of its hip neighbor Silver Lake, but no more! The northeast neighborhood has come into its own as one of Los Angeles’s up and coming trendy hip enclave. Old record stores, thrift shops bikes dominate the streets. Dodger stadium is right around the corner for locals to easily catch a ball game on a sunny day. The culinary scene is also burgeoning in Echo Park with local casual dining dominating the scene. Make sure to check out favorite, Brite Spot. Primary schools are available within the neighborhood, but residents look to neighboring areas for high school. With its trendy and hip vibe, Echo Park is sure to be a favorite for anyone looking for an independent retro style neighborhood.
Winsome is the perfect contemporary Echo Park diner to stop by for a homemade pastry and coffee. The trendy menu offers seasonal ingredients, housemade , and a range of breakfast and lunch specials.
This taco spot is flocked to for its braised meat, veggie stews, and handmade tortillas. An unpretentious wonder nestled into the streets of Echo Park.
Stop in for breakfast or lunch to enjoy a wide variety of classic American dishes from waffles and pancakes to scrambles. Don’t forget to grab a pastry from their bakery counter on your way out.
Pop in for a California craft beer and an assortment of vegan and vegetarian locally sourced American cuisines. A delight for vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Elf Cafe offers Mediterranean-style cuisine for a moderate price all while keeping it organic and locally sourced.
Echo Park Farmer’s Market:
Stop by every Friday from 3-7:30 pm for live music and a variety of local vendors. Make sure to check their calendar to see what featured event they have going on each week.
The Short Stop:
Hit the dance floor before a Dodgers home game while the DJ cranks out tunes. This dive bar is flocked to by a post-Dodger game crowd, perfect for unwinding any night of the week.
Little Joy Cocktails:
This former dive bar has been revamped under new management and brings a punk-rock vibe, pool tables, and a jukebox.
The Holloway, brought about by the same minds, is the sports bar equivalent of Little Joy Cocktails. Stop by for a burger and artisanal brew.
Grab a beer and some grub and hit the pinball machine. This popular hipster spot features counters, booths, and communal tables with walls lined with every vintage arcade game imaginable.
This cozy an ever-changing beer selection and bar snacks while setting the mood with an old-school record player.
Micheltorena Street Elementary:
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by GreatSchools, Micheltorena is widely recognized for its top-tier academics.
Clifford Street Elementary: Rated 4 out of 5 stars by GreatSchools, Clifford elementary is highly coveted by Echo Park parents.