US - Pacific LA/OC area thread

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  1. PurityControl88

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    I'll be visiting family in Huntington Beach towards the end of the month. What's the best town to book a hotel in if you're looking for cool breweries/beer bars (duh), coffee, places to walk around, etc? Highland Park? Monterrey Park? Cheers!
     
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  2. BigFrank

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    I would vote for Redondo Beach. You have all of the attractions of beach life and fun bars / restaurants. you can also easily access a number of breweries in Torrance. Monkish, Smog City, King Harbod, Yorkshire Square... It's also a short drive to El Segundo and the Hawthorne breweries or Long Beach.
     
  3. SkunkDrool

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    I usually stay in Buena Park, Radisson specifically. You're 10-15 minutes from Bruery, Bottle Logic, Green Cheek, and the dive bar, Cups, is next door, as well as Rock and Brews across the street. Beachwood is about 25 minutes the opposite direction, and a short drive to Torrance from there.
     
  4. dontdrinkbeer

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    Downtown La checks a ton of boxes

    Mumford
    Highland park brewing
    Modern times
    Sunset beer co
    Barbara’s at the brewery
    Dry river is interesting
    Arguably second best coffee spot in LA g and B in grand market
    Lots of walking and metro opportunities.
    I mean if you’re ambitious AF you can blue line it through south central to beachwood good luck w that
     
  5. arren

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    What's the first best? If it's GGET, that doesn't really count
     
  6. dontdrinkbeer

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    Civil coffee on Figueroa is my personal fav

    heart and coava custom roasts, great space, the people watching is like next level
    Hipster voyeurism
     
  7. wuntrikpony

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    "hey baby...does his avocado toast have capers? I didn't even know that was an option"

    -overheard at Civil
     
  8. Tyrsis

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    was that you doing the Space X launch today in full on ddb voice? shit was uncanny
     
  9. mrk_d

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    If I can survive the blue line, anyone can.
     
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  10. BigFrank

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    Last week the blue line was shut down at Watts/103rd station. They had a free bus that ran parallel to the line at least to Compton Courthouse. Be sure to check https://www.metro.net before using. Riding the blue line at the end of a work day is a sight to be seen, smelled and felt. Apart from a transient repeatedly screaming at me that I was a blue eyed devil, it's not a terrible way to get between downtown and Long Beach.
     
  11. PurityControl88

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    I fucked up. I WISH they lived in Huntington Beach. They live in SAN MARINO. I do have a free Monday though so maybe I'll spend that near the Huntington Beach area. dontdrinkbeer I thought about hitting up PMG or Steven for recommendations but I'm shy.

    I'm looking to do something near the beach Monday. La Habra on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday near San Marino. Here's what I've got so far for places of interest, just not finding much near San Marino. Seems like Eagle Rock might be the best place to stay? Here's what I've got on a map so far:
    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1sPXACNfUPhDVcawNG8ml92pO8jQzW-Fx&ll=34.051210545214126,-118.24948334999999&z=18
     
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  12. wuntrikpony

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    If your staying on the east side, I’d reccomend snagging an Airbnb in Highland Park or Little Tokyo. If you get a spot near the gold line, you can take the metro straight to South Pasadena, which is right next to San Marino.
     
  13. PurityControl88

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    Right on. Yeah Highland Park seems like the best option at the moment. Thanks!
     
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    Since you're on the Westside now have you tried Menotti's or Good Boy Bob?
     
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    If you are staying on the Highland Park, you have no tacos there on your map. Let me help you. Go to @tacoselvenado

    Also - not sure how it hasn't been mentioned. Go to The Hermosillo. Maybe a few times.
     
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    Added! Let me know if you think of anything else I should be aware of. Cheers!
     
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    Barbacoa style lamb burrito at My Taco
    Chile Relleno burrito at La Abeja
     
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    Anything I should look out for this week? I land at 6 PM Wednesday and have about 24 hours to kill before my girlfriend and her family arrives. We are heading up to Pismo Beach for her sister's wedding Thursday evening. I figured I'd fill some growlers at Monkish at the least. Any crushable bangers at HPB in cans right now?
     
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    As of yesterday HPB had pleasant Pils (amazing) and daily Phone call hazy DIPA. Here was the tap list:
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  20. DannyFullpint

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