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Beer / Food spots near the Staples Center?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by tyrsis, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Heading up tomorrow to go to E3, wondering where I should go for lunch.
  2. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (395) California Feb 4, 2005

    Beer: Bottle Rocket is the only place I can think of that is walking distance (other than Yard House)

    Food: I say hit up Danny's Tacos food truck/stand (http://www.dannystacosla.com/). If you're looking for more of a sit down meal, I like Rivera and Corkbar, though both are a bit pricey.
  3. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (625) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    What do you consider close? Yard house is downtown, wurskutche, far bar
  4. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Hmm, Far Bar is fairly close. I'll probably hit that up. Thanks!
  5. Srsly

    Srsly Aficionado (235) California Mar 21, 2010

    I've never eaten at Far Bar, but it's definitely a great place. Spice Table is also in Little Tokyo (across the street from Far Bar) and has amazing food and a small but high quality beer list.
  6. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (395) California Feb 4, 2005

    I wasn't sure how far you planned to venture out past Staples so I didn't mention Far Bar. But yes, Far Bar is probably one of the better beer bars in LA. I'm a bit biased because I live in the neighborhood, but the beer selection is excellent and the food is also pretty good.

    I second Spice Table as well. Umamicetssan on Broadway also has really good food and a decent tap list.
  7. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (435) California Oct 20, 2006


    Open for lunch, and less than ten minute drive east from the staples center. 17 Belgian and Belgian style handles and a selection of tasty sandwiches and salads for lunch.
  8. JRSD

    JRSD Aficionado (215) California Oct 27, 2006 Verified

    Any updates to this list? Wanted to grab some food and a beer before the Sweet 16 games tomorrow. Bottle Rock says nothing about beer on their website, do they have a decent selection?
  9. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Savant (425) California Dec 21, 2010 Verified

    Within 0.5 - 1.0 miles, you've got:
    Spring Street (pretty decent spot)
    Public School 612 (only been once, nothing too memorable)
    Library Bar (a bit trendy, but some good beers)
    Los Angeles Brewing Company (sh*t ton of taps)
    Bottle Rock (way to chill for me if I'm going to a game)
    Yardhouse (zero novelty factor, but most convenient)

    I'd go Spring Street or LA Brewing.

    Or step out a bit further to Far Bar or Wurstkuche... just a smidge further...
  10. JRSD

    JRSD Aficionado (215) California Oct 27, 2006 Verified

    Thanks. Wound up at yard house drinking Populist. Worked really well despite being packed.
  11. walterfredo

    walterfredo Savant (310) California Nov 22, 2011

    bumping this thread to see if there are any new spots. Will be staying at the O Hotel on Flower street 1st week of April. Any new beer bars or bottle shops in walking distance?
  12. skelliott

    skelliott Aficionado (245) California Jul 2, 2013 Verified

    City Tavern (http://www.citytaverndtla.com) just opened at 7th & Fig.
    Sixth St. Tavern (http://sixthstreettavern.com) is at 6th and Hope.

    As far as bottle shops go, if you can get over to Sunset Beer in Echo Park that's really your best bet. If you need something downtown, Buzz (5th and Spring) has the biggest selection, but they are overpriced. Weird Beers (on 7th between Broadway and Spring) has a really small selection but you may come something unexpected every now and then. I found a 2013 Sucaba there a couple of weeks ago. There's also a little shop called Jason's Wine & Spirits at 9th and Main that's been expanding their craft beer selection lately. Nothing amazing, and not a place to buy IPAs as the turnover isn't great, but it works.