Underground LA: Secret menus, hidden art and underground parties

Uncover LA's secret places with our guide to the best dishes and art where you’d least expect it, quirky museums and the best things to do below street level.



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Jakob N. Layman

You don't have to look too closely to see that LA runs deep—deep underground, that is. And we're not talking about earthquake fault lines. LA has plenty of secret places to discover and some are staring right at you. Use our guide to find the best underground parties, secret menu items, quirky museums, amazing art in public places, best dishes in unexpected places and things to do (literally underground) in LA.

Chilaquiles at Petty Cash Taqueria

Chilaquiles at Petty Cash Taqueria Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Party-goers at Dragstrip 66

Party-goers at Dragstrip 66 Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

The Edison

The Edison Photograph: Scott Atkinson Newell

"Carl in Silverlake"

"Carl in Silverlake" Courtesy of JR

Caribbean cuisine from a liquor store.

Caribbean cuisine from a liquor store. Photo by Hadley Tomicki

Harvey Sarcastic Disco

Harvey Sarcastic Disco Courtesy of Heavy Sarcastic Disco

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