Time Out Los Angeles' best of 2015

We recap the year in restaurants and bars, arts and culture, comedy, film, events, things to do, music, nightlife and more

McDonald's and Chevy party at Coachella 2015, Day 2
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanMcDonald's and Chevy party at Coachella 2015, Day 2

It's been a monumental 2015 in Los Angeles. We've seen the opening of the Broad, revivals of institutions like Clifton's Cafeteria and the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the continued domination of food in a bowl (see: poke, açai). While we eagerly wait for 2016, take a walk down memory lane with us as we recap the best of 2015. Make sure to check out our original predictions for the year to see what we were right about and what we got dead wrong.

RECOMMENDED: See our 2016 predictions.

Best of 2015

The 100 best dishes and drinks in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The 100 best dishes and drinks in Los Angeles

The 20 best movies of 2015
Movies

The 20 best movies of 2015

The 25 best albums of 2015
Music

The 25 best albums of 2015

The 17 best TV shows of 2015
Movies

The 17 best TV shows of 2015

The best songs of 2015
Music

The best songs of 2015

The 14 best books of 2015
Things to do

The 14 best books of 2015

LA's best restaurant openings of 2015
Restaurants

LA's best restaurant openings of 2015

LA's best bar openings of 2015
Bars

LA's best bar openings of 2015

10 things New York media said about Los Angeles in 2015
News

10 things New York media said about Los Angeles in 2015

The best Los Angeles theater of 2015
Theater

The best Los Angeles theater of 2015

2015 in photos

Our favorite LA photos from 2015
Things to do

Our favorite LA photos from 2015

Our 50 best photos from Coachella 2015
Music

Our 50 best photos from Coachella 2015

Photos of Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever 2015
Things to do

Photos of Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever 2015

Time Out LA's Mac & Cheese Smackdown 2015
Things to do

Time Out LA's Mac & Cheese Smackdown 2015

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Our original 2015 predictions

Comedians to watch in 2015
Comedy

Comedians to watch in 2015

Local bands to watch in 2015
Music

Local bands to watch in 2015

The most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015
Restaurants

The most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015

5 new workouts to try in 2015
Things to do

5 new workouts to try in 2015

5 wishes we have for LA in 2015
Things to do

5 wishes we have for LA in 2015

Los Angeles events to look forward to in 2015
Things to do

Los Angeles events to look forward to in 2015

The 50 films we can’t wait to see in 2015
Movies

The 50 films we can’t wait to see in 2015

Oscars 2015: 15 films that could win big
Movies

Oscars 2015: 15 films that could win big