Things to do

A guide to Silver Lake

Get to know these essential restaurants, bars, shops and things to do in the trendy Eastside neighborhood

By Michael Juliano

Posted: Tuesday October 13 2015

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Silver Lake has comfortably maintained its position as the Eastside's trendiest neighborhood thanks to a wealth of boutique shops and an ever-growing dining scene, including everything from lovely outdoor patios to an old school tiki bar. Most of Silver Lake's essentials are situated along Sunset Boulevard, with Sunset Junction being the closest thing the neighborhood has to a walkable center. But you'll find plenty to do elsewhere, whether on a charming stretch of Silver Lake Boulevard or tucked among the scenic hills and namesake reservoir. Get the most out of your visit to Silver Lake with the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do in the eclectic Los Angeles neighborhood.

The best of Silver Lake

The best Silver Lake restaurants

What are you in the mood for? Is it pho? Pizza? Vegan or vegetarian? You've come to the right 'hood.

9 essential things to do in Silver Lake

You won't find any major museums or attractions, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of eclectic culture.

The best Silver Lake bars

Cheers to Silver Lake for being as diverse and exciting as LA itself—and for keeping us hydrated every night of the week.

The best shops in Silver Lake

It may not be as renowned as Rodeo Drive or Abbot Kinney, but Silver Lake has some serious shopping chops.

The best coffee shops in Silver Lake

We've rounded up the best places for a cold-brew, latte, espresso or whatever gets your heart palpitating.

Street style: Silver Lake's best street fashions at Sunset Junction

Whether walking their dogs, grabbing a cup of coffee or discussing scripts, Sunset Junction regulars are street-style savvy and eager to show it off.

The 11 people who are always at Intelligentsia in Silver Lake

Here are the 11 folks you're likely to encounter at Silver Lake's granddaddy of artisanal coffee.