Spend Cash Before the Sun Comes Up
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For Tokyo Treasures
How to describe the Tokyo Japanese Outlet ...? Come sift through a treasure chest of goodies from the land that brought us sushi and Sanrio. Great for gifts, you’ll find everything from housewares to candy. 2109 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A. Open ‘til: 11 p.m., midnight on Fri-Sat
Carney’s, 800 Degrees, Roscoe’s
LATE-NITE BITES WHEN YOU’RE CRAVING:
WHEN YOU’RE CRAVING:
At 800 Degrees, which just opened its two-story Hollywood location last week, you can fully customize a Neapolitan pizza that takes mere minutes inside the restaurant’s wood-fire oven. 10889 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood Open ‘til: 2 a.m.
It’s a Fairfax District landmark that after all these years still serves up old-school Jewish deli favorites, and Canter’s is always a packed house, anytime of night. Bonus points for spotting Rodney Bingenheimer, Mayor of the Sunset Strip. 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Mid-City Open ‘til: 24 hours
A Customized Pizza
A Hot Dog (Served in a Rail Car)
Pastrami on rye
Surely you already knew that our city’s famed music haven Amoeba is open late, but maybe you forgot. Great for killing time before heading into the Cineramadome or for a latenight bout of dropping down some plastic, the aisles of music, movies, vintage tees and posters are endless. 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. Open ‘til: 11 p.m., 10 p.m. on Sundays
A slice of homemade pie
Its location in the middle of the Sunset Strip doesn’t make it the easiest spot to get to unless you’re already up in Crazytown, but chili cheese dog fans know Carney’s is worth it. 8351 W. Sunset Blvd., WeHo Open ‘til: Midnight, 3 a.m. on weekends
We’re not sure you can call Brite Spot a greasy spoon with all its Vegan options—maybe a ‘hipster spoon’? The dessert case here is particularly enticing. 1918 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park Open ‘til: Midnight, 3 a.m. on weekends
The World’s Best Brownie Sundae
Spicy Korean diner eats
A regular landing spot for L.A. residents who take up residence in the adjacent Hollywood Hills, The 101 Coffee Shop is the epitome of ‘retro cool,’ and its waffle brownie, topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce, is heavenly. 6145 Franklin Ave., Hlywd Hills Open ‘til: 3 a.m.
Think of BCD Tofu House like the Korean version of a never-closing Denny’s, but instead of pancakes, you come here for steaming hot pots of tofu stew, kim chi and a tiny little fried mackerel. 3575 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown Open ‘til: 24 hours
A Boozy Milkshake
Spaghetti and meatballs
A swanky spot inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 25° was a progenitor of L.A.’s build-a-burger craze, though it’s a notch or two above the others. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd Open ‘til: 24 hours
Those who have never stepped into Jones might think it’s a bar (which, sure, it is), but it’s also an old-schoolreminiscent Italian spot that serves up classic dishes. 7205 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo Open ‘til: 2 a.m.
Chicken and Waffles
Steak and Eggs
You can never go wrong with a two-piece, side of waffles at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, unless you’re really hungry, in which case you should order a side of mac ‘n’ cheese, too. 5006 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-City Open ‘til: midnight, 2 a.m. on weekends
DTLA’s famed all-night spot, where the door literally doesn’t have a lock, The Original Pantry Cafe will cook you up the perfect steak and eggs at any time of night. Just bring cash. 877 S. Figueroa St., DTLA Open ‘til: 24 hours
French Toast (Served by a Hipster)
Popular retro diner Fred 62 has been around for nearly two decades, serving breakfast eats, an assortment of deep-fried appetizers (like the popular mac ‘n’ cheese balls) and a ‘pot pie of the day.’ 1850 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz Open ‘til: 24 hours
When you want BBQ in the Valley, go to Boneyard Bistro, where the late-night menu includes burgers and tons of unhealthy but delicious apps, like the “Bacon Building Blocks.” 13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks Open ‘til: Midnight Sun-Thu, 1 a.m. on weekends —S.H.
For Vintage Vinyl
For the Latest Hipster Zine
Did seeing Batman v. Superman unleash the inner nerd that hasn’t bought a comic in decades? Scratch that itch at one of the city’s most popular comic book emporiums, Secret Headquarters, where you can also pick up graphic novels and zines from indie publishers. 3817 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake Open ‘til: 9 p.m., 7 p.m. on Sundays
For a Book Club Selection
A last remaining vestiges of a Los Angeles neighborhood bookstore, Skylight Books is, like, 10 times cooler than a Barnes & Noble. Sure, you can find a best seller, but don’t pass up the indie stuff by local artists and authors. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz Open ‘til: 10 p.m.
L.A. After Dark