Highland Park has been an up-and-coming neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles over the past many years. With many young residents and families living there, there are lots of great bars and restaurants to enjoy along popular York Blvd and Figueroa St.
Hippo - Though fairly new to the neighborhood, I tried it out recently and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. From James Beard award-winner Matt Molina, it sits right behind his equally beloved Triple Beam Pizza (the place where they weigh the pizza), as well as another local favorite, Go Get Em Tiger.
Kitchen Mouse - Truly cute as a button, and offering an entirely vegetarian menu, Kitchen Mouse is a delight. Does it get better than vegan, gluten-free pancakes?
Gold Line Bar - Gold Line Bar is so LA. But it’s also pretty great. They play music exclusively from their extensive vinyl collection displayed throughout the bar, and make tasty craft cocktails, but the whiskey highballs on tap are also a solid choice.