La Brea/Fairfax

La Brea/Fairfax Travel Guide

Move over cupcakes: the “faux donuts” at this artisanal bakery are L.A.’s latest sweet novelty.

This no-frills neighborhood theater is the last surviving revival movie house in Los Angeles—thanks in large part to its famous benefactor Quentin Tarantino, who stepped in to buy the property when the theater was on the brink of shutting down.

The Farmers Market has been a favorite gathering place in L.A.—hence the saying, “Meet me at Third & Fairfax”—since the Great Depression.

Designer cocktails and Art Deco decor distinguish this sumptuous throwback to a 1930s supper club. The latest venture of Campanile chef Mark Peel, the Tar Pit is located in West Hollywood near the corner of N. La Brea and Melrose Aves.

David Kramer, co-owner of Family, bills it as "a curated bookstore." This means that the emphasis, at least where the book selection is concerned, is on quality over quantity. This one-of-a-kind shop is a hipster's dream on prime Fairfax real estate.

Time travel is easy at this overflowing jewel-box of a vintage store; whether you’re nostalgic for turn-of-the-century gowns or the grunge fashions of the 1990’s, you’ll get your fix here.