Dark, in both décor and ambiance, this small romantic bar features great music and friendly, talented bartenders. You can’t go wrong with a classic Sidecar or Old Fashioned here, but our favorite concoction is Feed the Fish, a memorable mixture of gin, Dimmi liqueur andkombucha, along with lime, dill and passion fruit.
Petit Trois Valley:
Arguably one of the best French restaurants in Los Angeles, Petit Trois is the delightful interpretation of a Parisian bar. Brought to you by Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the team behind buzzy Trois Mec, among others, menu standoutshere include the Steak Tartare appetizer with fried shallots and elderberries, and the signature Big MecDouble Cheeseburger which is out of this world.
Whether its 11 in the morning or 11 at night, this hole-in-the-wall spot is always busy. That’s because they service some of the best Middle Eastern food this side of the Mediterranean. You can’t go wrong with their chicken schnitzel, the tender filet shishkabobs or the fantastic falafel.
Happy Day’s Café:
With a menu based exclusively on the amazing churro, how can you go wrong? Classic churros, stuffed churros, churro ice cream sandwiches and churro waffles are served up with some of the best coffee in the Valley. A quick stop here will turn any bad day into a happy day, guaranteed.
For more than 60 years, this Valley mainstay has been serving up a festive atmosphere and authentic Mexican food. In fact, its one of the longest continually operating, family-owned restaurants in all of Los Angeles. Pop in for happy hour and stay for the lobster guacamole, albondigas and vegetarian Mexican pizza.
Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area:
This vast 2,000-acre wonderland encompasses nearly every outdoor activity you can imagine. There are multiple golf courses, a sports complex and fields, courts and facilities for archery, cricket, baseball, tennis, volleyball and soccer, to name just a few. The centerpiece 27-acre manmade lake is a haven for fishing, paddle-boating and remote-control boats, while those seeking absolute solace canvisit the Japanese Garden.There’s an off-leash dog park here, plus a vast 225-acre wildlife preserve which serves as an important habitat for area birds.
Sherman Oaks Galleria:
Embrace your inner Valley Girl at this iconic mall once featured in the classic movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” There’s shopping, of course, plus an Arclight Cinema, dining venues to suit every taste, a 24-Hour Fitness and an indoor children’s playground and party space.