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LA: The Bowery

by Sanne

AC is Swedish but she lives in Oslo and she has developed a serious Norwegian taste for hiking, so I’ve been dragged along all over LA (“10km? That’s just a short walk!”).

One of the last days we went for an evening walk all the way from our hotel to the Hollywood and Highland Center and then down Hollywood Blvd. It wasn’t until we got to the Hollywood & Vine intersection that AC finally got so tired of listening to my complaints about how my feet hurt and how hungry I was, and agreed that we could start looking for a place to have dinner.

We walked down on Vine St. and out of the blue, The Bowery appeared. The Bowery is reportedly LA’s first gastropub, and the place looked really nice and cozy, so we hurried inside.
The Bowery is known for its gourmet burgers, but so far, we had eaten so many burgers in LA that none of us felt, we could squeeze down another one (I never thought that day would come!).

I therefore ordered a tomato soup and a plate of grilled broccolini (a kind of long-stemmed broccoli) with burrata (a sort of creamy mozzarella), and AC ordered a Caesar salad with sweet potato fries. After having spent the last two weeks more or less soaked in alcohol, we didn’t really feel like drinking beer or wine, so instead we just had a glass of coke.
The food was really good, but one of the TV screens in the bar showed this really creepy monochrome horror film, so several times we were so shocked, we almost choked on our food. Otherwise, The Bowery was a really nice place, and we stayed for almost 2 hours before I convinced AC that we should take a cab back to the hotel.

I later went back for the burger, and it was really nice🙂


The Bowery is a cozy, New York inspired gastropub located at the intersection between Vine St. and Sunset Blvd. The restaurant is renowned for its legendary Bowery burger, but there are also lots of other upscale pub fare items and delicious salads on the menu.

There are a couple of tables available outside in front of the restaurant, but the traffic on Sunset tends to be noisy, so you would probably want a table inside.

The Bowery is dimly lit and the ambience is intimate yet hip. The bar is well assorted, so there is no risk that you will leave hungry.
The famous Bowery Burger is a 100% grass fed burger on a toasted English muffin. It costs $10 and additional items such as avocado, goat cheese and egg are $1 each.

• The Bowery does not take reservations.

• The bar is open till late, so stay for a drink or two after dinner.


The Bowery, 6268 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles

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