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The Escondite

Bar, Burger Joint, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Central City East, Los Angeles
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 13, 2016
    This pub on the edge of Skid Row and Little Tokyo is a great place to escape to. Try one of the crazy burgers, or go for something a little more straightforward like the Chicago-Italian beef sandwich. Read more
  • Josef C.
    Josef ChrpaMay 21, 2016
    The best burger on West Coast! And we were in Gordon Ramsay BURGR. They make you medium rare as it SHOULD be! Not just burned piece of meat...Must visit if you are burger lover. Defenetely recomended!
  • Lacey W.
    Lacey WhiteAugust 17, 2014
    I absolutely love the Fat Albert burger. They also have a great side salad, BBQ boneless wings and the grilled cheese comes with tomato soup. Live music every night. I love this place.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Boneless buffalo wings, fried pickles, live music, plenty of tasty burgers and a good selection of liquor. Ask to try something interesting like the Old Grove Ballast Point Gin.
  • Jacqueline S.
    Jacqueline SongNovember 10, 2011
    If you want mustard to add to your burger, ask for the mustard mixed w/ horseradish. It's really good and gives tang to balance out the meat flavors. The veggie patty is pretty good too.
  • Maxwell M.
    Maxwell MojoMarch 25, 2013
    This place holds a place in my heart because it genuinely feels like a Chicago bar. The Bad: Italian Beef. The Good: Everything else. Get your Pinball machine fixed and I'll come back more!!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SaucedoMay 17, 2013
    The staff is nice, place has a relaxed feel. The fat Albert is crazy--a hamburger wrapped in bacon and cheese, slammed between two donuts, and covered in maple syrup.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HarolApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good lord, why didn't Yelp tell me that this bar has the best scenic view in El Ley? The staff is easy on the eyes and hard on the liver -- just the way I like it!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CacioppoDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    As your Mayor, I promise to keep the kitchen open till 1am, the parking lot open and free every night, and killer live music every night with no cover!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KJune 14, 2015
    True Chicago dive bar, super into the Bears and the Blackhawks. TV screens could be bigger though.
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkSeptember 10, 2016
    It's a very different crowd from the usual LA scene. Biker gang/Western vibe. But cheap drinks, awesome food, and chill vibe
  • DTELS LA
    DTELS LAJanuary 7, 2013
    You can get any burger on the menu with a chicken breast or black bean veggie patty instead of their chuck beef one. Read more
  • Maki S.
    Maki SFebruary 8, 2016
    Delicious burgers and very unique selection of beers on tap. They have free private parking lot!
  • Nina S.
    Nina SugamoriJuly 27, 2013
    It's fun here. Cute place with parking and live music in J-Town.
  • DTELS LA
    DTELS LAMarch 8, 2012
    The kitchen here is open till 1am and you've got until 2am to chow down on their delicious burgers.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason Y. September 21, 2012
    You ant go wrong with live bands at nights, shot of whiskey, beer, and a Capt'n Kangaroo.
  • Jones
    JonesDecember 9, 2014
    Train wreck and escondite are both solid. Train wreck has a nice spicy flavor to it
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chillicheesefries have a smokey bean flavor that sticks to your ribs. Wash it down with a Yeti Stout.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJanuary 8, 2016
    Check out The Escondite as it was featured on Guilty Pleasures for Deep fried Blue Cheese Burger Read more
  • renee l.
    renee lusanoMarch 7, 2012
    Great veggie burger, they use the Gardenburger black bean patty which I love!
  • Pink Money CEO
    Pink Money CEOOctober 20, 2012
    The fat albert is my dream burger! Provolone cheese, bacon, and beef on a donut.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon StoverJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the daily specials. There are some nice finds in there.
  • Peter N.
    Peter NeigerSeptember 15, 2013
    Fantastic fucking food. Definitely a great find and with the trip.
  • Camille A.
    Camille AthenaMay 5, 2013
    Be warned: Red onions come in the side salad.
  • Pete L.
    Pete LittrellOctober 9, 2011
    Great fresh cut fries! Truckstopper is good, but not phenomenal.
  • rudy r.
    rudy roblesAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Love it! You gotta try the "Boss Hogg" burger. Delicious!!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HenriquezOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch on the weekends. 11-5. The Foghorn Leghorn is the best!
  • Rudy V.
    Rudy VillaOctober 29, 2011
    The Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich is sooo Good!
  • Allison C.
    Allison CoronaOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Foghorn leghorn for weekend brunch. You won't be sorry
  • Ed K.
    Ed KwonFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    All burgers come w choice of fries or house salad
  • Willard S.
    Willard SnowJuly 29, 2013
    Try the fried dill pickles😀👍
  • Bubsy
    BubsyFebruary 18, 2012
    Gavin Mc Cloud is good. Fries are meh. We like our fries less floppy.
  • James G.
    James GonzalesJuly 18, 2012
    Am here with Gabby cuz David said its the bomb here!! N Gabby is a LA hipster
  • Max
    MaxAugust 17, 2014
    Without a doubt, one damn tasty Bloody Mary
  • Roque A.
    Roque AbalsamoOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Don Ho and the Captain Kangaroo are delicious!!
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJanuary 18, 2016
    Lovely bar with live music
  • Kat C.
    Kat C.October 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Drink a Crispin over ice and enjoy the DT skyline.:)
  • SUZY Q.
    SUZY QApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dr Joyce Brothers burger & buffalo mushrooms
  • The Megan D.
    The Megan DuffySeptember 26, 2011
    Buffalo mushrooms ftw and deep fried snickers
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal StewartFebruary 18, 2013
    RT and the 44's is a great live act!
  • M. D.
    M. DonilagSeptember 14, 2012
    The Buffalo mushrooms r the *$?@!
  • xxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    that burger with mashed potatoes on it 😅
  • John P.
    John PorterSeptember 3, 2011
    Try the Buffalo Mushrooms, absolutely ridiculous!
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney ChavezOctober 24, 2011
    Best bloody mary in downtown. Hands down.
  • Corey B.
    Corey BiggsMarch 24, 2012
    Words of Bunny: Capt. Kangaroo Burger is a MUST!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CacioppoSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Must try the buffalo mushrooms
  • Gisella S.
    Gisella S.April 28, 2012
    You must try the backpacker's holiday.
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki GNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You have to try the Trainwreck!!!
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerJuly 4, 2015
    Great staff, great food
  • Rozay W.
    Rozay WalkerJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything
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