Fun group dinner spot pre-Dodger game
We are coming from downtown, so mainly looking for a place in the near vicinity to have a few drinks and some tasty, pre-game nosh. Maybe some good Chinese food? Or somewhere cool in Echo Park? I suggested the Red Lion, but that was ruled out. Mexican food is sort of my last resort on this one (I have it a ton).
Ciudad in downtown
McCormick's in downtown for a good happy hour
My personal favorite is Sushi Gen. Have some good sushi, but you are not too stuffed to eat a few snacks at the game.
I usually just do Philippe's too. With the free shuttle service they're going to start at the end of July, Philippe's becomes really convenient.
Anyway, if you want Echo Park, you could try some of the new places that are springing up.
1320 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
1400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Lot 1 Cafe
1533 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
There's a new restaurant called The Park on Sunset in Echo Park that is literally walking distance from the stadium. The food is great and the place is very affordable. The only issue is that it's BYO.
1400 Sunset Blvd
LA CA 90026
213 482 9209
There's also a place called 15 on Echo Park Ave which is a bit more upscale and has a full bar. Either place would be convenient for a pre-game dinner, although I'm not sure what time you plan on arriving at the Stadium.