Snakepit Alehouse: Official Whiskey Bar

Even Indiana Jones, famous for his dislike of snakes, would be comfortable at Snake Pit Ale House. Now considering itself Melrose Avenue’s unofficial neighborhood bar, owner John Fregosa opened this comfortable spot 25 years ago. Along with an open air ambiance, stellar juke box, some plasma television screens and a larger wall projection screen, the […]

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The Ten Sexiest Shops on Melrose

Science can really make or break a fun lifestyle. Luckily, the study of nookie has been a favorite of researchers for decades, and the results are clear: sex does a body good. It’s good for your heart, lowers blood pressure, is stress-relief and strengthens your immune system. In other words, be safe and get it […]

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Reform Gallery: Artisanal Furnishings and Cutting Edge Art

California modernism isn’t something only to be observed and coveted at the annual Palm Springs Modernism week, although Reform Gallery has exhibited there. This gallery as shop offers stylish, sleek furnishings and home decor handcrafted by California modern designers right on Melrose Ave. The 3000-square-foot showroom features a variety of Modern furniture and decorative arts, […]

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The Village Idiot: Not a Foolish Choice for Drinks and Dining

The Village Idiot is an iconic spot on Melrose Ave., ahead of the gastropub curve when it opened in 2007 and still offering fun, fine dining, and a lively bar scene today. According to co-owner Lindsay Kennedy, the former Chianti and Chianti Cucina space was “opened up to make it light and bright, and better […]

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Fala Bar: Vegan, Fresh, and Fun

Open since April 2014, Fala Bar Melrose is a delicious fast casual vegan falafel spot. Owner Mike Shab and his partner came up with this unique dining experience for a simple reason. “We saw there was a void in the fast casual vegan space. We wanted to create an experience where even those who are […]

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