Silver Lake is said to be the Williamsburg of the west. In other words, supremely hip. The atmosphere definitely caters to an independent rock and roll spirit and a modernist sensibility. If you like your hip neighborhood unwaveringly unslick and rife with diversity and you want to be able to find a $1 taco al pastor as easily as a $4 maple bacon doughnut, Silver Lake is for you.
Hang out with the indie crowd in Silver Lake, an Eastside neighborhood whose cool atmosphere garners a cult following. Rock-and-roll attitudes contrast with refined homes in the hills of Silver Lake—it’s these contradictions that keep the neighborhood audaciously coy and always entertaining. Run along Silver Lake’s reservoirs by day and swirl craft cocktails by night. If you prefer analog to digital, Silver Lake will have you smitten in minutes.
Since 2000, gentrification has intensified in the neighborhood, including the opening of many stylish independent boutiques, coffee shops, fitness studios, and restaurants. Silver Lake, known as one of “the city’s hippest neighborhoods”, has many bars, nightclubs and restaurants.