- By kevin
- On Jun 14, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
We talk about the Local guide to California in East Coast in this paper,to book the East Coast bus tours on the Globerouter.com website with discount price.The city’s two most walkable areas are a quick ride away,including Burbank’s tree-lined downtown along San Fernando Boulevard and the vintage-strewn district that follows Magnolia Boulevard.That’s where you’ll begin,soaking in the no-frills authenticity of the city that gave birth to Hollywood glamour.
Where to drink in California?
The heart of Downtown Burbank runs red—or white or rosé,depending on the glass you order at Urban Press Winery.Quickly garnering a devout following since opening its doors at the end of 2016,the urban winery stays true to its name,contracting with vineyards in Northern California’s Wine Country to produce vino from grapes that owner Giovanni D’Andrea supplies himself.Every glass comes with an education,but the knowledgeable staff leaves pretense at the barrel.
For a local beer straight from the source,visit the taprooms at Verdugo West Brewing(bring on the Gigil rice lager!)and Lincoln Beer Co.,where it’s all about the Anytime Fiesta(a habanero-and vanilla-tinged red).Once you’ve tried the local flavors,cool off with a cold one from Tony’s Darts Away,a bottle-free bar with 38 taps,each pouring a California brew.In true West Coast fashion,the beer menu is split conveniently into“IPA”and“Not IPA”sections,plus the spot is decked out with pool tables,dart boards,and a mix of elevated bar bites to keep you there’til early morning.Time your visit right to partake in the annual vegan chili cookoff.
Recognize those cool hues that line the vinyl seats at The Blue Room from somewhere?Memento might jog your memory—the dive bar moonlighted in the film as Fredy’s Bar.Outside of its media appearances,the bar is a great spot to grab a cheap drink—be it a PBR or a key lime martini—feed the jukebox some coins,and soak in L.A.noir.
For a nightcap with a different scene,head to Commonwealth,one of the few fine dining spots in Burbank.But unless you’re out for a date night or special occasion,skip the entree altogether and go straight for the creamy butterscotch pudding,topped with a crisp of prosciutto and paired with any number of grapes from the restaurant’s healthy wine list.