Party Earth Review Bookended by the Beverly Center to the west and The Grove to the east – two of LA’s most popular malls – Third Street offers one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and bars that are a welcome respite... ... read full review
West Third Street (between La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
24/7; hours vary for retails stores and restaurants
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
Bookended by the Beverly Center to the west and The Grove to the east – two of LA’s most popular malls – Third Street offers one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and bars that are a welcome respite from the typical corporate chain stores.
Although this mile-long stretch is less snooty than Rodeo Drive and lacks the paparazzi-fueled celebrity frenzy of Robertson Boulevard, discerning shoppers will nonetheless find plenty in the way of chic shoes from Sigerson Morrison, vintage clothing from Polkadots & Moonbeams, designer trends at boutiques like Milk, Hillary Rush, and Satine, and even home furnishings and housewares.
Those who work up an appetite early on can stop into popular breakfast spots Toast or Quality, or relax later on at Joan’s On Third, a delicious gourmet marketplace and café perfect for brunch, lunch, and the occasional mid-week celebrity sighting.
Fine French restaurants Little Door and A.O.C. are perpetually packed with a hip clientele, while sushi-spot Izaka-ya is known for attracting the city’s in-crowd.
After dark, trendy young things flock to nightlife options like the lucha libre-themed Mexican bar El Carmen, which offers one of the city’s largest collections of fine tequilas, down-and-dirty Irish dive St. Nick's Pub, and Goal, an upscale sports bar.
Perfect for a pleasurable LA afternoon, Third Street may be a treat for the senses – but it’s definitely a danger to the pocketbook.
In-the-know and generally affluent locals. Women of all ages for shopping by day, hip young professionals at the restaurants and bars by night, 20s to 30s.
Restaurants and cafés ranging from hole-in-the-wall strip mall joints to fine dining. The Little Next Door (8142 West Third Street) is a great Parisian Café, while Magnolia Bakery (8389 West Third Street) offers some of the best cupcakes in town.
My Pilates Body (8242 West Third Street) and The Bar Method (8416 West Third Street) offer Pilates and aerobics classes.
Valet parking provided by the West Third Street Business Association available at various marked points along the street.
Retail stores on the pricey side. Restaurants and bars range from modest to expensive. Public valet parking $4.50 before 6pm and $7 thereafter.
Fairly casual for shopping, chic and fashionable at the restaurants.
Nearby Robertson Boulevard, the Beverly Center mall (8500 Beverly Boulevard), and The Grove / Farmers Market shopping center (189 The Grove Drive) offer more shopping and dining options. The 3rd Stop (8636 West Third Street) just west of La Cienega Boulevard (8636 West Third Street) has an excellent Happy Hour.