Afar's Guide To Culture And Culinary Arts In Downtown L.A.


Museum of Contemporary Art

Check out the fantastic collection of contemporary art. Afterwards, walk around the Gehry-built Walt Disney Concert Hall. Shield your eyes from the reflection!

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

It's always worth seeing what exhibit is on at the Geffen Contemporary.

Wurstk├╝che Restaurant

The sausages and French fries are top notch, but Wurstkuche is really all about the beer. Try any of the vast selection of imported beers on tap.

The Pie Hole

A multitude of pie variations, all fresh and seasonal. A lovely afternoon pick-me-up.


Drop by this great little store in East L.A. and stock up on stylish notebooks and cute T-shirts.

The Varnish Bar

Get a classy cocktail at this speakeasy-style bar, within Cole's.

Rivera Restaurant

Have a late meal at this innovative and delicious modern Latin restaurant. The tequila list is excellent. Don't miss the handmade corn tortillas, decorated with flowers.

I would stay at: Hotel Figueroa

Old-world, Moorish stylings right on the edge of downtown. Spend some time by the pool.