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18 Ways To Celebrate the Fourth of July in LA

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgThe Fourth of July is just around the corner, bringing with it a three-day weekend with friends, family, fireworks and plenty of good food. If you don't have any barbecue plans yet, hit up these following spots to celebrate Independence Day. Pick up a picnic basket, nosh on some barbecue or hit up a soft shell crab and shrimp boil. Here, 18 ways to eat and drink your way through the Fourth of July in Los Angeles.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Angel City Brewery

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216 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 622-1261
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Angel City Brewery celebrates its first-ever ‘Merica Fest with lawn games such as cornhole, ping pong and ladder toss, apple pies from Pie Hole, firecracker pops from Si Paletas, food trucks, and of course beer, including the newly released Limited Tart Cherry Imperial Wheat and Lo-Lo Loquat Wheat.

2. Bar Covell

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4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-4400
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Bar Covell celebrates its fourth anniversary today, and wine director Matthew Kaner is fresh off a trip to Austria. Multiple Viennese wines and traditional Austrian bites like reindeer sausage are part of the celebration tonight.

3. Bigfoot Lodge

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3172 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 662-9227
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Thirsty Crow, Bigfoot Lodge and Bigfoot West ring in the holiday a night early with 3rd of July festivities. Both bars will offer $5 Sazeracs, the drink most widely recognized as the oldest known American cocktail, and live music from Davey Allen (at Bigfoot Lodge) and a DJ (at Thirsty Crow).

4. Border Grill

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445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 486-5171
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Border Grill Downtown opens from noon to 6 p.m with a lunch menu and happy hour menus available all day. Parking will be $5 all day with validation from the restaurant. Head to Grand Park for the fireworks and pick up picnic baskets with two burritos, a salad and two non-alcoholic drinks for $20, a basket for four for $36 or a basket for six for $54.

5. Bucato

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3280 Helms Ave
Culver City, CA 90034
(310) 876-0286
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Chef Evan Funke created a special “Italian-American” inspired menu at Bucato in honor of the Fourth of July with garlic knots, spaghetti and meatballs, jidori chicken “alla parmigiana” and tiramisu.

6. Cafe Del Rey

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4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395
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Executive chef Chuck Abair has curated an all-American feast for $60 to $80 to pair with a front row seat to the festive holiday fireworks in the Marina. The menu includes dishes such as watermelon gazpacho with tomato, cucumber, cilantro and red bell pepper; chilled squid salad with watercress, corn relish and red wine vinaigrette; and barbecue short ribs with smashed potato, summer squash, barbecue sauce.

7. The Churchill

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8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 650-8384
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The Churchill is bringing in their own twist to Fourth of July fare with a soft shell crab and shrimp boil with Maryland soft shells, tiger prawns, sweet corn, potatoes, English peas, chorizo and lemon for $15 per person.

8. Dog Haus Biergarten

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93 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 683-0808
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Dog Haus Biergarten throws its second annual hot dog eating competition on Saturday. The bar opens at 9 a.m. for the first quarterfinal World Cup match and then becomes a massive party for the competitive eating event.

9. Duff's Cakemix

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8302 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 650-5555
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Buy one decorating kit and get the second Kit free in the DIY Studio on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6.

10. Firefly

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11720 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 762-1833
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Firefly has a special three-course menu, along with tropical cocktails and boat drinks on the Fourth of July. The menu includes beer-battered prawns with garlic water; Honey Boo Boo burger with whipped honey butter, fiscalini cheddar and applewood smoked bacon; and the root beer float made with a sarsaparilla reduction, vanilla ice cream and root beer foam. The price is $35 per person (choice of one dish per course), excluding beverages.

11. Horse Thief

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324 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-0341
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Horse Thief BBQ hosts a special Fourth of July and first anniversary celebration, staying open until 10 p.m. with the full menu and newly opened beer and wine bar.

12. The Hudson

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1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-6686
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Order up a bourbon-basted barbecue quarter chicken with a side of smoked ham hock baked beans, jalapeño cornbread, chipotle honey butter and a watermelon slice for $14 and The 1776 with vodka, fresh strawberry, lemon juice, basil and topped with prosecco Friday and all weekend.

13. Mud Hen Tavern

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742 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 203-0500
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Mud Hen Tavern has $5 bloody Mary’s and a menu selection of chum burgers, fried fish tacos and cheeseburgers for $10. From 5 to 11 p.m., Mud Hen Tavern will also be showing JAWS in the bar. If you stop by in a bathing suit, you’ll even get a free draft beer of choice.

14. Nelson's

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100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2836
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Head to happy hour at Nelson’s from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday for discounted bites, beer and wine, Terranea’s Unplugged Acoustic Series featuring Clayton Joseph Scott on the Sunset Bluff attached to Nelson’s, complete with their “5 Ocean Market” menu and local beers, Catalina Kitchen’s extensive Seafood Buffet from 5 to 10 p.m. and live music in the Lobby Bar from 7 to 9 p.m.

15. Red O

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8155 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-5009
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Red O Melrose has happy hour all day on the Fourth of July.

16. Scratch | bar

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111 N La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 289-8010
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Scratch|Bar has a special All Day Happy Hour offering diners 20 percent off their entire bill during the day's service from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

17. Stamp Proper Foods

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4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 953-5181
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Pick up gluten-free cream cheese berry tarts for $6.50 so you don’t show up empty-handed.

18. Sunny Spot

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822 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 448-8884
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Sunny Spot's outdoor lot transforms into a beachside cocktail picnic with spiked lemonades from the mobile Stoli truck in flavors like blueberry-hibiscus, ginger-peach, and pineapple habanero paired with a variety of 'brown bag' sack lunches including sliders (inspired by the cookshop's Monday slider night), plantains and pineapple lollipops.

1. Angel City Brewery

216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Angel City Brewery celebrates its first-ever ‘Merica Fest with lawn games such as cornhole, ping pong and ladder toss, apple pies from Pie Hole, firecracker pops from Si Paletas, food trucks, and of course beer, including the newly released Limited Tart Cherry Imperial Wheat and Lo-Lo Loquat Wheat.

216 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. Bar Covell

4628 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Bar Covell celebrates its fourth anniversary today, and wine director Matthew Kaner is fresh off a trip to Austria. Multiple Viennese wines and traditional Austrian bites like reindeer sausage are part of the celebration tonight.

4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

3. Bigfoot Lodge

3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Thirsty Crow, Bigfoot Lodge and Bigfoot West ring in the holiday a night early with 3rd of July festivities. Both bars will offer $5 Sazeracs, the drink most widely recognized as the oldest known American cocktail, and live music from Davey Allen (at Bigfoot Lodge) and a DJ (at Thirsty Crow).

3172 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4. Border Grill

445 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Border Grill Downtown opens from noon to 6 p.m with a lunch menu and happy hour menus available all day. Parking will be $5 all day with validation from the restaurant. Head to Grand Park for the fireworks and pick up picnic baskets with two burritos, a salad and two non-alcoholic drinks for $20, a basket for four for $36 or a basket for six for $54.

445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5. Bucato

3280 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

Chef Evan Funke created a special “Italian-American” inspired menu at Bucato in honor of the Fourth of July with garlic knots, spaghetti and meatballs, jidori chicken “alla parmigiana” and tiramisu.

3280 Helms Ave
Culver City, CA 90034

6. Cafe Del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Executive chef Chuck Abair has curated an all-American feast for $60 to $80 to pair with a front row seat to the festive holiday fireworks in the Marina. The menu includes dishes such as watermelon gazpacho with tomato, cucumber, cilantro and red bell pepper; chilled squid salad with watercress, corn relish and red wine vinaigrette; and barbecue short ribs with smashed potato, summer squash, barbecue sauce.

4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

7. The Churchill

8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Churchill is bringing in their own twist to Fourth of July fare with a soft shell crab and shrimp boil with Maryland soft shells, tiger prawns, sweet corn, potatoes, English peas, chorizo and lemon for $15 per person.

8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Dog Haus Biergarten

93 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

Dog Haus Biergarten throws its second annual hot dog eating competition on Saturday. The bar opens at 9 a.m. for the first quarterfinal World Cup match and then becomes a massive party for the competitive eating event.

93 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105

9. Duff's Cakemix

8302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Buy one decorating kit and get the second Kit free in the DIY Studio on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6.

8302 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

10. Firefly

11720 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Firefly has a special three-course menu, along with tropical cocktails and boat drinks on the Fourth of July. The menu includes beer-battered prawns with garlic water; Honey Boo Boo burger with whipped honey butter, fiscalini cheddar and applewood smoked bacon; and the root beer float made with a sarsaparilla reduction, vanilla ice cream and root beer foam. The price is $35 per person (choice of one dish per course), excluding beverages.

11720 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

11. Horse Thief

324 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Horse Thief BBQ hosts a special Fourth of July and first anniversary celebration, staying open until 10 p.m. with the full menu and newly opened beer and wine bar.

324 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

12. The Hudson

1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Order up a bourbon-basted barbecue quarter chicken with a side of smoked ham hock baked beans, jalapeño cornbread, chipotle honey butter and a watermelon slice for $14 and The 1776 with vodka, fresh strawberry, lemon juice, basil and topped with prosecco Friday and all weekend.

1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

13. Mud Hen Tavern

742 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Mud Hen Tavern has $5 bloody Mary’s and a menu selection of chum burgers, fried fish tacos and cheeseburgers for $10. From 5 to 11 p.m., Mud Hen Tavern will also be showing JAWS in the bar. If you stop by in a bathing suit, you’ll even get a free draft beer of choice.

742 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

14. Nelson's

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Head to happy hour at Nelson’s from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday for discounted bites, beer and wine, Terranea’s Unplugged Acoustic Series featuring Clayton Joseph Scott on the Sunset Bluff attached to Nelson’s, complete with their “5 Ocean Market” menu and local beers, Catalina Kitchen’s extensive Seafood Buffet from 5 to 10 p.m. and live music in the Lobby Bar from 7 to 9 p.m.

100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

15. Red O

8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Red O Melrose has happy hour all day on the Fourth of July.

8155 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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16. Scratch | bar

111 N La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90211

Scratch|Bar has a special All Day Happy Hour offering diners 20 percent off their entire bill during the day's service from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

111 N La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90211

17. Stamp Proper Foods

4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pick up gluten-free cream cheese berry tarts for $6.50 so you don’t show up empty-handed.

4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

18. Sunny Spot

822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

Sunny Spot's outdoor lot transforms into a beachside cocktail picnic with spiked lemonades from the mobile Stoli truck in flavors like blueberry-hibiscus, ginger-peach, and pineapple habanero paired with a variety of 'brown bag' sack lunches including sliders (inspired by the cookshop's Monday slider night), plantains and pineapple lollipops.

822 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

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