the grasie guide : the friend

May 11, 2017

Style Me Grasie

The Friend - The Grasie Guide - STYLE ME GRASIE “The Face” Cocktail – Elyx Vodka, Black Tea, Cucumber, Mint & Lime “The Writer” Cocktail – Mt. Gay Silver Rum, Chandon Brut, Maraschino, Elderflower, Lime & Sage “The Leader” Cocktail – Altos Anejo Tequila, Tomatillo, Passilla, Lime, Augamel & Canelo (Vegan) Avocado Toast with Radish & Pickled Onions Assorted Charcuterie Plate with Focaccia, Apricot Mustard and Cornichons The Couscous Bowl with Baby Spinach, Pomegranate, Cherry Tomato, Red Onion & Egg Shrimp Cocktail with Marinated Fennel, Chili & Tomato The Friend is a playful bar and casual eatery that just made its way into Silverlake. It’s definitely the new east side hot spot for cocktails and late night fun. But what surprised me most about the place was it’s AMAZING food! Yummy dishes courtesy of Maré, which is right next door (and will be featured on The Grasie Guide next week!). On my recent visit, I went early for some bites with friends. To start off, we got the Charcuterie Plate and the Avocado Toast (vegan), which were both delicious. Then enjoyed the Couscous Bowl (vegan) and the Shrimp Cocktail. Along with these incredible dishes, we had three signature cocktails with all kinds of eclectic ingredients: The Face, The Writer and The Leader. Literally everything we ate and drank was perfect. In addition to great food and drinks, The Friend is a very art-focused place with Andre Saraiva pieces everywhere and pretty pink and mint decor. They have lots of DJ nights and definitely attract a hip, young crowd. It’s the perfect place to celebrate birthdays (I had my b-day celebration there in February) or to just meet up with a group of friends. Go early for dinner and stay late for drinks and dancing…it’s a super fun spot and definitely Grasie approved! THE FRIEND 2611 HYPERION AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 HOURS: OPEN DAILY 7 PM – 2 AM SILVERLAKE @THEFRIENDBAR Photography by Sylvia G Also on Style Me Grasiethe grasie guide : bar angelesthe grasie guide : L&E oyster bar brunchthe grasie guide : fat dragonthe grasie guide : go get em tiger los feliz