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Local Places & Extraordinary Spaces: Los Angeles Hidden Gems

As part of Extra Space Storage’s Local Places & Extraordinary Spaces series, host and Los Angeles area resident Dax Holt gave us the local’s guide to some of the coolest Los Angeles hidden gems. Check out the episode below to discover these incredible spots!

Good Clean Fun

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If you’re looking to kick back and relax after a long day, head to Downtown Los Angeles wine bar Good Clean Fun. This natural wine bar in LA offers organic, all-natural wines internationally sourced from Slovakia, Chile, Hungary, and more. What makes Good Clean Fun such a unique hidden gem is that it shares a location with Cognoscenti Coffee, which operates during the day, so you wouldn’t know this wine shop and bistro is there until nighttime!

Follow Good Clean Fun on Facebook and Instagram.

Met Her at a Bar

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Searching for a great Los Angeles cafe with amazing breakfast and brunch options? Met Her at a Bar is the place to go! This Mid-Wilshire hidden gem is known for its extensive waffle selection, including the Fried Chicken & Waffle, Wafflebello Sandwich, and I Miss You Waffle & Lox. The Met Her at a Bar menu also includes lunch options and a variety of drinks from coffee to beer and brunch cocktails. It’s the perfect spot to grab a bite and meet up with friends or family!

Follow Met Her at a Bar on Facebook and Instagram.

Pastina Trattoria

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One of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, Pastina Trattoria is a family-owned and operated spot that’s been in business since 1993. This West LA restaurant serves up hearty pasta like the Fettuccine alla Bolognese and Penne all’ Arrabbiata, as well as fresh seafood dishes like Spaghetti al Cognac and Linguine ai Fruitti di Mare. When you’re there, be sure to say hello to friendly owners Frank and Nancy and save room at the end of your meal for tiramisu!

Follow Pastina Trattoria on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Wisdome LA

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You have to check out Wisdome LA in the Arts District. One of the most unique hidden gems in Los Angeles, this event venue and art park offers everything from art displays and live concerts to yoga classes and guided meditation sessions. Inside its five domes, you’ll find Wisdome LA’s Mystic Universe interactive art exhibition, which takes visitors through avant-garde installations that highlight the spirituality of the universe through religion, mythology, and ancient wisdom.

Follow Wisdome LA on Facebook and Instagram.

Two Bit Circus

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Two Bit Circus is soon to be your new favorite hangout in Los Angeles! Tucked back among a group of warehouses in the Arts District, this LA hidden gem is the ultimate fun zone. It’s home to a massive arcade, several escape rooms, and virtual reality games—they even have delicious snacks and a full bar available. Two Bit Circus is a great spot for birthday parties, corporate events, or just a fun game-filled weekend evening!

Follow Two Bit Circus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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About Mike Beutler

Mike Beutler is a writer and digital content specialist who transitioned to self storage in 2020 after several years in the airline industry. His travels cultivated a passion for exploring cities across the U.S. and abroad and inspired him to learn more about practical insights for urban living. With 14 moves under his belt, both locally and cross-country, he also has a passion for minimalism and organization, and sharing tips to help others make any space feel like home while staying organized.