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 its 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 and drinks 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!