LA has no shortage of trendy hotspots and Uncool, a burger bar in a West Hollywood strip mall, eschews the category altogether, transforming a former taqueria into a welcoming neighborhood tavern with high-quality comfort food and craft cocktails. There are only a couple handfuls of seats across the interior wood bar and railing, with more on the patio out front. The cocktail menu features cheeky items like So Old Fashioned, So Uncool with rye, hickory-smoked cherry bitters, and simple syrup, plus wines, beers, and boozy snow cones. However, do come hungry so you can enjoy a menu of smashburgers, sandwiches, and wings, with plenty of vegan options.
How to book: Walk-ins only.
Poking fun at a city where almost everyone is striving to be some sort of famous, Uncool has quickly become a favorite neighborhood bar, offering a stellar lineup of breakfast favorites, burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, fries, and wings, in addition to craft cocktails, all served in a cozy environment with a white-tile-backed bar and flourishes of fluorescent lighting. There’s also an outdoor patio where you can people-watch in one of Weho’s busiest strip malls. The burgers are crafted with grass-fed beef chuck and short rib blend, but can be swapped with a vegan Impossible patty or Wagyu patty for a couple more bucks. They’ve got a classic option as well as a signature Uncool Burger with house-made sauce, American cheese, onion jam, a cheese crisp, and house pickles, or opt for The Rolls Royce of Burgers—which is the actual name of this creation that comes with a double Wagyu patty, black truffle mayo, truffle cheese, and onion jam. Absolutely get an order of wings on the side (with a boneless vegan option available), which come in flavors like Cacio e Pepe, Mango Habanero, Korean BBQ, and Chili Lime Tajin. Finish it off with one of their adultified snow cones, like the Strawberry-Basil Daiquiri.
How to book: Walk in or order pickup via Toast.