10 Things to do in Echo Park for Under 10 Dollars


1. The Gold Room

For $4, a beer, a shot of tequila and unlimited peanuts await you with open arms at the Gold Room. So technically, you could get two rounds of this ridiculously swell deal, leave a tip and rejoice the hopeful win of our boys in white and blue, all for under $10.

|| 1558 Sunset Blvd ||


2. Stories

Stories Books and Café boasts a plethora of used books in rather good condition for under $6. Pair that with coffee or tea, and you have yourself a lovely afternoon to sip and read.

|| 1716 Sunset Blvd ||


3. Brunch at Square One at the Boathouse

With reasonably priced menu items and drinks, you can enjoy a fulfilling and delicious brunch at Square One at the Boathouse for under $10. Meals like this are never limited to just eating; the opportunity for people watching (and duck, geese, dog and turtle watching, for that matter) can leave you pleasantly occupied for hours.

|| 751 echo park avenue ||


4. The Short Stop

The Short Stop is one of those Echo Park gems that keeps getting better and better. If the $3 PBR wasn’t enough to beckon you back, the disco themed dance floor lays down some some classic beats in this hipster heaven.  We especially love Super Soul Sundays and Motown Mondays.

|| 1455 Sunset Blvd ||


5. The Echo + Two Boots Pizza

On Saturdays, arrive before 10:30 PM and dance at the Echo’s Funky Sole Night for free. Come on Sundays before 6:00 PM, and the Grand Ole Echo offers some of the best free, down-home Americana in Los Angeles. After you’ve burned some calories and worked up an appetite, put The Soul Train and honkytonk to rest and indulge in a slice or two of Two Boots incredibly satisfying pizza. Again, all for under $10.

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6. Burger Night at the Park

If you live in Echo Park and haven’t experienced the Park’s epic Wednesday Burger Night, prepare to be floured. For $6, you get either the classic Park or turkey burger, and for $5, the veggie. This includes the basic toppers of lettuce, tomato and onion and for a $1 extra, you can add cheese. All this with enough cash left to tip your guaranteed stellar server, and you have yourself one hell of a bargain dinner for $10.

|| 1400 Sunset Blvd ||


7. Yogala + Valerie Tea House & Bakery

Photo Credit: Thirsty For Tea & Tanya Alexis for Yogala Studios

One may ask how a yoga class could possibly find its way under $10. Lucky for all of us, Yogala Echo Park offers a number of donation classes. Pay what you can, but we suggest at least $5. Afterwards, with jello limbs and a calm mind, treat yourself to a soothing cup of tea at Valerie Tea House & Bakery.

|| Yogala – 1840 Echo Park Ave ||

|| Valerie – 1665 Echo Park Avenue ||

8. The Sunset Beer Co.

An all-time favorite of ours, The Sunset Beer Co. offers over 800 imported and domestic craft  beers for ridiculously cheap (we’re talking as low as $1.00  cheap). They also have 12 rotating beers on tap if that’s your preference. Come between 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday – Thursday and enjoy their no-corkage-fee happy hour while partaking in a jolly game of Jenga.

||1498 W Sunset Blvd ||


9. Oaxaca Raw at the Echo Park Farmers’ Market

The Echo Park Farmers’ Market is perhaps the perfect place to get the most of your $10. With many generous vendors excited to share samples of their delicious products  and produce, you can test your tastes and spend your $10 wisely. Buy the necessary components to cook the perfect meal, or indulge in freshly prepared eats such as the chipotle raw vegan pizza from Oaxaca Raw Living Food. You will never believe something so tasty could be so healthy. Tip: go with a friend, each spend $10 and enjoy more food!

|| Lot #663, Logan St ||


10. The Delta Stairway + Chango

For those who have read our article on Exploring Echo Park Stairways, you will remember the agave-adorned Delta Stairs located in central Echo Park. Totaling 125 steps, a couple of rounds up and down the these stairs offers a free and riveting workout. When you are sufficiently sore and can go no further, enjoy a delicious sandwich and ice-cold mint-lemonade at Chango, just beyond the foot of the stairs.

|| Stairway – Delta St. one block west of Echo Park Ave ||

|| Chango – 1559 Echo Park Ave ||