Thursday, April 10, 2008

Free Stuff in L.A.

Los Angeles is expensive. It's ridiculously expensive, but you don't have to go broke to enjoy it. here are a few of my favorite free, or at least dirt cheap things to do.

MOCA - The museum of contemporary art has three branches. Grand Avenue is the one I tend to frequent. There is a great little store there and a cafe that serves delicious treats. The current exhibition is "Collecting Collections" and features "highlights from the permanent collection". The best part? It's free to all every Thursday from 5 to 8.

LACMA - LA County Museum of art. The name says it all. Pay what you can from 5-8 everyday. Free parking after 7. It's a big place though, so if you're going when it's free it may take you two days to get through the whole thing.


El Conquistador - Silver Lake. A kitchy little mexican place with, what some call, psychedelic margaritas. Go during happy hour and your drinks will be half off and accompanied by a giant FREE plate of food. Enough for two people to share and leave stuffed. I can't say enough about the staff, they are amazing. Walking in the door feels like going home. I go with a friend of mine, who only orders one beer, and we eat dinner. No one ever looks at us funny, even though we are clearly cheapskates just in for the free food.

The Eagle A.K.A the Gauntlett - A leather bear bar most nights of the week that's taken over by lezzies on Wednesdays. Don't let that scare you though, it's the only place in L.A. that I know of that serves $2 beer. It's a really welcoming place for all, as long as your aren't bothered by hardcore gay porn everywhere you look.

That's it for today. Come back next Thursday for more free shit.


queenofhollywood said...

Hi Clementine!

How are you?

Sounds a very interesting places to visit.

I have a friend who is going to visit L.A this summer so definitively I'll suggested to go to some of these places.

My gang and I have intention to go to L.A next year too, we already are saving money because the trip from here is too expensive...

Like you have said, the city is ridiculously expensive and for tourist much more, but I wish we can go! Although that means that I'll be broke for a long time.

I'll stay tuned to read about more interesting stuff of L.A.

Anita said...

If I go to L.A. I will go everyday to that mexican margaritas too??:D:D:D

I always find one free place to go here where I live, and interesting of course!!
Each corner is a surprise!!!

May said...

i once visited L.A. in 2005 with a friend and we stayed at inn right next to the Vermont/Beverly Metro Station.
We've been to Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood, disneyland, Beverly Hills, UCLA,.... all by metro rail or bus, just to save $$...heeheee~

i know i'll be back someday. i miss L.A. ...Sunshine, blue sky and palm trees....

Wanda said...


I think it's vital wherever you are in the world to know what you can do for free or cheap. For sanity sake. This is the first thing try to find out wherever I go.