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Echo Park drink slingers tell you where to shop for Xmas


Christmas shopping can suck! All those gifts for all those people but you don’t have to brave the crowds at your local mall, follow the herd to some giant corporate department store, or spend a fortune to find great gifts for your friends and family. You can stay right in Echo Park and find exactly what you need. Some local Echo Park residents and well known drink slingers have chimed in with their favorite picks for shopping in Echo Park this Christmas season.


The Terril Johnson of Echo Park

Name: Terril Johnson
Nickname: T. So. Real
Occupation: Bar manager, Shortstop and Footsies
Favorite place in Echo Park to shop for Xmas: Le Pink on Sunset
Why there: “I think it is really in Silverlake but eh, you can good stuff there for women and men both”

Le Pink and Co
3820 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 661-7465


The one the only Miss Amy G

Amy Gard
Nickname: Amy Jesus
Occupation: Artist, bartender at The Redwood
Favorite place in Echo Park to shop for Xmas: Taix
Quote: “I’m going to take my best friends out for cocktails and Keno! Nothing like a little legal gamblin’ in Echo Park”

Taix French Restaurant
1911 W Sunset Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213 )484-1265


Joe Skyward international man of mystery

Joe Skyward
Nickname: Uncle Joe
Occupation: Rockstar, bartender, globe hopper
Favorite place in Echo Park to shop for Xmas: Patra Burger
Quote: “I’d get gift certificates for all my friends. MmmMm”

Patra Burger
1524 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-0301


Julie Chadwick will rock your socks

Julie Chadwick:
Nickname: Wicked
Occupation: Landscape designer, bartender at Shortstop
Favorite place in Echo Park to shop for Xmas: Stories
Why there: “Love this bookstore, they even have great coffee in the back”

1716 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-3733

Echo Park is not just a hot bed of great places to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season, it's also full of creative and interesting finds. Besides you should be supporting your local merchants so they will be around for years to come.