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Franklin Avenue In Los Angeles Comes Alive After Dark (PHOTOS)

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Franklin Avenue Los Angeles
The reuben sandwich at Locali. (Locali)

Story comes courtesy of Marpop.

By Mar Yvette

Sitting in the shadow of the towering Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre is where you'll find Franklin Avenue, the epicenter of Franklin Village, one of LA's more newly recognized neighborhoods. Wedged between Argyle Avenue on the west (right off the 101 freeway) and Van Ness Avenue on the east, the Franklin strip is one of those areas that really comes alive after dark. I recently spent an evening here with a fellow writer to check out this zone where cool kids, celebs and comics come out to play. Here's my list of places both old and new that are worth a visit.

La Poubelle
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If there's one place to hit up on Franklin it's La Poubelle, even if it's just for a drink at the red-hued bar. The restaurant was opened by French transplant Jacqueline Koster in 1969 and is now run by her daughter Francoise who settled within its remarkable walls after years traveling the world. The cocktails are handcrafted, the vibe is dark and sexy and the food from Chef Johnny is tres bien. It's just the kind of laidback place celebs love (I can't name names, but trust, they're regulars). Come here for the warm service and instant cool factor.