Perfectly healthy people from coast to coast are already calling in sick for Thrillist’s Best Day of Your Life, the nation’s greatest new national holiday, and we want YOU to join their ranks. Spend all day Friday, June 21st hitting up the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more that your city has to offer — as chosen by local Thrillist readers and editors.
Be on the lookout for Thrillist editors, who will be giving away complimentary high fives (and maybe some extra goodies too), and use Foursquare to check in at our #BDOYL locations for the chance to score freebies, discounts, and more!
Coffee Stop: Intelligentsia
3922 W Sunset Blvd
Because you can’t have the Best Day of Your Life if you’re still recovering from the Best Yesterday of Your Life. Get a start on the day and grab a cup of java at this smart place. If it’s packed there, LA Mill is another fresh-starter super-close by. Closer to Downtown? Then hit up Handsome Coffee, our Readers Choice.
Lunch: Sushi Ike
6051 Hollywood Blvd, #105
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Circle back east to Ike in Hollywood, and get the Smoked Salmon right away. Too crowded there? Katsuya down the street’ll hit you with a baked crab hand roll.
Happy Hour: Rush Street
9546 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Come for the awesome happy hour, stay… for the awesome happy hour. Keep it going at Rush Street, and hope that some also-drinky UCLA Sophomore decides it’s time to try that upstairs pole. If it’s packed, Ford’s Filling Station is very, very close. Can’t get out of Hollywood? Dominate our Readers’ pick, Big Wangs.
Party Time: the Bungalow
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Send off the #BDOYL at one of LA’s top outdoor bars with a cold one. Watch the sun drop with a fresh-fruit filled cocktail or, in a pinch, do the same thing poolside at the Shangri-la. Or if you’re still in damn Hollywood, hit up Readers’ Choice winner Cat & Fiddle, then toast to your brilliant day.
Head over to Thrillist to view the full itineraries.