Silver Lake is a lively and culturally distinct neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is bordered by Los Feliz
in the west, the Golden State Freeway in the north, Echo Park
in the east, and the 101 freeway in the south. The past few decades have seen the development of vibrant bar, night club, and restaurant scenes in Silver Lake, as well as an indie/alternative rock convergence.
Whether you want to take a daytime stroll and discover a quaint coffee shop or head “out” for a wild night of clubbing and partying, Silver Lake has just the independently spirited/locally owned establishment for you. It is widely known as a hipster Mecca. Outside of West Hollywood
, Silver Lake probably boasts the most significantly concentrated gay community in Los Angeles, and a much different one, at that: the neighborhood is generally more gritty and bohemian than gaudy and glitzy. Other than the aforementioned freeways, major throughways include Silver Lake Blvd., Glendale Blvd., and Sunset Blvd.