This Sunset Boulevard bar is a balm to the weary Echo Park hipster’s soul. It brings together unique brews and fine, modest wines as well as a small selection of simple finger foods. Yet the real draw here are the stacks and stacks of old records, blasted gleefully by the staff at full volume in this cozy, soul-warming joint.
On weekends, El Prado is brightened up with scores of neighborhood patrons, who come here for the company of fellow scenesters and end up staying late for the very same reason. With dim lighting, a lacquered-wood interior and its jovial vibe, this spot is a go-to point for great conversation and the sweet, crackling sound of music spinning as it should.