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BBQs, Fireworks and an Open S’Mores Bar

Come Sunday, fireworks shall rain down upon us from above. Everybody knows that. But the chosen few will be consuming delicious barbecue, s’mores, dollar beers and the occasional explosive martini while it all goes down. Good news: you have been chosen.

UD - High’s Rooftop Blowout(s) on Venice Beach

High’s Rooftop Blowout(s) on Venice Beach

If you’re braving the shoreline pandemonium for the holiday, it should probably be for a rooftop afternoon of endless burgers, hot dogs, watermelon and mac and cheese—and for dessert, a s’mores bar. The evening do-over includes all that, plus something about fireworks.

UD - Explosive Drinks at Takami

Explosive Drinks at Takami

The views of various fireworks displays will be pretty striking from your balcony table downtown at Takami, 21 levels up—and the restaurant will also be serving Firecracker Cocktails, which involve muddled berries… and Pop Rocks poured in tableside. Fireworks: now in your glass.

July 4, $12, Takami, 811 Wilshire Blvd, Penthouse Level, Downtown, 213-236-9600

UD - Pool by the Pool at the Roosevelt

Pool by the Pool at the Roosevelt

Because every pool party should have a pool table, the Roosevelt is dutifully hauling one out for their three-day bash—and ten bucks gets you a burger, dog or chicken with potato salad and grilled corn on the cob. If you’re there on the Fourth, meet up beforehand at 25 Degrees inside the hotel—they’ll have $1 beers (with meal purchase) all day.

UD - Cinefamily’s BBQ and Movie Marathon

Cinefamily’s BBQ and Movie Marathon

Bring your own meat for the grill out behind the Silent Movie Theatre. (Might want to bring your own flask too.) Whenever you like, stroll inside for a marathon of onscreen patriotism including a rare Willie Nelson concert doc from July 4, 1977, and a heartwarming slasher film called Uncle Sam.

UD - Burger and Beer Special at Burger Kitchen

Burger and Beer Special at Burger Kitchen

To properly celebrate a day of national importance—the Fourth, sure, but also the day Pat LaFrieda beef came to our city—Burger Kitchen will be offering its new signature masterpiece, The Natural, for $19 instead of $29 this weekend. And all 10 beers on tap will be marked down to four bucks. Your burger, ’tis of thee…

July 2-5, Burger Kitchen, 8048 W. Third St (at Crescent Heights), 323-944-0503

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