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Los Angeles — By Abbie Mood on December 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Best of Los Angeles 2009 – Unique Places

Adapted from the Best of Los Angeles results on Citysearch, which is based on votes from millions of people, this is not your typical “Best of 2009″ list!

2009

Best Tattoo Parlor: Studio City Tattoo in Studio City (map)

You can definitely trust that Studio City Tattoo is a clean establishment, as all tattoers are Cal-O.S.H.A. certified, and bloodbourne pathogen trained.  And how can you go wrong with a pirate theme?  Also, the best place in Los Angeles for a piercing.

Best Sports Massage: Heaven Massage and Wellness Center in Sherman Oaks (map)

Besides sports massages, try a Thai massage, Swedish massage, or Shiatsu massage!

Best Organic Food: Josie in Santa Monica (map)

Mediterranean influenced American dishes with food from local farmer’s markets.  Definitely not a fast food cafe!

Best Burrito: Holy Guacamole in Santa Monica (map)

You usually can’t go wrong with a taco cart, either!

Best Wine Store: Venokado in West Hollywood (map)

Besides selling small-production wines, Venokado prides itself on creating wine baskets and other wine-related gifts.

Best Mud Baths: Serene Haven in Sherman Oaks (map)

Check out their holiday specials – 30% off haircare and 20% off skincare!

Best Dance Studio: Swerve in West Hollywood (map)

Not your typical dance studio with classes such as “yoga booty ballet” and “world beat tone and stretch”.

Best Karaoke: Backstage Bar & Grill in Culver City (map)

This (best of Los Angeles) dive bar also has a mean margarita and a popular happy hour – an all-around good time!

Expect to see many of them on the list next year, too!

Photo Credit: Flickr

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