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Get to Know The PBLA Neighborhood

As you may know, here at Point Blank we have schools spanning the globe. We’ve made our mark in London, Ibiza, Mumbai, Los Angeles and soon to be China. When joining a new school it’s always useful to know what’s in the area. Whether it’s grabbing some food, coffee or shopping, locating the nearby hotspots is a must to enhance your experience. Luckily for you here at Point Blank, we’ve got you covered.

Today we aim our focus at our Los Angeles institution. Situated in Silver Lake at the Mack Sennett Studios our PBLA site is a hub for thriving, talented music enthusiasts. The area is best known for its restaurants and hipster hangouts and is crammed with great places to eat, drink and more.

Restaurants and Fast Food

As a student, food is likely to be an important part of your day. The area has plenty to offer in this case including a variety of both restaurants and fast food joints. If you’re in the mood for noodles why not check out Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle. It’s praised for its beautiful decor and wall art as well as its great service and friendly staff. It gets busy in the evenings so dependent on your preference you can plan ahead. For those of you who are Vegan, have no fear, PBLA is situated in walking distance of My Vegan Gold – a hip dairy and meat-free hotspot with an Asian twist. Love Pizza? Listen up. there is a by-the-slice New York-style late-night haven for you and your friends to check out after a long day in the studio. It’s called Garage Pizza and is a must for your greasy, cheesy needs.

As fast food restaurants go they are usually the same everywhere but if you need to grab something quick in the area your choices include McDonald’s, Del Taco, Wendy’s and more.


When there is work to do coffee is usually not far away. Fortunately, the Mack Sennett studios are surrounded by great places to visit. Dinosaur coffee has been praised by those who have visited citing its beautiful space, friendly baristas and great vibe as a reason to return. If you’re after a Californian twist on breakfast, lunch and dinner we suggest you check out Sunset Junction Coffee Shop. This place is perfect for a quick bite and prides itself on warm and friendly service.

Everything Else

In addition to the number of places to eat, the area also has some other useful attractions to check out. There are plenty of places to do your grocery shopping such as Vons and If you feel in the mood to watch a show the historic Vista Theatre has been open since 1923 and is best known for its Egyptian decor, massive screen and lots of legroom. Want to break a sweat on your lunch break? You can always head down to Y7 Yoga Studio for a class.

You can find a list of local venues and amenities below and see more details about how to find Point Blank in LA here.


My Vegan Gold (4319 W Sunset Blvd)
Agra Indian Cuisine (4325 Sunset Blvd)
The Kitchen Restaurant (4348 Fountain Ave)
Blossom Vietnamese Restaurant
Malo Mexican Restaurant (4326 W Sunset Blvd)
Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle Thai (4356 Fountain Ave)
India’s Restaurant (4366 Fountain Ave)
Homestate (4624 Hollywood Blvd)
We Have Noodles (3827 W Sunset Blvd Suite C)
Forage (3823 W Sunset Blvd)
Ramen Bangaichi (4339 Sunset Blvd)
Jay’s Bar (4321 W Sunset Blvd)

Fast Food

McDonald’s (4348 Sunset Blvd)
Del Taco (4376 Sunset Blvd)
El Pollo Loco (3925 Sunset Blvd)
Garage Pizza (4339 Sunset Blvd)


Dinosaur Coffee (4334 Sunset Blvd)
La Colombe Coffee Roasters (3900 Sunset Blvd)
Intelligentsia Coffee (3922 Sunset Blvd)
Vita Coffee (4459W Sunset Blvd)
Sunset Junction Coffee Shop (3916 West Sunset Blvd)


Express Mart (4323 Sunset Blvd)
Y7 Yoga (4300 Sunset Blvd)
Valvoline Instant Oil Change (4359 Sunset  Blvd)
Vons (4520 Sunset Blvd) (3607 Sunset Blvd)
Vista Theatre (4473 Sunset Dr)

During the rest of the year, we have a special Point Blank Los Angeles Event Series to look forward to. The events will feature workshops, masterclasses, course samplers and more and are free to attend when you RSVP here.

If you’d like to know more about our school in Los Angeles, you can check out all the courses offered here. If you’d like to ask a question or talk to an advisor about the events or any of our courses, please contact us on 323 282 7660.

As we previously mentioned we provide courses all around the world, with schools in  LondonIbizaMumbai, and soon to be China, so don’t worry if LA isn’t a viable option for you.

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Editor’s Note: This is an old article and things have moved on considerably since the original publication date 🙂

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