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10 Reasons Why L.A. is the 'Coolest City on the Planet,' According to GQ Magazine

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It's no surprise we at LAist love this city. And we know we're not the only ones. Now you can add GQ magazine to the list of lovers because in their September issue, they will name Los Angeles the "Coolest City on Planet."

Thankfully, the reasons given are not too cheesy. For example, reason two is downtown nightlife impresario Cedd Moses and his empire of bars ("Try Las Perlas for tequila, Seven Grand for whiskey, and Caña for rum," they say). And reason number nine:

Tucked into a cluster of worthy vintage shops in Los Feliz is Confederacy, one of the coolest boutiques for new designers in America. Go for the of-the-moment selection of labels like Shipley & Halmos, Rag & Bone, and Band of Outsiders.

Other reasons given are Bottega Louie in downtown, rooftop bar High at the Hotel Erwin in Venice, Umami Burger, Griffith Park, Venice Beach, Little Tokyo (Daikokuya, Rif L.A. and Lazy Ox Canteen are called out), MOCA's Jeffrey Deitch (the former New Yorker calls the city "one of the most dynamic art communities in the world"), and The Charlie hotel. The full list can be seen here.

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In the print version of the magazine -- it will hit newsstands on August 24th -- is the "Man's Guide to L.A." (after all, this is Gentelmen's Quarterly), which focuses on Venice, Los Feliz, Silver Lake/Echo Park and downtown.