In Los Angeles, most burger joints play in the minor leagues. When you’re ready to bat in the big show, rally your team and bring them over to The Counter in Hollywood. This hot spot boasts a large patio overlooking Sunset, perfect for a group outing, with some bonus people-watching on the boulevard. Start with a great microbrew like Allagash White or Drake’s 1500 Pale Ale, or think outside the batter’s box and go with a beer float—a draft stout topped with a scoop of vanilla. Share stories with your pals as you share orders of shoestring fries and crispy onion rings, dipped in favorite sauces like country buttermilk ranch or horseradish aioli. Ready for that major league burger? It’s time to build your hall-of-famer. Lick your lips as you choose between hormone-free beef, organic bison, all-natural turkey, or even chicken. With myriad toppings and over a dozen cheeses, the possibilities are endless. Smile with your crew as you sink your teeth into a one-of-a-kind burger topped with gruyère, caramelized onion marmalade, and a fried egg. Grill your buddies for intel on their burgers so you can compare notes. You’ll want ideas for your next trip back here, and you know it won’t be long.