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Best Bars in Los Angeles

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The Edison

A rather upscale venue, The Edison offers a trendy venue to party all night. With foot-tapping music, chilled beverages and live bands, it ensures complete entertainment. Aptly named, for it is located inside a former power plant, it sports remnants of the Industrial Gothic age in its decor, that transports one to that era. A local hangout place, tourists are also seen partying hard and enjoying the vibe. It is best reserve a table and dress as per the stated dress code.

108 West 2nd Street, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90012
The Varnish

The Varnish is a hidden gem located in downtown Los Angeles. Tucked away behind an unmarked door inside the historic Cole's bar, The Varnish is a speakeasy-style bar that exudes charm and sophistication. It is renowned for its expertly crafted cocktails and intimate ambiance. The bar specializes in classic and vintage-inspired drinks, prepared with precision and care by their talented mixologists. The dimly lit space and vintage decor create a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere, transporting you back in time. The tempting menu at Varnish combines timeless favorites and unique creations, using high-quality spirits and fresh ingredients that will surely bring a smile to your face.

118 East Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90014
The Falls

As soon as you step into The Falls’ cozy atmosphere, the intimate charm of the place will make you feel right at home. The lovely wooden log-covered walls and the unique chandelier hanging over the bar add to the appeal of this watering hole. Order from the delicious list of cocktails, The Falls Frost or The Wildling maybe, to help you relax and enjoy the peppy music brought to you by the talented DJs or the lively bands. With an amazing lineup of hot DJs, disco parties and eclectic beats there is never a dull night at The Falls.

626 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90014
Seven Grand

Seven Grand is a renowned whiskey bar located on West 7th Street. Seven Grand is dedicated to the appreciation of whiskey and offers an extensive collection of premium whiskeys from around the world. The bar features a rustic and cozy ambiance with a classic and timeless decor, creating a sophisticated yet approachable atmosphere. Along with its impressive whiskey selection, Seven Grand also serves handcrafted cocktails and hosts regular whiskey tastings and educational events. Seven Grand is a must-visit destination whether you're a whiskey connoisseur or just looking to enjoy a quality drink in a stylish setting.

515 West 7th Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90014
Thirsty Crow

Here finally is a no-nonsense bar-lounge in Silver Lake with just enough nostalgic class to set it apart from a teeny bopper/scenester hangout, without making it exclusive, elitist or overdone by any means. The place has an air of a good old speakeasy, bedecked with mahogany, smoky mirrors, snug leather booths, and a jukebox. It is frequented by older hipsters and artists and musicians of all ages, popular and well-attended throughout the week. The quality and variety of classical drinks are somewhat of a matter of pride with Thirsty Crow, whose bartenders deftly serve Mint Juleps, Old Fashioned, Manhattans and Gimlets mixed to perfection, strong and smooth. The prices are refreshingly trim, encouraging patrons to go back for seconds time and again.

2939 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90026
R Bar

R Bar is one of LA's favorite speakeasy-style bars, complete with password entry which you will find on their social media handles. If you're looking for a covert night out with karaoke fun as well, get dressed up and head to Koreatown. The excellent bartenders mix up delectable cocktails and pour a great selection of craft beers, making it perfect for anyone's taste. Come here to chill in the laidback ambiance with good vibes, pick a few songs on the jukebox and settle in for a fun time.

3331 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90005
4100 Bar

Located in the area known as Sunset Junction, between Silver Lake and Hollywood, 4100 Bar has become an integral part of east-sider nightlife. An apt place for the hipster, it attracts an eclectic crowd. With a red oblong bar in the middle of a spacious room and tables covered in intricate dragon patterns, the entire space adds to loquaciousness while a giant Buddha statue towers above and watches all.

1087 Manzanita Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90029

Owned and run by the celebrated Ray Buhen, popularly known among the masses as the bartender to the stars, Tiki-Ti is a historic and eccentric bar. The moment one steps in, patrons are greeted with a mélange of bright and vibrant artifacts. The ambiance sets the mood for the gala time that is assured here. The Hawaiian getaway is popular for the assortment of cocktails served here. In addition to the heady tropical drinks, patrons can also savor the scrumptious Philly Rolls, which have many locals returning time and again.

4427 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90027
La Descarga

One of East Hollywood’s best-kept secrets, La Descarga, is a sultry bar and lounge immersed in Cuban themes, cigars, and spirits. Once you pass through the discreet entrance and descend the spiral staircase, you are transported into a Havana club, complete with dapper bartenders crafting the finest rum cocktails in town. There’s also a designated cigar area, where patrons leisurely lounge with Cuban cigars into the early hours of the morning. It's important to note that the club can become incredibly crowded on certain nights. Therefore, if you're visiting with a group during peak times, you might want to consider opting for bottle service.

1159 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90039
Library Alehouse

With a whopping collection of 29 craft beers on tap and even more beers by the bottle, the Library Alehouse is the perfect place to go to if you want a drink. True to its name, the Library Alehouse is like a library for booze, providing an impressive collection of labels from all around the world, though a large portion of the selection is from the West Coast. Pair your drink with their tasty New American cuisine. For a snack, pick a dish from "Light Reading" or if you want a hearty meal try ordering from the "Collection Works." The Library Alehouse's decor has an old world charm, but the real treat is the patio outside where you can dine and enjoy the sunshine.

2911 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States, 90405
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