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'Perched' atop the 13-story tall Pershing Square Building, is a gem of a French bistro, that's hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the historic square. The splendid alfresco setup accentuated by a couple of fireplaces and fire pits, sets you up for what's in store in the kitchen. The connoisseur behind the kitchen walls, Chef Shawn Davis promises to take your dining experience to a different level by serving delicious classic French cuisine touched by his signature style. The regular French delicacies like Ahi Tuna Tartar and Classic Caesar Salad are dished out with flair, and so are the traditional dishes like Bouillabaisse and Duck Confit. In the end, a glass of Armagnac or Calvados from its bar, is enough to round off a fine dining experience. The bistro is also a perfect spot to relax in the lounge area and enjoy the live gigs and cabaret performances which are held here throughout the week. With a location that matches the best in the city, Perch is a perfect place to dine with your loved ones. Call or visit their website to book a table.
Gaming arcades were a fad from the 1960s through the 1990s and are now considered to be more like vintage collectibles. Now, two downtown residents in LA have thrown open the doors of a bar and a gaming arcade for adults to relive their childhood memories. The Eighty Two bar in Los Angeles has an array of classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Centipede, Pinball and other such classics. You can enjoy your games with the drinks they serve. Their bar features craft cocktails and draft beers. This place has an airy arcade area and a large outdoor seating area. The atmosphere gets lighter in the evenings with DJs that play a groovy mix of songs. Although technology has advanced, there's nothing like old school arcade machines with coin slots. So come in and get gaming!
Sitting pretty atop The Standard Hotel in downtown LA is the trendy Rooftop Bar. This hip establishment has an atmosphere of luxury and sophistication, including a heated pool, vibrant Astro Turf lounge area, a well-stocked bar and an outdoor fireplace. Indulge in delicious inventive concoctions, chat with friends in the lounge around, then let your hair down and dance to the DJ's brilliant line up. Most of all, take the time to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
This exclusive bar requires a membership, but before you jump ship, know that it's a measly USD20 a year to gain access, which is the equivalent of a club cover charge for just one night in Los Angeles! The interior is dimly lit and the gorgeous bar is adorned with fruits, spirits, spices and herbs, thereby giving you a description of the ingredients that make the potent rum-infused cocktails. Caña boasts of over 100 rums, and each variety has an unique character as these are small-batch liqueurs. Their mixologists are friendly and they do not forget to add the much deserved drama to your drinks. Apart from the strong rum collection, the gorgeous outdoor seating is Caña's another unique proposition, here in the warmth of a fireplace and cane seating spaces patrons can easily get oblivious to the outside world.
This maze-like Bavarian bar and restaurant is a find you will not forget. How it got here is beside the point; it has practically become an historic treasure. Sample one of the great German beers and do not forget to try the amazing food. The Bratwurst, in particular, is worth a repeat visit. If you are meeting friends, make sure you know in which room to venture in to for it is quite likely for one to get lost here.
Located on the main drag of Atwater Village, The Griffin offers by far the classiest atmosphere and most elegant layout without the upscale pricing or snooty service. The candlelit interior, featuring a genuine fireplace, offers plush ottoman seating and squat round tables. The outdoor area is enclosed behind an attractive wrought iron fence adorned with signature griffin heraldics. The patio is generously equipped with heating lamps, counter space that runs the entire length of the patio and a few tables. Arrive early in the evening, snag an outdoor table and enjoy an aperitif or two in this vaguely medieval setting. And, should you feel extra adventurous, go ahead and sample the chocolate beer they sell here, a rightful favorite amongst the regulars.
E.P and L.P. is the perfect place to dine if you are looking to enjoy a lively evening. The E.P. Asian Eating House serves Asian fusion street food like Persimmon Curry and Papaya Salad and the L.P. rooftop bar has one of the best views of the Hollywood Hills and Basin, making it a great place to enjoy a sunset or warm night out while sipping on cocktails and wine. If you are anywhere in the neighborhood, definitely try out E.P and L.P. and order a glass of wine, a sultry snack and relax by the fire pit. The bar also serves brunch during the Summer.
Located in Hotel Erwin, High is one of the most famous lounges in its neighborhood. It is an open-air lounge that overlooks the Pacific Ocean that adds to the breathtaking experience that you are sure to have at High. Come here with a group of friends to enjoy drinks and some lounge food to go with. The drinks menu features brews, wines, liquors, spirits and delicious cocktails that are mixed with whipped cream, baileys, vanilla etc. A few options of munchies to go with are featured and are served in decent portions. Call ahead for further inquiries.