Seven Grand is a local favorite Irish Whiskey Bar, set in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It is the perfect place for some after work social interaction. The bar's familiar atmosphere is created by pool tables and dim lights. Enjoy sampling one of the many available whiskey brands while listening to live music with friends.
The Los Angeles Stock Exchange building was re-modeled and now holds rocking nightclubs and upscale bars. This nightclub gets its name from the building where it's housed. It is hard to find foot space here if you decide to haunt this place later in the evening, as it's always crowded. Top of the line sound systems and glaring lights make for a cool nightclub atmosphere. Live music and the young, hip crowd are just energetic enough to set you tapping your feet.
Flickering candles, mysterious pink curtains and subdued lighting welcome you into the Abbey in West Hollywood. This popular bar, lounge and restaurant offers you not only a mixed range of appetizers and entrees, but also yummy drinks like chocolate and watermelon martinis. Enjoy the cool vibe of the lounge on the terrace or the kitschy atmosphere indoors. At night, the Abbey is a well known gay bar and welcomes everyone regardless of whether they are gay or straight. So come and visit and dance the night away!
The Bruery operates from the heart of Placentia, offering locally made craft beer that plays with the conventions of Belgian brewing. Started by brothers Patrick and Michael Rue, Bruery is the end result of a passion for home brewing and a love of experimentation. Several exotic ingredients form the basis for these innovative brews, fresh picked lavender and Thai basil making appearances in otherwise conventional ales. To further this quality, Bruery ensures that its brews are never filtered or pasteurize, retaining every ounce of their original character. The Bruery's unique flavors and passionate ethos make it a worthwhile stop during tasting hours.
The special magic and charm of tiki bars and the magic of Disney come together at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the iconic Disneyland Hotel. This delightful themed bar near the pool area of the hotel is based on the classic Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride. From the Hawaiian shirt clad bartenders to the Disneyfied tiki decor, there is fun in every part of this bar. As soon as you order your drink, a bit of Disney magic kicks in with all the bells and whistles-literally. In addition to the surprisingly strong drinks for Disney, Trader Sam's also serves up a menu of contemporary, internationally-inspired appetizers and a few burgers and sandwiches. For adults who are looking to escape the crowds of strollers for a little while, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is a welcome retreat.
If you're looking to get a little country, check out InCahoots Fullerton. InCahoots is Southern California's premiere Country & Western dance club, with themed events on open nights. Tuesdays are Country Rockin' Tuesdays with drink and taco specials and karaoke. On Wednesdays, check out Redneck Wednesdays which features live entertainment, drink specials and a mechanical bull. On Fridays, come in for weekend fun with drink specials and special entertainment. Every night at InCahoots features line dancing and other dancing lessons as well. Check the website for dress code.
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.
The Blue Whale venue opens their doors from Mondays through Saturdays from 8p onwards.
The New Jalisco Bar is a cross between a dive bar and a nightclub, catering mainly to the LGBTQ community. The dim lit interiors are home to a myriad of sights and sounds, from DJ spinning great tracks to drag shows which are held certain days of the week. Sit back with a nice cold beer or a cocktail and enjoy the spectacle on offer. It is also a fantastic place to meet locals belonging to the LGBTQ community and learn about their life in the city of angels.
The Lash boasts of a designer space with ultra-modern interiors for clubbing, dancing and drinking. Its exterior and interior architecture emphasize on unfinished surfaces and geometrical patterns such as cubes and stripes. Its outer wall is painted in asymmetrical patterns of black and white stripes running in multiple directions. The interior rooms have plain pink, black or white brick arrangements, rectangular and triangular wooden seats and textured columns. Conceptualized by Ross O'Carroll, a musician, this club is replete with DJ nights, parties and theme nights. Check their website for the detailed event schedule.
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!
This hot downtown bar is modeled after a speakeasy, with the entrance behind a secret door in Cole's restaurant. Order a cocktail or ask the mixologists at the bar to fix you something with your favorite alcohol or flavors. The bar gets crowded, especially on weekends, so it's best not to come with a large group if you're looking to find a table. Drink prices are somewhat high but so is the alcohol's quality. Great for a nice little cocktail and some Prohibition-era ambiance, complete with live piano music.